Sunday, November 29, 2009, It's FULL of Great Gift Ideas!

The gift ideas that may be discovered over at is virtually endless. Stocking stuffers, gifts for grads, gifts for dads, gifts for students, car buffs, etc, etc...they can all be found at

There are 3 great reasons to do some holiday gift shopping over there:

1. Great products. Quality, durable, well made products are what you can expect when you purchase at
2. Inexpensive.Personalized gift items that are easy on your wallet.
3. $0.99 shipping!

Are you able to drive your car to and from several different stores for only $0.99? I didn't think so! Why waste your time and money on fighting traffic, venturing into overcrowded stores, and still not finding what you want. Instead, sit right down at your computer, in the comfort of your home and shop away at Get creative and order gifts for your friends and family online!

Happy Holidays!

Cyber Monday Sale at

For a limited time (until Tuesday Dec. 1st), you can save 10% off of your entire purchase at When prompted during the checkout process, use the Coupon Code DEC12 to ensure your 10% discount! Now is the perfect time to order gift items, restock on needed supplies for the summer, or be bold and daring by ordering new flavors to try out with your home shaved ice or snow cone machine.

Whatever the case may be, it's a great time to order from Visit, order and save money!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

15% Off Discount at

For a limited time, you can save an additional 15% off of your online order at by using the following coupon code during your checkout: NOV24.

So, why brave the crowds on Black Friday? You can start your cyber shopping now...from the comfort of home!

Are you not sure about what to purchase? Check out our most popular holiday gift items. We have created some great, affordable packages that will be a hit for families who enjoy snow cones and shaved ice.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is the Snow Sled the Coolest Shaved Ice Truck Out There?

Earlier this month, Joann from St. Louis Snow Cone commented on our blog here and asked to have their company submitted into our Shaved Ice Directory. I went to the website for her company and was blown away by what I saw!

I believe this is one of the best looking shaved ice vehicles I have ever seen! I would encourage you to visit their website at where you will be able to view how they built this awesome looking vehicle out of a 1957 step van.

If you're thinking about making your own customized vehicle for service in the shaved ice or snow cone business, I would recommend that you take a look at their layout and design as well. Their setup looks pretty efficient to me.

Thanks Joann for leaving a comment on our blog and giving us the opportunity to check out your company's great signature vehicle. We wish you continued success with your business!

Readers, do you know of another great looking, unique vehicle or setup that is being used in the shaved ice or snow cone industry? If so, let us know and we'll feature it here.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

35 Days Until Christmas! Ahhh!!!!

That's right, there are only 35 days until Christmas is here! This holiday season is flying by quickly. How are you doing with your shopping? If you need some inspiration on selecting some creative gifts for family members or children, then I encourage you to visit the Shaved Ice & Snow Cone Gift Center at We have a great selection of gifts for children, individuals, and families.

The great thing about giving the gift of a snow cone or shaved ice package is that it is a gift that can be enjoyed all throughout the year!

Check out all of the selections today while they are on sale!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Video Ad for

We have discussed a couple of different times here in the blog and have recommended using their products for advertising and promotional items. We like their products, their website is easy to use and their pricing is very small business friendly.

I added the video just to showcase some of the various products that offers. So, enjoy:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Let's Be Careful Out There"

Does anyone remember where that phrase was made popular?

We're quickly approaching one of the busiest travel seasons of the entire year. From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day people all across the US pack up their bags and travel. They travel by plane, train, bus, ship, and automobile in order to spend time with friends and family during these special holiday times.

This isn't a normal part of the blog here, but this season, I feel like posting links to some good articles that offer tips for traveling during the holidays may be helpful to you.

So, without further delay, here are some suggested articles pertaining to traveling during the upcoming holidays.

1. My Turkey IS my Carry-On. A humorous, but informative article about what may and may not be allowed through the security checkpoint at the airport when you're flying.
2. 10 Tips for Holiday Travel
3. 5 Tips for Traveling by Car During Thanksgiving
4. Thanksgiving Travel Tips
5. A Collection of Articles about Traveling with Kids can be found here. There are several good tips here.
6. Top 10 Stress Free Holiday Travel Tips

I hope that from one of these articles, you'll be able to use a couple of tips to make your travel during the upcoming holiday season much more enjoyable and rewarding.

By the way, the phrase "Let's Be Careful Out There" was made popular by the classic televisions drama "Hill Street Blues."

So, let's be careful out there and let's have an enjoyable holiday season!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

5 Great Stocking Stuffers

Wow…only 42 days until Christmas! Have you started your shopping yet? Don’t wait until the last minute! Get a jump on your shopping list and get creative at the same time. Here are five great, creative stocking stuffers that are sure to please:

1. Put a quart of their favorite snow cone or shaved ice syrup flavor in their stocking. When warmer weather rolls around, they’ll enjoy it and think of you! Order your syrups from while they are on sale now and save at least one dollar per bottle!
2. Do your friends or family members enjoy smoothies? If so, select their favorite flavor and order some smoothie mixes for their stocking! features three delicious flavors: Peach Berry, Strawberry Banana, and Tropical Mango.
3. Spend a few moments over at and create a personalized keychain for one or more of your family members. The dogtag style keychains come in 18 popular colors.
4. Do you have young boys, nephews, cousins, or grandsons in your family? If so, consider designing a set of dog tags for them. Personalize them with their name and whatever else you’d like to put on there for them.
5. If you have several drivers and vehicles in your family, then you should consider creating a decal, sticker, or static cling for each of them. Creating something unique and special only takes a few minutes and isn’t expensive either.

These are just a few examples of the items available at and that would make excellent stocking stuffers for your holiday celebrations. Again, there are only 42 days until Christmas…so don’t wait too long!

Five Reasons to Purchase Equipment During the Off-Season

If you are thinking about making the exciting leap into the shaved ice or snow cone business, now is the perfect time to purchase your equipment. Why? Here's a list of reasons:

1. You can use the cold winter months to learn everything there is to know about operating your equipment safely and efficiently. Use the off season to practice! Learn how to shave ice that is consistently fluffy. Refine the technique of creating a great cup of ice.
2. Because it's the off season, you have several months to learn without any pressure. You can practice every day or several times per week.
3. Go ahead and order some syrup flavors too. Just buy the ready to use quart flavors for now. Not only is this a great time to experiment and learn how to operate your new equipment; it's also a fantastic time to learn how to apply the proper amount of flavored syrup.
4. This is a great time to figure out and practice proper cleaning and maintenance techniques. Create your own clean up and maintenance checklist. We have suggestions here.
5. EVERYTHING is on SALE! This is the absolute best time of year to purchase your equipment because it's CHEAPER! You can literally save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on purchasing equipment. For example, the Shaved Ice Starter Package at is now $3224.89. By purchasing this package now, you are saving over $500!

So, if you are ready to dive into the exciting business of selling snow cones or shaved ice this next season, we highly recommend that you save yourself some big bucks and order your equipment now. If you have any questions about the machines or products offered at, please feel free to call us or email us at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Syrup Flavor of the Week: Hurricane

Remember that tasty beverage you encountered during your visit to Bourbon Street in New Orleans? It was called a Hurricane! has recreated that great tasting concoction and transformed it into a shaved ice and snow cone flavor (minus the alcohol of course). Order a bottle of our delicious Hurricane syrup and recall the great time you spent down on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras!

This is a sure to please flavor for adult shaved ice and snow cone fans everywhere. Get it while it's on sale and save a few bucks!