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What's Up Wednesday February 21, 2024 #108

What's Up Wednesday February 21, 2024 #108

by Ken Tuley on February 21, 2024

With all the emphasis on birthdays this President's day week, we got to thinking about the need to have a stock of items for that last minute gift. This week on What's Up Wednesday we have a number of options for you to consider adding to your stock of stand-by gifts....

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What's Up Wednesday February 14, 2024 #107

What's Up Wednesday February 14, 2024 #107

by Ken Tuley on February 14, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's your last chance to grab a special gift for your sweetheart in our Valentine's Day Sale, a popular item is now in stock, and the results of our recent merchandise survey. With today being Valentine's Day, it's the last day for our Valentine's Day...

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What's Up Wednesday February 7, 2024, #106

What's Up Wednesday February 7, 2024, #106

by Ken Tuley on February 07, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Just seven days til Valentine's Day, (think SALE with a free gift!) and the honorable mentions from our poster selection process. It may be a little early for you procrastinators, but now is the time to get shopping for Valentine's Day. It's just a...

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What's Up Wednesday January 31, 2024 #105

What's Up Wednesday January 31, 2024 #105

by Ken Tuley on January 31, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look at the poster creation process and the unveiling of the talented artist behind the 2024 Balloon Fiesta poster.But before we soar into the poster details, let's give a shoutout to all those who participated in our recent merchandise survey. Your valuable insights on...

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What's Up Wednesday, January 24, 2024 #104

What's Up Wednesday, January 24, 2024 #104

by Ken Tuley on January 24, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a couple of popular products are back in stock, an item we missed telling you about last year, and we'd like to know what you think. Let's start with the products back in stock. Last year we started offering the Chala line of a number...

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What's Up Wednesday January 17, 2024 #103

What's Up Wednesday January 17, 2024 #103

by Ken Tuley on January 17, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a follow up on those items we shared with you last week, an update on our year-round product line and something special for those of you who can stop by the physical store. Last week we shared some of the preliminary photos of our...

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What's Up Wednesday January 10, 2024 #102

What's Up Wednesday January 10, 2024 #102

by Ken Tuley on January 10, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's a big day for RV reservations and the first sneak peek at new product for 2024. it seems attending Balloon Fiesta is high on everyone's bucket list, especially those that own an RV and like to travel the country. Today's the day, that...

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What's Up Wednesday, January 3, 2024, #101

What's Up Wednesday, January 3, 2024, #101

by Ken Tuley on January 03, 2024

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Happy New Year, a new logo, refreshed look and we're open for business for 2024! Happy New Year! We hope your celebration was safe and how you wanted it to be. We've completed all that counting stuff, and it's now in the hands of...

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What's Up Wednesday, December 27, 2023 #100

What's Up Wednesday, December 27, 2023 #100

by Ken Tuley on December 27, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's post number 100! As we wrap up the year we know as 2023, it's hard to believe this is the 100th edition of What's Up Wednesday.  It has definitely been an evolving journey. When COVID hit and forced the postponement of the 2020...

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What's Up Wednesday, December 20, 2023 #99

What's Up Wednesday, December 20, 2023 #99

by Ken Tuley on December 20, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday. Counting and more counting The sales are done, the packages have been shipped and all that is left is the counting and accounting. We're smack dab in the middle of all those things accountants and auditors like... inventory and year-end reports. As a non-profit...

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What's Up Wednesday December 13, 2023, #98

What's Up Wednesday December 13, 2023, #98

by Ken Tuley on December 13, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're at the end of the year as far as shopping and shipping go. Read on for all the details. Before we get to all the shopping, shipping, and pick up deadlines, here's an update on our December Sale. It was a GREAT weekend...

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What's Up Wednesday December 6, 2023, #97

What's Up Wednesday December 6, 2023, #97

by Ken Tuley on December 06, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's December Sale time, we have a preview and some brand new items in stock just in time for the holidays. Let's start with the new items. Just added are two Christmas themed long sleeve t-shirts and a hand-embroidered stocking. The first shirt is...

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What's Up Wednesday November 29, 2023 #96

What's Up Wednesday November 29, 2023 #96

by Ken Tuley on November 29, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look ahead to the big December Sale and our holiday hours. We are just 9 days away from our giant December Sale for 2023. This is the sale where everything from 2023 and previous years goes on clearance. Like last year the sale...

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What's Up Wednesday November 22, 2023 #95

What's Up Wednesday November 22, 2023 #95

by Ken Tuley on November 22, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pins have shipped, remembering a day in ballooning history, a look ahead to Black Friday and a free gift for you! Thanks to a herculean effort by our Navigators Anita, Bobbie and Barbara, with support from our store folks Sharon and Sheri, all the Solar...

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What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

by Ken Tuley on November 15, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, an Eclipse pin update and shoppers beware, there are only 30 shopping days left in 2023 at Balloon Fiesta Stuff. Let's start with the good news. The solar eclipse pin and the Marvin the Martian pin have arrived and are being shipped as you read...

