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How's this for a problem -- gift certificate I can't use!

Old 04-04-2014, 09:52 AM
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Just got a notice from fabshophop this morning that I won a $10 gift certificate from A Couple of Sisters Designs. I checked their web page and they sell flannels and tons of block-a-months. I am not interested in either. It's hard to feel bummed when this is a free gift, but there are hundreds of sites where I could spend that $10 a dozen times over.

What to do? I can just let it expire, but that seems such a waste. Trade with someone who likes their stuff -- but how? Buy something I will never use (don't have any friends who are into those things either.) Any thoughts? Thanks for reading.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:31 AM
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I sure would change my way of thinking and use it.
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Why not order the flannel and donate to one of the groups making charity quilts? I'm sure they would make good use of it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:13 AM
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Do they have thread or other notions?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:40 AM
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I'd probably put it in the pay-it-forward section of the QB.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:53 AM
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they also have notions, thread, patterns, books, maybe a new ruler? or a handy new gadget you don't have? a nice cone or thread, or a couple spools? they offer a lot more than just bom's, flannels & wools.
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I just browsed and spotted an adorable Owl applique, but we don't all have the same "likes". Good luck making use of your winnings.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:27 PM
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Make a donation quilt with it. I sure wouldn't let it expire. Maybe there are some notions on their website and you can put it toward that.
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I have won a few of those gift certificates and there was one that I didn't use. There was nothing I wanted or could use. They are usually non- transferable.
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I won one once, and when I tryed to use it, Shop was closed and would not honor it. And I tryed to use it as soon as I was notified that I had won. Oh well!
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