There can’t be many people who haven’t come across Moo, or at the very least, their products.

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Their innovative minicards were instant hits when they launched in 2004 and I have lost count of the number I’ve been given by food, photography and travel friends. The draw, as well as the cute miniature format, is the option to have a different image on the back of every single one of a hundred cards! Of course, if you only have a handful of images you want to use, you can have multiples of each one instead.

Of course, you can have a single image (or text) on all of them. But this ability to change it up within one pack of cards is what differentiates Moo from their competitors in the online print services sector. They also offer regular sized business cards, postcards and greetings cards, and even stickers which I’ve seen used to great effect in decorating a friend’s laptop case.

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But I’ve never ordered Moo cards before, even though I’ve loved them for many years. In some things, I’m a bit of a cheapskate, and certainly the first few times I looked the cost for 50 Moo cards was about what I paid for several hundred standard sized cards (albeit every one identical).

Lately, I’ve had some issues with colour fidelity using other providers, and their prices are no longer as cheap as they once were. So I’ve been looking again at Moo, especially after Pete had some lovely minicards for his blog, last year.

And then I won a blog competition which gave me a choice between Moo standard and minicards as my prize. It took me a few months to place my order, as I had ordered regular cards elsewhere only a few weeks beforehand.

But during a quiet couple of days in January, I jiggled my blog logo around to work within the minicard format, pored through my photo drive for suitable images, and then spent an inordinate amount of time resizing, cropping and fading my chosen images so they made suitable backgrounds for my contact data. Of course, in my zealous search for images, I ended up with nearly 200 and had quite a time narrowing it down! (Just between you and me, the geek in me really enjoyed the whole process).

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My cards have arrived, and I’m absolutely thrilled with the results – excellent rendition of colour, beautiful sharp printing, accurate cropping and a handy box to store them in. I really couldn’t be happier and I can’t wait to start handing these out, though it’ll be hard to decide which of the 100 designs to give to each person. Perhaps I’ll let the recipients choose for themselves!

 

COMPETITION

Moo have given me three prizes for readers of Kavey Eats.

Each prize is for 50 standard business cards or 100 minicards and includes free delivery.

Best of all, the prize is open to non UK readers too!

 

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, letting me know why you want to win this prize.

Entry 2 – Twitter
Follow @Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter!
Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win Moo business or mini cards from Kavey Eats and @overheardatmoo! #KaveyEatsMooCards
You don’t need to leave a blog comment about your tweet.

Entry 3 – Facebook

Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

 

RULES & DETAILS

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Saturday 2nd March 2013.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize for each of three winners is a set of 50 standard or 100 minicards from Moo, with free delivery included.
  • The prizes cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prizes are offered and provided by Moo Print Limited.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You do not have to enter all three ways for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

 

Kavey Eats received complimentary minicards from Moo Print Limited.

  36 Responses to “Mini Moos: A Review and Competition”

  1. your cards look bloody excellent Kavey!… totally selfishly i’ve just run out of my moo mini cards so i’d love to win this prize!

  2. I already like you… as a human and as a facebook ;0)

  3. I’d like smaller ones so they take up less space in my wallet, need to update some details and these look much classier!

  4. I got my cards done by Moo and they’re great – they’re tiny too so it’s easy to keep a few in your pocket or bag when you go to events – your cards look great!

  5. I’d love to win some Moo cards because I am down to my last 4 and I LOVE them too!

  6. Gorgeous cards!! Next time we meet you need to pass me one for me to add to our NuffnangX blogger hall of fame in our office :)

  7. I think I’d just like to win these because they are awesome :)

  8. Would love to win some Moo Cards – the few I have left need replacing soon too as I’m reverting to my maiden name!

  9. I’m already liking you on FB too – as Sarah Twinn. :-)

  10. I’m really glad you liked the result and the process! I was wondering in the end what you would think. I’ve certainly been a huge fan of them, since I like being able to differentiate my personal from my business life. Can’t wait to see them in person

  11. I’d like to win because I keep meaning to get Blog cards printed and never get around to it – this might kick me up the backside!

  12. I have liked you on FB as “Gill Bland”

  13. OOh like you I have looked at Moo for ages, but I just haven’t got the designing act together… If I win this who knows I might get to grips with redesigning the GreedyPiglet logo :)

  14. I like you on Facebook as Lynne Clark

  15. They look brilliant been thinking of getting some for ages. I do like the mini ones best.

  16. I have liked you on Facebook as Julia Mist. I would love to try Moo cards as I have heard a lot about them and they sound to be just what I am looking for. Also, as I live in France, it is also brilliant that this comp is open to people outside the UK.

  17. I’d love to win these, it would help me get my blog out there a little more. x

  18. My husband hasn’t got any business cards for his blog, so I decided to get him some for Christmas. I paid a local graphic desinger to design a card for him, asking them to use an image from his blog, then bought a pack of blank “print it yourself” cards. The image I received was in a format that was incompatible with any standard software like Word or Publisher and in an odd size that didn’t fit a standard business card. Trying to resize it meant making the whole thing narrower and distorting the wording. Then to cap it all I discovered that the image they had used was NOT from his blog at all, it was just lifted from a website found on a Google search so if I’d managed to print the cards and he’d used them, it would be a breach of copyright.

    So his Christmas present was useless and he still hasn’t got any business cards. I couldreally do with winning some of these for him!

    • I’d better withdraw my entry – my husband saw my own mini moo cards and liked them so much he ordered some so now he doesn’t need any!

  19. I’m already a fan of your Facebook page- Jane Willis

  20. These cards are just adorable! It must have taken you ages to choose the photos :)

  21. Oh I love the cards, I remember Jacqueline of Tinned Tomato getting them and being envious then, here they are again _ I am still envious, and would love some.

  22. Following you on twitter

  23. I so want these cards Kavey. I’ve fallen in love with yours and I’m now desperate to get some of my own. Really like the way you’ve used your images as backgrounds, the images are still clear, yet you can easily read your contact details. You’ve done a great job.

  24. Already a fan of your page on Facebook – Choclette Cacao

  25. I would love to get some mini moo cards for my nyssapod blog so that I can exchange cards with other bloggers

  26. I liked your facebook page a long time ago – Ruthy Williams

  27. Ooh, I love the cards…would be great to have some for my blog :-)

  28. Have tweeted and liked you on FB :-)

  29. Hello please can I enter too? I’ve already liked your FB page too, merci beaucoup! S x

  30. Liked you on Facebook as shaheen allotment kitchen

  31. I would absolutely love to win a set of cards. Yours look absolutely brilliant and I love the fact thatyo can personalise each one with a different photo.

  32. I have liked your Facebook page – Charlotte Pike

  33. This is not for competition, but might have some done for me. Will talk to you when I see you next :-)

  34. […] I was thrilled to be able to share my favourite food photographs on the back of my new Moo mini blog cards. […]

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