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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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What's Up Wednesday July 26, 2023 #78

What's Up Wednesday July 26, 2023 #78

by Ken Tuley on July 26, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a really cool special pin, and the release of the 2024 Official Calendar. Let's start with the calendar. These are always hot items and starting today they are now available for puchase. It's a spiral-bound wall calendar featuring full color pictures for each month...

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What's Up Wednesday, July 19, 2023 #77

What's Up Wednesday, July 19, 2023 #77

by Ken Tuley on July 19, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, our Christmas in July sale continues and the release of some new items. As we told you last week, we're holding a Christmas in July sale where most of our existing merchandise has been reduced for clearance. The 2023 merchandise is arriving daily and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 12, 2023 #76

What's Up Wednesday July 12, 2023 #76

by Ken Tuley on July 12, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, It's Christmas in July!  Now that the calendar year is more than half over, it's time for a sale that will light up your week. Our Christmas in July sale will help you deck the halls and spread the holiday cheer to you and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 5, 2023 # 75

What's Up Wednesday July 5, 2023 # 75

by Ken Tuley on July 05, 2023

Happy Belated Birthday America! This week on What's Up Wednesday, a bonus birthday offer and a preview of Christmas in July. Let's start with the birthday offer. You know those Balloon Fiesta Patriotic t-shirts you saw everyone wearing this past weekend? Wish you had one? Well now you can and get...

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What's Up Wednesday June 28, 2023 #74

What's Up Wednesday June 28, 2023 #74

by Ken Tuley on June 28, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the third round of official pins is now available as the countdown clock shows just 100 days remaining until the start of the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.In the past two weeks, we have released the Event Number 51 pin in three colors, the...

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What's Up Wednesday June 21, 2023 #73

What's Up Wednesday June 21, 2023 #73

by Ken Tuley on June 21, 2023

Welcome to Summer! This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's week two of official pin releases. Last week we released the 2023 official event number pins and sales have been great. If you don't have yours yet, make sure to check them out today along with the new releases. This week...

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What's Up Wednesday June 14, 2023, #72

What's Up Wednesday June 14, 2023, #72

by Ken Tuley on June 14, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday the release of the first group of official pins for 2023.  Before we get to the new pins, we have a special offer in honor of today being Flag Day here in the USA. We're throwing in a free flag pin with every order placed...

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What's Up Wednesday June 7, 2023 #71

What's Up Wednesday June 7, 2023 #71

by Ken Tuley on June 07, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday a cute and cuddly way to celebrate 240 years of Hot Air Balloons. This past weekend, the world celebrated the first public demonstration of the hot air balloon. On June 5, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers sent up the first hot air balloon without any...

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What's Up Wednesday May 31, 2023  #70

What's Up Wednesday May 31, 2023 #70

by Ken Tuley on May 31, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the first in the list of annual collector's items, the patches! Before we get to the patches themselves, we hope you had an opportunity to show off your new patriotic t-shirt this past weekend. If you missed it, there are still more opportunities, like...

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What's Up Wednesday May 24, 2023 #69

What's Up Wednesday May 24, 2023 #69

by Ken Tuley on May 24, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a brand new set of items sure to make a splash. We're pleased to announce we are now an authorized seller of Chala handbags. Chala prides themselves in using vegan leather and other quality materials that meet the standards and ideals of ethical consumerism. They also...

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What's Up Wednesday May 17, 2023 # 68

What's Up Wednesday May 17, 2023 # 68

by Ken Tuley on May 17, 2023

The week on What's Up Wednesday, prices continue to drop as we need to move out the old to make room for the new.  Many of you have been asking when we're going to reduce the price on that jacket that was so popular we had to order more? Well...

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What's Up Wednesday May 10, 2023 #67

What's Up Wednesday May 10, 2023 #67

by Ken Tuley on May 10, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's another featured artist with a couple of different hand-embroidered items. These new items, designed in Albuquerque by Corazon y Mano, or Made by Hand, with Heart include a wrist clutch in multiple colors and a hanging item that can be used as an ornament, decoration...

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What's Up Wednesday, May 3, 2023 #66

What's Up Wednesday, May 3, 2023 #66

by Ken Tuley on May 03, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday we are releasing a highly anticipated T-Shirt just in time for Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July. It's the Patriotic T-shirt. This navy-colored shirt features the official Balloon Fiesta logo with a patriotic treatment. All the balloons at the top of the...

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What's Up Wednesday, April 26, 2023 #65

What's Up Wednesday, April 26, 2023 #65

by Ken Tuley on April 26, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a balloonist favorite is back in stock and in bright new colors too. When balloons are in the sky, they are very easy to see and spot. But for those chasing balloons, it's not always obvious what's going on. Returning this week are those...

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What's Up Wednesday April 19, 2023 #64

What's Up Wednesday April 19, 2023 #64

by Ken Tuley on April 19, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday we're expanding a popular line of drinkware that's perfect for ballooning or any activity. These incredible, unbreakable, BPA-free, colorful, dishwasher, freezer, microwave and oven safe items have been very popular in the past and today we're expanding our offerings. In addition to the patriotic...

