Loads of businesses have them and love for you to buy them. You can purchase them at book shops, grocers, restaurants, department stores--almost anywhere. They’re mostly inexpensive to purchase and easy to use, so seems like there are just oodles of reasons to keep buying gift cards as gifts, right?
As great as they seem, they’ve got some serious drawbacks and I want to bring them up for you since we’re quickly moving into fall and the last few holidays of the year.
Since I moved to using PayPal a few years ago as my method for conducting a variety of transactions, I’m still surprised at how many people I meet that are still not using or even know how to use PayPal. To help provide some information and hopefully save you some money, or someone you know, I’ve developed some bulleted bits of info for you below that should make for quick and easy reading.
The skinny on gift cards
Why PayPal rocks!
Timing is everything
I hope I've saved you at least a little next time you're standing at a Gift Card display and wondering whether you should spend $2 plus whatever the amount you load onto one for a gift, or to just sit in your pj's with your coffee and send the gift for free with PayPal from the comfort of your own home, or your favorite coffee shop, or wherever you've got net service.
Kunstfest 2016 prep is underway!
Alicia (my sister of On Story Street) has been busy detailing displays and getting situated for Kunstfest 2016. We’ve been hopping over and stepping around paintings, heads, photos and stands and moving around paints, brushes, and all sorts of other stuff in and out of the house while she readies for one of the largest annual fall celebrations in the rivers land.
There’ll be artisans galore with their work available, a huge array of food and drink, live entertainment all embraced by the backdrop of historic New Harmony and the beautiful Wabash River.
Her area this year will be in the Ribeyre Gymnasium Annex, so if you’re in the area, please stop and say hello. For more detailed information on the event, click here.
That's it for this one!
God bless you, thanks for the read and see you next week!
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