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*Expired* 6 Free Valentine’s Cards Shipped

by Freebies4Mom on January 21, 2009 8:38 am


This great offer has ended. I got my cards in the mail and I’m thrilled with them!
Visit Stories by Everyone and you will get 6 Free Photo Valentine’s Cards including free shipping! Just click on “Create your Valentines Now” to get started and remember to use the code valentine at checkout under “Have a coupon?” to take advantage of this free offer. Click on “Recalculate” after you enter your coupon code to see that your order is $0 with free shipping. Your box of 6 cards would normally cost $5.34 before shipping. You do not have to enter any credit card information, simply click on “Submit your order” and leave that form blank. You should receive a confirmation by email for your order.

This photo website is by Scrapbooks Etc (a Better Homes and Garden magazine). There are 10 different Valentines designs, I choose the “Howdy Valentine” design because I have a great photo of my boys with their cowboy hats. My order went thru successfully and the total was $0.00. This offer expires on February 1, 2009.

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Here are click-by-click instructions on how to create your free Valentine’s photo card and redeem this free offer:

1. I had to use Internet Explorer as my web browser for this offer because when I used Firefox I was unable to upload any photos. If you are having problems, try switching to IE.

2. Go to http://stories.scrapbooksetc.com/landings/valentine0209.php

3. Click on the red box “Create your Valentines Now” in the bottom right-hand corner.

4. Select one of the ten Valentine’s Cards by clicking on the design you want

5. Click on the green button “build now”

6. Account Setup: create a new account by entering your first name, last name, email address and password. You can uncheck the box if you don’t want to receive the weekly update newsletter from Scrapbooks etc.

7. Click on “Upload Photos” button below the preview of the design you selected. Or you can click on the “My Photos” in the top menu and then click on “Upload Photos”.

8. Click on “Add Photos” and select a photo from your computer to upload.

9. Click on “Start Upload”

10. After you’ve successfully uploaded your photo, click on the text link “Go back to My Photos”

11. Click on “Back to Book” button in the top right-hand corner. They use the term “book” to refer to any photo project including cards.

12. You will see the Valentine card design you previously selected with your uploaded photo below it. Click on your photo and drag it onto the card.

13. Select the blue “Edit” button in the top right-hand corner of the photo to make changes to your photo and the border. Then click on “Done” button.

14. Click the “Preview” button to look at your design and confirm that you are done with your editing.

15. Click the “Order” button below the preview of your photo card.

16. Click “Continue Checkout” because the default package size is “Box of 6” and that is what the free offer is for.

17. You’ll see your Shopping Cart with a subtotal of $5.34. You need to enter the coupon code valentine in the box under the text “Have a coupon?”

18. Click on “Recalculate” button after you enter the coupon code and you will see your subtotal change to $0.00.

19. Fill out your mailing address under the “Billing Information” then click the box at the bottom to copy it over to the “Shipping Information”. Click on the “Next” button.

20. You should see your order summary with a total of $0.00. Click on the “Next” button.

21. Don’t fill out any credit card information! Just leave it blank and click on “Place Order”

22. You’re done! You’ll see an Order Summary and you’ll also receive an email with your order number.

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{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

Valentine Love SMS February 11, 2009 at 5:39 am

U r unique U r caring and U r the Best.And I am d luckiest to have U in my life! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MY SWEET HEART!

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Jennifer February 9, 2009 at 5:54 am

I just logged in last night and my order is shown as still processing… I wonder if I will actually get these in time to mail them for Valentine’s Day?

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Anonymous February 7, 2009 at 9:59 am

I SUBMITTED MY PHOTOS AND MY ORDER WENT THRU HOW LONG DOSE IT TAKE TO GET THEM???

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Joyce February 2, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I got my cards on Friday. They are very cute.

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tgazmommy February 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm

This never did work for me. I tried for days to get in, but it was always overloaded! Of course, I thought I would try it today (even though I knew this)and the coupon has expired. But I am glad for all of you that were able to get in.

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kristy February 2, 2009 at 10:33 am

Thanks Heather! I got my cards a couple days ago & there is triple the order!!! They turned out fabulous! Thank you so much, I wouldn't have ever done anything like this for Valentines if it wasn't for your site! Love IT!!!

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kelly February 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

Thanks for sharing this. I’m late. I just did mine today, but it worked perfectly.

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Anonymous February 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

Thanks Heather. Love your site!

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Heather February 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

Response to Comment #71 – I have not heard of anyone else having to pay tax, but my guess is it might have to do with the state you live in and their sales tax laws. You should ask your question directly to Stories by Everyone.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous February 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

they charged me tax, but I didn’t put in my credit card. Do I have to pay this tax?

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Kristy January 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Thank you so much for letting us know about this offer. You are wonderful!

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Anonymous January 31, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Ive tried uploading pictures on firefox and it didnt work so I tried IE but then it kept going to my library instead of my photos. Can anyone help?

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Nicole January 31, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Thanks! I finally got my pictures to upload to the site. What a great offer!

