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

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

    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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    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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    Do they have thread or other notions?

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    I'd probably put it in the pay-it-forward section of the QB.

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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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    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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    I won a $10 certificate too and found a really cute pattern I wanted that was $10. It is a downloadable pattern so figured it would be free, no shipping required. Tried to use the certificate number and got a message saying it was invalid. Sent them an email but have not heard back yet. Good luck in using yours.

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    I won a $10 gift certificate to a LQS and bought a sewing machine on impulse.

    It's only $10, use it.....needles, safety pins, thread. If you can't use it, give it as a gift exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Do they have thread or other notions?
    This is what I thought !! Find out if they have any notions. There are always new things to add to our quilting stuff. Don't let it expire.
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    I've had the same problem in the past, but I can usually find something to make my DGD a dress, fabric for a Bow Tucks bag, or even just picking up a new ruler or other notions. I did let one expire and I'm sorry I did, but I ordered too late, my fault.

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    I had a similar one. I won a $100 gift certificate, but the catch was I had to spend $300 before I could use it.

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