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Promo House of Horrors: 4 Scary Scenarios to Make Your Skin Crawl

Ghost stories are enough to make you toss and turn at night. We’ve all heard the age old myth about Bloody Mary, the Candyman, and maybe even the Hash-Slinging Slasher. But there’s something out there that’s even more diabolical and wretched than this terrifying trio – Promo horrors.

Promo horrors are viruses that need to be contained before they spread like wildfire and affect everyone. Think of it like the zombie apocalypse, only ten times worse! From frighteningly cruel customer service reps at other companies to a box full of custom glasses that are all cracked in half, there’s a real world of terror in the promo universe.

Even Freddy Krueger refuses to mess with these bone-chilling nightmares:

Customer Chillers

Boring Booths

People are falling asleep at your trade show booth and rumors are flying that your business is mediocre. After all, you’re handing out white business cards and pamphlets featuring stock photos. No wonder people are running away from you like you’re Frankenstein’s monster! Avoid an angry mob by opting for something a little bit more creative.

Promotional products are proven as a guaranteed way to appeal to the crowd. In fact, 85% of customers remember the business where they received the promo item and are likely to return. And we’re willing to bet ZERO remember the one who gave them a piece of paper.

Our Magic Potion: 

Stick with something that will make you memorable like a unique custom stress ball or a trendy giveaway like custom fidget spinners.  No matter what promo you choose, you’re sure to leave a lasting impression with your customers.

Weird Customizing Choices

On a whim, you decided it would be a good idea to customize your blue pens with a logo of the same shade. Now the imprint is completely invisible to your customers. It’s a ghost only you can see, making you the creepy kid from The Sixth Sense or the creepier kid from Poltergeist!

Or maybe you made the right color choices, but chose a font that unfortunately makes your message look like it reads “Vote for Bob” instead of “Vote for Rob” Now Bob is going to win the bid for school board president instead of you. And everyone hates Bob! Horrendous mistakes can be made when it comes to customizing your promos!

Our Magic Potion: 

We’ll never let you leave Quality Logo Products with a promo that looks like the Swamp Monster. Every order receives a free digital proof with your design mocked up on the product. Not to mention, you can guarantee a better looking final product by using the free services in our Small Business Suite. Match your logo colors with our PMS Color Matcher or Embroidery Color Matcher, choose the right font with our Free Font Preview Tool, and find the right image for your design in our Free Clipart Library.

Petrifying Promos

Scary Surprise Fees

Promotional products on other websites may look cute and innocent, but don’t be fooled by their pleasant exterior. Behind the bubbly façade is a demon waiting to suck the life out of your budget! Many of these products come with skeletons in the closet – surprise fees tacked on to the end of the order that significantly raise the total price.

The horrifying reality is that only 8% of companies present a total delivered price at the final checkout screen. In other words, they’ll charge you AFTER you’ve already paid for your order. Monsters!!!

Our Magic Potion: 

Ward off these evil spirits and stick with No Surprise Pricing™ on every order. After all, you deserve to shop with confidence without worrying about hidden fees. What you see upfront is what you’ll pay, every time!

Cheap Products

The thunder booms ominously outside as you gear up to head out to work. Armed with your promotional umbrella from your last trade show visit, you head out into the foggy air. But when you try to open your umbrella, it refuses to budge. Your head is dripping wet and you have a meeting in 15 minutes! Cue the Psycho music!


Our Magic Potion:

By working closely with our vendors, we guarantee the best quality on all of our promotional products. We do everything in our power to make sure your sticky notes are always sticky and your water bottles never leak.


The world is full of promo horrors, but never fear, Quality Logo Products is here for all your branding needs! We refuse to be like those other guys who offer scary surprise fees and cheap products. Just like garlic wards off vampires or silver keeps those pesky werewolves at bay, we’ll always come through to fight away the evil in the promo universe!

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa loves food. A LOT. Particularly pizza and popcorn, but she knows beggars can’t be choosers. When she’s not stuffing her face (which is rare), she loves watching movies, playing volleyball and softball, and engaging in any number of interesting shenanigans. If she had to pick a spirit animal, she’d be an otter because they are playful and love to laugh. Most of the time she’s laughing at herself, whether other people are laughing with or at her is to be determined.


  1. Bret Bonnet

    These are some SCARY lessons. Boo.

  2. Dyniecia smith

    I like magic potion it’s cool but magic comes with a price you don’t know what your getting your self into when you use magic until you do it

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