Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Random Birthday Emails

Even though this year's birthday was a difficult one for me. I did find amusement in the selection of random birthday emails that I got.

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day and "birthday season!"

~~~~~ Michael & the Local2Me Team ~~~~~

Tap in to the most amazing knowledge base on the
internet -- your neighbors!

Haven't signed on to for years


Happy Birthday, TIMOTHY EVERETT!

Sincerely, Robert Varich
Your Allstate Agent

Reasonable email, no other comment


Dear Tim,

Let help you celebrate another year with a special offer for 10% off your next purchase. Treat yourself to some delicious wines or buy those accessories you've always wanted. You're sure to find the perfect gift for yourself at!

Click here to begin shopping but don't delay! This offer expires Friday, October 20, 2006. Enter promo code BDAY96488206 at checkout to receive your discount.

The team

Used to get a weekly newsletter from them though I have stopped that, also have never purchased anything from them.


Dear Tim,

You have received a Webshots eCard.
Just click the link below. Have a great day!

In case you've forgotten, your member name is teverett961.

Click here to pick up your birthday eCard!

ps. You have also received a coupon good for 20% off
your next order from our prints & gifts store. Just use
coupon code BIRTHDAY at checkout.

It has been at least 8 years since I have logged into webshots.


Hello teverett96,

We at TiVo Community would like to wish you a happy birthday today!

Your TiVo Community Team

Another reasonable email, I will typically read postings from the Tivo community team at least a few times a year.


My assumption is that I got the above emails as a sincere birthday greetings as well as to "drum up" business. Needless to say, they were not successful. They have not changed my behavior.

I will continue to buy insurance from Allstate and read the Tivo Community. In regards to the other sites, I guess I will get another annual reminder that they exist in another year.


KimberlyP said...

Your Allstate agent is cheap - mine sends a real card. Of course he's robbing us blind on insurance premiums so maybe I should go with the cheap guy.

Tim said...

I also got a real card from the Allstate agent as well. The other "random birthday" card I got was from my dentist.