Home Stretch: 24-Hours to Go
Hello Kickstarter Family,
A few updates for you on our Grandma Storn's Herb Wheel Project. And be certain to read the REWARD UPgrades at the bottom!! Even if you skip the rather lengthy following update. Otherwise, grab a coffee or drink and, hopefully,...enjoy my temporary misery.)
SHIPPING UPDATE: After a very frustrating week figuring out the shipping calculus of how best to mail out 1,500+ Grandma Storn's Herb Wheels to 800+ Backers via the plethora of mailing companies, software, and options, I was able to get a ton accomplished this past weekend; as you may have witnessed via our update pictures. Everything started to click Thursday night when my genius brother was able to do in ONE HOUR what many others could not do in countless hours of trying. He was able to do what the self-title 'geniuses' at Apple could not do; THOUGH the Apple folks at the Kenwood-Cincinnati store WERE VERY, VERY KIND and HELPFUL. We just thought it was odd that Kevin, my brother, a non-Mac user was able to do it when their tech-support could not.
If you have never done it, converting Excel and/or Numbers (Mac) files into CSV files...AND getting them to export-import (via Vandelay Industries software) can be, well, let's just say frustrating does not even begin to explain it. So after pulling all my hair out during the week (i started this project with a full head of hair; I will show after pictures in the coming week(s)), the weekend ended up being extremely productive.
I awoke at 5:30AM on Saturday, 4AM on Sunday, and 5AM on Monday and proceeded to work almost solely on this project for 2 1/2 straight days ( Monday mid-AM and later in the evening I was able to meet with a Creative Juice group here in Cincinnati and interview my AMAZING great-aunt that evening for (an) upcoming book(s) about my grandparents.)
The Result: ALL of the folks who requested your Wheels before Christmas - Your Wheels are ready, packaged, and in bubble envelopes ready for final delivery to your homes! We are just waiting for the final verification of pledges tomorrow night and are still very hopeful you will receive them as early as Friday if you are close to Cincinnati, on Saturday in the US and Canada, and Saturday or Monday if your are an intercontinental international Wheel Backer.
Everyone else will recieve an Address Survey via Kickstarter around 8PM (Cincinnati) tomorrow night. And we will proceed to mail out The Wheels on a first address, first mailed basis. So be sure to respond as quickly as possible if you want your Wheels before the end of the year. Otherwise we will get them to you in a timely manner based on when we receive your address. (For those that already sent me your address, please fill out the survey anyway if will as I might just accidently send you your reward again. If not, no worries.)
$60/$50 REWARD LEVEL UPGRADE: IF we reach $15k, ALL $60/$50 Level Backers will get access to our upcoming Grandma Storn's Herb Wheel App ONE MONTH PRIOR to everyone else. AND ACCESS TO OUR BETA even earlier if you want to help us refine and ready it for launch. BUT, the catch or risk is, we have to reach $15K on THIS project and our 2nd Grandma Storn's Herb Wheel 2 App project, which will take place around February and/or March, will also have to be fully funded. (There is a chance that we will make it into an app regardless of that funding. And if we do this REWARD UPgrade WILL be in affect.)
$30/$25 REWARD LEVEL UPGRADE: Like above, IF we reach $15k, ALL $30/$25 Level Backers will have access to our BETA version to help us refine and ready Grandma Storn's Herb Wheel App for public consumption. This is also contingent upon our 2nd Ks project, Grandma Storn's Herb Wheel 2 App project, being successfully funded. (Though there is a chance that regardless of that project's funding, The Herb Wheel App will go forward. And if it does, this Reward UPgrade WILL be in affect.)
Anyone not at these levels can upgrade your pledge to them now through tomorrow night at 7PM Cincinnati time when our project officially ends!
Merry Christmas to ALL! And may 2013 be your best year yet!
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Nov 29, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012 (21 days)
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My sincere appreciation and Thank You for making this project possible.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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82 backers Limited (68 of 150 left)
The SCRATH-N-DENT REWARD: As a very particular entreprenuer, quality control is tight. We reject any Wheels that have even what many would consider minor imperfections as we want our backers to have the very best. So we created this category for those that are fine with minor flaws. This is a FIRST COME, BEST of the SCRATCH-N-DENT inventory. As we go through The Wheels from our supplier we separate them into Sample quality, 1st Rejection Quality, 2nd, and 3rd. These Wheels will come from that 1st Rejected pile and there are a limited amount so scoop'em up before they are gone.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $6 to ship outside the US
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A Wheel for yourself. Grandma's Herb Wheel will help you every time you step in the kitchen by spicing up your meals with the appropriate herb or combination of herbs for whatever it is you are making.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $4 to ship outside the US
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A Wheel for you or a friend!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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A signed Herb Wheel for you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $4 to ship outside the US
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11 backers Limited (14 of 25 left)
A Signed Wheel for you!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $6 to ship outside the US
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TWO (2) Herb Wheels for you and friend. Great for Christmas for anyone that cooks; particularly those that seem to have everything b/c they definitely do not have one of these - Guaranteed.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $6 to ship outside the US
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61 backers Limited (64 of 125 left)
TWO Herb Wheels: one for you and one for a friend!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $8 to ship outside the US
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FOUR (4) Herb Wheels for you and THREE (3) friends.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $7 to ship outside the US
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46 backers Limited (54 of 100 left)
FOUR Wheels: One for you and one for three friends!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $9 to ship outside the US
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TEN (10) Herb Wheels to give out as gifts for any occassion: Christmas, Birthdays, Thank You's, etc... (If you want any of them signed just let me know.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $9 to ship outside the US
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8 backers Limited (22 of 30 left)
TEN Wheels for you and ONLY $6 per Wheel. Give them as gifts or as a Thank You.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $12 to ship outside the US
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3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
+++TEN WHEELS +++FREE No-Ad Herb Wheel App ($9.99 value) +++YOUR PERSONAL FUN ITEM ADDED to the Herb Wheel App+++THIS REWARD WILL BE $1,000 IN THE WHEEL 2 APP PROJECT!!! SO DO IT NOW..................................... For folks with the means and desire to be a Backer for a great project and product at a higher level to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. Ten (10) Signed Herb Wheels for gifts and appreciation-Thank You's. And you get to add a funny 'food' to the Herb Wheel App for all to see; or find. For example, the item would appear just like a food: "Lance Derry --- Dork, Dufus, Dunderhead". Great way to immortalize a friend.) Lance, btw, is one of my very best friends that I have known since I was 8. And he is a big dancing-dork.) (Subject to Approval; i.e. let's keep it reasonably intelligent.) These will be the only Wheel App Add-ons in the original release of the App. This reward is contingent upon the Wheel 2 App project being successfully funded in January. Our goal will most likely be $12,500 with Wheels as rewards. I still have some more research to do before officially setting the goal. Based on the popularity of this project we should be able to get there. +++A FREE download of the No-Ad Herb Wheel App (contingent upon the January Wheel 2 App Ks Project being successfully fully funded.)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US