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  • ONE TAP TO FIND: Attach an iHere to each valuable you want to track. Tap on the free iHere3 mobile app to ring iHere and quickly find your keys, wallet or purse.
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Let your promos go to the Dogs!

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PROMO ITEMS HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR GUIDE DOGS

Most charity runs and walks have a ‘no dogs allowed’ policy. Not so at the Southwestern Guide Dogs walkathons, a series of walking events in Florida that raise money for the organization.

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“It’s wonderful to see people bringing their dogs to these events,” says Andy Kramer, the development director of the Palmetto, FL-based nonprofit that has trained hundreds of guide dogs. “You can’t help but see families with their dogs and not smile.”

At each of the nine events held during the summer, Kramer says, the organization’s guide dog trainers are also invited to bring their puppies and current trainee dogs to the event. The puppies, which Kramer calls “Goldadorables,” are a special cross breed of Labradors and Golden Retrievers. “This breed produces wonderful guide dogs that are able to form and nurture partnership with visually impaired individuals, facilitating their life’s journeys with mobility, independence and integrity,” he says.

Promotional items play a major part in the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons, starting with fundraising awards. “For example, if someone raises $100 for an event, they get a monogrammed T-shirt,” Kramer says, “$250 gets you a branded tumbler. In addition, every attending dog gets a logoed bandana and we also bring lots of branded promos from our gift shop, including hats, shirts and leashes, for sale at our events.”  GSPS has a huge variety of branded items for you to choose from.  Visit our website www.gspromosource.com 

This year’s events raised a whopping $835,000 for the charity – a new record.

The Guide Dog Walkathons are expanding to two new locations next year. “We’ve been able to grow new events in markets where we are not as well-known via grass roots fundraising campaigns that net us more friends and sponsors and help us provide more dogs to the visually impaired,” Kramer says. “Recently, Publix and Subaru came on board, which shows that success breeds success.”

Also on tap for the 2016 season: Participants will be invited to design the logoed T-shirts that will be used as event giveaways. “We work really hard to build excitement for these events each year, and the promotional products we incorporate really help do that,” Kramer says.

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The Paideia School uses promos for charity

T-SHIRTS HIGHLIGHT FUNDRAISER

 It was a sea of white in late May for the Yonkers, NY-based Paideia School 15 annual charity event – a 1.5-mile walk followed by a spring carnival. With more than 500 elementary school students – and quite a few parents – decked out in crisp white T-shirts, the day-long event was designed to raise money to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. And that it did, in spades.

From sales of T-shirts, food and tickets to carnival games spread across the school’s playground following the walk – as well as donations and sponsorships of students for the walk – the school raised nearly $16,000 for its chosen charity of the year.

“It was really a great day that brought out the best in our school and in our community,” said Michael Shapiro, principal of Paideia School 15. “The purpose of the shirts was to demonstrate unity for the entire learning community.”

In fact, for some of the students the T-shirts even became a yearbook of sorts, as they had their friends sign the fronts, backs and sleeves. It was all-over imprinting at its most basic. The T-shirts also served a purpose to raise money, as the school sold about 100 additional shirts at $12-$15 apiece (advance sales got a discount) for a total of more than $1,000. Plus, the school gave its teachers and staff red shirts with the same imprints to help them stand out during the event.

“The fundraising aspect of the event really went great, and the T-shirts certainly helped to give the whole thing a celebratory feel,” Shapiro said. “Our impression of everything was very positive. It was a continuation of creating a culture based on the importance of civics and responsibilities.”

For more information about marketing your school or business contact the promotional experts at GSPS (GS Promo Source).  Your one stop shop for all things promotional.  The best prices, the best service and the best people!

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Turtle Pins are a fantastic promo!

TURTLE PINS POPULAR WITH RESORT’S GUESTS

 La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, a boutique beachfront resort in Naples, FL, celebrates the endangered native Loggerhead Turtles. They encourage families to go green on a family philanthropic vacation aimed at discovering and conserving the delicate ecosystems and endangered wildlife of the region.

“Sea turtle preservation is the ultimate goal in our area, and we do our part by providing guests with the knowledge to help protect the turtles,” says David Martorana, director of sales and marketing at the resort.

La Playa partnered with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Project to educate guests on the sea turtles, which use the hotel’s beaches as a nesting area, and involve guests in efforts to protect the species. Guests at La Playa receive sea turtle pins at check-in, together with an information card about the Conservancy and what can be done to protect the turtles. Last year, about 17,000 promotional product pins were distributed.

“The sea turtle pins have been very popular with guests,” says Martorana. “It’s something that surprises and excites those who are staying with us for the first time, and is an added touch that returning guests look forward to receiving.” In addition, it’s a great souvenir that doesn’t require any packing.

La Playa also provides sea turtle coloring books for children at the resort’s restaurant, Baleen. Stuffed sea turtles are available for purchase in the resort boutique and in each guest room.

The resort also recently offered a package for one sea turtle season called the “Love Nesting” package. Guests who select this package when reserving will get luxury beachfront accommodations, a stuffed sea turtle and educational materials on arrival, and tickets to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center.

GSPS has a HUGE variety of promotional pins and gifts.  We can design and produce the perfect item for your next promotion.   Click (www.gspromosource.com) or call today!

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FOOTBALL TEAM SCORES EQUIPMENT THROUGH GOLF

Mission Viejo High School’s Diablo football team needed to raise money for new training and safety equipment and facilities, and they had a small timeframe to work with. Traditional fundraising efforts taking weeks or months weren’t the answer. The solution was to pump up the previous year’s fundraiser – the high school’s annual Diablo Classic Golf Tournament.

 

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California-based Mission Viejo chose one of South Orange County’s finest golf courses to host the event, and used the Diablo Classic website and a variety of online and personal communication efforts to advertise it. The tourney featured a round of golf plus lunch, dinner and opportunities to win Diablo-branded promotional gifts via hole-in-one contests and other on-course events. Prizes included branded golfers’ gift-packs featuring shoe bags, divot fixers and tee pouches. Diablo-branded thank-you gifts were also given to golfers to encourage them to donate to the football team.