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Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Received my cards today. They are so adorable!!! This was a great freebie.

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Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

As others have mentioned earlier – I’m not having any luck uploading a photo! I’ve tried both IE and Firefox with no luck. Any other suggestions out there? (Finally got a decent photo and now am frustrated I can’t get it to upload… I don’t want to install the drag n drop feature.)

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Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

please help i can not make my photo how big they are requesting please help:(

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Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

THIS WAS EASY AND GREAT. THANX

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robbie January 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I did have some technical stumbles but was finally able to place the order. I hope BH&G; is able to improve upon their site.Thank you though for the tip!

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R and K January 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Thanks for posting this! I got mine and they turned out very cute.

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Anonymous January 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

I got my cards yesterday and they were absolutely adorable. This was a great offer. Thx again for all the freebies.

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Melissa January 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I’m shocked that this company is doing this but thanks for the info!

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Anonymous January 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

How long does it take to receive them?

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Hannah January 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Great Freebie!! I made the cutest card! Thanks so much for sharing all the great freebies you find!

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Anonymous January 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

This was SOOOO easy and fun to do. Can’t wait to get my free cards!!

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Anonymous January 27, 2009 at 10:03 am

I can't get my pix to upload! I have been trying this for 3 days at various times of the day/night & having the same issue. I am using IE. I can get as far as Step #8 in your instructions, nothing happens….aaarrrgghhh :{

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Anonymous January 27, 2009 at 8:41 am

I just wanted to say thanks for this one. What a great freebie. I’m planning on sending them to my family back in Wisconsin!! Thanks again!!

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Anonymous January 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

YOU ROCK!! I had a bit of a problem with this site…but once I figured it out – the cards are going to be so cute!! I did 2 orders, using my husband’s account for one…12 cards for free! Thank you!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Anne B January 25, 2009 at 7:18 pm

After numerous attempts and almost giving up I read Let31's post about Firefox working. I had tried Safari, Firefox, Opera, & IE on my Mac, and IE on two different Windows computers. Then I tried Firefox on XP and it worked! Thanks so much!

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Jennifer January 24, 2009 at 8:11 pm

I can’t get it to upload pics. I click “Add Photos” and it does nothing. I’ve tried several times. I’ve tried Safari, Camino, and Firefox. Sounds like this just works for some people but not others! I think they have a few kinks to work out.

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Tams* January 23, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Just made 2 sets [1 in my name 1 in hubbys]i did one set for our family and another set for my daughters pre school teachers! such a cute idea!! Thanks so much=)I also posted a link to this blog in my last entry!

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Sharon January 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

This was Easy. I was able to get 12 Valentine’s shipped to my address. I used my husband’s e-mail address and my own. Try this and you can get more pictures.

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm

SO GREAT!!!! Had to do it twice cuz wouldn’t work the first time – but smooth as butter the second. How EXCITING!!! Thank You! Rosemarie

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denise January 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm

this is great for my high schooler who doesnt passout very many anyways, thanks!!!

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I just completed my order with no problems whatsoever. Both sets of grandparents are going to LOVE this Valentine’s Day card with the picture of my 8 month old son. Thanks so much for this wonderful freebie!

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KELLY January 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

JUST DID MY CARDS, TOOK ABOUT 4 MINUTES TOTAL! 330PM EASTERN TIME. NO ISSUES. WHAT A CUTE FREEBIE!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!!!!

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Krysti January 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Just finished – Use IE though, it’s much happier with it! Thanks for this great freebie!

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I finally got finished with the cards… I had a lot of the same issues that a lot of you had, and my advice is to just keep trying!! You’ll get it!

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Kristen January 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Julie – I got the same message after spending so much time creating my card! Has anyone else gotten this error? What does it mean and how do we get around it?

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I didn’t have any problems at all. Excited about receiving my cards. Thanks for sharing!Houston, TX

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Julie January 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Oh! never mind i got it to work! I needed to sign in for anyone having the same problem:0)just sign in …LOL

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*Tanyetta* January 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Finally!!!!!Your order is complete!Congratulations! You’ve completed your order and beautiful things will soon be heading your way. Please print this page and save it for your records.Thank you for the tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

i’ve been trying all moring to upload photos but i don’t see anywhere to do that it is telling me you have no books, how do i do this i’d like to receive the photos and i’m not sure about the whole ie thing and how to check or how to do it could someone help me with that

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Julie January 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

WHEN I ENTER COUPON CODE IT GIVES ME A MESSAGE:You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘AND OD.coupon_text LIKE “%VAlETINE%” ON LINE 6WHAT IS THIS?

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Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

Worked for me! Great thanks!

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Let31 January 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

After two days of trying I finally accomplished this project and I used my firefox easier then the IE. But thanks for the instructions..Looking forward to this order..

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Liliana January 23, 2009 at 9:39 am

I did it! I cannot wait to get them. Thanks a lot!

