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Free money for charities

December 24th, 2004 at 05:20 am

I recently signed up one service organization I work with (Dahlgren Lions Club) into the Food Lion Shop and Share program. Basically the charity gets a portion of the grocery sales for everyone who links their shopping card to that charity.

It's an easy way to donate to your favorite charity. Other grocery stores may have similar programs!

100 CDs for a buck apiece

December 10th, 2004 at 06:29 am

My wife was very kind to let me get these. She's very conscious about the "bargains" I go after Smile

Someone had donated a decent collection of CDs to the Salvation Army. ("Decent" to me means 70s and 80s rock; your tastes may differ.) This thrift store is reasonably priced; they were selling the CDs for $2 apiece -- just a tad too much to grab them all.

So I asked the cashier if I could make an offer on all of them. We got all 107 of them (plus or minus) for $1 apiece. There were some duplicates, but we can re-gift those or re-sell them (CDs go for $2 usually at flea markets around here.) We got the CDs for the cost of one song on iTunes!

These guys would bargain. Some other ones in the area are firmer on their prices. Doesn't hurt to ask, though!