Sunday, March 15, 2009

Win a Pair of Psi Bands!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

Psi Bands (pronounced "Sigh Bands") are acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness (pregnancy), motion sickness/ travel, chemotherapy, and anesthesia.

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.psibands.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us how this item would help you or someone you know.
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Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 29, 2009.

Tell us a little about you . . .

After several years of building experience in their respective fields, Carla Falcone and Romy Taormina found themselves working together as account executives at an award-winning advertising agency located on California’s Central Coast. Both women have extensive experience strategizing, creating, and executing multimedia campaigns for a multitude of clients in various industries.

Both women are happily married and mothers of two boys each. Falcone resides in the Seattle, WA area, while Taormina resides on the Monterey Peninsula, CA. Falcone and Taormina have combined their expertise to oversee and direct all sales, marketing, and promotions of Psi Bands. They collectively have more than 20 years of marketing experience.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Psi Bands are stylish acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness (pregnancy), motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy. FDA-cleared Psi Bands are drug-free, waterproof (no more soggy wrist bands), reusable, adjustable around the wrist and at the acupressure point for personalized comfort, and affordable. Unlike any product on the market, Psi Bands have numerous designs and colors to suit the personality of the wearer. For more information, please visit: www.psibands.com

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

It’s all the above.

“Mompreneurs” Taormina and Falcone suffered from terrible morning sickness during each of their pregnancies, four in total, and found nausea relief from wrist acupressure. However, they were dissatisfied with existing products on the market and wanted to create something stylish and effective for others who suffer from nausea.

Taormina stated, “When I was pregnant, the drug-free choices to relieve my morning sickness were limited. We wanted to create a product that would provide relief, make a stylish statement, and grow with the mom during her pregnancy.” So, Taormina and Falcone teamed up with Product Designer Pieter Schouten to create Psi Bands, acupressure bands that are worn on the wrists like a watch .

“It is extremely fulfilling to nurture a business from the ground up. The timing of my second pregnancy coincided with the prototype phase of our product development. I have first-hand experience wearing Psi Bands and can proudly say that they relieved my morning sickness,” stated Falcone.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

We had a vision for what we ultimately wanted in Psi Bands, but we didn’t know how it would take its form or shape. We found the answer in a friend, Pieter Schouten, who is a product designer/developer. When presented with our idea, he not only gave us advice, but he wanted to be a part of the business. The rest is history.

Psi Bands has three business partners who leverage off of each others’ talents so that the sum is greater than the parts. Taormina stated, “There WILL be bumps, so savor the journey.” Falcone adds, “It’s a daily learning experience; being in business for yourself is an opportunity to grow as a professional and to help others by sharing your experiences.”

Where else can people find you? (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)

We can be found on the Psi Bands website at www.psibands.com, FaceBook, Twitter and belong to several women’s organizations. The women that make up these incredible organizations freely and openly share resources and provide inspiration.  A few of these examples are:

· Savor the Success, where Romy is an official blogger: http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/romy-taormina

· Count Me In, where Psi Bands is a participant of the Make Mine a Million $ Business RACE: http://www.savorthesuccess.com/member/romy-taormina/blog/492

· http://twitter.com/romytaormina

· http://twitter.com/CarlaFalcone

Anything else you’d like to share?

We are committed to giving back. One way we accomplish this goal is via our charitable partnership with Fertile Hope. Fertile Hope provides reproductive information, support, and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Psi Bands and Fertile Hope are working together toward a common goal – improving the lives of both cancer patients undergoing treatment as well as those whose parenting dreams are coming true. Psi Bands donates $1 of every Cherry Blossom Psi Bands set sold to Fertile Hope. www.psibands.com/giving_back

96 comments:

carmen said...

my sister and i suffer from motion sickness on airplanes, boats and cars! these are really cute.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

have gone thru chemo- have pregnant friends and get sick on ships- so I have lots of opportunities to test this out

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shopannies said...

My sister in law and daughter have terrible morning sickness during pregnancy I would love to get this for them

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valerie2350 said...

this would be great for motion sickness

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YZgirl4 said...

I think this would help me with motion sickness. I don't get it really bad, but on long trips, if I read, I get sick


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AmandaSue said...

I think this could benefit me since I have motion sickness really badly, and I tend to feel nauses alot because of it. This would be great to try, thanks for entering me.

Ally in WA said...

I actually have a close friend going through chemo at present to this would be for her.

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arielle said...

I live way out in the mountains and my sister and I both get bad motion sickness! I would love to try these! They look really neat.

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Meredith said...

Heaven know that I could use these, nearly daily! I have severe nausea due to Endometriosis.
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toughturtles said...

i know a few people who could use them for traveling

Sarah Z said...

