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Spa Finder Takes the Stress Out of Last-Minute Shopping with E-Card Notifications for Spa Gift Certificates


NEW YORK, NY (December 09, 2003) − ...It's Christmas Eve. You're just about to pour some cocoa before settling in for a night of sugarplum visions when it suddenly occurs to you - you forgot to get your beloved Aunt Tilda a present!!! Panic begins to set in, but then you remember: There's no reason to stress this year - you can just log on to www.spafinder.com, order Aunt T. an instant Spa Finder E-Card, and have your gift of a rejuvenating spa experience delivered before your marshmallows melt.

Spa Finder's E-Cards are the only last-minute holiday gifts that are just as stress-relieving for the sender as they are for the lucky recipient. Shoppers (of the "last-minute" variety and otherwise) can just go to www.spafinder.com, click the "gift certificates" tab, and complete the simple online ordering form. Within minutes the gift recipient will receive an animated E-Card announcing that a Spa Finder Gift Certificate - good toward any spa treatment or product at any of over 1,200 fine spas worldwide -- is on the way. Senders can choose from among three animated musical E-Card templates, and add their own personal messages. They can even specify that their E-Card arrive on a specific date (e.g., Christmas morning, or the first day of Hannukah).

"It's certainly a convenient one-size-fits-all gift, something you could literally order on Christmas morning for anyone, anywhere, which can be used toward the spa experience they want - from a massage at a local day spa, to a complete spa vacation," said Spa Finder Chairman and CEO Pete Ellis. "But more importantly, it's an extremely thoughtful gift, something friends and loved ones will use to do something good for themselves - to unwind and feel great. And that's a good feeling."

Once the E-Card is sent, the gift certificate is then whisked to its destination by UPS. (There's no charge for shipping on orders of more than $75.) Packaged in sleek, elegant envelopes, Spa Finder Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers, and come complete with a tip guide for first-time spa goers and a helpful participating spa directory. Shoppers can also choose from among Spa Finder's beautifully arranged spa gift collections, loaded with premium spa products, to send along with their Gift Certificates.

In short, Spa Finder is helping holiday shoppers relax - with the convenience of instant online shopping, and the peace of mind that they're giving the gift of a healthy spa experience. Ahhh, and to all a good night!

About Spa Finder, Inc:

As the spa industry's only integrated marketing solution, Spa Finder reaches millions of targeted consumers annually via Spa Finder Magazine, the Spa Enthusiast, Gift Certificates & Incentives, and www.spafinder.com. Having assembled the world's largest network of spas and the world's largest spa consumer database, the company connects consumers with their ideal spa experiences, whether they are looking to visit a local day spa or to embark on a vacation or retreat at a stay spa. Spa Finder currently represents over 1,200 of the world's best spas in more than 20 nations.

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