With St. Patrick's Day just a few months away, it's time to start thinking about how you can use this fun and popular holiday to promote your business. These shamrock shaped flashing strobe lights are our featured Thrifty Thursday product. Any business can celebrate the fun nature of St. Patrick's Day and host sales and events to increase sales. These LED strobes have a clip on the back that makes them great for those walking or running at night. They are also great to give out to your patrons at an Irish pub.
Seasonal and Holiday
We want to feature a product in honor of some of our heroes that rarely get recognition for this Thrifty Thursday deal. EMS Week is coming up in May, so we want to suggest these low-priced ambulance shaped magnets to help promote EMS Week. These magnets come in 3 different thicknesses as well as an outdoor-safe option.
Ambulance Shaped Custom Magnet Features
Whenever a holiday has the word, "National," as part of the title, there is typically some kind of legislation passed officially declaring it as a U.S. recognized holiday or observance. However, that isn't true for National Popcorn Day. There is no legislation. There are no huge non-profit organizations promoting this day. This has just become a day on the calendar observed each year for those who love popcorn.
When you get down to the statistics, Americans eat an incredible amount of popcorn each year. In fact, estimates are as high as 16 billion quarts each year, just for the U.S. That averages about 51 quarts of popcorn for every U.S. citizen. Wow!
Popcorn is everywhere. It is commonly found at movie theaters, carnivals, fairs, and even in your living room (while watching movies). This is one of the most popular snacks in the country and that's why it makes sense to celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19th. For businesses, it makes even more sense to take advantage of National Popcorn Day and use it to promote your business. Below are just a few ideas of how you can use this established "unofficial" observance to promote your business and engage your customers.
National Popcorn Day Ideas
- Give away custom printed popcorn promotional items. Items such as pre-packaged popcorn in boxes, tins, or gift baskets printed with your logo.
- Rent a popcorn popper and give out freshly popped popcorn to all of your customers for the day. You can get paper popcorn bags or cardboard popcorn boxes printed with your logo to really make a lasting impression.
- Host popcorn-related games and contests at your store for your customers and award gift certificates or other gifts for the winners. Here are few ideas:
- Popcorn distance toss.
- Popcorn catching challenge. How many pieces of popcorn can your partner toss into your mouth or how many pieces can you throw above your head and catch in your mouth.
- Popcorn eating contest.
- Guess how many popcorn kernels are in a jar.
- Popcorn Drop - See how many pieces of popcorn the person can drop from a certain height and make it in a defined space on the ground. You can use tape to create a shape on the ground or use a cup.
- Set up interactive stations for kids to make popcorn necklaces or shapes with popcorn and toothpicks.
- If your store sells popcorn, promote a big sale on all popcorn supplies.
- Appliance stores can put their microwaves on sale on National Popcorn Day.
Be sure and promote your sales and events for National Popcorn Day on your social media channels, your website, and by handing out flyers to customers prior to this day. This is a great day to use to promote fun at your business as well as boost your sales! See all of the popcorn promotional items here.
Most likely if you are having a party on New Year's Eve you have already planned it and planned for the alcohol that you will offer. With parties such as New Year's Eve, people celebrate for various reasons. Sometimes it is to say good riddance to the past year and some celebrate the success of the past year. Either way, the new year brings hope of an even better year. In celebrating for either reason, various types of shots are often taken. Your alcohol of choice may be Jagermeister, Tequila, Whiskey, or something else, but a shot glass is used to take these shots.
For your party, why not have custom shot glasses that are printed with your logo? You can choose from various sizes as well as different styles and material. Below is a quick guide to finding the exact size, material, and style of your shot glasses. Continue reading
December is the time of year to thank your customers and a great, inexpensive way to do that is by sending company Christmas cards. While time is ticking to get your cards mailed, there is still time. Production time is around 7 business days plus 2-3 day shipping time, so get your last minute orders in right away.
We offer a wide variety of holiday greeting cards with various designs. The cards are all printed with your company logo and your choice or a stock holiday saying or verse. White gummed seal envelopes are included with the cards, but self-seal envelopes are an option. Another option is personalization of each cards with names.
Shop our line of custom Christmas cards before it's too late!
The end of the year is chock full of major holidays for which you have to be prepared if you want your business to be successful. Because of all the effort it takes to plan for and just make it through the holidays in one piece, it is easy to overlook holidays at the beginning of the year. One such day that will creep up on you quickly is Mardi Gras. The Christmas season takes up the entire month of December and then New Year Day arrives. After that, Mardi Gras festivities are less than a month away, which is not sufficient time to plan thoroughly.
