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Shiny, Happy Drinkware The Pitch: Every girl can pull off some bling if it's on their drinkware. That's where Berney-Karp Inc. (asi/40261) comes in. The 2012 Bling Bling Series is perfect for proms, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, pageants, concerts, plays and other parties and special events. The 20-oz. double-wall acrylic cups are BPA-free. You can get item #62-642 for as low as $7.99. Click here: http://thesource4drinkware.com/. The Bottom Line: Rock-star potential.
Get Your Irish On The Pitch: We were at a neighborhood Irish establishment on Saturday night and we're always happy to notice that the countdown to St. Patty's Day clock is nearing the big day. Americanna Line (asi/35730) has shamrock-shaped earth-friendly cork coasters that are a natural fit for Irish bars and restaurants, St. Patty's Day promos and any luck-related projects. Even think of this for travel agents promoting trips to Ireland. You can email email@example.com for free samples. Click here to see it and for more info: http://americanna.com/. The Bottom Line: Cheers!
Make Noise The Pitch: We also went to Andrew's Gym Night exhibition at Neshaminy High School this weekend and it was crazy! People really get worked up about their teams and they were selling cowbells and other fan favorites outside. Chulani (asi/45100) has all kinds of products that would be a fun addition to such events. If you want to get really loud, try item AD662, their air horn noisemaker in various colors on a lanyard. You can get itfor $1. Click here: http://www.chulani.com/. The Bottom Line: Let's get loud.
Have a Seat The Pitch: Here's a great new product from Alexander (asi/34040): It's the Take a Seat, "the eco-friendly, go-anywhere stool."Specifically, it's made of laminated corrugated cardboard and folds up to be conveniently carried anywhere you go. Pricing starts at: 100; $12. This would be ideal for camping, boating, fishing, tailgating, barbecues … anywhere you could use a resting place. I'm thinking also about all those cute little old guys you see waiting for their wives and holding their purses in the mall, etc. Check it out. What do you have to lose? Click here: http://www.alexandertakeaseat.com/. The Bottom Line: Fold and go.
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