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Jun 30

DIY - Sharpie Mug

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you know any? If you fall into either category, you can appreciate this idea: the Sharpie mug. The Sharpie mug makes for a great gift or it can add a little pizazz to your cupboard. Personally, I like using festive mugs more than your run-of-the-mill plain ones; they simply make me happy :) Whether you’re looking for your next gift item or you’re an employer who would like to show gratitude for great staff, this mug is sure to be a hit! 

Below is a tutorial on how to make a Sharpie mug. 

You’ll need:

Jun 27

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Jun 18

Meet Our New Team Member, Daniel!

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by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

We would like to welcome Daniel to the AnyPromo Customer Service team. When he’s not answering phone calls, Daniel is assisting customers via the Live Chat feature of our website. 

Daniel has been gracious enough to give us a small glimpse into his life, by answering a few random questions. 

AnyPromo: What are a few of your hobbies?

Daniel B: I’m a big writer; I love writing short stories! I’m also really big into the online game ‘League of Legends’, and I love to go camping and hiking on the weekends.

AP: Do you have any special talents? If so, what are they?

DB: My only special talent has to be being good at video games. I can pick up any game and play it like I’ve been playing for years in only a few hours.

AP: What is one thing people would not believe about you?

DB: Most people don’t believe that I’m the second oldest out of 12 kids!

AP: Where do you spend most of your time when you access the Internet?

DB: I’m usually on Facebook and Youtube but I also spend a lot of time listening to Radio Lab podcasts.

AP: If you could be a superhero, who would you be and why?

DB: I’d have to be the Wolverine. Not only do I get to keep my good looks for such a long time, but I also get my own line of movies, too!

Jun 16

Finish Your College Education on Starbucks

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What would you do if your employer told you that you could finish college on them? Sounds like a dream! However, for just over 100,000 Starbucks employees that dream is a reality. The colossal coffee chain’s CEO, Howard Schultz, explains why this is a great move to the New York Times saying, “I believe it will lower attrition, it’ll increase performance, it’ll attract and retain better people.” Starbucks has worked out an online program with Arizona State University, to help employees complete their undergraduate degrees. The prospective employees to benefit from this tuition-reimbursement plan are broken into two groups: those who have enough college credits to qualify as a junior or senior; and those who are considered a freshman or sophomore. The former group will be eligible for full reimbursement by Starbucks and the latter will be eligible for partial reimbursement.

Some working students may hit a snag in their education because of unforeseen occurrences, or just because college has become increasingly expensive. At one time, I was a working student, myself. I worked about 20-25 hours per week, while maintaining a full class load of 16-18 credits per quarter. Balancing work and classes can be a daunting task, especially when bills may be piling up. And something I encountered while working and attending school was lack of empathy from an employer. Starbucks is not only showing it cares about its employees’ education but it is also investing in it. Have you been waiting for a ‘catch?’ Well, there isn’t one. Unlike many employers, who send staff to school and require they remain with the company for X amount of years upon completion, Starbucks does not place such conditions on tuition assistance. With the economy in the position it is, having your employer behind you is a huge help. I’m certain Starbucks will receive a big return in terms of employee quality and retention. 

Jun 09

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Jun 04

Summer’s in full swing! We’ve just finished these Country Fair Jamboree shirts for the city of Montclair. Whatever the occasion, celebrate in custom style — #customshirts

Summer’s in full swing! We’ve just finished these Country Fair Jamboree shirts for the city of Montclair. Whatever the occasion, celebrate in custom style —

#customshirts

May 30

Our featured company and tshirt of the week promotes the Angler Inn in Colorado, and if you can’t tell from the tag, these custom shirts were made in the USA —

Our featured company and tshirt of the week promotes the Angler Inn in Colorado, and if you can’t tell from the tag, these custom shirts were made in the USA —

May 23

The Deer Hunters are ready for their upcoming event - complete with these custom caps!

The Deer Hunters are ready for their upcoming event - complete with these custom caps!

May 22

We love surprises! This wrapped basket of goodies came today from a very thoughtful customer. Brittany gives us the thumbs up —

We love surprises! This wrapped basket of goodies came today from a very thoughtful customer. Brittany gives us the thumbs up —

May 15

Our featured company and tshirt of the week urges you to “Stop the Insanity!” We are only a day away from Friday!

Our featured company and tshirt of the week urges you to “Stop the Insanity!” We are only a day away from Friday!

May 13

Our 24 hr Memorial Day SUPER Sale is the perfect way to gear up for Summer! Receive 10% off your purchase with the code: “Summer2014” at checkout now —http://www.anypromo.com/

Our 24 hr Memorial Day SUPER Sale is the perfect way to gear up for Summer! Receive 10% off your purchase with the code: “Summer2014” at checkout now —http://www.anypromo.com/

May 09

You saw it here first! Custom ceramic tumblers for the Fox Sports Digital Team — perfect for long NFL draft days and everything in between!

You saw it here first! Custom ceramic tumblers for the Fox Sports Digital Team — perfect for long NFL draft days and everything in between!