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The Pitch: Yesterday I watched "Message in a Bottle" (on Lifetime television for women, of course), even though I knew how it was going to end, since I saw it in the movie theater in 1999. Spoiler alert: Kevin Costner's totally hot character dies. So sad. I don't know why I do this to myself. If you're looking for a movie with a happy ending, why not make one yourself? Flippromos Inc. (asi/54657) has an easy-to-use pop-out digital video camera with 60 minutes of high-quality record time. It uses 2AA batteries (not included) and would make a perfect incentive giveaway. Pricing starts at: 25; $54.75-R. See it here: http://www.flippromo.com/products/. The Bottom Line: Happy ending.
Road Runners The Pitch: My younger son, Andrew, who is 16 and just got his license in August does not have his own car … because he's 16 and just got his license! So, he is relegated to driving around in my big red minivan (which I call Big Red). I like to make fun of him and tell him he looks totally cool in it and he told me this weekend that all his friends call it the Loser Cruiser. LOL. I love it! Well, any and all drivers, losers and otherwise, would love the new Roadster Gift Set from Supplier Direct Promotions (asi/90237). It comes in a gift box complete with auto case, flashlight, pen, and tire gauge. This is just the thing your automotive-related clients should be giving as holiday gifts and gifts with purchase of a new car. For pricing and other info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Toot your horn.
Good Fortune The Pitch: I am having leftover Egg Foo Young for lunch today (I wanted to eat Yodels for breakfast, but that's another story). Chinese food is my favorite and I always make everyone read their fortunes out loud after dinner. Who doesn't get a kick out of fortune cookies? This is whyfortune cookies with custom fortunes in clear imprinted wrappers from A La Carte (asi/30350) are so much fun and ideal for trade shows and special events. Pricing starts at: 1000; 0.47-R. Click here: http://www.alacarteline.com. The Bottom Line: What's inside?
Big Words The Pitch: According to the Global Language Monitor, the top words for 2010 are vuvuzela and spillcam. In case you don't know, the vuvuzela is that annoying horn from the World Cup and a spillcam refers to the underwater camera that captured the oil gushing into the Gulf. Sometimes every single one of us doesn't know what a word means and that's why there isn't a person out there who doesn't need a good dictionary. Lewtan Industries Corp. (asi/67230) has a great twin pack of the new edition revised Webster's dictionary and Webster's thesaurus pocket-sized books with leatherette covers. This set would be a wonderful gift for businesses, writers' groups, journalism schools and more. Pricing starts at: 100; $8.56-P. Read all about it here: http://www.lewtan8.com/. The Bottom Line: Look it up.
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