I just received an email from Amazon.com selling gift cards.? First, I’ll mention that I am an Amazon.com affiliate and might benefit if you click these links.? It will not hurt you in any way, but if you buy something, I might make a few pennies.? 🙂
Anyway, I honestly love Amazon.com for books.? I used to go to my local chain bookstore, but Amazon always has the best prices.? The shipping isn’t all that expensive, and I’m always extremely surprised at how fast I receive my books. (Less surprised each time, but still happy.)
Many times, I go for the used books available on Amazon.? I’ve seen $50 books priced below $10 just because they’re no longer the latest fad or new technology.? So, you can go to Amazon and buy the latest wholesale business book, but it may be hit or miss. By getting a gift card, you give the control to the person who will spend many hours reading the book.
The reason I find this marginally blogworthy is the variety of ways they allow you to buy and send your giftcards.? No longer do you have to go to the store and pick up a physical gift card!
(Copied from the email I received.)
1. Email a personalized gift card for immediate delivery.
2. Print a personalized gift card on your own printer. (Remember to have your credit card handy when you’re ready to print.)
3. Mail a personalized gift card (shipping is free, of course). Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery.
4. Add a $25, $50, or $100 Gift Card – or a box of them! – to your other purchases in your Amazon.com shopping cart.
I think it’s awesome that you can buy a gift card and email it to someone.? True it’s not very personal, even if it is “personalized”, but hey, it’s a gift card.
I suppose the ability to print your gift card might be handy if you’re in an extreme hurry and need something to slip into a card.
And if anyone is having trouble coming up with a last-minute Christmas gift for me, consider this a hint.? 😉