So you’ve got a fundraiser and you’re wondering if you should make rubber bracelets. I’ve got to tell you, I’m a little surprised. Because for me, the answer to that question is as simple as 1 + 1. Which equals two. Unless 1 + 1 is actually the name of a Bonny-and-Clyde-type bowling team, in which case 1 + 1 equals strikes on top of strikes on top of car chases and all sorts of spares.
But Seriously Though. Why Make Rubber Bracelets?
It’s simple economics, my friend. There are few promotional items that are as popular and as cheap as silicone bracelets. Name me another product that you can fully customize as inexpensively as 15 to 20 cents an item? And on top of that, people actually love wearing bracelets. People spend upwards of 10 dollars on these at concerts all the time. Getting these same people to part with a few bucks for your good cause? Piece of cake, my friend!
I’m starting to feel like I’m debating the Pros and Cons of brushing your teeth. There simply isn’t a downside to making these rubber bracelets.
Well, I guess I wouldn’t say zero downside. Of course, if you purchase 100 for 70 cents a piece, you’ve just made a 70 dollar investment. And if upon receiving the wristbands you are overcome with an uncontrollable desire to attach them to a model rocket and send your bracelets to live with the clouds… Well, then you’re out 70 bucks. But come to think of it, even that sounds awesome. Put it in the Pro column!
PS I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention we HAVE PICTURES OF PLUTO! Good work today (and the previous 15-20 years it took to organize this mission), NASA.