Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) July 7, 2006
Although everyone loves to receive a gift, when it comes to writing thank you notes, many people fail to express their gratitude. Despite today’s busy lifestyles, it remains proper etiquette to send a written thank you note. Members of AP9 GalleriaUSA, a leading discount membership program available by Adaptive Marketing LLC, are reminded that a thank you note is not only expected but is required no matter how small the gift.
Members of AP9 Galleria USA have access to discounts of up to 20% on today’s fashions, flowers and gifts, luggage and eyewear at their favorite national retailers. Saving money also saves time as these discounts are available to members simply by logging on to DealPass, so there’s even less of an excuse to procrastinate in sending formal thank you.
AP9 Galleria USA offers these simple suggestions to consider when it’s time to put pen to paper.
Avoid modern technology.
While today’s fast-paced world can be an easy excuse to put off sending thank you notes, it’s no reason to rely on e-mail to send gratitude. On occasion, a telephone call can be used in lieu of a written thank you but it still isn’t the best option. Everyone likes to get mail (especially when it’s not a bill!), which makes receiving a thank you note all the more special.
Get write on it.
The biggest pitfall when writing thank you notes is timing. The most appropriate time between receiving a gift and sending a thank you note is immediate. Set a deadline of one week and get those notes in the mail.
Typists need not apply.
Always handwrite a thank you note, no matter how poor the penmanship skills. Simple cards made of nice paper are best. Avoid thank you notes with pre-printed phrasing. Most are conveniently available in packs in card and stationery stores, even at the local supermarket, so you’ll always have a stash on hand.
Make it personal.
Address the gift giver directly and mention the gift. A truly meaningful thank you note should also refer to how the gift will be used or enjoyed. For example, for a floral bouquet, mention how much it brightened the day and describe the colors of the flowers. For a home décor gift, include where it will be displayed. When receiving a gift card or certificate to a restaurant or favorite store, write how it was used to celebrate a special occasion or what was purchased on the last shopping trip.
Because members can rely on the convenience of their membership to save on clothing, home electronics, media and more, they have more to spend on giving their own gifts to friends and families, concludes AP9 GalleriaUSA.
About AP9 Galleria USA
AP9 Galleria USA is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 GalleriaUSA.
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