Advantages™ Hot Deals Newsletter Volume 301 / June 2, 2010
Keeping you in the loop on products and deals you may not have heard about.
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How are you doing today, buddies? Hope you had a delightful long weekend and that you are feeling refreshed and raring to go. Here are some ideas for this first week of June. Enjoy! Send your feedback directly to: khuston@asicentral.comIt may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here:

Sales Tip of the Week

– Kathy Huston, editor 

The Joe Show: Hot Products Kick-Off
In conjunction with the Hot Issue of Counselor this August, Managing Editor Joe Haley will dedicate the next six weeks to showing off the hottest products in the ad specialty market. Broken into fun categories, each week he'll focus on a different theme – and then each of the items will be shown in the August Hot Issue.

In this episode, he shows off some of the newest and most unique personal-use items available now. Have clients looking to use household items in their next promotion? Check out this episode. 

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A Little Woozie
The Pitch: From the why-didn't-I-think-of-this category comes the Woozie, from none other than Woozie (asi/98256). A different take on your typical beverage cooler, this one's for your wine, fellow imbibers and will keep my Pinot Grigio cool as a cucumber all summer long. Great idea for any party. Pricing starts at: 48; $7.25-R. There are various versions, which you can see here:
The Bottom Line: I am wowed by Woozie.

Wedged In
The Pitch: There we were on Memorial Day, enjoying the fun and sun by the pool when out of nowhere, a crazy T-storm hit. You never know when the skies will open and this next item is like a rain bonnet for your golf clubs. The Rain Wedge from 2BD2 LLC (asi/92349) would be a unique tournament giveaway and pricing starts at: 12; $18.50-R. See it here:
The Bottom Line: Under cover.

Top This
The Pitch: OK, this is going to sound random, but what's your favorite pizza topping? Mine is eggplant, but nobody else in my house likes it so we never order it. (Sad face.) Pine Island Sportswear (asi/78128) has a great item for pizza delivery people everywhere. Item 100-20 is a pizza-themed short-sleeve T-shirt made from 100% combed ringspun cotton. Pricing starts at: one for $17.98-P and you can see it right here and decide if you should pitch it to your pizza-related clients:
The Bottom Line: Comfy casual.

It's Over
The Pitch: Al and Tipper? Are you kidding me? That's just sad after 40 years, but you have to have a sense of humor about everything if you want to stay sane. Amusemints LLC (asi/36950) offers After Divorce Mints. On the collectible slider tin, it says, “Free from the ball & chain? Freshen up.” “So who would be the target for this, Kathy?” you ask. How about divorce parties, divorce lawyers, divorcee support groups, novelty shops and more. Pricing starts at a mere $2.08-R for one. You can check out item MTR1139 here:
The Bottom Line: A fresh perspective.

The Pitch: If you've ever wished you had more than two hands to hold everything, you've got to see the Brella Bag from Rainy Day Solutions (asi/81230). It's a nylon bag designed to hold an umbrella so the users' hands are free. Pricing starts at: 25; $23.90-P. Boost your sales, too, by adding an umbrella to the mix. Click here to view the product and read the supplier's suggestions for who could use one:
The Bottom Line: Handy helper.

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