Test Your Promotional Products IQ and Win Cool Prizes!

Mensa is the most well known, oldest, and largest high-IQ society in existence. The elite club was established in England by Roland Berrill and Lancelot Lionel Ware on October 1, 1945. The name “Mensa” stems from the Latin term meaning “table,” which is symbolized in the organization’s official logo. People who rank in the 98th percentile or above on a standardized, proctored intelligence exam are granted the right to join this prestigious non-profit organization.

In honor of the 64th anniversary of Mensa’s creation, today’s post entails a quiz designed to test your promotional products IQ.

Leave a comment below and be entered for a chance to win a Pinnacle Promotions goodie bag, filled with a few of our favorite promotional writing instruments, jotters, and much more! To protect your answers, comments will not be displayed publicly until after winners have been announced.

Hint: some of these answers may be referenced in past blog posts, but others are drawn from a variety of reliable sources and websites. Use any references you would like, as winners will be randomly selected (meaning your number of correct answers will not be taken into account) from qualified entrants. Deadline for entries is 1 pm EST 4 pm EST on October 2nd, and winners (and an answer guide!) will be announced right here on our blog before 6 pm EST on October 2nd.

See below for complete contest rules and restrictions.

1. Which former president of the United States is often associated with the start of the promotional products industry?
2. What item affiliated with (1) is credited with being the first promotional product?
3. Name three imprint methods that can be used to customize promotional products.
4. What does the acronym “EQP” stand for?
5. What is the approximate estimated annual value of the promotional products industry?
a. $15 million
b. $150 million
c. $25 billion
d. $18 billion
6. What was the top-selling category of promotional products in 2008?
a. Writing instruments
b. Wearables
c. Tote bags
d. Padfolios
7. Please copy and paste the complete url (ie link/web address) for your favorite Pinnacle Promotions product or category page (our website is http://www.pinnaclepromotions.com).

Thank you for playing and good luck!


Contest Details:

You must provide an e-mail address where requested in the comment form. The address will not be visible to site visitors and will only be used for the purposes of this specific contest.

Employees and families of Pinnacle Promotions are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase will not improve chance of winning. Open to residents of the United States and the District of Columbia only, must be 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. Contest ends at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on 10/02/09.

Pinnacle Promotions is not responsible for: incomplete, lost, late, damaged, scrambled or misdirected entries or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, which may limit a user’s ability to participate in the contest. Limit one attempt per person.

Winners will be selected by a completely random integer generator at Random.org. Winners will be notified by e-mail and have 72 hours to respond. If there is no response, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen.

Prizes will be assigned to those who have been identified as winners. Players will be informed before 6 p.m. (EST) on 10/02/09 if they are a winner. Winners will receive their prizes via mail after the contest has been closed and winners have been verified. Pinnacle Promotions and its agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, losses, or injury resulting from the acceptance or use of any prize.

Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, worldwide in perpetuity, without future compensation, unless prohibited by law. Prize winners will be required to verify mailing address prior to awarding of the prize. Entering the contest is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

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Juliet @ Camelbak Online

Hello, just doing some browsing for my Camelbak site. Amazing the amount of information on the web. Not quite what i was looking for, but cool site. Cya later.

This is a great contest. Very informative.

Karen Atanacio

Hello just stumbled your site and been browsing around some of your entries and just wondering why you chose WordPress blog dont you find it impossible to do anything with?

Cameron Oddone

1) George Washington
2) Commemorative buttons for his campaign
3) Pad printing, silk screen printing, engraving
4)EQP = end quantity pricing
5) d
6) b
7) http://www.pinnaclepromotions.com/product/camelbak-better-bottletrade-liter/89/44163/

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