Although Fat Tuesday 2015 is on February 17, parades and other Mardi Gras related activities start as early as January 31.
Some of the popular traditions and rich history of Mardi Gras include parades, king cakes, masquerade balls, and plenty of other parties. Although New Orleans and Mobile are the most notable Mardi Gras celebrating cities, there are many others. Read more about Mardi Gras history and traditions here.
Check out some of the ideas for throws for your parades or Mardi Gras giveaways for your business.
Future Mardi Gras Dates
- 2015 - February 17
- 2016 - February 9
- 2017 - February 28
- 2018 - February 13
- 2019 - March 5
- 2020 - February 25
- 2021 - February 16
- 2022 - March 1
- 2023 - February 21
- 2024 - February 13
We live in a world full of large-scale manufacturing, gas-guzzling vehicles and machinery, electricity-based gadgets, and an ever-growing population. All of this adds up to the production of major pollutants that contaminate the Earth. There are billions of pounds of waste from product packaging and other garbage that fills landfills each year. With the expanding population and the increasing amount of waste and pollution, it is important that individuals and businesses do their part to help reduce waste and encourage recycling when possible.
One of the most popular corporate giveaways during the Christmas season is custom Christmas ornaments and for those companies interested in supporting recycled products, our line of seeded paper Christmas ornaments are a great option. These unique ornaments are made of an eco-friendly paper with attached seeds and your custom logo is printed on the vellum paper that is on top of the seeded paper. After the Christmas season is over, the ornaments that once decorated the Christmas tree can be planted in soil and grow into beautiful wild flowers or herbs. Check out some of these great shapes available.
These are shaped like traditional Christmas stockings. These for good for any business wanting to stick with a classic icon of Christmas. One of the legends about the origin of hanging stockings for Christmas was from a story about a poor man who was worried about what would come of his daughters after he died. One day Saint Nicholas was passing through his village and wanted to help the poor man, however, he knew the man would not accept charity. So, during the night he threw three bags of gold through an open window. One of the bags of gold, by chance, landed inside of a stocking, and the Christmas stocking was born. Other versions of the story also exist; however, no evidence of the legend actually exists. Continue reading
With frigid temperatures across most of the U.S. and even the Sunshine State of Florida, it seems that we have just skipped right past Thanksgiving to the Christmas holidays. Us, Floridians are used to shorts and t-shirt around the Thanksgivings holidays, so these sub-freezing temps are confusing us. Even though we don't want to bypass the Thanksgiving holidays and miss all of the amazing turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie that will served up on Thanksgiving Day, it is important to realize that any Christmas promotional items such as Christmas ornaments, Santa hats, or Christmas stockings need to be ordered well in advance, since most people start decorating their homes, businesses, and trees just after Thanksgiving. Don't wait too late until stock has dwindled down on these great Christmas giveaways!
Custom Christmas Ornaments
Ornaments are the best-selling Christmas giveaways for companies. It is very common for many companies to give out different colors and styles of ornaments each year to help their customers and employees get a collection of ornaments for their Christmas tree. Christmas ornaments are a great way to keep your logo in front of your customers for the entire holiday season. The nicer the ornaments you give out, the more likely they will continue to use the ornaments year after year to trim their tree. With Christmas ornaments, there are many options such as glass, shatterproof, wood, acrylic, metal, and even other more unique options such as seeded paper ornaments. Our suggestion is to mix up your variety each year so you can help your clients start a diverse collection of Christmas ornaments proudly displaying your company logo!
As the Winter season sets in, so does cold and flu season. It seems everywhere you go someone is sneezing, blowing their nose, or coughing. Germs are everywhere and that's why the Thrifty Thursday product this week is promotional hand sanitizer. These featured hand sanitizers are pen sized for convenient storage in your purse or bag. These are a great giveaway not only for healthcare related businesses and organizations, but for any business that wants to help combat cold and flu germs. These are great to promote National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is in December.
Spray Pen Hand Sanitizer Features
Santa hats are a great addition for any holiday party to encourage Christmas spirit. There's something about the silly hat that lightens the mood at company parties and relaxes people. Whether you choose to get blank Santa hats or hats with your business logo, the mood improvement is considerably noticeable. However, if you are going to spend the money, why not strengthen your branding by having your company logo embroidered or printed on the hats? Branding the Santa hats is particularly important if you will be giving out the hats to clients.
Modern day Santa hats aren't just red and white anymore. Now you have Continue reading