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Get Ready for the Super Bowl With a Pet Rock

Some enterprising kids in Tinton Falls have found a niche for their hand crafted Giants gear.

Our pal TJ Brustowicz, whose runs all the outdoor movies we enjoy in the area each summer, sent Patch a tip that sales have been heating up for pet rocks with the Giants emblem painted on top in a certain neighborhood.

He tells us his kids -- Jack and Abby -- have been settting up shop in front of their house over the last few weekends to sell their decorated rocks and business, he tell us, has been brisk.

Brustowicz writes in an e-mail:  "They had made up signs, and as cars drove by they were yelling out 'Pet rocks for sale, 25 cents a pet rock!'  I cracked up and let them roll with their little venture.  After about an hour out there they had made 5 bucks.  They set up shop again the next weekend, and raised their prices.  The last couple of weeks they were selling hot chocolate, too.  Over the last four weekends they have made close to a $100!  Rocks decorated with the NY Giants logo have been big sellers, to say the least."

We hear they'll back out on Riverdale Avenue West this weekend if you need any last minute Giants souveniers.

Rob P February 04, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Um, how do I get there?
Susan Danza Popok February 04, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Great job, kids! I'll be taking a ride over this weekend!
Paul Brustowicz February 04, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Thanks to the internet, grandma and grandpa traveling in NC can read all about it. Grandpa is the wholesaler for the rocks which the Abby and Jack collect at his house. In fact we will be delivering two painted rocks to customers in FL. I love my enterprising grandchildren.
Tj Brustowicz February 06, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Those lucky Giants rocks paid off! Thanks Patch for the write-up. Several folks who stopped by to get a pet rock and some hot chocolate mentioned seeing this article. Thanks for supporting the kids and their little entrepreneurial venture!
Amy Byrnes February 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM
As the mother of someone who has sat outside our house trying to sell painted shells, I saw the need to help out some fellow entrepreneurs! I encourage others to share what's going on outside their house or in their neighborhood on Patch.

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