Thanks for the tip on the Itunes cards. I use them on my own account - keeps my purchases in line with my budget.
I agree, other than the Ipods, the Sansa Clip is really a good MP3 product. I bought one to send with my late Dad to the hospital fully loaded with old radio programs. Worked great for him as well as my Mom. It's inexpensive enough that if it does get lost, you don't get a lot of angst about it.