CHA Planning Giveaway!

Since everyone seems to have suddenly kicked into CHA preparation mode…let’s do a CHA-related giveaway!

A while back I discovered at my local Staples a great trade show accessory that I can’t live without now. It’s not the most fashionable thing perhaps, but it makes my life so much easier at events like CHA. It’s a nylon pouch for holding badges and credentials:

Before I found this I was stuck with whatever they handed over the desk at conventions – badges that fell apart, wouldn’t stay facing forward, hung at weird levels, and were often on uncomfortable strings around my neck. Now, my credentials are secure inside one of these nylon holders and I can adjust its comfortable strap to hang at any level.

And as you can see in the picture, on the back side there is a bonus – two small pockets. One is a slip-in pocket, which I use for holding a stash of business cards for quick retrieval. The other pocket has a zipper and is perfect for putting some cash and a hotel key card in so I don’t keep having to dig in my bag to buy a Coke or get into my room. (Since ladies’ wear doesn’t always have pockets).

Yes, I love my badge holder. It is amazing how small comforts like this can make the grueling marathon of a trade show week a tiny bit more comfortable.

So I’m going to pass some of that comfort along to three Scrapbook Update readers! I have three badge holders to give away!

Since everyone is so busy getting ready for CHA, entering is easy:

All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time next Friday night, January 8th. (If you are reading this post via an email or RSS subscription, click on the title of the entry and it will take you to the giveaway on the  Scrapbook Update website where you can fill out the comment form to enter.) Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the body of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only I can see it). You will need it to verify your identity if you are a winner. One entry per person.

I’ll either mail the badge holders or deliver them in person at the show – winners’ choice!

Good Luck!

25 Responses to CHA Planning Giveaway!

  1. Cindy (Citrus Tree Studio) January 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I would *love* to receive one of these handy holders – esp. love the little pockets. :-)

  2. Lori Roberts January 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Oh now that is sooooooo kewl!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. nancy Grant January 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    What an awesome idea! It never hurts to be prepared with all things comfortable for the show.



  4. Rachel January 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    Love this, Nancy! Thanks for the idea and opportunity – would love to say hi at the show!

  5. Alyssa M January 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    What a great idea. Love it!

  6. Ginny January 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    I love that it has the extra pocket, so useful!

  7. Sharon McDonald January 7, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    This would come in very handy at shows and conventions. and the decorating posibilties are endless. :o)

  8. Ellen January 7, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    What an awesome idea, that would be so useful and convenient. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  9. Simone Pursiful January 7, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    What a fabulous idea. I would love to have one!

  10. Terri Harmon January 7, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    These little neck wallets are the greatest! Thanks, Nancy.

  11. Annie Mills January 7, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Although I can’t make it to Anaheim for the Trade Show…I would LOVE one of these badge holders! I wear a badge at work and it is the same problem you describe…faces the wrong way, falling off, etc.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Lynn Mercurio January 7, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Wouldn’t this just be dandy to win…such a handy thing for those annoying CHA badges. Thanks for the change to win!

  13. Aldean January 7, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Those look awesome. I hate the string things they give us each show. They get tangled in your hair, come undone and eventually break. Yeah, not a good thing. Thanks!!

  14. Cate January 7, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Hi there
    What a great find!!! I agree those are perfect! Also keeps those pesky tickets handy – especialy the one to redeem the car LOL

  15. Ron Perry January 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    What an awesome find – and at Staples! I would love to win one!

  16. Heather Beasley January 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I just found this site and have LOVED getting all the scrapbook updates. I also LOVE getting prizes… not that I ever win. But hey, a girl can wish, can’t she??

  17. Jodee January 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    This is great! Would love to have this!

  18. Ann January 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    This looks like a great idea! I’ve never seen them. Looks good for traveling too.

    - Ann

  19. Brenda Jones January 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    That is like, REALLY cool!!! A great, useful accessory that can be dressed up or dressed down. I would love to have one to dress up!

  20. Michele Applehans January 7, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    What a find! This will be my first time attending CHA and I’ve appreciated all your hints and tips.

  21. Marie Pilgrim January 8, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    I’m going to my first CHA (woohoo!) so this would be perfect!

  22. Laurie J. January 8, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Anything that makes conference-going easier……these badge holders look great. I can see them being used at the airport, too…not for my boarding pass, but for my ID and a few dollar bills for buying bottled water.

  23. Gayle Stauffacher January 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    I love this idea. How nice to have a place for you room key and maybe a few dollars so you don’t have to carry a purse. Thanks.

  24. liz January 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    I’ll be attending CHA this year and this would definitely make things easier. Hope to see you there.

  25. Cindy January 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    OH MY GOSH! What a neat idea. I could kiss the person who designed this holder. Thanks for the opportunity to gain one thru you. You Rock!!!!!!!! :o)