Where To Donate Your Old Heels And Video Game Consoles

Where To Donate Your Old Heels And Video Game Consoles

So you have some stuff to get rid of around the house and you want to donate it, but you want to make sure it goes to a place where it gets the best use. Good thing the Miss Minimalist blog has a list of 101 worthy places to send your clutter to that can help out. Women’s shoes? Send them to Dress For Success, which helps low-income women get the garb they need for job interviews. Old Nintendo GameCube? How about the Get-Well Gamers Foundation which brings video games to children’s hospitals. For 99 more suggests, check out the list on Miss Minimalist. Got a charity she left off? Tout it in the comments. [More]

Coupon Grandmaster Scores $1658.53 Of Stuff From Walgreens For $19.99, Donates All To Charity

Coupon Grandmaster Scores $1658.53 Of Stuff From Walgreens For $19.99, Donates All To Charity

Epic is the only word to describe this coupon genius who bought $1658.53 of stuff from Walgreens for only $19.99. It took 6 hours to check out the over 100 transactions necessary to complete the purchase. Why did the manager gladly let him do this? [More]

Deciding Whether To Open Your Wallet Or Slam The Door When A Stranger Calls

Deciding Whether To Open Your Wallet Or Slam The Door When A Stranger Calls

When a stranger knocks on your door, it’s almost always someone asking for something rather than someone willing to give you something. So it’s understandable to have a closed-door policy unless you see through the peephole that it’s Ed McMahon. And even if it is Ed McMahon, he’s most likely a zombie rather than a Publishers Clearing House representative because he died last year. [More]

Man Who Offered To Set Car On Fire Saves Home

Man Who Offered To Set Car On Fire Saves Home

The guy who offered to set his car on fire in exchange for “loanations” (his word–he says he’s going to pay back all donations) managed to raise enough money to prevent the foreclosure sale of his house yesterday. Below is a video of him handing over a check for $21,000. The only problem is, now he’s saying he might not burn the car. [More]

Chipotle Is Hungry For More Junk Email

Chipotle Is Hungry For More Junk Email

Last month Chipotle put out a call for customers to forward 500,000 junk email messages to nojunk@chipotlejunk.com, pledging to donate $50,000 to charity in return. Now the maker of foil-wrapped burritos has upped the ante, asking for another half million male enhancement and fake dating site queries in order to hike up its donation to $100,000. [More]

Apparently, The Salvation Army Doesn't Want My Stuff

Apparently, The Salvation Army Doesn't Want My Stuff

Jing tells Consumerist that he she thought that donating some items to the Salvation Army would be satisfying and relatively simple. Unfortunately, he she hadn’t counted on the people handling pickups for his her local branch to have the sort of vague sense of time that one normally associates with cable installers or appliance repair technicians. [More]

USPS Food Drive Requires Flux Capacitor, 1.21 Gigawatts

USPS Food Drive Requires Flux Capacitor, 1.21 Gigawatts

Reader David would like to suggest that the next time the USPS wants to hold a food drive that requires you to put food in your mailbox on a certain day — they should tell you before that day arrives so that you don’t need a time machine. [More]

Walmart Manager Hates It When You Donate Loss Leaders To Homeless Shelters

Walmart Manager Hates It When You Donate Loss Leaders To Homeless Shelters

At Walmart, no good deed goes unpunished. Lisa said she tried to buy up a bunch of health and beauty supplies at Walmart to donate to local homeless shelters, and instead got a lecture in economics from the shift supervisor. [More]

Verizon And T-Mobile Offer Free Calls To Chile

Verizon And T-Mobile Offer Free Calls To Chile

If you need to reach someone in Chile this week, try calling on a Verizon or T-Mobile phone. Both carriers have announced that they’re temporarily waiving charges on calls. Verizon says that all calls from the U.S. to Chile will be free until March 6th. I couldn’t find a similar press release from T-Mobile, so you might want to call first to confirm. Just remember that only these two carriers are offering free calls, and they’re only free if you call from the U.S.; you don’t want to end up with an unpleasant surprise like those U.S. soldiers in Haiti last month. [More]

Chase Doesn't Want Your Paltry $16 Haiti Relief Donation

Chase Doesn't Want Your Paltry $16 Haiti Relief Donation

Chris writes that while closing a Chase credit card, he had to decide what to do with his leftover rewards credit. He tried to donate his rewards to charity, but learned that $16 isn’t enough to be considered a valid donation. Bwuh? [More]

McDonald's McObjects To You Calling Your Event "McFest"

McDonald's McObjects To You Calling Your Event "McFest"

McDonald’s has nothing better to do than sue a 19 year old whose last name, McClusky, was the inspiration for the name of an event she puts on to raise money for the Chicago chapter of Special Olympics. The event is called McFest, and it has raised $30,000. Trouble is, McClusky has now spent $5,000 of it defending herself against McDonald’s legal assault. [More]

Google Voice Offering Free Calls To Haiti For Two Weeks

Google Voice Offering Free Calls To Haiti For Two Weeks

If you need an affordable way to reach someone in Haiti for the next two weeks, use Google Voice. The company is making all calls to Haiti temporarily free:

To help those families, we’re offering free calling to Haiti through Google Voice for the next two weeks. To place a call using Google Voice, use the Click2Call button on the website, the Google Voice mobile app, or dial your own Google Voice number and press 2 to place an outbound call.

Text Message Donations For Haiti May Be Delayed Up To 3 Months

Text Message Donations For Haiti May Be Delayed Up To 3 Months

It’s quick, easy, and convenient to donate to relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims by sending a text message, but not such a great idea if you want to be sure that your donations reach people and organizations in need before sometime in April.

Mobile carriers don’t actually submit your donation to the charity until after you’ve paid your bill. Experts agree that the donations will take at least one billing cycle for pledges to reach their destination.

Is It Poor Taste To Solicit Hotel Rewards Points Donations?

Is It Poor Taste To Solicit Hotel Rewards Points Donations?

Jeremy received a solicitation from Hilton to donate his points from the chain’s loyalty program, HHonors, to the Red Cross in order to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. He thinks that this e-mail blast was in poor taste. Do you? [More]

Want To Participate In Haiti Relief Efforts? Here Are Some Options

Want To Participate In Haiti Relief Efforts? Here Are Some Options

Haiti’s president says the death toll from yesterday’s earthquake may rise above 100,000. You probably already know some organization you see eye to eye with that’s trying to help out, but if you want to donate but don’t know who to donate to, try these options. [More]

H&M Insists That All Unsold Clothing Is Donated, Manhattan Store Went Rogue

H&M Insists That All Unsold Clothing Is Donated, Manhattan Store Went Rogue

After last week’s uproar and public shaming, over unsold clothing that was intentionally destroyed, then thrown in the trash behind the chain’s Herald Square location, clothing retailer H&M insists that the incident was against company policy and a fluke. Then TV station WPIX caught an employee throwing away a giant bag of shoes a few days later. [More]

Radio Shack Responds To Livestrong Scandal

Radio Shack Responds To Livestrong Scandal

Good news for anyone who has accidentally donated a dollar to Livestrong while making a purchase at Radio Shack — the company is willing to give you your money back. The company sent us this statement to address the problem and solution: [More]

I Joked With Radio Shack Clerk About Livestronging, Still Got Livestronged

I Joked With Radio Shack Clerk About Livestronging, Still Got Livestronged

James went into Radio Shack determined to make a purchase without getting stung by the forced $1 Livestrong donation some customers say they’re finding on their receipts. He even joked with the clerk about the phenomenon. Then when he looked at his receipt, sure enough he found out he was an unwilling donor. [More]