Reward Points Program

RewardsWe are thrilled to announce our new Rewards Points program.

As a way to thank our loyal customers for coming back to shop at, we’ve developed the Rewards Points program. When you shop online at you will earn Rewards Points.

Earning Points

You earn one Rewards Point for every dollar you spend. If your order’s total is under $10, you will earn one point. If the total is $10 or more, but less than $20, you will earn two points. And, so on.

Occasionally, we will offer other ways for you to earn points.  For example, during the month of October, 2013, we will reward you with five bonus points if you are a previous customer.  More on the October Bonus later.

Using Points

You can redeem your points for credit in your Gift Certificate account. Currently, each point that you redeem adds one dollar to your Gift Certificate balance.  You can use your Gift Certificate balance to pay for purchases at or use credit in the account to send a gift certificate to someone else by email.

We’re working on ideas for other exciting ways that you will be able to use your points in the future. So, you can choose to convert them to credit in your Gift Certificate account now, or you can choose to save them to use later.

And Here’s the Best News of All …

During the month of October, 2013, we are encouraging you to visit and view your Rewards Points balance.  If you’ve ordered from us before, you will received the October Bonus of five reward points just for logging in and viewing your Rewards Points history.

Log in using the link at the top of the page at  Be sure that you log in using the email address and password that you last used when you placed an order at  If you create a new account, you won’t see your existing Rewards Points and you won’t earn the bonus.

After you have logged in, click the “My Account” link at the top of the page. On the My Account page, you will see your Rewards Points total displayed as well as a link to View or redeem your Rewards Points.

A few people have created multiple accounts throughout the years.  We’ve tried to merge them into a single account for each customer with the most-recently used email address and password.  If you have any problems logging into your existing account, please email us at

The October Bonus will automatically be added to your Rewards Points when you log in and view your Rewards Points history by following the link on the My Account page.  You’ll only receive the bonus if your Rewards Points balance is greater than zero and if you haven’t already received the bonus.

If you haven’t ordered from us before, your Rewards Points balance will be zero and you won’t receive the bonus.  But, you will receive Rewards Points for any orders you place in the future.

And Here’s the Even Better Best News of All …

You have been earning Rewards Points with each purchase since July of 2009 (that’s when Bracha and I began operating!

To see how many Rewards Points you’ve earned, log into the web site then click the “My Account” link in the upper-right corner of the page. You’ll see your Rewards Points balance listed on the page and a link to “View or redeem your Rewards Points.”

The Obligatory Small Print

Rewards points awarded are based on the total of the order less taxes, shipping, and any gift certificate balance applied to the order. Rewards Points are added to your account when your order ships. Returns, refunds, and multiple orders within a short period of time may result in points being removed from your account.


Fourth Birthday Sale


It’s been four years since Bracha and I began running and we’re celebrating our anniversary with a sale.

From Monday, July 1, through Sunday, July 7, we will have many of our products on sale with savings of up to 20% off our already discounted prices.

The sale prices are good only on in-stock items and the items on sale may change each day.

Thanks to all for your patronage over the past four years!

Florida Residents: Free Shipping on Orders of $20.00 or Greater

FloridaAs you probably already know, offers free shipping in the US if your order totals $48 or more. No coupon code is required to take advantage of this offer. Orders under $48 pay a fixed low shipping charge.

Since we are located in Central Florida, shipping to addresses in Florida is less expensive than shipping boxes to other states.  To pass on these savings to our neighbors in Florida, we are offering free shipping on orders of $20 or greater to addresses in Florida.  To take advantage of this offer, your shipping address must be in Florida and you must enter the Discount Code FLORIDA at checkout.

Visit to begin shopping for model rocket kits, parts, supplies, and accessories.

Note that this is a limited time offer and may be withdrawn at any time. 2012 Holiday Sale (11/22 through 11/29)

Each year kicks off the holiday season with a special sale. This year, the Holiday Sale begins on Thanksgiving, November 22, and runs through November 29.

During the sale, almost everything listed on our web site will be on sale at discounts of up to 30% off our already discounted prices. Plus you benefit from our everyday low shipping charges.

The sale prices will go into effect in the early morning hours on Thanksgiving and will be updated periodically during the sale. Shop early for the best savings!

Please note that Virtual Vendor coupons are not valid during the sale period. Auctions Support American Red Cross

Auctions to Support the American Red Cross

We’re auctioning a few items on eBay with the proceeds designated to go to the American Red Cross. If you win one of the auctions, a portion of the amount that you pay for the item will be donated to the Red Cross to support its huge relief effort to help people affected by hurricane Sandy.

If you wish to support the Red Cross through eBay auctions or sales, eBay makes it easy to designate that all or a portion of the selling price will be donated to a charity of your choice.  If you list a rocketry-related item on eBay and designate that a portion of the selling price be donated to a charity, your auction will be displayed on the front page of and on the site’s Charity Auctions page.

Donate Directly to the Red Cross

The response to Sandy is very large and very costly and the Red Cross needs the public’s help now. You can make a financial donation by visiting, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Give Blood

The storm has also caused the cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a loss of as many as 11,000 blood products and people are eligible are asked to schedule a blood donation now, especially if they live outside the areas impacted by the storm.

To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.

Red Cross Shelters

If someone needs to find a shelter, they can download the Red Cross Hurricane app, visit the Red Cross web site, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or check local media outlets. People can let their loved ones know how they are by using the “I’m Safe” button on the Red Cross Hurricane App which can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. People can also register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website to let loved ones know they are OK. To register, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Third Anniversary Sale (June 30 to July 8, 2012)

In 2009, Bracha and Roger Smith began running  To celebrate our third anniversary, we are having a special sale starting on June 30 and ending July 8.  Prices on many of our products will be marked down from our regularly discounted prices.  Visit on June 30 to see the specials.

If you are a subscriber to the newsletter or to the eList announcement list, watch for an additional special offer to arrive by email on Thursday.