Our church youth group came up with a unique way to raise funds for a weekend retreat they were planning.
They sold “Pink Flamingo Insurance” policies to the congregation to supply “protection” from their sods being covered with tacky plastic pink flamingo grass ornaments. Those who failed to purchase the coverage would wake up one morning with a grass full of pink flamingos that could be removed by paying a small donation to the cause. One twist in the plot was that someone could arrange for a neighbor’s home to be “flocked” as part of a practical joke. Fortunately, the youth minister had alerted the police department about the unregular activity in case someone became irate at the plastic birds scattered on their front sod. The event was a big success, & the kids were able to pay for the retreat with cash left over for more activities; Even more pleased were the insurance salespeople in the congregation as the awareness of insurance was elevated. Another ecstatic group was the town’s Heating & Air Conditioning companies. When the homeowners replaced their policies, they l received that their central Heating & Air Conditioning units were covered for natural events prefer fires or a falling tree limb, however not for breakdowns even in perfectly diagnosed units. Heating & Air Conditioning units & other appliances could be covered by unit breakdown coverage however that would not cover normal wear & tear. Sales of extended warranties & Heating & Air Conditioning service plans skyrocketed in town as people scrambled to assure that their homes would be cool & comfortable as the summer time approached. Those pink flamingos also served as a reminder to people to schedule their Heating & Air Conditioning cleaning & service service. That alone kept all the qualified Heating & Air Conditioning specialists working overtime for numerous weeks.