Two Trusted Brands Coming Together as SnugZ USA Becomes Exclusive Promotional Products Supplier of Thermos® Brand Products
WEST JORDAN, UT October 7th, 2020- SnugZ USA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Thermos L.L.C., becoming the exclusive supplier in the promotional products industry. SnugZ will offer a variety of their industry leading vacuum insulated hot and cold beverage containers, hydration bottles, food containers and Lifefactory® drinkware.
President and CEO Brandon Mackay said, “SnugZ has grown to become a leading player in the promotional products industry, starting with lanyards and identification products and expanding into personal care and premium gifting. We’re proud of our growth over the past 30+ years and believe this partnership with Thermos L.L.C. will further strengthen and elevate our offering and expand into the large product segment of branded drinkware to better serve our loyal customers.”
Tom Lewis, Vice President of Sales at Thermos L.L.C. added, “Thermos L.L.C. is excited to be the exclusive partner with SnugZ in the promotional products industry. There is tremendous synergy and opportunity by combining the strength of Thermos Brand vacuum insulated products with SnugZ, an industry leader in promotional products.”
Products are expected to be available early 2021. See more information at snugzusa.com.
About Thermos L.L.C. For over a century, families have trusted Thermos® Brand to provide durable and high performing food and beverage containers for every on-the-go need. Because when it comes to looking after the things that matter most, you shouldn’t have to settle for good enough.
About SnugZ USA Founded in 1989, SnugZ USA had its beginnings in a humble attic in Utah. The company has grown from 5 to over 600+ employees and is recognized as an industry leader in the manufacturing of lanyards, health & beauty products and corporate gifts in the promotional products industry. SnugZ has always been committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and producing high quality products for their customers.
Since the dawn of time people have expressed themselves through their clothing and accessories. Cave people donned their best leather and fur. Queens proudly displayed their finest crown forged from the brightest gold and rarest of gems. Hippies were pretty groovy sporting their bell bottoms in the 70’s too. While sneaker heads patiently wait to order the latest pair of Air Jordan shoes that are dropping at midnight. You get the picture.
Fast forward to the fall of 2020 where we are now 7 months into a global pandemic and the face mask is THE hottest promo item in the Covid-era. They’re the permanent accessory our faces never knew they needed. People are starting to have standards about what kind of masks they wear. So what are the rules?
Rule number one: a mask needs to look good.
Rule number two: a mask needs to be effective and comfortable.
Follow those guidelines and you’ll be okay, but just in case here are a few tips on how full-color face masks and accessories will help you express your brand. Read on!
Show Your True Colors
Can one really have too many face masks? In our opinion, no way! Just like neckties, socks, hats and countless other wearables, you’ll need one for every occasion and some. If you didn’t already know, kids need A LOT of masks. A LOT. OF. MASKS. Be prepared for them to need a new one several times a day, especially going to and from school. Adults on the other hand won’t need quite as many, but will still want a variety to choose from, whether for a more professional look around the office or fun and casual to run errands around town.
Pro tip: keep two baskets around the house, one for contaminated masks and another for clean ones so the family can easily change out coverings.
Now let’s get back to the rules, a mask needs to look good or did you already forget? Your mask is a blank canvas to showcase what your brand is all about and the personality of your people. Show your true colors by choosing your brand design and getting it printed in full color from ear to ear. Not quite sure where to start? That’s completely okay! At SnugZ our world-class design team took care of the hard part for you and created a variety of adult and youth stock patterns. Fit any style with ease.
Titan Jr. Dye-Sub Youth Face Mask
Make wearing a mask fun for kids during a pandemic
Super comfy and cool face masks
Kid-friendly sizes (small and medium)
Customize with your branding or one of our stock patterns
Titan Dye-Sub Adult Face Mask
The people want stylish and comfortable PPE!
Gold standard of face masks
Cotton underlayer keeps skin cool and comfy
On-trend stock patterns
Size regular and extra large
Create a Cohesive Message
Don’t sleep on effectiveness and comfort when it comes to face masks. Since people are are wearing them for hours on end comfort is super important. While it may be okay to buy some promo items based on price, PPE absolutely shouldn’t be one of them. An inexpensive pen is one thing, but a protective device to help stop the spread of COVID is a completely different story.
