Monday, January 2, 2012
More 1/2 Expressions
Frugal deed for the day: My former piano teacher - I have kept in touch with her for over 30 years - sent a nice card and calendar. She wrote that her husband is retiring this month and her daughter graduated from college. I wanted to send a nice gift - just a token really. Many places do not ship internationally and if they do - the shipping is outrageous. So, I poked around stores I found through ebates. Finally found one - Godiva Chocolate has a Japan site. And while not cheap, I was able to send a nice gift without spending an arm and a leg for shipping. As a matter of fact, shipping was under $7 :) And while some think it is inconsiderate to send giftcards - my husband's cousin's daughter had a baby last week - I hope they enjoy their baby's r us card :) Maybe I am old and inconsiderate - but would rather send a gift card than drive around a look for something - and then not have it be useful. If they lived in driving distance - which they don't (probably 1,000 miles away) - I would have purchased a practical gift - but practical plus shipping isn't always smart.