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« on: December 03, 2003 09:02:30 AM »

While casting about in frustration for a notepad and pen last night to start a shopping list, inspiration hit. The deeper half of AOL tins have a small lip around the edge, perfect for keeping a pencil from falling off.

So I grabbed one from my extensive stash and colored around the edges with silver metallic sharpie to obliterate the suggestion to try new AOL 9.0 Optimized! (It took two coats - let the first coat dry a long time before doing the second.)

I then glued two relatively flat magnets to the top back with that silicone gel glue you've used to make picture marble magnets. I used flattish ones so the thing wouldn't tilt too much when I leaned my hand against it to write on the notepad. I could tell they would be strong enough to hold up the whole thing because I tried it by sticking them to the back of the tin first with their own magnetic magic powers, then stuck that to the fridge, and added the notepad and the pencil, and nothing slid around. Yay!

Step three was to take the paper backing off a Post-It notepad and stick the pad directly to the middle of the tin.

Step four, put on fridge, get small pencil to set on ledge, and write "Paper Towels" on the notepad so you don't forget again! This whole project took me less than five minutes, but I only did one coat of Sharpie before I put it up, didn't let the glue dry before sticking it up (hey, the magic magnetism will hold it while it dries if no one moves it) and haven't embellished it in any way. I'll post a pic after I go back and make it pretty. (I just really wanted to get the reminder to buy paper towels down before I forgot.  Tongue )
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2003 09:16:53 AM »

Great idea!  I will be putting one up on my fridge today.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2003 11:38:21 AM »

Thanks! OK, here's a picture.

Big version:

All I did was add little marble pictures spelling out GET THIS.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010 05:59:55 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed non-working images to links. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2003 12:53:31 PM »

oooh! i like. man, now i wish that i got those annoying things in the mail. i havent gotten any at my new address!!! (hee hee hee, wanting junk mail, how silly)

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2003 01:41:05 PM »

Genius!!  I love it...I'm dying for one to come in the mail now too.  It's been awhile which is odd.  Do they give them out in any public places, or is it just the ones in the cardboard sleeves that they do that with?

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2003 01:34:44 AM »

I think they only give out the cardboard covered ones in public places. You can stack way more into the display that way. But they're still mailing out the tin ones -- I think they alternate that and the plastic DVD-style cases.

Probably the best way to ensure a steady stream of AOL mailings is to take their free trial offer and then cancel. They don't like to lose someone who's been, even if ever so briefly, in their grasp. It's really hard to convince the customer service rep you really want to cancel, and then once you do, you're on their mailing list for life with "Come back now for two free months!!!" offers.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2003 09:51:14 PM »

Wow i love this one. This is better than the coaster idea! This is wonderful, good idea, thanks so much!

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2003 12:56:52 PM »

OKay after calling 3 different phone numbers i got the phone number of aol where you can have then send you a free cd, *HOPEFULLY*it comes in the tin!   so here it is 1-877-773-4462

      Yea! I hope it comes in the tin!

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2003 08:02:20 PM »

Hmm. The last one I got came in a plastic DVD-style case, but maybe you'll luck out. In any case, you're now on their List, and you'll be getting CD's about once a month until the end of the universe. Smiley
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2003 08:18:55 PM »

i tell everyone i know that i am on an AOL tin hunt...

someone told me that while shopping the day after thanksgiving they saw about 3 boxes full of AOL cd tins waiting to be distributed at a Sears--- i think i might pay the cashier like $10 to let me take a box or two  Shocked

i haven't had a chance to check out the lead but if i hit the jackpot, i will be sure to let y'all know.  

i posted this in another thread but...

i got this rounded tin at best buy today. apparently if you have a rewards card you get one for free. my bf has a rewards card and got it for me. its thick enough to fit about 10 loose CDs.  it holds about 40 of the small marble images i made covering one surface


i have a friend that works at best buy- and while i was there i saw a huge display of these on a forklift... i am trying to find out if he can get me some loot! these would be so cool to give magnetic gifts in that don't fit in the aol tin!

::crosses fingers::
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010 06:04:07 PM by jungrrl - Reason: changed non-working images to links. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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