The Good: Inexpensive, well-insulated.
The Bad: Bottom picks up dirt easily, only offered in white.
The Bottom Line: The Budget Mug is a fantastic choice for a first time promotion, offers a clean white background to help your logo stand out, and appeals to all professions.
Design (8/10): (top)
The Budget Mug is pretty plain when it comes to promotional mugs. There’s no special bottom to prevent sliding, no snazzy cup shape, and no funky handle design. The white background does allow your imprint to stand out without worrying about clashing. If you want a different color background, you’ve got to pay an extra run charge and set up fee. However, the base price of the custom Budget Mug is so low that your budget might have room to do just that. The imprint is very crisp, and even thin lines show up well. The only drawback in terms of quality is that the bottom of the mug that touches the table top picks up dirt very easily, because it’s not finished with the same gloss as the rest of it.
Features (8/10): (top)
The customized Budget Mug is only available in white, which does limit decorating options if you are on a strict budget. Also, the mug is merely a mug – it doesn’t have a lid, it doesn’t have a secret drawer, and there’s not a cup that unscrews from the bottom. That being said, the handle is sturdy, and the mug does what it needs to do.
Price (9/10): (top)
It doesn’t get a whole lot cheaper than the Budget Mug. Considering this great imprinted item is a high retention product, getting them around $1 each (give or take) is fantastic. While it doesn’t offer any extras, you also don’t have to pay for anything extra.
For a first time promotion, the customized Budget Mug is definitely a great choice. You won’t be able to beat the price, and its high retention rate will keep this item with your customers for a long time to come. If you’ve done the mug thing before and gotten good results, you may want to try something a little more eye-catching like a Colored Wave Mug.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Jan. 23, 2008
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