Gumball.com now recognized as Google Trusted Store

Gumball.com, a leading vending machine products distributor, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the Gumball.com website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

"At Gumball.com, we work extremely hard to offer the best shopping experience to our customers, so being recognized as a Google Trusted Store means a lot to us," says Spencer Williams, President of Gumball.com. "We want our customers to shop with confidence and know that they will receive reliable shipping, excellent customer service, and free purchase protection when they choose Gumball.com."

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Gumball.com and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like Gumball.com attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

For more information about Gumball.com and their inclusion in the Google Trusted Stores program, contact a Gumball Guru at 1-800-260-0010 or visit Gumball.com.

About Gumball.com

Since 1993, Gumball.com has been the leading online vending machine products distributor, providing professional grade soda and snack machines, gumball and candy machines, gumballs, bulk candy, vending stickers, temporary tattoos and bouncy balls, all delivered fast to customers both domestically and internationally. The company sells to businesses and individuals, features over 2,000 vending products, and is the only firm in the vending industry to offer a 105% low price guarantee.

CONTACT: Gumball.com
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Smiley Face Scavenger Hunt
Welcome to our Smiley Face Scavenger Hunt!

To celebrate the launch of our redesigned website, we decided to have some fun and give away some cool prizes. The rules are simple. We've hidden 7 smiley face images on our website. Each page identified must be unique. The same page found in multiple categories of the website will not be accepted as an entry (we've attempted to avoid this). Be the first person to locate all 7 hidden smiley faces and you win!

If there is no winner, then each day we will provide additional clues on our Facebook page. So keep coming back for help.

Here is what you are looking for:

- Find this yellow gumball smiley face in 5 places.

- Find this red smiley face in 2 places.

Send your answers to support@gumball.com . Make sure and list the page and/or photo that you found the smiley face on.

First Place Prize
– Classic Bubble Gum & Candy Machine (filled with gumballs) $75 Value

Second Place Prize - King Carousel Gumball Machine (filled with gumballs) $55 Value

Third Place Prize - Junior Carousel Gumball Machine (filled with gumballs) $40 Value


National Bubble Gum Day - February 1, 2013

Given that there's a "National Day" for almost anything one can think of, it probably won't shock you to find out that there is a National Bubble Gum Day. But what may shock you is the "what" and "why" behind this sticky day held annually on the first Friday in February. 

9 Inch Carousel Gumball MachineRuth Spiro, a writer, children's book author and bubble gum fan created this holiday in 2006. A mother of two and tired of all the traditional fundraisers that required her kids to sell things to people, she came up with a fun way for the school and kids to raise money. Since kids are not allowed to chew gum at school, why not allow them to pay for the right to chew gum at least one day a year? And with this clever idea... National Bubble Gum Day was born.

So, what exactly is this Bubble Gum Day and how does it work? Everyone who donates 50 cents or more gets to chew gum in school, with proceeds going to any charity the school chooses. Also, some teachers have now gone as far as to incorporate bubble gum into their lessons for the day! And now 7 years later, this celebration isn't limited to only schools. Many libraries, children's museums, community groups, businesses, military bases and even senior centers now hold Bubble Gum Day events. In the recent years the day has now gained more exposure after being covered on television and radio, and in newspapers and magazines.

One of the most notable things is how the funds raised from previous Bubble Gum Day celebrations have been used. Animals were purchased through Heifer International, snacks were sent to soldiers stationed in Iraq, and books were purchased for Reading is Fundamental.
Why not join in on the fun this year? Chew gum, blow bubbles and raise money for a favorite charity. For more information on National Bubble Gum Day visit: www.BubbleGumDay.
Gumball.com Carries New Seaga 18-6 Vending Machine!

November 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: support@gumball.com

Gumball.com Carries New Seaga 18-6 Vending Machine!

Irvine, CA (November 1, 2012) - Irvine, CA – Gumball.com has teamed up with Seaga Manufacturing to offer the all new Seaga 18-6 Combo Vending Machine which features flexibility of products, full line features and high capacity in a space saving footprint.

More versatile than other vending machines, the Seaga 18-6 Combo Vending Machine is the only one in its class that enables you the freedom to vend beverages in can and bottle form plus a wide assortment of snacks. Most other vending machine brands are locked into vending either cans or bottles, but not both. The Seaga 18-6 comes pre-configured at the factory to vend 3 can and 3 bottle options, but in a wide range sizes from 12 – 20 ounces. It is the only model in its class that offers the end-user the flexibility to switch between cans or bottles by changing out internal shims and cams. It has a large capacity; holding up to 192 snacks and 126 drinks. The Seaga 18-6 is made of heavy-duty steel construction making this machine suitable for high-traffic locations.

“The Seaga 18-6 Combo Vending Machine is a convenient one-stop shop for your customers. This flexible machine features 18 different selections of candy, chips, pastries, snack bars, cookies and other snack options plus 6 different beverage choices in a space saving format.” says Spencer Williams, CEO of Gumball.com.

