New Golf Tournament Giveaways

Each year reveals new giveaways for golf tournaments.  Many companies host these as a fundraiser or a client thank you.  They are a great way to network and if you have a unique giveaway your name is sure to be in front of your potential clients for years to come. Even an old standby like a golf towel can have new life breathed into it by using a new technique to decorate it.  How about a woven towel or an all over color dye sublimated towel?  Both of these are available and a show stopper!  I snapped some photos of some great options for giveaways below!

 

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Purchases with a Purpose

I once heard a sermon where the pastor said if you want to know where a persons heart and passion lie, look to where they spend their money.  Needless to say that has stuck with me.  As a faith based business we are always looking for ways not just to help people grow their business but to help them have better lives.  At the beginning of this year we added a new custom gift line to our offering called Trades of Hope.  This organization is unique in the marketplace as each purchase helps an impoverished woman somewhere in this world.  We have been talking about this organization on our facebook page since January 1 but today I was sent a Thank You video from Katie Davis who wrote the book Kisses from Katie.  I had the pleasure of reading this story of this young woman’s remarkable journey into Uganda and the hearts of the people there.  Hers is one of the many missions that Trades of Hope buys from at a fair trade rate, normally six times what the woman would receive if they tried to sell their craft locally.  Katie’s story touched my heart, I hope it touches yours!  Her missions product can be purchased direct from our Trades of Hope Compassion Gift Link on our website

 

Decorated MicroFiber or Soft Shell Jackets

It is still summer here in Minnesota but already we are working on fall jackets!  The microfiber or softshell jacket is by far the most popular option.  They come in a variety of styles and colors and oftentimes offer both a mens and ladies version.  We have several clients who are using these jackets for their “Awards” Jacket for their summertime sport.  Racing, Horse, Rodeo, 4H and Ball Sports to name a few.  They also make a GREAT! corporate gift either for your own staff to unify your brand or for your top tier of clients.

We wanted to highlight one client in particular who took the decorating process to the extreme which is really fun to do and maximizes the advertising potential for the client.  The jacket below has embroidery, rhinestones, applique and metallic embroidery.  The ladies look awesome in them don’t you agree!  They are a show stopper!

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Vendor Spotlight-Ventura Line

They are my favorite koozie supplier of late due to their fabulous special! Just check out my pics on facebook for the ones I have done in the last month or so.  In addition they do keytags, drinkware, golf items, mousepads, clocks, calenders, water bottles, awareness ribbons, award ribbons, hand fans and much more!

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Vendor Spotlight-Leeds World

I thought I would share some of the summer specials that my favorite production partners are offering.  Leeds has some unique items so if you are looking for a different giveaway for this fall, one of these items may fit the bill!  The best news is they are on sale!

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Rush Promotional Products

Did you forget that event coming up next week?  Did the boss forget to tell you about the company picnic Thursday?  You are not alone, at least once a week I get a call from someone who needs something in a RUSH!

Not surprisingly there are plenty of products you can choose from that you can get relatively quick.  Most of these have a 24 hour production time and then 2-3 days ship depending on your area of the country.  You can also pay for overnight shipping if that is a need as well.

Here are just a few of the items you can get quickly:

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Beer Bottle Koozies

Koozies are available now in a variety of shapes and options.  Whether you are looking for a hunting themed koozie or one with built in ice pack or an attached carabiner.  They also come for a standard beer can, energy drink size, water bottles or a zip front beer bottle style.

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Fun Temporary Tattoos on Sale

horse tattoos tattoosTemporary tattoos are a fun and affordable way to promote your business at the local or state fair, tradeshow or community event. They come in a variety of sizes and almost any art is condusive to this process.  Right now through August 25th, you can get 1000 when you order 1000!  This is an annual sale that makes your bargain twice as nice!  A true BOGO!  a 2 inch x 2 inch tattoo is just $148 for 1000 of them and if you order now, you can get 2000!

