As a personal rule, I’m generally against using excessive capitalization to express emotion, however, I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT TODAY’S LIVING SOCIAL DEAL FOR AKRON!
Ok, that’s enough of that.
Now that I have that out of my system, here is the information on the deal:
For $10, you get a $50 at Vistaprint.com for custom invitations, business cards, photo books and so much more. That’s 80% savings! Since I am planning a baby shower for one of my best friends this summer, I was instantly interested. Invitations are not cheap. Here is the link to the deal: http://www.livingsocial.com/deals/289848?rpi=51504294&ref=personalized-link-box-51504294&rui=34508046
I’m not one to impulsively buy Living Social deals or Groupons; I first do research on if it really is a “deal”. In order for me to buy this deal, I needed these invitations to be 1) cute/modern/not ugly, and 2) not outrageously expensive. So, I looked on Vistaprint.com to get the low-down the site’s invitation selection. My conclusion: Wow, it’s huge! And their invitations are really cool. I was very impressed. Even better: they are very well priced. I quickly compared the price of a 1st birthday party invitation on Shutterfly to the ones on Vistaprint.com. I used invitations in the middle of the price ranges for both sites (i.e., not the least expensive, but not the most expensive). For 50 invitations, Shutterfly cost $66 ($1.32 per card); on Vista, 50 invitations cost $32.45 (just under $0.65 per card).
I didn’t compare prices for photo books, so if that’s what you’re interested in, I suggest doing a little pricing on those before you buy the deal.
This seriously made my lunch hour complete.