You’re halfway through the week everyone. Congratulations! Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? I’m proud to say I stayed awake for the whole thing, but I’m not proud to report I did not win our office pool (kudos to Dave Vagnoni). Having seen only Sex and the City and Mamma Mia this movie season, I suppose that
was to be expected (even though Dave insists he has only seen Wall-E). At any rate, I enjoyed the spectacle of it all. Enjoy this spectacle, too, and send your feedback directly to: 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.
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Drug Czar The Pitch: We held my dad’s 70th surprise birthday dinner this past Saturday and if there’s one thing people his age are happy to get for free (besides a meal), it’s a pill holder. For real, you might think you’re in the Valley of the Dolls down there in their 55-plus development. BayState (asi/38980) has just what the doctor ordered. Item H792 is a pill tray/organizer that holds seven day’s worth of meds for morning, noon, eve and bedtime. Pricing starts at: Qty.-100; list price-$6.30; price code-P. Check it out at: www.baystate.com. The Bottom Line: All together now.
Thanks a Bunch The Pitch: Last night, President Obama called for a renewed spirit of national service. And volunteers are all around us; from the PTO parent to your kid’s little league coach to the volunteer fire fighter to the Peace Corps rep. Help recognize their efforts large and small. Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19-25. The Book Company (asi/41010) offers The Heart of a Volunteer hardcover quotation book. Pricing starts at: Qty.-50; list price-$7.95; price code-R. Check it out at: www.thebookco.net. The Bottom Line: Show some appreciation.
Planet Love The Pitch: Earth Day is April 22, so get your green on with the “I (heart) Earth” pin from Bizpins (asi/40595). Item ST-405 starts at: Qty.-25; list price-$3.45; price code-P. I’m sure there will be a number of events you can help with right in your neighborhood. Web address: www.bizpins.com. The Bottom Line: Keen on green.
That’s the Sweet Spot The Pitch: If you are looking for a hot new coffee mug (and who isn’t?), Berney-Karp (asi/40261) offers item #602-8071, its 14-oz. ceramic mug with “sweet-spot handle.” I’m not sure if the sweet spot at the top of the handle is for your thumb or a small treat, but you can check it out at: www.ceramic-source.com. You can also glam it up with a sparkling glitter imprint at $1 (G) extra per piece. Pricing for the regular mug starts at: Qty.-144; list price-$3.99; price code- R. The Bottom Line: Sweet and steamy sales.
Burn, Baby, Burn The Pitch: I am happy to report I have been exercising as I said I would for my New Year’s resolution. Of course, it is almost March and I just began three weeks ago, so it was a slow start (and you never know when I will fall off the wagon again, so don’t get your hopes up). Anyway, a nifty product for people who want to burn calories comes from Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730). Item WHF-DJ01 is a digital jump rope that tracks jumps, calories burned and training time. A replaceable button cell battery is inserted. Pricing starts at: Qty.-50; list price-$7.35; price code-R. Check it out at: www4.arielpremium.com The Bottom Line: Jump on it.
From the ASICentral.com Team With the economy in the throes of recession, we fully expected results to the following ASICentral poll question to lean heavily toward the negative:
How do you expect your 1st Quarter 2009 sales to compare to 1st Quarter 2008?
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