Fun and Easy Promotions – Get People in the Door

Do you dare to be different? Need to spice up your marketing? Need new patients? Need patients to come back? Why not try some fun and easy promotions. The objective- to get new patients and increase your Talk Factor! Give patients a reason to come in, whether by a special sale, trunk show or even free blood pressure test. Make it fun and interactive- think about partnering up with some of your friends to offer services or products that they normally wouldn’t get in your office.

I have listed Federal holidays along with fun and wacky holidays that you can build a marketing plan around.


  • Elvis Presley Birthday (Jan. 12)
  • Martin Luther King Birthday- 3 day special
  • National Nothing Day
  • Religious Freedom Day
  • Kid Inventor Day
  • Anniversary- PGA of America
  • Benjamin Franklin Birthday (Jan. 17th) he invented the bifocal-
  • Pooh Day- Jan 18th- Good for a Kids day 


  • Valentines Day- All Red/Pink frames special
  • President Day Promotions
  • Mardi Gras
American Heart MonthFebruary
Marfan Syndrome Awareness MonthFebruary
National Time Management MonthFebruary
Library Lovers MonthFebruary
Plant The Seeds Of Greatness MonthFebruary
National Weddings MonthFebruary
National Parent Leadership MonthFebruary
National Youth Leadership MonthFebruary
Marfan Syndrome Awareness MonthFebruary
Women’s Heart Health WeekFebruary 1-7
National Patient Recognition WeekFebruary 1-7
Groundhog DayFebruary 2
World Marriage Day


  • First Day of Spring
American Red Cross MonthMarch
Steroid Abuse Prevention MonthMarch
Irish American Heritage MonthMarch
National Women’s History MonthMarch
Poison Prevention Awareness MonthMarch
National Ethics Awareness MonthMarch
National Umbrella MonthMarch
National Optimism MonthMarch
National Athletic Training MonthMarch
National Nutrition MonthMarch
National Children’s Craft DayMarch
National Eye Donor MonthMarch
Return The Borrowed Books WeekMarch 1-7
National Sleep Awareness WeekMarch 3-9
International Women’s DayMarch 8
National Girl Scout WeekMarch 8-14
PurimMarch 10
St. Patrick’s DayMarch 17
World TB DayMarch 24


  • Spring into Sun- Sunglass promotion
  • Arbor Day
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Passover
  • Secretaries Day
National Oral Health MonthApril
March for BabiesApril
National Occupational Therapy MonthApril
National Child Abuse Prevention MonthApril
Stress Awareness MonthApril
Alcohol Awareness MonthApril
Jazz Appreciation MonthApril
National Car Care MonthApril
April Fools DayApril 1
National D.A.R.E. DayApril 8
EasterApril 12
Consumer Awareness WeekApril 15-19
World Hemophilia DayApril 17
Earth DayApril 22
Administrative Professionals WeekApril 19-25
Administrative Professionals DayApril 25
National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness WeekApril 27-May 3


  • Mothers Day
  • Memorial Day
National Cancer Research MonthMay
Lou Gehrigs Disease Awareness MonthMay
National ALS Awareness MonthMay
National Arthritis MonthMay
Heal The Children MonthMay
Tay-Sachs And Canavan Diseases Awareness MonthMay
Meditation MonthMay
National Stroke Awareness MonthMay
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness MonthMay
Bicycle Safety MonthMay
Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthMay
High Blood Pressure Education MonthMay
Clean Air MonthMay
National Foster Care MonthMay
Get Caught Reading MonthMay
National Teen Self-Esteem MonthMay
National Neurofibromatosis Awareness MonthMay
Family Wellness MonthMay
Mental Health MonthMay
Haitian Heritage MonthMay
National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthMay
Older Americans MonthMay
International Multiple Sclerosis MonthMay
Osteoporosis Prevention MonthMay
Better Hearing and Speech MonthMay
Hepatitis Awareness MonthMay
Loyalty DayMay 1
School Principals DayMay 1
Join Hands DayMay 2
National SAFE Kids WeekMay 2-9
Be Kind to Animals WeekMay 3-9
National Pet WeekMay 3-9
National Charter Schools WeekMay 3-9
Goodwill Industries WeekMay 3-9
Reading Is Fun WeekMay 3-9
Brain Tumor Action WeekMay 3-9
Teacher Appreciation WeekMay 3-9
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation WeekMay 4-8
Public Service Recognition WeekMay 4-10
Cinco De MayoMay 5
Teacher Appreciation DayMay 5
Nurses DayMay 6
National School Nurse DayMay 6
National Nurses WeekMay 6-12
National Student Nurses DayMay 8
World Red Cross DayMay 8
Child Care Provider DayMay 8
National Tourism WeekMay 9-17
National Hospital and Healthcare WeekMay 10-16
Mother’s DayMay 10
National Nursing Home WeekMay 10-16
National Police WeekMay 10-16
National Women’s Health WeekMay 10-16
National Stuttering Awareness WeekMay 10-16
National Family MonthMay 10-June 21
Salvation Army WeekMay 11-17
National Transportation WeekMay 11-17
International Nurses DayMay 12
National Safe Boating WeekMay 16-22
National Running & Fitness WeekMay 17-23
National EMS WeekMay 17-23
National Employee Health and Fitness DayMay 20
Memorial DayMay 25
National Senior Health FitnessMay 27
World No Tobacco DayMay 31


