Have you ever heard "Can't see the forest for the trees?"

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
April 21, 2012 6:21am CST
Well I think that happened to me (again) today. I have been locked into one idea that I totally missed a better, easier and CHEAPER way of doing something. I'm going to be selling lottery raffle tickets to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure that I have done for the last 4 years. Well, this year I wanted to put my QR code on the back of the ticket, but it was kind of expensive to do it when the tickets were printed, so I thought I'd print up labels and stick them on the back of the tickets. I have plenty of labels and it's something that my husband and I could do while we're watching TV or something. I have 1,000 tickets, so even if I print two codes on each label and cut them in half, I still need 500 labels. There's 30 labels per sheet, about 25 sheets per box - that's 750 codes in each box, so I have to buy another box. So I'm still spending money on this. So, it hits me all of a sudden - Why don't I just print the QR code right on the ticket myself??? Why am I so obsessed with having it on a label? Hopefully it'll work. I don't have time to mess with it right now because I have to leave in about 15 minutes. But as soon as I get home, I'm doing it! When's the last time this happened to you? Did you finally get the better answer?
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@lowyder (282)
• Canada
21 Apr 12
well i had a similar probelm while in between doctors as i had just turned 19 am on my own and had ust lost my medical coverage my inhallers alone are in the 400$ range each time i need them i just stopped getting them filled after loosing my coverage i do need them someitmes very much and do not have them i did go get one filled once the cheapest one i could get it was 21.xx... something like that and just took when i needed i found a huge difference so i find just go wtih what will save u time or money but if i was to talk to my doctor she would give me free samples of these inhalers ...so i have apt. tues. i will be seeing if she is able to give me some samples of all these inhallers and worst case atleast hopefully get some (expensive)samples to save some money.. best ofluck id go with just printing on the back tickets if i were you!! Low~!
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
21 Apr 12
Good luck to you also! I hope you can get your inhalers!
@GardenGerty (105224)
• United States
21 Apr 12
It happens to me a lot. I do not know if I would have the skill to print it on the tickets and it depends on how they are formatted, because what is coming to my mind right now are those rolls of tickets that you see for carnivals etc. I am not the best at figuring out things. On the other hand, if they are in a larger sheet format, I could do it. My mind was thinking of a personalized stamp and just stamping it on. I am glad it is not too late in the process for you to do this. Often when I get a bright idea it is already too late. Good luck to you.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
21 Apr 12
They're individual 2X5 tickets that are perforated at about 2". It might not end up being such a great idea after all, I can't get them to feed through my printer (yet). I'll keep you posted.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
21 Apr 12
There's this website in our country where you could get last-minute theatre tickets with great bargains. I was so amped up when it first came out that we bought some tickets with the family... and later it came to my mind that with the certain theatre's students bargain program I could've gotten a seat for the same price in a better place...
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
21 Apr 12
THAT'S exactly what I mean!
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
19 Nov 12
Are you allowed to have a raffle? In my state (I'm in the midwest) you have to have a gambling license from the state in order to hold and sell raffle tickets even if it's for charity. I wish you luck and that's a lot of printing.