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Pampered Chef: Card Caddies for your car

  1. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I was wondering. I've seen the "card caddies" (cardcaddie.com) and a few other similar products that are for your Business Card to be on your vehicle, but has anyone come across something that would fit the Mini-Catalog or a Recipe Card?

    I was thinking about putting something like that on the back of my van- that I can slide on and off as I go in and out of certain places (like the Mall, grocery store, etc), that folks could take when they saw my car int he parking lot. Ideally, I'd like to put mini-cats, or recipe cards with my contact information on it, and not just business cards, since we all know the cats/recipes work better than just a biz-card.

    Anyone seen anything like this or have any ideas?
     
    Jul 27, 2009
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  2. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    One of the presenters in my Phenomenal Phone Calls class says that she just sticks catalogs under her rear wiper. Not sure how many it'll hold (and mine isn't always clean :blushing: :)
     
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  3. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I heard it in "Out and About", but I was afraid that if I did that (under the wiper) that (1) People would break my wiper blade and/or (2) when they pulled one out, the rest of them would fall out onto the ground because the blade lifted up enough...and they'd leave them there.

    That's why I was trying to find something.....going to keep my eyes open.
     
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  4. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

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    Bobbi, I thought the same thing! Plus, as the one before...my windshield isn't always the cleanest :blushing:
     
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  5. janetupnorth

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    Most realty companies have containers that are used to hold small brochures about the house or business. I'm sure the company that makes those makes one for vehicles.
     
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  6. cewcooks

    cewcooks Advanced Member

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    I have never seen this in my area, I am so getting one thanks for the tip!
     
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  7. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    For mini catalogs, check out the bath section of Wal-Mart, Linens & Things, etc. Look for a holder that has suction cups already attached that you could squeeze a dozen or so mini catalogs into & stick to the rear windshield of your van!

    Or you can go to any office supply store, Wal-Mart or The Container Store, etc. & get a wire basket designed to hold something like that and then get some silicone suction hooks to attach it to the rear window of your van. Just make sure that the wire holder has holes big enough to fit on the hooks of the suction cups.

    Here's the suction cups

    Here's the concept of the holders, but these are made for lockers and the mesh holes are too small to do what you would need to do

    If several of you wanted to get together, you could buy the "real estate" flyer holders that are designed to withstand the elements. They are clear and have a lid that lifts to remove the flyer/catalog - but keep out the wind, rain, bugs, etc. I browsed around a bit online, but could only find them sold in bulk. Oooh! You might be able to find something like that in the section of Wal-Mart with the "for sale by owner" signs. ;)
     
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  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I did also browse online awhile, and found several places that sell the outdoor boxes (individually). "Window Mount Brochure Box" or "Outdoor Brochure box"....but I was trying to find something I could remove...wouldn't want to leave it on the car and have it fly off! WHOOPS! :D

    But, it's funny, those ones you mentioned that have the mesh holes too small, I have one of those! I was going to try it TEMPORARILY since it's not enclosed or 'wind-proof'...it's magnetic. But when I'm out and about, I'm going to see what I can concoct. One site I found did have exactly what I was looking for- but they were in 8 1/2 x11 size, and that would be way too big for minis or recipe cards, etc. But I think we are all thinking the same direction (hooks, etc)
     
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  9. This is a good idea. I may have to tinker around with this myself. I was at Dollar Tree yesterday and they had some really cute, colorful magnetic containers that would work.

    Maybe you could make a small magnetic sign (Free right now on Vista Print) that says "Pampered Chef, please take one" to draw further attention.
     
  10. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    That's a great idea!
     
    Jul 28, 2009
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  11. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I was thinking about getting on of these to put into my yard. Wondering if anyone has and if it brings them any business?

    Carol
     
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  12. DebbieJ

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    I got a suction cup thingy designed for the bathroom. I have old catalogs and put those in it when I park my car for a while (grocery store, Walmart, etc).
     
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  13. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Do you notice catalogs being taken?

    I wish that they would put out the PChef window shades again. That would really help draw attention.
     
    Jul 28, 2009
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  14. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    Good question...if it's drawing any business, I might just be tempted to do the same thing. :)
     
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  15. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Ok. So I have several of those magnetic mesh holders that Sheila mentions in post #7 above....so I thought I'd stick them on my van last night when I was at Target. I popped about 5 mini-catalogs in there (I had about 15 left). Wouldn't you know it, I'm in there all of 5-10 minutes when it just starts POURING rain outside! I mean- I was making my kids stand next to me in the store because it was storming so bad...I didn't want them too far away should the roof collapse!...thats the kind of storm- and you feel blind in those big stores when that's happening...

    ANYWAY...needless to say, my catalogs were pulp by the time I got outside. So I'll keep trying.... :)
     
    Jul 29, 2009
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  16. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Bobbi, sorry it rained. Please let us know if you try again.
     
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  17. raebates

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    This is my great fear. I've got the attention span of a ferret. I just know that I'd leave it and it would rain, or I'd forget they were in there and take off down the highway scattering mini-catalogs in my wake.
     
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  18. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    *lol* I can see you doing that. I almost did it the other day.
     
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  19. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Yeah, and with my luck I'd get a ticket for littering. :(
     
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