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Mini FReepathon Idea
2/9/13 | Me!!

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!


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This could be a great thing for us.....or a total bust! However, I'm willing to take that chance for my FR!!!

Get looking and collecting!!! Remember, the minimum is $3.00.

Let's hop to it! =)

1 posted on 02/09/2013 11:52:58 AM PST by NoGrayZone
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To: NoGrayZone

Im going on a hunt too great idea


2 posted on 02/09/2013 11:57:10 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 11:57:37 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: NoGrayZone

If everyone just gave up a couple of Big Macs a month they could chip in with 120 bucks a year.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 12:03:11 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: WXRGina

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!


5 posted on 02/09/2013 12:06:18 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: al baby

Thanks!!! I am now searching my wallet to see if I have anymore I stored away!


6 posted on 02/09/2013 12:07:24 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 12:08:18 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: NoGrayZone; onyx; Lady Jag; MestaMachine; thouworm; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Godzilla; ...
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Mini FReepathon Idea!

Creative thinking.

Thanks, NoGrayZone.

8 posted on 02/09/2013 12:09:30 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: NoGrayZone; Jim Robinson

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!


9 posted on 02/09/2013 12:12:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NoGrayZone

Heads up thinking.

Good on you.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 12:13:17 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: Bshaw

If I had it to give, I would.

But if you do........ =)


11 posted on 02/09/2013 12:17:25 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Bshaw

If I am correct there is no background checks or even age limits to raffle off anything that is muzzle loading.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 12:17:57 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NoGrayZone

Woo hoo!! Thank you very much, NoGrayZone!!


13 posted on 02/09/2013 12:22:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

What a great idea!


14 posted on 02/09/2013 12:27:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I think I might have a gift card from the Olive Garden.

Will that work?

((((just kidding))))


15 posted on 02/09/2013 12:27:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Fudge! The only ones I have are Subway and Cracker Barrel. But I will remember this, cause it’s a great idea. Thanks!


16 posted on 02/09/2013 12:27:44 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: al baby

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!!

Found it.

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.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 12:29:25 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: LucyT

Thank you for pinging your list Lucy!!! (((hug)))


18 posted on 02/09/2013 12:30:34 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Ernest_at_the_Beach; nutmeg; re_nortex; KC_Lion

Ping!!! =)


19 posted on 02/09/2013 12:34:06 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: onyx

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.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 12:41:40 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: x1stcav

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.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 12:49:11 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: humblegunner

Ping....just in case you had any laying around. =)

Remember, our kitties are twins!


22 posted on 02/09/2013 12:51:38 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Jim Robinson

No prob boss!


23 posted on 02/09/2013 12:55:20 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Great idea!

I’ll scope around for some.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 12:56:19 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: trisham

Thanks!! Nothing worse than unused money, which is why I kept them.

Now what to do with my .50 cent one......


25 posted on 02/09/2013 12:58:01 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hahahaha. I have 3 “store” ones that are just sitting here.

Guess I have to go shopping, ugh!!


26 posted on 02/09/2013 1:00:03 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

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.


27 posted on 02/09/2013 1:04:26 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 1:04:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


29 posted on 02/09/2013 1:06:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: humblegunner

Thanks, hope you find some!


30 posted on 02/09/2013 1:07:21 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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).


31 posted on 02/09/2013 1:12:06 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: onyx

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....


32 posted on 02/09/2013 1:16:23 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone; FReepers; FRiends


NoGrayZone says,



Yes, You Can!

"Get looking and collecting!!!

Remember, the minimum is $3.00.

Let's hop to it! =)"
NGZ


Thanks very, very, much everyone, from NoGrayZone!!!

33 posted on 02/09/2013 1:19:34 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NoGrayZone

LOL. Right, that’s NOT a threat.


34 posted on 02/09/2013 1:21:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: LucyT; NoGrayZone
Great idea! Thanks you two, I happen to have a gift card with about $15.00 on it. I was going to use it to buy some extra gun cleaning supplies....but since I lost my guns in that tragic accident on Lake Mead....well.

I should pay cash for that stuff anyway.

35 posted on 02/09/2013 1:22:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: onyx

Thank you sweetie!!! I would have never pulled that one off!!


36 posted on 02/09/2013 1:22:46 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Damn those boating accidents! Been hearing about them all across the country. Sorry for your loss =(.

Cash is king.....=)


37 posted on 02/09/2013 1:26:03 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

No problem at all. I’ll ping our Team next.


38 posted on 02/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


39 posted on 02/09/2013 1:32:03 PM PST by Exit148
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


40 posted on 02/09/2013 1:36:39 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: NoGrayZone

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?


41 posted on 02/09/2013 1:37:19 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: NoGrayZone
Good thinking NGZ!!!

New FReepathon idea bump. BTTT...!!

42 posted on 02/09/2013 1:37:56 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NoGrayZone; I_be_tc; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; musicman; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; moose07; ...



Please read about NoGrayZone's wonderful idea and if you agree, please ping your lists!

WE CAN DO THIS - You betcha!

43 posted on 02/09/2013 1:38:28 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
LOL @ your pic!

{;^)

44 posted on 02/09/2013 1:43:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


45 posted on 02/09/2013 1:43:51 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

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!


46 posted on 02/09/2013 1:48:23 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; RedMDer

I swiped it from RedMDer!
We call it *sharing*.


47 posted on 02/09/2013 1:55:46 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Exit148
I have a tubberware I put all my change in. Although, I usually cash it when I need food (I once had to sell some gold to pay my rent, how embarrassing).

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.

48 posted on 02/09/2013 1:59:08 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; NoGrayZone; Las Vegas Ron

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FReeper PATRIOT DONORS!!!!!

JIM JUST POSTED MORE OF YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Thank you very much, humblegunner!!

Woo hoo!!

And this just in:

$10.00 monthly from Virginia
$15.00 from Nevada
$50.00 from New York

Thank you all very much!!

FReepers ROCK!!




THANK YOU SO MUCH, PATRIOTS, INCLUDING A NEW MONTHLY DONOR!!!

GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL

49 posted on 02/09/2013 2:01:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: beelzepug

$3 is the minimum cc contribution. Anything less then that, by all means, save em up, cash them in and send to FR.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 2:02:45 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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