Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Fan Club Giveaway–Win An SUAR Shirt!

You know when you decide to do something like fix a leaky faucet it seems like a no-brainer? I’ll tighten up this, I’ll replace that, then voila! DONE.

What I’ve realized after 44 long years is that no undertaking is straightforward or easy. There are always unexpected twists and turns, barriers, rules you didn’t know about.

Such was the case when I decided to create and sell Shut Up + Run shirts. I figured creating a logo and slapping it on a shirt would be no big deal. Long story short, the learning curve was much curvier than I expected.

Fortunately, my good friends at Nuf Said Advertising helped with the logo and did an awesome job. Then there was the business of printing the shirts. That’s where Family Fan Club came in. Paul and Kim, the masterminds behind FFC, contacted me after finding my blog. They thought we could work together and they were right.

I’ve appreciated FFC’s reliability, promptness, attention to detail and creative energy. They’ve navigated me through this confusing world of apparel design/printing and helped me understand some tricks of the trade. If you are looking to print shirts for your son’s baseball team, your own blog, or a fundraising cause, Family Fan Club can help out.

triathlon t-shirts, running t-shirts, marathon t-shirts, personalized t-shirts, custom t-shirts

Don’t get me wrong, there have been some glitches, but that comes with the territory. I think you test the true nature of someone you do business with when there are issues that need to be addressed. Do they show up and make things right? Do they work with you to solve the problem? If so, that’s who you want to work with. FFC always did this for me.

That said, here is some cool stuff FFC does/offers:

  • Logo design (they did the logo for my Burn Out tee in about 5 minutes)
  • Printing technique that dyes the fabric. This means no interference with wicking properties of the garment, no cracking, no fading, vibrant colors, unlimited colors
  • 100's of designs that can be personalized and customized including cotton t-shirts, decals and water bottles
  • FFC prints YOUR custom designs. 
  • FFC hosts stores and handles all the fulfillment. Design owner is paid without any hassles! As an example, check out the store page for The Rock On Foundation to benefit Dylan Flinchum who has recently been diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a genetic disorder.

FFC would like to give away an item to 2 winners!

If you win, choose any SUAR item you’d like:

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Or, any FFC design you’d like (these are my personal favorites):

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This one should say “SUAR’s Best Friend” but whatever.

Or, create your very own!

For every “50 likes” on Facebook, FFC will add another winner, so get “liking” and increase your odds!

To Enter:

  • Visit Family Fan Club's website and tell me what you like +1 entry
  • "Like" Family Fan Club on Facebook HERE + 1 entry
  • "Follow" Family Fan Club on twitter HERE  + 1 entry
  • Twat, FB or blog about this giveaway +1 entry

Two winners will be selected at random (or several depending on the # of Facebook likes) on Friday, October 28.

Special bonus! For the next two weeks, save $10 when spending $50 (SUAR10) at FFC.

Good luck!

Fine print: Family Fan Club provided the giveaway items in exchange for my review and for hosting the giveaway.

208 comments:

  1. i visited their site and I think their designs pale in comparison to yours. I like the one you have that wraps around the side the most.

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  2. yeap, the potty one is for me!!

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  3. I followed them on the good old twitter!

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  4. I just spent two days creating my own tshirt for a Halloween race...I could have seriously used a customized green shirt. Granted, I'm currently being stingy!

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  5. I love the FB running shirt. That would be perfect for me since I'm always on FB!! Following them on Twitter and FB. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I dig the Runner's Best Friend tee. But would choose SUAR over that one any day.

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  7. The SUAR are my favorites... sorry :) its a really sweet design

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  8. I like them on Facebook

    Melissa dot Brook (at) hotmail dot com

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  9. I love the Runners Best Friend portapotty shirt!! So true!

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  10. Haha! I visited their site and I like the "marathon official spectator" shirt for my husband. Cute!

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  11. I liked them on FB! By the way, I LOVE my SUAR tech shirt. It's become my favorite thing to run in.

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  12. Clever shirts! I like the FB one, cute :)

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  13. mistyluke@yahoo.comOctober 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Oh my gosh!!! Love td the run mommy rin shirt on their site..also like the runners best friend shirt u posted. super funny.

