Free, Scam, and Info
April 22, 2010 by honbee97
I am going to pretty up this Blog, I promise. My handy, dandy, Blognician will be here this weekend and help me figure it out.
It’s my second day, and I have a freebie I found for you (easy form) from “Sayvings.com” I crochet and am always measuring, so this will come in handy. I ordered blue.
Free 10′ Translucent Tape Measure Click the text link “Request A Sample” then choose a color for the Tape and click “Add Sample” and follow instruction to check out to request your free sample.
Cruising Tips (from Champaignliving.net)
Ever wonder why some passengers get to sit at the Captain’s Table, get invited to private on-board cocktail parties or get SPECIAL treatment? Yes, they may have traveled with the cruise line a zillion times before and have platinum status or they may have paid $5,000 more for the owner’s suite compared to your $300 inside cabin. But – THAT’S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE!
The Best Way to get the Royal Treatment is to ASK YOUR TRAVEL AGENT! She/he can write to the cruise line and have you marked for VIP Treatment!
What can you expect? –
How about an invitation to sit with the Captain at dinner?
A GREAT seat in the dining room (your travel agent should be able to get you a table in the center of the room where you can take in everything & everyone around you).
An invite to the Captain’s cocktail party.
Flowers/wine/fruit in your cabin.
One of the OTHER little tricks that I have is to PRE-TIP our room steward (as well as to slip a little extra to the person who delivers our room service goodies). On our last cruise, our steward made sure that our ice bucket was never melted and he knew in advance EXACTLY what we wanted. Extra cookies, sodas, etc. were always available in our cabin for us. We were able to get those great thick bathrobes as well as down pillows and the mattress toppers that are reserved for the more expensive cabins. Overall, if you pre-tip you will find the service to be NOTICEABLY better. Remember TIPS is an acronym for “to insure personal service” and pre-tipping on a cruise ship travel will insure this.
Now, go find a nice inexpensive cruise – and – Bon Voyage!
Yesterday someone sent me the following. I’ve had no problems with Amazon per se, except and occasional delay in shipping, I’ve only bought books from their outside sellers, and have been pretty lucky, This is scary, and comes from someone I know and trust.
I hope I’m passing on useful info. Please let me know what you want me to Blog.
Speaking of Amazon, I had an odd thing happen. I bought a DVD from one of their alternate sellers and used my usual payment method, my checking account. I’ve used this account with Amazon for a few years now and on other sites. I got a message from Amazon saying the purchase was denied because the bank account did not permit the transfer. They gave me the name of the firm that handles bank transfers for them and told me to ck with them since the denial came based on the firm’s info.
I did get in touch with the firm (Telecheck) and there is absolutely nothing wrong with the account and no denial was given to anyone. They had no record of the alt seller or Amazon contacting them.
This kind of weirded me out as I wondered if the alt seller is working some kind of scam to get a credit card number from me or something – you know, instead of the bank account info. They absolutely did not even try to get the money from the bank account. So I cancelled the purchase. Then I went to Amazon and deleted the checking acct info from my account. Today, 2 days later, I re-entered the chkg acct info and purchased a book from Amazon (not an alt seller) and payment went thru perfectly.
Just a cautionary note to you as I have no idea what that was all about.