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Big Day The Pitch: Today is my parents' 48th wedding anniversary. They are taking a two-day trip to a B&B in Cape May, NJ to celebrate. I hope it doesn't result in a little brother or sister for me. Etched wine bottles make for a lovely anniversary gift and Etching Wines and Spirits (asi/52775) offers just that. You can get a one-color etched, 1.5 liter bottle of cabernet, chardonnay or sparkling wine starting at: 12; $58-R. Think about these also for weddings and other special events, tournament prizes, top clients and more. Click here: www.winesetched.com. The Bottom Line: That's the spirit!
The Pitch:If I'm being honest (as Simon would say), I wasn't feelin' the Frank Sinatra theme on American Idol last night, am I right, dawgs? (as Randy would say). However, I am totally feelin' this new shimmer sunscreen from Snugz/USA Inc. (asi/88060). Item ZDSUN10 is their 1-oz DivaZ SPF 30 Shimmer Sunscreen, which is USA made and FDA approved. Pricing starts at: 100; $2.19-R. Perfect for teens and tweens, outdoor concert and sporting venues, water sports rental shops, hotels, pool clubs, etc. See it here: http://www.snugzusa.com. The Bottom Line: A shining example.
Calm Down The Pitch: I was listening to NPR this morning on my drive to work and I have to tell you, it's very soothing, even if they are discussing failed bomb plots, oil spills, or volcanic ash. The anchors on that station simply have very calming voices. SAK Products Inc. (asi/84295) also offers soothing sounds, but on a happier note. Item CR2000 is the AM/FM alarm clock radio with 10 sounds of nature: seaside, brook, rain, waterfall, bird, wind, tropical forest, heartbeat, summer night and bubbles. Pricing starts at: 50; $23.50-R and this would be nice for an employee gift or incentive program. Think about the tagline: "Wake up to the possibilities. Let us take your stress away." Click here: http://84295.asisupplier.com. The Bottom Line: Say ahhhhhhh.
The Sounds of Silence The Pitch: You know what's another soothing sound? Silence. It's very quiet here this morning as I write. Most of my editorial buddies are in New York at the ASI Show this week and I have to tell you, I don't miss them. I hope they don't read this, but I am loving the silence, especially since, as I mentioned, I have 125 things to get done today. Anyone looking for a little quiet time might appreciate the ear plugs in a white case with chain from Apothecary Products Inc. (asi/36545). They are safety-approved with a noise reduction rating of 29+. Pricing starts at: 100; $1.54-P. Think of these for monster truck rallies, racing events, concerts, hunters, shooting ranges, the manufacturing sector and construction sites. I might have to get some for myself upon my coworkers' return. See them here: http://dc.apiline.com/. The Bottom Line: Plug in.
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