Sponsored Tingles: Canada Post Re-gift!
Is it like this for you? My cousin and I, we had an aunt and uncle growing up who always gave the worst gifts at Christmas. One year it was a globe. A globe! The next it was a brush. Like a skanky Revlon brush that you buy at the drug store for $2. Super cheese. And, needless to say, SUPER cheap. Except when it came to their own items, obviously. By the time we were old enough to laugh about it instead of getting pissed off, we also realised that they were probably re-gifting, taking whatever items they’d pulled out of the hat at the office party and writing down a different name. Lame.
Like, if you’re going to re-gift, at least make it something someone would actually want.
Canada Post is entering its busiest season, in no small part because going in and coming out of the holidays, mailboxes will be stuffed with re-gifted presents en route to new owners. So they’ve asked me to re-gift something too! Click here for their re-gifting website and take the quiz (and get entered into their $5000 vacation contest when you forward it to a friend). I am an ANTI-REGIFTER.
Do you want Ray-Bans?
White Way-Farers as seen on Drew Barrymore and Kirsten Dunst and countless others?
I’m re-gifting mine! To you! If you’re interested…
Send your most memorable re-gifting story to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title Canada Post Regift by end of day tomorrow (Friday, December 5, 2008). We’ll post some of the stories (and photos if you have!) next week. Winning story gets the Ray-Bans that went with me to the Oscars and to Cannes, are in perfect condition, and I will miss them. Which should be the appropriate feeling after re-gifting! I can tell you though that my aunt and uncle did NOT miss their bloody globe.
PS…Runner up gets the lovely sweater courtesy Canada Post (not quite like the picture on their site). You know the crazy thing about this sweater though? It’s like Mark Darcy’s in Bridget Jones! Come on… you want it. I know you do.