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Date: 01/05/14 10:53 AM

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    jagger04 Male 50-59
    538 posts
    January 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    Link: This Nickel - It`s what is left from the dollar you originally sent.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

    What`s nuts is that some clown working in a fund-raising department ran into his boss` office one day and yelled, "I`ve got it, we`ll put nickels in all the envelopes! The donations will come POURING in after that. You`ll see."
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 11:07 am
    By putting the nickel towards a beer, you can stop a child choking on it.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30867 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 11:25 am
    Jake_Justice: actually it`s marketing genius!

    Most people are extremely adverse to throwing money into the trash, so they`re more likely to open the letter to take the nickel out!
    That`s literally half the battle, just getting suckers to open the letter! And it`s almost free!

    They want your dollar so they can spend $0.05 actually helping "the poor children"...
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6285 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    Also free pens. Tiny little bookie`s pens. But now you`re obliged.
    I have have seven charities I give to and I`m not taking new applications. I`ve checked them out and I`m reasonably happy with their work There is one about fostering puppies that I kind of fell for, I was a little bit drunk when the call came and she sounded cute and, hey, puppies. So I signed up for a couple of quid a month. But the rest are ideologically sound.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    5Cats, don`t know about "genius." Doesn`t take much to open the letter, peel off the coin, shove it in your pocket and toss the rest.

    Then again, some -- a few -- might feel guilty enough to send a few bucks. Can`t believe how many address labels (usually with the name misspelled) we used to get in the mail as incentives to send donations to this or that group. On the one hand, everyone`s telling you to "go green" and eliminate paper. On the other, they`re stuffing your mailbox to bursting with this crap.
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    haha that is pretty stupid
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm
    I get those ALL of the time.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm
    maggierose - just pop `em out into a jar, then go and have a beer when you have enough. In the meantime, give to the charities that you chose.
    I do air-ambulance, heart disease, cancer research, and childhood leukaemia.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    January 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm
    I got a dollar from J.D. Power to do a survey.

    Haven`t done it yet.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    931 posts
    January 6, 2014 at 7:38 am
    I read a study that suggested people were more likely to do a survey if you gave them a free dollar first than if you promised them 5 dollars afterwards.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    January 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm
    I got a dollar once good marketing on them cause now I open all junk mail the bastards.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2690 posts
    January 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm
    I got a check from MADD, once. Also a certificate and a pen. I was going to frame it and hang it above the liquor cabinet, but I got drunk and forgot where I put it.

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