Tournament participants and donors enjoyed the promotional gifts, and the branding helped keep the Diablos in mind well after the football season ended. The tournament itself was a success as the effort exceeded expectations, raising more than enough money to cover the season’s football needs.

Are you looking to raise money for your school or sports team?

Make sure to use innovative techniques to connect prospects to a school’s offerings to boost school enrollment or raise funds for teams. The best methods to do this use promotional products and a strong partnership with your distributor who can show you great ways to incorporate branded items into your campaign.

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Bobbleheads / Not just toys!

BOBBLEHEADS DOMINATE MLB PROMO CALENDARS

Garden gnomes, soap dispensers, fedoras and replica championship rings are just a few of the new promotional items MLB teams will give away at ballparks this season. Still, the promo product that remains the most collectible and universally popular in stadiums is the bobblehead. In fact, there are more than 130 bobblehead promotional nights scheduled at MLB parks in 2015, featuring replicas of current players, broadcasters and movie characters.

“We give away a bobblehead, it automatically becomes a sellout,” Rick Schlesinger, COO of the Milwaukee Brewers, recently told ESPN. “Every year we think we might have exhausted the bobblehead craze here in Wisconsin, and it doesn’t happen.”

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For 2015, the Brewers have sold out multiple packages of promotional tickets – entitling fans to a bobblehead of Bob Uecker’s character from the film Major League and a bobblehead of catcher Jonathan Lucroy with a green light saber in his hand for Star Wars night. The Cincinnati Reds, meanwhile, have nine promotional bobblehead dates planned, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals each have eight. The Yankees are giving away four bobbleheads this year in the images of Masahiro Tanaka, Thurman Munson, Jacoby Ellsbury and Babe Ruth.

Bobblehead technology will also improve for 2015. The Brewers’ Uecker figurine has a chip in it that will belt out three phrases from Major League and the Cardinals’ Harry Caray bobblehead will also talk – a giveaway meant to honor the legendary voice of the rival Chicago Cubs.

The popularity of bobbleheads is far from a fad – plans were recently announced to open a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee. The museum will host bobblehead events, autograph signings and mascot appearances, and it will include a bobblehead-themed restaurant. Alternatively, as an ongoing display, the Miami Marlins have a collection of about 600 baseball bobbleheads inside Marlins Park.

If bobbleheads aren’t what you’re looking for, though, MLB teams are offering quite a list of distinctive giveaways this year. A few top picks: Hisashi Iwakuma bear hats (Mariners) on April 25; BBQ branding irons (Twins) on May 25; and Star Wars-themed Death Star balls (Red Sox) on May 4 and R2D2 can coolers (Nationals) on July 19

Want a bobblehead designed for you?  Call us today 860-304-2899 or email kfeeney@gspromosource.com

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OFFICIAL SPONSOR / The Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge

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GSPS (GS Promo Source) is proud to be the official sponsor for the 2015 Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge.  The event is a three day gathering where Land Rover owners get together for fun, adventure and a world-class cooking challenge!  We are proud to be the premier sponsor and provider of Muddy Chef apparel and gear.   Visit www.muddychef.com for more information!

 

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Variable Data Printing / Turn anything into a raffle prize!

How would you like to turn your next trade show giveaway into a business card or even a raffle ticket, and at no additional charge? Call and ask me how at 860.304.2899.

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Facts about promotional outerwear

Did you know:

Jackets have the best advertiser recall of any promotional product? Amazingly, a whopping 95% of those who own logoed outerwear can recall the advertiser’s name.

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9% of U.S. consumers own promotional outerwear. Those with household incomes over $100,000 are more likely to own promotional outerwear.

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Nearly half (48%) of all outerwear recipients say they were likely to do business with an advertiser after given a logoed jacket.

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Democrats are more likely to own a logoed jacket than members of any other political party!

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Call us today to see how GSPS can help EXPLODE your promotional products!  Tel: 860-304-2899.  Visit our website at www.gspromosource.com

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FANS FLOCK TO BALTIMORE ORIOLES’ PROMOTIONS

When the Baltimore Orioles released their 2014 promotion schedule for its 60th anniversary season, they noted it was one of the ball club’s “most robust promotional calendars in club history, filled with many new items, as well as several returning fan favorites” slated for giveaways throughout the season.  It can’t just be coincidence that the team finished first in the America League East Division, claiming their first division championship since 1997.

“Apparel is an extremely popular giveaway, not just in Baltimore, but throughout Major League Baseball,” says Greg Bader, Orioles’ vice president of marketing and communications. He says that T-shirts, caps and other apparel have a high value for fans, as they can get multiple uses out of the giveaway items.  GSPS (GS Promo Source) has thousands of promotional items on it’s website at www.gspromosource.com

“Additionally, it’s good for a brand to provide apparel for fans to wear throughout the marketplace as it helps promote the brand image and identity,” he adds. Indeed, Oriole-branded apparel was distributed at 15 of the 24 home games, when merchandise was given to fans during its anniversary season.

The Orioles’ promotional schedule in 2014 featured six separate T-shirts that were provided to all fans in attendance. “We even allowed our fans to choose their sizes (medium or XL) for the first time in club history,” Bader points out.

There were six hat giveaways this year, including the Orioles’ classic floppy hat (similar to Gilligan’s hat on the famed 1960s TV series), a Father’s Day Fedora and, for the first time, a Wild Bill cowboy hat.

“All of our hats ended up being popular in 2014, but the Wild Bill hat was perhaps the most popular,” says Bader. “It was the first time we had ever given away this style hat, and since it was in honor of ‘Wild Bill’ Hagy, one of the most famous Orioles’ fans of all time, and in celebration of our 60th anniversary, the promotion was extremely well-received.” The Wild Bill hat was distributed on August 9 to the first 20,000 fans ages 15 and older.

In July, Baltimore sports reporters Zach Wilt and Jabby Burns debated the merits of the floppy hat vs. the fedora on Baltimore Sports Report. Burns called the Orioles’ fedora the “new, hip way of the future” while Wilt praised the classic floppy hat.

