Fixed $15 Shipping Rates!

Despite the recent rate hikes by the carriers, Affordable Trophies is offering fixed rate shipping of $15 per order! Whether you order one trophy or a hundred, the shipping will be the same – $15!

Of course, there are some limitations … This flat rate is for standard ground shipments within the continental US. We can’t offer this low flat rate for orders to be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii; standard rates will apply to those locations. If an order needs items shipped to separate locations, then there is a shipping cost of $15 per location. Our “Master Trophy” will require additional shipping due to its size. That’s it – no other restrictions or limitations! For the vast majority of our customers, this flat rate shipping offers significant savings!

We implemented flat rate shipping five years ago, at $10 per shipment. Rates that UPS charges us have slowly creeped up a little each year, and this year the carriers implemented new dimensional rates that dramatically increased the cost of shipping trophies. We had absorbed the previous rate hikes, but we had no choice but to raise our standard rate with the 2015 rates being charged by the carriers. We are still absorbing most of the increase (we are seeing shipments cost us as much as double previous rates), but we had to raise our flat shipping rate to offset at least some of this increase.

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Affordable Trophies Podcast – Episode 010

Episode 010 of the Affordable Trophies Podcast has been uploaded! This blog entry will serve as the show notes for this episode.

Regina and Ryan discuss what on the website and new awards.

Things that are talked about

  • website changes
  • not a shopping cart
  • Fill out your request completely
  • Make sure the page loads before leaving
  • Check all you spelling, capitalization and puncuation
  • Make sure all changes have been made before making payment
  • New awards
  • When ordering a traveling award or an award that requires a tool. Starting December 9th though Dec 15th midnight central time, use promotion code mentioned in this podcast to receive a free tool. If ordering an item that does not require a tool, use an additional promotion code mentioned in this podcast to receive a free Gift – while supplies last.

If you have not heard from us in 24 hours

  • Check your spam filer
  • Email us to see if your request has been recieved
  • If you have a “G” mail account – make sure and put us in your address book or you will not get our email.
  • Text 417-501-6644
  • Send phone number with your email or when leaving a message.

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Affordable Trophies Podcast – Episode 007

Episode 007 of the Affordable Trophies Podcast has been uploaded! This blog entry will serve as the show notes for this episode.

Regina and Ryan discuss how to reship your award to your new league winner.

Smallest size box – fits inside a bigger box, this is for the top of the trophy listed below.

  • Statuettes – Football Runner, Quarterback, Baseball Hitter, Basketball Shooter, Golfer, Bobble Horses Rear, Chili Pot, Toilet Bowl.  7x10x4
  • Armchair Quarterback – 11x14x7
  • Actual Size-Football – 11x13x11

The boxes above will fit in a 24x12x12 box or larger.

Smallest size box – fits inside a bigger box, this is for the top of the trophy listed below.

  • Baseball gloves, basketballs, oversize golf balls 14x14x14

The box above will fit in a 24x16x16 box or larger.

Special Items:

Beer Bottle Trophy – 18x18x11 or larger

Traveling Pyramid Trophy – 18x18x11 or larger

You can find our podcast on iTunes, or you can listen to it here:

Or you can download the podcast to your computer to listen to it from there, or to load onto your iPod, iPhone, or other MP3 device. You can see all podcasts available on our web site.
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Limited Time Only – Fixed $10 Shipping Rates!

For a limited time only, Affordable Trophies is offering fixed rate shipping of $10 per order! Whether you order one trophy or a hundred, the shipping will be the same – $10!

Of course, there are some limitations … This flat rate is for standard ground shipments within the continental US. We can’t offer this low flat rate for orders to be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii; standard rates will apply to those locations. If an order needs items shipped to separate locations, then there is a shipping cost of $10 per location. Our “Master Trophy” will require additional shipping due to its size. That’s it – no other restrictions or limitations! For the vast majority of our customers, this flat rate shipping offers significant savings!

Order today and be assured of getting in on this limited time offer! If you don’t hear back from us immediately, rest assured that we are answering requests just as quickly as we can in the order they are received. We look forward to serving you and your league!

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Tip to Save Time and Money – Shipping Directly to Your Winner

If shipping to a third party, be sure they know to expect the package from us. UPS will not re-ship for free, so even though it might be a nice surprise to send your winner his trophy without telling him, it will cost double shipping if he rejects the shipment because he didn’t order it and you have to have it shipped again.

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Tip to Save Time and Money – Correct Shipping Address

Make sure the shipping address on your invoice is correct before issuing payment. If you give us an incorrect shipping address, your order will be delayed as UPS tracks down where the order is to be delivered. If you are a repeat customer, be sure to check that the address we have on your invoice is still correct.

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I Just Found That My Order Is Being Shipped to My Old Address!

If your order ships before you realize you have not corrected an old address, please notify us immediately. If it is a package in transit, UPS will charge a fee to redirect the package, which we will have to charge to the customer. If the package has been delivered, UPS will charge a pick up fee, which we will have to charge to the customer. That pick up fee can be double the redirect fee, so it is important to notify us as soon as possible.

If you ordered a single detail plate which was shipped USPS, we will have to wait and see if it is returned. If the item is returned to us, we can reship the plate to the new address. If the item is not returned, the customer will have to purchase a new plate.

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