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    My BB is really dead, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. My DH's 40th is coming in September and I'd LOVE to surprise him with a trip somewhere. Problem is, he has access to all the same money and would know if I did anything for him. Even if I tried to do something small for him. UGH!! Anyone have any advice on how to surprise their DH when both of you have access to the money??? TIA
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    I almost was able to pull of a surprise but couldn't book the dates I wanted or place. If you are trying to surprise him with a trip...If you book a hotel etc most just require a credit card to hold the room. You don't have to pay up front usually. Just follow the cancellation policy. If you need to get him time off from work email his boss or call his boss and get him scheduled off without him knowing. Those are my suggestions.
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    Good thoughts Kebrina! I can't decide even if it's better to book something just me and him or to do a gathering of family and friends here. UGH!!! I need to do something, though he wont' want me to. 40 is a big deal right??? I didn't think about them not charging...I thought some did put a bit on the card right away.
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    I have the same problem here. A couple of times I have had his parents or my parents buy something, and then I just pay them for it later with a check. But for me, it has always been Christmas or Birthday. I do it that way so DH doesn't know what he is getting, because he is constantly checking out credit card statement to make sure everything is correct.
    Could you have someone you know pay for it and then after the trip happens pay them back for it, and then DH wouldn't know anything about it. I know that is asking a lot of someone.

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    I have thought about that Melly, but I"m thinking of plane tickets, hotel room, etc.... UGH!! And how can I buy tickets without him knowing?? Guess I won't be able to surprise him after all.
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    That is a tough one! I think it'd be easier to surprise him at home with a gathering at your house. He wouldn't really notice extra groceries over a few weeks time!
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    I have used our money and bought one of those Visa gift cards. I used it on all of DH's Christmas presents so he didn't know what or where things were coming from. I also took $20 here and there so when it added up, he didn't realize how much things cost. The Visa gift card worked at online stores so I don't see why it wouldn't work to book a plane ticket or room.
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    The Visa gift card is a good idea, if you buy $100 at a time or something until you can book it. Hotels and car rentals shouldn't charge you beforehand, so it's just the flights, right? What if you tell him about the trip but not make it about his birthday, make up some excuse for it (like you and a girlfriend or sister/mom are going somewhere for however long, she'll pay you back for half, or something like that?)

    Another neat idea for a 40th birthday - my mom's work held a 'funeral for her youth' when she turned 40. The set up tombstones (cardboard) all over her office, made a cardboard 'coffin', everyone dressed in black and they had a 'service' reminiscing about her youth (they got details from my dad), it was really funny.
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