Monday, May 25, 2009

Musing Mondays: Gift Certificates

Today’s Musing Mondays post is about gift certificates…

Do you give gift certificates to book stores as presents? If so, do you give for actual stores or online stores? Do you like to receive them yourself?

- Yes I do. I give gift certificates to friends on a special occasion, such as birthdays, on any holidays and a "Just Because..." as a presents. I also sign up for MyPoints web, where you get a daily emails from them in your inbox and get points from them. The more points you get the more better awards you get - a free gift certificates you can get of your choices. I chose to get a gift certificates to Barnes and Noble bookstore, from MyPoints award and donated it to the Raffle Basket that one of my Yahoo Group distributes. I do use MyPoints to get a free gift certificates for myself, but I use it mostly to either donated to someone or give it away to someone for special occasion. I like give gifts to people, just love to see the look on their face when they get them. Of course I love to receive them for myself, who weren't. Right? *grin*.

Most of the gift certificates I give are from both actual stores and online stores. I have not try to give them the E-gift certificates kind but I've sent those papers kind where it's mail to your snail mail addy (not too often though). I always get the actual real cards more than any others. This way, you have a choice to either shop online or go to the actual store to buy books. It work both way for the real cards. My family are not a reader, so I always give out gift certificates to my friends I've met from online. They are special people in my life. Now if the questions asked if I ever give any kind of gift certificates (not just books) as presents, than that would be whole different answers all together. That would be a yes. *grin*

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Melody said...

Oh yes! I definitely love receiving a book gift certificate anytime, LOL. However, I think non-readers would not be so enthusiastic as us. ;)

Julia said...

You right, it won't be appealing to non-readers. And they don't know what they're missing, right? *grin* Thanks for stopping by :)

Ladybug said...

I sometimes buy a book as a present but I haven't bought a gift certificate before. I'd love to receive one myself :D

My Monday post.

Alice Teh said...

Ooooh I'd definitely give book certificates to booklovers. I've been warned by not-so-into-books friends NOT to get them book-related gifts. LOL

Julia said...

Ladybug- Unless I know what genres or type of books that the person like, than I would buy books for them too. I hate the thought of buying books and they end up not liking the books.And if it a book that I raves about that I want to share, I buy them that book :)

Alice - Me too, I would buy cerfiticates to booklivers as well. And to get a warning by friends who not into book reading, can be too dangerous. *grin*