“When the Orioles’ promotional schedule comes out, the first thing you look for is Floppy Hat Night,” Wilt said. “When you think Orioles’ promotions, you think floppy hat!” The floppy hat promotion has been going on since at least the days of Memorial Stadium (pre-Camden Yards) – more than 25 years, says the Orioles’ Bader. He adds that Miller Lite has sponsored nearly all of the floppy hat giveaways, which are distributed to fans ages 21 and over.

ASK KRISTEN ~ COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Advertising specialties remain less expensive per impression than most other forms of advertising. The investment in ad specialties is modest, more targeted and allows for much greater levels of interaction with consumers than other forms of advertising.

As the chart on this page illustrates, promotional products have a lower cost-per-impression in the United States than prime-time television advertising, national magazine advertising and newspaper ads, and a similar CPI to radio and Internet advertising. Plus, while all of these other forms of advertising are often passive, advertising specialties allow for much more active interaction, such as storing valuable information on a USB drive or carrying groceries or other items around town in a promotional bag.

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Also, consider that when consumers receive advertising specialties, they are often the exact market segment the advertiser is trying to reach. Banks aren’t simply mailing out pens to consumers of all ages from all areas, whether or not they have a branch there. Rather, they are giving out the pens only to current or prospective customers in the geographic areas that they serve. This targeted approach to advertising is much more diffi cult, if not impossible, to achieve in other forms of mass market advertising.

More good news: The cost for advertising specialties is not expected to increase markedly in the next few years, making them a more stable, reliable and innovative way for advertisers to reach consumers.

Even more good news: Consider that the cost of producing a 30-second radio or television commercial is often out of reach for all but the biggest advertisers. Many would have their entire advertising budget eaten up before they even aired the commercial more than a few times. This isn’t true with advertising specialties. Companies from the smallest local businesses to the largest Fortune 100 companies have access to the best that the advertising specialty business has to offer.

Consider letting GS Promo Source (GSPS) help you manage your promotional/advertising campaign.  We believe you will be pleasantly surprised by the cost effectiveness of our services and excellence of our work.

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ASK KRISTEN ~ Unique Team Building Programs

UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS

Want to take your teambuilding programs up a notch? Here are six unique programs along with sample destinations and promotional products to enhance your teambuilding experiences.

Go Underground: Groups can enjoy the spelunker experience by navigating through cave complexes using maps to reach designated destinations. In typical exploration sessions, each team member is assigned a role. Leaders are responsible for group well-being. Learning sessions promote communication skills and show how strategies can be improved as participants gain insights that can be integrated into work environments. Participants assist each other in unfamiliar situations that challenge comfort zones and bring cohesiveness into play to overcome fears. While the guides’ main roles are to ensure safety, they’re also on hand to interpret the cave’s natural history.

Promotional Gifts: logoed headlamps and flashlights, glow sticks, gloves and whistles.

Sample Destination: Moaning Cavern Park, Vallecito, CA, www.caverntours.com

Fly Through The Air: Flying trapeze teambuilding programs engender feelings of involvement and team spirit as your group reaches for the heights. Programs start with safety training before anyone sets foot on the trapeze. These activities produce aerial dynamics that bolster cooperation, efficiency and courage. The objective is to build team spirit and create new bonds to face the challenges of demanding business environments. Sessions usually rotate through challenge stations with increasing levels of difficulty and can be tailored to the groups’ time and budget.

Promotional Gifts: trapeze-shaped belt buckles, workout monitors, exercise clothes and headbands.

Sample Destination: Trapeze School New York, six U.S. locations, www.trapezeschool.com

 

Climb A Mountain: Rock climbing and rappelling programs are fantastic ways to create strong bonds and improve communication skills while setting and achieving goals. Courses teach the simplest forms of outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, emphasizing the skills of climbing knots, belaying, anchors and movement. These programs present teamwork as a natural solution to overcoming intense mental and physical challenges.

Promotional Gifts: carabineers, binoculars, climbing vests and hats.

Sample Destination: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, multiple Southeast locations,
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Race A Yacht: These waterborne regattas are designed for sailors and non-sailors alike and physical condition is never an issue; it’s about fostering teamwork through a desire to win. Team members begin by practicing crew positions and learn to work together as a cohesive team; skills that will later prove valuable in business environments. Rating systems allow for handicapping so that all boats are judged equal at the finish. There’s plenty of action, tacking upwind, rounding the marks and running downwind. Before returning to the dock for the awards celebration, each team will have the duration of the regatta to pleasure sail and explore the waterway.

Promotional Gifts: boat bags, compasses, binoculars and nautical jewelry.

Sample Destination: Schooner Woodwind, Annapolis, MD, www.schoonerwoodwind.com

 

Build A House: Your team will learn building skills that improve communications and develop cooperation and camaraderie through interacting with coworkers from all levels of your corporate hierarchy. These efforts work to build morale and team spirit and forge bonds by working toward a common goal. In addition, the program fees provided to Habitat For Humanity are fully tax deductible. Habitat For Humanity can also provide access to their branding so that your company logo can be combined with Habitat’s to use as a powerful marketing tool. Best of all, it’s for a great cause.

Promotional Gifts: tape measures, calculators, tool kits, gloves, T-shirts and hats.

Sample Destination: Contact Habitat For Humanity to locate programs www.habitat.org

Join A Cattle Drive: Your group will learn cowboy management techniques when you send them on a cattle drive. Most cattle ranches are located in areas of natural beauty that offer scenic cattle work accompanied by spectacular vistas, including pine forests, alpine meadows and mountain lakes. Your teambuilding group will learn the organizational skills required to trail cattle and move herds across water and up and down hills; skills that will come in handy when it’s time for your staff to round up new customers.

Promotional Gifts: Western gear including logoed cowboy hats, jewelry and belt buckles.

Sample Destination: The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch, Shell, WY, www.thehideout.com

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Promotional USB Drives @ GREAT PRICES!

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 USB flash drive keychain

Give them the power of the swivel with these unique USB swivel flash drives.
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Build your own drive by choosing body and swing colors. Each includes a keychain as well as free setup and measure 3 1/8” x 5/8” Add your brand in laser engraved or pad print imprinting for an effective promotional tool that they’re sure to appreciate. Due to memory chip market fluctuations please contact factory when placing order.
Call our dedicated team of promotional product experts today!  We don’t just sell you promo products, we solve your problems and are the idea specialists!  GSPS or GS Promo Source is your one stop shop for everything in the world of promotional items.

