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New Holiday Special: Save $50 Today!

Now thru December 15th you can save $50 on orders of $500 or more!

Just enter the promotion code: BF50D1108 during the check-out process.

There is no limit to how many times you can use this offer and you can use it on any product including sale and closeout as long as you order $500 or more.

But hurry and save the offer ends December 15th.

Save on promotional holiday gifts, tradeshow merchandise, calendars for the New Year, and everyday … Continue Reading

Thanksgiving: Show Your Appreciation!


Who doesn’t feel special when they receive a gift? Thank you gifts leave a lasting impression, more than just saying thank you. It is an effective way to build customer relationships. When you learn how to effectively and creatively show appreciation your customers feel a personal connection and confident about their purchase.

So this Thanksgiving think about saying thank you with a business gift. Here are some ideas that show gratitude.

Custom Imprinted Calendars & Planners are great annual thank you gifts. You can send them out year after … Continue Reading

Tips to Lure Holiday Shoppers


Holiday shoppers this season will be frugal. The biggest drop in retail sales on record was last month and expectations for the rest of the season are glum. Shoppers are cutting down on spending and shopping on premeditated budgets. These are definite signs of a recession.

So here are a few tips to attract consumers.

Make your product or service more affordable by cutting the luxuries. Stock items that cost less and sell for less. Customers are making buying decisions based on price, so cut them where … Continue Reading

Recession Busters: Save with Closeouts!


Economic analysts predictions by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve say that this ugly recession will last through the second quarter of 2009. “But, those surveyed are cautiously optimistic that the government stimulus package will begin a slow growth recovery”. It’s rough out there and no one really knows what to expect in 2009.

In any case, the holiday season is here and the need for creative competitive marketing couldn’t be greater. Promotional Items are effective marketing tools to increase sales and grow your business. They are also … Continue Reading

Awareness and Inspiration from a News Anchor’s Climb


As I watched Ann Curry report from Mount Kilimanjaro on the Today show this morning a lot of things came to my mind. My first thought was “wow, what a cool job!” but more importantly I thought about the purpose of her journey and the teamwork it took to accomplish it. It is part of the “Ends of the Earth” project where the news anchors of the morning show where sent to different parts of the Earth to report on the effect of global warming.

Ann Curry and … Continue Reading

Tis the Season for Opportunity! Holiday Promotional Gift Ideas!


The holiday season is the optimal time to kick your marketing campaign into full effect. From now through the New Year your loyal customers and clients are eagerly anticipating corporate thank-you gifts. As they wait to see what yummy treats or cool fun presents are coming in the mail next, take advantage of this opportunity to give something that will standout and impress.

It is especially important to gift give this year. While in a recession it is important to personalize your advertising efforts. Gift giving is the … Continue Reading

NEW Promotional Umbrellas – Keep Them Dry While You Soak Up the Sales!


Umbrellas are great corporate promotional gifts to give to customers, clientele, sales teams and employees. They are useful quality advertising items that your recipients will really appreciate.

Give an umbrella that will really make and impression. Protect your most valuable clients from the wind and rain with the New Madison Square Umbrella. It will keep them dry with its stylish windproof double canopy design. The biggest advantage of this umbrella is that it has multiple large imprint areas for your custom advertising message.

Keep the rain off your customers … Continue Reading

Update: BPA Free Sport Bottles


In September we posted a blog about BPA Free Sports Bottles. There was some concern after the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded from a recent study that BPA may be harmful to adults with high levels of the chemical in their blood. However, the FDA made a statement that products on the market contain low levels of the chemical and do not pose health risks.
A recent update on the BPA safety was sent to the promotional products industry last week. Once again the FDA stated exposure levels are low … Continue Reading

Promotional Pens – we love’em!

It’s a fact; people love receiving free promotional pens.

Most people keep a large collection in their desk, what I like to call a “just in case” pile, of their favorite pens, highlighters, pencils and markers. I personally make sure I have one in my car, in my handbag, in the kitchen, bedroom, and at my desk because it can be so frustrating if you need one and can’t find one. The need for writing instruments will never die because writing something down is still the fastest, … Continue Reading

I Voted and I Post-It!

I voted today and I’m proud of it. I hope you did too! But I didn’t get my “I Voted” sticker! It’s very disappointing because I was looking forward to walking out of the polling place sporting my sticker on my jacket.

So when I came back to my desk I saw my Post-It Note Dispenser and I came up with a way to make my own. It took a couple of tries but luckily the dispenser holds a pack of 50 3×3 post-it notes.

I admit this is the most … Continue Reading