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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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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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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Selecting an Awards Provider: Shipping Awards

When selecting an awards provider, it is important to consider how your purchased will be shipped.

At Affordable Trophies, we ship virtually all orders via UPS so that they are insured and trackable. We typically send detail plates for traveling awards  via US Mail – but everything else goes out via UPS. There is never a surprise … We will tell you up front how the item will be shipped, and we charge accordingly. Tracking numbers are provided so that you can follow your shipment’s status.

Be sure you know how your order would be shipped before selecting an awards provider.

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Selecting an Awards Provider: Does the Awards Provider Buy Back Old Trophies?

There are a number of considerations when selecting an awards provider, but one that is a dirty little secret for some providers is that they buy back old trophies. That may sound good for when you want to get what you can for old little league trophies, but think carefully before acquiring meaningful awards from such a retailer.

If the awards provider buys back old trophies, that means that when you buy a trophy from them, you are not necessarily getting a new award. They don’t buy them back to be nice – they are reselling them! At Affordable Trophies, we do not buy back old trophies. Every award we sell is guaranteed to be made of all new components. If you do not care how the recipient will feel about the award and you’d rather get a cheap trophy, then get one from a retailer that “recycles”. Our customers want their recipients to cherish their awards, and they want the awards they present to reflect the quality of their organizations.

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True Cost of a Traveling Award

Many commishes contact us wanting a traveling trophy, but struggle with selling the rest of their league on making such a purchase. The amount for a traveling trophy may sound like a lot, but even the cheapest leagues find they can afford it when they consider how long the trophy will last!

If the commish can buy the trophy out of his pocket up front and charge the league on a per-year basis to cover his costs, it is unbelievable how affordable the award becomes. Often, the amount each owner needs to ante up is around a buck a year!

Use our traveling trophy calculator to get an idea of how much it will cost each owner in your league to purchase a traveling trophy, if the cost is spread out over the number of years the award will last.

A $100 trophy with 16 total detail plates, with one of them engraved at time of purchase, will last 15 years, and cost each team in a 12-team league right around $1 per year!

Use our traveling trophy calculator mentioned above, and you may find that your league can afford a very nice trophy for much less than you ever imagined!

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Best Possible Shopping Experience

At Affordable Trophies, we try to make sure that you have the best possible shopping experience. You can make shopping online easy, fun, and very rewarding by following a few guidelines.

Please make sure you read all about Affordable Trophies before considering a purchase. Check out our FAQ page for quick answers to most questions. We do not utilize an automated system; we have a process that allows more contact with customers. Please make sure you understand our ordering procedure. We would also suggest reading over our shipping terms, return policy, and all of the time-saving and money-saving suggestions we have compiled for our customers.

It is extremely important to make sure everything on your invoice is correct. Once you have issued your payment, we assume that you have checked all of your engraving, that you have made sure you have selected the items you desire, and that you have provided the correct shipping address. We start working on orders as soon as possible after receiving payment. If you need to make a change after payment, it will require additional fees to make corrections. Please take the time to read over your invoice carefully. We suggest, if possible, that you allow someone else to check behind you, since it is so easy to look at something several times and miss something very significant.

It is our experience that simple engraving and shipping address errors are the most common customer mistakes. You can avoid these mistakes and have the best shopping experience possible if you follow the advice given above.