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Trailfinders

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My sister's getting married in three weeks, which means having to buy her (and her boyfriend) a present. I really didn't feel inspired to buy anything for their house off their wedding list, but they gave an alternative, which was to contribute to their honeymoon. Putting it like that isn't terribly inspiring either, but they are going to Australia, which is a place I like (if you discount the bugs, poisonous snakes and heat).

So I went and gave them some money on their Trailfinders list. It was all pretty straightforward and she was telling me how useful they were in getting them hotel deals etc and I thought that if I'm ever well enough to go on holiday then perhaps I'd look into them.

But then a few days later I got a junk email from them. And today I got some junk post from them! At no point was there a box to tick to opt in or out of this. They must have added me to their database and mailing lists pretty much instantly.

I unsubscribed from the mailing list and am going to return their junk mail to them, but I am not a happy bunny.

(On an amusing note, though, when visit their website it pops up a message to tell say there's an error loading the image. What image, I don't know)

Mirrored from my blog.

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just_ann_now
Nov. 1st, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
My daughter did something like that, and took pictures of the location or activity (a winery tour, or a hockey game) and sent the picture to the person who had contributed towards that activity. It was lots of fun all around.

Junk mail BOO and junk post EVEN WORSE. I had to have so words with Doctors Without Borders about sending me too much stuff.
lindahoyland
Nov. 1st, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
How annoying!I have a separate account for personal mail and another for everything else.
marta_bee
Nov. 4th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
You're helping sending them to a desert land full of dangerous creatures not far from Middle-earth. Are you sure you didn't help book them a holiday to Harad?

Sorry to hear about the spam issues, though. That's pretty rotten of them, and bad business if they let third parties help pay for the trip. Boo on them. :-S
paranoidangel42
Nov. 4th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
You're helping sending them to a desert land full of dangerous creatures not far from Middle-earth. Are you sure you didn't help book them a holiday to Harad?

Well, when you put it like that :)
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