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.ninja.mommy. January 23, 2009 at 8:23 am

I got in later on in the evening last night & designed an adorable little card for my DD's Grandparents. I just know they're going to love the personalization!!! I had a problem with Firefox not allowing certain things, so I just did it in an Internet Explorer browser instead. Thank you so much for letting us know about this one!!! X's & O's,Kelly E.Richmond, VA

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Elsa January 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I was finally able to complete my order, YAY!!! I am so excited and cannot wait to get them. I took several pics today of my son and thankfully got one nice one!! It is the perfect amount for me. I will be sending one to each my parents, my Hubby’s parents, my son’s 2 uncles and his aunt and one will be left for me to add to his scrapbook!!! Thanks Heather for posting this!! You are the best!!!!

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Rebekah January 22, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I’ve gotten to the checkout and it won’t take the coupon code. It gives me a message that says:You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘AND OD.coupon_text LIKE ‘%VALENTINE%” at line 6Yikes, I’m frustrated.

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Jill January 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I’m using IE and when I click on “add photos” it just sits there and nothing happens????

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Wade's World January 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm

So frustrating….

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Laura January 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm

It now says the link is broken…anyone else having this problem now?Laura

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amanda jane January 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Super easy, my husband and I did it last night using safari on my mac. No problems at all…excited that we are sending cards to the family, we are always the ones that never give out cards for anything because I always forget!

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Kat January 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm

you do have to use IE as your browser as it won’t work with firefox as Heather said it also won’t work with safari or mozilla for you MAC users you can download IE from microsoft and use it as a back up browser like I do

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tanyetta January 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

thank you for the step by step instructions! you’re a saint ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Heather January 22, 2009 at 11:41 am

To Everyone – I’ve just updated this post with click-by-click instructions! Please read them to see if they can answer your question. I had problems using Firefox, so switched to Internet Explorer to upload my photo. Good luck!-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Dissa January 22, 2009 at 11:28 am

For people have problem with “no book”before hit the build button, try to drg and drop your photo on the card at left side. then the upload page will be opened with instructions. Also if you have problem with download the web page through link ‘stories by everyone’ in this blog, simply go to google and search for stories.scrapbooksetc.

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Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

please can someone say “How to upload a photo?” I was not able to find a button to upload a photo. I tried for long time.

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Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 9:31 am

once i figured out how to do it the site worked great! i cant wait to get my cards! the site actually let me creat 2 accounts, one with my info and one with my husbands, and i actually got the free cards twice!! now i dont have to go out and buy valentines this year! thanks so much!!

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Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 9:29 am

You can only use it once per user.

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Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 9:05 am

I just saw your response Heather–it doesn’t give me the option to upload a photo once I pick out my card. I don’t know what the deal is.

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Pamela January 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

Can someome please help me figure this out. Dang, it keeps saying I have no books. I don’t want a dang book

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morgan January 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

Worked for me this morning at 7:30. Had my mom do a set too. This is going to make great v-day cards for my daughters daycare.Thanks Heather Love your blog.Morgan

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Lori January 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I can’t get it to a point where I can browse my photos. Even if I hit add photos, it does nothing. Does anyone know if perhaps this doesn’t work with a mac?

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Anonymous January 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Yup so true. You dont even have to give your credit card when they ask for it.leave it blank. thnks

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JoAnn January 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I can’t get my pictures to show at he bottom of te card so i can put them on it. I have tried all day.

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Deirdre January 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

worked real quick for me at 1045p est time – thanks!!

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Anonymous January 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I had troubles this morning but had no problems this evening, thanks for the great freebie!!!!!

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Jana D January 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Thanks for the info.. I was able to do it tonight at 8:45pm. I even went back in with my mother in law & we ordered a set for her also (2 different emails, 2 different accounts) So I got 2 sets coming.. I love free stuff!Jana D

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Lesli January 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

This worked great for me this evening. Thanks so much! I am excited to get them in the mail! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Christine January 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Thanks! I was able to do the cards at 5:30 CST. Thanks for the great freebie.christine

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debby January 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm

i tried this yesterday and could not get in, today it worked fine and my total at check out was 0$s. i’m so excited and can’t wait for them to arrivedmlxray@yahoo.com

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Anonymous January 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Does anyone know if we can create more than one account or is it one order per household?

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Heather January 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Response to Comment #6 – I think that they call your project a “book”. So just pick out your Valentine’s card design, then upload a photo. It is possible that their website might still be experiencing some problems from the heavy traffic they are getting for this offer. You might want to try again later and see if it works better then.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous January 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I don’t understand how to do this–it keeps saying I have no book.

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Heather January 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Sarah – I had the same problem when I tried to download the program (using Firefox). But I just switched over to Internet Explorer and it worked fine!-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous January 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

I couldn;t upload my pics :(I tried to download the drag program, but I got an error msd that said “install script not found” :(sarahclubine@hotmail.com

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Ginger January 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

I sure am going to keep trying, this would be neat for my family

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Time4mom2 January 21, 2009 at 10:58 am

This website is definitely overloaded!!! I tried for an hour to get past the registration, when I did, then I couldn’t finish checking out. I would recommend not to try and do this during peak hours.

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