Gay and Lesbian Pride MonthJune
National Safety MonthJune
Great Outdoors MonthJune
Effective Communications MonthJune
International Men’s MonthJune
Perennial Gardening MonthJune
National Aphasia Awareness MonthJune
National Candy MonthJune
National Rivers MonthJune
Sports America Kids MonthJune
National Rose MonthJune
Professional Wellness MonthJune
Cancer from the Sun MonthJune
Children’s Awareness MonthJune
Dairy MonthJune
International Childhood Cancer Campaign MonthJune
Rebuild Your Life MonthJune
National Student Safety MonthJune
Vision Research MonthJune
National Sun Safety WeekJune 1-7
National Business Etiquette WeekJune 1-7
World Environment DayJune 5
Take a Kid Fishing WeekendJune 5-7
National Headache Awareness WeekJune 7-13
National Automotive Service Professionals WeekJune 8-14
Families In Business WeekJune 10-14
National Nursing Assistants WeekJune 11-18
Flag DayJune 14
National Flag WeekJune 14-20
National Healthcare Risk Management WeekJune 15-19
National Men’s Health WeekJune 15-21
Father’s DayJune 21
National Prostate Cancer Awareness DayJune 21
Appreciate Your Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Professionals WeekJune 21-28


Social Wellness MonthJuly
Mental Illness Awareness MonthJuly
National Cell Phone Courtesy MonthJuly
National Recreation and Parks MonthJuly
Purposeful Parenting MonthJuly
Family Reunion MonthJuly
Herbal & Prescription Awareness MonthJuly
National Culinary Arts MonthJuly
National Grilling MonthJuly
National Make a Difference to Children MonthJuly
4th of JulyJuly 4
National Therapeutic Recreation WeekJuly 12-18
Parents DayJuly 26


  • Back to School Special
National Immunization Awareness MonthAugust
Children’s Eye Health and Safety MonthAugust
National Women’s MonthAugust
Beach MonthAugust
National Parks MonthAugust
Cataract Awareness MonthAugust
Happiness Happens MonthAugust
Neurosurgery Outreach MonthAugust
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness MonthAugust
American Coast Guard DayAugust 4
National Night OutAugust 4
Thanks For All The Gifts WeekAugust 12-19
International Youth DayAugust 12
Little League Baseball World SeriesAugust 21-30
Women’s Equality DayAugust 26
Be Kind to Humankind WeekAugust 25-31


National Preparedness MonthSeptember
National Cholesterol Education MonthSeptember
Baby Safety MonthSeptember
Be Kind To Editors and Writers MonthSeptember
National Skin Care Awareness MonthSeptember
National Campus Safety MonthSeptember
Healthy Aging MonthSeptember
National Food Safety Education MonthSeptember
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness MonthSeptember
College Savings MonthSeptember
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder MonthSeptember
Vegan MonthSeptember
5-A-Day MonthSeptember
National Infant Mortality Awareness MonthSeptember
Labor DaySeptember 1
National Childhood Injury Prevention WeekSeptember 1-7
Improve Your Home Office WeekSeptember 6-10
National Grandparents DaySeptember 7
Healthcare Environmental Services WeekSeptember 7-13
International Literacy DaySeptember 8
International Housekeepers WeekSeptember 8-14
Patriot DaySeptember 11
National Emergency Preparedness WeekSeptember 11-17
Surgical Technologists WeekSeptember 14-20
Substitute Teacher Appreciation WeekSeptember 14-20
Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 15-October 15
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victim’s of Hurricane KatrinaSeptember 16
Sneakers at Work DaySeptember 17
Constitution WeekSeptember 17-23
National Adult Day Services WeekSeptember 20-26
Deaf Awareness WeekSeptember 20-26
Prostate Cancer Awareness WeekSeptember 21-27
Deaf Awareness WeekSeptember 21-27
National Adult Immunization Awareness WeekSeptember 21-27
National Rehabilitation Awareness WeekSeptember 21-27
Banned Books WeekSeptember 27-October 4
SukkotSeptember 27-October 3
World Heart DaySeptember 28
Rosh HashanahSeptember 30-October 1
Mental Illness Awareness WeekSeptember 30-October 6