Keep rule number two in mind: a mask needs to be effective and comfortable. Adults want stylish and comfortable PPE and the Titan is the gold standard. Not to mention parents will love the Titan Jr. which features 3-ply construction that keeps kids safe, comfortable, and cool while back at school.
Create a cohesive message while adding even more comfort with accessories like the Mask Keeper Pro, Mask Buddy Elite, or upgrade to one of our new PPE kits. Design a collection of items with your branding to create the perfect promo package to help keep people safe and healthy.
1/2″ Dye-Sub Mask Keeper Pro with Plastic Bulldog Clips
Ensure everyone has a mask handy when they need it
Dye-sub lanyard keeps masks around your neck so they don’t get lost in the shuffle
Bright full-color branding
Mask Buddy Elite 2″ Dye-Sub Head Band with Buttons
Crucial for healthcare and essential workers or anyone who wears a mask all day
Workers can stay safe without any ear pain
Print your logo and branding in bold full color
Back to the Office PPE Kit
Help employees feel comfortable physically showing up to work again
Ease everyone into the new normal with these essential items
Includes: Phoenix face mask, My Fake Finger, and US-made sanitizer
Markets to Target
Truth be told, as you probably already know, face masks are selling themselves. So that must mean that most face mask markets are tapped out right? Wrong. According to ASI’s 2020 Global Ad Impressions Study a staggering 61% of consumers report they don’t yet own a logoed mask. Pause, and read that last sentence again. Queue mind blown emoji. Translation: there is still a huge piece of the promotional face mask pie yet to be had. Here are the top markets to go after:
Education – Everyone from administration to kids
Online Grocery Pickup and Food Delivery
Utilities – Electricity, gas, water, etc.
Finance – Banks, credit unions, lenders
Going Back to the Office – Many businesses are bringing employees back to the office and it’s important to help them feel safe.
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Comparing the Titan Jr. and Titan
Dye-Sub Youth Face Mask
Sizes: small (ages approx. 5-8) medium (ages approx. 9-12)
3-ply high quality mask made of 92% polyester / 8% spandex, 130gsm for both exterior and middle layers, and 100% cotton, 90gsm for the interior lining
Get in Touch With Us
To order face masks simply send your purchase order to email@example.com. Have any other questions or want to brainstorm ideas? Don’t hesitate to contact us below if you need anything. We’re here for you.
“Normal life” (whatever that may mean to you) as we know it has changed, forever, or at least the foreseeable future.
Think back to only a few months ago when you could gather with friends and family for memorable parties, tailgate and cheer on your favorite college football team, or simply stop by the market on the way home from work to grab some dinner. Don’t you miss the little and not-so-little things?
As they say, change is HARD! Do you know what else is true? People are inherently adaptive. They’re also smart and innovative, which gives us a lot of hope for the future. During his supplier session from skucon At Home on Embracing the New Normal, SnugZ USA CEO, Brandon Mackay said it best:
“The great thing about Americans and American businesses, is we have a tremendous ability to get back in the fight.”
In order to get back in the fight and stay in the fight, people and brands need USA made sanitizer they can count on to help them stay healthy and germ-free.
SnugZ USA is no stranger to sanitizer as we’ve been manufacturing it in the United States since 2007 in our FDA registered facility. While it may not be a replacement for good ‘ole soap, warm water, and humming the “Happy Birthday” song, a high quality hand sanitizer like ours is the next best thing. Check out fantastic options for your brand here:
Has your screen time gone up by 300% the past couple weeks? Us too.
Working from home, Netflix binging, and resurrecting your FarmVille carrots can take a toll on your eyes. Many of us are experiencing increased headaches, trouble sleeping, red and itchy eyes, or general tiredness, on top of everything else. What to do, what to do?
Try our blue-light blocking glasses! SnugZ has two fashion-forward unisex styles, the TFINLEY and TQUINN, both of which are handcrafted with anti-blue light technology and 100% UVA/UVB protection. It’s the ultimate work-from-home warrior accessory.
SnugZ has worked diligently to source retail-quality glasses that are sure to make a promo-forward statement. These cuties have scratch resistant lenses and anti-glare coating. Both the frame and the lens are Grade AAA Polycarbonate with Maximum Optical Clarity and block approximately 32% of blue light. Plus, they’re hecka stylish too.
