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Custom Drinkware Makes Great Gifts During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again and the holiday season is upon us. While December is traditionally a slow month for most businesses (aside from retail stores that sell goods!), it’s the perfect time to show customers how much you appreciate their business with a gift personalized with your company logo.

 

Repeat Exposure – the gift that keeps on giving!

Personalized drinkware is an excellent choice for holiday gifts to show customers (and employees) that you appreciate them. Not only is drinkware reusable, but it is something everyone uses daily, putting your name in front of the customer time and time again (actually, with each sip!), providing you with repeat exposure while reminding them how much you appreciate their loyalty. Your thoughtful gift will remind customers of your brand long after the holidays are over.

Glassware for Company Parties

Hosting a company-sponsored party or holiday event? We have a great selection of custom glassware ideal for catered events and holiday gifts. One way to do both is to have glassware imprinted with your logo that guests can use during the party, and take home with them once it is over. Filled with a specialty drink created just for the event makes it even more memorable.

We have every kind of glass you need for your event! With a large selection of beer glasses and mugs, wine glasses, shot glasses, beverage glasses, and specialty glasses, we have just what you need to make your party a promotional success!

Whatever type of drinkware you choose will be appreciated by everyone who receives it. Not just for customers, custom drinkware also makes great holiday gifts for employees, contractors, or vendors you want to thank for their service or dedication.

 

Prices to fit every budget

The Custom Drinkware Store has a great selection of drinkware ideal for holiday gift-giving. Your investment can be minimal (under $1) a piece, or you can maximize your impact with a more substantial gift. No matter how much you want to spend, you are sure to find a promotional drinkware product that represents your business and the image you want to project.

One of our most popular lines, stainless steel and aluminum drinkware, makes a wonderful holiday gift. Whether you are looking for a tumbler, bike bottle, wine cup, or travel mug, our stainless steel and aluminum drinkware will showcase your brand’s logo or graphics in style. We have over 140 products to choose from, guaranteeing you will find a drinkware item that fits your needs and budget.

Head over to the Custom Drinkware Store today to start your holiday gift-giving off in the right direction. With our satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose but business!

Fundraising with Promotional Products

Fundraising is an essential part of running many organizations, especially charities, as they would simply not exist without being able to raise money in order to properly provide their services. Schools, sports teams, and other organizations are also often required to raise funds so they can afford to buy books, sporting equipment, and more.

Custom promotional products are a great way to raise funds for any organization, and there are several ways to go about it. From planning special events to basic fundraising, any business or charity can benefit from a successful fundraiser.

Charities often hold local events, inviting the public to come to learn about what they do. This is a great time to set up booths to sell products featuring your charity’s logo. Custom drinkware, cleaning cloths, bags, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and pens are ideal for events such as this. You can order a large variety of items, and setup up a table or booth at any entrance, so people have a chance to buy your merchandise as they come and go during the event. These same products are wonderful to give to people who donate to your cause or sell in an on-site store.

Schools and sporting clubs can also benefit from fundraising with promotional products. Below are several ways you can quickly and easily raise money for your school or sports team.

Concession Stands and Sporting Events

    • Stadium Cups – fill the cup with the patron’s choice of drink
    • Sports Bottles – great for sports drinks
    • Bottled Water – why sell bottled water with someone else’s logo?
    • Koozies – inexpensive, easy to carry, and a customer favorite
    • Sunglasses and Sunscreen – perfect for daytime sporting events

School and Company Stores

    • Stainless Steel Tumblers – customer favorites, and they last for years
    • Hand Sanitizer – a must for today’s world to stay healthy and virus free
    • Lip Balm – keep lips soft and moist in the dry air of an office
    • Pens – everyone uses them – they might as well be promoting your business while they write
    • Key Tags – perfect for an extra set of keys
    • Tote Bags or Gym Bags – great for carrying
    • Cleaning Cloths – keep your electronic devices free from fingerprints and smudges

There is so much you can do to raise money for your cause. We have a great selection of promotional products to fit every need. And with the lowest prices online, you can easily make a profit on every item you sell.

Every product we sell is customized with your graphics. We offer one, two, three, and full-color imprints, depending on the product. Each product specifies its imprint requirements so you know exactly what you are getting!

Check out all of our stores at PromotionalWebstores.com to order everything you need to raise money for your next event!

