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