In September 2014 we got an email from a US Marine Corps heavy helicopter squadron based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, which is located about 10 miles north of us. They were looking for gifts for their upcoming Marine Corps Birthday Ball (if that describes you click here to contact us) and hoped we could help them -- so we produced a custom order of Marine Corps Bottle Openers for them to hand out to every guest at their USMC Birthday Ball in November.
Big shocker...the Marines and guests loved them.
Since they continued to have significant demand for our bottle openers and also wanted to incorporate a few new designs, they have placed regular wholesale orders over the last year -- typically 100 or 200 bottle openers per month. They have sold them to their Marines just as units typically sell t-shirts, coins, and stickers -- and they have also sold them to civilians at air shows and similar events that are open to the public.
Without too much effort on their part they have raised over $6,400 in profit, all of which has gone directly into supporting squadron events. This money supported their 2015 Birthday Ball, reducing ticket costs for each Marine and guest who attends this year. The remainder helped with funding various morale-building events within the squadron.
Want to make some easy money for your battalion, squadron, or ship while providing your soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines with cool unit-branded products? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out -- we can do .50 Cal Bottle Openers with nearly any unit name or logo.
And see the rest of our unique USMC gifts here: http://www.bullets2bandages.org/marine-corps-gifts/
And for the Hornet and Cobra pilots among you, we've also got our 20mm Bottle Openers which are perfect for those of you who've got a special appreciation for the M61 Vulcan Cannon. Our Vulcan Bottle Openers are made from a REAL once-fired 20mm bullet casing and a demilitarized projectile -- they dwarf our .50 Caliber Bottle Openers and give you a little extra leverage when cracking bottles open.
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