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Last year I picked up my Toro during an open house at my local dealer.
Everyone who came got a bag filled with assorted promotional items from various manufacturers. In it was a cheapo ball cap from Toro which happened to fit me very well. I later contacted Toro to ask if I could purchase another like it (hard time finding hats that fit), and their response was that they would be happy to send me a few at no charge. Cool.
The ones they sent were different (and of much better quality), but they did fit.

I wore one of them to the point where it changed colors from the sweat (eewww!!!) and sunlight. I kept the other handy for going to give estimates so I wouldn't look like a slob.
Now I was down to one hat the "dirty" one is about to hit the trash can - what to do - what to do?


I recently sent emails to Toro, Stihl, and Echo, politely inquiring about the possibility of acquiring a promotional item such as a hat or T-shirt.
I won't post word for word what I sent, but I explained that I was pleased with their equipment, looking into the purchase of more of their equipment, and that I'd be happy to promote their product.

All three answered promptly.
Today a package arrived from Toro with 2 hats - same as last year, but in "grey" (I think) instead of deep brown like last year.
The guy at Stihl sent me a pdf with all their hats and told me to choose the hat I wanted. I expected to get whatever they sent - thought that was nice of them to give me a choice. It should arrive tomorrow.
Echo said they would be sending "promotional items". I guess I'll see what I get when it arrives.



I'll post pics of my lawn swag and U bitchez will B H8tin!




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the only thing I have ever gotten as a free "promotional" product was from exmark. It was like 30 stickers, all being different sizes and logos they have. I thought it was pretty cool.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they sent you!
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How did you go about in contacting them? Like through a link on their websites?
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How did you go about in contacting them? Like through a link on their websites?
Yes. I just looked for the "contact us" link.

I tried to do the same with Husqvarna, but apparently they don't want to communicate with anyone, as all links led to a "contact your local dealer" page.
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I'm jealous

no fair!

I want some swag holmez!


All I got is this stupid Burger King crown!
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That is great! I gotta say it is genius!

Show us some pics when you get it all coming in.

This just goes to show you the power of reaching out to people! You made this happen!
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I just contacted a bunch of dealers and just heard back from Echo and they will be sending me something (not sure yet, but excited). But this is what SCAG said when I contacted them "Thank you for contacting Scag. We appreciate your interest in and support of Scag products. To purchase Scag merchandise, please visit the Scag Wearables page of our website: http://www.scag.com/wearables.html - Thank you"

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Thank you for contacting Scag. We appreciate your interest in and support of Scag products. To purchase Scag merchandise, please visit the Scag Wearables page of our website: http://www.scag.com/wearables.html - Thank you
kind of says something about the company...
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kind of says something about the company...
Stihl emailed me back saying visit a dealer to purchase merchandise. When I did visit dealers last year I spend $1400 on equipment. Now I'm suppose to pony up $20 for a hat to promote you? no thanks, I can buy a hat with my logo for cheaper.
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I totally agree with you but I am still going to buy their product because (in my opinion) they make the best commercial lawn mowers. It sucks though because I bet if they knew that I have three of their mowers they would have immediately gave me promotional product. But its their loss
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