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Adventures in Ninja Savings

My wife and I have both said that we’d make lousy rich people. Paying full price for things just seems wrong. Especially at Christmas, when retailers are desperately trying to one-up themselves in an effort to conquer the monster looming over their head that is Amazon. It’s my goal to squeeze every dollar that I get to it’s fullest potential. Inspired by my girl Mir over at wantnot.net, I saved some big money. [CHRISTMAS PRESENT SPOILERS AND RAMBLING AHEAD AFTER THE JUMP!] Continue reading Adventures in Ninja Savings

The newest trend in giftgiving – nothing

I got this from the Miami Dolphins (who have possibly the worst online “pro shop” in all of sports) in my email today:

NEED A LAST MINUTE GIFT, FAST? Virtual gift cards are delivered via e-mail within 24 hours!

I understand how people don’t like gift cards because there isn’t that much “thought” put into them, but I can understand them; I wouldn’t want to shop for me, since I’m very particular with the things I use, and a gift card makes life easier for people, especially if they’re sending something in the mail (instead of cash).

But really, what kind of message does it send to say “hey, here’s an email that you’ll probably delete as spam because I forgot that tomorrow is Christmas because I live in Antarctica and South Pole people refuse to acknowledge the actions of those at the North Pole”?

These are kind of the layers of giftgiving: Continue reading The newest trend in giftgiving – nothing