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What's Up Wednesday April 12, 2023, #63

What's Up Wednesday April 12, 2023, #63

by Ken Tuley on April 12, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, another artist spotlight with handmade artwork, you're going to want on your wall! Balloon Fiesta is a non-profit organization that believes in supporting local businesses and organizations. In a way, giving back and supporting others just as we are supported by many different organizations...

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What's Up Wednesday, April 5, 2023 #62

What's Up Wednesday, April 5, 2023 #62

by Ken Tuley on April 05, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, another really cool pre-order item and the scoop on tickets for this year's Balloon Fiesta. First let's wrap up our Luck of the Irish promotion from last month. The final big winner was Jean M. from California. Her luck scored her a Varsity Jacket....

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What's Up Wednesday, March 29, 2023 #61

What's Up Wednesday, March 29, 2023 #61

by Ken Tuley on March 29, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, our latest winners and last call for our Luck of the Irish promotion and our Jim Shore pre-order and a popular item is back in stock!. Our March promotion, Luck of the Irish winds down on Friday. All orders of $25 or more before...

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What's Up Wednesday March 22, 2023 #60

What's Up Wednesday March 22, 2023 #60

by Ken Tuley on March 22, 2023

Wow! What's Up Wednesday has hit the big 6-0! This week, a number of product updates, more Luck of the Irish winners and a new low price for a popular item.  In our Luck of the Irish giveaway, Carol S. from New Mexico picked up a Balloon Fiesta Limited Edition Water...

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What's Up Wednesday March 15, 2023 #59

What's Up Wednesday March 15, 2023 #59

by Ken Tuley on March 15, 2023

The calendar is certainly busy this week. Pi Day (3.14) was yesterday, today is the Ides of March, and Friday brings St. Patrick's Day. No need to beware of the Ides, as this week on What's Up Wednesday, we're going to concentrate on the Luck of the Irish Giveaway and...

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What's Up Wednesday March 8, 2023 #58

What's Up Wednesday March 8, 2023 #58

by Ken Tuley on March 08, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a couple of lucky readers from last week win big, and a new product to celebrate the luck of the Irish and Balloons at the same time. Last week on What's Up Wednesday , we introduced a month long promotion where orders are granted...

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What's Up Wednesday March 1, 2023 #57

What's Up Wednesday March 1, 2023 #57

by Ken Tuley on March 01, 2023

Welcome to March and What's Up Wednesday. A new month and a new promotion. We are calling it, the Luck of the Irish Giveaway. Starting today and continuing through March 31, every order with a total order price of $25 or more, before shipping, will receive a free, special, random gift. It...

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What's Up Wednesday, February 22, 2023 #56

What's Up Wednesday, February 22, 2023 #56

by Ken Tuley on February 22, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, an update on the work being done to prepare the 2023 product line and a look ahead to March and some specials deals. If you're keeping track there's just 226 days until the 51st Balloon Fiesta and while it may seem like product is...

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What's Up Wednesday Feb 15, 2023 #55

What's Up Wednesday Feb 15, 2023 #55

by Ken Tuley on February 15, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a new item that's sure to please, and a restock/refresh of an old favorite.  Up first, right on the heels of the Sugar Skull T-shirt, we have a matching ceramic tile for you. It measures in at 6 inches square, and has a similar design...

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What's Up Wednesday February 8, 2023 #54

What's Up Wednesday February 8, 2023 #54

by Ken Tuley on February 08, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a special deal for all the procrastinators.  Attention Guys! Valentine's Day is next Tuesday. And if you haven't gotten your sweetheart a token of your love and adoration, we have a great deal that will be sure to please her. Hearts-A-Fire balloon earrings. These acrylic...

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What's Up Wednesday February 1, 2023 #53

What's Up Wednesday February 1, 2023 #53

by Ken Tuley on February 01, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a milestone for What's Up Wednesday, ways for you to get involved in Balloon Fiesta and a new look at a product you may have missed.  The first What's New Wednesday was published/Emailed on February 2, 2022. It featured the 2022 Official Balloon Fiesta...

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What's Up Wednesday January 25, 2023 #52

What's Up Wednesday January 25, 2023 #52

by Ken Tuley on January 25, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the highly anticipated new T-shirt is here! And we have a special offer for non-profits you work with. Here it is. The Balloon Fiesta Sugar Skull T-shirt is finally ready for you to purchase. This black JERZEES tee features the same design you'll see...

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What's Up Wednesday Jan 18, 2023 #51

What's Up Wednesday Jan 18, 2023 #51

by Ken Tuley on January 18, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday a deal for all you procrastinators and an explanation on a price adjustment policy. We're 18 days or nearly 5% of the way through 2023 already. And if you're still trying to get used to the idea of 2023 vs 2022, maybe a 2023 Balloon...

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What's Up Wednesday Jan 11, 2023 #50

What's Up Wednesday Jan 11, 2023 #50

by Ken Tuley on January 11, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more price cuts and a big day at Balloon Fiesta itself. Up first, today is the day RV reservations go on sale. It starts at 9 AM Mountain Standard Time. If you're looking to obtain an RV space for 2023, you'll need to be...

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