I am in total denial about it being Christmas in three days. And we’re hosting it, as always. I have yet to buy food and most of my presents. How about you? One thing I’m not procrastinating about, though, is sending you some ideas to start your week. Enjoy this edition and send your feedback directly to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you and 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 Follow me on Twitter: @kathyadvantages
Chalk It Up The Pitch: Trade show season will soon be underway (look for me at ASI Orlando) and this is a cool idea from ID Line (asi/59080). Blackboard badges can be written on with chalk and reused. These are fun for conventions, bars and restaurants and more. Pricing starts at: 50; $4.55-C. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1wWjM0P. The Bottom Line: You name it.
Bag It The Pitch:Yesterday was the first day of winter, yes, but it was also (in my mind) one day closer to summer. No matter what time of year, this is always a great idea for travel-related promos.The Towel Bag from Limelight USA (asi/67557) is a full-color, large beach towel that folds into its own, attached tote bag. Suggest it also for incentive trips, room gifts and vacation real estate programs. For pricing and other info, click here: http://bit.ly/1AQAfD2. The Bottom Line: Beachy business.
Sunny Days The Pitch:Like I said above, we are one day closer to summer. You don’t have to wait until then though to sell the lip balm (SPF 15) and sunscreen (SPF 30) in one from Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125). Pitch it for ski lodges and other winter destinations and, of course, golf- and fishing-related initiatives. Pricing starts at: 250; $1.73-C. For other info, click here: http://bit.ly/1zp2efO. The Bottom Line: Protect and serve.
A-Peeling The Pitch: There will be a lot of potato and carrot peeling this week at the Huston house and you can never have too many veggie peelers, in my opinion: 1. Because, hopefully you have helpers and 2. Because I’m always losing my peelers. AP Specialties (asi/30208) offers a plastic veggie peeler with a swivel head, which would fit with any food-related promotion. Think produce stands, farm markets, culinary schools, grocery stores and more. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1xEuzya. The Bottom Line: Foodie fave.
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