brings disappointments sometimes (just ask all the people
who bet on Big Brown on Saturday). But I don't have
a bad hoof and I hope my work will pay off for you. Enjoy!
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Nappy Time The Pitch: One-third
of U.S. employees have fallen asleep on the job, according to results
of the National Sleep Foundation's
annual "Sleep in America" poll. (In fact, I am yawning
right now.) Help wake everybody up with Sonic Rocks from Prime
Line (asi/79530). You may have seen these
before, but item #PL-8200 comes in a fun new shape and features a
global map etched on the magnets and stamped on the lid of the tin
they are packaged in. "They sizzle, they chirp, they buzz and they
supplier says. And they do. It's a great way to relieve stress
and delight coworkers (or annoy them, depending on who gets up on
the wrong side of the bed). Pricing
starts at: Qty.-100; list price-$7.30; price code-P. Web
address: www.primeline.com. The Bottom Line: Wake-up call.
Star Power The Pitch: Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
and for chocolate! Chocolate Chocolate (asi/44897) has
special pricing on dark chocolate stars in blue or red foil: bag
of 34 (per color) for just $27.20(R). These are stock products
in the Express Collection and are available to ship in 72 hours or
less. In keeping with the patriotic theme, all are made in the USA
at the supplier's chocolate factory in Blaine, WA (why can't
I work in a chocolate factory?) and are produced with the finest
Belgian chocolate. (For more USA-made items, check out Advantages magazine's "Made
in the USA" supplement, coming with your July issue. Web address: www.chocolate2.com.
Expires 07/31/08. The Bottom Line: Oh say can you see savings?
Saucy Tomato The Pitch: You say tomato, I say salmonella. Yup, tomatoes
have been pulled off shelves nationwide and I will miss them while they
are away. Did you know they are good for your prostate? Not that I have
one. At any rate, every kitchen can use a 60-minute tomato timer (item
#TOMATO, appropriately) from Essef Distributors Inc. (asi/52710).
Pricing starts at: Qty.-200; list price-$2.49; price code-R.
Web address: www.thelincolnline.com. The Bottom Line: Ripe for sales.
We're Havin' a
Heat Wave The Pitch: It's
only 100 degrees here in lovely Trevose, PA. And guess what? My AC broke
down on Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, we got it fixed Monday afternoon,
but I could have used the Cool Breeze fan with spray mister (#PEY1200)
from Lanco Corporation (asi/66224) for
that full, sweat-drenched day. These would be great for amusement parks
and sporting events … anywhere the heat is on. Pricing starts
at: Qty.-250; list price-$2.89; price code-R. Web address: www.lancopromo.com. The Bottom Line: Don't let them see you sweat.
No Worries The Pitch:Ballanda
Corporation (asi/38140) has
a Web key that plugs into a USB port and immediately transports the user
directly to a specific page, automatically. It's completely virus-free,
unlike the one in four adults in NYC infected with the herpes virus (surely,
you've read the reports). I'm not even fooling around (apparently
a lot of New Yorkers are though). Item #CA031 is a great gift for anyone
who uses the Internet, which leaves your options wide open. Pricing starts
at: Qty.-250; list price-$2.89; price code-R. Web
address: www.ballanda.com. The Bottom Line: Infection protection.
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