How does Tervis compare to the knock off’s?

Having grown up in Sarasota, Tervis tumblers have been a part of my life for over 40 years. I have been to their store in Venice (Not to be confused with Italy) a few times and have since found them through out the country. I have become so fond of these cups and have purchased so many of them that I even leave one at friends houses, so when I am visiting I can still drink out of it. And yes, I have also been known to take them on vacation with me. SEE FREE OFFER BELOW!!!

Being in the Promotional Product business, I was excited to see a number of knock offs arrive, at much lower prices. While I have been using both original Tervis and knock offs for the last year, I have come to a conclusion. I still love my Tervis tumblers best.

One of my sons recently dropped an impostor on the floor and the bottom cracked. I’m not talking about a little crack, I’m talking about a hole. If it were a Tervis, I would place them on a top shelf in my cupboard and send it back to the factory. I do this every 3 or 4 years and they always send me back a new one.

I guess you may be left with 1 more question. Which one should I be buying? Well, it depends. With budget always a relative influence, you might want togo to a knock off and you will pay anywhere from $4.00 to $8.00 each for a 16 ounce tumbler. If you choose Tervis, you will fall in the $10 to $12 range. I think it all depends on what you want your customer thinking about your gift a year or two after they have received it. The Tervis brand also shows that they are dishwasher safe, while most knock off’s are not.

With all of the traffic this page has gotten since I originally posted this, I am shocked at how many more Tervis Brand Tumblers we have sold.

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Added 9-14-2012: After having used a number of Tervis Tumbler knock offs over the last 6 months, here are a few additional findings. They tend to break pretty easily if dropped.  the one below both separated the inner and outer lining, as well as break the plastic when it hit the floor. When ever I give these to people, they really appreciate them, but then it might break down. I still go for the Tervis first.

I did find another very creative, non Tervis item that offers Variable Data Printing. The tumblers below start at an amazingly low 24 unit minimum and the price range is $6-$7, in smaller quantities and as low as $5 in larger quantities. I love the fact that there is no additional charge for the data insert.  Variable data allows you to change individuals names on each item.  In fact, we do this frequently with calendars.







Yet another item is the acrylic insulated wine glasses shown to the side. These are available blank in 24 unit cases for $7 each, plus $19.95 shipping to most USA locations. And since we are talking about wine, we have also started offering the wine ice cubes.  Price is $20 per set, plus $9.95 shipping.


Stainless Steel or Aluminum Sport Bottles

Stainless Steel sport bottles are another option when choosing a promotional bottle. You may ask yourself… What is the difference between stainless steel and aluminum? The main issue is the fact that unless properly lined, the aluminum bottles will have a tenancy to leach, or have an odor over time, as mentioned by MindfulEats. Aluminum is lighter and a little more expensive in some cases. What I really like are all of the colors.

Once again, as I mentioned in our “Best Price” segment, shipping costs can be quite high if you are in New York and our supplier ships out of California. That is where our shipping consultants will be able to give you an exact shipping quote or better yet, we may be able to source from a closer location, saving time and shipping costs.Order quantities are as low as 36 units ($7.99 each + $50 setup). Pricing comes down significantly when ordering in large quantities. Sometimes lower than shown, provided time allows for a direct import.

There are so many different options when looking at these bottles, it is hard to see them all in any one spot. The best solution is to contact us when developing your promotional plan.

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BPA Free Custom Water Bottles

As one of our first specials, we are offering one of our favorite new designs on special. This 32 ounce screw top, BPA free sport bottle is the latest in up scale designs. Not only do they come with a number of lid options, they are also available in colors!

One of the latest buzz words describing new BPA free polymers is Tritan Co-polyester. There are a number of bottle configurations available. This 32 ounce container is ideal for breweries or any manufacturer that sells product by the quart. Other sizes I’ve fpund are 27 ounce water bottles  and 22 ounce water bottles.

Minimum orders are as low as 36 units ($7.99 + $50 setup). The $4.99 price is for 144 units (+$50 setup). Orders over $500 placed and paid for before 1-20-2012, qualify you for a raffle for Super Bowl Tickets.

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Best Price Water Bottles

Did you know that 78% of all people are first motivated by price prior to making a buying decision? While this is not very surprising to me, rarely does a buyer give you all of the information needed to get the best price. Without the following information, it is impossible to quote the best price. What is the quantity? What is the date the product is needed? Is the artwork ready or does it need to be created for you? What is your delivery zip code? Is there a loading dock? If not, is there a forklift? Are you using this as a fund raiser? Do you need ideas on how to run this program at a fraction of the cost? These are just some of the basics.
Whether you are looking for custom sport bottles or custom bottled water, we can help navigate you to the overall best value. As a special offer to qualified buyers, please forward to us your eps artwork and we will show you a number of creative ideas that will help grow your brand. Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to serving you.