Well, I just got a shocker! I knew Demaree’s Senior year was going to be expensive, with her pictures, year book and ring, cap and gown.. but this is rediculous! They had a thing today where they talked to all the next year seniors about their “Senior” pictures. The pretty ones. Well, of course, they didn’t explain it all to the kids, they made it sound good… They even got a coupon for $26 off! I hated to bust her balloon, but I knew this was just all a ploy to suck in the parents for more money! Well, I didn’t fall for it and thank god I was persistant and asked tons of questions.
The deal with the $26 off was if you called today only and up until 7 p.m. you get the $26 off of $52 for the “Senior Session” which has 50 images to view, 8 poses, 4 backgrounds and 2 outfits (you bring them), THEN you have to take your “Senior Yearbook” photo too, which is 6 images to view, 2 poses, 1 outfit for $16.00 on top of the $26. Which would have been fine IF that was it on the costs! No, that’s not it.. those two prices are “sitting” fees ONLY! Once you pick out the pictures you want, then you pick out your Package, which starts at $300 !!!!! I KNEW they were snowing these kids! And the school contracted with them for the YearBook Pictures and its a 40 mile drive ONE WAY to get these pictures done!!!!! Well, I won’t do it.. so I told Demaree I will only do the Yearbook pictures, which is a nice picture anyways, they always touch them up and its always a nicer picture than the rest of the students When I asked how much was the packages for the Yearbook pictures, they start at $100 !!!! OMG!!!!! I’m sorry, this is absolutely rediculous! This is a small town with almost all being poor, how many parents can actually pay for this???? I mean, not us, not out of our regular checkbook, it will have to be with a credit card! These pictures will be taken in June, but we will still need to pay for all her other senior stuff, and school clothes AND my other girls will need school clothes! OMG… I just want to die! I can’t understand a school thinking this is ok…. This can’t be the only option..
Oh well, that was my vent for today!