Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Birthday, Stu! - Plus, an Online Gift Certificate Tip

Today is my brother Stuart's birthday. Happy Birthday, Stu!

I sent his son an online I-Tunes gift certificate for his birthday that somehow got lost among his junk e-mail. I read this tip online and it's a GREAT idea (I did it for Stu's Amazon gift certificate): Send the gift certificate to yourself and then forward it to the recipient!

Isn't that brilliant? I constantly get junk e-mails (at least I thought they were junk) saying I have this gift certificate or that gift certificate. In fact, I get so many that when I received my brother's gift certificate which I had sent to myself, I almost deleted it.

When you receive the gift certificate, you can then change the "Subject" line to something that will grab the recipient's attention. Also, since the e-mail is coming from someone they know, they will be less likely to delete it without opening it.


Leslie said...

Great tip! I'm giving away some electronic gift certificates for contests at My Mommy's Place, so I'll have to do that.

Laurie said...

Leslie - Excellent! Glad I could help.

Lorna said...

God, not only are you beautiful and prolific, you're smart.

Laurie said...

Lorna - Two out of three ain't bad...I'll let you pick which two. :)

Grimm said...

You are the Martha Stewart of the net!

Tune in next week as she turns an ordinary end table into a functional fully functional desktop computer!

Or not.

Laurie said...

Grimm - I do what I can with what I have. :)