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Posted on 02/09/2013 11:52:52 AM PST by NoGrayZone
Our FReepathon. I did not have any money to give more to my favorite site. However, I did have a few gift cards, with small balances just sitting around.
I checked each and everyone of them to see how much was left. I had 4 in total (one was for .50 cents, lol).
The other 3 totaled $30.77. I was not sure if a cc charge was applied for donations, so I contacted onyx whom referred me to Jim Robinson.
Those last 3 donations from NY posted, were from me and my gift cards, sitting there collecting dust.
If any of you have gift cards sitting around, check the balance. There is a minimum of $3.00 for cc donation to FR.
Smart idea.....when you check the balances left, write down the last 4 numbers of the acct # and write down the amount left. Makes it SO much easier to process to the FReepathon.
I KNOW there are a lot of you with those gifts cards laying around collecting dust because of the small balances left.
THEY ADD UP! If only 10 FReepers had a collection of $30 seperate gift cards, that's an additional $300 bucks!
So go ahead, look in your drawers, wallets, closets, where ever you keep those cards. Look up the balance and donate them to FR!
Get looking and collecting!!! Remember, the minimum is $3.00.
Let's hop to it! =)
Im going on a hunt too great idea
How can the balance of a gift card, which is to be used at a certain merchant and not usually refundable in cash, be turned into a cash donation to Free Republic? I don’t know how it’s done.
If everyone just gave up a couple of Big Macs a month they could chip in with 120 bucks a year.
Visa, Mastercard, Amex gift cards. Store cards won’t work.
Sorry for not stating that. Thought it would be common knowledge.
If we could do it, I have $75 bucks just sitting here, unused!
Thanks!!! I am now searching my wallet to see if I have anymore I stored away!
If you want to bust the bank on a Freepathon, offer everyone who donates $25.00 or more a chance to win in a drawing for a brand new AR15 with 5 - 30 round magazines.
Keep it open until the end of Q1 and you might not have to have another Freepathon until Q4 of this year.
Mini FReepathon Idea!
Thank you so much, NGZ! You’re the very best!
I recognized your incoming the second Jim posted it from NY!
AND, your beloved NY in in 3rd Place!
Heads up thinking.
Good on you.
If I had it to give, I would.
But if you do........ =)
If I am correct there is no background checks or even age limits to raffle off anything that is muzzle loading.
Woo hoo!! Thank you very much, NoGrayZone!!
What a great idea!
I think I might have a gift card from the Olive Garden.
Will that work?
Fudge! The only ones I have are Subway and Cracker Barrel. But I will remember this, cause it’s a great idea. Thanks!
I knew I had an Amex gift card, but could not find it!!
Damn cats thinks anything on top of any surface is a toy!!
Here comes another $50, woohooo!!
BTW.... I really need to move my couch a little more when I clean, ewwww!
Just thought I’d throw that in, lol.
Thank you for pinging your list Lucy!!! (((hug)))
Well, I wouldn’t say my beloved NY, lol. I do believe we now have the strictest anti-second amendment laws in the country.
Was dying to leave, even making plans to escape to SC. Then a part of me wants to stay and fight these b@stards.
Just to shove it in their face. Beside, I believe that “first shot” we all talk about will start here in NY.
I want to be apart of that...even if I die doing so.
Thanks! Thought of it on Thursday,but didn’t have anytime to find out info and post.
I am now snowbound (yay) and thought today would be a perfect day to do it.
Ping....just in case you had any laying around. =)
Remember, our kitties are twins!
No prob boss!
I’ll scope around for some.
Thanks!! Nothing worse than unused money, which is why I kept them.
Now what to do with my .50 cent one......
Hahahaha. I have 3 “store” ones that are just sitting here.
Guess I have to go shopping, ugh!!
I have 3 store ones. I HATE shopping, but I hate to waste money even more.
I wish there was a way we could exchange our store ones, which one WILL use, in exchange for cash to be donated to FR.
Too many freaky trolls here though to set up such a trust system though.
To all you freaky trolls....I HATE YOU.
Visa, Mastercard, Amex gift cards, where does one get these from? Every gift card I have received has been for a specific store or a bunch of different restaurants owned by one company.
You could be right about the first shot happening in NY, thanks to your Communist governor Cuomo.
That guy is out to lunch, right along with the tiny tyrant mayor of NYC.
Thanks, hope you find some!
Everywhere! People giving you specific gift cards to stores probably think “I like them, so will you”.
When I give gift cards, I always give a cc one. That way they can use it for whatever they’d like, even to pay a bill (which I have done with several gift cards).
Ugh, the 2 of them. God help them (and me) if I ever come face to face with them.
To anyone “monitoring”...that WAS NOT a threat. I just have a smarta$$ mouth....
LOL. Right, that’s NOT a threat.
I should pay cash for that stuff anyway.
Thank you sweetie!!! I would have never pulled that one off!!
Damn those boating accidents! Been hearing about them all across the country. Sorry for your loss =(.
Cash is king.....=)
No problem at all. I’ll ping our Team next.
FReepers might also do something along the lines of what I’ve been doing for years. I keep track of my loose change in my little purse, and donate the equivalent of the amount gathered weekly between each FReepathon.
If all of us just checked the change on hand in pockets or purses right at this moment — and donated it by CC, it would come to a tidy amount.
I don’t know about other states but here in Washington, if your card balance is less than $5.00 you can just cash it out at the store or whatever business it came from. Turn those small balance cards into real bucks and send it to FR.
Hope you’re doing well in your recovery FRiend!
I know you got hit pretty hard by Sandy, did you get the snow storm too?
New FReepathon idea bump. BTTT...!!
I’m a monthly donor and I guess should feel satisfied with that. You know, smug that I’m doing my part.
But, you’ve inspired me. I’m going to put my thinking cap on the weekend and see if I can come up with an alternative, too.
We got 29 inches. I forced my boss, yesterday, to close the office today, and then he told us to get the heck out yesterday after the last patient, around 3:30. The snow was not supposed to start upon us until late afternoon. God stated differently and it started early/late morning.
Sandy was the whore of Babylon. This blizzard did not knock out anything. Just a bunch of beautiful pure white I have to go remove so I can head into work on Monday.
Taking the landlords wife advise....do it tomorrow!
I decided to just FReep all day today, which I rarely get an opportunity to do.
Loving every minute of it!
I swiped it from RedMDer!
We call it *sharing*.
My cut hours, and now the extra taxes I get to pay, the change will probably pay for my substinance.
I also have 2 cats I am responsible for. Any extra money I have goes to the FReepathon.
$3 is the minimum cc contribution. Anything less then that, by all means, save em up, cash them in and send to FR.
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