I can't seem to read in the car anymore so this might help me with that!
Thanks
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Bebemiqui said...

I have a friend who's pregnant for the first time and I'd love give them to her. I swore by them during my pregnancy.
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wigget said...

this would help my older son who get motion sick in stop-and-go traffic, which is quite common around here

Lorri said...

I would love to try these to see if it would help my nausea I get all the time because of PCOS & Endometriosis!

Smooshy said...

i take the metro every day and i get ill almost every time!

vboackle said...

i have a very nauseated pregnant family member that could try this.

Tati said...

I have the worst morning sickness...throwing up all the time...I would love to have these bands!

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Amy said...

I would love to try these out to see if they really do relieve nausea due to morning sickness. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Karen said...

This sounds wonderful.

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Arin said...

OH i would love hese-I get so sick when I am pregnant and nothing else helps. I love that these aren't made of the fabric mesh. Great color choices too.

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Liza767 said...

this would be great oh my i forgot to check end day hope this not over for my son kris he has reflux and gets car sick after driving 1 mile so he never wants to go anywhere and he misses out this would help him a great deal i think

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Reva Skie said...

I get kind of motion sick when I fly, I would use these then.

EllyBean said...

This product would help me out for sure! I have horrible carsickness if I sit anywhere in the car other than in the front seat. Though, when I am pregnant, that doesn't apply...I get sick no matter where I sit. I love that these are so much more fashionable than the regular seabands out there!

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carolyn said...

Wow how neat, I get car sickness sooooo easy, I always have. I would love to try this band .


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Marianna said...

I am very prone to motion sickness - on rides, in the car (if I'm not driving), out on the boat. My kids love to ride rides at the amusement park and go out in the boat fishing - they've even been wanting to go on a cruise! All things I've been trying to avoid because they make me so nauseous. I'd love to stop having to tell my kids "no" because of my motion sickness! These products would be great for me! They are so cute and stylish too! My favorite one is the Daisy Chain! Thanks for a chance to win!

susan said...

We are a family of motion sickness suffers and this would help.

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Tj and Amy said...

This would be perfect for me. I get really bad motion sickness just driving in the car. so when I get pregnant which i hope is soon it is magnified. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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Amy said...

I get alot of migraines with nausea and lately I've just been nauseous alot without the migraine.

Chris said...

I love these things

Anonymous said...

What a relief

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djgroz said...

Great idea, my granddaughter can use this!!

Kyndra said...

I am going on a long trip and I think Psi Bands would really help with motion sickness.

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phyllisg said...

I hope this works for sea sickness. I am the sea sick captain of my own ship.

lezanac said...

My friend is 4 months pregnant and still having morning sickness I think this would help her

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fly18grl21 said...

This item would really help me out with Motion Sickness. I get nausea on rides and on airplanes. Our family has decided to take a vacation to a theme park this summer. Hopefully if I win these I can ride atleast the kiddie rides.

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Candie said...

I cannot go to an amusement park without getting sick. I have to take Dramamine just for some of the kiddie rides. I would not feel like such a baby if I had this. Thank you.

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I am a subscriber. Thank you

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Betty C said...

This would be perfect for my daughter who gets nauseous during any long distance travel.

jvastine said...

Well my dad is presently going through cancer treatment right now & could benefit from these. Then there is a cousin who recently had a kidney transplant and experiences motion sickness & morning nausea. Plus I know a few pregnant ladies who are having a time with morning sickness, so I know several who could benefit from these. It would be great to win these and be able to help someone, then with the testimony of the one helped the others would go to the website and acquire a pair of Psi Bands.

rlgrady said...

This would help me with my motion sickness. I have to take a car trip to Georgia from PA (20 hours) in a few months. I am already dreading it. Usually I take medication, but then I can't help my husband drive. This would be perfect! rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

Helen said...

These would be great for my sister who has terrible motion sickness.

Kaycee said...

Well, since I am expecting, I could certainly use these right now!! I also travel a lot and tend to get nausea. I hate being nauseous! Its worse than being in pain! Thanks for the chance- these are cute too!

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Gianna said...

I always get such bad morning sickness.. I've never tried anything like this. Please enter me :)

coriwestphal said...

I get carsick on any car ride if I'm not driving. I'd love to test these out!

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HeatherB said...

Would love to share this with a relative undergoing cancer treatment. Thanks for the idea and giveaway!
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The Dreamer said...

I get motion sickness, especially sitting in the backseat of the car - where I sit with my son on long trips! This would make it so much easier

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lilyk said...

Psi Bands would help me by relieving my motion sickness.

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Heather said...

I would give it to my friend who gets motion sick.

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Heather said...

We are going on an extended family cruise, so I have no doubt that every single family member I know would be able to travel well with these.