Putting the OUCH in Voucher

It’s a common refrain in agility circles: volunteer at events and earn free rewards. Often, it’s merely a lunch coupon for whatever food vendor happens to be working the site, but once in a while, you can also earn trial vouchers that save $25 or whatever off the entry fee. Considering our non-competitive status for several years now, my collection such coupons became part of our ongoing act of faith that some day I would use them. While sorting through files Monday, however, I made a sorry realization.

Some of the vouchers have expired or will soon. And, those without expiration dates are non-transferable.

See … I’d always assumed that if I didn’t use the vouchers, then I could give them to long-suffering dog friends, who’ve remained staunch supporters through the years of struggle in Lilly’s agility training.

It appears that is NOT the case.

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.