Mar 10, 2008
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By Anne Holland, Content Director
This is a huge pet peeve of mine. If you are a copywriter writing a dollars off offer, do not omit the cents.
Tacking on cents makes the savings seem bigger. Take a look:
(a) Save $100
(b) Save $100.00
Which would you go for?
Obviously, when youíre talking about what something will cost, generally you should do the reverse and omit the cents. (Unless the price is so low that the retailer in question needs those cents to turn a reasonable profit, in which case test it.)
Adding cents to savings may seem like nitpicking -- but itís those little nitpicky copy tweaks that can sometimes make the difference between an OK response rate and a great response rate.
Got any copywriting pet peeves of your own that you wish marketers would stop doing? Post them below and help me educate the world. :-)