This morning I received a happy birthday email from the Etihad Guest program.
The Etihad Guest team would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We are thrilled to offer you an exclusive birthday discount on specially selected rewards so you can treat yourself on this special day.
Happy Birthday and Happy Shopping!
As anyone that’s my friend on Facebook will know, they got the timing of this a little bit off. And they do have my correct birthday on file (oops). But they’re actually close, and that’s not what prompted this note.
It’s just what those ‘exclusive birthday discount[s] on specially selected rewards so [I] can treat’ myself are that’s what prompted this note.
Oops, guess they should have gotten the birthday even more wrong and sent this my way a few weeks ago! But what could I have redeemed for?
Only four choices, a ladies watch (to treat myself?), a necklace, really only the ‘army knife’ seems sufficiently manly to make me feel good about aging. And yet I’m torn, because the special offer is still for less than 1 cent per mile in ‘value’ based on their stated prices.
Etihad Guest, you won’t be receiving an e-vite to my birthday celebrations.