This is great news for the vending market because this powerful new vending machine comes in a manageable size and provides the ability to market a wide range of products with just one machine. Seaga is known for being one of the pioneering innovators of combination vending systems. The machines are designed to be easily set-up by both novices and professionals of the vending industry. Many of the Seaga machines require little to no need for a moving dolly or heavy lifting equipment. The Seaga 18-6 Combo Vending Machine is the perfect vending solution for oil change stations, hair salons, barber schools, technical colleges, fitness clubs, apartment complexes, hotels and commercial locations with break rooms.

Right now, consumers can save hundreds of dollars on a new Seaga 18-6 Combo Vending Machine; offer is valid November 1 through November 30, 2012 at Gumball.com.

About Gumball.com, Inc.

Since 1993, Gumball.com has been the leading online vending machine products distributor, providing professional grade soda and snack machines, gumball and candy machines, gumballs, bulk candy, vending stickers, temporary tattoos and bouncy balls, all delivered fast and fresh to customers both domestically and internationally. Gumball.com is also proud to offer the largest selection of Seaga vending machines online. The company sells to businesses and individuals and carries more than 2,000 varieties of vending-related products backed up by our 105% low price guarantee.

Sugar-Free Gum Prevents Cavities in Children

How many times were you told to "spit out your gum" at school? Well, now it turns out that chewing sugar-free gum can actually prevent cavities in children. New studies show that chewing sugar-free gum three to five times a day for five minutes each time can significantly reduce the number of cavities in children. However; not all sugar-free gum has the power to fight cavities. Look for gum that contains Xylitol, which is a "tooth-friendly" sugar alcohol used in some chewing gum and oral hygiene products.

Enter the Gumball.com contest and win a lifetime supply of gumballs!
Enter the Gumball.com contest and win a lifetime supply of gumballs!

July 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: support@gumball.com

Enter the Gumball.com contest and win a lifetime supply of gumballs!

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you’ll want to sign up for a chance to win a lifetime supply of gumballs from Gumball.com.

Irvine, CA (June 17, 2012) - Gumball.com is thrilled to announce a mid-summer promo to give one lucky contest winner enough gumballs to last a lifetime. There are 5 different ways to enter. For details visit: Click to win a life time supply of gumballs.

Gumball.com offers the most extensive selection of bulk gumballs for sale online. Whether the need is a bulk vending operator with over 100 vending machines, a bride who wants a color-coordinated candy and gumball buffet, or a doting grandmother with candy craving grand-kids, Gumball.com offers an exhaustive selection of fresh gumballs with over 134 sizes, flavors and colors.

“Gumball is in our name and we’ve had great success over the years distributing them across the globe. We thought it would be great fun to run a contest this year that honors the product line that helped put us on the map.” said president Spencer Williams.

Surprisingly, there are many uses for gumballs and Gumball.com services the full range of needs in the marketplace. Old school vending operators and business owners offer gumballs for sale through the same type of gumball vending machine that has been around since the early 1900’s. A modern trend is the use of solid colored gumballs to compliment themes at a party, wedding or special event. Even marketing firms and movie studios have used our custom printed gumballs to promote their clients and projects, respectively.

“Over the years, we’ve seen some unusual applications for gumballs, and in each case we have done our best to address those needs, ” said Williams. “One of our customers, Franz Spohn, is a teacher and artist who makes eye catching mosaic murals with gumballs for charitable causes. He required gumballs of a certain size and needed extra purple gumballs to make up the dark sections of his murals. If it involves gumballs, Gumball.com can do it!”

About Gumball.com, Inc.

Since 1993, Gumball.com has been the leading online vending machine products distributor, providing professional grade soda and snack machines, gumball and candy machines, gumballs, bulk candy, vending stickers, temporary tattoos and bouncy balls, all delivered fast and fresh to customers both domestically and internationally. The company sells to businesses and individuals and carries more than 2,000 varieties of vending-related products backed up by our 105% low price guarantee

Oak Leaf Acquires Rights To Nerds Gumballs From Nestlé

Henry Schlesinger
March 26,2008

TORONTO — Oak Leaf Confections, a leading supplier of ball gum and other confectionary vendibles, has announced the reintroduction of Nerds Gumballs to its product line. A longtime favorite in the bulk vending industry, Oak Leaf acquired the rights to manufacture the brand after Nestlé’s Willy Wonka Candy Factory division decided to discontinue it.

The product, a 700-ct. gumball filled with the popular Nerds candy, will be marketed as "Oak Leaf Gumballs made with Real Wonka Nerds." As with the original product, outer shell flavors include lemon, orange, cherry, lime and grape.

“Nestlé discontinued it back in the summer, and there was such a cry from the bulk vending trade that they actually went back and produced more, then discontinued the product forever,” said Oak Leaf’s marketing manager, Howard Granner. “So now we have an agreement with Nestlé that we will make the product and have the sole rights to sell it in the U.S. and Canada, strictly for the vending trade.”

According to Granner, Nestlé will continue selling Nerds in the traditional format.

“The product was available and then wasn’t available, which was frustrating for the operator,” Granner said. “But now it will be available, guaranteed, on an everyday basis.”

