Author Topic: Amex Shop Small free $10 to spend in Boston, Chicago, and Philly starting 6/21  (Read 48582 times)

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Obviously have no clue about how much money they can make...
They would have to call the Chicago store for each guy to verify their purchase, the Chicago store would have to spend hours swiping cards, and then they need to work out the money between them (Chicago pockets money, but Lakewood gives away merchandise!).

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They would have to call the Chicago store for each guy to verify their purchase, the Chicago store would have to spend hours swiping cards, and then they need to work out the money between them (Chicago pockets money, but Lakewood gives away merchandise!).
Set up a way for it to all be done online?
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Set up a way for it to all be done online?
+1 im sure they could find help here how to do this

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Set up a way for it to all be done online?
They don't have a website :(
Keep in mind, this is different than a charity. When you give $10 to a charity, they get $10. When you spend $10 at a store, they don't make $10 income....

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They don't have a website :(
Keep in mind, this is different than a charity. When you give $10 to a charity, they get $10. When you spend $10 at a store, they don't make $10 income....
They could be making tens of thousands in sales with this easily.  Should be able to cover to cost of finally joining the 20th century with a website.
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I donít intend on buying anything in these cities, and I am sure that many other people donít either. It would be nice to use this for charities. [The donated sums could be factored into Maaser, thus netting the giver as well.]
This offer is not directly eligible for charities, but here is an idea.
  • I am sure that charities in the above-mentioned cities would appreciate some store credit in the local Kosher grocery store, or any other small business they constantly do business with.
  • People interested in donating would provide their credit card details to the charity.
  • The charity would collect this info and pass it on (in bulk) to the store/small business.
  • The store/small business would charge each card $10, and provides the charity with a credit for that amount. [I guess the store/small business could even take a small cut for the hassle.]
I donít know anyone who deals with a charity in any of these cities. But if you do, you might be interested in contacting them Ė it could bring in a decent sum of money for them, if done right.
And if you do, let us know the details so that we can do it too.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 08:46:40 AM by dirah »

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Don't want to take this OT but you sure you can count this as maaser?

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Don't want to take this OT but you sure you can count this as maaser?
Yes.
And if anyone wants to fuss about it, please do it here or here, or make a new thread.

Edit:
OK, the Maser discussion is continued here.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 09:23:54 AM by dirah »

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No one from any of these cities with any online ideas?

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No one from any of these cities with any online/phone ideas?

bump 

@dirah anything happened with your tedaka suggestion?

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Maybe we can all sponsor a few hundred miles and send someone over for a spending spree in these 3 cities :)

All kidding aside, I hope something is out there where I can take some advantage of this promo...

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I am also surprised no one has come up with an idea yet

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Does this work with someone in Chicago who uses Google Checkout?

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Just worked it out with guy of the hat box and finally convinced him to work out the $10 spend in chicago to be able to use the gift certificate in all their stores- he is now accepting phone calls to swipe $10 per card - he said to allow 2-3 weeks to receive the gift certificates
The phone # in the hat box chicago is 773-564-9493
I am trying to have him to send a form that can be filled out and sent via fax or email with the info  will post as soon as I have the info

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Post on the main site or does Dan want advertising fees?
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Gotta ask dan to post

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I'd post something like this for free, but I'm not going to post until it's 100%, i.e. email confirmation from AMEX or an actual refund from AMEX which will take a few days.
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Just worked it out with guy of the hat box and finally convinced him to work out the $10 spend in chicago to be able to use the gift certificate in all their stores- he is now accepting phone calls to swipe $10 per card - he said to allow 2-3 weeks to receive the gift certificates
The phone # in the hat box chicago is 773-564-9493
I am trying to have him to send a form that can be filled out and sent via fax or email with the info  will post as soon as I have the info

Thanks!

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I'd post something like this for free, but I'm not going to post until it's 100%, i.e. email confirmation from AMEX or an actual refund from AMEX which will take a few days.

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