Bic Pens – HOLIDAY SUPER SALE!

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Unbelievable BRAND NAME pen pricing – good through December 31, 2014! Call or email us today for free virtual samples and ideas!! info@gspromosource.com or 860-304-2899!/direct

Check out our other offerings at www.gspromosource.com.

STAYING POWER OF PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Respondents were asked how long they keep a typical type of promotional item. Across all promotional products, the average was just over seven months. Some products such as calendars can stay around for about a year, while others, especially health and safety products and writing instruments, last for about six months. Calendars, which have the longest staying power, are the one item used most often for reference purposes, such as referring to a name or phone number.

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Writing Instruments ~ Promotional Pens

Promotional pens are powerful branding tools.  Fifty six percent of US consumers own logoed writing instruments.  More women than men own logoed pens in the U.S.  Women have 58% versus men who have 54%.   Interestingly, Democrats in the Southeast are prepared for write-in candidates.  Versus Republicans (65%) Democrats have 74% logoed pens.  Check out the chart below for more information.  GS Promo Source www.gspromosource.com is your one stop shop for promotional products.

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Go Green with these great promotional products from GSPS

 

Go GREEN with GS Promo Source and these great products!

 

Taking the time to use environmentally friendly promotional products brings green to your next promotion.  Saving the planet by selecting eco friendly items.  We offer a variety of green products that are great go green promotional items for your customers. By Promoting  cleaner and healthier world we are sending a message about conservation. We can make our footprint smaller.  GSPS offers everyday low prices to help make go green promotional items affordable. We have a large selection on everything you need to go green at home, work or at the office. Many of the go green promotional products reduce waste and save energy. We utilize the newest high impact business solutions to assist you in purchasing the best green supplies, pet products, non toxic, green home products and more.

Our clients are experiencing the ease and efficiency of using green products with the added benefit of supporting a new focus on responsible earth friendly practices.  We all can help with any go green promotion, eco-friendly, recycled products, products made from corn that are safe. Please browse our collection of environmentally friendly products that includes most items we use today from apparel to tote bags.We all can make a difference a little conserving at a time. Promotional Earth Friendly items benefits us all making our efforts of being aware of the world we live. Use eco friendly promotional items for your next giveaway. Our Eco friendly promotional items features biodegradable products, corn plastic, earth conserving products, eco-friendly candles, eco friendly drinkware, energy saving products, environmentally friendly pens, products made form recycled material, organic products, recycling awareness, solar powered products. So if you are searching for the perfect environmentally friendly promotional solution, we can help.

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Oakley Sunglasses ~ Supercharge your corporate store or incentive program

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Great Oakley promotional products!  Supercharge your corporate gift giving or employee store programs!  These are just a few samples of great products that GSPS can brand for you!  CLICK HERE for more info.

Oakley Polarized Holbrook Sunglasses
Oakley HD Polarized -Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet with greater than 99% polarization efficiency Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 6 base lens curvature Optical precision and impact resistance meet or exceed Z87.1 optical and basic impact standards UV protection of Plutonite lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/ UVB/ UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of Iridium lens coating (optional) Frame: Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter frame material Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment

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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses
Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Sunglasses (Jet Black frame. Black Iridium Lens) – Oakley’s #1 selling style for the sportsman. Created for the active as well as the hardcore sportsman. This frame is built to be worn and used anywhere but designed to fit the athlete from weekend golfer to the extreme cyclist.

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Oakley Gas Can Sunglasses
Oakley Gas Can Sunglasses – Polished Black Frame. Grey Lens. High Definition Optics (HDO) lenses are cut from the curve of a single lens shield, then mounted in the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour. The look is so unique, we customized our corporate logo just for these sunglasses. Lightweight O Matter frame material offers premium comfort. Peripheral vision is maximized by XYZ Optics, an innovation that maintains visual clarity at all angles of view. Impact protection meets ANSI Z87.1 standards, and our Three-Point Fit retains the lenses in precise optical alignment. True metal icons sign this Oakley original.

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OAKLEY WORKS PACK 25L
The Oakley Works Pack 25L offers the durable and compact construction that accommodates any adventure. Designed to keep computers secure and accessible with a dedicated laptop panel, this basic pack provides the versatile function and hauling capacity ideal for hybrid athletes who need to stay connected when they are on the go. Dedicated laptop panel with side access sleeve holds most 15 inch laptops and tablets. Optics holster on shoulder strap stores eyewear separately and safely. Expansion side pocket keeps water bottles accessible.

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Oakley Status 2.0
At 19″ H x 14″ W x 7″ D and 30L capacity, the Oakley Status 2.0 backpack is made of sturdy black 600D polyester material. The dual zipper dedicated panel fits most laptops. Also features front pocket organizer, zippered large main compartment, mesh pockets for computer peripherals, hard shell pocket for glasses and water bottle pockets. Perfect for athletic leagues and colleges.

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Oakley Large 85L Tech Sport Duffel
Oakley Large 85L Tech Sport Duffel – Front internal organizer pocket and wet/dry side pocket offer easy access to smaller items Specialized pockets store your phone and shoes separately Includes removable toiletry bag 85L Capacity

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Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL Sunglasses
Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O Matter frame material Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds the lenses in precise optical alignment Unobtainium components that increase grip when you sweat Metal icon accents. Interchangeable lens design to optimize performance in any environment High Definition Optics for clarity, visual fidelity and impact resistance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards

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Oakley Small 55L Tech Sport Duffel
Oakley Small 55L Tech Sport Duffel (Black or Electric Blue). The 57L Small Sport Duffel is a great grab and go bag for athletes on their way to the gym or a spontaneous overnight adventure. Double handles and an Air Mesh shoulder strap offer versatile and comfortable carrying options, while an ample main compartment and multiple specialized pockets inside and out offer accessibility and organization. Specialized pockets store your phone and shoes separately. Wet/Dry pocket. Front internal organizer pocket. 55L Capacity

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OAKLEY Solid Sport Polo
100% polyester. Self-fabric collar and three-button placket. Set-in sleeves. Ellipse logo on left sleeve. Oakley icon on center back neck. Available in assorted colors.