These come off very easily with a little bit of vegy or olive oil and kids love them.  Plus it gives you a captive audience to talk to the parents, perfect!

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Employee Health & Wellness Programs

Your employees’ health and wellbeing are key factors to lowering health-care costs and raising productivity. We have some ideas for you for a new wellness initiative program.

The Big Kick-Off
First on the agenda will be the announcement at a company meeting. For the big kick-off, inform staff of the specific elements of the program, and make sure you have relevant items to gear everyone up to invest more in their health. Start with a journal to track how they’re doing with targeted goals, such as lowering blood pressure and calorie intake, and getting more exercise. You want to be sure employees are safe to and from work, too, so hand out a first-aid/emergency kit they can keep in their cars. If you’re beginning the program with the New Year, provide a cold-and-flu-care kit to help them “Survive the Season.”

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Your employees’ health and wellbeing are key factors to lowering health-care costs and raising productivity. We have some ideas for you for a new wellness initiative program.

The Big Kick-Off
First on the agenda will be the announcement at a company meeting. For the big kick-off, inform staff of the specific elements of the program, and make sure you have relevant items to gear everyone up to invest more in their health. Start with a journal to track how they’re doing with targeted goals, such as lowering blood pressure and calorie intake, and getting more exercise. You want to be sure employees are safe to and from work, too, so hand out a first-aid/emergency kit they can keep in their cars. If you’re beginning the program with the New Year, provide a cold-and-flu-care kit to help them “Survive the Season.”

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Weight Loss
Every wellness program should include exercise and weight-loss incentives. Consider setting up an onsite gym for employees to use for free. Maybe have a Weight Watchers representative visit with employees to talk about diet. To help employees with their weight-loss routines, think of giving out items like jump ropes, pedometers and water bottles.

Smoking Cessation
Another important element should be providing help for people who want to quit smoking. Give attendees of smoking cessation seminars dental-care kits to maintain their new minty-fresh breath and portable mini oxygen canisters for breaths of fresh air for their new clean lungs.

Milestone Prizes
Also have prizes on hand for milestones. A high quality, rolling duffel bag would be great to take to the gym and would be a welcome gift for people who lose a certain percentage of weight.  Think of yourself as a lifesaver. We think these ideas can get you off to a healthy start.

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Weight Loss
Every wellness program should include exercise and weight-loss incentives. Consider setting up an onsite gym for employees to use for free. Maybe have a Weight Watchers representative visit with employees to talk about diet. To help employees with their weight-loss routines, think of giving out items like jump ropes, pedometers and water bottles.

Smoking Cessation
Another important element should be providing help for people who want to quit smoking. Give attendees of smoking cessation seminars dental-care kits to maintain their new minty-fresh breath and portable mini oxygen canisters for breaths of fresh air for their new clean lungs.

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Non Profit Walks and Rides

When you are organizing a walk or a ride, the details can be overwhelming! Make your event stand out from the rest with clever and affordable giveaways.  Be sure you carry your logo or theme throughout and you will create loyalty that will boost your attendance year after year!

Pre-Walk
Before the walk, encourage people to participate and announce the event to the company with products such as balloons and lip balm imprinted with the well-known pink ribbon. Magnets and bumper stickers also make great small handouts that will remind participants of the event.

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Wear it with Pride
Pink apparel and ribbon-imprinted accessories such as bracelets, shirts, scarves and caps are proudly worn by walkers before, during and after fundraising events. It is a good idea to plan on ordering about half the quantity of the rest of the products, since men will likely be involved, but won’t be wearing ladies’ apparel.

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During the Walk
Before the walk, give participants a goody bag full of items they can use along the way: a ribbon lapel pin to wear proudly, an umbrella in case of rain, bottled water or a pedometer. You can also sell imprinted heart-rate monitors before the race to raise even more money.

After the Event
Shout the cause loud and clear with a fan, binoculars, blanket or fun beach ball. A drawstring bag is reusable and easy to carry.

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