For our Egypt VBS (Big Event), there were a few things I picked up from Group Publishing. On the whole, I’ve been growing a bit dissatisfied with the products Group is producing. It seems the crafts they make are expensive, easily forgettable, and not especially kid friendly. The music is sub-par (just like last year), and I’m a little annoyed that many of the songs are shot “at sea” — clearly intended more for their “Easy VBS” (High Seas). However, I filled my cart with a few items:
Starter Kit $89.99
Publicity Kit (comes with large outdoor banner, 52 postcards, and 10 posters) $34.99
Egyptian Headdress (great price) $9.95
Egyptian Belt (to complete the outfit) $9.95
Snake Arm Band (I couldn’t help it!) $8.75
Family Posters Pack $29.99 (could probably make my own, but looks more professional this way)
Group Total: $184.00 (with $5 flat rate shipping — that was a plus!)
I couldn’t find much more for a good price. For example their Nonadhesive Assorted were $3.47 for 50+ pieces and I picked up a pack of 500 WITH adhesive backs at Oriental Trading for $7.99. You do the math. Plus with the Key Code: KP11197724, you get free shipping with an order of $49 or more (expires 6/10). Group is top notch with convenience. They want to be your “one stop shop” and it seems they may take advantage of your limited time with inflated prices.
You can’t beat the publicity pieces, but I’m not impressed with much more. What about you? What did you purchase from Group?
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