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Have You Made a Donation at the Grocery Store Checkout?

On my recent trip to the grocery store, I swiped my card and the machine asked me if I'd like to make a donation to People With Disabilities. It's a smart way for charities to solicit donations because people are already spending money, and adding an extra $5 to the bill doesn't seem like much when you're already shelling out $100. Have you made a donation while checking out at the grocery store?

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've done it once or twice but most of the time these days i don't. and then i feel like a bad person. they always get you!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Yeah, I've done it...One of our local hospitals was raising money for their foundation and you could just round up your total to the next dollar and the change would go to the foundation. It was a really smart idea because it's a small enough amount of money that people wouldn't really miss it.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
yes, stop and shop was selling $1 cards for childrens cancer from MSK so its a known cancer hospital, and i got a free chocolate bar from the scratchoff anyway lol
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I said yes but really it was the hubby who was paying for the groceries. :)
expresso14 expresso14 8 years
No, because I have my own set of charities. I almost quit shopping at one store because the clerks were giving customers grief when they didn't donate.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Most grocery store/chain store donations are to reputable charities such as March of Dimes, American Cancer Society etc. I usually will donate a dollar or so because I don't believe there is any research necessary. I have my own personal charities at home that I will obviously donate more to, but a dollar here and there doesn't bother me.
MrsRachel MrsRachel 8 years
Agreed, wmoonw!
wmoonw wmoonw 8 years
I said no -- it's too hard to know who you're donating to. I like to research my charities to make sure I know where the money is really going! Donating to "Let's totally help the children!" sounds awesome, until you realize that they're helping the children by introducing them to Xenu, and that some guy is skimming 75% of the donations. I'd rather go home, research my charity and donate it to a charity I trust.
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