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Magnets for Business Cards

NooraK

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I want to start handing out business card magnets to my guests. I don't have the money to purchase the Merrill ones (although it's a goal in the future). I'm not creative enough to make something on Vista that I like.

I was thinking of purchasing the sticky magnets that I can attach my current business card to.
*Office Depot has a box of 25 for $7.59 or 50 for $13.49.
*Office Max's website has 50 for $12.99 and 100 for $22.99, but I can't figure out how to find our discount (I thought there used to be an excel file)
*Staples has 50 for $15.49 and 100 for $22.99
*I can get 50 for $6.95 through Merrill, but I don't have anything else to order, and I don't want to pay $6.50 for shipping

Has anyone found them cheaper anywhere else? Or does anyone have a cool design I can recreate on Vista?
 

Ginger428

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I don't think this will help you, but I get mine already made through Merrill for 59.95 for 250 & they are beautiful. From your post ir looks like you are going to spend almost as much & then you have to make them & put them together. Just a thought.....
 

pcsharon1

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I would go ahead and give Vista a try. If all you have to pay is shipping on something you can't go wrong.
 

Liquid Sky

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Staples also has a box of 25 magnets, and with our discount, they are $3.99! So, I always get 2 boxes of the 25 magnets for $8.
 

cwinter474

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I know this won't help, but I found at our local thrift store a year or so ago, two brand new packs of 25, that look like houses that say "Service You Can Trust" on the roof and the peel and stick part was the house. Each pack only 79cents!!! They are so cool! I know I really lucked out.
 

elizabethfox

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We get a discount at office max... and a 25 pk of magnets is $3.99 after our discount. I always buy my magnets there.
 

DebbieJ

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We get a discount at office max... and a 25 pk of magnets is $3.99 after our discount. I always buy my magnets there.

I just bought the box of 100 at Office Max and they were only discounted $1.

Our Office Max discounts change all the time. The envelopes I always buy weren't discounted this time either. :grumpy:
 

wadesgirl

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I usually buy them at Office Max. Which reminds me I need to grab a couple to bring to my host tomorrow.
 

Lisa/ChefBear

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You can get these at Wal-Mart, I can't remember how much they are, but much cheaper than Staples (at least in my area).

I can't remember what I paid for them, but these are WAY cheaper than Merrill.

I make my own business cards and make them as I need them into the magnets.

HTH,

Lisa
 

cindylpal

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I just ordered 100 magnets from Vista....for around $18! Haven't gotten them yet...but they looked beautiful. I did my last batch of business cards from there about a month ago and LOVED them...I made the magnet to match. With the magnets there was also the FREE edit...which made it that much easier, give it a try!!!

Cindy
 

NooraK

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Thank you all for the great information! Maybe I'll play a bit more with Vista. I think I have some credits on there. Does anyone know if I can use my credits to pay for the shipping?

I don't think this will help you, but I get mine already made through Merrill for 59.95 for 250 & they are beautiful. From your post ir looks like you are going to spend almost as much & then you have to make them & put them together. Just a thought.....

I plan to do that as soon as I get my show schedule a bit more solid. That's why I was thinking of only 25 o 50 to start with, just so I have something to give out.
 

Ginger428

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Thank you all for the great information! Maybe I'll play a bit more with Vista. I think I have some credits on there. Does anyone know if I can use my credits to pay for the shipping?



I plan to do that as soon as I get my show schedule a bit more solid. That's why I was thinking of only 25 o 50 to start with, just so I have something to give out.


I Gotcha!!! :)
 

Melissa78

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Be forewarned...I have found Vista to be a time trap as I become addicted to designing and "playing". If you ever need a way to kill time in no time flat...log into Vista. hehe :D

There are some great biz cards & magnets on there as well that can be more tailored to your personality. Give it a try!
 

NooraK

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OK, since the baby's asleep and DH is at poker night, I had some time available to sit on Vista. I made some magnets, and decided to throw in some post cards too. What do you think? The line on the post cards doesn't actually appear, I just took a screen print when I was editing it, because it was a bigger image.
 

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cochef

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I already have the Merrill business cards and have purchased magnets on EBay from a place called "Zillions of". If you just search "magnetic business cards" there are lots of options there. One price is 225 magnets for $25.99 with free shipping. HTH
 
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