Monday, April 29, 2013

Giveaways, Contests and FREEBIES at the 104th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

eBooks, an iPad as well as souvenir photos and luggage tags are just a few of the prizes you can win at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo.

AOCS BookStore
  • Free coffee*
  • Free T-shirt with $300 purchase*
 …and Plinko returns! Win prizes or receive an additional discount when you play.

AOCS Information Services Booth
  • A variety of prizes* for any new Inform SmartBrief subsciber (Inform SmartBrief is a new AOCS weekly e-newsletter written and edited specifically for the oils and fats industry)
  • FREE souvenir photos.
  • FREE luggage tags*.
  • AOCS Information Services will be giving a free souvenir wine glass* to anyone who asks for information on how to get more involved with AOCS!
AOCS Foundation -Win an iPad!
The AOCS Foundation is holding a raffle for a new iPad.  For every $25 donated you receive an entry. Drop of your donation at the AOCS Press Bookstore by Monday at 2:00pm to receive an extra entry to the drawing!

Tell Us Your AOCS Story and WIN
Find the 'What's your AOCS Story' sign (near the Foundation Silent Auction and AOCS Bookstore) to provide your thoughts on how AOCS has made a difference for you. 5 winners will be drawn Tuesday evening and are eligible to win:
  • A free AOCS membership for 2014
  • $50 AOCS Press Gift Certificate
  • AOCS Goody Bag
Brainteaser of the Day - Solve and Win!
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (located in the Bookstore area) solve the posted brainteaser (may be a puzzle, word game, chemical equation, sequencing game, etc). The next day the winner’s name and puzzle answer is include on the board with a new game.
The winner receives a thank you gift.

Promotional Membership Offer
Get 2013 AOCS Membership for $105! Mention this offer at our Bookstore in Montreal, or join online with promo code 13SMAM!
Expires May 3

In the Expo
Visit our 85+ exhibitors will also have a variety of contests, giveaways, and all the chotskies you can carry. Here is a preview of a few promotions from the Expo floor:

Optek-Danulat, Inc. (Booth 501)
Drop your business card to win an Amex Gift card!
Optimize process performance while improving oil yields and quality by continuous inline monitoring with Optek photometric analyzers. Common applications include filtration control, chlorophyll concentration, AOCS color measurements, nickel catalyst monitoring, raw incoming oil, and more. Drastically reduce operating costs by reducing losses and rework. In-line, real-time measurements minimize QA/QC sampling and time-consuming lab analysis. Also, reduce utility usage, water usage, waste-treatment costs, and municipal BOD levels. For more info, visit
SPX Flow Technology Booth 523)

Giveaways include a shoeshine kit and luggage tags.
SPX has gained strong brands and market leadership positions by investing in technology, talent, and support services. For decades, food and beverage processors have benefited from our innovations in systems technology, valves, pumps, mixers, homogenizers, emulsification equipment, and heat exchangers from our world-renowned brands, as well as complete processing lines for the margarine, edible fats, dairy, and related food industries. Our portfolio serving the food and beverage market includes APV, Gerstenberg Schröder, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell.
BASF Corporation (Booth 610)
Drawing for a 'Heart Healthy Cookbook', FREE Extra Virgin Olive Oil samples, and microfiber
BASF’s Catalysts Division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts, while offering exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air, produce the fuels that power our world, and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics, and other products. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation, and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, we develop unique, proprietary catalyst and adsorbent solutions that drive customer success.
Oils & Fats International (Booth 624)
FREE magazines!
The OFI portfolio comprises conferences, exhibitions, OFI publication and websites, which together offer unparalleled connections. The portfolio targets decision-makers, buyers, and buying influencers in the highly diversified and globalised edible oils and fats marketplace. This year we introduce a new venue for OFI Asia; Bangkok, Thailand in November. The OFI magazine includes two biofuels issues, worldwide events diary, informative articles. and the latest market news.
Guess your weight (and if you  are within 5lbs) win a prize!
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at
Novozymes (Booth 708)
Get a free Cotton Spa (removed fuzziness from your clothes)!

Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries, we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers’ businesses and the use of our planet’s resources. Read more at
HighQuest Partners/Soyatech (Booth 818)
Drop your buiness card at booth 818 to be eligible to win a full page, full color advertising package in the 2014 Soya & Oilseed Bluebook.  This package comes with a full page black & white catalog page ad, enhanced listing in the directory and a 2 week sponsored link advertisement in our e-news on  The package is valued at $3,800. You can also win a two week 'sponsored link' at a value of $250 each. Stop by booth 818 to win!

American Emu Association (Booth 820)
FREE Emu oil samples! (I tried some on my hands and it was wonderful!

The American Emu Association (AEA) is dedicated to developing structural support. The AEA represents an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is committed to humane and environmentally positive practices that produce high-quality, beneficial products. Formed in 1989, the AEA is a national, member driven, non-profit agricultural association dedicated to the emu industry. AEA promotes public awareness of emu products, fosters research, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and several industry brochures.
Nonlinear Dynmaics (Booth 903)
Progenesis CoMet analyzes LC-MS data to discover and reliably quantify metabolites (including small molecules and lipids) that are significantly changing in your samples.
It has a comprehensive and streamlined workflow, allows visualization of complex data and supports all major hardware vendors.
For the AOCS Annual Meeting, we are offering a free license code so you can perform a full analysis on 20 of your sample runs. Please stop by Nonlinear Dynamics’ booth #903 to get your code.

Mikrolab Aarhus A/S (Booth 1019)
FREE Danish Butter Cookies!
The ML Oxipres and Oxigraph compare the resistance to auto-oxidation for oil, fat, food, and flavor. The latest Version 3 of the Paralog software for collecting and handling data will also be introduced and updates will be given at the booth.
And, if you come across a great giveaway while at Annual Meeting please comment here or email so we can share the news with all attendees.

I hope you packed an extra bag for all of your takeaways!

* While supplies last

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