Monday, November 14, 2011

giveaway | stop and scrap

I am so very excited about today's giveaway!! Stop and Scrap has been my absolute favorite online scrapping store since I first discovered them a little over two years ago (you may recognize them from my Virtual Shopping posts- yes, Stop and Scrap is where I order those big boxes of supplies from!). They always stock all the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies, and I love their pre-order system that lets you reserve items in advance. The ease of having access to all my favorite brands in one place (not to mention their phenomenally awesome prices) has made shopping for my supplies so much more enjoyable. No longer do I have to pick up a few pieces of a line in one place, then hop over to another because items were out of stock- during the preorder period at Stop and Scrap items are reserved for you, then shipped as they become available. You can even place several pre-orders over the course of several days or weeks (very, very useful during the period after Summer and Winter CHA when all the new products are spilling out onto the market) and then have them held to all be shipped together once all the product arrives at their warehouse from the manufacturers.

Speaking of shipping, they ship all orders over $50 free! And if you're like me and pile up lots of preorders before having them shipped, then all of those orders will ship for a single charge (if the order is less than $50) or free if they are over the $50 mark.

Stop and Scrap also has a customer rewards program (details here) that allows customers to build up points based on purchase amounts. Those points can later be traded in for Stop and Scrap gift certificates.

Another great thing about Stop and Scrap? Their absolutely stellar customer service. Maria and Larry and truly wonderful people to work with. Every time I've emailed them with a question, Maria has always replied quickly with a personal response- not a canned "form email." It's hard to find service like that these days from any store, so I really appreciate having it where I shop for my scrapbooking supplies.

They're also great about keeping their customers informed when shipments are delayed due to circumstances beyond their control, such as product delays by the manufacturer. Stop and Scrap maintains a detailed page of pre-order statuses that gives customers a single place to check in and see the status and expected arrival time of any manufacturer's product.

Have I convinced you yet that you really should check them out? If everything I mentioned above wasn't enough, then perhaps a coupon code for 10% off any item will entice you to give them a try! Today (11/14/2011) only, you can use code BGKISS to receive 10% off any item in your order, including today's pre-release sale on Basic Grey's brand new Kissing Booth line! I'll be ordering this one myself a little later today. :)

A little birdie also told me that Stop and Scrap now also has Echo Park's new Winter Park line in stock and shipping immediately, and if you choose to use the 10% coupon on this already-discounted item, you'll receive a total of 15% off (between the discount and the coupon)!

Stop and Scrap is also taking pre-orders for the oh-so-popular Silhouette Cameo, and the 10% coupon is good on it, as well! Not only that, but they are also offering a $25 gift certificate to their shop when you pre-order a Cameo from them, making it a fantastic deal.

How would you like a chance to win a Stop and Scrap gift certificate? I've got a $25 code and three $10 certificates to give away (yes, that's four winners in all!), and entering is easy. Just hop on over to Stop and Scrap to browse their available pre-orders, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which one (besides the Cameo or Kissing Booth) is at the top of your must-have list! One comment per person, please. The winners will be announced here on the blog on Saturday (11/19) morning and must respond within three days, or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck, everyone, and happy shopping!