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I'll Drink to That The Pitch: Here's a great idea for the bar circuit, as well as business promotions, wedding favors, souvenirs, outdoor events, beer festivals (Steve's favorite!) and more. Item #765 from Kool Trends (asi/65603) is 4-oz., custom-etched glass sampler beer mug. You can get it for as low as 72; $7.30-R.The company's website is under construction, but you can check it out on ESP and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Bottom Line: Beers and cheers.
All Eyes on You The Pitch: May is Healthy Vision Month and I'm sure optometrists and ophthalmologists in your area want to promote healthy vision all year long. Help them get their message out withitem #2480 from Evans Manufacturing (asi/52840). It's a powerful 3X magnification magnifier,which is customizable and available in 25 different colors. It's made in the USA too and I can see the tagline being: "We can help you see clearly now," or something of that nature. This is ideal for use in promoting health-care providers and insurance companies and also think about senior centers, assisted-living facilities and more. Pricing starts at:250; $1.65-R.Click here: http://www.evans-mfg.com/. The Bottom Line: Up close and personal.
It's a Match The Pitch: I love matches. Not to the point of being a pyro, but I take them from anywhere that has them available. That's what they're there for and Coasters Plus (asi/45500)offers, not only coasters, but matchboxes, which are also a perfect companion to bar promotions. Item BX1 in particular isa pocket box of 2" stick matches. Think of these also for souvenir shops and campgrounds. Pricing starts at:5,000; 15 cents-R. Click here: http://www.coastersplus.com/. The Bottom Line: Set the world on fire (not literally).
Mighty Mini The Pitch: Oh how fingerprints on anything drive me nuts. Playing on everyone's obsessive-compulsive tendencies, HandStands (asi/01574) offers the brand-new MicroBuff MINI, a mini microfiber cleaning cloth for your glasses and digital devices. You can also use it in direct-mail pieces. And it stores on the back of phones, tablets or even credit cards. It's only 1/2 millimeter thick and machine-washable (wash to renew its grip). Pricing starts at: 100; $1.49-R. Check it out: http://www.handstandspromo.com. The Bottom Line: Wipe up.
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