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This Idea The Pitch: OK, last week I reported on fish pedicures, where tiny fish
eat away at your dead skin. This week, I bring you bird-poop facials. I am not even kidding.
A spa in Manhattan actually offers this service for $200. Oh, those wacky New Yorkers
(I know, I work with a few). Custom HBC Corp.
(asi/47934) offers something much more appealing, and at a fraction of the price,
which would be great for spa and salon holiday gifts. Item #50000-002 is a 2-oz. jar
of a spa-quality facial and body citrus and oatmeal mask that helps detoxify the skin
and helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. It even includes authentic Dead Sea salt,
mud and water … sounds luxurious! Pricing starts at: Qty.-25; list price-$7.99;
price code-R. Web address: www.customhbc.com. The Bottom Line: Face facts.
The Jets Set The Pitch: My fellow
editor, Andy Cohen, is absolutely giddy – and trust me, I
don't see him that way very often --
following his beloved NY Jets' recent acquisition of 38-year-old Quarterback Brett Favre. You
know, with all these "older" athletes playing starring roles (think,
too, 41-year-old Olympic swimmer Dara Torres), I'm
kind of embarrassed that I get winded carrying the laundry upstairs. At any rate, Andy is a diehard
football fan. For others similarly inclined, Southern
Plus (asi/88367) has a sale on a fun tailgating item (#5033): It's
a 17" x 14" insulated collapsible tub with carry handles. It comes in black, red or royal
and would also be just right for picnics and golf tournaments. You
can get it for $11.65 (R) each. Web address: www.southernplus.com. Expires
8/31/08. The Bottom Line: It's party time.
School Bells The Pitch: My 14-year-old, Andrew,
is in total denial. When I asked him last night when we are going back-to-school shopping,
he said, "Mom, I don't want to
hear about that for at least two weeks." It is time, though, if you haven't done
so already, to prep for back-to-school promotions and SnugZ/USA Inc. (asi/88060) has
a back-to-school gift set in a clear pack that includes SPF 15 lip balm, eyeglass cleaner (sprayer
bottle), hand sanitizer (clear bottle), and hand lotion (white bottle). This would be a nice
welcome gift for college kids too. Item #BPGS starts at: Qty.-100; list price-$6.19;
price code-R. Web address: www.snugzusa.com. The Bottom Line: Get good grades.
Get Lit The Pitch: In your upcoming September issue of Advantages magazine,
we talk about putting new twists on standby products. Item ZIP1087 from Zipline(asi/99030) fits
the bill. It's a rotating LED-lighted, 16-oz. travel mug with stainless-steel accents
and double-wall insulation. Two AA batteries are included, and it has an on/off switch. You
can get it for $2 off at $9.90 (R) each for a quantity of 50. Web address: www.addsomezip.com.
Expires: 10/17/08. The Bottom Line: A fun twist on tumblers.
Someone's Knocking at the Door The Pitch: It won't be long
before mini McCains and Obamas (and probably some Hillary Clintons) will be ringing your bell
for treats. American Ad Bag (asi/35290) has
250-unit minimums, a wide variety and quick shipment on Halloween bags. I like #13YP1215, because
it includes safety tips. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to
get your Halloween flyer, which offers lower prices, free set-up and typesetting. The Bottom Line: Open the door and let 'em in.
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