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What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

by Ken Tuley on November 08, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the last of our inventory consolidation and good news about those pre-ordered eclipse pins. As you'll remember, for the past 3 weeks we've been consolidating, counting and restocking inventory from our 51st Balloon Fiesta. An event that set a record for attendance and a...

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What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

by Ken Tuley on November 01, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more consolidation and now Pilot items are available to everyone. As we've been telling you for the past couple of weeks, we've been bringing inventory back from the field locations, counting and stocking them in the gift shop and here online. All of our...

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What's Up Wednesday October 25, 2023 #91

What's Up Wednesday October 25, 2023 #91

by Ken Tuley on October 25, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday more catch up and consolidation plus a "new" item in the store that we haven't had a chance to introduce to you. Last week we told you that we are in the process of consolidating the inventory from all our event sites and that...

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What's Up Wednesday October 18, 2023 #90

What's Up Wednesday October 18, 2023 #90

by Ken Tuley on October 18, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look at the record setting week of Balloon Fiesta, what that means for shopping in the next couple of weeks, and an item that made is just as Balloon Fiesta was starting. And a warm welcome to the hundreds of you reading What's...

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What's Up Wednesday October 11, 2023 #89

What's Up Wednesday October 11, 2023 #89

by Ken Tuley on October 11, 2023

The week on What's Up Wednesday, we're halfway thru the 2023 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We're going to be brief today. Just a reminder that while we have set aside inventory for those of you attending in the second half of the week, quantities are still limited, so if you...

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What's Up Wednesday October 4, 2023, # 88

What's Up Wednesday October 4, 2023, # 88

by Ken Tuley on October 04, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday we are just about 24 hours from opening a merchandise tent on the field and only 72 hours until Balloon Fiesta 51 takes off. Let's review your shopping opportunities. Of course, online is open 24/7, just remember that due to an increase of people...

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What's Up Wednesday September 27, 2023 #87

What's Up Wednesday September 27, 2023 #87

by Ken Tuley on September 27, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the countdown has dropped to single digits as we race toward opening day of the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. And as you might have guessed, demand for 2023 merchandise is soaring. Today we're going to outline all the special shopping hours and opportunities...

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What's Up Wednesday, September 20, 2023 # 86

What's Up Wednesday, September 20, 2023 # 86

by Ken Tuley on September 20, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a new year-round collection of clothing items that's perfect for the upcoming cooler weather, and another eclipse item as we quickly approach the 2-week mark in the countdown to #51. Elevate your style with our exclusive Balloon Fiesta collection! First up, we have the...

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What's Up Wednesday September 12, 2023 #85

What's Up Wednesday September 12, 2023 #85

by Ken Tuley on September 13, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a whole slew of items to help you stay hydrated when out ballooning or during any other activity you may be taking part in. First a little update from behind the scenes. We are just a little more than 3 weeks away from the...

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What's Up Wednesday September 6, 2023 # 84

What's Up Wednesday September 6, 2023 # 84

by Ken Tuley on September 06, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're just 30 days away from "Burners On!" and that means the official program, another T-shirt, and stickers for everyone! Let's start with the program. This is the definitive guide to Balloon Fiesta. Of course you'll find the balloon and pilot directory, with those pretty...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 # 83

What's Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 # 83

by Ken Tuley on August 30, 2023

This week on What’s up Wednesday, it’s a Pewter Perfect day as we feature 9, count 'em, 9 different items from one collection. From Dutch American's Vintage Collection, these charming keepsakes capture the spirit of Balloon Fiesta like never before. Let’s take a look. Are you ready to bear witness...

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What's Up Wednesday August 23, 2023 #82

What's Up Wednesday August 23, 2023 #82

by Ken Tuley on August 23, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pins are back, the pin are back, in stock that is and some new clothing you'll want to check out. Back on What's Up Wednesday #76, we introduced to the special eclipse pin. and the response was so overwhelming, we sold out of...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 16, 2023 #81

What's Up Wednesday, August 16, 2023 #81

by Ken Tuley on August 16, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's Poster Time! The 2023 Official Balloon Fiesta poster is now available! Entitled When the Sky is Calling, the poster features a number of balloons floating over the valley and Rio Grande with the Sandia Mountains in the background. The scene is the creation...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 9, 2023 #80

What's Up Wednesday, August 9, 2023 #80

by Ken Tuley on August 09, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the latest releases in T-shirts, plush animals, and Bees as the countdown drops below 60 days until Balloon Fiesta. We have 2 popular shirts to share with you today. The Event T-shirt and the Special Shapes T-shirt.The Event Tee is a royal blue with...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 2, 2023 # 79

What's Up Wednesday, August 2, 2023 # 79

by Ken Tuley on August 02, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, with the hot weather the country has been experiencing of late, it may be difficult to think about long sleeves and jackets, but that's what we have for you this week.  Before we get to the new items, Thanks for a tremendous response to the...

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