Why do Blue Light Blockers Matter?
Optometrists all agree that blue light puts a lot of strain on your eyes. Simply put, our eyes aren’t equipped to filter blue light as well as we filter other types of light that occur naturally (such as outdoor sunlight or UV rays).
In this age of technology, we’ve rapidly advanced our exposure to blue light on a daily basis. One source stated that “when you’re looking at computer screens and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual “noise” reduces contrast and can contribute to digital eye strain.”
All in all, looking at our computers, tablets, TVs, phones, and other digital displays have a not-so-hot effect on the health of our eyes.
If you’re like us, you might be getting a little stir-crazy. Being stuck inside and away from your regular daily routine is generally no bueno. Many of us are now working from home, trying to homeschool our kids, and not able to access our favorite activities.
“The coronavirus (COVID-19) is already proving to be an unprecedented disruption in our industry and economy. We are doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
– Brandon Mackay, SnugZ USA CEO
It’s safe to say we’re all a little out of our comfort zone and worried about the effects of COVID-19. Shelter-in-place orders are popping up all over the world, forcing us to adapt. Since you’ve probably already run through your Netflix queue, here are a few ideas to keep you occupied and sane during social isolation.
Learn that new thing you’ve put off
Now that we have so much more time at home, we have the great opportunity to try out all those “someday” activities you’ve been meaning to try. Connect with your artist by painting a Bob-Ross-esque masterpiece. Read that book that has been on your nightstand for six months. Cook an elaborate meal (chicken nuggets can be included).
Man, aren’t we lucky that this quarantine is happening in an age where we can still connect with our loved ones from afar? Give your mom a call, see your friend’s faces, or watch movies together with your long-distance significant other. Just because we are directed to socially distance ourselves does not mean we can’t still reach out. FaceTime, Marco Polo, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger all support video chat.
Make screen time convenient & stylish
Many of us are spending more time than usual staring at our phones, whether it be video conferencing, binging your favorite shows, or scrolling through Instagram. Why not make it more convenient?
Try our new Momo Stick. This simple device attaches to the back of your phone, adding barely any bulk, while allowing you to push up the attached band to create a perfect grip for your finger. It also acts as a stand to prop up your phone for optimal Netflix viewing (don’t lie–we know you’re watching Parks & Rec for the eighth time).
It’s the ultimate work-from-home accessory. Customize with your branding in full color direct print today! And while you’re at it, check out our full line of work-from-home centered products.
Kids: It Takes a Village
We all know that our littlest friends thrive on routine, so having all this uncertainty can make the stuck-at-home experience…..not so fun. But life doesn’t stop! Kiddos still have homework, still want high-energy playtime, and still miss their normal activities. Never fear! Humanity has banded together to give us some hope.
You can wander virtually around art museums from all over the world. No travel required.
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Above all, stay healthy
The United States Government has strongly recommended social isolation, as well as self-quarantine measures. We encourage all to take these warnings seriously and obey local and national guidelines.
Now more than ever, it is important to keep washing your hands (minimum of 20 seconds with antibacterial soap!), practicing social distancing, and disinfecting common surfaces. Stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy!
For more information about preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.
COVID-19 has impacted us all, both professionally and personally. Many of our own SnugZ family are sheltering in place at their homes. Luckily, we have some phenomenal products perfect for creating the ideal home office. Download the flyer below to begin sharing these ideas today.
Cold and flu season can have you feeling run down. But life doesn’t stop! You still have work, school, and a million other responsibilities that can’t be avoided. We get it. Being under the weather sucks. What do you do when you strongly suspect Sharon from one-desk-over doesn’t just have allergies?
Living by these 5 easy tips will help you stay healthy and avoid those sick days, even if Sharon refuses to keep her germs to herself.
Wash Hands Thoroughly
It’s the end-all-be-all of avoiding cold and flu season. It may seem like a basic habit, but are you washing correctly? No more of this “rinse and run” behavior allowed! The FDA advises you should “wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.” Take extra time to scrub in between your fingers, up your arms, and underneath your fingernails. You never know where those bad nasties might be hiding.
Use Hand Sanitizer
Ideally, we’d all wash our hands all the time, but this isn’t always possible, especially when the restaurant bathroom line is long and every single soap dispenser is somehow out. In those scenarios where soap and water aren’t available, the CDC suggests using “an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol to reduce the number of germs on your hands.”
