Monday, January 26, 2009

The Gift That Keeps on Giving


Forget those gift cards that may or may not be usable in 5 years. Here's a gift people will really use - at some point, I mean.

30 comments:

Dave said...

My original comment had something to do with your original post. But it was pretty dark humor, so I passed on leaving it.

Now I don't have anything to say really about this one, except I hope this is a gift I don't get.

Oh, and I guess I should say FIRST!!

Jessica G. said...

I knew a guy who gave his wife a burial plot for her birthday...now if that doesn't say romance, I don't know what does!

Loralee and the gang... said...

too funny!
:~D

Kristina P. said...

Putting it on my Christmas list!

Barbaloot said...

How is it free and pre-paid? Who is it that's generous to pay for your cremation I wonder?

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

And I love the oxymoron: Free/pre-paid.

mormonhermitmom said...

So did the contents match the envelope?

Is the gift card transferable?
You could give that as the ultimate white elephant gift this Christmas...or not.

Erin said...

I'm with Barbaloot. How is it free AND prepaid? The things people come up with!

Heather said...

What?? Come on, like you wouldn't love to get that in your stocking next year??

ganelle said...

WOW! I wonder if they have any BOGO deals...

With such bargains, it gives a whole new meaning to Black Friday.

JustRandi said...

I know, right? And look how I really ripped it open to find out more. I was just so excited!

wenderful said...

That's great! Was there an urn catalog with it? That could be fun to pick out at least.

Annette Lyon said...

Um . . . ick?

Corrine said...

ok that is rather interesting marketing. give the gift of death...

Amy Peterson said...

What in the WORLD!

Heidi Ashworth said...

There was an orignal post? And I missed it? Nutz! (Thanks for your sweetness on my blog today--it really made me feel SO much better--I haven't read yours yet, by the way. Can't wait!)

The Dillon 6 said...

gives a whole new meaning to "Practical Gift"

Melissa said...

So, what happens if you die in a fire? Can your family get the money back?

Becky said...

Free pre-paid? So the free part is that you get to pre-pay?

Strange. Very strange.

Yvonne said...

Actual that kind of gift sounds pretty good to me ; )

madhousewife said...

Awesome!

Sue said...

Any free samples included?

goddessdivine said...

Is this part of the govt bail-out thing?

No Cool Story said...

And right on time for Valentine's day!

Vern said...

Do they accept MC/Visa/AmEx? PayPal? Now THAT would be something.

p.s. got my copy of the book, and the heathen lives. oops.

Melissa Bastow said...

How heartwarming. That PR team made an excellent move printing on the envelopes.

Nancy Face said...

HEY! I'm jealous...no one sent ME one of those! >:(

Jillybean said...

I just had a thought. You could tell someone that you were giving them a pre paid cremation, but then not really give it to them because, seriously, would they even know that you didn't follow through?
You know, with them being deceased and everything.

LisAway said...

Okay, that is hilarious and awful, all at once.

Sue said...

Just another thought - what if the coupon expires before you expire. Would you feel ripped off?