June 2014 Newsletter


June 26, 2014

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Kurt's Corner
"That's not XIKAR!"

So say some of the pre-launch reviews of our new lighter,
the Allume mini. It's small, it comes in an array of colors
(beyond black, silver and gunmetal). It's sleek, it's stylish,
it's... sexy!

Here at XIKAR, we take design seriously. We take our 
customers very seriously. And we try not to take ourselves
too seriously. So when the marketplace tells us small
and colorful, we set aside our Dutch austerity (Kurt) and
Austrian tech (Scott), and embrace power in a little flair of
color and precision. Imagine Italian cars and French
fashion combined.

We think you'll be impressed - as they have been in Europe, where initial consumer sales are very strong.  And just wait until you see our upcoming social media campaign - adding in a bit of the Riviera.  We think you'll say, "that's XIKAR! Olė!!"


Kurt Van Keppel

NEW Allume Lighter

    The all new Allume is a sleek, sexy and stylish single jet flame lighter. Don't let its small size fool you, this lighter has been engineered for performance, strength and dependability. 


Product Benefits
  • Small and durable body style fits comfortably in the hand and easily slides into your jacket or pants pocket
  • Single side squeeze ignition for easy lighting
  • Auto retractable lid prevents debris from damaging the jet
  • Easy view fuel window placed on the back
  • Large adjustment wheel to easily adjust flame height 
The Allume lighter will be available soon at a retailer near you! Click here for more information on this latest XIKAR innovation. Click here for a preview!

Help Protect the Premium Cigar Industry

The Food and Drug Administration is attempting to regulate the premium cigar industry. 

We only have 12days, until July 8th, to comment on the FDA's proposed regulations!

XIKAR encourages everyone who has a passion for the world of cigars to send in your comments and sign the petition to fight these regulations! Please help share this information and spread the call to action! 

It's time to tell the FDA to stay out of our humidors!



Upcoming XIKAR Events

     There are a lot of great events for you to check out and get 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:
6/26 Davidus Cigars
Gaithersburg, MD 4-6:30 p.m.
6/26 Cigars & More
Long Grove, IL 3-7 p.m.
6/27 Davidus Cigars
Ellicott City, MD 4:30-6 p.m.
6/27 Uptown's Smoke Shop
Nashville, TN 4-8 p.m.
6/28 Truly Cigars of Georgia
Marietta, GA 3-8 p.m.
7/3 Beach House Cigars
Township, NY 5-9 p.m.
7/10 Cross Street Tobacco
Baltimore, MD 4-9 p.m.
7/10 Peaceful Henry
Bluffton, SC 6-9 p.m.
7/12 Bella Casa Cigars
Jacksonville, NC 3-7 p.m.
7/12 Outlaw Cigar Company
Overland Park, KS 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
7/28 Tobacco Junction
Temple, TX 7-10 p.m.
7/31 ANDREA's
Kenosha, WI 4-7 p.m.

Testimonial of the Month

"Thank you XIKAR for upholding a true commitment to customer service.  I received my Resource Lighter via the mail today, having returned it for warranty repair.  I don't know if it's my lighter repaired or a new replacement.  It looks so good, it must be a replacement .Thank you for the prompt service and demonstrating the actions that support your warranty and customer service policies.  I wish more companies held these standards in such high regard."
                          -Gary C., Atlanta, GA


Want to share your XIKAR experience? Tell us here!

X4L Hall of Fame Inductee:
John Lomba

  XIKAR proudly announces John Lomba of San Antonio, Texas as the newest member of the XIKAR For Life Hall of Fame!
  About three years ago, a friend introduced John to XIKAR, and he has been hooked ever since. He is a member and regular customer of Finck Cigar in San Antonio, where he has been present at every XIKAR event held at that location. On numerous occasions, John has helped sell product at these events and has offered his personal testimonials and experiences to fellow XIKAR customers.
  "XIKAR products, in my opinion, are some of the best cigar products you can buy. Obviously they have to make a quality product, considering their unconditional Lifetime Warranty." said John. 
  The new inductee served 20 years in the United States Air Force, and now proudly works for the USPS. John enjoys having choices and rotating lighters from his extensive XIKAR collection. He tries to smoke as often as he can, aiming for 4 times a week with his favorite XIKAR V-Cutter.


Welcome to the
Hall of Fame, John!



 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 Product Reviews

by CigarFellas

Read the Review

by Should I Smoke This?

Watch the Review


VX V-Cut Cutter
by Halfwheel

Read the Review


Thank You!
XIKAR would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a vote for the Allume lighter as Cigar Journal's 2014 Accessory of the Year. It was an honor to be nominated and we look forward to seeing who the consumers chose when the results are announced in July.


"Play Ball" Contest Winner!

    Congratulations to Justin Box for winning the June "Play Ball" Photo Contest! Justin's picture, snapped at AT&T Park in San Fransico, has earned him a new colored Stratosphere lighter, ashtray can and a XIKAR Baseball cap!


Golf Photo Contest!

    XIKAR Nation, July is Family Golfing Month! Gather up all of your favorites, load up the cart, and hit the course! Snap a picture of your golfing adventure and send it to media@xikar.com for your chance to win a windproof EX lighter and XIKAR golf tees to use out on the course! (It never hurts to include your XIKAR in the pic. Hint, hint.)
    Photo entries are accepted now through midnight on July 22nd. The winner will be announced in next month's newsletter and featured  on our social media pages.


Congratulations to our June XIKAR Questionnaire Winners!

  • Chris Brose
  • Chase Abernathy
  • Keith Hollar
  • David Taylor
Look for new questions every Friday afternoon on XIKAR's Facebook and Twitter pages! Correct responses are entered into a drawing to win free XIKAR swag. You could be next!
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