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Title: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 21, 2019, 09:02 PM
The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020 are now ready

Between the Premium and the Standard calendars, it has been possible to include almost all the prize winning and runner-up photos of the past 12 months, ending with the August 2019 photo competition (for which the results were out at the beginning of October).

Following up suggestions received, we decided to have more full-page pictures and thus to spread the available photos over the two calendars. Some photos appear in both, and more photos appear in just the one or the other. There are no months when the two calendars show the same picture.

It therefore makes sense to order both calendars!

As in previous years, the calendars are printed to order by Lulu and sent directly to your address. The Lulu packaging is excellent, and we have never had any complaints.

You can order the calendars from here, and they are available to anyone, whether QE2 Story members or not :

Premium calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html

The Premium calendar has a large format and is suspended from the top. It sells for GBP 15.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48937236038_b1e99c8bb1_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hyq8jW)

Standard calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html

The Standard calendar is printed on both sides of the page and opens around a central spiral. It sells for GBP 10.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48778029652_a388c82e10_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjm9Pf)

By clicking the word "Preview" on either of the Lulu pages, you can review all the pages of the respective calendar in a small format.

The QE2 Story Forum earns GBP 0.81 (pence) per calendar sold, which will go towards Forum funds.

Title: Re: Selling now : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 22, 2019, 08:23 PM
Good news : We can immediately mention a 10 % discount :

When placing your order, insert the code LULU10. This is valid until 24 October incl.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: cunardqueen on Oct 22, 2019, 09:40 PM
If you order one of each and with the discount , and Royal Mail shipping and tax it brings it down to £31.79

Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 23, 2019, 07:44 PM
Excellent news that the 2020 Calendars are ready to order and that a 10% discount is available until tomorrow 24 October.  We will be posting news of any other discounts as they become available. 
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Oct 23, 2019, 07:55 PM
Just ordered two copies, one for Dad too, with the 10% discount code. Looking forward to it's arrival :)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 28, 2019, 09:31 AM
Enter code ONEFIVE at checkout for 15% discount

Offer Expires 31 October
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 31, 2019, 03:02 PM
I just ordered my calendars - a premium for my teaching studio, one standard for my living room, and one standard to send to a friend in Florida.   :) :) :)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: cunardqueen on Oct 31, 2019, 07:05 PM
They have been dispatched and are on their way !
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 31, 2019, 08:35 PM
They have been dispatched and are on their way !

Mine too -- I just got word today :) .

Please take a photo when you receive yours!
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: cunardqueen on Nov 04, 2019, 12:36 PM
Mine arrived at the weekend.  Very poorly packaged, the cardboard outer clearly recycled, the tape stuck to the edges and the stiff cardboard not so stiff it was bent in the middle.

I hope im the only one to suffer this !
Previous years have been done with care and attention.   

 
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 04, 2019, 12:48 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Myles. Just like yourself, my previous experience with the calendar packaging has always been good.

I shall be interested to hear from others when their calendars arrive, and of course I shall report on my own.

I hope your calendar can be salvaged and that you will enjoy it over the course of next year.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 04, 2019, 12:54 PM
Mine arrived at the weekend.  Very poorly packaged, the cardboard outer clearly recycled, the tape stuck to the edges and the stiff cardboard not so stiff it was bent in the middle.

I hope im the only one to suffer this !
Previous years have been done with care and attention.

Oh dear.  Please let Lulu know, and let us know what they say.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 04, 2019, 01:22 PM
Oh dear.  Please let Lulu know, and let us know what they say.

I have just checked, I should also be able to complain to them in addition to your own complaint. Myles, could you PM me your order number?
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Nov 04, 2019, 03:18 PM
My copies arrived this morning in the typical sturdy cardboard packaging (Amazon.co.uk style). Hopefully your packaging experience is a one off Myles.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 04, 2019, 06:34 PM
Mine arrived at the weekend.  Very poorly packaged, the cardboard outer clearly recycled, the tape stuck to the edges and the stiff cardboard not so stiff it was bent in the middle.

I hope im the only one to suffer this !
Previous years have been done with care and attention.   


Sorry to hear the packaging was not good, I hope you will complain to Lulu and as Rob has said let us know their response.  Previous Calendars I have ordered have been well packaged and I am sure Lulu will be wanting to know your concerns.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 04, 2019, 09:17 PM
My copies arrived this morning in the typical sturdy cardboard packaging (Amazon.co.uk style). Hopefully your packaging experience is a one off Myles.

Thank you for the feedback Thomas.  I wonder why Myles' packaging was different!

More feedback folks - and more photos of you and your calendars!
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 04, 2019, 09:55 PM
I wonder why Myles' packaging was different!

Could the problem have been with the postal services? I have occasionally received parcels that had definitely suffered on the way...

