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August 8, 2012
Hello again, email buddies. Are you sick of me yet? Today is my mom-in-law's 80th birthday, so happy birthday, Rosie! (She won't read this; she doesn't even own a computer, but whatever.) Enjoy this festive edition! Send your feedback on this issue directly to me at: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
– Kathy Huston, editor
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In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley showcases a variety of products that are great for education-related promotions. Looking for a unique awareness bracelet? How about a cooler everyone will be talking about? Need an item to help teams and clubs in fundraising efforts? Check out the video.
Click here to watch this new-products episode of The Joe Show.
One thing that's not wacky, for sure, is that your clients (and theirs) would love to receive one of Larry and company's box of treats as a holiday gift. One I like in particular is item #SLB-11, an imported wooden box with sliding lid and thumb pull that's packed with chocolate almonds and jumbo cashews. It's also perfect for retirement gifts and incentive programs. The wooden keepsake will sit atop a desk or dresser long after the goodies are gobbled up (and for me, they'd be gone in two days, tops). Pricing starts at: 24; $26.50-R. Contact the supplier for more info: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: Sweet and salty sales.
Sparkle Plenty The Pitch: Here's a fun idea for any party or festive event. California Tattoos (asi/43530) is offering 50% off custom glitter temporary tattoos until August 31. Use promo code SO79. Think of these for concerts, school fundraisers, sports teams, birthdays, reunions, company picnics and more. Click here: http://www.promotattoos.com/TattooSearch.aspx?keyword=Glitter. The Bottom Line: Take a shine to it.
A Real Cut-Up The Pitch: The 18/0 stainless-steel Knork from Knork Flatware (asi/65408) modifies the age-old fork design to enable a user to both cut and spear the food using only one utensil and one hand. Item #044 comes packaged in a clear plastic tube and would be a great giveaway at parties, tasting events and as a gift-with-purchase. And here's an interesting tidbit: Knork Flatware has been chosen as the exclusive flatware provider for the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, being held tomorrow through the 12th. Wish I could be there! Pricing starts at: 12; $7-Q. Click here: http://www.knork.net/store/flatware/single-knork-180-matte-finish/11/. The Bottom Line: Tubular sensation.
Giddy Up! The Pitch: I had no idea that the oldest Olympian is 71! Wow. He represents Japan in the dressage equestrian competition. And that's not horsin' around. However, if you are looking for a cool product for stables, horse-riding camps, equestrian events or simply horse lovers in general, why not opt for a 2013 wall calendar featuring lovely photos of horses throughout? It's from Norwood Triumph Calendars (asi/92185). Pricing on item #1052 starts at: 100; $3.31-R. Check it out: http://www.norwood.com/product/1052/Horses/. The Bottom Line: Pin-up potential.