The Best Products Under $3

Promotional Items Under $3

Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Rachel Leone

The Best Products Under $3

Check out these awesome promotional items under $3!

If you're shopping online for promotional items, you may have noticed that it can be surprisingly difficult to find great promotional products under $2 per piece. However, there are a few gems in that price range I feel comfortable recommending. Check out promotional items under $1, and promotional items under $2 for my recommendations.

If your budget allows for a $2-$3 price range, the amount of options available to you increase dramatically. Of course, I still have a few favorites I'd like to share with you.

Why market your business with promotional products?

  • Promotional products can help your business stand out from your competitors.
  • They're a great way to create brand awareness with new customers.
  • Sending a promotion item after a purchase or referral is a great way to say thank you.
  • If you have loyal customers (or employees), promotional gifts are nice to show your appreciation.

A few more things to consider:

Volume/quantity. If you're planning on distributing large quantities of items (at a concert, parade, festival, trade shows or convention), you may want to consider lower cost/higher volume items. However, one strategy I've found effective is to keep a smaller quantity of more expensive giveaways on hand for high quality prospects. People love feeling that they're getting something special, and if you've had a great conversation with a prospect, giving them a higher value item may help you close the deal.

Campaign Size and Goals. Every marketing campaign is different, so determining how you allocate your marketing budget is key. If you have $1000 to spend, which scenario will work best for you?

  • 50 items ($20.00 per item)
  • 400 items ($2.50 per item)
  • 1000 items ($1.00 per item)

If you're hyper focused on 50 high quality leads, you may want to go for a $20 item. If you're blanketing a large event, you may want to choose the $1 item. And if you're somewhere in-between, a $2.50 item might be the perfect balance for you.

Below are 8 great promotional products that will run you under $3 a piece.

The upgraded version of the popular Sonata pen features a rubberized comfort finish and a handy stylus that works with all touchscreen devices.

Min. Quantity 100, ≤ $2.35 ea.

The perfect giveaway for outdoor events, this SPF 30 sunscreen can be completely wrapped with a full-color decal for maximum brand exposure.

Min. Quantity 150, ≤ $2.45 ea.

Made from durable polyester and featuring metal grommets, this drawstring backpack makes a great promotion for schools and universities.

Min. Quantity 150, ≤ $2.50 ea.

Available in six great colors, this 16oz. wine tumbler made of PET plastic is simple and elegant. Makes a great gift for prospects, new clients, and employees.

Min. Quantity 150, ≤ $2.50 ea.

At 7" x 7.8," this practical and stylish mesh bag makes for a great golf tote that's handy on and off the course. Great for golf tournaments, conventions, and trade shows.

Min. Quantity 200, ≤ $2.65 ea.

Featuring a durable spiral binding and a paperboard cover,  this eco-friendly notebook includes 5 different colors of sticky tabs and a matching pen.

Min. Quantity 250, ≤ $2.70 ea.

This versatile aluminum bottle features a non-slip base and is available in a wide variety of colors. Customize with your logo for an excellent promotion!

Min. Quantity 500, ≤ $2.75 ea.

Available in 10 hot colors, this vinyl-wrapped bottle opener is made from heavy 14-gauge stainless steel and makes a great promotional giveaway!

Min. Quantity 100, ≤ $2.80 ea.