Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Trouble with Buying Advance Tickets

A couple of weeks ago, I was bragging about how we saved some serious money on our Memorial Day getaway to San Diego, by buying all our park tickets in advance.

Well, I would like to add a little caveat to that story. You are only saving money on your advance tickets if you actually remember to take them with you when you leave for your vacation.

About an hour after leaving home, we remembered that the tickets remained on our dining room table... since going back was not a serious option, but wasting $300 worth of tickets was not acceptable either, we called our neighbor and asked her to use our spare key, go into our house and over-night the tickets to us for early delivery the next day. It worked like a charm. The tickets got here at 9:00AM yesterday, just in time for us to get going to Legoland. The cost: an extra $12.5 in shipping, and a small gift we will buy our neighbor to thank her for helping us out.

All in all, not a big deal, but this could have cost us some big bucks if our neighbor did not ride in to the rescue. It's nice to have neighbors you can trust and rely upon.

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