And that, my friends, is an apt description of how we feel tonight!
We are so beyond thrilled that now, just 33 hours before our Kickstarter campaign comes to a close, we are fully funded! We really couldn't have done this without you. And we're not just saying that, we really could not have reached our goal without the many, many pledges that have come from friends, family, co-workers and total strangers from all around the world.
People told us the middle two weeks of the 30-day campaign would be the hardest. But they didn't tell us HOW hard. It's like when a mom says, "Oh yeah, sure, giving birth is hard," but she doesn't go into the gory details because NO ONE WOULD EVER HAVE A KID AGAIN EVER.
And that's how we feel about Kickstarter. If someone had told us honestly how difficult raising this funding would be, we probably wouldn't have embarked on this adventure.
(So in a way, ignorance was bliss.)
If some of you were unfortunate enough to follow HeySugarSnap on Twitter, you may have noticed I (I can't say "we" - wouldn't be fair to Stacy) began a one-woman campaign to get Kickstarter to feature the Car-Go as either a Staff Pick or their Project Of The Day.
Apparently tweets can start revolutions, but mine couldn't even get Kickstarter to throw us a bone!
I launched my own little Occupy Kickstarter the last four weeks, but to no avail. (I probably should've gone on a hunger strike but I like food too much.)
Anyway, as many of you know, most of the Kickstarter projects are tech products, tons of stuff for your iPhones and iPads; independent films; design projects that use words like "Parametric Design" and "Geometric Beauty" (and no, I don't really know what that means), so the Car-Go was something very different.
It's a product designed BY moms FOR moms, and we're so, so thrilled that in this venue we were able to get enough support to be successful.
In these last few hours, please consider spreading the word to other folks who might be interested in helping us finish really, really strong. We can't wait to place our order and get the Car-Go systems made, on the market, and into car trunks everywhere helping parents get organized and stay a little more sane.
We'll make you all proud, we promise!
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
For a $5 pledge, you'll get our undying appreciation and a specially-designed sugarSNAP thank you card sent old-school style, through the mail. (And who doesn't love to receive mail these days? No one, that's who!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
A pledge of $20 gets you our undying appreciation, an awesome snail-mail thank you card with our autographs (hello eBay one day?!) and the chance to help us choose new colors and patterns for the next Car-Go order. (Your good taste could be immortalized in minivan trunks nationwide!) Plus, you'll be acknowledged on all of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and on our website). Oh! And a kicky little fridge magnet with our adorable pod-and-peas logo on it.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $45 or moreYou selected
You'll get our very first product, the sugarSNAP Files: A set of five lightweight, beautifully designed bags. They fit perfectly inside your existing diaper bag, purse or backpack (Dads love 'em too!). Each File has an easy-to-identify tab on top so you never have to navigate the “Bermuda Triangle” diaper bag again! (Domestic shipping included, if you live overseas you might want to throw in a few extra bucks to cover the expense.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or moreYou selected
You've earned the title of sugarSNAP BFF! For a pledge of $65 you'll get...drum roll please...the actual Car-Go bin and a set of six coordinating File bags that store and organize all of your baby and kid items in the trunk of your car or SUV.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
The "Baller" level! Ohhhh yeah. For a pledge of $100 you'll get the Car-Go system (bin and matching file bags) along with a snazzy, eco-friendly sugarSNAP canvas shopping bag.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
We'll reward your support with a Car-Go system AND a set of the sugarSNAP Files. You'll be the most organized (and possibly least-stressed) parent on the block.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
This, friends, is our "Double-Trouble" package in honor of our lovable twins. You'll get TWO sets of the Files (one in each color) and TWO Car-Go systems (one in each color). Consider your baby shower gift-buying needs taken care of. You're welcome.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
We'll reward your generosity with TWO Car-Go systems and TWO sets of the Files - and the Files will come pre-packed by us (baby and toddler gear experts!) with some of the coolest stuff around.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or moreYou selected
For this, the "We Heart You" level, we'll reward you with two Car-Go systems and two sets of the Files - and ALL FOUR products will come fully stocked. We'll pack the Files with everything you need for babies and toddlers and we'll also stock the Car-Go systems with all the stuff you need in your car to feel prepared and all Mary Poppins-like!Estimated delivery:
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