The holiday season is a magical time filled with warmth, joy, and a sense of togetherness. It’s also the perfect opportunity for employers to express their gratitude and appreciation for their hardworking employees after a year of great work! Demonstrating appreciation during the holidays not only boosts morale but also strengthens employee loyalty and engagement. Let’s explore creative and heartfelt ways to show your employees just how much you value their contributions during the holiday season! Continue reading
The top ten submissions were posted and the public had an opportunity to vote for their favorite video. The winner, to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, takes home $5000 AND $5000 for an environmental nonprofit of their choosing.
The contest comes at an interesting time, as we at Bulletin Bag [.com] have our own special way to remember to bring reusable bags and are gearing up to share it with all of you very soon!
While voting for your favorite submission has ended, you can still view all ten finalists on H-E-B’s website.
How do YOU remember to bring reusable bags? We like this catchy mantra: Grab ‘em, Use ‘em, Wash ‘em!
Renewed interests in the “studies” claiming reusable grocery bags are causing illness (and even—gasp—death) are driving us crazy. You just can’t believe everything you read—especially when a group with financial interest in the plastic bag industry is involved in its funding and/or administration! While the plastics industry would like us to believe that going back to single-use plastic bags is the only solution, we all know that reusable bags do NOT cause illness.
To spread the word about washing your reusable bags, Bulletin Bag [.com] is giving away 100 cotton reusable bags! The rules are simple, and entering will ultimately help the environment. Just tweet your pledge to #WashYourBags to us @baglady207. If you’re not on Twitter yet, just sign up and follow @BagLady207 (that’s us!). C’mon…let’s put an end to scare tactics designed to get us to switch back to plastic bags!
FMI, visit the contest info page here.
Our water bottle division’s nonprofit water bottle giveaway contest isn’t over yet! Join the seven great schools and nonprofits already entered to win 100 Child Safe Aluminum Water Bottles for a fundraiser! Check out these awesome entries (so far!):
1. “The Pittsburg Tote Bag Project collects new & gently used tote bags to donate to local food pantries. We will use the bottles to encourage reuse & give back to our supporters who donate from the community! We want to live our mission so reusable bottles are a great PR tool for us to help our neighbors”
Our custom water bottle division (Bulletin Bottle [.com] ) is giving away 100 Child Safe Aluminum Water Bottles to one lucky school or nonprofit to use as a fundraiser, and the proceeds are 100% theirs to keep!
It’s easy to enter your favorite school or nonprofit. Post on their Facebook wall why yours should win custom water bottles, and spread the word! On April 20 the post with the most ‘likes’ wins, so tell everyone to ‘like’ Bulletin Bottle [.com] and ‘like’ your post!
Have a worthy organization in mind? Nominate them! Ready to enter? Want to learn more? Visit Bulletin Bottle’s contest page or facebook.com/bulletinbottle
In two short weeks, we are heading to the largest promotional products tradeshow in the country! We couldn’t be more excited as we gear up to meet with top industry vendors to scout out the best new products for 2012.
So, what do YOU want to put your logo on in 2012? Want to ‘wow’ attendees at an event? Looking for a goodwill gesture for your clients–something they’ll be proud to show off? Let us know what’s on your wish-list for the new year, and we’ll do our best to find it for you!
In the spirit of the holidays, we offer you $50 off all orders over $500 placed by December 30–on Bulletin Bag [.com], Bulletin Bottle [.com], or Funman Promotions. We anticipate factory costs to increase next month, so secure 2011 pricing now!
Have a safe, wonderful holiday season!
In Los Angeles, Heal the Bay has crowned December 15 “Day Without A Bag.” The event is part of the group’s efforts to ban plastic grocery bags, and is well-timed to coincide with L.A. City Council’s expected approval of a sweeping ban on single-use shopping bags.
Day Without A Bag urges people to go without single-use bags by gifting shoppers with free printed reusable bags. Over 60 locations will host grassroots bag giveaways and peer-to-peer education.
The free reusable bag giveaways will continue beyond Day Without a Bag, as “Green Santa” and his L.A. County Public Works’ Eco-Elf Patrol will distribute bags throughout the L.A. area through January 1, 2012. Shoppers spotted using reusable bags will score prizes.
In 2010, L.A. County approved an ordinance banning plastic bags in unincorporated areas and placing a 10-cent charge on paper bags. The measure became effective in July for supermarkets–and begins for liquor and convenience stores on January 1.
L.A. City Council is now considering a ban on single-use paper and plastic bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies. The ordinance, which would be the most far-reaching of its kind in the nation, is slated for a vote on December 14.
According to Heal the Bay, over 4 million Californians live in communities where plastic bags are banned. An estimated 2.33 billion single-use plastic carryout bags and 400 million single-use paper bags are used annually in the city of L.A. With less than 5% of those bags being recycled, the vast majority winds up gobbling up precious landfill, clogging storm drains or fouling our oceans.
We think EVERY DAY should be Day Without A Bag. Let the reusable shopping bag movement continue!
Our reusable bag contest ended on October 14. Nonprofit organizations and school groups posted on our Facebook wall the reasons why they needed 200 reusable bags. Using the power of social media, they then spread the word far and wide to get ‘likes’ for their post.
The winner of our first-ever giveaway is Alpha Phi Omega at San Jose State University, a coed community service-based organization. They plan to use the bags at a dinner to benefit Wild Care Bay Area.
We also had nine other wonderful organizations submit entries.
Hey, Nonprofits and Schools! Tired of fundraisers with low return on investment? Here’s your chance to WIN a reusable bag fundraiser, and the proceeds are 100% yours to keep!
Bulletin Bag [.com] is giving away 200 Drawstring Latitudes Foldaway Shopper bags—printed with YOUR logo–-to the winning school or nonprofit! The suggested sell price is $10 per bag, but the winner ultimately sets the price based on how much they want to earn. If the bags sell for $10 each, the nonprofit could make $2000!