BuildASign.com – 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 BuildASign.com 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.
 



MMMile1 BuildASign.com – Product and Customer Service Review
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.)

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  • Kovas Palubinskas

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

  • Jason

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

  • Aimee

    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!

  • Julie @ Hotlegs Runner

    "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 =)

  • Karen

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

  • Jim Weatherly

    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!

  • TRI714

    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.

  • Patrick Mahoney

    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…

  • Colleen

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

    Love the signs… they look great!

  • Katie

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

  • Mrs. Adventure

    Wow those are fantastic!

  • Megan

    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!

    -Megan
    BuildASign

  • lindsay

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

  • Jen

    That's great!

  • Shannon (IronTexasMommy)

    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.

  • Lesley @ racingitoff.com

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

  • Mandy

    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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