Hodges Hits the Road

Just wanted to write a quick post to let you know about two trade shows we’ll be attending in the next few weeks.  This weekend (3/26-3/28), we’ll be in San Francisco meeting with education professionals at the ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show.  Two weeks later (4/8-4/9), we’ll be attending the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 90th Annual Convention & Expo in Tampa, Florida.

Know a teacher, principal or other administrator who’s attending?   We love to meet friendly faces of both new and current customers. Tell them to stop by for free samples of our scholastic awards and a chance to win a Hodges Badge Company gift certificate.

Announcing a HUGE Trophy Sale

We’d like to let you know about a new sale we’re having.  5-1/2″ through 12″ trophies in ALL markets are now 20% off.  Equestrian trophies? Check.  Dog show trophies? Check.  Our new Athletic trophies including the Signature and Superstar series?  Yes, them too. 

You don’t need a key code or postcard to participate– any order from today through June 30th will receive the discount, no matter if you order by phone, web, or email.   And better yet, our trophies always include free text engraving.

So let’s do a little browsing.  We’ve recently expanded our selection of trophy columns and figurine choices.  Many of our popular designs used on rosette side streamers now have an equivalent trophy column.  Did you know you can even use a custom design on your column?

10" Custom Column w/ Victory Wreath

 Our popular Ruby Marble series has trophies included in the sale, like this 12″ item with the year in gold trim.

12" Ruby Marble Award Trophy

Need to give awards for your Spring sports?  We have Superstar trophies in softball, baseball, lacrosse, track and tennis.

6-1/2" Softball Superstar Resin Trophy

Have a question?  Leave us a comment or call Customer Service at 1-800-556-2440.

Have you bought or sold awards on ebay?

It recently was brought to my attention that new, unused rosettes  had been offered for sale in several online auctions through ebay.  While it turns out that a show was selling their unused ribbons as part of a charity auction, the scenario still made me wonder- would you buy or sell previously awarded ribbons or rosettes on ebay? 

Sure enough, looking on ebay, there are plenty of ribbons for sale, both new and vintage, from single Grand Prix championship rosettes to lots of 50 smaller and simpler ribbons. I understand that a quilter might be using these ribbons as material for their craft, or a decorator might be interested in the vintage rosettes for an artistic endeavor.   And we would never claim to have a say in what happens to our awards after they are shipped out the door.

But who is scooping up these lots of ribbon for $1 or $2?  Maybe someone running a therapeutic facility snatches up the awards at a low cost.  Have you sold off ribbons on ebay to prepare for a move or clean out your child’s closet?  We’re honestly just curious.  Let us know of your experiences in the comments.