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Oakley Hijinx Sunglasses
Oakley Hijinx sunglasses with Polished Black frames and G30 Black Iridium lens. Includes a special woven bag for cleaning and storage. Great for golf tournaments.

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Oakley Gascan Sunglasses, Crystal Black/Black Iridium
These Oakley Gascan Sunglasses have all the quality, endurance and superior style you have come to expect from Oakley. Black geometric frames, Black Iridium Plutonite lenses, and integrated hinges makes these the luxury sunglass of choice! 100% UVA, UVB, UVC and dangerous blue light protection. Oakley means endurance and quality and these Oakley Gascan Sunglasses are the lightweight proof of Oakley’s design prowess. Ships in an Oakley soft pouch.

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Oakley Gascan Sunglasses, Matte Black/Grey
These Oakley Gascan Sunglasses have all the quality, endurance and superior style you have come to expect from Oakley. Black geometric frames, gray Plutonite lenses, and integrated hinges makes these the luxury sunglass of choice! 100% UVA, UVB, UVC and dangerous blue light protection. Oakley means endurance and quality and these Oakley Gascan Sunglasses are the lightweight proof of Oakley’s design prowess. Ships in an Oakley soft pouch.

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Oakley Gascan Sunglasses, Polished White/Black Iridium
These Oakley Gascan sunglasses have all the quality, endurance and superior style you have come to expect from Oakley. Polished white geometric frames, black iridium lenses, and integrated hinges makes these the luxury sunglass of choice! 100% UVA, UVB, UVC and dangerous blue light protection. Oakley equals endurance and quality and these Oakley Gascan Sunglasses are the lightweight proof of Oakley’s design prowess.

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Oakley Gascan Sunglasses, Polished Black/Grey
These Oakley Gascan Sunglasses have all the quality, endurance and superior style you have come to expect from Oakley. Black geometric frames, gray Plutonite lenses, and integrated hinges makes these the luxury sunglass of choice! 100% UVA, UVB, UVC and dangerous blue light protection. Oakley means endurance and quality and these Oakley Gascan Sunglasses are the lightweight proof of Oakley’s design prowess.

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Oakley Whisker Sunglasses, Black/Black Iridium
Whisker eyewear from Oakley features the most advanced optics ever developed. Protect your eyes from harmful rays and impact, and enjoy a perfectly precise view and all-day comfort, thanks to Oakley’s C-5 frame, a fusion of five metal compounds that’s incredibly strong, flexible, and lightweight. Oakley’s Whisker eyewear has cool style that never looks stale. Ships in an Oakley soft case.

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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ, Jet Black / Black Iridium Polarized
Sport pros demand the best, and Oakley has answered their challenge for decades. World-class athletes have driven Oakley to create innovative technology like these lenses with pristine optical clarity. Flak Jacket XLJ sunglasses take it to the next level with the latest in performance durability! Oakley quality with a brand new sporty look and superior performance! Ships in a hard case.

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Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses, Polished Clear/Chrome Iridium
Oakley shades for your superstar lifestyle! Snowboarding superstar Shaun White worked closely with Oakley to create these classic, timeless Holbrook sunglasses. Inspired by screen heroes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, these iconic sunglasses offer their own brand of defiance. 100% UV protection. Durability and all-day comfort are yours! Ships in an Oakley soft case.

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Oakley Polarized Hijinx Sunglasses, Polished Black/Grey
The look is fresh, clean, and uncomplicated. But Hijinx eyewear from Oakley features the most advanced optics developed to date. Protect your eyes from harmful rays and impact, and enjoy a perfectly precise view, thanks to the best eyewear technology on the planet. Step up to the best eyewear on the planet! Oakley’s Hijinx eyewear is a perfect match for your active life with the sophisticated style you crave. Ships in an Oakley soft case.

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Oakley Men’s Flak Jacket Sunglasses
FLAK JACKET features Oakley HYDROPHOBIC, a permanent lens coating that prevents rain and sweat from building up on the lens. The lenses feature the unbeatable clarity of Oakley’s HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS . Choose the nose pads that give you the best fit -two sizes are included. Oakley’s Three-Point Fit optimizes comfort and holds the lenses in precise optical alignment for superior clarity.

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OAKLEY WORKS PACK 30L
The Oakley Works Pack 30L is a comfortable and versatile way to haul your essentials on a weekend getaway, an action packed adventure or a jaunt to work through the city. The large top zip main compartment provides protection for electronics and other gear, while two optics storage options keep your eyewear easily accessible. Dedicated padded panel and sleeve holds most tablets and 15 inch laptops. Brushed optics pocket, optics holster on shoulder strap, side water bottle pocket and bottom vented expansion pocket offer specialized small item storage. Padded mesh back panel and shoulder straps provide comfort while carrying.

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Power banks and mobile device chargers

Did you know that GSPS offers 2,050 different kinds of power banks/ mobile device chargers? Let’s take a look at four great chargers. From ultra-compact credit card sized chargers to completely custom design chargers. Call Kristen or Eric today for pricing and great ideas!. Tel: 860-304-2899 or e-mail sales@gspromosource.com

The Zoom Power Anode (with MIT logo) offers the perfect solution for power as it incorporates both a power bank and AC charging adaptor into one piece. Simply open the prongs and use the style as an AC charging adaptor. The Anode will charge itself while plugged into a wall outlet. Unplug with a full charge and the Anode will act as a power device with 2,600 mAh at an output speed of 1 Amp. Power Supply can be monitored by pressing the power button when charger is plugged into a device or at rest.

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Credit Card Power Bank (with Walking Dead logo). 2900mAh grade A non-recycled battery, USB output and battery test button. Includes USB cord and 4 adapter tips. Use the adapter tips included or your devices own USB charging cable. Output 5 volts/1Amp.

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Everything falls into place with the Zoom Energy Box (with Stratton logo)! This convenient device contains a 5,600 mAh Lithium Ion battery and two charging points. You won’t have to search for a charging cable. This favor includes a USB recharging cable and an integrated Lightning adapter cable right in the product. Use the Lightning adapter to recharge your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Use the USB port to recharge USB to Micro USB products like Android tablets and smartphones!

