Friday , June 21 2024

Those Who Need Least Get Most

It is one of the perverse laws of life that those who need the least get the most: Really need a loan? You won’t get it. Have cash galore? The loans come looking for you. Check out the swank swag Grammy performers and presenters – virtually all multi-millionaires – receive in their gift bags:

    A Siemens SX56 Pocket PC mobile phone ($500), a Mattel My Scene doll ($15) and a Crest Spin Brush ($8) are just a few of the treats in store for performers and presenters at the awards show Feb. 23 in New York. [USA Today]

Bruce, Ashanti, Nelly, Faith, Norah, etc also get to “play Winona Ryder” in the “Gift Lounge” at Madison Square Garden on days they rehearse for the show:

    They’ll have their pick of free products such as $500 Stetson cowboy hats, Safilo eyewear from $350 to $750 and Jabra wireless headsets at $300.

    The combined value of the gift basket and lounge, put together by L.A.-based Distinctive Assets, is $20,000.


    * Akademiks sweat suit, $150.

    * Apple 20 GB iPod, $499.

    * Evolution candles, $20.

    * Invicta Lupah chronograph watch, $525.

    * Logitech digital camera, $129.99.

    * Sunbeam Oster In2itive blender, $149.99.

    * Sunbeam Healthometer wrist blood pressure monitor, $99.99.

    * The Sak purse, $58.

    * Whirly Girls sterling silver bracelet, $240.

    * Wilsons Leather luggage, $450.

    * Stay at a Fairmont Miramar Hotel, $1,500.

    * BriteSmile gift certificate, $600.

I’ve picked up some nice goodies at conventions, conferences and the like, but knock off a few zeros on total package value.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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