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#2075226 - 05/01/13 07:18 PM These should be easier to find.
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I am a member of NFMC, and it is their policy to give students "gold cups" for three years' worth of superior scores at a particular festival event. So, if they get superior for three years in the solo category, they earn a gold cup. Duet, same thing. Concerto . . . you get the idea. Once they've earned one, it's three more years until they get the next size up.

I like to give a little incentive in between cups at my spring recital to recognize the kids who did exceptionally well. Because not all my students participate in festivals, I give out a handful of incentives each year. This year it's five.

In past years, I bought a little music note pin for 99 cents each plus shipping, which is generally unbelievably high, because I can't find anything like that locally. So, about $4 per kid. This year, apparently the 99 cent pin is $1.99, and shipping has gone up too. Ugh. I wish I could think of another good little "prize" to hand out instead, or I wish I could buy pins at a local store.

Two questions:

1. Do you do anything like this? What do you use instead of pins?
2. Do you know of a good, cheap place to buy pins in bulk so I can use them for years to come?
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#2075268 - 05/01/13 08:35 PM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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Ah, never mind. I was mistaken about the price increase (I found the same pin I'd bought before, but on a different site). They did go up, but only to $1.25. That's doable, and the shipping is still cheap. Bought!
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#2075389 - 05/02/13 12:05 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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Edit: Never mind. grin
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#2075408 - 05/02/13 12:22 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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Umm, why would this post need a moderator? And if it does, the best way to summon one is to click on "notify" at the bottom of the offending post.
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#2075411 - 05/02/13 12:24 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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ha You took me the wrong way, it's not "offending". I just meant that a moderator should delete the thread, since there is no longer any use for it being here. smile
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#2075422 - 05/02/13 12:34 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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I see. Well just posting "moderator" probably won't bring them running. smile

In any case, there still may be something to keep the thread going for. The OP asked: 1. Do you do anything like this? What do you use instead of pins?
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#2075433 - 05/02/13 12:56 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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I can find pins at my local shop, but they're probably just as dear.

On a similar theme, I've been looking for musical themed stickers - happy treble clef, etc. Anyone found these?
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#2075435 - 05/02/13 01:01 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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It's not a great idea to delete threads that have fulfilled their reason d'etre.

Not only it would render this forum empty pretty much (since PW members are doing a great job of helping each other), but additionally it would deprive the opportunity to anyone to provide a fresh perspective on things, or ask a similar question, etc...

thumbs: amazon.co.uk perhaps? I bet they'd have something in there...
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#2075440 - 05/02/13 01:07 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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Ahhh - found some.

Is this an old thread? how can you tell?
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#2075443 - 05/02/13 01:10 AM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: ten left thumbs]
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Originally Posted By: ten left thumbs
Ahhh - found some.

Is this an old thread? how can you tell?
No it's not an old thread...

On the top of each post you can see the date. 5-2-2013, so it was done today... No worries on that.
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#2075944 - 05/02/13 02:40 PM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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We almost never delete threads for the simple reason that other people might find the information useful in the future.

And if people don't want things to show up on the first page, they should simply not reply to it. I've seen threads last for days or weeks because people keep replying to them complaining about the fact that they won't go away. I always think to myself "This post would've been off the front page ages ago if people had a modicum of self-restraint."
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#2075975 - 05/02/13 03:11 PM Re: These should be easier to find. [Re: Brinestone]
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All right, have it your way. ha

I noticed you never replied to my PM. What's up with that? wink
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