What's Up Wednesday!

What's Up Wednesday Jan 4, 2023 #49

What's Up Wednesday Jan 4, 2023 #49

by Ken Tuley on January 04, 2023

Happy New Year!  This week on What's Up Wednesday,  a milestone for us, and a look ahead. It is hard to believe this is What's Up Wednesday Number 50! While Balloon Fiesta Stuff has been around and in business for a few years, we really ramped up our online sales...

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What's Up Wednesday December 28, 2022 #48

What's Up Wednesday December 28, 2022 #48

by Ken Tuley on December 28, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more results of our merchandise survey and a sneak peek of a fun item coming in 2023. But first, we hope you had a wonderful holiday. Our Gift Shop and online store remain closed until the end of the year as our year-end reports...

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What's Up Wednesday December 21, 2022 #47

What's Up Wednesday December 21, 2022 #47

by Ken Tuley on December 21, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're closed but still thinking about you! Yes the store is closed thru the end of the year. As a non-profit, we have additional inventory and year-processing tasks to complete and with a limited staff, it takes us a little longer than those big...

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What's Up Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 #46

What's Up Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022 #46

by Ken Tuley on December 14, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're down to the wire for shopping for 2022. Read on for all the shopping and shipping deadlines as well as our holiday schedule. Let's start with the results of the December Sale. This was the first year the sale has been online and...

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What's Up Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 #45

What's Up Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 #45

by Ken Tuley on December 07, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, It's DECEMBER SALE Time. We also have all the dates, deadlines and information you need to survive the holiday shopping season with Balloon Fiesta Stuff. We've created a special web page with more information about the December Sale and some tips for successful shopping....

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What's Up Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 #44

What's Up Wednesday Nov 30, 2022 #44

by Ken Tuley on November 30, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday. We're down to the last month of the year, and a short but busy one at that. We have a lot to share, so let's get right to it. Thank you to the hundreds of you who took our merchandise survey over the past couple...

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What's Up Wednesday! Nov 23, 2022 #43

What's Up Wednesday! Nov 23, 2022 #43

by Ken Tuley on November 23, 2022

It's Thanksgiving week and we wanted to take this edition of What's Up Wednesday to Thank You for your support of Balloon Fiesta and Balloon Fiesta Stuff, including a big THANK YOU to the hundreds of you who responded to last week's survey. We appreciate your responses and we'll be responding...

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What's Up Wednesday Nov 16, 2022 #42

What's Up Wednesday Nov 16, 2022 #42

by Ken Tuley on November 16, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're going to depart a little from telling you about new products and deals and ask you what you think about our merchandise items. We'll ask you some specific questions about the 2022 merchandise and then some questions about future merchandise. It should have...

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What's Up Wednesday Nov 9, 2022 #41

What's Up Wednesday Nov 9, 2022 #41

by Ken Tuley on November 09, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, More 50th gifts now available for purchase. First we want apologize for the hiccup in last week's email. A bug in our provider's (Shopify) software unexpectedly imposed a limit on the number of emails we could send out. Hopefully that's been fixed and we're back...

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What's Up Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 #40

What's Up Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 #40

by Ken Tuley on November 02, 2022

(Note the email version was delayed due to a problem with our provider Shopify.) This week on What's Up Wednesday another jacket option, and a big sale on posters.  Let's start with the Poster sale. As we told you in Monday's Special Halloween edition of What's Up Wednesday, we have cleared the...

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What's Up Wednesday Halloween Edition

What's Up Wednesday Halloween Edition

by Ken Tuley on November 01, 2022

Perform a Trick, Get a Treat! Here's the special treat we promised you on What's Up Wednesday! It's 60% off on official posters in stock. On this Halloween, use the "trick" of entering TREAT in the coupon code field and you'll be rewarded with a 60% discount on the posters...

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What's Up Wednesday Oct 26, 2022 #39

What's Up Wednesday Oct 26, 2022 #39

by Ken Tuley on October 26, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pilot jackets are now available and a VERY special item for What's Up Wednesday readers, so let's get started. Before we get to the good stuff, we want to take a moment and thank you for your support during Balloon Fiesta and in...

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What's Up Wednesday Oct 19 #38

What's Up Wednesday Oct 19 #38

by Ken Tuley on October 19, 2022

As we told you last week here on What's Up Wednesday, we are making the 50th anniversary soft shell event jacket available for pre-orders. Hundreds of you have taken us up on that deal and have placed your pre-order. However time is running out as today is the LAST day...

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What's Up Wednesday! Oct 12 #37

What's Up Wednesday! Oct 12 #37

by Ken Tuley on October 12, 2022

What a week it was for the 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We loved seeing so many of you in person at our on-field merchandise tents. We are also thrilled that you loved our 50th merchandise so much that we sold out of a lot of products and sizes. Thank you!...

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What's Up Wednesday Oct 5 #36

What's Up Wednesday Oct 5 #36

by Ken Tuley on October 05, 2022

Wow! We're already smack dab in the middle of Balloon Fiesta 2022. And business has been so good, we have had to temporarily shut down our online store in order to keep up with all the orders. We hope to be able to regroup on Monday and Tuesday, reopening our...

