Why, oh why, would i be so silly to give away money when I don’t have any to give away? There is only one reason and that’s to make money.
Okay, but how can I make money if I’m giving it away? That sounds contradictory and somewhat silly! If you have six dollars and you give away six dollars, then you have lost six dollars. And, if you didn’t have six dollars to begin with, then you are six “more” dollars in the hole. If you keep doing that, you’ll either be so deep in the hole that you’ll never get out or you’d better have something else up your sleeve. Which is it?
Believe it or not, but I am digging myself a hole for a reason and I can only hope that the reason pays off. What’s the reason? Too many people have bought something from my store and then wrote and told me that it’s too bad, because they didn’t even know that my store existed. I thought how can that be when I’ve written many articles about hearing loss and put out several Press Releases about my store. People are searching all the time on the Internet for good deals and for information. My store has both, but yet no one seems to be able to find it. So, I came up with something that I hoped would at least get people to look in my store. Will it work? Only time will tell. However, if it doesn’t work, then I still have the six dollars that I didn’t have in the first place and I can always use six dollars. So, I figure I have nothing to lose and hopefully lots to gain.
That’s why I started the Treasure Hunt. I figured it would be fun for people to try to find a hidden Hard of Hearing symbol, then get the free gift, which also for March includes either a one dollar or five dollar bill along with it. What’s the gift this month? – it’s an excellent manual about Hearing loss called “Facing the Challenge”. I figured that surely somewhere, someone would either be Hard of Hearing or know someone that was and would want the manual. I thought that someone could get the manual “free”; keep it or give it to a friend, and keep the money. They’d feel good about themselves, have some fun, and have a little extra cash on top of that.
However, although I created the Treasure Chest in January, I’ve only had one person that actually went to my store, looked through the pages, found the hidden symbol, and claimed the free prize. That person was Bob S, from Oakridge, Oregon, who got the prize in February. Now, the March Treasure Chest prizes sit on a shelf in my house and still await someone, somewhere to claim them.
I am hoping that people will try to find the hidden treasure! If people don’t look for the treasure, then I have to assume that either they don’t know that my store exists or they don’t know that the free gift exists.
I hope that people can find my store and take the money that I don’t have off my hands. It’s tough sitting here with no money and can’t touch the six dollars that is sitting on my shelf, because it belongs to someone else.
Please help me out and try to find the hidden symbol. The symbol is hidden on one of the pages in my store at http://www.bestassistedlivingaids.com. You can make me smile and make this my “lucky” St. Patrick’s Day! “:)
Thanks for hunting and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Stan