Delivering Mail, The Old Fashioned Way

LeGunflint Mail RuntterStream is delighted to be a sponsor in this years Gunflint Mail Run (www.gunflintmail.com). The Gunflint Mail Run is a sled dog race taking place in Cook County Minnesota this weekend, celebrating the old way of delivering mail and supplies.

As a printing and mailing company, we’re glad for the more modern ways of getting mail from place to place, but it sure is fun to look back at yesteryear and see how things used to be.  Take a moment to check out the Gunflint Mail Run website, they have some beautiful pictures of dog sled teams working through the snow as well as some history of dog sledding in Minnesota.

You can also participate in their fund raising efforts and bid on some $75 LetterStream coupons, which might not be bid up as high as warm winter cabins, crampons and various other cold-weather items. The coupons can be used for USPS First-class mail, postcards, Certified Mail, FedEx overnight letters or any other services that LetterStream offers.

 

Time Is Running Out To Give Stars And Get Starbucks!

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The Stars for Starbucks promotion is nearing its end, so if you haven’t taken a moment to give us 5-stars and a glowing review, now is the time!

We’ve enjoyed receiving and reading the positive feedback and encouraging comments. We’ve liked it so much, in fact, that we’ve upped our Starbucks gift card giveaway amount to $10!

Here’s what one customer, Andrew Flusche, had to say (keep his name handy if you get a traffic ticket in Virginia):

I use LetterStream to fulfill a variety of printing & mailing needs for my law firm. They do an excellent job from start to finish.

Here’s what really got me hooked on them: When I called with questions before I was even a client, they happily gave me some credits to play around with. I sent a test letter from their system, expecting to see it in the mail in a few days. I was amazed when they emailed me a picture of the letter before mailing it! Super cool way to WOW a new customer. 🙂

We’ll be anxiously awaiting YOUR positive feedback, and then promptly sending you your Starbucks gift card. It will arrive in a professional looking mailing that we’ve created, taking advantage of our own color specials for the month.

So in addition to getting coffee on us, you’ll also get to see how nice our Color Express Letter product looks when you see it in the mail. (**Oh, by the way, there are only 6 days remaining in our Color Specials as well**).

In case you want to create full-color letters like the one shown above, here’s how we did it… we simply loaded our logo into our Remembered Items (under My Account) to use as the return address on the #10 envelope. The letter was also saved as a color document in Remembered Items. Each time someone sends their positive review, we simply add their name and address to our private online address book, and in a couple of clicks the mailing is ready to go (except for the Starbucks gift card, which we lovingly attach by hand with those sticky things credit card companies use). Anyway, the process only takes a minute or two.

Keep those 5-star comments coming, and we’ll keep the Starbucks cards flying out the door!

Remember this is for current customers. We are looking for reviews based on your prior positive experiences.

Give Stars – Get Starbucks

starbucks logoWhile we’d love to take you out for a cup of coffee and get some feedback on how we’re doing, we realize this might get a little impractical.

However, we have devised a way to buy you a cup of coffee for your feedback. It’s not quite the same as a sit down chat, but please know we will value it as much as a face-to-face meeting. Here’s how it works….

1. Go to your favorite business review site (Google+, Insider Pages, or another of your choice).

2. Give us a 5-star rating (if for whatever reason you can’t give us 5-stars, contact us immediately, and we’ll make it right).

3. Add some glowing comments.

4. Send us a message via our Contact page with a link to your review and your mailing address.

5. We will send you a thank you letter and a $5.00 Starbucks gift card*.

If you ever feel like you aren’t getting stellar service from LetterStream, simply call us and ask to talk to the President. He will always take the time to speak with you and work to improve our service.

*Limited to current customers only, one card per customer. Offer ends Sept. 30, 2013.

Baja 500 Update – Class 11 Car #1162 – "PepeAzul"

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Wow, time flies (as did PepeAzul, the class 11 VW we sponsored running in the Baja 500); I didn’t have time to get a post out telling you I decided to join Chris, Greg and the rest of the PepeAzul team on their journey to Ensenada Mexico for the 45th running of the Baja 500.

Running the Baja is an amazing experience, especially if you like adventuring outside the US, in a 40+ year old car with a 62 horsepower motor with no windows or A/C, traveling on roads that most people wouldn’t dare travel on even in a 4-wheel drive truck.

Turns out we had a top notch team and were surprised to discover that two of our team members were retired USPS employees, go figure!  That meant we were prepared for rain or snow or high water and were determined to get there on time.

The entire event was a rush of excitement from the safety inspection (which was basically a huge parade and photo opportunity for the cars and team) to the race, to retrieving the car which was stuck near the top of a 1500 ft jagged rock hill.

I rode along side Chris from mile marker 95 to 230, bouncing, bumping through 135 miles of the rugged Baja Peninsula.

PepeAzul finally decided he could go no further at mile marker 255, slightly past the half way point.

I’m sure, due to the speed we were traveling, few could make out the LetterStream logo positioned on the hood of Pepe, but we do have operators standing by to pick up all those new customers who were exposed.

Social Media Promotion Winners!

*Image: FreeDigital Photos.net

Thanks to all who participated in our social media promotion for $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

We had four winners, one for each platform that we launched:

Facebook: Justin A.
TwitterKayza H.
Google+Christal W.
LinkedInJessica I.

Thanks again to all who entered! Keep following us for more fun contests. And if you haven’t explored our website, please check us out… especially if you send First-Class or Certified Mail.

LetterStream Does What?

LettersFor all you new followers on social media, here’s a quick update on who we are and what we do…

LetterStream is a printing and mailing company. Whether you need to send a single letter or one hundred thousand, LetterStream has a quick and easy solution.

Most of the time our customers create their entire mailing in less than 2 minutes on our website.

So, if you’re not a fan of licking your own envelopes or have had one too many all-night mail stuffing parties, you owe it to yourself to give us a call or explore our website to learn more. I’m sure we can help!

Want to give us a try? Use the following promotion code to get up to $20 off your first order. Hurry, the code is only good for 10 more days! (First order needs to be placed by Oct 31, 2012 or credit disappears)

*Promo code: 10daypromo

$100 in Starbucks Gift Cards

Starbucks Gift CardConnect with us on social media for a chance to win up to $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

We are giving away one $25 Starbucks gift card on each of our social media sites… Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

Each of the following gives you one entry for a $25 gift card:

1)  Like us on Facebook

2)  Follow us on Google+

3)  Follow us on Twitter

4)  Follow us on LinkedIn

* Giveaway ends 9/6/12 at noon MST. Open to U.S. residents only.

* You are eligible to win across all platforms, giving you a chance to win up to $100 in Starbucks gift cards!

That’s all there is to it. The winner(s) will be picked on 9/6/12 and will be notified within 48 hours. Good luck!

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* Here are the links to our social media sites… we look forward to connecting with you!

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