Happy Monday! We're getting drenched here, but that's a good thing, at least for the ducks I saw sitting on dirt where our lake used to be when I last drove past it! I'm wishing that good things will rain upon you lucky ducks this week too. Enjoy this edition! Send your feedback directly to:email@example.com. 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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The Honeymooners The Pitch: This morning, I reminded Steve that we would be on our honeymoon in Mexico if it was 23 years ago (sigh). Our anniversary was Saturday. Picnic Time Inc. (asi/78065) offers its Harmony-Honeymoon, insulated, single-bottle champagne case with service for two. It also has two photo pockets for pictures of the bride and groom and it's made of premium leatherette. Wouldn't this be a lovely gift for honeymooners and people celebrating special anniversaries? Talk to your resort clients about this idea. It's also a nice gift from bridal salons and wedding planners and destinations. Pricing for item 676-64-160 starts at: 10; $87-R. To see it, click: http://www.picnicpromotions.com. The Bottom Line: Say, "I do."
Q & A The Pitch: In our family, there are lots of interesting and random discussions going on daily. This weekend, for example, I asked my husband, "What's up with the new "vortex" bottle necks on Miller Lite?" That, he told me, helps the beer go down quicker. Is that really necessary guys? Well, everyone's got questions and Prime Resources Corp. Canada (asi/79540) gives you a techie twist on the magic answer ball. Item PL-3668 is amemory stick with a built-in answer ball. It has 20 stock answers including: Yes, Of course, Very likely, Can't say, No doubt, Stars say no, Maybe, Not sure, Bet on it, Try again, Ask again, Don't, No, Do it, Unlikely, Um...yes, Stars say yes, Go for it, Better not, Um....no. This would be fun for teens and techno types. For pricing and other information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Go ahead and ask.
And Bears, Oh My! The Pitch: Yesterday, we got a robo-call from my son's college, alerting us that there was a bear spotted on campus. It warned students not to approach it, but to call campus police. I told Matt if he saw it, not to go near it, no matter how cuddly it might look. He didn't see it and I think Yogi still remains elusive. Here, however, is a bear that's just right for cuddling from Curto Toy Mfg. Co. (asi/47897). The 10-inch bear in a hospital gown is just what the doctor ordered and is especially well-suited for pediatricians, pediatric wards and the school nurse. Pricing starts at: 50; $8.96-P. To see the cuteness, click here: http://www.curtotoys.com/ The Bottom Line: Stuffed sales.
Jitterbug The Pitch: I'm on my third cup of coffee, so if you see a lot of typos, don't blame my editing skills; it's just that I have jittery fingers. Truth is, I love my coffee and there's a new coffee supplier with a great supply. Chicago Coffee Roastery (asi/44800) offers fresh-roasted gourmet java in seven delicious flavors, packaged in a foil pack. Pricing starts at: 100; $1.95-Q. This is a great idea for product launches and company grand openings: "Wake up to the possibilities!" For more info, click here: http://chicagocoffee.com/. The Bottom Line: Ah, the smell of it.
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