Amazon have replaced books for me that had arrived in a sorry state. Maybe Lulu would do the same thing.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 05, 2019, 06:24 AM
Another good discount from Lulu for anyone ordering up to 7 November.

10 % off calendars. Use code LULU10 at checkout.
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: June Ingram on Nov 05, 2019, 04:55 PM
My calendars have shipped.  I will report back on the packaging.   :)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 11, 2019, 09:45 AM
15% Off Print Books & Calendars

Enter the promotion code at the check out page. 

Promo Code: ONEFIVE  |  Offer Expires 14th November
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: June Ingram on Nov 12, 2019, 03:58 PM
My calendars have arrived and they are in fine condition.  The did arrive in a flat padded mailer with no inside reinforcement as to flat cardboard boxes as in past years.  But as I say, they are not bent nor damaged.

And the calendars are absolutely gorgeous !  If you have not yet ordered yours yet, please think about doing so. 

What better way to greet our beloved QE2 each and every day !   :) :)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 18, 2019, 09:50 AM
10% Off Print Books & Calendars

Your Promo Code: LULU10  |  Offer Expires 21st November
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 21, 2019, 09:39 AM
Good news, for me at least! My calendars have arrived, well packaged and looking good. I took one of each and am very happy to have done so. Something to look forward to, for a whole year  :) .
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 23, 2019, 10:22 AM
Hello everyone!

Can we have some more photos of people's calendars? I'll run a promo on social media with them.

Thanks

Rob
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 23, 2019, 06:37 PM
Here are mine :
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 25, 2019, 09:46 AM
Discount code

15% Off Print Books & Calendars

Your Promo Code: ONEFIVE  |  Offer Expires 28th November
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: June Ingram on Nov 26, 2019, 04:03 PM
Here are my calendars !

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8965.0;attach=72070;image;ts=1573832908)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 26, 2019, 07:04 PM
More photos of your calendars please!
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 29, 2019, 09:37 AM
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Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 29, 2019, 05:12 PM
I took advantage of this excellent discount and ordered one premium and one standard Calendar getting a discount of £6.25.  PP and tax was added after the discount. 

If you intend to order one or two (or more) of the QE2 story Calendars this is an excellent discount and it is for today only. 
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 30, 2019, 09:29 AM
Please share your photos of your Calendars and give us feedback on whether you are happy with the product. 

I am looking forward to getting my Calendars within the next few weeks and will post a picture when they have been delivered. 
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 02, 2019, 08:21 AM
I thought Friday’s discount was good but this is even better- best discount Our Largest Discount of the Year!

Lulu publishers pulling out all the stops with 30% off ALL print products today!

Your Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY30 
Offer Expires 2nd December at 11:59 PM EST
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 03, 2019, 09:55 AM
The QE2 Story Calendar 30% Promotion code extended!

Update from Lulu Publisher:

Quote
Your Last Chance to Save
30% Off ALL Print Products!

Your Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY30   
Offer Expires on 3rd December at 11:59 PM

You can order the calendars from here, and they are available to anyone, whether QE2 Story members or not :

Premium calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html

The Premium calendar has a large format and is suspended from the top. It sells for GBP 15.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48937236038_b1e99c8bb1_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hyq8jW)

Standard calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html

The Standard calendar is printed on both sides of the page and opens around a central spiral. It sells for GBP 10.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48778029652_a388c82e10_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjm9Pf)

By clicking the word "Preview" on either of the Lulu pages, you can review all the pages of the respective calendar in a small format.

The QE2 Story Forum earns GBP 0.81 (pence) per calendar sold, which will go towards Forum funds.

Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: cunardqueen on Dec 03, 2019, 08:56 PM
Do we have details of how far and wide these have travelled to ?
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 04, 2019, 09:54 AM
20% off discount

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on ALL Print Products!

Your Promo Code: LULU20   
Offer Expires 5th December at 11:59 PM EST


See yesterday's post for link to Lulu publishers to order
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Dec 04, 2019, 07:50 PM
Do we have details of how far and wide these have travelled to ?

Yes we do.

Total calendars sold so far : 55

24  United Kingdom
21  United States
2   Australia
2   Switzerland
2   France
2   Germany
2   Ireland

By category :

29  Premium calendars
26  Standard calendars
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: cunardqueen on Dec 04, 2019, 09:09 PM
Thanks.. We are indeed keeing the memory alive 365 days a year
Im surprised we dont have more UK sales, but lm more surprised just how much USA sales there are !
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 09, 2019, 09:48 AM
Discount code - apply at checkout for 15% saving :)

Shop Now and Save 15%
on ALL Print Products!

