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Amazon Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I am sorry for skipping my July Favorites, but I didn’t really love anything that month and I was going to upload it. It became too late to do one, so I sincerely apologize to anyone that was looking forward to it. I decided to buy a planner to keep my hectic life organized, but I did not want to break the bank while doing so. Amazon is a great alternative from buying from the actual site. Their return policy is so much better ad they are faster for processing orders. Amazon gave me the shipping estimate as September 1 through the 19th, but after my order was process, they gave me the shipping estimate of August 11th to the 15th. I got the planner on August 13th by FedEx. They also offer free shipping, which you all know that shipping costs are my kryptonite. Am I spelling that right? Anyways, here is everything that I bought for a grand total of 52.19 USD.

Filofax 2015 A5 Organizer, Saffiano Raspberry, 39.94 USD

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I absolutely love my Filofax! I know it is too early to rave about it, but I really love the look of it and the way the layout is. The leather is so plush like a little pillow. I love that it has pockets to slip little post-its in it or mini note pads and it even has a side pocket to slip a skinny notebook or larger items. The little pockets are supposed to be for credit cards, but I wouldn’t keep my cards with my Filofax. I like my wallet for that, plus it seems weird to keep them in there. I like that it came with a few surprises that wasn’t supposed to be in there like a 2014 spread, including 2015, and a 100 page notebook pad. I won’t go into detail online, but if you’re my friend, odds are that I will be showing you it.

Sharpie Pen Fine Point Pen, 4 Colored Pens, 4 USD

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These were a really great buy at 1 USD a pen. The pack also came with a bonus neon orange Sharpie, which is always nice to get stuff for free. I bought these pens, because they do not bleed or smudge. It will be perfect for color coding my planner, these pens that is. The Sharpie would probably bleed through the pages. I always really loved these pens in high school and I am just now coming back to it. It was definitely an oldie but a goodie. I don’t ever really see these in stores anymore.

AllyDrew Colorful Lines Japanese Washi Masking Tape, set of 3, 5.50 USD

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I bought the tape to decorate my planner and to symbolize certain events like vacation, holidays, and date nights. Plus, they are super cute and see through, so you can write over the tape or underneath in it. I like the versatility of using the tape.

So, that is everything that I bought! Have you hauled anything lately?

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

First Impressions, My Life, SALE

Why I Chose Filofax Instead Of Erin Condren

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have a bit of a rant for you. WARNING: This post could get ugly. After watching countless Youtube videos, I really had my heart set on a customized Erin Condren planner. I saw that if you signed up, you got a 10 USD off of your order. NOWHERE did it say that you would get the coupon via email. Even then, I did not receive this email until HOURS after I signed up. I thought this matter could be easily resolved with adding something extra to my order that would equal 10 USD.

I just got the code in my inbox! Is there anyway to apply it now? Or would I have to cancel my order and reorder it? I am willing to cancel my order to get the $10off coupon. I really wanted to use it and it is upsetting that it didn’t apply and didn’t come into my email until after I ordered it.

Hello Hannah,
I am truly sorry for the late response as we have been swamped with emails!
Unfortunately, the only way for us to redeem your code is to cancel your order as we cannot manually apply codes to an order that has been submitted. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience. Please let us know if we are to continue or cancel your order. Thanks!
Cancelling my order was a major inconvenience, but I was still willing to make it work.
I will be cancelling my order and will reorder with my coupon once all of the funds have been transferred to my account. Is there a fee for cancelling before I do so?
Hi Hannah,
Your order has been successfully cancelled and there’s no fee for the cancellation as we have yet to design your items. For the refund, we issue within 24 hours of when the refund request is approved. However, we have found that it takes 7-10 business days for a refund to reflect in your bank account, depending on your banking institution.
At ten business days, I email them to ask what day was my funds refunded, because I thought that it was taking too long.
On what day was the refund approved? Its already been 10 business days for my bank since I last received an email. So I was wondering when the refund was issued so I could talk to my bank about it
Thanks for getting back to us. I will get an update with our billing team regarding the status of your refund and you will hear from us in a timely manner.
This is the receipt that I received:
US $73.20
Date/Time: 31-Jul-2014 16:31:36 MDT
This was  dated the day AFTER I inquired about when my refund will be issued! I am very angry and upset that they just refunded my order. I would have to wait another seven to ten days. So, I wrote this back:
This was supposed to be refunded on July 14th. I was told that my order was cancelled. Why is this just getting refunded now? I will not buy from this company ever again and will not be reordering it now. I will be sure to inform others about my  negative experience with this company on my blog. I am completely dissatisfied and will not be coming back. I understand that its the company and not the associate assisting me. Would you forward this email to  Erin Condren? I really want the person in charge to know how her policy has turned off a potential customer.
Thank you.
Once I sent this email back, the NEXT DAY the funds were in my account. This experience totally turned me off from the company completely. I would not recommend ordering from this company directly or its products. I turned to learning about Filofax and researching the company and its products. I ultimately decided that I would buy it from a trusted source: Amazon. I have no regrets with my Filofax and I love it! The Erin Condren life planner would have been so great to own, but the company made it impossible for me to order from them. You would think that a company would want people to buy their products, instead of making it harder for people to order from them. If this was the company I worked for, they would have worked out an agreement with the customer to get the customer to be a repeat offender.
With Love,
Selena Hannah xoxoxo