Gifts A-Go-Go: Palm Pilots and TVs and Cameras, Oh My!

If you’ve been meaning to buy yourself a Palm Pilot but haven’t gotten around to it yet, you might as well wait until after the Annual Catalog Conference: At least four exhibitors are giving away the personal digital assistants.

Visit e-commerce marketing tools provider Catalogs-Galore (booth #1813), and you could enter a contest to win a Palm VII.

E-commerce software provider MarketLive (booth #634) is offering a Palm IIIxe. Customer management solutions provider ClientLogic (booth #1107) is giving away a Palm Pilot VIIx, while multichannel software provider Page (booth #1718) has opted for a Palm Pilot m100.

Already have a PDA? How about a Sony Watchman Color TV? That’s what marketing tools provider SkyWorld (booth #1232) will be giving one lucky attendee. On a bigger scale, Encore Marketing International (booth #1604) is sponsoring a drawing to win a free TV-and it promises there will be 25 winners.

Attendees who register with printer Banta (booth #504) could win a BlackBerry wireless. Among other electronics giveaways: a DVD player, courtesy of Chase Merchant Services (booth #809); a Nikon Coolpix 880 digital camera from direct marketing services provider List Locators & Managers/ Marketshare Publications (booth #714); and a Sharper Image CD Shower Companion or Sovietski Collection Brass Submarine Clock from list and database firm Walter Karl (booth #704).

Website software developer AXS Technologies (booth #1816) is giving away a more practical gift: Attendees can register to win a license of its EyeSpy Image Server software, which provides online viewers with speedy, high-res images.

Another online solutions provider, Buystream (booth #226), is giving all attendees who view a demo of its Merchant 3.0 a copy of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, by Paco Underhill.

Need Scotch tape? Post-it Notes? Visit 3M (booth #513) and you can register to win a gift box filled with all manner of 3M goodies.

International Paper (booth #1915) is having a drawing to win a $125 gift certificate to Boston-based restaurant/cataloger Legal Sea Foods.

Royal Mail (booth #1112) is giving away copies of The Beatles 1 CD.

By the time the conference draws to a close, you may feel the need to escape for some R&R. Several exhibitors are anxious to help send you on your way.

Information management solutions provider Pindar Systems (booth #212) will give 35,000 frequent-flyer miles to one lucky visitor.

Paper producer Stora Enso (booth #1804) is giving away a three-night trip for two to Dusseldorf, Germany (where the winners will be treated to a tour of one of the company’s paper mills).

And Deutsche Post Global Mail (booth #1404) is sponsoring a drawing for a trip for two to virtually anywhere in the world.

Perhaps the most practical giveaway of all is courtesy of list firm Edith Roman Associates (booth #1108): a free neck massage. Aaah…

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