you in the loop on products and deals you may not have heard about.
a lot of chatter this week, including talk of man beasts,
boy boobs and, of course, speculation about which David
will be crowned the new American Idol tonight (you can
Google any of them to see what I mean).
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Your Lid The Pitch: Summer
is just around the corner (I know, because I watched Oprah's "Favorite Things for Summer" show
last week). HumphreyLine Inc. (asi/62050) has something
fun for the kids. Item #603-offsetFlye, is a sand pail with shovel, which
also has a lid that is a flying disc. Great idea for summer camps and resorts
with kids' clubs. Pricing starts at: Qty.-5,000; list price-.45;
price code-R. Web address: www.humphreyline.com. The Bottom Line: A bucket of bucks.
Injection Connection The Pitch: According to Universal Promotions Inc.
(asi/92977), August is Immunization Awareness
Month (I was not aware). Item #8009-012-S is an immunization schedule magnet
and is perfect for pediatricians, day care centers and schools. Pricing
starts at: Qty.-250;
list price-.99; price code-Q. Web address: www.uplineideas.com. The Bottom Line: Your best shot.
Kick Some Ash The Pitch: I
just learned today that Oscar Wilde smoked 80 cigarettes a day. You'd
be surprised at the factoids this little brain of mine holds. I can only
imagine what his lungs looked like, not to mention, his teeth. These days,
we are far more knowledgeable about the harmful effects of smoking, but
those trying to kick the habit would appreciate the "No Smoking, No Joking" mini perpetual daily
calendar, with humorous sayings and inspiration from Great Quotations
Inc. (asi/58087).It's item #776116 and pricing
starts at: Qty.-100;
list price-$6.67; price code-R. Just what you need for anti-smoking
campaigns, health clinics and more. Web address: www.greatquotationsinc.com. The Bottom Line: Lung-saver.
Roll the Dice The Pitch: Here's
a different product for your fitness club clients and employee wellness
programs: Wooden dice that you roll to find which activity to do: pump
iron, go for a run, take a walk, relax with yoga or do aerobics (I don't
see "take a nap" anywhere on there). Item #6630-07 is from Leeds
(asi/66887) and it's from their new $10
and under Gusto! line. Pricing starts at: Qty.-144;
list price-$2.40; price code-P. Web address: www.leedsworld.com. The Bottom Line: Sales are shaping up.
Ice Queen The Pitch: If
you're mad for make-up (maybe even
some of you guys – I don't judge), you know how gross it is
when your blush and lipstick "sweat" from the summer heat.Via!
For Travel (asi/93757) has item #TR125, an insulated
nylon cosmetic bag with an ice pack for extended cooling. It also keeps
medication fresh when you're traveling in stuffy planes, trains and automobiles.
It comes in pink, with a khaki bottom. Nice idea for travel clients and
clowns. Pricing starts at: Qty.-100; list price-$8.25; price code-R.
Web address: www.viafortravel.com. The Bottom Line: Bag with bonus.
The Pitch: I had to add another
entry because there are so many ads this week, so I looked up "sleepy" and "tired" on
ESP Online, since I am hitting my afternoon slump (it's about 3 p.m. as I
write this). I came across this product, which I've never seen before: Item
#NDOZ from Essef Distributtors Inc. (asi/52710) is a personal
alarm that fits on your ear and goes off when your head drops. The supplier
notes this could be a lifesaver for sleepy drivers. (And it could wake
me up before any ASI big wigs stop by my office, too!) Pricing starts at: Qty.-300;
list price-$1.79- price code-R. Web address: www.thelincolnline.com.
The Bottom Line: I'm alarmed.
Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? The Pitch: OK, so I got the proof
of this edition and I still had to add yet another entry. Is this your lucky
day or what? Speaking of luck, Hog Wild LLC (asi/61228) has
a fun, and dare I say addictive, pen. Item # 45071 is the Jackpot Pen. Crank
the slot-machine-style handle and push the top button to
release slot-style windows. Pitch it to casinos (of course) and nonprofits
who hold casino nights for fundraisers. Also think of anyone who wants their
customers to take a chance on them. Pricing starts at: Qty.-150;
list price-$6; price code-R. Web address: www.wildline.com. The Bottom Line: You've hit the
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