Your Promo Code: ONEFIVE   
Offer Expires 12th December at 11:59 PM EST




You can order the calendars from here, and they are available to anyone, whether QE2 Story members or not :

Premium calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html

The Premium calendar has a large format and is suspended from the top. It sells for GBP 15.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48937236038_b1e99c8bb1_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hyq8jW)

Standard calendar

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html

The Standard calendar is printed on both sides of the page and opens around a central spiral. It sells for GBP 10.00 (plus shipping and possibly tax).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48778029652_a388c82e10_z.jpg) (http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-standard-calendar-2020/calendar/product-24283185.html) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjm9Pf)

By clicking the word "Preview" on either of the Lulu pages, you can review all the pages of the respective calendar in a small format.

The QE2 Story Forum earns GBP 0.81 (pence) per calendar sold, which will go towards Forum funds.


Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: pete cain on Dec 13, 2019, 05:44 PM
 Photo for you Rob,
 QE2 amongst the packing boxes,   got it today after a long wait, postal problem not LULU
 ''Everything comes to he who waits'', or something like that, love it to bits a proxy QE2 on the wall, well it will be when we move ;D
  Must be Christmas mojis are home :P
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 16, 2019, 09:52 AM
Shop Now and Save 15%
on ALL Print Products!


Enter at checkout Promo Code: ONEFIVE   
Offer Expires 19th December at 11:59 PM
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 17, 2019, 08:35 PM
I was delighted to receive my calendars last week and pleased that it was only a couple of weeks between ordering and receiving them. 

The QE2 little teds were so excited that they could not wait for the parcel to be opened and had a sneak look.  The Big Teds and friends soon joined in the fun to view the Calendars. 

Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: June Ingram on Dec 19, 2019, 04:47 PM
The Teddies know a good thing when they see it !   :)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 23, 2019, 09:34 AM
If you haven't ordered your Calendar(s) yet there is a discount code valid until 26 December.

Shop Now and Save 10%
on ALL Print Products!

enter at checkout your Promo Code: LULU10   
Offer Expires 26th December at 11:59 PM EST
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 30, 2019, 10:05 AM
Discount code for 15% off Calendars until 2 January

Shop Now and Save 15%
on ALL Print Products!

Enter at checkout your Promo Code: ONEFIVE   
Offer Expires 2 January at 11:59 PM EST
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jan 06, 2020, 10:13 AM
Not too late to order your Calendar(s) and there is a discount until 9 January

Enter at checkout the Promo Code: LULU10   
Offer Expires 9th January at 11:59 PM EST

 
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jan 13, 2020, 10:30 AM
Enter at checkout  Promo Code: ONEFIVE   
Offer Expires 16th January at 11:59 PM EST


How to Order details  (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9043.msg105504#msg105504)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jan 15, 2020, 06:13 PM
Do we have details of how far and wide these have travelled to ?

Mid-January figures give the following total for the 2020 calendar so far :

31  United Kingdom
28  United States
3   Australia
2   Switzerland
2   France
2   Germany
2   Ireland

By category :

35  Premium calendars
35  Standard calendars

Total : 70 calendars
Income for the Forum : GBP 55.35 (about 79 pence per calendar)
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jan 27, 2020, 10:18 AM
Good news that the Calendar publisher has a discount code until Thursday.

Shop Now and Save 15%
on ALL Print Products!

Enter at checkout your Promo Code: ONEFIVE   
Offer Expires 30th January at 11:59 PM EST
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 03, 2020, 12:56 PM
Discount code valid until 6 February:

Shop Now and Save 10%
on ALL Print Products!

Enter at  checkout  Promo Code: LULU10   
Offer Expires 6th February at 11:59 PM EST
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 17, 2020, 08:26 PM
There is another discount available for the calendars :

Save 10% on orders of print products
Code: LULU10
Ends February 20 at Midnight

Most of the year is still ahead!
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Mar 02, 2020, 06:56 PM
Our Calendars are still selling! Each is printed to order for you.

Another discount has just been announced :

10 % off print books and calendars
Use code LULU10 at checkout
Expires 5 March

A chance to give pleasure to someone special perhaps?
Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Apr 11, 2020, 11:13 AM
We have received the following information from Lulu, who are making big changes :

Quote
The Premium Calendar (13.5 x 19 in) format
will no longer be available.

We will still offer the Standard Calendar (11 x 8.5 in). Any existing Premium Calendars will be removed on or after April 18, 2020.

This means that, if you would like to order this year's Premium Calendar, it is still there for another week.
This is your final chance to order something that will not be available again.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-qe2-story/the-qe2-story-premium-calendar-for-2020/calendar/product-24283196.html

Title: Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Apr 16, 2020, 10:39 PM
Final result : 75 calendars sold.
Total revenue for the QE2Story Forum : GBP 59.36.

There is currently a reduction on the calendars of 10 %, running out this evening. Code at checkout : LULU10.