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Pampered Chef: Booths Vista order not here

  1. Kelly8

    Kelly8 Advanced Member

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    okay, so i ordered some stuff that i need for my booth tonight from vista. i need 150 "blue" giveaways. i made blue coupons postcard. problem is the products haven't arrived yet! i ordered them on the 8th and did the 21 day shipping because after reading all the posts on this site, i thought it would be here early. I can't even track it! the last it was updated was yesterday morning at 4:00 in the morning. I called fedex and gave them the tracking number but they said that it isn't a legit tracking number!:grumpy: so i need to find a giveaway for 150 people that isn't going to break the bank. oh, and i'm at work, so i don't have a whole lot of time to go shopping. i do have a prep hour in one hour that i can run to meijers but that's it. i did bring paper and my stamp so i can attach a coupon to something blue (don't want to hand out anything without some kind of incentive to get them back to me). I thought about blue suckers if they have them in bulk. any ideas?
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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  2. Kelly8

    Kelly8 Advanced Member

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    bumping...
     
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  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Not sure what you can find all blue... This time of year, you can check the Easter aisle and see if they have a package of blue eggs.... Sorry it didn't work out with your order!
     
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  4. Kelly8

    Kelly8 Advanced Member

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    Thanks, but i just went to meijer and they had blue m $ ms in the bulk aisle for only .99 a pound (usually $4.99!). i still would've rather had my coupons!
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    No great ideas - but I'm so sorry about your order. I've never had a Vistaprint order take more than a week!
     
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  6. Kelly8

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    Well, after i wiped out meijers of their blue m & ms, i called vista print because i had an extra minute and they said that fed ex delivered my prod to my local post office. so i called them and indeed my products were there so they are going to hold them for me so I can pick them up at lunch. now what to do with 6 lbs of m & ms?!
     
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    return them! ;)
     
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  8. straitfan

    straitfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Evidentally the theme of the show is "blue" why don't you make a display with your trifle bowl filled with the blue M&M's?
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    That's a great idea!
     
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  10. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Most places won't let you return a food item. :(

    My kids would have to say... Duh, eat them! LOL :D
     
  11. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I return stuff to the grocery store--they accept returns.. I'd return them.
     
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  12. straitfan

    straitfan Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Different states must have different laws on this. We can't return food items, even unopened cans! I often cook for large groups and end up with large cans that I didn't use, and I can't take them back! :(
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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  13. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    We can return anything here. I've seen people returning milk and one time I returned chicken because it went slimy and bad the next day and the date was for another whole week (and my fridge was working properly). I also bought a brownie mix once and the inside bag wasn't sealed and the mix was all over the box. They refunded me.
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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  14. heather223

    heather223 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I like the filling the Trifle Bowl with them idea! Or put them out for people to eat- it will bring them into your booth.
     
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  15. Aunticooks

    Aunticooks Member Gold Member

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    You could put them in the trifle bowl and have people guess how many or how many pounds to win a prize. ie free cooking show!
     
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  16. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Great idea, BUT '''eeewwwww!!":yuck: All those grimy hands digging through the bowl of open M&Ms. I'd maybe display them but have the lid on or put some flowers in the M&Ms (have a vase hidden in the center, and somewhite flowers with blue M&Ms. I don't know- something that people would keep their yucky hands out of them, and then just put them in a ziploc baggie and eat them later (can you freeze M&Ms?? I know you can chocolate, but not sure about MMs)
     
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  17. jenniwest04

    jenniwest04 Member

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    Well, I freeze M&M cookies and they turn out okay when thawed...never did a package of them, though, LOL.
     
    Mar 26, 2009
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