You’ve seen the little notice charities stick on their postage-free envelopes. In one variation or another, it reads: “Your stamp HERE helps us even more!”
But did you know how much? Putting your own 32-cent stamp there saves The Whales (or whomever) 76 cents. [10/96: WRONG! Mike Wyson of ZPG says it’s usually just 2 cents extra, worst-case 10 cents. And they’re charged the 2 cents anyway, so the stamp really saves only 30 cents.]
So you can give an extra 76 cents at a cost to you of just 32 cents. That’s an instant 143% “return” on your added social (or cetacean) investment.
Tomorrow: Forget the Whales — Save $125
Quote of the Day
It's unbelievable what happened, said Jack Brod, who has operated Empire Diamond and Gold Co. in New York's Empire State building for over 50 years. When gold was over $700 an ounce and silver over $40 everybody wanted to buy it. Today nobody does.~August 12, 1981 Deseret News
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