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July 18, 2011
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Mirror, Mirror The Pitch: Every girl needs a cute makeup mirror in her purse for midday touch-ups and whatnot. Perfect Promos Limited (asi/77291) has a double-sided makeup mirror with a heart-shaped plastic shell. Think of this for your salon clients looking for holiday giveaways, and the shape makes it just right for health-related promos too. Pricing starts at: 1,000-88 cents. Click here: www.promosperfect.com. The Bottom Line: Check yourself out.
On Time The Pitch: Anyone can be on time … and by this I mean actually on a watch with Whimsical Watches' (asi/97073) photo watch. Simply send the supplier a photo and they will put it on a unisex silver watch with an Italian leather band. It has Japanese quartz movement and a long-life battery. Wouldn't this be a great concert souvenir, featuring a photo of the singer or band? Or how about a party favor, featuring the person of honor? Pricing starts at: 25; $41.66. For more information specifically on the photo watches, email: email@example.com. Check out all of their offerings here: www.whimsicalwatches.net. The Bottom Line: You oughta be in pictures.
Joe Strummer The Pitch: I like this for concerts, music stores and all types of special events: It's the high-definition guitar-shaped bottle opener from Openers Plus (asi/63073). It comes on a chrome-plated key chain with a heavy-duty split ring. Pricing starts at: 100; $2.94. Check it out here: www.getthetopoff.com. The Bottom Line: Instrumental to sales.
Cool Your Jets The Pitch: Looking for a great idea for sports and awareness events? AM Group Inc. (asi/30192) has a cool (literally) four-color, dye-sublimated wristband that contains nontoxic cooling crystals. The crystals are activated when submersed in water and the wristband rests on a main vein to keep your whole body chilled out. These are also perfect as a giveaway with gym memberships. Pricing starts at:50; $11.17. Click here: www.uniformsmfg.com. The Bottom Line: Band together.
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