Yes there is. No, we don't give away free pedometers here at STEPTREK*.
But there are ways to get financing for your walking program. Here
are some ideas for locating sources to possibly help foot the bill.
Some of our customers partner with SPONSORS to help pay for their pedometers.
Depending on your particular situation, you may have sponsors already providing
your organization with products, services, or funding. Smaller organizations,
such as schools, may be able to find a local business willing to spend
of their advertising budget in exchange for promotional consideration.
We'll imprint your sponsor's logo, slogan, or other information, in one
or two colors, on the case of any of our pedometer models for no extra
charge. Small businesses to large corporations have provided funding for
pedometers with their logo. They see it as a unique, positive way to get
their brand out in front of people. On 5000 or more pieces, we'll also
customize the instruction sheet with a one color logo, free. Imprint the
sponsor's name, or use the space to include your organization's logo and/or
other information about your organization's efforts. Or we can imprint
a coupon or other offer for you. It's up to you.
Benefits for sponsors:
- Pedometers are a proactive item which convey a positive impression, encouraging
movement and activity.
- Pedometers have a perceived value as an electronic item.
- Pedometers are used over and over, giving long term exposure to the sponsors
logo or message.
Funds may or may not be available directly from any source listed below,
depending on particular budgets. A phone call or e-mail may be all it takes
to get help paying for your pedometer program.
-About half the States in the USA have State sponsored healthy community
programs or foundations, encouraging the public to participate in sports,
and other activities. These programs may assist by providing funding. If
they have pedometer programs already in place, they may have pedometers
available at reduced cost or free of charge.
-State and County Health Departments may receive grants for assisting programs
promoting healthy communities. These programs may assist by providing funding
or possibly having pedometer programs already in place and available at
reduced cost or free of charge.
-Community grants may become available through corporations or private
foundations who seek to partner with non-profit health promotion organizations,
activities, or events.
-Agricultural and foodservice organizations sponsor non-profit organizations
through local, regional, or State Boards or Councils. (Dairy, Beef, Produce
Boards often set aside funding for promotion efforts.) -Hospitals and other
health organizations may have funds available, too.
-Schools may receive general grants from corporations, private organizations
or individuals which can be used to purchase fitness or health related
-Schools which have had funding cut for physical education classes
may find some funding available through school referendums.
If you are looking for a single pedometer for personal use, there are a
few sources on the internet you can try. Note: The sources listed below
are provided as a courtesy only. The companies listed do not own and are
not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by STEPTREK. Availability and
quality are the sole responsibility of the company offering the pedometer(s)
and may or may not be available depending on their terms.
CURRENT OTHER SOURCES:
Jolly Time popcorn is offering a pedometer with required proof of
purchase plus shipping and handling. (Valid as of 07/13) http://www.jollytime.com/promotions/three
Do YOU know of any sources for free pedometers? We'd love to hear about
it so we can tell others by listing it here. Contact
us and give us the link.
*Why don't we have any pedometers available to give away? At STEPTREK,
our pedometers are not manufactured until a customer places an order. Each
order is newly made, specifically for each customer. This ensures newly
made pedometers with brand new batteries. We only carry a limited quantity
of 'stock' of pedometers. No warehousing means lower prices for everyone.