Q: On average, how many unspent gift cards do we each carry?
A: Four. That's probably about what I have stashed away. The good news is that in California, gift cards can't expire now. Bank gift cards would be the exception to that rule, though. The bankcards might also have some hidden fees attached. The California Department of Consumer Affairs has the skinny on gift card info for CA.
Sherry noticed that one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids in the likeness of both Presidential Candidates and their veeps will be up for auction on eBay starting this Thursday. The dolls wear outfits inspired by what the real candidates wear, including the Sarah Palin, complete with the Palin trademark rimless glasses, red suit, and heels. The auction will last until Election Day, November 4th, and benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
This morning's Chronicle ran an article about the demise of the school bake sale. Kind of sad, really. Back in '05, the State Legislature passed nutrition guidelines that have all but trashed the traditional school fundraiser, and the effect is being felt all over the Bay Area. And not just baked goods either. In the East Bay for example, Montclair Elementary must now hold their weekly pizza sales 30 minutes AFTER the end of the school day which has greatly reduced their weekly take to the point where parents and school staff now cover the loss to pay for field trips. During intermissions at ou kid'sschool talent shows I was always good for a couple sugar cookes and a bottle of water for a buck. But I'd give 'em a couple bucks more.