    Liked em on Fbook too :)

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  14. katygrinnell@gmail.comOctober 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    I like the "like running" shirt. Very cute!

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  15. I like their personalized shirts! Would love a shirt to get people to yell my name at my next race!

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  16. katygrinnell@gmail.comOctober 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Liked on FB!

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  17. I like them on Facebook now!

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  18. I also follow them on twitter too! Would love one of their shirts!

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  19. I would like your Shut up and Run visor...ah, even if I don't win...I think I will put it on my Christmas list....

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  20. Done and Done. I LOVE the shut up + Run white hat! Would be a perfect replacement for my soon to be ratty Nike one!

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  21. i like the run mommy run shirts.

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  22. i am now following them on twitter

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  23. As for what I like on their website, WAAAAAAY too much. But I think my favorite is either the "butterfly runner" (though I'd want the quote on the back or front from which it's designed from) or just the simple "runner." one.

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  24. Checked out their website, cool. In fact, I received one of their t-shirts as a gift.....'A Runner's Best Friend'. I also 'liked' Family fan Club on Facebook. Your logo is perfect and very fitting for you.

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  25. I'd go for the better together tech shirt. I'm gearing up for my first tri next year so it'd be some nice motivation.

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  26. I can't decide on one thing I like best from their website! I have a list of, like, 7 things I would SO buy if I didn't need the money to pay pesky bills (stupid Verizon doesn't like not getting paid on time)!

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  27. I "like" Family Fan Club on facebook!

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  28. I like "got PR?" and the runner's best friend ;)

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  29. I like the Running/FB likes shirt...and of course, a SUAR shirt or visor!

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  30. I liked FFC on Facebook, I honestly I think YOUR design is the best:)

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  31. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog. http://slowandsteadywin.blogspot.com

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  32. Following FFC on Twitter! @jerileeplus5

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  33. I like the FB one, but your designs are cuter!

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  34. I like the butterfly runner logo on their website, it would be cute on a tech tee!

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  35. I already know how awesome FFC is (Paul was so great) and I want to say YOU are sooooo awesome for 1. recommending them to me and 2. just now posting about Dylan. THANK YOU!!

    Dylan's shirts look AWESOME and I cannot say enough nice things about Family Fan Club!!!

    Thanks Beth for all your help.

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  36. i like the Like Running shirt w/ the little 8 million fb'ers liking it. Cute.
    But wait, "win AN suar shirt"?? Really? You spell out "ess yoo ay are" when you say it? Cuz i've been "swar"ing it up over here. Interesting. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  37. i like 'em on fb. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  38. The black long-sleeve SUAR shirt seems to be calling my name. Shiny.

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  39. As a newer runner hoping for a half last year, the Marathon Spectator one seems about right. But I would of course prefer yours. : )

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  40. Ok, here goes. I like your glitter SUAR shirt best. However, I do like the like running pink Bella shirt!
    I follow them and fb them, too. I fb'd and tweeted the giveaway, too.

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  41. I love your SUAR tech shirt!!! Best design of them all, by far!

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  42. Now following @FamilyFunClub on Twitter

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  43. I tweeted about the giveaway

    (dean923 on Twitter)

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  44. I'd probably get Lady J the "Need more cowbell" triathlon shirt.

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  45. I like the need more cowbell tshirt

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  46. I follow them on twitter (tracyrunning)

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  47. I like how you can customize technical shirts and headsweats hats!

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  48. Nice shirt! Really love the simple and clean look.

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  49. I love that they allow you to design your own shirts. We used them to make my families shirts for IMLP. They were great to work with.

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  50. I like your shirt with the runners on the side. The potty one is so you!!!

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  51. I put the giveaway on my sidebar!

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  52. I like the "my mom is faster than my dad" shirts - but I guess I would have to give it to my kids...I also like Run Mommmy Run - because I hear it A LOT.

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  53. I love your shut up and run shirt, by far my favorite, the website does have some fun ones though.

    I liked them on Facebook too :)

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  54. I visited the site. I like that it's so organized and easy to find what you want. I also like the fact that they already have some running logos to choose from (no thinking needed on my part) :-)

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  55. I also love the 'link running' tee. So cute.

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  56. I now follow them on Twitter too!

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  57. I checked out their website, and I like the "got pr?" tech shirts. Those are cute!