Not to toot our own horn, but all our sanitizer is 63.5% alcohol. We’ve worked hard to create the perfect formula for eliminating 99.9% of germs. And because we make our sanitizers in our FDA-registered Utah facility, we have plenty in stock and we’re making more each and every day. From cap to bottle to ingredients: it’s all made here in the USA. 99.9% effective, 100% stocked.
Get back to basics and try our 1 oz. unscented sanitizers. They’re perfectly sized for keeping in your car, purse, desk drawer, or anywhere really. It’s a win-win-win-win.
The FDA also recommends avoiding alcohol and caffeinated products when you’re sick. Now is the time to be avoiding those early morning coffees and late night beers (bummer, we know). Each of these products robs your system of fluids that may help you fight viruses and infections.
Drinking liquids like waters, juices, and herbal teas help replenish the fluids you lose when running a fever or fighting a cold. Try keeping a glass on your desk during the day and next to your bed at night.
Get Enough Sleep
It may seem an obvious solution, but getting adequate rest is essential for avoiding illness. While the necessity of sleep is still largely unknown, scientists do know that sleep is your body’s time to fight bugs, repair injuries, and regenerate energy. A factory update for your body, if you will.
It’s doubly important that you take the time for extra sleep when it’s “under-the-weather” season. Try heading to bed an hour early, avoiding screens for 1-2 hours before bed, and wearing your comfiest pajamas (not because it helps, but because who doesn’t love fuzzy pajamas?)
Keep Common Items Clean
Of course you wash your hands and of course you use sanitizer. But have you thought about sanitizing those things you touch all the time? Studies show that frequently-handled items like light switches, computer keyboards, and cell phones are the guilty culprits of germ transfer. Consider washing and disinfecting those items often to avoid illness. Don’t just wash yourself. Wash your stuff too.
All sanitizer packaging & product is made in the USA in an FDA-registered facility. Learn more at SnugZUSA.com or give us a call at (888) 447-6840.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus overseas, China’s factory closure for Chinese New Year is expected to be extended. Unfortunately, this also means that lead time for imported products may be longer. Please contact us for a quote.
But if you’re in a bind, never fear! SnugZ USA offers a full line of domestic, made in the USA products. We can accommodate small to large order quantities, and get it to you lickety split. We have a fully stocked inventory, so don’t worry about us running out of your choice essentials.
Here at SnugZ, we’re invested in keeping things running smoothly for you and your clients. We offer Zip-It next day shipping on our most popular USA made items. If you place your order before 2:00 pm EST, it ships the very next business day at no additional cost. Just look out for the icon in the catalog and on the website. Pretty rad, right?
If you’re looking for a lot of bang for your buck on a tight timeline, now is the perfect time to add your brand to one of our new fave (and Zip-It eligible!!) products: dye-sublimated lanyards. These beauties are fully customizable and print in full color with unlimited color choices. Your wildest lanyard dreams can come true with dye-sub. They’re both soft and trendy, making for a one-of-a-kind keepsake from your event or the perfect gift for your clients. And as if these lanyards couldn’t get better, they’re both affordable and available quickly.
Pssst! Don’t forget a clear vinyl pouch or badge to go along with your snazzy new lanyard.
No Bad Nasties Today…or Ever
In the midst of this cold and flu season, it is extra important to keep yourself healthy. Save yourself a sick day or two with our handy sanitizers!
Nothing can replace thorough hand washing with soap and water. But when that’s not an option, sanitizer is a good second. Check out our fantastic options for sanitizer on the go, including unscented 1 ounce clear sanitizer in a round bottle, credit card hand sanitizer sprays, and CleanZ Pen Sanitizer. These cute little sanitizers can eliminate up to 99.9% of germs and are made right here in the USA. Even better, many items are eligible for Zip-It next day shipping, so they can be cleaning your hands in no time.
It’s time to start beating the Bad Nasties and avoiding those sick days. Check out our full line of sanitizers here. Easy peasy no sneezy.