For more information, contact Oak Leaf at (800) 338-3631.

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Gumball.com, serving the vending industry since 1993, is the leading online distributor of premium gumball vending machines, gumballs, bulk candy and vending machine parts and accessories. For more information contact Gumball.com PO Box 1029, Newport Beach, CA 92659.  Phone: 800-260-0010. Fax: 214-550-5070. Gumball.com. Email: support@gumball.com

Gumball Challenge Hits Stanford

By: Marisa Landicho

Published: November 10, 2008

Last week, teams of Stanford students were given 27 gumballs, 27 dollars and free rein of the campus for a one-week fund raising blitz known as The Gumball Challenge.

In its second year, The Challenge pitted 13 teams against one another and raised over $1,200 dollars to be donated to Kiva, a micro-lending organization that funds social entrepreneurs across the globe.

Melanie Edwards, a professor of social entrepreneurship who addressed the teams during the closing ceremonies on Sunday, pointed out that it was possible to generate change while making money.

“We’re real believers that you can do well, you can make money and you can still have really great social impact at the same time,” she said.

The goal of The Gumball Challenge was to raise money and awareness of microfinance, which involves small loans given directly to the working poor in developing countries. The number 27 was inspired by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, whose initial loan of $27 started a cyclical lending process and evolved into the Grameen Bank, which grew to help over five million poor women.

With only one week to turn gumballs into gold, teams churned out ideas and quickly implemented their various money-making schemes.

Sophomores Maddie Duhon, Whitney Liehr, Biju Obi and Stephanie Marcy formed “Team Trash for Cash” and canvassed dorms door-to-door, operating as both garbage collectors and agents spreading the message of microfinance.

“We just asked if people wanted their trash taken out for a small donation,” Duhon said.

Ultimately, Team Trash for Cash raised the most money of all teams – over $390.

While Tuesday’s election made it difficult for some teams to carry out their plans, one team took advantage of the timing and used the presidential election as inspiration for their efforts. On Tuesday, “Team Burbank Love” organized a “Cream the Candidates” event where participants paid two dollars to throw a whipped-cream pie at their choice of mock presidential or vice presidential candidate.

Team Burbank Love’s planners Philippe De Koning ‘10, Victoria Fischman ‘12 and Kelsey Davidson ‘12 rallied over 30 dorm-mates to help out and even volunteer to have pies thrown at them by overzealous election-watchers in White Plaza and at the CoHo. Their team raised $202 through both Cream the Candidates and a dorm-wide ping pong tournament, earning them the prize for biggest risk takers.

Prizes for best microfinance advocate and most innovative went to teams “Los Elefantes” and “Blue Barracudas” respectively, both comprised of freshmen from Larkin in Stern Hall. Los Elefantes raised over $200 through a dorm assassins game, while Blue Barracudas raised $330 through a date auction and an application essay review service for high-school students.

However, not all teams managed to pull off their schemes quite according to plan. Team “Donner Love” was thwarted by the weather when their plan to sell Gatorade at intramural games was washed away by rain. Eventually, through some last-minute efforts, the team managed to raise $13.

A few other teams dropped out throughout the week due to lack of time.

“Everyone has their own roadblocks,” said Gumball Challenge Director Nick Noone ‘10. “There are successes and there are some ideas that had a rough go, but overall I’m excited.”

Noone, who also coordinates challenges at other universities through Gumball Capital, said he hoped to see The Gumball Challenge become a campus-wide event in the future.

All participating teams were enthusiastic about this year’s competition – and eager to participate again next year.

“I had the Sarah Palin mask, and I think overall in the whole day, I got 50 pies thrown at me,” De Koning said. “I’ll also never forget the fact that when Obama won, I was covered in whipped cream. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had at Stanford.”

Gumball Vote Held at National Constitution Center

Barrack Obama wins election with 7 days to go according to the gumball poll taken at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

See press NCC release below:

Gumball Voting

One week before Election Day, the National Constitution Center announces the results of its gumball election. Today’s tally shows that Obama has won 61% of the vote with a total of 16,784 gumballs.

In conjunction with the Headed to the White House exhibition and the Center’s Election ’08: The Power of We initiative, visitors of all ages have had the opportunity to cast a vote for president in the Center’s Grand Hall Lobby and see the most up-to-date results with a running tally of colored gumballs. Each gumball signified a vote for either John McCain (red), Barack Obama (blue), or a third party candidate (white). John McCain received 33% of the vote with a total of 9,175 gumballs, and third party candidates received 6% of the vote with a total of 1,772 gumballs.

Obama took an early lead at the Center, receiving 58% of the vote during the first week of gumball voting in September. His lead remained steady throughout the following months, but took a substantial jump following the final presidential debate on October 15, bringing him to 64% of the vote.

Elections are sticky and chewy business.  Do we believe that gumballs have the ability to predict the outcome of presidential elections?  We’ve decided to wait and see what the people have to say.  Vote on election day and chew gumballs because they taste good. Want to buy gum balls? To shop online visit Gumball.com or go to your local Walmart.

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