This whole creepy targeted marketing phenomenon annoys me, for one reason more than any other: they are gift spoilers! At least a handful of the gifts Squire and I have purchased for each other online have been outed by new age ads, before we ever got to unwrap them in the flesh.
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This post may come as a bit of a surprise to my husband. He knows better than anyone how hard I am to surprise. In fact, I'm a bit of a gift snooper. It's an art, really. Haha. Well, it was an art - before psychotic internet advertisers decided to take all the fun out of the guessing game too. Now all I have to do is log in and do a bit of web hopping a couple weeks before my birthday, Christmas, or our anniversary. It's only a few minutes before I am presented with a window into my husband's online shopping cart.
Looks like it's time to go back to buying gifts the old way - for me and the hubby - well, if we want to at least attempt to keep the surprise factor a factor that is. *Sigh.*
How do you deal with this issue? Or is this only an issue for me?