BPA and its Effects on Plastic Drinkware

Most everyone knows BPA is unsafe for use in drinkware and plastic containers, but do we really know what it is and why it should be avoided? Let’s take a look at exactly what BPA is, its effects, and how to avoid it*.


Let me start by saying that at the Custom Drinkware Store, all of our plastic drinkware is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about it when ordering from us. BPA is found only in plastic drinkware, not glass, aluminum, or stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing or using any of our products. Everything we sell is BPA-free and safe to use.


What is BPA?

BPA stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical which has been used to make certain plastics and resin since the 1950s. BPA is often used to make food containers, water bottles, and other drinkware in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are used to coat the interior of metal products, such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply lines.


BPA is considered dangerous, as when it is used to make plastic drinkware and containers, there is a possibility that it may leak into the food or beverage being consumed, and can cause potentially life-threatening diseases or unwanted health concerns.


Negative Effects of BPA Exposure

Research shows that BPA can seep into beverages and food from plastic containers, causing unhealthy effects for the user and their children. Health issues include problems associated with the brain, increased blood pressure, and disrupting hormone levels in infants and children. Possible health risks from the use of BPA products are numerous and include breast and prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, infertility, and miscarriages, just to name a few. It can also cause early puberty, brain and behavioral disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and more in fetuses, infants, and young children.


Information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conflicting, and while they once stated BPA in drinkware was dangerous, have now revised their statement to state that “BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on the review of hundreds of studies.” Many scientists and consumers believe that this may not be the case.


Minimizing your Exposure to BPA

If you are concerned about the negative effects of BPA, you can take some simple steps to reduce exposure:

  • Look for BPA-free products. There are so many products on the market today, that it’s easy to find drinkware and food containers labeled as BPA-free. If you don’t see a label indicating that BPA is not used in a product isn’t labeled, you may want to avoid it. Keep in mind that some plastics marked with a recycle code 3 or 7 may contain BPA. To be on the safe side, only purchase products that are clearly labeled as BPA-free.
  • Don’t Microwave food in plastic containers. If you can’t use BPA-free plastic containers in microwaves and dishwashers, use glass or ceramic containers to prepare your food. Otherwise, the heat may break them down over time, allowing BPA to leak into your food.
  • Don’t use Plastic Drinkware. Instead, opt for glass or stainless-steel drinkware. If you do use plastic, make sure it is labeled BPA-free. Use glass baby bottles if you cannot be sure that they are BPA-free.
  • Check your Children’s Toys. Ensure that your children are not playing with toys made with BPA. Kids are prone to putting pretty much everything they pick up into their mouths, so be sure they are playing safely and their toys are not made with BPA.

 

Conclusion

In the end, it is ultimately a consumer’s belief on whether or not BPA is safe to use, but when purchasing promotional drinkware, it is probably best to err on the side of caution with BPA-free plastic bottles to ensure that ensure customers will be able to use your custom drinkware.


*Please note that I am not an expert and am providing this article solely for informational purposes, and to outline the possible negative effects of human consumption. This information has been gathered from various websites, including the Mayo Clinic, Web MD, and the FDA for research purposes.

Promotional Ideas for the Fall Season

The start of the school year signals the impending end of summer, and that fall will soon be here. Everyone will be excited about spending more time outside once the weather cools off a bit, and it’s a great time for outdoor events and activities. Below are just a few ideas to get you started.


School Events

Fall is a great time to hold a fundraiser for your local schools. Outdoor fairs and carnivals are always popular with the children and their families, and it’s a great way to raise money for your school. For the school itself, branding items with the school’s name and selling them at a table to earn money for the school, or even different clubs is a great idea. With all the folks that will be present at the event, you are sure to earn a fair amount of money to help fund your club.


Non-school branded items to giveaway during the event is a great idea too. You can easily offer to help your school by providing items imprinted with your logo to help sponsor the event. You could provide cups to help them serve drinks in, and offer free gifts the school could use in raffles or as prizes. Keytags, sunglasses, and sunscreen are just a few ideas that would make wonderful giveaway items for games and raffles.


Fall Themed Contests

A great way to boost brand reputation is by creating a contest for current and/or potential customers. You can offer a big prize (cash, your services, products, etc.) as well as smaller prizes. Consider tote bags, umbrellas, and drinkware as they make great gifts that will get a lot of repeat exposure.


Sponsor a Chili Cookoff

With the cooler air, fall is a great time to hold an outdoor event, and what’s better than a chili cookoff! You can provide the venue and let people from all around enter the contest to see who can make the best chili! You can provide branded items that participants can use during the event, as well as prizes for the winners and runner-ups, as well as hold smaller guest contests to win other branded items.


