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Home The Pitch: Travelzoo.com
says that 82% of people plan to stay home this July 4th (yours truly
is doing the same and looking forward to it). Help celebrate sweet
freedom with some sweet treats. Item #DP-315-810 from Dard
Products Inc. (asi/48500) is an ice bucket
with tongs, filled with American-flag-design tootsie roll midgees.
So you get your candy and ice for your chardonnay to boot. Pricing
starts at: Qty.-50; list price-$9.48; price code-R. Web
address: www.tagmaster.net. The Bottom Line: Drop in the bucket.
Buzz Off The Pitch: You
know what drives me batty? Bugs. Well, bats too, but it's that buggy
time of year, so let's stick with that theme. Rad-O-Koolz
(asi/80345) offers low-priced white insect-repelling
wristbands, which are safe for the whole family. They contain a fragrance
that mosquitoes hate, because we really don't want to make life pleasant
for those pests, do we? They last up to 40 hours outside the bag, but
can be used repeatedly if they are stored in vapor barrier bags. These
are excellent ideas for summer camps, outdoor concerts, sporting events,
fishermen, boaters and more. Item #1040 starts at: Qty.100;
list price-$1.98; price code-R. Web address: www.coolergraphics.com. The Bottom Line: Bugs be gone.
Sexy Time The Pitch: Tomorrow
I am going with my mom and her lady friends to see Sex and the City and
out to dinner. There's nothing like hanging out with a bunch of 60- and 70-somethings
to make you feel young! (Actually, they all act younger than me.) Let's celebrate
our spirited elders with spirits. Indigo (asi/62650) has
a very nice-looking Cosmo set with four vintage martini glasses and a shaker.
It would make a perfect holiday gift for a deserving executive or loyal client. Item
#142532 is $79 (R) per set. Web address: www.indigowatch.com. The Bottom Line: Shaken or stirred.
Celtic Pride The Pitch: Let's
hear it for the Boston Celtics who clobbered Kobe and the Lakers and clinched
their 17th NBA title. How about some Boston baked beans candies in a star-shaped
glass jar (item SJS-Beans) from Del Rey (asi/49120)? These
would be nice to give to any shining star … think about the winners
of the summer camp Olympics. Pricing starts at: Qty.-75;
list price-$4.70; price code-R. Web address: www.delreygourmet.com. The Bottom Line: Bean there, done that.
They Say It's
Your Birthday The Pitch: Wow!
Paul McCartney turned 66 today. I wonder if his guitar is gently weeping.
Help every birthday boy and girl commemorate the festivities with disposable
party cameras (27 exposures and flash) from Illini
(asi/62190) (item #4003). Pricing starts at: Qty.-25;
list price-$8.25; price code-R. You could even buy a bunch
for yourself to send to your clients on their birthdays. You'd be the fun
one they always remember to do business with! Web address: www.illiniline.com. The Bottom Line: Send pictures.
Tune Out The
Pitch: A recent MSN Zogby data poll shows that 20% of workers say
their co-workers have at least one habit that drives them bonkers. Really?
Judging from my annoying co-workers here in the editorial department, I would
have thought it would be more. (They will e-mail their complaints and
I will tell them I just said that to see if they really read my e-newsletter.) Gold
Bond Inc. (asi/57653) has a sale on high-fidelity
ear buds, which can help tune out pesky people. Use with laptops, MP3 players
or other audio devices. Item #RHFE starts at: Qty.-48;
list price-$7.30; price code-R. Web address: www.goldbondinc.com. Expires
6/30/08. The Bottom Line: Turn up the volume.
That's Amore The
Pitch: Apparently, Pizza Hut is the "Most
Trusted Food Service Brand" in India for
the fourth year in a row. Interesting, no? Perhaps the brand should promote
this distinction by sending Evans Mfg.'s (asi/52840) Supreme
Pizza Cutter out with their press release. Item #1325 starts at: Qty.-250;
list price-$1.99; price code-P. Great idea for all pizzerias, not
just those chosen as India's finest. Top-rack dishwasher safe. Web address: www.evans-mfg.com. The Bottom Line: Slice it up.
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