(And, by the way, I just switched my recurring charges from my Citibank to my Virgin credit card so I will be getting points every month for my cell phone, cable bills, etc.)
You're welcome again.
Anyhoo, the email provided me with a special code to get 20 percent off a flight, but as I read it I knew there were going to be big problems. The genius who wrote it came up with this language:
Book by: September 29th
Fly: September 2nd and November 18th
December 2nd and December 16th
January 6th and February 10th
Hmm, so let's see, I have to fly on those 6 days to get the 20 percent off?
Well, I can only imagine the calls they got from many confused folks, so today a sheepish follow-up email came:
We’re sending this follow up email as a friendly reminder, and to make sure that we are clear about the dates of travel. So here again, and with our thanks, are the dates that your 20% off offer applies to.
Book by: September 29
Fly: September 2 - November 18
December 2 - December 16
January 6 - February 10
Ok, that's better. (Even though they ended a sentence in a preposition.)
You know, Virgin, I would be quite happy to proofread your silly emails for a nominal fee - how about round trip first class to Vegas, hmm, 6 times a year.
Now that sounds reasonable to me.