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December 18th, 2003

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10:34 am - 6 hours, $25
Not a vastly interesting post, this, just a lj-cut hiding some pictures to show the process being transparent and working as intended.

Kind of cute to see so many coupons being used on the same transaction and to see that the total spend is $25.25 for a $25.00 subscription. Never mind.

Yes, I fill in the rest of the form later.

...and now you know where I live, feel free to send The Boys round. The colours are screwy because I'm out of memory.

...and here's the receipt. Hm, I hope spammers don't run OCR on random .jpg files for address-digging purposes.

The net result of today's effort is that my PayPal account is -$25.25 and my LiveJournal account is + one year's paid time, so I'm not out of pocket, but that $25.25 of people's coupons have been used and that the American Cancer Society has gained to the tune of $25.25.

It's that easy. Who's next - which user and which charity?

Many thanks to LiveJournal for handing out all these coupons in the first place, but particular thanks to the selfless LiveJournal users who spent their coupons on giving to charity rather than on their own accounts. You're the good guys; I'm just the facilitator.
Current Mood: paid-up

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[User Picture]
Date:December 18th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the donation. It's cool to see people doing things like this.
[User Picture]
Date:December 18th, 2003 03:25 am (UTC)
Part of me wants to see this repeated a thousand times across LiveJournal with a thousand different charities gaining from it.

Ten thousand times might cause a bit of a bite in LJ's finances, but one thousand times would be cool.
[User Picture]
Date:December 27th, 2003 03:51 am (UTC)
'cause you need a thousand years of a paid account? ;-)
[User Picture]
Date:December 19th, 2003 06:50 pm (UTC)
I have a coupon I'd like to do this with. If you ever need to rename yours or buy some extra icons.. :)

Or if you find someone else willing to do this, let me know!
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Date:December 19th, 2003 07:05 pm (UTC)
I am a little disappointed that nobody else has yet taken up the mantle; the scheme concept has picked up a number of generous and gratefully accepted compliments, but no takers as yet. Perhaps there's a short natural lifespan to this sort of thing, but I'm sure there has got to be at least another $25 worth of takers yet. Perhaps I haven't explained the scheme clearly enough.

If someone else bites, I shall pass the information on. :-)

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