Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Digital Room Printing Review & Giveaway, US, 18 years +

** This Giveaway is now closed **

Our Winner is: MissyKade of:
Lucas's Journey w/ Sensory Processing Disorder
http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
She is following me on Twitter!
"If I were to WIN I will be using these cards for a SPD fundraiser
going on in October" - I can't think of a better use for these cards!



Get Your Message Across!

A business card is your calling card, your way of reminding people who you are and a way for people  to know you are interested in them and want to stay in touch.  You value their friendship and/or business.

There are many different types of cards for different people.  It can be used for business purposes as we all know, but there are other ways they can be used.

Business networking:
I am a consultant with Usborne Books and I meet so many people in my daily activities.  The other day I met a gal at Target who was interested in couponing and wanted information about blogs that talked about saving money and maintaining a planet friendly home.  I told her about the blogs that I had seen - and even though my business card was for Usborne I gave it to her so she could contact me for the web addresses for those sites.  Now, when I gave her my card - what information did she get?  My contact information, my website address, and she also knows that I do homeshows, bookfairs, and that Usborne Books is currently hiring nationwide.  I don't know if she will ever contact me, but she has my information and if she ever needs a gift, has a baby or needs a job she has my card!

Now, that is the basic way of using business cards, but what if you don't have a home business or aren't a professional who needs a business card for work?  How can YOU use them?

Mommy Cards
Schedule playdates, share phone numbers, hand out your business cards to people you meet when you are out running errands or toting kids around to classes.  What is on your card:

Katie P
Mommy's Cell #     
Daddy's Cell #     
Email Address
Katie's Address and/or Allergy info

Fundraising Ideas:
School Band, Relay 4 Life, Church fundraising, etc.  What could be on your card:

Relay for Life
Date of event you are in
Help Katie Raise $1000
RelayForLife.org

Teacher's Cards:
Use cards to encourage communication with parents through phone or email.  Pass them out during Open House, Parent-Teacher Nights, events, or give them to the students with a note that needs to be signed by parents that the student has given it to their parents.  This way parents always have a way to reach you throughout the year.

Another way for teachers to use them:
·         Awards - "____________ had a "Straight A" Day!"
·         Communication Requests:   "Please call me to discuss ways to help _____with his spelling".
·         Reminders - "Tomorrow is Show and Tell Day!"
*** Note: remember your cards are a form of communication.  Please carefully consider using only your school phone or email for safety and to ensure you aren't getting calls at all hours of the night.

Teens and Kids:
Kids can share their contact information with their friends - email, my space, face book info and more!  Add them to their bookbag to identify in case they lose it too.

Medical needs:
Keep a card in your bag with allergy information, does your child have an allergy to peanuts? Be sure to give to friends, teacher, school, summer camp, anyone who will have responsibility of your child needs to know this information.  And if there is an emergency of any kind, emergency personnel will find your card and can administer proper care.

I'm sure there are so many other ways to use business cards other than just for business, be sure to share them with all of us!



"Online Printing w/ a Human Touch"
DigitalRoom.com is offering 1 lucky person a FREE set of 500 high quality business cards!  You have the option of using them for business, to advertise your blog, as a mommy card, teacher card or whatever you'd like to use them for! 

I went on their site and played around some by designing my own card to advertise my Usborne Books business tonight.  I found their design system very easy to use and I really liked the way I could add my own pictures, change the text to what I wanted including changing the color. You can save the design, download a proof copy so you know exactly what you are getting.

I thought their prices were very reasonable - $27.15 for 250 cards.  I designed my cards in color front/back on 14 pt glossy cardstock, but you also have the choice of matte or recycled cardstock. There is the option of 3, 2 or 1 business day for production.  3 days was FREE, and there is a small additional charge for 2 or 1 day production.

I wish I could show you what my cards looked like but I couldn't figure out how to cut and paste the image on here.  But you can go to their website to play around and design your own.

Giveaway Details:
500 high quality Premium Business Cards from DigitalRoom.com
2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)
14 pt gloss cardstock, 14 pt matte cardstock or 13 pt recycled uncoated cardstock
Full Color Both Sides
Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above


Giveaway Entries:
Mandatory:  
Go to DigitalRoom.com and tell me what kind of card would you design?  A business card a mommy card, or a card for your blog?


Extra Entries:  1 comment for each entry please  (3 entries = 3 comments)
**Please leave your email on all posts so I have a way of contacting you if you are the winner.  Thanks!


1 entry:   Follow me on Twitter   
1 entry:   Follow me on Facebookleave a comment that you are entering this giveaway w/ your name/blog info
1 entry:   Tweet: @familyliteracy  "I am trying to WIN 500 high quality business cards from http://www.digitalroom.com/"
1 entry:   Follow me publicly on Google Friend Connect.
1 entry:   Follow me on Networked Blogs
10 entries:  Enter my other contest:  Giving N Sharing and do the following: 


·      *Enter the contest for $50 in FREE Usborne Books (drawing is through the end of the month and starts over 8/1)
     * Tell me how many books are in the Very First Reading series and request the FREE article on teaching kids to read with activities & tips.  (Read the newsletter for instructions on HOW to do these 2 items)


Well, that gives you LOTS of entries!  This contest ends on August 8th at Midnight CST.  This review is my own and all ideas above are my own. The winner will be contacted by email and I will forward your email to the company so you can discuss how you would like your cards designed and where they are to be mailed to.


   

70 comments:

  1. I’m already following you, but wanted to stop and say hi on this Welcome Wednesday!

    My latest inspirational postings include “8 Tips for Successful Living,” “Celebrate,” “Springtime Beauty,” “The Power,” “The Triumphant Heart,” and “Pure Love.”

