History of Coupons and Special Family and Friends Offer

Companies have been using coupons to help market and promote their products for over 100 years.  But, how did the use of cents off  coupons actually start?

The term “coupon” was derived from the french word “couper” meaning “to cut”.   In 1894, Atlanta businessman and co-owner of a small  beverage company called Coca-Cola , Asa Candler made an  innovative decision when he created the first coupon by using handwritten  tickets as coupons for a free glass of Coca-Cola to help market this new soft drink.  His company employees distributed the coupons as well  as placed in magazines.   To offset the cost to fountain shops, the company gave away free syrup to cover the costs of the free drinks.    It is estimated that over the next 20 years, 1 in 9 Americans have received a free Coca-Cola.

Shortly after Coca-Cola introduced it’s coupon idea, a grocer named C.W. Post began using coupons to help sell groceries.  His coupon gave customers a one cent discount on his latest cereal – Grape Nuts.

My, have times changed.   Coupons are so much part of our life and shopping culture now, in addition to traditional media outlets such as newspapers and magazines, coupons are now available downloaded from the internet and are referred to by such names as discount codes, promotion codes, shopping codes, source codes and a variety of other terms.

SPECIAL OFFER From Innofresh Products.
I‘d like to think that, like Coca-Cola, we can get 1 in 9 Americans to use this coupon offer on-line.   Well, it starts with you.   And whatever  term you want to use, I’d like to offer my blog readers, family and friends a coupon promotion code to receive an automatic 10% discount  off any on-line purchase at www.innofresh.com   This discount is over and above sale prices shown.  All you need to do is enter the promotion code BK309A into the required field during  check out.     Click here “Buy Now Shop Innofresh” to go directly to the shopping cart.

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA and we guarantee your satisfaction.  Fragrance Free, allergen free, activated charcoal odor eliminators for cleaner, fresher air.  Fridge IT and INNOFRESH – For unwanted odor in home, pet, auto, dorm and recreation.   Don’t mask odors……Finally, Eliminate them!

Fridge IT Activated Charcoal odor absorbers now available in New Zealand

 Do you say “odor” or “odour”?   Well, however you spell it, Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor (odour) eliminators have been available on-line  from us directly for our customers in Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.   But now, FRIDGE IT air freshening, odor absorbers are available locally in New Zealand from Mr. Cool Refrigeration Services directly.   Mr. Cool, a leading refrigeration service and sales company,  sells, installs and services an extensive line of commercial refrigeration equipment and air conditioning systems for residential and commercial applications throughout New Zealand.    We  are proud to team up with Mr. Cool to make Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers available.  

For our friends and customers in New Zealand, you might even see one of their service trucks driving around.   Look for the license plate and decal on the Mr. Cool Refrigeration Services truck that tells you they sell FRIDGE IT odor absorbers .   

Fridge IT activated charcoal odor eliminators are great, of course, for fridge odors.  BUT, also amazing for under sinks, near trash, cabinets, closets, storage, musty basements, dorm rooms and so much more.  Also, try our Innofresh activated charcoal odor eliminators for PET, HOME and AUTO that are also available on line with us directly at www.innofresh.com    If you’re not familiar with our complete line of fragrance free, allergen free, ventilated activated charcoal air fresheners, come visit us at Innofresh website to learn about why activated charcoal (activated carbon) is the better choice for eliminating even the toughest odors.   Don’t settle for covering up odors – eliminate odors and purify the air with activated charcoal.   For our entire line of specialized activated charcoal air fresheners,  shop conveniently at ShopInnofresh.

All our activated charcoal odor eliminators and air fresheners are proudly manufactured in the USA.   Since 1992, providing the highest quality, eco-friendly and fragrance free, activated charcoal air filter products for odor control for residential and commercial applications.

Travel Tip – Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Eliminate musty handbag, suitcase and hotel odor

 

 

Well, Summer is almost here.  Are you planning a trip and wish you had a safe and easy way to effectively get rid of musty odor in your handbag, luggage, backpack or even hotel room?    Do you have problems with luggage and bags that are musty inside and then, cause your clothes to take on the same smelly odors?   Does your purse or backpack smell of something – maybe something spilled or just musty? 

Well, if any of these questions sound familiar, you’re not alone. Now,  you can SAFELY reduce and eliminate musty suitcase, smelly backpack, purse and travel bag odor with Innofresh fragrance free, activated charcoal odor absorbers from Innofresh Products. Patented fragrance free, allergen free, porous activated charcoal with VAC technology is simply amazing.  

