I went to Party City on Saturday to stock up on plates, napkins and cutlery for Mother’s Day. (I will keep the receipt just in case the stuff I bought comes on sale and I can rebuy and return.) I also had to buy a graduation card (more like four) and was very pleased to see that ALL their cards were on sale for $1.
I’m not crazy about buying cards and paying $3 or $4 in addition to a present. So, I often don’t buy them. But, for graduation gifts, we always give money vs. a “present” – a check, actually, so a) it doesn’t get stolen (which happens), and b) there’s no mixup about who gave what. So, you sort of have to buy a card.
I’m interested in Party City’s sales cycle. I’m going to see if they send emails or if I can find something on their website. We do a lot of entertaining and I’d love to save money on the napkins, plates, cups and cutlery.