Venture Capitalist Creates Hi-tech Solution To Man’s Biggest Headache

Make Loved Ones Happy at a Web Site Designed for Last-minute Giving

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Albuquerque, New Mexico – November 16, 2006 – Bill Bice, an Albuquerque venture capitalist with Verge Fund, developed Spa Emergency to help men easily and conveniently live up to expectations in their personal life.  Spa Emergency, an online directory of spas throughout the US that allows gift givers to purchase instant gift certificates for immediate print or email, was designed for the procrastinator in everyone. 

“Let's face it, statistics show that roughly half the gift certificates purchased for a special event such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day are purchased in the 48 hours preceding the day – and most of those gift certificates are purchased by men,” said Bice, Spa Emergency founder and president.  “I’d much rather shop online than in a mall, and I get a lot of my best gift buying out of the way after the wife and kids are in bed.  Our research shows that there are a lot of men like me.” allows men to log on at the last minute, if necessary, and purchase an appropriate gift for their loved one all from the comfort of their computer. 
And just in time for the holidays, Spa Emergency created a Wish List program that allows women to tell their men what they want for Christmas – and be eligible for spa prizes in a special sweepstakes as well.  The Wish List allows women to let their friends, partners, husbands or families know what they really want for any special occasion – or just because.  A woman can log on to and list her ideal spa and treatment, as well as other gift requests.  Spa Emergency will send a discreet hint to anyone she specifies.

By signing up, she also becomes eligible for a drawing to be held at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2007 where three lucky winners will start the year off right with gift certificates to the spas of their choice.  A separate part of the sign up allows her to let her friends know about the site.

“Spa Emergency is the perfect web site for those last-minute shoppers, and our Wish List program will make it even easier for them to purchase the perfect gift,” said Bill Bice. 

About Spa Emergency

Spa Emergency offers spa gift certificates — online, with a choice of designs and space for a personal message.  Any time of day or night, a customer can access a national directory of spas, choose the spa and treatment desired, and purchase an instant online gift certificate.  He can immediately print it out for enclosure in an appropriate card, or email it to a distant loved one.  There's no waiting for the 'real' certificate to hopefully show up in the mail days later.  While it is possible to purchase Spa Emergency gift certificates well in advance of the occasion, Spa Emergency’s target audience is the vast number of web-savvy men throughout the US who tend to wait until the last moment to buy gifts.  To learn more, please visit

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