Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bites Has Stuff

So in my mad dash last month to try and get business cards together through someone legit instead of ghetto-styling it, I signed up with VistaPrint and I ended up getting blasted with all their promo emails as a result. Well one of those emails ended up being a promo to get a bunch of free stuff so I figured what the hell. I'll try it out. I didn't want business cards now since I only use them at BEA but I wanted to try out some of their other products and see what the quality was like.

For designs I ended up purchasing the two kits that Danny used to create my current blog theme and I started slapping stuff together. Here's what I came up with (click to enlarge the images).

Magnets (25 free)


A Pen


Postcards (100 free, the prints have Bites and website info on them)


A Notepad (my favorite of the bunch)


Address Labels (140 free, privy stuff removed for obvious reasons)


Not including the cost of the kits, I spent $23 and change, including shipping costs. According to the website, I saved over $83. VistaPrint tends to get you on shipping costs which, I guess, is how they can offer stuff at such reduced cost. But for this all I paid was shipping and upload costs. The costs of the kit came out to be $10 and change. Not too bad. I planned on throwing some stuff into packages when I mail them, for bookmarks or whatever. And I tend to write little notes when I ship books. Now I have my own note pad!

The stuff should come in either tomorrow or Thursday. I'll give an update when I can evaluate the quality of my stuff.

14 comments:

Melanie said...

These look awesome, and that sounds like it was a great deal! Looking forward to hearing what you think when the stuff arrives. I was thinking about getting some custom stuff to stick in my contest prize packages, too, so might be a good place for me to look.

Catherine said...

Let me know the quality of the business cards especially. I was going to get some for CCTWriters so that when people ask me about the group, I can stop hand-writing the information. Not to mention cards are nifty, and make me feel important.

Zia said...

I really like those especially the notepad.

Kate said...

Those are fabulous!

StephTheBookworm said...

Really, really nice!

Helen's Book Blog said...

So.totally.cool. I especially like the notepad and return address labels. I just designed a business card and am happy with it (though I spaced and forgot to put my email on it, duh). Maybe I'll try VistaPrint for notepads

Life After Jane said...

I ordered some business cards through them and they came in TODAY (said it would be forever- 4 days) and they are beautiful. No complaints. I think you'll be pleased.

Wrighty said...

So cool!! I love the designs you put together too! They look terrific and I hope you like them when they arrive. I need to order some cards for my son's new business so I look forward to your update. Maybe I'll order them from VistaPrint now!

Natasha A. said...

Those look fantastic! I love your blog header and all of the designs on your promo stuff! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Awesome job. I really envy your theme. It's beautiful yet creepy. :)

miss cindy :) said...

cool stuff :) i like it!

Bere said...

All of these look amazing Donna! I agree with everyone else, your layout theme looks really great and unique. I have to say that out of everything my favorite thing is the Notepad! I love writing little notes and all that hehe. That was an awesome deal. =)

Donna said...

Thank you! They came in the mail today and the printing is fantastic! Not pixelated at all. Excellent quality. I'm ordering more stuff now.

Jo said...

These are beautiful. And.... I'm envious. ;) I used VistaPrint once for business-card-size magnets, and was really happy with them.

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