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Who Did You Say? (Moonpig.com)

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12.05.2011

Advantages:
Easy to use, loads of choice, most cards are customisable .

Disadvantages:
Quite an expensive option if you're on a tight budget .

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Moonpig - what an extraordinary name for a website selling greetings cards. Mind you, it is quite memorable somehow isn't it, especially with that terrible advert of theirs. (I'm not a fan of adverts generally, but their one really irritates me with it's whiney little voice asking 'who did you say?').
Actually, I first came across the Moonpig site because I'm a member of Ipoints, and Moonpig is somewhere that you can redeem points. It's actually quite good because instead of paying cash for the cards you can use your points to pay for them, but you do all the stuff on the moonpig site in the normal way, but you go to ipoints first and hit the redeem button. - Right... the site (sorry I'm easily distracted aren't I!).

When you go to the Moonpig site, you get a lot of choice of different categories of card that you can look at - birthday, wedding, father/mothers day, congratulations, well done, commiserations and so on - all the normal categories you'd find in most card stores really. The best bit however with moonpig cards is that most of them are customisable, so you can change the wording, or add your own photo etc. It depends on which card you choose as to how much on the card is customisable, but it's a really nice fun way to add your own personal touch to whatever you're sending. When my husband and I did fathers day cards for our dads recently we were able to customise them to fit them both really well changing names and selecting colour backgrounds and things to suit.

It's quite a fun thing to do as well as being nice for the person you're sending the card to I think. Lets you get a bit creative without having to worry about it as most of the work is done for you, especially as you can even set it up to send the cards direct to the recipient as well. I have been known to sit and do all the cards for the month on the first on moonpig, setting it to send them so they arrive on or just before the right day. It's fantastic for me in this way as it means I have them all sorted out and don't forget to buy or send them. (I do use ipoints for this quite a lot as otherwise it might get a bit expensive).

Talking of cost, it's not exactly the cheapest of places - the standard cards cost £2.99 and the cheapest are £1.99, you can even go up to a large card which costs £5.99 which is a pretty hefty price to pay for a greetings card. Having said that, they will post the card direct for you if you want, so you can sort of offset the cost of the postage which is something. They do a prepay scheme as well, this is where you prepay a minimum of £20 to your account with them, and then they give you an extra 25% on top (so you effectively get 20% off the cost by putting the money in your account in advance). It'll sit in your account for up to 2 yrs as well, so you don't need to worry about using it all at once, however it can only be used on cards, you can't spend it on anything else on the site. (This is because just recently moonpig have started offering a limited amount of gifts and flowers available through the site too - not having used this side of the site I'll refrain from commenting further on it).

Overall, I really like the site. The choice of cards is pretty impressive, and the ability to customise them makes it fun to use and nice for the person you're sending it to as well. I'm particularly keen on the fact that I can order several cards at once, and have them sent directly at the right time, this is a huge thing for someone like me who has a crappy memory. It's also really nice being able to use my ipoints to pay for cards as it saves me cash which is always a good thing.

Summary: Very easy to use, and ideal if you struggle to get things sent on time as you can do it in advance

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Mayoki 12.05.2011 20:51

I don't buy cards unless I absolutely have to as they're ridiculously expensive for things that get recycled a few days later! Great review, though! x

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