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Design your own custom PVC powerbank charger. Great unique idea for the next promotion, your client will love to charge their devices with your custom designed logo powerbank! With your idea and our design team we will help re-create your idea into 2D or 3D project around our Universal powerbank chargers available in different shapes. Input: DC 5V / 600mA,Output: DC 5V / 1A, Capacity: 1800mAh/2000mAh/2200mAh

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Be sure to visit www.gspromosource.com!

Custom Calendars / Starting at $1.09!

Great for your business!  On average your brand will be viewed 8 times a day!  What better way to spread the word about your company/group or brand?  A desktop calendar will be a valued gift and something your clients can use.  CLICK the image  below or HERE for a huge variety of styles and layouts.  Remember, GSPS will layout your artwork for no charge!   E-mail us today at sales@gspromosource.com

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Great Halloween Promotional Products!

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Halloween is less than a month away. Visit our site —www.gspromosource.com — to order your Halloween-themed promotions today! Need help? Email us at info@gspromosource.com

 

Team Building Adventures!

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UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS:

Want to take your teambuilding programs up a notch? Here are six unique programs along with sample destinations and promotional products to enhance your teambuilding experiences.  Our team at GS Promo Source (GSPS) can custom tailor your event or team building exercise to any adventure.  We are your destination for promotional products.  More than that, the professionals at GSPS provide SOLUTIONS to your problems.  Call us today at 860-304-2899

Go Underground: Groups can enjoy the spelunker experience by navigating through cave complexes using maps to reach designated destinations. In typical exploration sessions, each team member is assigned a role. Leaders are responsible for group well-being. Learning sessions promote communication skills and show how strategies can be improved as participants gain insights that can be integrated into work environments. Participants assist each other in unfamiliar situations that challenge comfort zones and bring cohesiveness into play to overcome fears. While the guides’ main roles are to ensure safety, they’re also on hand to interpret the cave’s natural history.

Promotional Gifts: logoed headlamps and flashlights, glow sticks, gloves and whistles.

Sample Destination: Moaning Cavern Park, Vallecito, CA, www.caverntours.com

 

Fly Through The Air: Flying trapeze teambuilding programs engender feelings of involvement and team spirit as your group reaches for the heights. Programs start with safety training before anyone sets foot on the trapeze. These activities produce aerial dynamics that bolster cooperation, efficiency and courage. The objective is to build team spirit and create new bonds to face the challenges of demanding business environments. Sessions usually rotate through challenge stations with increasing levels of difficulty and can be tailored to the groups’ time and budget.

Promotional Gifts: trapeze-shaped belt buckles, workout monitors, exercise clothes and headbands.

Sample Destination: Trapeze School New York, six U.S. locations, www.trapezeschool.com

 

Climb A Mountain: Rock climbing and rappelling programs are fantastic ways to create strong bonds and improve communication skills while setting and achieving goals. Courses teach the simplest forms of outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, emphasizing the skills of climbing knots, belaying, anchors and movement. These programs present teamwork as a natural solution to overcoming intense mental and physical challenges.

Promotional Gifts: carabineers, binoculars, climbing vests and hats.

Sample Destination: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, multiple Southeast locations,
www.foxmountainguides.com

 

Race A Yacht: These waterborne regattas are designed for sailors and non-sailors alike and physical condition is never an issue; it’s about fostering teamwork through a desire to win. Team members begin by practicing crew positions and learn to work together as a cohesive team; skills that will later prove valuable in business environments. Rating systems allow for handicapping so that all boats are judged equal at the finish. There’s plenty of action, tacking upwind, rounding the marks and running downwind. Before returning to the dock for the awards celebration, each team will have the duration of the regatta to pleasure sail and explore the waterway.

Promotional Gifts: boat bags, compasses, binoculars and nautical jewelry.

Sample Destination: Schooner Woodwind, Annapolis, MD, www.schoonerwoodwind.com

 

Build A House: Your team will learn building skills that improve communications and develop cooperation and camaraderie through interacting with coworkers from all levels of your corporate hierarchy. These efforts work to build morale and team spirit and forge bonds by working toward a common goal. In addition, the program fees provided to Habitat For Humanity are fully tax deductible. Habitat For Humanity can also provide access to their branding so that your company logo can be combined with Habitat’s to use as a powerful marketing tool. Best of all, it’s for a great cause.

Promotional Gifts: tape measures, calculators, tool kits, gloves, T-shirts and hats.

Sample Destination: Contact Habitat For Humanity to locate programs www.habitat.org

 

Join A Cattle Drive: Your group will learn cowboy management techniques when you send them on a cattle drive. Most cattle ranches are located in areas of natural beauty that offer scenic cattle work accompanied by spectacular vistas, including pine forests, alpine meadows and mountain lakes. Your teambuilding group will learn the organizational skills required to trail cattle and move herds across water and up and down hills; skills that will come in handy when it’s time for your staff to round up new customers.

Promotional Gifts: Western gear including logoed cowboy hats, jewelry and belt buckles.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month! – Think Pink in October!

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Show your support for Breast Cancer Treatment and Research in October.  GS Promo Source (GSPS) offers more than 4,000 Breast Cancer related promotional items.  From scarves, to pens, to  bracelets to tote bags.  Be sure to visit our website www.gspromosource.com for the full list of items.  Or click this link to be taken directly to the “Think Pink” page!  For more information about Breast Cancer treatment and programs, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Pocket Slider – Breast Cancer Awareness
Stay ahead with our Pocket Slider – Breast Cancer Awareness! Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammograms and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart operates just like a slide rule, just match up the bullet point and view information and tips in the cutout window. This item is available in Spanish!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Signature Peppermints
Filled with Signature Peppermints, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Signature Peppermin
Filled with Signature Peppermints, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Cinnamon Red Hots
Filled with Cinnamon Red Hots, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Cinnamon Red Hots
Filled with Cinnamon Red Hots, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 6″ Engineer Pocket Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 6″ aluminum engineer pocket scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness AlumiEraser
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum sleek design AlumiEraser gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Large Rectangular Aluminum Key Tag
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The large aluminum rectangular key tag gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Business Card
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum business card gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Luggage Tag w/ Black Strap
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum luggage tag with black strap gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Engineer Hollow Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ aluminum engineer hollow scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Combination Key Tag
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The combination gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 6″ Architect Pocket Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 6″ aluminum architect pocket scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Office Ruler – Aluminum
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ two bevel aluminum office ruler gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Architect Hollow Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ aluminum architect hollow scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Desk Ruler
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ desk ruler gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed. Working together we can help put an end to breast cancer.

