– Product and Customer Service Review

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 that started like this:

Hi Jason,

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 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 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.)

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  1. Kovas Palubinskas says:

    "The road to the finish line of a marathon begins with Mile 1." ??? Waht happened to the start line? :)

  2. Jason says:

    Couldn't afford the Starting Line sign….LOL!!!!!

  3. Aimee says:

    Those mile markers are awesome!!! I was also contacted by Megan and I made some window clings that I hope to give away as soon as I get them! You're right though, she is awesome!

  4. Julie @ Hotlegs Runner says:

    "my company is letting me send out products (at no charge) to the best sites and blogs I find in the fitness genre" – hmm…so I guess she hasn't seen Kovas', Aimee's and my blog yet? Hahaha! Just kidding =)

  5. Karen says:

    What a great idea! Our running group could definitely use some signage. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jim Weatherly says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I just started it and it's a work in progress. I've enjoyed looking around your site and told my wife about it – she just completed her first three triathlons this summer, so we'll be following. Good luck with your training!

  7. TRI714 says:

    Look good J, I too was contacted but my trust issue was a little low. And I have been running a Craigslist add for a bit and got into spam hell. I did check out there site though and it was pretty thorough. Good review. Maybe i'll recontact.

  8. Patrick Mahoney says:

    Man those are sick signs. I mean like really good. I'll admit I blew it off as well but I'm going to check it out now. I occasionally need a sign or banner…

  9. Colleen says:

    I got this too and haven't come up with a good idea yet! :)

    Love the signs… they look great!

  10. Katie says:

    Awesome, I will keep them in mind for the race I am organizing!

  11. Mrs. Adventure says:

    Wow those are fantastic!

  12. Megan says:

    Wow this is really awesome, I am so glad you love the signs! Please allow any of your friends to contact me about their blogs- I'm sure I skipped over a few– there are just so many! It seems like several runners have a use for our products… how exciting!

    Happy New Years!


  13. lindsay says:

    Nice!! I still need to think of something cool – Megan has probably forgotten about me by now lol :)

  14. Jen says:

    That's great!

  15. Shannon (IronTexasMommy) says:

    These are awesome! I'm the race director for a new, all-women's sprint triathlon that we're putting on in August this year. Will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Lesley @ says:

    Awesome signs! Hope to see those signs in person someday soon as I gallop around the lake.

  17. Mandy says:

    Thanks for the great review of Megan and her Build a sign website. I just got an email from her and am excited to see what I can come up with. My picture on a bumper sticker maybe?? haha. Great Blog!

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