As winter sets in we all know deep down, even though some of us have a hard time admitting it, that the inevitable and dreaded cold and flu season is soon to follow. Not to scare you, but some might say it’s already here (Pssst…they’re right). Just like a bear goes into hibernation in late November you can count on the Bad Nasties to re-surface from their abhorrent abyss where they’ve been lurking and scheming as to how they’re going to get you sick. People will soon be blowing through sick days faster than Ferris Bueller, it’s time to bring in the reinforcements: promo hand sanitizers from SnugZ USA.
People need to be saved from that unpleasant sick-day-ending to the story. Why? Well, because noone likes the mid-winter office ghost town. Where hacking, sniffling, and nose trumpeting echo through cubicles. And lonely office chairs await their masters’ return.
During these cold months custom branded hand sanitizer is a great opportunity to not only gain exposure for your company, but to lend a clean hand (pun intended) and help prevent people from getting sick. Here’s why hand sanitizer is an effective way to promote your brand this winter:
1 – Sanitizer is a need, not a want. When is comes to health there is no compromise. People will do anything to avoid coming down with the flu. Can you blame them?
2 – Put your brand in their hands (literally). Right this moment someone is reaching into their purse, opening their glove box, heading for the medicine cabinet…you get the picture. Your name and logo will be seen and touched tens if not hundreds of times a day per person. The numbers really begin to add up.
3 – At home, in the car and don’t forget the office. That brings us to our next point, hand sanitizer is a budget friendly item. Meaning, give your customer 2 or 3 to keep you top of mind wherever they have a need for sanitizer.
4 – Going, going, gone. Each and every drop of that hand sanitizer will go to use this cold and flu season. Your marketing dollars will go further with custom branded sanitizer.
5 – They’ll thank you. At the end of the day it’s about developing and nurturing that relationship with your customer. In the end they’ll remember how you gave them a cool item that showed care for their well-being.
Don’t wait for those Bad Nasties to descend on your business, office, customers, or school. Because like death and taxes, those germs will come. Customize and order your promo hand sanitizers today!
From November 2019 to February 2020, our unscented 1 ounce clear sanitizer in a round bottle and 18 mL credit card hand sanitizer sprays are EQP-20%. Just use the code BADNASTIES when you place your order—and customize with logos and branding as you see fit. If your customers needed these handy germ slayers, like yesterday, don’t worry. We have ZIP-IT next day production available, so they can get their order fast—and can get rid of 99.9% of germs faster. Order today to keep the bad nasties at bay!
It does exist: something to make people look up from their phones. And maybe (gasp), Instagram it. It comes in the form of HYOU wearable promo products. Our full-color dye sublimated hoodies, tees, and backpacks are truly next-gen swag. You can start with a minimum order of one, but we have a feeling you’ll want way more than that.
We’re not saying HYOU gear will get you more street cred, but we’re not not saying it either. Collab with our design team for a totally branded aesthetic. Every item is made with quality construction that looks and feels primo—and vibrant colors that stay legit for years. 100% customizable. 100% fresh. 100% Uniquely HYOU.
When a grown man clotheslines a kindergartner for t-shirt cannon swag, it better be for good reason. We’re not saying any tee justifies that…but these kinda do. Absurdly soft. Impeccably made. Customize the entire design with our creative team. Distribute for any occasion.
Women don’t want a one-size-fits-all t-shirt that looks like a mumu and itches like a granny sweater. They want this one. With a feminine cut, super soft material, and fully customizable design, it’s a real lady magnet. Which means, it’s a business magnet too.
Is your promo gear #woke or a joke? Our pullover is clearly the former. This fully-customizable, hoodie will be a wardrobe staple for anyone lucky enough to score it. A walking advertisement that looks and feels dope.
No one wants to roll up to college, the gym, or a flight with a monogrammed Jansport. LO-SER. They want this sweet pack to redeem their nerdier elementary years. Comfy, stylish, and functional to boot. Customize it completely with our design team.
Public-cazh: socially acceptable and in demand. Time to get on-trend. Our full-zip hoodie looks fresh, feels like it’s made of kittens (meow), and screams high-class taste. Customize everything with our in-house design team.
First came the drawstring backpack. Then came our Tech Backpack. It’s kind of like jumping from amoeba to homo sapien, but you get the picture. Sturdy zipper and design. Ergonomic shoulder straps. Laptop pouch to boot. Ideal for carry-ons, the office—you name it. Oh, and businesses who want to treat-yo-customers.