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Breath mints are a popular swag item, especially as ‘giveaway’ items at events, conferences and trade shows. Unfortunately, the packaging used for most mints isn’t very earth-friendly. The most inexpensive ones come in a plastic ‘credit card’ container that typically gets thrown away after the mints are gone.

That’s one of the reasons I really love AdMints. They come in a cute reclosable box that’s completely biodegradable and earth friendly. An added bonus is the ability to print all five sides of the box with your own custom full-color graphics. You can even add a “scratch off” area for extra-creative promotional marketing! Best of all, the price point on AdMints is the lowest in the industry – prices start at $.83/each plus setup charges (minimum order is 500 boxes).

My favorite filling is the sugar-free mints (spearmint or peppermint). There are between 20-25 mints per box. You can also order them filled with red hots, M&M type chocolates or Chiclet-style gum.

This is a great, basic, multipurpose swag item that can be used effectively by a wide variety of businesses. Give them away at events, leave them behind on sales calls or at networking events. You can even put a big dish of them out at the front desk or in the conference room.

Hotels could put them on pillows. Restaurants could put a box on the tray along with the check. Retailers could drop them into a client’s shopping bag as a nice little ‘bonus’ surprise. Small, useful, thoughtful, inexpensive, huge visual impact and less than a dollar. Oh, and earth friendly too! I ask you, what’s not to like??

If you like AdMints as a swag idea for your business (or non-profit), you can order them online through my company, Swag Connection:

Just go to “Collections” to find the items featured on our blog… you can also browse our EcoSwag collection or search for swag by keywords.

If you’d like more information about this item, or just a good person to work with for your company’s swag needs, feel free to contact me. I hear from people all over the US who find me through this blog, and many of them have become clients!

Thanks for reading & keep coming back for more eco-friendly swag ideas.

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EcoButton – Award Winning "Green" Promotion!

Looking for a highly unique, effective and high-tech swag idea that’s also earth-friendly? Check out the EcoButton, winner of the 2008 Advantages Green Product Award.

At the touch of a button, this device puts computers into a special ‘ecomode’ that saves more energy than Sleep Mode… drawing the same nominal power as when the computer and monitor are completely shut down. Great for saving energy during lunch, breaks or meetings.

At the touch of any button, the computer instantly returns to where it was before and displays a splash screen that shows both money and carbon (CO2) savings achieved.

The EcoButton itself is customized with your logo and or message. For maximum branding, incoporation of your logo, message and weblink on the splash screen is available on orders of 500+ units.

Made of recycled plastic, the EcoButton is a great way to produce MEASURABLE CO2 savings while promoting your brand and encouraging sustainability. It’s also got a great ‘buzz factor’ since many people have never seen anything like it before!

The EcoButton is priced between $8-$15 depending on quantity, with a low minimum order of just 100 units. It’s a great item for large companies to use internally to reduce their carbon footprint, or to feature in their online company stores. It would be a natural fit for any high-tech or sustainability-oriented business.

Another perfect use would be as a Donor Thank You Gift for nonprofit organizations, especially those oriented toward green and sustainable causes. It not only helps donors save resources but also reminds them of your cause every time they use their computer!

The custom logo version (a product of Buzline) is only available through promotional products distributors like my company, Swag Connection. We would be happy to hear from you if you need a good promotional company to work with. Here’s how you can reach us:

Phone: 866-247-4320 (8-5 Pacific Time)

Thanks for reading our blog and be sure to check back often for new & innovative swag ideas!!