I actually was not familiar with the company, so I immediately checked their website and found it to be clean and user-friendly. As I looked around, I got that excited feeling only another teacher would understand. All of the bulletin board patterns, games, office supplies and classroom decorations just do something to a teacher that doesn't seem to happen to other people. Know what I mean? You do. I know...
I chose a few things that I knew I would need this year and then I even added on to my order above the amount they gave me to shop because I just couldn't resist. One of the items I purchased was a jingo game. I had actually borrowed one from another teacher a while ago and always intended to buy my own, but I never saw them around. Jingo is like Bingo, but instead of just calling out a word, you read a question and have the kids try to answer. The answer is what they cover on the card. It's a lot more interactive and academic than a regular Bingo game. I chose Thanksgiving Jingo, but I'm seriously considering going back for some others.
The customer service was exceptional at MPM. A day after I placed my order online, I received a phone call to confirm my address. My package arrived just a few days later! When I opened the box, I was actually happy to see newspaper was used as the cushioning material instead of styrofoam peanuts or those air-filled bags. Besides being easier to get to my actual purchase, it was nice to just toss the newspaper into the recycling bin. Everything survived the trip beautifully.
I also found a little postcard in the package informing me that a portion of my purchase was being donated to a children's charity. How nice is that?
So, was I happy with my shopping experience at MPM? Absolutely. Will I be a return customer? Without a doubt.
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Be well, my friends. I've been super glued to my computer working on a very exciting project that I'm thisclose to being able so share with you!