Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Review: Vistaprint Business Cards and Magnets

When I saw that LivingSocial was offering a deal for Vistaprint ($10 for $50 worth of products) a few weeks ago, I totally jumped on it! I've been needing new business cards for my Etsy shop, among other things, so it was perfect timing for me. It's an awesome deal, even with some of the conditions attached:
"Orders must be redeemed at www.vistaprint.com/livingsocial50 • Valid for 30% off list price of all products side-wide; if purchaser spends more than $25 beyond voucher value, purchaser will receive free 14-day shipping"
Often, you can get really good deals at Vistaprint for much better prices than the ones shown through the LivingSocial link that you have to go through. For example, right now you can get 250 premium business cards for $10 shipped versus $13.99 without shipping through the link.  Overall, though, the LivingSocial deal turns out to be a lot better than the stand-alone deals if you plan on buying a lot like I did. I decided to spend $25 more than the voucher value in order to get the free shipping, so here's what I got as well as what I paid:

  • 1 free rubber stamp
  • 500 premium business cards
  • 1000 folded business cards
  • 25 business card magnets

RETAIL: $115.95 + $14.55 S/H
TOTAL: $78.72 + free S/H
WHAT I PAID: $28.72 + $10 LivingSocial offer = $38.72

Since their "free" business cards have a limited selection of designs and come with the Vistaprint logo on the back, I decided to go with the premium business cards and they are fabulous! The colors are beautiful and crisp and I especially love the folded business cards because they can double as business cards AND thank you notes. The cardstock is nice and thick without being overly rigid. I wish I could have gotten them glossy instead of matte, but that would have cost an extra $11-$12 so I decided to skip that option.

Yay for magnets! Now I can package the magnets in my Etsy shop along with these business card magnets, so they'll act as both packaging + promotional material, another win-win situation! I'll be honest, these were a little thinner than I was expecting, but the graphics are again clean and crisp and I definitely like the way that they look.

The rubber stamp was a free offer, so I decided to go with my shop name + a little thank you message that I can stamp on the back of my cards. I was a little weirded out by the fact that the rubber stamp came in two parts and I had to assemble it myself. However, it only took about three minutes for me to figure it out since it comes with a helpful pictorial + instructions, so I guess I can't complain too much, especially since it was free after all.

Shipping was a little on the slow side, since I usually receive stuff that I order online a few days before the expected day (Staples is especially good about this). This time, it really took the full 14 days from the day that I ordered them for me to receive my package, but I was in no rush to receive them, so no harm done. Other reviews have mentioned that the quality of some of the other products on Vistaprint, such as their T-shirts or pens, leave a lot to be desired, so I'll probably stick with paper products for any future orders through them. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the products that I received, and I would definitely order from Vistaprint again.

4 comments:

  1. Aw! I love the cards, they are too cute!

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    1. Thank you, I really like the deer design. It has that vintage-inspired kawaii look :)

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  2. Hey lovely blog! Look forward to ready more posts ^_^ A few months ago Groupon had a deal similar to this one and I jumped on it! It's a great way to enhance your Etsy shop and make you look more professional! I got all kinds of stuff, but my fave was probably the car door magnet! I've gotten several compliments on it from strangers and it's definitely gotten me some more direct traffic and even a few googles for my shop!

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    1. Thanks! Oh, I thought about getting the car magnet but I wasn't sure how effective it would be. I'll definitely have to get one and try it for myself on my next order now!

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