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Karen Butler

Karen Butler
Tanning Community Manager

Join TanToday.com’s End of Summer Bash


Last July, TanToday.com hosted an Open House Party (on the online forum) to unite the industry’s professionals and make sure they were aware of the great community resource available 24/7.

Since then, salon owners have been asking us when we’re going to host another shindig. I’m pleased to announce that this year’s festivities are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. The End of Summer Bash will be even bigger and better than last year, featuring upwards of $10,000 in prizes.

Our Gold Sponsor for the event is NORVELL – a prominent name in tanning for nearly 30 years. They’re providing our Grand Prize for the event, a complete Salon Mobile Spray Kit system, perfect for any UV salon looking to expand its offerings. The prize retails for $1,000 and has a profit potential of around $2,500, thanks to all of the product that’s included.

Our Silver Sponsor, Superior UV Technologies, adds $1,200 in UV lamps to the prize stash. We’re going to share the love by dividing that up, so four winners can each take home $300 worth of lamps. In addition to its lamp specialty division, Superior UV offers tanning equipment, salon consultation and OEM lamp development.

Please also visit the sites of our complete list of sponsors, who donated the prizes indicated:

National Tanning Training Institute (NTTI) – Five winners, education course of choice: Basic Tanning Certification, Salon Operations & Procedures, Lotions and Skincare, Introduction to Sunless Tanning or Sunless Airbrush/HVLP Technician

Solartech UV meters – one Solarmeter® of choice

Chronos Marketing – Choice of 1,000 16-pt Business Cards and 1,000 14-pt 4x6 Postcards (full-color, design and print included, total value more than $500!) or one 33" x 80" Roll Up Banner Stand (design and print included, prize value $250)

Supra Technologies – four lamp prize packs worth $250 each

Smart Tan – four prize packs, each worth more than $125:

Package 1

1-Smart Tan Downtown Trade Show and Conference Entry



10-Be Sun Strong Wrist Bands

Package 2

3- T-shirts

1-Coffee Table Book

2-We Are Sunshine Pins

Package 3


1-D-Revolution Apron

1-Coffee Table Book

10-Be Sun Strong Wrist Bands

Package 4



2-We Are Sunshine Pins

10-Be Sun Strong Wrist Bands

Sjolie Tanning Products – Sunless tanning prize packs

Ultraviolet Resources International – 2 cases 25 pc. LP lamps of choice (not including 2 meter lamps)

Podz Eyewear – Soft podz, lots of ‘em

Dr. Sun Rx – The full line of Vitamin D lotions

• Skinfit Sunless (provided by URI) – One gallon of sunless solution

• New Sunshine – 10  prize packs, valued at more than $100 apiece, with an assortment of goodies from the Australian Gold, California Tan, Designer Skin and Swedish Beauty brands

All salon professionals who interact by posting on the site during the party will be eligible to win prizes. Soon, we’ll be announcing several different ways that TanToday.com members can take home their share of the bounty. For now, salon professionals should make sure they are registered members by visiting www.TanToday.com and logging in. If you do not remember your user name or password, select “Contact Us” at the bottom left corner of the page, and our staff will assist you. We encourage you to take care of that now, as we’ll be busy hosting the party on August 30.

A few reminders:

• TanToday.com and LookingFit.com were created as a resource for UV tanning professionals. Because of the unique nature of this business model, we have chosen not to expand our focus into sunless-only businesses (mobile, airbrush techs, etc.).

• Salon professionals must be at the owner or upper-management level to become registered users.

• All tanning professionals are given a certain number of sessions to visit the forum; however, once that limit has been achieved, you will be asked to join the site – which also allows you to participate through posting.

• Winners must be residents of the U.S. or Canada. Prizes will be shipped directly from the individual sponsors; winners are responsible for any goofy taxes or duty charges if required by their applicable government agency.

Feel free to drop me a line at kbutler@vpico.com if you have other questions about the party. It’s going to be a great time, and we look forward to celebrating it with you!

And thanks again to all our prize donor partner companies and our awesome sponsors:



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