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Subject: Had To Share This . . . . . .
Date Posted: 4/20/2010 3:49 PM ET
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I'm at work right now and in today's mail I received a $50 cert for Barnes & Noble from a staff member at one of our offices that closed in June 2009. My office (med records) had to furnish her office with privileged information as clients transitioned from our services to the new provider and as a thank-you for having done all this extra work she sent me the gift certificate.

I'm absolutely floored - now comes the fun of deciding what to buy. I was drooling over some trade sized paperbacks from favorite authors the last time I was there in February. I'm so flabbergasted and excited I don't know what to do!

Gail



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Date Posted: 4/20/2010 4:02 PM ET
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Gail, how wonderful!  I'm so happy that she was appreciative of your hard work, and chose to thank you in such a lovely way!  Happy shopping!  Good, good for you!

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 4:19 PM ET
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How nice was that??? Oh to have 50.00 to spend on books. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Happy shopping.

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 4:40 PM ET
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ooh wait for some coupons and use them one a time if you're shopping in person! IF you can restrain yourself..I had that goal with Borders but went bonkers that trip in the store adn walked out with one book with a 40% coupon and 3 others that jumped in my arms...

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 5:40 PM ET
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What a wonderful thing!!!! Enjoy:-)

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 7:20 PM ET
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How cool!  You can shop online with them too, free shipping on orders over $25.  You can use coupons too online.

I would have so much fun trying to decide what to get.  Like Christmas in April!

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 8:15 PM ET
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What a great gift! I definitely suggest checking out the books you are interested in at bn.com. Trade size and HCs are usually discounted at least a little.

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 10:26 PM ET
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Nice! And well deserved, I'm sure.

Date Posted: 4/21/2010 8:08 AM ET
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Random acts...  very nice!

HAPPY READING!

Date Posted: 4/21/2010 10:48 AM ET
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Gail -- Are there any old, used books that are hard to find or expensive that you might want?  You could always spend that money at bn.com for used books too.  Almost everything on my WL is out of print and expensive!

Date Posted: 4/21/2010 12:11 PM ET
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Coolbeans!! Enjoy and have fun shopping!

Date Posted: 4/21/2010 12:54 PM ET
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Awesome gift idea!!! I wish someone in my family would get the hint and do this for me on my Birthday, Mother's Day or Christmas. They all know i love books and i drop tons of hints. They just don't get it! lol

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 8:15 PM ET
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Monica - I never thought of that! I don't have a big WL here but a couple of the books are ones I'd really like to have. I'll check bn.com over the weekend and see what happens.

Gail

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 9:17 PM ET
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you mean you stil have that sucker and haven't spent it yet??? girl it would've been GONE by now if I had that in my hot little hands LOL! have fun!!

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 10:11 PM ET
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I wouldn't have spent it yet.  Half the fun of getting a gift certificate is trying to decide what you'll spend it on and dreaming of the stuff you can get with it.  You don't get that if you spend it right away!

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 10:20 PM ET
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nah the fun is spend spend spend LOL! maybe that's why I'm always outta money huh?! smiley