Hello, everyone! I'm not going to lie; I wish today was Labor Day again and we all could enjoy a relaxing good time. But it's not and I did not succumb to Cat Scratch Fever, as I predicted I might last week, so here you go! Enjoy this edition. Send your feedback directly to:firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com.
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Camo Chic The Pitch: Camouflage was originally meant for those who did not want to be observed. But these days, camo is definitely a fashion statement for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Numo (asi/74710) has a great new large DigiCamo messenger bag made from wetsuit material. Plus item #0530 is on sale at more than $3 off its original price: 24; $27.82-R(expires 10/31/10). This is a great college store item, and a nice giveaway for trade shows, fundraisers and more. Check it out: http://www.numomfg.com/. The Bottom Line: Get the message.
Got the Fever The Pitch: Do you have Bieber Fever after watching the Video Music Awards last night? No, me neither. However, anyone who needs to check the temp would appreciate item #3600 from Evans Manufacturing. It's a reusable NexTemp oral thermometer, but the twist is it fits into a magnifying case for easy reading. So this would be perfect for any senior-related market. Pricing starts at: 150; $2.05-R. Click here: http://www.evans-mfg.com/. The Bottom Line: That's some hot stuff.
Sleepy Time The Pitch: Taylor forgave Kanye last night too with a song (ridiculous, I know) and now we can all sleep better. To get everyone going again in the morning, Timex Group Canada Inc. (asi/91404)has a cool new travel alarm clock. Item #3481T has an Indiglo nightlight, easy-to-read LCD screen with snooze, alarm set, and PM indicators, a built-in flashlight with three bright white LEDs and more. Oh and it has a folding design with integrated clip, which converts the flashlight to a book light. This is perfect for any travel-related program and also a nice employee incentive. Canadian pricing starts at: 50; $34.99-Q. I also like that they have a Facebook "Like" function for products on their website. Click here: http://www.timex.ca/. The Bottom Line: Push buttons.
The Pitch: Last night, I flipped back and forth from the VMAs to football. I watched in amazement as Donovan McNabb, now gone from our beloved Eagles (at least here around Philly), stepped up his game and beat Dallas! Yes, football season is off to an interesting start. A to Z Line (asi/30007) has just what a fan needs to show pride and keep track of the schedule. Item SKT2 is a flexible, #1-shaped keytag with the season schedule on back. You could also get other schedules for other sports, shows, etc. This is just right for school teams, too. Pricing starts at: 100; 0.65-R. Email: email@example.com. The Bottom Line: We've got spirit, yes we do.
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