Sunday, November 27, 2005

Giving made easy

I learned an easy way to make a charitable donation that I wanted to share with you.

Citibank has a program called "ThankYou Points" (R) where you accumulate points with the dollars you spend. I've always been wary of these programs figuring that, if you picked something from these 'rewards', you'd be charged some hidden fee. Just the skeptic in me.

However, Citibank now tells customers that they can donate their points to a charity. When you sign up online to view your point total there is a spot to choose charitable contributions. If you donate 2,500-3,000 points then $25 goes directly to one of the listed charities including American Heart Association, American Red Cross and Home at Last Sanctuary. If you donate $5,000 points, $50 goes directly to the charity you choose from their list.

This couldn't be easier! If you have a Citibank credit card and you see "ThankYou Points", think about turning those points into dollars for charity.

Just a tidbit for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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