Gimme Back My Box!

So I head on over to, expecting to have a Gold Box there.

Only …

There was no Gold Box. Hello? Where did my Gold Box go? Did Amazon run out of power tools to offer me? Did they finally figure out that maybe they should be offering me kitchen tools or health & beauty stuff? That they should maybe toss in some electronics, (I mean, I did give them some good soundbar reviews recently). So they’re revamping the whole thing? What’s up? Where’s my Gold Box?

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By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

9 replies on “Gimme Back My Box!”

Get this: I tried to go to PenIs Mightier and the firewall told me “no can do, the forbidden category is sexuality.” I hadn’t even realized that it wasn’t necessarily read as…you know…PEN IS. heh. the content police will be knocking on my cubicle walls any second…

It happened to me, too, a few weeks ago.

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What’s weird is that I wrote to when my Gold Box disappeared from my work machine. I could still see it at home, just not at work. For a while I could check it in both places. But now it’s flip-flopped—I can’t see it at home, only at work. If I could choose, I’d obviously choose to have it the other way around.

By the way, offer #1 today for me was the third season of Sex and the City on DVD for $29.99. That’s like $20 off what it costs in the stores. I, uhh, passed.

Mine vanished too. For the amount of coinage I throw their way with my *ahem* serious book buying addiction, I should have that dratted gold box every day.

And even though I never actually wanted the power tools, bird feeders and lawn furniture that constantly graced the box, it still felt nice to see that twinkling little icon on the screen.

God. I need a life.

Haha, I just had a heart attack! (Not really.) I went to Amazon through a book recommendation and MY GOLD BOX WAS BACK!!!! My heart is still all aflutter 😉 They offered be the Buffy 1st Season boxed set and then 4 power tool sets … oh well. They must have made it more random (as opposed to showing up every time).

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