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Txt U L8tr The Pitch: As the parent of two young male drivers, one especially new, I love this brand-new product fromBamBams (asi/38228).Item BDT-01 is a silicone thumb band, debossed with "Txt-free driver,"and it's meant to serve as a reminder of the dangers of texting while driving. You have to pitch this to your automotive clients, driving schools, licensing centers, high schools and more. I'll be spotlighting this as my "Favorite Thing" for this week on our Tuesday Morning Radio Show tomorrow at 10:30 ET (www.asicentral.com/radio). For pricing and more info today, click here: http://www.bambams.com. The Bottom Line: Save a life.
Ice, Ice Baby The Pitch: When I saw my 16-year-old off to school in the dark coldness at 6:30 this morning, the frost was definitely on the pumpkin he carved the other night (he named him Randy; he's nutty – I don't know where he gets it from). Yup, winter is coming alright. Bay State Specialty Co. (asi/38980) is offering a column price jump on item S35. It's their rugged plastic Power-Grip Ice Destroyer with contoured handle for maximum scraping power. It stands up to the coldest climates. Ya hear that Alaska? This is another great idea for automotive clients; tourist bureaus and hotels in frosty locations and more. Click here: http://www.baystate.com/. The Bottom Line: Chip away.
Take My Advice The Pitch: What's up with the bedbugs? I don't know if they've got a section on that topic, but Zagat Survey LLC (asi/98908) has been providing valuable, trusted guides on where to stay, eat, go dancing and more for over 30 years. Now you can choose from both national and international titles of their deluxe edition guides covering top restaurants, nightspots,
hotels, spas, shopping, golf courses and more. Your client's logo can be imprinted in silver on the front or back cover of the guide.Plus, mention ASI and you'll get 10% off your order.Check it out here: http://solutions.zagat.com. The Bottom Line: Travel tips.
Clocks Back The Pitch: You may have seen plenty of skeletons yesterday, but item #6446from The Magnet Group (asi/68507)is an elegant skeleton clock that would make a nice business gift. The inner workings are clearly visible and are encased in polished rosewood. Pricing starts at: one for $70-R. And don't forget that clocks go back this weekend, kids. An extra hour of sleep! Click here: http://www.benchmarkllc.com/. The Bottom Line: Minute by minute.
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