Welcome! :) This is where you find updates for the 8 Traveling Stash boxes traveling around the US!
What is a Traveling Stash Box? It's a box that's filled with a collection of fabrics, patterns, thread and other quilty fun! When you receive a box you take out what you like, replace it with items from your own stash, hold a giveaway and then send it to the next lucky person. You can find all the rules and guidelines here.
Be sure to check out the info,
below the updates, for hints about
How to Send a Box for LESS Money and Hassle! :)
Here's the latest updates as of 10/28/12 . . .
TRAVELING STASH & OTHER BOXES:
BOX #1: Melinda @ Melinda Quilts ETC is the winner of the Giveaway! Congrats Melinda! The box will be arriving soon! :)
BOX #2: Charlotte @ Grammie Q's has posted the Giveaway! It ended on Friday, October 26th. The winner will be posted soon! :)
BOX #3: Julie @ Distant Pickles is the winner of the Giveaway! Congrats Julie! The box will be arriving soon! :)
BOX #4: Barb @ Mountain Quiltworks has posted the Giveaway! It ended on Sunday, October 28th! The winner will be posted soon! :)
BOX #5: Shanna @ Sparrow in Flight has posted the Giveaway! It ends on Tuesday, October 30th! ENTER HERE!!!
TWO SISTERS BOX: Kelsey @ Kelsey Sews has posted the Giveaway! It ends on Sunday, October 28th! The winner will be posted soon! :)
PASS IT ON BOX: Samantha @ Sami's Quilts & Crafts is the winner of the Giveaway! Congrats Samantha! The box will be arriving soon! :)
New! LEAP YEAR BOX #2 (giveaway begins on the 29th of each month): Lynn @ Alamosa Quilter has received the box! Lynn will post the Giveaway on October 29th! Stay tuned! :)
MIA - LEAP YEAR BOX #1: In the middle of September this box was mailed and never arrived. It is lost in transit (MIA). If the original box ever shows up we will continue with it at that time.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY & TIME WHEN MAILING A STASH BOX:
- Did you know that you can purchase postage online from the United States Postal Service (USPS)?
- Did you know that when you purchase postage online you get a discount and FREE Delivery Confirmation?
- Did you know that when you purchase postage online you can also schedule the Post Office to pick up your package at your home or office?
HERE'S HOW . . .
1. Go to USPS.com.
3. Click on Print a Label with Postage.
4. Log on or create a new account.
5. Enter the mailing information for your package. Enter the package details. We use Flat Rate boxes to mail the Traveling Stash so check "I am shipping Flat Rate". Then choose your ship date and click "Next: Choose a Service".
6. Scroll down the shipping options. Click on "Large Flat Rate Box". (Note: some of the stashes are in medium boxes so if the stash you have is in the medium box you will choose that option.) Scroll down to "Add extra services". The "Delivery Confirmation" box is already checked. You get it for FREE when you purchase flat rate postage online! How cool is that?!!! :)
7. Click on "Next: Review your Cart".
8. Verify the mailing address then click on "Next: Billing Information".
9. Follow the instructions to pay for the postage.
10. Print the mailing label out. Trim it and tape it to the box.
11. You're package is now ready for mailing. Either drop it off at the post office (you can simply put it in the package drop box inside) or schedule a pick up online.
SAVINGS: Did you notice that you only pay $14.65 online for postage (large flat rate box), instead of the $15.45 you pay at the post office? You save $ .80! You also receive FREE Delivery Confirmation. That is a value of $ .75. For a total savings of $1.55! Plus you can track the delivery of the package! :)
This may seem like a lot of steps but it's really not. I just tried to spell it out carefully so I didn't confuse anyone. If you have any questions you can contact the post office or me (Cherise) and I'll be happy to help you! It really is an easy process and one that saves you time and money! I know everyone likes that! :)
Find all the Traveling Stash Rules & Guidelines (Including how to save on postage) here.
Find out about all the Origins of the Traveling Stash Boxes here.
Find all the Traveling Stash Posts here.
Until next time . . .