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am now following you on FB and Twitter. I've gone to http://www.digitalroom.com/ and since I already have a business card design I'd use that but I am in major need of cards so I hope I win.
    Trina O'Boyle
    www.oboyorganic.com

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  3. I would do a card with my daughter's COTA site - it is a fundraising site since she had a liver transplant. www.cotaforsavannaha.com

    Thanks for this fab giveaway!

    Ana
    floridafrugalfamily(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I would do a card for my blog, and I would design it from scratch using my logo.
    mommyfreetime at gmail dot com

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  5. following you on twitter
    mommyfreetime at gmail dot com

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  6. following you with gfc
    mommyfreetime at gmail dot com

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  7. This would be a business card for my hubby.
    showmemama at ymail dot com

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  8. Follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect

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  9. I would do an updated card for my blog, the current cards that I have still show my old design. I like some of their options in the Idea Gallery, but I'm sure I would design my own (or actually have a good friend do it) so that they would match. Thanks!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you with GFC.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  11. I follow you on Twitter as @contestaddict.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  12. Tweet! https://twitter.com/contestaddict/status/20041046450

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  13. Hello,
    I would love to design a card for my blog to give to people who always say Wow how did u say so much money when im in the store using coupons!

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  14. I am a new twitter follower
    @couponqueenbee

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  15. i liked you on facebook
    Liz Bee

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  16. I'd probably do a mommy card including my blog on there
    jennifer.lebeda@yahoo.com

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  17. I like the bras and panties card

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  18. i like the blake lacey one over pink strips. but think I would probably customize it.

    Phoenixpeacock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/mlanest/status/20220485201

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  20. I would design a card for my new blog http://goodgesundheit.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hello! I'm Tina from Savings Corner and I am also new to Bloggy Moms. I am a new follower and would love for you to check out my site too! Thanks!
    http://www.savingscorner.org/

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  22. I would definitely get the business networking cards. I"m actually looking for some now.

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  23. I AM STARTING MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS AND WOULD USE THE CARDS TO HELP JUMP START MY BUSINESS!

    NIKKIMCFADDENPHOTO@GMAIL.COM

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  24. I need mommy cards with school starting!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com
    mommyminded@gmail.com
    Win a $25 Target GC!

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  25. I am your newest GFC follower!
    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com
    mommyminded@gmail.com
    Win a $25 Target GC!

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  26. I would design a card for an etsy shop I've been wanting to open... I'd probably pick the Decorative Green Business Card Template 1 because I like it :)

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  27. DEFIANTLY WOULD DESIGN CARDS FOR MY BLOG kytah00@yahoo.com

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  28. FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER USER NAME "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  29. TWEET http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/20517048960 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  30. FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  31. FOLLOWING YOU ON NETWORKED BLOGS facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  32. LIKED LITERACY ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN & POSTED COMMENT AS VERIFIED @ THE FOLLOWING LINK http://www.facebook.com/FamilyLiteracy?v=info#!/FamilyLiteracy?v=wall&story_fbid=137582336279695&ref=mf kytah00@yahoo.com

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  33. I would design a card for my blog: http://www.myfavedeals.com

    Thanks for the entry!
    theresacolleen@gmail.com

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  34. Hi! I would design a card for my blog: http://www.mamaknowsitall.com

    Thank you! Brandi
    mamaknowsitall@hotmail.com

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  35. If I were to win this I would get cards for a SPD Fundraiser that will be going on in October.


    Also,
    Thank you so much for linking up to SSS!
    We loved having you visit!
    I am now a proud member of your blog.

    Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

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  36. Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

    Tweeted : )

    http://twitter.com/lucasjourneyspd/status/20604755557

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  37. Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

    Follow you on twitter : )

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  38. Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

    Follow you on facebook and left a message: )

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  39. Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

    Follow you through GFC : )

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  40. Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com

    follow you on network blogs : )

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  41. i would build my own for my blog(s)

    lesajm @gmail.com

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  42. Would love to win this for business cards!

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  43. I follow you on Twitter
    @lilaccitymomma

    nickandhanan at hotmail dot com

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  44. I like you on FB

    nickandhanan at hotmail dot com

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  45. I am already a follower via google.

    nickandhanan at hotmail dot com

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  46. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/lilaccitymomma/statuses/20649975632

    nickandhanan at hotmail dot com

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  47. I need new blog cards! Perfect!

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  48. Following on twitter as @Angiejustangie

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  49. Following on google. Found you on MBC!

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  50. I would make blog cards since I don't have any yet
    heather at actingbalanced dot com

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  51. I would use them for PTA reminders.

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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  52. I'd make a card for my blog!

    leilani(at)thecakeathomemom(dot)com

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  53. I follow you on twitter: @cakeathomemom
    leilani(at)thecakeathomemom(dot)com

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  54. I follow you on FB and left a comment: Leilani Parquer

    leilani(at)thecakeathomemom(dot)com

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  55. I follow your blog: leilani(at)thecakeathomemom(dot)com

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  56. I follow you on networked blogs

    leilani(at)thecakeathomemom(dot)com

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  57. I would design a card for my blog! mysteryshoppingteacher at yahoo dot com

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  58. Following you on networked blogs

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  59. I would go with a rectangular business card for my blog. angiewith3 at live dot com

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  60. already following you on twitter as @angiewith3
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  61. I'm now following your blog via gfc. angiewith3 at live dot com

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  62. now following on networked blogs
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  63. OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you! These will be perfect for a fundraiser that we are participating in in October. You are amazing for hosting this giveaway and even more amazing for chosing me : )

    Thank you so much again,
    Debbie

    Lucas's Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder
    lucasjourneyspd@gmail.com
    http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/

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