Halloween Parties and Events

Of course, we can’t forget Halloween! October is a wonderful month for promotions, and Halloween is a fun time that people of all ages can enjoy. There are so many things you can do for Halloween and it’s a great way to attract the attention of people of all ages. Below are just a few ideas for creating Halloween fun!

  • Hayrides
  • Carnivals
  • Costume Contest
  • Games
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest

Here are few of our favorite promotional items that are ideal for any event. Order several to put together a great bag you can give out as prizes. We even have a cute pumpkin tote you can use to get you started!


Reflective Halloween Pumpkin Non-Woven Tote Bag – the name says it all. It’s a great bag to fill with branded items and candy to pass out to visitors.


4-Color Process Wrap Stainless Steel Drinkware – a great way to create a one-of-a-kind graphic sensation to make your brand stand out from the competition.


Custom KeyTags – we have some fun-shaped keytags that are ideal for any promotion. Pricing starts at just 66¢ per piece, making it an affordable add for any event!

Retro Sunglasses – always add fun to any event, and with price starting at just 68¢ per piece, they make great game and contest prizes.

Best Promotional Products for Back to School

It’s that time of year again! Time to wind up vacations and settle back into a daily routine of getting the kids up early and dressed, making school lunches, and getting them to and from school on time.

It’s a day dreaded by parents and kids alike. The massive amount of paperwork for the parents on day one is exhausting. And the list of required school supplies from each class is overwhelming. Every teacher wants something, and they are usually very specific.

One thing that might make the transition easier is helping out the parents by providing a backpack filled with items that the kids can use during the school year, items that are often forgotten when shopping for school supplies.

Providing these items with your company logo is a great way to promote your business while helping parents, and the kids, get organized for the new school year. Below is a list of items that will help everyone out, including you by getting your name in front of parents, teachers, and school administration.

Drawstring Sports Packs

These great backpacks are a wonderful way to promote your brand, and you don’t even have to break the bank doing it!

Our three best-selling custom drawstring bags are the
Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack ($1.19 and up), Small Hit Sports Pack ($1.51 and up), and Ripstop Drawstring Bag ($2.64 and up).

These bags are perfect for use as everyday backpacks, or to carry gym clothing or other sports-related items. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, drawstring sports packs are a favorite of students. It allows them to take the basics from class to class, and school to home and back again, without having to bring everything in their locker home.

Lunch Bags

One thing every child needs is a lunch bag! In these times, most parents don’t want their children eating from the school “buffet”, or using their trays and other supplies to try and keep them from catching Covid and other viruses.

All of our lunch bags are insulated to keep food fresh longer. Our best-selling Budget Cooler Bag ($2.40 and up) is a great selectio, and is plenty large enough to hold a sandwich, juice box, snack, and more.

Our Crosshatch Lunch Bag ($2.06 and up) is another wonderful option. If you want something a bit larger for teachers or administration (yes, they bring their lunch too!), check out our Non-Woven Thrifty Lunch Cooler Bag ($2.81 and up)

Sports Bottles

Another inexpensive way to get your brand recognized are custom sports bottles. They make a great addition to the sports bags, and help keep kids hydrated throughout the day. Not everyone is a fan of drinking from water fountains, and it would give parents peace of mind knowing their child is using a bottle and not sharing a public fountain, especially considering today’s world of Covid.

Our top two selling sports bottles are the 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) (73¢ and up) and 20 Oz. Hydration Water Bottle (78¢ and up. The Metro Collapsible Water Bottle (96¢ and up) is also a great choice, and is easy to store in once empty.

Hand Sanitizer

Now more than ever it’s important to keep our kids healthy, and one of the best ways we can protect them when they are not with us is by arming them with an antibacterial hand sanitizer.

Our .5 Oz. Hand Sanitizer Gel (56¢ and up) is our top seller, and for good reason! The portable size makes it easy to store in a backpack, desk, or even a pocket. The citrus scent is sure to please all, and the full color label will make your logo will stand out!

Double your exposure with a 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up), or opt for our 1 Oz. Tutti Fruity Hand Sanitizer Gel (75¢ and up) with a Blue/Berry, Clear/Citrus or Green/Green Apple color/scented hand sanitizer that the kids will love!

Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

Let’s not forget one of the basics of any education – writing! While Mechanical Pencils are best for younger school age kids, Stick and Click Pens are geared toward the older kids. Both are an essential and will be appreciated by the recipients and teachers alike.

Our Budget Stick pens start at only 17¢ per piece, and our Click Pens start at 21¢ per piece. We also have Bic pens as low as 32¢ per piece.

Any of these options are a great choice and make a wonderful addition to your promotional campaign. Place your online order today and be ready to help out your local schools and parents.

Be a hero and supply the school with one drawstring sports pack per child, filled with useful items to get the school year started off right!

Promotional Drinkware – Why it Works!

Whether you are just starting out or a giant in your field, promotional drinkware is a great way to advertise your company. Think about it! What is the one thing everyone does, every day? They drink! Water, coffee, sports drinks, even beer and wine, and since drinking is a necessity, it’s an effective way to keep your name in front of customers.


A Promotional Favorite

Drinkware is a mainstay of the promotional industry. It’s not a fad, gimmick, or one-use item. It can be used day after day, year after year, giving you enormous long-term exposure with a minimum investment. Drinkware is both a customer and advertiser favorite. People love receiving free cups and promoters love the repeated exposure they provide.


Repeat Exposure

Imprinted with your company logo, name, or company information, drinkware makes great promotional gifts and is a great way to get, and keep, your name in front of customers and potential clients. When you gift a cup with your logo, not only will your customer be reminded of you each time they use it but others around them will see it too, providing you with even more exposure!


Choosing your Drinkware

With such a large variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, there is a product for every promotion. The type of drinkware you choose should depend on the type of promotion you are running, as well as your target audience.


Glasses and Barware

If you own a restaurant or bar, your choices are pretty easy. You want something that reflects your style and promotion. Put your logo on your tea, water, beer, and wine glasses to showcase your name throughout your establishment. Or you might choose something like a mason jar to serve them all in!


Tradeshows and Promotional Events

But what about other types of businesses looking to boost their brand recognition? Promotional drinkware works for anyone looking to leave a lasting impression. Sports bottles, stainless steel tumblers, koozies, and travel mugs are ideal for outdoor events. Travel mugs are a great choice for tradeshows, and everyone will visit your booth to get one, allowing you to present your products or services in the hopes of gaining new clients.


Personal Events

Promotional drinkware is also a wonderful way to create mementos for personal events such as weddings, birthdays, and family reunions. Add the name and date of the event, and even an image, and give them out as keepsakes for all the people who attend. as a lasting souvenir of your special day!

If you need help deciding on a product, just email us and we will be glad to help you select the perfect product for your marketing campaign or event!

Promoting your Brand on a Budget

New and small businesses have a lot of hurdles when starting out. Advertising your business doesn’t have to be one of them! While marketing is key in getting your name on the lips of potential new clients, you don’t have to break the bank while doing it.

Affordability

Marketing a new business can be a trying time. Trying to find an effective, yet affordable way to get your name out might feel out of your reach when you first start your company. The good news is, it’s easy to promote your brand on just about any budget! Not all promotional products have to be expensive. While you have a lot of choices that fall in the under $1 category, there are also many custom items you can get for less than 50¢ a piece! Some for even less.

There are numerous products you can customize for 50¢ to $1.00 – custom bags, cleaning cloths, drinkware, hand sanitizer, lip balm, pens, sunglasses, and sunscreen are the most popular. Many of these options even have products under 25¢ per piece! So, no matter how low your current budget is, it’s easy to find a product to help promote your business and get you started.

Putting your logo on pens is about the cheapest item way you can spend your advertising dollars. Pricing starts below 20¢ a piece, making it affordable to buy in bulk and pass them out to anyone and everyone! The great thing about pens is not only will users see your company name or logo as they are writing, but others around them will see it too. And while pens are probably the most easily lost items, it doesn’t mean a loss for you. When one person loses a pen, another finds it, which extends your reach to another potential customer!

Repetition is Key

The best way for people to remember your name is by repetition, and if you give them a one-use item, they won’t remember you for long. You need to spend your money on products that will be used by potential (and/or current) customers daily so your name is always fresh on their minds.

When selecting a product to customize for your promotions, consider items that people will want to use over and over again, so your company name and logo are repeatedly seen by the user. Don’t bother with items that will be tossed after being used one time. Spend your money on items that will be used over and over again, giving your brand repeat exposure.