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  58. The SUAR ones are my favorite... and I liked them on FB.

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  59. Runners Best friend Shirt. Maybe we should personalize and make it a bush instead.

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  60. I like the personalized pink tshirt..."Run _ Run"!!!

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  61. I agree with runningbetty, your designs are pretty awesome. I like the visor the best.

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  62. I'm with a lot of the other commenters - your designs are probably the best on the site. Yours are unique and I feel like the rest are simple "put logo on chest, hit print"

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  63. I love the shirt that has the runner on the side! Plus I love your blog!

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  64. Love the "shut up and run" V neck performance shirt

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  65. I really love the "Run Mommy Run" shirts.

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  66. I like your shirt with the runner on the side the most

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  67. I like think I like your logo best. The others are nice, but I like the "Shut up" part too much! haha

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  68. i went to the site and honestly, your design is the best. yours has more personality! SO, if i were to win, I'd want one of your shirts - probably the short sleeved SUAR tech shirt!

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  69. I visited their site and like the "We Run for Those Who Can't" tshirts

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  70. The "Run, Mommy, Run" t-shirt for my girls would be perfect.

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  71. Following FFC (and you!) on twitter

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  72. Followed Family Fun Club on twitter.

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  73. I like the mommy one and of course the SUAR shirts!

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  74. While I liked the "I see crazy people" stuff on their site, I'd pick the SUAR tech tee.

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  75. I like the FB themed running shirt, but I like your ls black one more.

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  76. I love your design on the long sleeve shirt, but on their site, I love the Run Mommy shirt, so cute!

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  77. I tweeted the giveaway! @wealths@health

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  78. Although I'd pick one of your shirts to win, I like the "live life on the run" shirts they offer.

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  79. I like the Got PR? shirt! The Run Mommy Run shirts are fun for the kids too! I love your shirts the most though!

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  80. I like the Run Mom Run shirt, however, I like your SUAR shirt the best.

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  81. I would love my kids to have Run Mommy Run shirts.

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  82. I already follw FFC on twitter!

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  83. The SUAR shirts are my fav but I like the facebook shirt too :)

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  84. Ha! Runners best friend, I seriously need that shirt

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  85. I am following them on Twitter now

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  86. Thanks everyone for the comments on the SUAR Tech Shirt and our Family Fan Club designs. Check back, I added a few designs we've been meaning to get up in the Running section. Look forward to working with you when you need a shirt for yourself or when supporting friends & family!

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  87. Liked them on FB!!

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  88. Potty shirt!!!

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  89. I love the frosty runner long sleeve shirt! So cute.

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  90. and finally, i tweeted about your givaway too!

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  91. I like the "like running" shirt but also like the marathon spectator shirt for my husband

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  92. Alta Radelich (radelich1@netzero.net)October 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    I liked them on fb

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  93. Alta Radelich (radelich1@netzero.net)October 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    I liked the shirt they designed for you best. I bought it the first time you had it made up and love it!

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  94. I visited their site, and I like the Run Mommy Run and the I need more cowbell.

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  95. I already liked them on f/b. Bummer I couldn't help you get another article to give away.

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  96. Love their stuff, liked them on FB and added them on twitter, love the "Run Mommy Run" stuff for my kiddos!! SUAR apparel made my Christmas list this year <3

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  97. Love the "I see crazy people" triathlon shirt and sticker. Oh, and of course, the SUAR shirt! ;)

    I liked them on FB too.

    Thanks for the info - I've got a race for Boys & Girls Clubs where I work next year and will need shirts!

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  98. I like the "Frosty Runner" t-shirt. But really I'd like the SUAR long sleeve black shirt most of all!

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  99. Liked them on FB!
    (lorimellott@shaw.ca)

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  100. Facebooked your giveaway!
    (lorimellott@shaw.ca)

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  101. I'd love the "run Mommy run" shirts for my kids!(lorimellott@shaw.ca)

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  102. Followed on twitter! @SendingLove
    (lorimellott@shaw.ca)

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  103. I tweeted about the last hours of the giveaway

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  104. I liked Family Fun Club on FB

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  105. I prefer the SUAR shirt with the runners wrapped on the side...and the SUAR hat is pretty sweet too ;)

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  106. I followed them on Twitter also!

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