Monday, August 3, 2009

Paying It Forward - Ideas?

Leave your extra Pay it Forward ideas in the comments below (or email me) and lets see if we can run some great ideas this month!

3 comments:

lov2qpon said...

Here is one that I have done off and on for years and is especially relevant in our tough economy:

If there is a good rebate that only allows one submission, I will often do two and send one to a friend in need. They never know where the check came from - it is a little like playing Santa. Years ago we had a friend who was unemployed for a long time - they got surprise checks in the mail from my family's rebates.

Another good one is if you receive a good catalina for $$ of a purchase, hand it over to someone else - you never know who you are blessing that day. The biggest winner in any of these is you.

Mama said...

I have a great one that I just tried last week!

When you have a prescription that needs to be refilled, transfer it to a store that is offering a gift card with transfers (MANY stores are doing this now)!

Use the gift card to shop for a good cause, or give the gift card to someone in need.

I got a $10 GC last week to Target and used it to buy art supplies for a local community center!!!
http://www.mamacheaps.com/2009/07/paying-it-forward-acppa-supply-drive.html

Sooz said...

While standing in line at Staples, I realized the man in front of me would benefit from the coupon I couldn't use. He got an extra $5 off his order, and had the most excited/surprised look. For me, it would have been trash.

At the supermarket, I saw a young lady who had a small boy in the shopping cart. He was banging a cup of Kraft Mac 'N Cheese, and a cup of Velveeta Shells and cheese. I asked her if she'd like another free, and gave her a Velveeta BOGO that I wouldn't have used. She was happy to have run into me.

It costs me nothing to receive coupons, but is a gift to others when shared.