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Ridgefield Mom Hopes Collapse-A-Pail Invention Wins Wal-Mart Contest

Ridgefield resident Allison Brush-Stern is hoping to win the Wal-Mart "Get on the Shelf" contest with her invention "Collapse-a-Pail." Photo Credit: Contributed
A patented, packable, collapsible silicon pail that folds up quickly, stores easily and fits into all size beach bags.  Fun, functional and flexible, strong enough to hold wet sand, dry sand, water and holds a variety of toys.
A patented, packable, collapsible silicon pail that folds up quickly, stores easily and fits into all size beach bags. Fun, functional and flexible, strong enough to hold wet sand, dry sand, water and holds a variety of toys. Video Credit: larsgars54

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A Ridgefield mom is hoping her invention might be sold on Wal-Mart shelves across the country in the superstore's national contest "Get On The Shelf."

Allison Brush-Stern invented the "Collapse-a-Pail," a collapsible beach pail for easy carrying and storage.

Brush-Stern previously won $10,000 on a competition on the "Anderson Cooper" show to develop her original idea for "Collapse-a-Pail."

The public can vote once a day for Brush-Stern's invention in the Wal-Mart contest through Sept. 2.

In a YouTube pitch video , Brush-Stern said she got the idea from a collapsible cup her mother used to carry.

Each year Wal-Mart invites individuals and businesses to submit their products that they'd like the corporation to offer to their customers. The multi-stage contest includes opportunities for the public to make their voice heard through online voting and will feature finalist entrants in an original web series.

Winners will receive the opportunity to sell their product through Walmart.com and the grand champion(s) can additionally receive valuable marketing support.

Click here to vote for Brush-Stern's invention .

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