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A rose by any other name … might be a more successful sales pitch

saks saleSaks is offering a free gift card based on how much you spend. Sounds great, and I bet people are talking about it.

But when you think about it, it’s just a 5%-15% discount.

How you phrase an offer makes all the difference in how people respond. Free money sounds exciting. But a discount is hardly news, and it may cheapen a luxury brand like Saks.

To do: Test different offers, language, and presentation until you find the one with the best response.

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