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Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer (Spanish)
Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. That is why the Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer Spanish version can be a very helpful handout! Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammogram’s and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart is great for mailings, trade shows and take-along’s. The front of the product leaves room for you to imprint a personal message or your company name or logo!

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Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. That is why the Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer can be a very helpful handout! Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammogram’s and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart is great for mailings, trade shows and take-along’s. The front of the product leaves room for you to imprint a personal message or your company name or logo!

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Breast Cancer Awareness 54″ Shoelaces
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item will be seen wherever recipients go. These adult male size shoelaces are 54″ long and especially designed for the cause. Perfect for charity walks or marathons these shoelaces can be printed with your company name and logo for a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year around. Ideal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month events every October.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Lanyard w/3 Day Service
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item that will stay in sight. These flat ribbed polyester lanyards are especially designed for the cause and make a great giveaway at charity walks or marathons. Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place throughout October but with your name and logo printed on these lanyards you’ve got a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year round. 3 day service!

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Breast Cancer Awareness 45″ Shoelaces
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item will be seen wherever recipients go. These adult female size shoelaces are 45″ long and especially designed for the cause. Perfect for charity walks or marathons these shoelaces can be printed with your company name and logo for a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year around. Ideal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month events every October!

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Great promotional ideas! – Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

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ITS NO MYSTERY: PROMO PRODUCTS PUMP-UP SALES

Mysteryland, the longest running electronic dance music (EDM) festival in the world, made its U.S. debut over the Memorial Day weekend at the iconic Woodstock grounds in Bethel Woods, NY, by telling attendees to “take a trip down the rabbit hole.” Unlike the original Woodstock concert, attendance was strictly enforced and limited to 20,000, with ticket prices starting at $179, and VIP passes going for $299. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, the EDM market is estimated to be close to $20 billion and is growing by over 10% every year.

ID&T, the festival powerhouse behind Mysteryland, hosted top acts like Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Moby, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Showtek and Fedde Le Grand on the main stage. The Boat Stage, which catered to bass-hungry fans, featured Zomboy, Flosstradamus, Big Gigantic and Bro Safari. “Sunday School,” a mini festival within Mysteryland, offered three stages of the sounds of techno, tech-house and vinyl-only DJs. Hardstyle fans could throw their bodies to Coone, Noisecontrollers and Brennan Heart in the Q-Dance tent. If fans needed time to rest their feet (and ears), they could venture to the “Healing Garden” for yoga, meditation or aromatherapy. Among this eclectic mix of music, dance and art, there was also an abundance of fun branded promotional products.

One of the main sponsors of Mysteryland USA was Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden. Friendly Rekorderlig vendors decked out in red logoed polos happily offered free samples of their Strawberry-Lime, Berry or Pear flavored hard cider. They also gave soaked dancers Rekorderlig branded ponchos for the intermittent downpours throughout that Saturday afternoon. One of the promoters explained that the plastic pouch the ponchos came in could act as a waterproof case for cell phones.

A popular meeting place for separated friends was the prominent Rekorderlig hot-air balloon. One of the perks to visiting the hard cider vendor was the chance to win a balloon ride over the lush fields where, 45 years earlier, concertgoers danced to Hendrix, Santana, Joplin and other top acts.

On the trail to the main stage, attendees were greeted by another Rekorderlig booth that sold garland crowns for $20. Many of the female guests got in touch with their inner flower child and chose from a variety of colorful blossoms to be custom-fit around their heads, staying true to the Rekorderlig slogan, “Beautifully Swedish.”

Aside from Rekorderlig, there was a plethora of Mysteryland merchandise, which featured the Mysteryland and/or Woodstock ’69 logos on apparel, hats and headbands. Rookie campers were also able to buy blankets, sleeping bags and other outdoor necessities. Mysteryland offered “Holy Ground” campers their own camping survival kit, with a two-person tent, airbed and sleeping bags. Festival-goers were able to purchase unique meals and snacks from Smorgasburg Food Fest. Smorgasburg is a food market held every Saturday in the hipster Brooklyn town of Williamsburg, who partnered with Mysteryland to offer organic, vegan and other food options.

Mysteryland was one of the first “cashless” U.S. music festivals. Attendees were able to put money onto their logoed wristbands either online or at stations throughout the festival grounds. Their credit changed into “birdie bucks” to pay for food, beverages, merchandise or showers throughout the weekend. The leftover money was then refunded back onto the provided credit card. The birdie bucks wristbands allowed for quicker service in the long lines for showers and food.

 

With the help of sponsors such as Rekorderlig and many others, Mysteryland was able to successfully offer a mecca for fans of all EDM genres to come together to explore and dance in the historical grounds that inspired a revolution of music, fashion and a state of mind back in 1969. And with logoed keepsakes, the memories from Mysteryland are guaranteed to live on.

GS Promo Source at Lime Rock Park Historic Races and Car Show

It’s customer appreciation day at Lime Rock Park.  Join GS Promo Source in our VIP cabana hillside.  We have reserved a 10×20 cabana that will be stocked with snacks and beverages.

 

 

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Ralph Lauren’s Collection:

 

These are the five cars here at Lime Rock Park, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1

As if you needed another reason to attend Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 32 over Labor Day weekend, Murray Smith, chairman of the event, has confirmed which cars from Ralph Lauren’s private collection will be displayed over the four-day Labor Day weekend that comprises historic and vintage racing competition surrounding a concours d’ elegance. Mr. Lauren’s private collection is spectacular — and it is a very rare event when cars of his are made available to the public at large.
At Lime Rock Park will be…

1953 Morgan Flat Rad
Ralph Lauren’ first car was a Morgan. This perfect example of a Morgan Flat Rad (radiator) is one of just 750 built and was purchased by Lauren in 1986.