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What's Up Wednesday Sept 28 #35

What's Up Wednesday Sept 28 #35

by Ken Tuley on September 28, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, how to shop the best selection, get the best deals, and beat the crowds. With Balloon Fiesta starting in just 3 days, our on-field merchandise tents are just about ready to open. In fact, we'll be open starting at 9 am tomorrow, Thursday. There is...

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What's Up Wednesday Sept 21 #34

What's Up Wednesday Sept 21 #34

by Ken Tuley on September 21, 2022

If last week was full of excitement, this week is flat out frantic. Basically 10 days to go and everyone, staff, volunteers and mostly likely all the participants are in the near final stages of preparation. Of course the Balloon Fiesta Stuff crew has been in high gear for months...

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What's Up Wednesday Sept 14 #33

What's Up Wednesday Sept 14 #33

by Ken Tuley on September 14, 2022

If email could actually convey excitement! We are 16 days away from the start of the World's Premiere Balloon Event Number 50!!! The office is abuzz with preparations, the field is turning into a little city with tents springing up like weeds and merchandise sales numbers climbing higher than balloons...

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What's Up Wednesday Sept 7, 2022 #32

What's Up Wednesday Sept 7, 2022 #32

by Ken Tuley on September 07, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, some important information about obtaining items in these last 30 days, and a review of the pins and patches available this year. Let's start with the 2022 pins and patches. Balloon Fiesta has produced more than 200 pins this year. Some are available for...

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What's Up Wednesday! 30 Days to Go! #31

What's Up Wednesday! 30 Days to Go! #31

by Ken Tuley on August 31, 2022

This week on what’s up Wednesday, a really fun and special T-shirt, a blast from the past item and a special purchase opportunity for our pilots. Let’s start with a really cool and fun set of t-shirts. As you know, the Road Runner and Wile Coyote have been a part of...

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What's Up Wednesday #30

What's Up Wednesday #30

by Ken Tuley on August 24, 2022

Things are really heating up around the Balloon Fiesta office as we quickly approach the 30 days to go mark on the calendar. And this week on What's Up Wednesday, we have the Official Event Tee shirt for you and some really nice items to warm you up on a...

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What's Up Wednesday August 17 #29

What's Up Wednesday August 17 #29

by Ken Tuley on August 17, 2022

More great jacket choices, a new tee shirt option, and good news on an out of stock item. It's all this week on What's Up Wednesday! Let's get started with the new Balloon Fiesta Varsity Jacket. The black core with turquoise sleeves also has black ribbed cuffs and collar with...

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What's Up Wednesday August 10, 2022 #28

What's Up Wednesday August 10, 2022 #28

by Ken Tuley on August 10, 2022

What's Up Wednesday this week has another jacket choice for you and a really cool retro tee in both long and short sleeves.  Up first a beautiful blue medium weight jacket. This canvas material is quilted on the inside and features the Balloon Fiesta's logos and the original 13 balloons...

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What's Up Wednesday August 3 #27

What's Up Wednesday August 3 #27

by Ken Tuley on August 03, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the ever popular denim shirt and another light weight jacket for men and women! Two months from today, we'll be past the first weekend of the 50th Balloon Fiesta and starting day one of the competition flights. Hard to believe it's coming that fast....

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What's Up Wednesday July 27 #26

What's Up Wednesday July 27 #26

by Ken Tuley on July 27, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, not one but two long awaited items. As we approach 60 days until Balloon Fiesta on the calendar, things are really heating up at Balloon Fiesta Stuff, and we're not talking about the weather. We're in the final stretch of receiving and processing merchandise and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 20 #25

What's Up Wednesday July 20 #25

by Ken Tuley on July 20, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, color-changing merchandise is back. Before we get to the new products, we'd like to take a moment and thank you for the overwhelming positive response to last week's release of the 2022 official poster. Sales are good and if you missed the announcement, the...

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What's Up Wednesday July 13, 2022 #24

What's Up Wednesday July 13, 2022 #24

by Ken Tuley on July 13, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, THE WAIT IS OVER! The 2022 Official Poster is now available to What's Up Wednesday readers. Probably the most anticipated item of this year is the official poster. 2022 marks the conclusion of a 5-part series featuring the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. The story...

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What's Up Wednesday July 6 #23

What's Up Wednesday July 6 #23

by Ken Tuley on July 06, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, two woman's tees, a cap designed for pilots and crew and a preview of the 2023 Official Poster. For the ladies this week, we have added two great tees. Both are short sleeve and have a v-neck design. One, in purple, features the 50th...

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What's Up Wednesday June 29 #22

What's Up Wednesday June 29 #22

by Ken Tuley on June 29, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a 50th ball cap, and it's an Independence Day Celebration. Our parade of 50th sportswear continues this week with the release of the 50th Anniversary Event ball cap. With the 50th logo emblazoned across the front, this black ball cap features gold and turquoise...

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What's Up Wednesday June 22 #21

What's Up Wednesday June 22 #21

by Ken Tuley on June 22, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the 2023 Official Calendar, and more anniversary pins. The long awaited and highly desired 2023 Official Balloon Fiesta Calendar is now available for purchase. Yes, we know, we haven't passed the halfway point of 2022, but we just couldn't wait to make this year's calendar...

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