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6 Cool Ways to Get Freebies at Trade Shows

Trade Show GiveawaysThere is nothing better than the feeling of going to a trade show and getting items that you didn t even have to pay for. Depending on what type of trade show you are at, you can probably acquire a good deal of items that might be worth a good deal of money or use. It may not happen at every trade show, but if you follow a few easy steps you are bound to get at least a few things.

There is nothing better than the feeling of going to a trade show and getting items that you didn t even have to pay for. Depending on what type of trade show you are at, you can probably acquire a good deal of items that might be worth a good deal of money or use. It may not happen at every trade show, but if you follow a few easy steps you are bound to get at least a few things.

The fact that the media hawks are constantly buzzing around and able to get away with whatever they want should lead people to some good ideas. The fact that a person can obtain and use a media pass through different methods is a great way to get into shows with a bit more push. This not only allows you to bypass the annoyances of some security, the people who have booths will assume that your pass mean you are going to get them publicity. Publicity can mean good sales, so they should cater to you more so then normal.

Get a Pass from the Media - The fact that the media hawks are constantly buzzing around and able to get away with whatever they want should lead people to some good ideas. The fact that a person can obtain and use a media pass through different methods is a great way to get into shows with a bit more push. This not only allows you to bypass the annoyances of some security, the people who have booths will assume that your pass mean you are going to get them publicity. Publicity can mean good sales, so they should cater to you more so then normal.

Find Ways to Invite Yourself - Sometimes people are known to crash parties and find ways to get themselves invited. It may be hard to get into certain events if you don t have family or friends, or employed by the people throwing the event. A great way to do this is to find out where it is being held and contact the people. Regardless of why you want to get in, a great many people will open a spot for you based on the fact that you are interested.

Be There for Product Demo s - When companies are holding demonstrations for certain products, or just showing them off, a great way to get free things is to simply be there when it happens. This may take a bit of planning on your part, but in the end it will work out great. Always be sure to study up on the demo, it increases your chance of being picked for free things.

Ask and Receive - People often do not have the courage to simply ask for free things. This is not something that is necessarily a bad thing. Asking a person running a trade show booth for something free will open their eyes to the fact that someone may actually be able to use what they are demonstrating. Not only will you get something free, for being so forward you may very well get more then you originally asked for if you help spread the word about their booth.

Schedule an Appointment - Nothing is better than actually making a solid effort to schedule an appointment with a vendor in a show. This is wonderful because they know you made it a point to be there and listen to what they say. By making an appointment you are getting in closer with the people. They know you didn t just show up, and will probably have your name on a list. This can guarantee you to get a good show from them, as well as free things.

Be There on the Last Day - The great thing about many types of trade shows and vendor shows is the fact that after the show is over the items usually get put into storage and not touched until the next show. The items may very well be sold later why should they be sold when they can be given freely? Waiting until the show is nearly done and having been there the entire day will enable to vendors to see you many times. They will remember you and probably ask if you are interested in something. People throw the strangest things away as well, and this can be to your benefit. Empty booths can provide many items of use.

This guest post was contributed by Office Furniture Express

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