July 2014 Newsletter

XIKAR NATION Newsletter

July 31, 2014

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Kurt's Corner
 
We are back from Las Vegas, and the IPCPR Trade Show
was a tremendous success! Our team works hard all year
to create the newest and most cutting edge cigar
accessories, and this year was no exception. The latest
XIKAR innovations were inspired by beauty and power, from
the heights of mountaintops, to the depths of the ocean.
You will be prepared to take on cigars bigger than you've 
ever imagined
, and will never again find yourself without a
cutter on hand
. Of course, all products exemplify 
superior form, feel and function, the Essence of XIKAR!

The industry received our new accessories with adulation
at the IPCPR Convention, and we look forward to getting them into your hands. This newsletter will introduce you to some of the new XIKAR innovations, and we will continue to feature a new product every month through the end of the year. 


 I want to thank you all for your loyalty to XIKAR as we progress with our commitment to revolutionary product development. I am certain that you will be impressed not only with the new releases, but the future introduction of creative concepts as XIKAR continues to serve you... for life!

Sincerely,


Kurt Van Keppel
President
XIKAR Inc.


NEW Allume Family Grows!

    The Alume Single flame lighter first appeared in the United States market nearly one month ago, and it is already one of the most successful product launches in XIKAR history! XIKAR is excited to build on the success of this lighter by introducing the Allume Double and Allume Triple flame lighters!
     These new additions offer many of the same features and benefits as the single model, with easy view fuel windows, large adjustment wheels and a sleek and durable metal body.
     The stylish and sexy Allume Double and Triple lighters are available in a variety of vibrant and classic colors to provide the power you need and the look you want.


Featuring Team Spirit Stratosphere Lighters!

      XIKAR is giving you another way to show your team spirit with the colorful windproof Team Spirit Stratosphere lighter. Perfect for tailgating, playing a round of golf with friends or just relaxing at a backyard herf. The Team Spirit colored Stratosphere lighters are paired with multiple lanyard colors to create your team's winning color combination!
     Just in time for football season, the high-altitude Team Spirit Stratospheres will be available in Black, Blue, Clear, Hunter, Red, Purple and Orange. Each Stratosphere will come with 6 colored lanyards (Black, White, Red, Yellow, Navy Blue and Royal Blue) to mix and match to your liking! 

 

Lifetime Fan, Lifetime Warranty!

 

 


Upcoming XIKAR Events

There are a lot of great events for you to check out and get some awesome XIKAR deals! To hear about all of the latest events/news, visit our tab for Events on XIKAR.com. Here are a few coming up from our XIKAR retailers:

7/31 Andrea's
Kenosha, WI 4PM-7PM
8/1 Old Virginia Tobacco Company
Woodbridge, VA 5PM-8PM
8/2 Emerson's Cigars
Hampton, VA 5PM-8PM
8/7 Cigar Cigar
Evansville, IN 4PM-10PM
8/7 Cigarello Cigars
Shelton, CT 5PM-9PM
8/8-8/11 Cigars International
Bethlehem, PA 12PM-10PM
8/13 Tinder Box
Columbus, OH 6PM-10PM
8/14 Big House Tobacco
Scranton, PA 6PM-9PM
8/16 Flame Fine Cigars
Port Jefferson, NY 12PM-7PM
8/23 Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival
Broomfield, CO 12PM-7PM
8/2 Bouch's Cigars
Fairhope, AL 5PM-9PM
9/6 Kansas City Cigar Festival
Kansas City, MO 11AM-3PM
9/10 Barrister Cigars
Union, NY 6PM-10PM
9/12 Holt's Cigar Company
Philadelphia, PA 1PM-8PM
9/17 Smoker's Haven
Lincroft, NJ 5PM-9PM


 


Testimonial of the Month

"I received the return of my hygrometer and I'm blown away that you replaced the entire unit-- I did not expect that. Thank you so much. It's customer service like this that makes XIKAR the best cigar accessory company in the world."
 

-Roger T., Pittsburgh, PA

Cigar Boss
Partnership

  XIKAR has teamed up with Cigar Boss, the #1 Cigar App in the world! Cigar Boss offers users detailed information on over 15,000 cigars and tons of helpful tools for the Cigar Smoker. The app also provides information specific to preferred retailers, showing cigars that the tobacconist currently carries, user reviews, and push notifications for new products and events at the location.      XIKAR and Cigar Boss have added a new XIKAR Accessory section, similar to the app's popular Cigar section , providing XIKAR product descriptions, prices, user reviews and links to educational videos for cigar enthusiasts.      For more information on the innovations and services of this digital partnership, or to download Cigar Boss for free, find it in the app store, or visit cigarbossapp.com.

Tobacconist University

     Proper maintence extends the life of your cigar lighter.
     TU Tip #601:When purging a lighter, use the back end of a wooden matchstick to press the butane valve. The match is hard enough to do the job and soft enough to not damage the valve.
(The XIKAR MTX Multi-tool works like a charm as well!)

 

 If you know someone who represents XIKAR Nation with a passion for the brand, love for the lifestyle and appreciation of quality, 
submit a nomination!
XIKAR at IPCPR
   The end of July held the annual IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. XIKAR proudly debuted several innovative and elegant accessories that are essential to your collection!
   Keep an eager eye out for these products at your local tobacconist, or check out the XIKAR Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for exclusive features and information on our new innovations!

Allume Voted Accessory of the Year!

The people have spoken! Consumers voted the XIKAR Allume lighter as Cigar Journal's 2014 Accessory of the Year! XIKAR is honored to receive this award and introduce a lighter deemed "Accessory of the Year" for the 2nd year in a row! 

 

XIKAR FOR LIFE!

XIKAR Product Reviews



Allume
by Stick Review

Watch the Review


Enigma II
by Should I Smoke This?

Watch the Review

 


Scribe Pipe Lighter
by Stick Review


Watch the Review

 


 

Facebook Allume Caption Contest

    Create a caption or tagline for the above image of the Allume lighter!
July 25-August 1, 8 single flame Allume lighters will be given away to the best caption entries that are left in the comments section of this photo on the XIKAR Facebook Page. There are still 2 more days and 2 more Allume lighters to be given away before this contest is over! Go "Like" the XIKAR Facebook page for contest rules and to submit your caption!

Current Winning Entries:

"Heat Matters. Size Doesn't."      -Casey K.
 
"And for your third and final wish?"     -Dave K.
 
"Getting a good burn at the beach never looked so good."          -Jim D.
 
"Making single look good."          -Shane U.

"Stylish for her. Hot for him."                -Jeff M.

"Also available outside of your fantasies."                             Doug W.

 


Golf Photo Contest

    Congratulations to Michael H. for winning the July Golf Photo Contest. His XIKAR themed golf photo has won him a windproof X EX lighter and XIKAR golf tees to use out on the course! 

Congratulations to our July Social Media Contest Winners!

  • Micael Taylor
  • David Pattee
  • Jeff Ketcham
  • Casey Karl
  • Dave Kay
  • Jim Dufault
  • Shane Uttenhove
  • Jeff McDowell
  • Doug Wright
Look to XIKAR's Facebook and Twitter pages for weekly contests and giveaways! Winners receive free XIKAR products and swag. You could be next!
Be a part of XIKAR Nation! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to see daily updates of events, pictures and even weekly contests to win XIKAR swag! 


       

 
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