Choosing the Right Product for your Brand

One of the hardest things about choosing a product is knowing what to customize. You can put your name on just about anything, but you want to be selective about the products you choose.

The key to a good promotional item is usability. Choosing a product people will use that is also seen by others is very important. It’s also vital to select something reusable, so you get the most bang for your buck. When you buy gimmicky little one-use gadgets or fad items, they usually just end up in the trash before you’ve had a chance to leave an impression on the person who received the item.

When looking for a product to represent your company, you want to choose something that your company would use, or that people might think of when using your customized item.

For instance, dentists and orthodontist clients favor custom lip balm. Almost everyone uses lip balm, and when your lips are feeling soft and moisturized, you tend to smile more. And no one wants you to have a great smile more than your dentist! And with prices as low as (or less than) 35¢ a piece, it’s easy to buy in bulk to pass out to every client when they come in for dental work or to use as a mailout for checkup reminders.

Another example is personalized pens. Pens are great for any business and work especially well for banks, realtors, car dealerships, and other companies you typically associate with signing papers.

Custom drinkware is another great promotional tool that works for any company. Not only does drinkware get a lot of reused, but your logo will be seen with every sip by the user, their coworkers, or other people around them.

Portability

Another factor to consider is how portable a personalized item is. If you pass out products with your name on them that can be easily kept on a person, the more likely your logo is to be seen frequently not only by the user but by others around them. Hand sanitizer, lip balm, pens, and sunglasses are a great way to showcase your name while staying within your budget.

The bottom line is, you really can’t afford NOT to promote your business. With so many items with prices below $1.00, it’s one of the best ways to spend your marketing dollars to advertise any company. Get started now at PromotionalWebstores.com!

Increasing Brand Popularity with Custom Water Bottles

Using Custom Water Bottles for Promotions

As a business owner, seeking a reliable way to market your business is a goal you must be committed to. These days, the competition for more customers and sales lives doesn’t just live on the internet, you have to connect with potential clients in a more personal way. With businesses looking outside the conventional social media ads for brand advertising and lead generation, promotional items are a potent alternative.

When it comes to creating a promotional item for your business, you have many product choices, However, whichever item you choose, you want to ensure it has the potential to provide high returns on your investment. Water bottles are one item you can easily (and affordable) personalize to promote any business or event.

 

Why Custom Water Bottles Work

Let’s take a look at why you should consider custom water bottles as a brand promotional item. The number of people seen carrying water bottles every day should ignite your advertising instincts! During the summer especially, people tend to rehydrate more often than at other times of the year. However, water bottles are a year-round investment, and many people use them daily throughout the entire year.

As a business owner, you can leverage this trend by personalizing water bottles with your brand, while helping people to rehydrate. One of the easiest, and most affordable ways to get your name out is to order custom water bottles in bulk, imprinted with your advertising message or logo. Once you receive your order, the ways you can use them are virtually unlimited!

Water bottles customized with your logo and message are an effective marketing method simply because it works! Most people carry a water bottle around with them everywhere they go these days. So, when you hand yours out to your customers, it works in two ways.

First, it keeps your name in front of your current customers. Your logo will be in front of them all day long, and they will see it with each and every sip! Secondly, everyone around them will also see your logo or message which might prompt them to think further about, or even research your company. That’s a win-win in anyone’s book!

 

Distributing your Personalized Water Bottles

There are many ways you can pass out your branded bottles. Of course, there are tradeshows, and conventions, as well as leaving them with customers when you visit their office or sending them home with one when they visit yours.

Sponsoring events is another great way to get noticed. Spring and Summer bring a lot of 5k and other running races, as well as bike races. Helping to sponsor an event like this is a wonderful way to promote your brand! You can pass out a bottle to each participant, and even sell them at the concessions if you like. Your name will be obvious and seen throughout the entire event! You can even put your name on bottled water, to make it easier for participants to rehydrate!

Tradeshows, conferences, or workshops are other functions where you can share water bottles with your personalized ad message. Workshops can last for hours, with little to no breaks, which can be tedious. You can capitalize on this by distributing your water bottles to the workshop and conference participants to help them rehydrate and refresh.

Another simple, but effective idea is to package them as customer giveaways. You can mail them to your customers, or drop them off to them. Either way, they will not only appreciate your thoughtful gift but will remember you each time they use it.

No matter which way you choose to distribute your custom water bottles, you have a winning promotional product that is sure to garner your brand the attention it deserves! Go to the Custom Drinkware Store and start promoting your brand today!