1964 Ferrari 250 LM
The Ferrari 250 LM was introduced at the Paris Auto Show in October, 1963 to great fanfare. In the LM, Pinninfarina presented a great case-study in how form following function can be beautiful. Unable to obtain the necessary homologation for GT racing, the 250 LM raced in the prototype category; a 250LM won Le Mans in 1965. Between 1965 and 1968, chassis 6321 — 31 of 32 built — was campaigned extensively and successfully in 19 Australian racing events, winning 13. Among those victories was the Surfers Paradise 12 hours in 1966, co-driven by Andy Buchanan and a young driver just beginning a brilliant career… Jackie Stewart.

1929 Birkin Blower Bentley
The concept of the 4½ Liter, supercharged Bentleys (The Blower Cars) originated with Sir Henry ”Tim” Birkin, privileged son of a wealthy family whose resources allowed him to pursue his ambition of becoming a race car driver. Birkin developed a friendship with W.O. Bentley and given Birkin’s connections, Bentley realized that Birkin could help the struggling car maker (which was going bankrupt) to win important races. Birkin knew he would need a lot of power to compete with the supercharged Mercedes, Alfa and Bugatti racing cars of the time and came up with the idea of supercharging the then-fastest 4½ Liter Bentleys. Bentley, though skeptical, conceded and built 50 supercharged cars to qualify for the 1929 Le Mans 24 Hour race. Birkin built two ”works cars,” but neither finished. (A ”Speed Six” Bentley placed first, followed by 4½ Liter, non-supercharged Bentleys placing second, third and fourth.) With his money running low, Birkin convinced friend, noted socialite and horsewoman Dorothy Paget to help finance his team. Entering Le Mans again in 1930 with two Bentleys (#8 and #9) including chassis HR3976, which carries the Paget crest between the radiator cap and the Bentley badge, the Birkin cars did very well — while they lasted (the fastest race-lap, 6 minutes 48 seconds, was set by the 9 car). Birkin’s cars again failed to finish; HR3976, driven by Dr. Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi, completed 144 laps before it broke a piston. This car’s best finish was a second at the 1930 French Grand Prix (Pau) at the hands of Birkin. By the end of 1930 Paget’s patience with the Birkin team ran out; she cut off funding and the team closed up shop. HR 3976 was then sold to a Frenchman, racing at Le Mans in 1932 and 1933, again failing to finish either. This car was restored in 1990 by Traction Seabert of England with care given to not over-restore it but rather to maintain it in its ”as raced” condition. It is one of only two ”short chassis” (9′ 9 ½” ) Bentleys built.

1956 Jaguar XKSS
When it comes to performance, the Jaguar XKSS was in a league of its own, likely the world’s quickest and fastest production car in 1957. The XKSS was a road-going version of Jaguar’s incredibly successful D-Type race car; factory run D-Types won Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957 while privateer D-Types won many other races, too. Jaguar was convinced by Briggs Cunningham that it could win in American SCCA production car racing, where the rules required 50 street-legal cars be built. So Jaguar changed the model number of 25 XKDs to XKSS, with 25 more to be built to meet the minimum 50. Turn signals, a larger windshield, bumpers and the like were installed. Unchanged from the competition D-Type was the engine (the 250-bhp dry-sump 3.4-liter straight-6), the rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. As the conversion work began on the first 25 XKDs, a fire at the Brown’s Lane factory in February 1957 destroyed nine of the cars — and all of the tooling. The 16 surviving XKSS were converted and delivered. Later, two original D-Types were returned to Jaguar and converted to XKSS specifications. One of those, XKD533, is the Ralph Lauren car, changed to an XKSS at the factory in 1958 for Pierre Chemin of France.

1959 Porsche RSK
Porsche’s first outright victory in a manufacturer’s championship came in the 1959 Targa Florio, as the new RSK led three other Porsches across the finish line for a clean sweep. This car, 718-009, was used for practice in that event and was sent into battle for the remainder of the season. The most significant race for 718-009 was the Tourist Trophy on the Goodwood Circuit in England on September 5, 1959. Porsche lay third in the points with 15 against Ferrari’s 18 and Aston Martin’s 16. Victory for any of the three would bring the crown. The drivers of 718-009 were Count Joakim ”Jo” Bonnier and Wolfgang  von Trips. Holding off the 3-litre Aston Martin driven by Stirling Moss proved an impossible challenge, but 718-009 headed Tony Brooks’ Ferrari — boasting an engine twice the size of the Porsche — into the last of the race’s six hours. Von Tripps broke the class-B sports car lap record four times, running 92.9 mph on the penultimate lap, and finished in second place, two seconds ahead of Brooks in the Ferrari; Aston Martin took the championship.

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Sir Stirling Moss & Lady Susie, 2014’s Honored Guests

Organizers of Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 32, Thursday, August 28 through Labor Day Monday, September 1, have announced that Sir Stirling Moss and wife Lady Susie are reprising their popular 2012 Festival visit and will be this year’s Honored Guests.
Festival Chairman Smith said, “It is no exaggeration to say that Sir Stirling and Susie immensely enjoyed their visit to Lime Rock Park two years ago and, well, he asked me if we would like them to come again. Of course, I couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough.”
Sir Stirling will drive demonstration laps Friday, Saturday and Monday in cars of particular import to his racing career, including the strong likelihood of the appearance of his 1953 Sebring 12 Hour-winning OSCA MT-4b, entered by Briggs Cunningham. Autograph sessions will be scheduled, too.
While Maserati is celebrating its 100th anniversary at various venues in 2014, Lime Rock will instead devote attention to the cars of the Maserati Brothers after they left their eponymous firm… OSCA. Little jewels which, driven by notables such as Giulio Cabianca, achieved extraordinary results. The Festival will also honor the notable engineer Carlo Abarth together with a large group of the cars he designed and campaigned at Cisitalia and Abarth. Reaction from enthusiastic owners of these delightful cars has been tremendous and Chairman Smith expects a record-breaking group of these cars racing and on show at “Sunday in the Park,” the Concours d’ Elegance integral to each year’ s Historic Festival.