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Tag Archives: Events

Five Drawstring Backpack Promotions That Create Buzz

drawstring backpackDrawstring backpacks are a promotional products staple, especially this time of year as the weather warms up and more people are getting outside! They’re a classic bag style that seems to be timeless. Maybe it’s because they can be used for so many different occasions.

There are countless ways to incorporate drawstring backpack promotions into your marketing mix—no matter what your organization represents. The imprint area on these bags is large, making it the perfect canvas for all sorts of artwork! Here are five ways to create a buzz and jumpstart your next promotion with drawstring backpacks: Continue reading

Election Campaign Promotional Products: Reusable Bags Stand Out!

Election Campaign Promotional ProductsEven though Election Day is more than a year away, the Presidential race is already in full swing. The heat is on and candidates know they need to cut through the clutter and be top of mind—starting NOW.

More than ever, reusable grocery bags make stand-out election campaign promotional products! Plastic bag bans are increasing nationwide, and candidates that demonstrate a commitment to the environment by distributing reusable bags can be seen in a more favorable light by many. Plus, the large imprint area that most reusable bags have make a great canvas for campaign messaging. Continue reading

The City of Ventura: Folding Reusable Bag Case Study

Folding Reusable Bag vs plastic bag
Folding reusable bags are larger and more durable than single-use plastic bags.

We recently sat down with our long-time client at the City of Ventura to talk about reusable bag campaigns and learn more about the overwhelming success of theirs. The City has integrated reusable bags into its environmental sustainability programs and has given out more than 6,000 PET Folding Carry All bags in less than three years! How? Read our interview!

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Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable—What’s the Difference, Anyway?

america_recycles_dayNovember 15 has marked America Recycles Day since 1997. It’s the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States.

But what’s the difference between a recycled item, an item that’s recyclable, and something reusable? The three words are often interchanged, but they shouldn’t be. Continue reading

Reusable Grocery Bags Take Center Stage on December 20

day_without_a_bag.jpgEach year, on the third Thursday in December, Southern California shoppers are urged to forgo plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable grocery bags in an effort to encourage reusable bag use throughout the year. This year, the sixth-annual A Day Without A Bag is on December 20.

Over 9 million residents in California live in communities that have either banned plastic bags or are actively working on bag ban ordinances. When these ordinances pass, nearly 1 in 3 Californians will have embraced reusable bag use!

Sponsored in part by the City and County of Los Angeles, and organized by Heal the Bay, the goals of the annual event are to encourage shoppers to adopt more sustainable practices during the holidays and coming year and to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags throughout California. Each year Heal the Bay partners distribute free reusable grocery bags to patrons throughout the region. A diverse mix of retailers also supports the event through in-store promotions or giveaways at stores countywide.

For more information, visit Heal the Bay‘s website.

America Recycles Day 2012 Is Almost Here

america_recycles_day.jpgWhat great event is right between Halloween and Thanksgiving? America Recycles Day! November 15 has marked America Recycles Day since 1997. It’s the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. People across the country get together, work together, and recycle together!

This year, in honor of America Recycles Day, we invite you to take $25 off any custom reusable bag order of $350 or more on Bulletin Bag [.com]. Orders must be placed by 5:00 pm EST on 11/16/2012 (standard minimum order requirements apply.  Must mention coupon code ARD111512.)

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Special Holiday Offer

ppai_expo.jpgIn 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!

Reusable Grocery Bags Rule on December 15

day_without_a_bag.jpgIn 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!

Custom Shopping Bags Discounted to Celebrate America Recycles Day!

ard_111511-finalIn honor of America Recycles Day, we are inviting you to take $50 off any order on Bulletin Bag [.com] placed by 5:00 pm EST on 11/18/2011 (standard minimum order requirements apply. Must mention coupon code ARD111511.)

This offer also applies to all of our custom water bottles on Bulletin Bottle [.com].

Since 1997, November 15 has marked America Recycles Day– the ONLY nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. Communities across the country get together, work together, and try to make recycling bigger and better.

So what are you waiting for? Recycle, America, and spread the love with custom printed reusable bags and custom water bottles !

For more information on America Recycles Day, or how you can get involved, visit