  • Halloween – Crazy Contact Lens promotion – Trick or Treating at the Office, Costume Contests and more
  • Rosh Hashannah/Yom Yippur
  • Daylight Savings time
  • Columbus Day
National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober
Vegetarian Awareness MonthOctober
Breast Health MonthOctober
Class Reunion MonthOctober
National Dental Hygiene MonthOctober
Family Health MonthOctober
Halloween Safety MonthOctober
National Crime Prevention MonthOctober
National Book MonthOctober
National Reading Group MonthOctober
Gay and Lesbian History MonthOctober
National Orthodontic Health MonthOctober
Head Start Awareness MonthOctober
Diversity Awareness MonthOctober
Better Speech and Hearing MonthOctober
German American Heritage MonthOctober
Polish American Heritage MonthOctober
National Chiropractic MonthOctober
National Animal Safety and Protection MonthOctober
Women’s Small Business MonthOctober
National Physical Therapy MonthOctober
Photographer Appreciation MonthOctober
Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOctober
National Pharmacy MonthOctober
Down Syndrome MonthOctober
Positive Attitude MonthOctober
Christmas Seal CampaignOctober 1-December 31
Last Week To Register To VoteOctober 1-7
World Kindness WeekOctober 1-7
National Healthcare Food Service WeekOctober 2-8
World Space WeekOctober 4-10
Depression Screening DayOctober 11
Emergency Nurses WeekOctober 5-11
Fire Prevention WeekOctober 5-11
Healthcare Resource & Materials Management WeekOctober 5-11
Customer Service WeekOctober 6-12
Physicians Assistant WeekOctober 6-12
Financial Planning WeekOctober 6-12
National Newspaper WeekOctober 6-13
Improve Your Home Office WeekOctober 8-12
Yom KippurOctober 9
Healthcare Central Service & Sterile Processing WeekOctober 12-18
National School Lunch WeekOctober 12-18
National Veterinary Technician WeekOctober 13-19
World Rainforest WeekOctober 13-19
Freedom Of Speech WeekOctober 13-19
International Credit Union WeekOctober 14-20
World Food DayOctober 16
National Boss DayOctober 16
International Infection Prevention WeekOctober 16-20
National Mammography DayOctober 17
YMCA Week Without ViolenceOctober 19-25
Teen Read WeekOctober 19-25
Character Counts WeekOctober 19-25
National Massage WeekOctober 19-25
Kids Care WeekOctober 19-25
National School Bus Safety WeekOctober 19-25
National Respiratory Care WeekOctober 19-25
National Food Bank WeekOctober 21-27
National Health Education WeekOctober 20-24
National Business Women’s WeekOctober 20-24
Medical Assistants’ WeekOctober 20-24
National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering WeekOctober 20-26
America’s Safe Schools WeekOctober 21-27
Red Ribbon WeekOctober 23-31
Make A Difference DayOctober 25
HalloweenOctober 31


Red Ribbon MonthNovember
Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention MonthNovember
Lung Cancer Awareness MonthNovember
American Diabetes MonthNovember
National COPD Awareness MonthNovember
National Hospice MonthNovember
National Novel Writing MonthNovember
National Marrow Awareness MonthNovember
National Family Caregivers MonthNovember
National Inspirational Role Models MonthNovember
National Alzheimer’s Disease MonthNovember
National American Indian Heritage MonthNovember
National Adoption MonthNovember
Aviation History MonthNovember
Family Stories MonthNovember
Prematurity Awareness MonthNovember
Military Family Appreciation MonthNovember
Operation Santa PawsNovember 1-December 21
National Animal Shelter Appreciation WeekNovember 2-8
Radiologic Technology WeekNovember 2-8
Dear Santa Letter WeekNovember 3-7
National Care WeekNovember 5-9
Home Care Aide WeekNovember 9-15
Children’s Book WeekNovember 10-16
Veterans DayNovember 11
Youth Appreciation WeekNovember 12-18
America Recycles DayNovember 15
American Education WeekNovember 16-22
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness WeekNovember 16-22
National Educational Support Personnel DayNovember 19
Great American SmokeoutNovember 20
National Family Volunteer DayNovember 22
National Family WeekNovember 23-29
ThanksgivingNovember 27


  • Flex Benefits
  • Pearl Harbor /Remembrance Day
  • Year End Clearance Sale
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness MonthDecember
AIDS Awareness MonthDecember
Seasonal Depression Awareness MonthDecember
Safe Toys and Gifts MonthDecember
Learn A Foreign Language MonthDecember
National Sign Up For Camp MonthDecember
World Aids DayDecember 1
National Tolerance WeekDecember 1-7
National Aplastic Anemia Awareness WeekDecember 1-7
Human Rights WeekDecember 9-15
PosadasDecember 16-24
ChanukahDecember 22-29
ChristmasDecember 25
KwanzaaDecember 26 – January 1