 FRIDGE IT and Innofresh Sport Odor absorbersare perfect for traveling.   Completely 100% fragrance free and non-toxic with no chemicals to worry about, no liquid to spill and no powder or sprays.   Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers are easy and convenient to place in your travel bags, purse and suitcases to eliminate odors.   No worry about getting these products through airport security.   Our patented activated carbon odor absorbers are safe and chemical free.    Just place one or two in each suitcase or bag to help keep the musty smell out of your suitcase and clothes while traveling.

Then, when you arrive at your room or other destination, just keep the Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers in your suitcase to continue with the powerful and effective odor eliminator working the entire trip.    One reader commented “I Bring a few extra of these odor absorbers and place them in the musty smelling drawers”. Also, the convenient size and shape is great for even the room mini fridge and even to help with those occasional smelly closet odors and musty drawer smells in hotel rooms.     Easy to travel with and easy to use, Innofresh odor absorbers are a great travel aid for every suitcase.

For tougher travel odors, you can even use our FRIDGE IT Cube activated charcoal odor absorbers with maximum micro-pockets and surface area for even greater odor control.

Now, take advantage of everyday sale prices and special free shipping offers on special “warehouse” buys.  Please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com for  more product features and easy and fast on line shopping.    Fast ship is important – Orders are generally shipped within just 1-2 days at most and now, we ship PRIORITY rush US Postal Service so you get your order quickly. (Applies to U.S. orders.) International orders shipped US postal service first class.   All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety and quality a priority.  100% satisfaction guaranteed   We look forward to hearing from you.   You can also contact us at customerservice@innofresh.com

How To Safely and Quickly Eliminate Dead Mouse Odor In Walls and Vents

Dead Mouse Odor

Dead Mouse Odor

Let’s face it.  Musty smells and unpleasant household odors are very common, especially this time of the year.  Not surprisingly, one of the most popular odor problems that our readers are interested in is “Dead Mouse or Rat or Rodent Odor” and how to eliminate this pungent smell.

This is why I am writing this blog on how to eliminate dead rodent odor. It’s that time of the year when little creatures come out and visit.  Unfortunately, sometimes they leave more than some crumbs or droppings inside the house.   We often hear from our readers that a mouse or rat is dead and hidden behind a wall, in a vent or in a crawl space and leaving noxious odors.    A frequently asked question is “Does Innofresh activated charcoal really work to eliminate the odor from a dead animal hidden in the wall?”

The answer is YES. Of course, our first suggestion is to try to trap the critters in the open first, by using mouse traps or other devices so that it doesn’t just eat poison bate and then die behind the wall. But, despite best efforts,  they often simply are dead behind a wall and the smell is pretty bad.    Dead mouse or other rodent odor is tricky because you often never really know where exactly the mouse is and you certainly do not want to start drilling holes in the wall, crawl space or vent.     Also,  another challenge is knowing what really is dead behind the wall.   If the problem odor is from a larger animal, I’m afraid that you really should try to have it removed.

In the case of a small mouse, using a few of our powerful, fragrance free FRIDGE IT cube odor absorbers will have positive results. FRIDGE IT, originally made to eliminate very tough refrigerator and unwanted household odors, is powerful for other difficult household odors including dead mouse odors. It’s our strongest odor absorber for the job. All you need to do is place them in the area that you feel the dead mouse is likely located.   If behind a wall, just place FRIDGE IT near the baseboard on the floor and also, up higher on a shelf or top of dresser.     If the smell is coming from in a closet, you can just place a few of the FRIDGE IT cubes in the closet to absorb the lingering odor.

FRIDGE ITcontains a powerful and effective, ventilated, activated charcoal filter that absorbs and neutralizes the toughest odors that pass through it.  The millions of micro-pockets and pores in our activated charcoal has an enormous surface area that make it so incredibly effective.    Yes, a dead mouse odor that is coming from behind a wall is particularly difficult to eliminate since the source of the odor is hidden.     However, placing our FRIDGE IT cube odor eliminator in the area will help absorb the smell that is lingering in the air.  And, no chemicals and irritating fragrances that just cover up odors.  We usually recommend placing at least three (3) of our FRIDGE IT cubes in the area for this difficult problem odor.

Please visit our other blog articles to learn more about FRIDGE IT and our other activated charcoal odor absorbers.   Also, visit our website at www.innofresh.com to learn more about Innofresh and our products.   You can also conveniently shop on line at our shopping cart.     Fast ship is important – We’ll ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days at most and it automatically will ship RUSH PRIORITY US Postal Service so you receive your order quickly.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with quality, safety and your complete satisfaction top priorities.    We love referrals and all your comments, so please visit our website, blog, facebook and twitter pages.

