Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Freebies! (Did I get your attention?)

If you attend fairs and the like, you've no doubt noticed that those booths with the coolest freebies tend to get all of the attention. I've just begun doing more and more of these kinds of things and you can imagine my surprise when I showed up to my first event without so much as a customized pencil on my table. Needless to say, I had to be a little more, well, venturesome than normal to be noticed.

So now that I've learned my lesson, I've been looking around at some possible freebie purchases. I found a number of web sites that seem to have some good potential products that may be of use to you too, including JanWay Company (found on The Librarian's Yellow Pages), the ALA eStore, and
. Please note that I have not ordered from any of of these places yet, but now that I'm armed with ideas, I'd like to know if any of you have used a free giveaway that was exceptionally popular? Please share!


Grace said...

We purchased @ sign bookmarks from Janway to promote our website. These generally get handed out at events that our library attends. In general, I'd say they're popular and it gets the website noticed.

Grace Lillevig
Harris County Public Library
Houston, TX

Dan Ream said...

Nothing attracts a student like a basket of Hershey kisses.