This blog has become a labor of love. I love coming to my blog to find out who has recently posted and then read what they have on their mind. See I am a people person and I’m about what can I do for you. So you can imagine my surprise when I got an email from Megan at BuildASign.com that started like this:
I enjoy reading about your experiences as an aspiring triathlete, it’s so inspiring.
I am really into health and fitness, so my company is letting me send out products (at no charge) to the best sites and blogs I find in the fitness genre– and Life Of An Aspiring Triathlete is definitely one of them!
With the New Yorker in me I just did not trust this. Anything like is simply is just too good to be true. So I emailed Megan back and the emails were being sent back and forth like a tennis ball between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (I’m a Nadal fan because I like his check me out flair, but Federer is the consumate professional who is always even tempered — what? This is a multi-sport lifestyle blog and tennis is a sport.)
Anyway I finally brokedown and trusted that Megan’s email was legitamite and I placed an order. Well, you know I can’t do it right the first time. That is why I love triathlon. It is about repitition and getting better. Megan emailed me and told what I needed to change and finally I got it right. What I ordered was Mile markers for Marathon Makeover participants to follow when we start our Saturday morning runs on January 22nd.
I could not fathom the idea of creating 22 separate links so I sent that to Megan and asked if I needed to create 22 of them. She emailed me back and told me that she would take care of it. I then realized I needed to make an adjustment and emailed her and she made the change and the signs were done.
She then sent me a confirmation email along with a tracking number. The package was to arrive by January 5th, but to my surprise the delivery occured prior to Christmas and the mile markers look AWESOME.
|The road to the finish line of a marathon begins with Mile 1.|
These are going to not only help the participants in finding their way around the route that I lay out but what a great marketing tool as well. They are big and bold and will certainly capture the eyes of drivers and pedestrians alike as we start down the road of a healthy lifestyle for the Marathon Makeover participants.
Let’s put this on a grading scale:
Price Points – B+ I have seen some sites that are cheaper but BuildASign.com is competitive
Products – A+ There are so many choices that I could not stop myself the first time in I went to the site
Customer Service – A+ Megan was a treat to work with and she answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner.
Overall Grade – A When the entire package is looked at BuildASign.com is a great company to work with and I would not hesitate to order from them again.
All of this being said Megan was kind enough to generate a discount code for my followers. You can go online and order stickers for your car or fridge. Get some lawn posters. Get a Banner that says in 2011 I will be an Ironman….whatever you want and you will get 10% off when you use the code SWIMBIKERUN. This code is vaild until January 31st.
(Disclaimer – I was not paid to write this review or given additional product for the coupon code. I told Megan I was going to do a review and if she would like to offer my followers a discount and she happily agreed.)