A Marketing Lesson Learned – The Man By The Side Of The Road Who Sold Hotdogs

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to speak to various groups about a range of business topics.   Recently, I spoke about Social Media and consumer brand Marketing, which included a strong point about going back to some of the basics.   Of course, this doesn’t mean that a  company should abandon newer initiatives that are relevant with the new tools available.  Rather, instead using the exciting, current social media avenues available,  engage the consumer by still applying some of the basics.     I’ve used a phrase that sums up what I consider “Marketing 101” and it applies to both traditional marketing and social media marketing   – “Have something good to say, say it well and say it often“.

So, you may be thinking, why the photo of the hot dog stand?  Years ago, I came across a short story titled “The Man Who Sold Hot Dogs Along The Side Of The Road”.    It was relevant then and, with a couple of small changes, is relevant today.

Many years ago, there was a man who lived by the side of the road and sold hot dogs.
He was hard of hearing so he had no radio.
He had trouble with his eyes so he read no newspaper nor watched TV.
But he sold great HOT DOGS.
He put up signs on the highway telling how good they were.
He stood on the side of the road and yelled “BUY A HOT DOG, MISTER?”
And people bought, because he was so enthusiastic.
He increased his meat and bun orders.
He bought a bigger stove to take care of his growing trade.
He was so happy selling hot dogs and people enjoyed doing business with him.
One day, his son came home from college to help him out.

And something happened.

His son said, “Father, haven’t you been listening to the radio.?  Haven’t you been reading the newspaper.?
“The economy is terrible, people are out of work, we are at war overseas”
Whereupon the father thought, “Well, my son’s been to college, he reads the newspaper, he listens to the radio and he ought to know.”
So, the father cut down on his meat and bun orders, he took down all his advertising signs, and no longer bothered to stand on the highway to sell his hot dogs.
And his hot dog sales fell, almost overnight.
“You’re right, son” the father said to the boy.    “We certainly are in the middle of a recession”

– Author unknown.

The lesson learned – Have something good to say, say if well and say it often.
That’s what we believe at Innofresh Products – We proudly manufacture and market a full line of superior odor eliminators, air fresheners and activated charcoal air purifiers and odor control solutions.  All our activated charcoal odor eliminators are proudly manufactured in the USA.    For more information about Innofresh Products, please visit us at
Innofresh.    For convenient shopping, just click directly on this link – shopInnofresh

Bakers Dozen – Phrase Origin and Special “bakers dozen” offer

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “Bakers Dozen” came from?

Most people know that when you order a dozen of many bakery items including donuts, bagels and danish, you actually get 13 instead of 12.   Why is that?    I discovered that while there seems to be some debate, most believe that the reason for this tradition goes back to a law created by Henry111 in 1266.  Now, that’s a long time ago.   Back then, bakers and brewers could be punished with a fine or even flogging if they gave a short measure of goods.   Fast forward to 1477 – The Chronicle of London reported that a baker named John Mundew was “schryved” fpr selling bread that was underweight.   The definition of “schryved” meant that he was forced to admit his guilt.

The odd thing is that a Dozen is not actually a weight measure which is how they often sold goods back then.  However, a dozen loaves of a certain type of bread would weigh a certain amount that bakers knew.  When someone would purchase that weight of bread, while the baker knew that it was probably about 12 loaves, in order to avoid fines, they would throw in an extra one or two loaves.   Over time, this evolved into being know as a “bakers dozen”.

SPECIAL OFFER –
So, there you have it.   To my blog readers,  for a limited time, I’d like to offer a special Innofresh and Fridge IT  “bakers dozen” for  all on line orders of a dozen units -(2 sets of 6).   Through August, with the purchase of a dozen odor absorbers, all you have to do is type in this phrase:  
Bakers Dozen promotion” in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSsection during check out.  Don’t type this phrase in “promotions”, but make sure you type in “Bakers Dozen promotion” in the Special Instructions” section.    This way, whatever 12 units you choose, we will automatically include 1 extra FRIDGE IT Cube at absolutely no extra charge.  This is a free value of approx. $3.25 just for participating.    Click on this link – Innofresh Products to start shopping at Innofresh for our popular activated charcoal odor eliminators including FRIDGE IT odor absorbers as well as our line for PET, AUTO and SPORT odors.

