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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« 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).



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).



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.

« Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019, 07:16 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Selling now : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #1 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.

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #2 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

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #3 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. 
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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #4 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 :)
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #5 on: Oct 28, 2019, 09:31 AM »
Enter code ONEFIVE at checkout for 15% discount

Offer Expires 31 October
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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #6 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.   :) :) :)
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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 2019, 07:05 PM »
They have been dispatched and are on their way !
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #8 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!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #9 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.   

 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #11 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.
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #13 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.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #15 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!
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #16 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.

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #18 on: Nov 05, 2019, 04:55 PM »
My calendars have shipped.  I will report back on the packaging.   :)
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #19 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
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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #20 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 !   :) :)
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #21 on: Nov 18, 2019, 09:50 AM »
10% Off Print Books & Calendars

Your Promo Code: LULU10  |  Offer Expires 21st November
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #22 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  :) .

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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #23 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

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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #24 on: Nov 23, 2019, 06:37 PM »
Here are mine :

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #25 on: Nov 25, 2019, 09:46 AM »
Discount code

15% Off Print Books & Calendars

Your Promo Code: ONEFIVE  |  Offer Expires 28th November
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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #26 on: Nov 26, 2019, 04:03 PM »
Here are my calendars !

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Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #27 on: Nov 26, 2019, 07:04 PM »
More photos of your calendars please!
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #28 on: Nov 29, 2019, 09:37 AM »
Shop Now and Save 25%
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Order before 11.59 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) 29 November.


At checkout, enter Promo Code: BLACKFRIDAY25    

Offer Expires 29th November at 11:59 PM EST
« Last Edit: Nov 30, 2019, 09:28 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #29 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. 
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #30 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. 
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #31 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
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #32 on: Dec 03, 2019, 09:55 AM »
The QE2 Story Calendar 30% Promotion code extended!

Update from Lulu Publisher:

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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).



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).



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.

« Last Edit: Dec 03, 2019, 10:06 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #33 on: Dec 03, 2019, 08:56 PM »
Do we have details of how far and wide these have travelled to ?
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #34 on: Dec 04, 2019, 09:54 AM »
20% off discount

Shop Now and Save 20%
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
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #35 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

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #36 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 !
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #37 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).



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).



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.


I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline pete cain

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #38 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

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Ready to order : The QE2 Story Calendars for 2020
« Reply #39 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
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