No matter how close you are to your mother, a Mother’s Day gift that says, “Mom, I think your bikini line needs some help” will probably not be well received.
This Mother’s Day story is a bit of a mixed-bag—ProFlowers clearly failed to deliver the arrangement they sold to M., but they refunded him the entire amount of his purchase when he contacted them about the issue. It’s a “fail” for execution, but a perfect example of how to own up to and correct a wrong for your customer.
Dan writes, “Apple saved Mother’s Day!”
My daughter and I ordered a book as a Mother’s Day gift, and I was disappointed to learn it would ship late and miss the big day. I had waited until the last day of the promotion (April 30th at about 9:00 PM EST), so I didn’t want to complain. Then this landed in my inbox.
TCBY is giving away free cups and cones of frozen yogurt to Moms on Mother’s Day. [TCBY]
Not calling home on Mother’s Day because it’s too expensive? Skype’s got you covered.
If you’re in the US or Canada, Skype’s giving you unlimited calling from 5am EST on May 13 to 4:49am EST on May 14 to ring up your mom, your sister, or just random numbers in India.
This is the perfect opportunity to practice recording calls with Skype, especially if you’re calling random numbers in India. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
Keep your card in a safe place at home – not in your wallet or purse.
What tips do you have for last minute shoppers? Tell us in the comments. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
Leave it to Paris Hilton to teach us the value of handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.
This charming, animated, Mother’s Day e-card brought to you by the Federal Trade Commission.