This offer is good through August 2010 for only the purchase of a dozen units and not available for multiple units of more than 12 purchased.   For larger purchases, check out our “FREE SHIPPING” promotion for orders over $70.00 .  (limited time offer).  – Click on Innofresh Products for more information

Innofresh Products proudly manufactures all our products in the USA.

Survey says – Office breakroom refrigerators and trash cans are among worst smells

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

The office breakroom.  Now, that’s a study in human behavior.  I have to say that at least our breakroom at Innofresh has the best smelling, cleanest refrigerator and odor free trash and sink area.   Of course, when you have a great supply of FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor eliminators always on hand, it sure helps.

How about you?  Do you have an office breakroom that can use some, ah hem, “help” ?   Write to us and include a  photo of your breakroom fridge and tell us about it.  You might just end up with a couple of free FRIDGE IT odor absorbers. Send your story and photos to customerservice@innofresh.com or leave with comment with photo on this blog.

Have you opened the refrigerator or freezer and almost passed out from the odor coming from inside?  You know that pungent smell coming from someones leftover lunch from 3 weeks ago.   Breakroom refrigerators and how to eliminate refrigerator odor is one of our top search terms as well as questions about how to get rid of bad odors from breakroom trash and sink areas.
We’ve all been there.  You reach for your lunch sandwich in the office refrigerator, only to be met with the worse smell from decomposing food.  To make matters worse, someone already took your sandwich, right!

In 2009, you may have read about the refrigerator odor problem at the AT&T building in San Jose, California.   This is a true story.  It seems that the office refrigerator was so noxious from food smells,  that when an employee took it upon herself to clean it out along with using some chemical cleaners, it sent several of her co-workers to the hospital and prompted the evacuation of 325 people from the building.    It turned out that a combination of the odor and using the wrong cleaner sent noxious fumes through the air.

Now, hopefully your office refrigerator isn’t quite that bad.    To avoid the bad smells and noxious odors coming from an over crowded and neglected refrigerator, here are a couple of steps.

Step 1.  Assign someone responsible for posting a sign on the refrigerator that says something like “Every Friday, this refrigerator will be cleaned out so if you don’t throw it out, we will”. Then, on Friday’s before closing up for the weekend, that person would be responsible for throwing out anything left in the fridge that could potentially start smelling.

Step 2.  I know this sounds like a sales pitch, but make sure you put a couple  of the FRIDGE IT ®Cubes in the fridge.  This will take care of any lingering odor in the refrigerator.  Also, place one or two units under the sink, near the trash to keep the the entire breakroom smelling fresh and clean again.   The refrigerator that smelled terrible will now be a joy to open and use.   It might even inspire employees to help keep the fridge clean.

You don’t have to take my word for it.   FRIDGE IT  “absolutely does work” as seen on NBC’s KAMR Does It Work Segment. FRIDGE IT odor absorber performed so well in eliminating refrigerator odor that they gave it their highest rating. Click on this link to see the 2 minute spot on YouTube KAMR DOES IT WORK.
FRIDGE IT has a ventilated, activated carbon filter that is amazing and is the ec0-friendly choice for even the worst odors in refrigerators and freezers.   Completely fragrance free and chemical free, the activated charcoal absorbs and eliminates the odor for good.   By eliminating odors, this also reduces cross contamination of smells in your refrigerator so your sandwich won’t taste like your co-workers french onion salad.      Tested against baking soda, activated charcoal is the clear winner for eliminating odors in refrigerators.

Not only is FRIDGE IT great for the refrigerator and freezer, but you can use the power of our advanced activated charcoal filter in so many other areas around the office and home including under sinks, near trash and garbage areas, closets, cabinets, storage, pantry, garage and even smelly dorm rooms.    FRIDGE IT works so well that it is even the fragrance free choice for dead mouse odors behind walls.     FRIDGE IT and Innofresh odor absorbers don’t mask and cover up odors – they eliminate odors for good.

Please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com for more tips and learn about our full line of fragrance free odor eliminators.   You can also conveniently shop on line at www.innofresh.com We make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days and now take advantage of our automatic free “Rush” upgrade and ship PRIORITY US Postal Service for fast delivery.  Only our standard ship and handling fee will apply  (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  Want to save even more  – with our “warehouse case” buys, you save everyday and for a limited time, receive free shipping on warehouse case buys.

The better choice and safer alternative – All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety and your satisfaction the highest priority.    Please enjoy our other blog articles for other helpful tips.    We love your comments and referrals.

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