10 Weird Small Businesses That Are Fighting For A Place On Walmart's Shelves

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In January, we wrote about Walmart’s smart PR move of using a competition to try to make amends with some of its biggest critics — small business owners.

With its “Get on the shelf” contest, Walmart gave small businesses everywhere a chance to have their products sold at Walmart stores, with the winners decided by public voting.

The top three winners will have their products sold at Walmart.com and the grand prize winner will win a coveted spot in Walmart stores nationwide.

Today, Walmart announced the competition’s 10 finalists, which include t-shirts with disappearing and reappearing images, a Christian magazine for young girls and a 30-second eyeglass repair kit.

Mr. Spritz Mysterious Shirts

'Mr. Spritz Mysterious Shirts hold hidden images …when the shirt gets wet, images appear… then images disappear when the shirt dries …and then images reappear when the shirt gets wet again…in a never ending series of wet and dry entertainment. Vote for Mr. Spritz ... and don't forget to tell him what you want to appear in your mysterious shirt?'

From the company's pitch

Veterans Farm Salt

'Veterans Farm teaches disabled combat veterans farm skills to help them overcome their physical and mental barriers and get jobs. The more salt we sell, the more veterans you help. Vote to put Veterans Farm Datil Salt on Walmart shelves.'

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We The People Bracelet

'Silver Sterling beads with deeply ingrained detailed description of the Amendments to the Bill of Rights.
Practically indestructible, they are perfect for daily use. Wear one today and share your passion with other Americans. Enjoy it as a daily reminder of the Freedoms we should never loose. Use it to start a conversation, use it to explain to others the importance and value of this Magnificent Document of Freedom.'

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PlateTopper

'The PlateTopper transforms your plates into airtight food storage containers! Avoid the hassle of plastic wrap -- and enjoy the newest way to save meals, leftovers and snacks. When your food is ready to serve, simply lift the pull-tab to release the airtight seal. Dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and 100% BPA-free. Visit www.PlateTopper.com to learn more. Thank you for voting!'

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Sola-Bag Forever Carry Refrigerator

'A lunch bag that stays cold forever without batteries or electricity. It automatically regenerates off solar power and indoor lighting. Stays at a safe refrigerator temperature forever. You can take anywhere school, work beach etc.'

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Humankind Water

'Humankind Water is trying to do the impossible. We give 100% of our net profits to provide clean drinking water for some of the 1 billion of people in this world dying without it.'

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Snapit Eyeglass Repair Kit

'Revolutionary New Screw to fix your sunglasses or eyeglasses in 30 seconds.'

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SUSIE magazine

'SUSIE is a bimonthly Christian print magazine and Online Sisterhood for teen girls. We exist to lead girls into intimacy with Christ, guide them in developing healthy relationships, showcase positive entertainment choices, provide healthy role models and teach positive self-image. Visit SUSIEMag.com for more information or to subscribe.'

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Soleeze Spring Loaded Insoles

'Soleeze Spring Loaded Insoles are Shock Absorbers for your body. Built with real mechanical Springs. Simply fit them into any shoe or boot, and put comfort into your step.'

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Bios Clinical Acne System

'Adolescent and adult acne is a common problem! According to the literature, we know that it can be emotionally devastating. Our campaign is to 'Stick It' to Acne- using the Bios Clinical Emergency Acne Stick and the Bios Clinical Acne System!'

From the company's pitch

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