Let's get this party started, party people! Enjoy this edition. Send your feedback directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Oh, Stop It The Pitch: I carry a wine stopper in my purse. What? You don't? Hey, we usually enjoy a BYOB-type establishment at least once a week, so it comes in handy. In fact there's a new one that just opened, so yippety skippety! Speaking of new ones, Gold Bond Inc. (asi/57653) has a brand-new chrome photo vision wine stopper featuring full-color, high-resolution process printing on two sides. It comes gift packaged in a full-view gift box. Plus, it's on sale, you lucky ducks at: 96; $4.47-R until 9/30. This is a lovely idea for wine shops, vineyards, BYOBs and more. How about a Realtor giving this to new home owners, along with a nice bottle of vino? To see item PVWS, click here: http://www.goldbondinc.com/. The Bottom Line: Save some for later.
Cool Carry-All The Pitch: Yesterday was a dark-and-stormy Sunday summer afternoon, so since the pool was out of the question, I took to the couch to watch the Jersey Shore marathon. Nothing like The Situation, Snooki and Pauly D to make the day fly by. My husband kept asking, "Why are you watching this nonsense," but at dinner he was repeating: "Gym, tan, laundry." All the other crazy kids who have laundry on their to-do lists (think college and back-to-school promos) would appreciate the Fresh-n-Clean-scented nonwoven, drawstring laundry bag from Aakron Rule Corp. (asi/30270). Item #59720 is on sale at: 100; $2.90-R until 8/31. Check it out: http://www.aakronline.com/. The Bottom Line: Take it to the cleaners.
Newsworthy The Pitch: An actual headline today on AOL.com: "Paris Hilton Dons Skimpy Swimsuit." Is that really news? I think it's more like a "DUH!" What is newsworthy, though, is the new wider (1" wide) cuff-like-style silicone wristband from Avaline (asi/37590). These are perfect for many promotions, including team fundraisers, spirit squads, awareness events, parties and more. They are debossed with a one-color colorfill. Pricing starts at: 500; $2.75-R. See item ABWD here: http://www.avaline.com/. The Bottom Line: Show some spirit.
Gone to the Dogs The Pitch: Don't like Fluffy's dog breath?Flexsystems USA Inc. (asi/54597)offers new Woof and Fetch durable, bouncy, mint-scented balls. Think of these for any pet-related promotion: vets, pet stores, pet shows and then some. You can get half off set-up fees on 1,000 pieces or more if you order by July 31, so don't play dead. Email: email@example.com for pricing and other information. The Bottom Line: Bark out orders.
Advantages is bringing over 60 top suppliers to a city near you. Come to the industry's largest and most popular traveling show, the ASI Advantages Roadshow. For a list of cities and dates, visit http://advantagesroadshow.com/. Admission is free for all distributors and salespeople!
Advantages™ Hot Deals is a trademark of the Advertising Specialty Institute. You were sent this newsletter as a benefit of your ASI membership. Copyright 2010, ASI. All Rights Reserved.
If you'd like us to send Advantages Hot Deals FREE to anyone else at your company (or to your off-site sales reps), go to www.asicentral.com/newsletters and complete the online form.