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.

6 comments:

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. :)