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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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Time!

Gold Actual Size Football Trophy

Trophy for the Winner of the Fantasy Index Open!

It is getting closer and closer to time for our 2013 drafts, so be sure you get everything for your league lined up early so that you are not scrambling come draft week – and that includes getting your trophy order in! Our volume always increases the closer it gets to the start of the NFL season, so don’t delay; the earlier you can get your order in, the more time you will have to sit back and relax, knowing you are ready to reward your champion!

While you are preparing for your draft, we hope you will be using the source we consider the best for draft preparation – Fantasy Index! Once again, Affordable Trophies will be sponsoring the award for the champion of their Fantasy Index Open contest! Check it out here!

Good luck with your draft!

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Can I Place My Order by Phone?

That sounds like it would be a good idea, but awards are customized to your specifications, and they aren’t much good if they are not customized correctly. At Affordable Trophies, we only accept written engraving information. It is too easy to misunderstand something over the phone, even if words are spelled out (for example, f’s and s’s often sound a lot alike on the phone). By requiring the engraving information in writing, there is never a question as to whether it is what the customer requested. The best way to submit your request is using our Quote Request forms. Doing so allows us to import the engraving info directly from the invoice to our engraving equipment, so you are guaranteed to receive the text engraved as you see on the invoice. We do everything possible to ensure that you receive your awards customized to your specifications.

Put Your Invoice Number on the Bottom of Your Trophy

We have found that a number of leagues make the winner responsible for ordering his detail plate; when he asks for a quote for a new plate for the award, he has to be able to tell us who originally placed the order to help us find the order in our system. Often he does not know, or gives us an incorrect name (for example, Joe Smith, when the order was placed under the name Joseph Smith). If you can give us the order number, that is the quickest way for us to find the previous information for the order. So, if you were to write that number on the bottom of the award, whoever places the order for the new plate will always be able to tell us what we need to know to ensure that the engraving of the new plate is done in the same format as the other plates on the award.

Affordable Trophies Podcast – Episode 003

Episode 003 of the Affordable Trophies Podcast has been uploaded! This blog entry will serve as the show notes for this episode.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing awards, different from making most other purchases. In this episode, Regina and Steve discuss the things that should be considered when selecting a company from which to acquire awards.

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Below are links to sections of our web site that contain more information about some of the items discussed in the podcast:
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Affordable Trophies Podcast – Episode 002

Episode 002 of the Affordable Trophies Podcast has been uploaded! This blog entry will serve as the show notes for this episode.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing awards, different from making most other purchases. In this episode, Regina and Steve discuss the things that should be considered when selecting a company from which to acquire awards.

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.
Below are links to sections of our web site that contain more information about some of the items discussed in the podcast:
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