Happy New Year! I can't believe I just typed in "2008"! I wish all the best for you this year. If you're at the Orlando ASI Show, stop by the ASI magazines and visit me. Enjoy this edition: I've filled it with cool new products we featured in the mid-December New Products Preview edition of Advantages. Send your feedback directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For additional information, contact the supplier. To unsubscribe, follow the instructions at the end.
Dicey Situation The Pitch: Nail the sale with dice-shaped bottles of nail polish in various shades from Diamond Cosmetics Inc. (asi/49640). Item #PL-29 starts at: Qty.-500; list price-$2.06; price code-R. Ideal for casinos and high-rollers everywhere. Web address: www.JustForWomenPromos.com. The Bottom Line: Roll with it, baby.
Berry Nice The Pitch: This gift set made me think of our summer vacation in Maine because, along with lobster, they love their blueberry everything (I even had my share of blueberry ale at the Thirsty Whale, since I was a thirsty traveler). A.P. Specialties (asi/30208) brings you item #CPP-1718: A gift set that includes: Blueberry-scented star soap flakes, bath beads and incense with holder, all in a blueberry blue, organza, drawstring bag. Starts at: Qty.-150; list price-$5.74; price code-R. Web address: www.apspecialties.com. The Bottom Line: Fruity affair.
Take Your Medicine The Pitch: The Take 'N Go Medicine Spoon from Evans Manufacturing Inc. (asi/52840), is a neat idea. A dose of medicine can be pre-measured and taken anywhere. The top has a water-tight seal and, when turned over, it can be used as a cup. Call supplier for pricing. Web address: www.evans-mfg.com. The Bottom Line: Healthy choice.
Put on Your Poker Face The Pitch: I wrote about this in my editorial in the New Products Preview edition, and also put it on the cover … and that's because I love it: I call it a "poker party in a box." Item # EH3316 from Logomark (asi/67866) is a portable poker/martini set that includes green felt, printed gambling cloth (one side Texas Hold'em and second side Black Jack), two decks of playing cards, 80 chips and dice. Plus, the left side of the case contains one shiny metal cigar holder, flask, cigar cutter, funnel, jigger and shaker. It all comes in a leatherette case with handle and lock. Pricing starts at: Qty.-25; list price-$80.45; price code-R. Web address: www.logomark.com. The Bottom Line: Party starter.
Protect the Children The Pitch: Here's a simple product that's a great idea: Item #MK2600 from Shepenco (asi/86850) is the MediFacts ChildSeatKit. The identification and medical information sheet is stored in a vinyl sleeve attached to the car seat. A window sticker alerts emergency responders that the information is there. Pricing starts at: Qty.-200; list price-$1.85; price code-Q. Web address: www.shepenco.com. The Bottom Line: Just the facts.