Donate £2 To Support The Red Cross's Disaster Relief Effort In Japan & Other Affected Areas @ Groupon
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Donate £2 To Support The Red Cross's Disaster Relief Effort In Japan & Other Affected Areas @ Groupon

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Found 12th Mar 2011
***** Any donation will be matched in full (up to the collated total value of £70,000) by Groupon. *****

Before anyone asks, I've purposely posted the direct link from the Groupon website before I become a member of Groupon myself so I do not benefit from any referrals. That would be pretty low. (Although anyone already a member and promises to donate all the referral monies received feel free to post your link in this thread)

groupon.co.uk/dea…098

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Why? They are better off than us we import tons from them and China!!!

I honestly hope you're a troll...

Groupon using peoples misery for marketing purposes?
Edited by: "hermanjelmet" 12th Mar 2011

Original Poster

I've completed the sign up procedure and think the referral process requires email addresses anyway so ignore the referral comment.

Groupon... a shameless bunch of publicity grabbers

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hermanjelmet

Grouping using peoples misery for marketing purposes?



Yes I agree, but if they are matching monies received, surely it makes it worthwhile?


hermanjelmet

Grouping using peoples misery for marketing purposes?



I know some of their marketing is dodgy, but as I'm already a member and they promise to match my donation I'm in.

Hold on everyone - Groupon is match funds - every £2 you donate is matched by them up to a total of £70,000. They are also doing it in Japan and match fund from £1 to a maximum of £10. So why are you voting cold - they will double your donation to the earthquake.

And for those who say Japan is a developed country and therefore the people who died and in need are somehow less worthy of our charity - shame on you. I just hope nothing like this ever happens to the UK.


soccergoods

I just hope nothing like this ever happens to the UK.




It is, slowly but surely but caused by government policies rather than a natural disaster. We will all need begging bowls in the future so stock up now.


gr8h8me

Why? They are better off than us we import tons from them and China!!!



Heartless pillock.

Recession I am afraid, charity begins at home

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soccergoods

Hold on everyone - Groupon is match funds - every £2 you donate is … Hold on everyone - Groupon is match funds - every £2 you donate is matched by them up to a total of £70,000. They are also doing it in Japan and match fund from £1 to a maximum of £10. So why are you voting cold - they will double your donation to the earthquake.And for those who say Japan is a developed country and therefore the people who died and in need are somehow less worthy of our charity - shame on you. I just hope nothing like this ever happens to the UK.



Well said. Just ignore the trolls, they are looking for bites
Edited by: "Matrixblade" 12th Mar 2011

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Gotta go now but really hope this receives some heat if its the best way to donate money and help

Everytime a high profile disaster occurs these days (Aus, NZ, recently), celebs & businesses jump on the bandwagon and urge us to give money. But what are you giving the cash for? The first post was right, Japan is one of worlds 20 richest countries, they do not need cash. Most of what you give will be swallowed up by the admin of the charities who handle it. I'd advise to wait until a specific request for cash comes (it it does at all) from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) who would co-ordinate specific projects agreed with the Japanese authorities.

I actually agree with you to a certain extent, however the red cross do good work in situations like this and could definitely use our support.
I gave to them in support of the Christchurch earthquake but I had to search out their website and make a bit of an effort.

If Groupon are (a) matching the donation amount and (b) making it easy for people to donate I say I really don't care about their motivation, I care about the result.

Good on you if you do check the DEC website and give money where required, but I fear that many people use this as an excuse to give nothing.

mickemoomoo

Everytime a high profile disaster occurs these days (Aus, NZ, recently), … Everytime a high profile disaster occurs these days (Aus, NZ, recently), celebs & businesses jump on the bandwagon and urge us to give money. But what are you giving the cash for? The first post was right, Japan is one of worlds 20 richest countries, they do not need cash. Most of what you give will be swallowed up by the admin of the charities who handle it. I'd advise to wait until a specific request for cash comes (it it does at all) from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) who would co-ordinate specific projects agreed with the Japanese authorities.

Why isn't this in the deals as a bogof offer- Spend £2 give an extra £2 free. I missed this the last couple of days someone just posted it and it was removed. disappeared in a puff of smoke as I was typing my thanks.

In deals it is much more likely to be viewed. Come on HUKD have a heart its a charitable donation.

Why hide it in misc it when this site could do more to highlight it .


I hope this sort of thing never ever happens to the UK, or that anyone you know or love is caught up in anything like this.
There may be a recession but for goodness sake £2? If you can give then great but there is no need to be nasty if you can't or wont.

there for the grace of god. Maybe someone could explain why this isnt allowed in deals.


grumpiness

there for the grace of god. Maybe someone could explain why this isnt … there for the grace of god. Maybe someone could explain why this isnt allowed in deals.



Probably as it's not a deal

Banned

The meanies will always find an excuse not to help others....Bitter twisted and £2 better off for it....NO THANKS, I'll keep putting my shekels in the begging bowl and consider myself lucky that I can do so.

In my opinion it's not "bitter and twisted" to say that you don't want to donate money (to a country with the third biggest economy in the world)

Nobody has to donate money to anything, all of those people getting on their high horses need to get off them I feel. It doesn't make you a saint to donate £2 you know

Banned

Your right, It doesn't make anyone a saint....Just a more happy contented person.

to think of the amount of money people save using this site and yet to give £2 to a charity, rich country or not, seems to stick in certain peoples throats. Says a lot about the person

sancho1983

In my opinion it's not "bitter and twisted" to say that you don't want to … In my opinion it's not "bitter and twisted" to say that you don't want to donate money (to a country with the third biggest economy in the world)Nobody has to donate money to anything, all of those people getting on their high horses need to get off them I feel. It doesn't make you a saint to donate £2 you know



no it makes them a charitable person, a nice person,a decent person.

I hope you've managed to save money on here to line your pockets with and I hope you feel proud to be one of lifes takers.

Edited by: "grumpiness" 14th Mar 2011

grumpiness

no it makes it makes them a charitable person, a nice person,a decent … no it makes it makes them a charitable person, a nice person,a decent person. I hope you've managed to save money on here to line your pockets with and I hope you feel proud to be one of lifes takers.



If you knew anything about me you wouldn't think that. But you don't (which is understandable I suppose)

I just donated a tenner, the Red Cross do a good job and I'm not gonna miss that money.

Yes, to some extent Groupon are exploiting the situation for a bit of cheap publicity, but it's still my choice if I'm a customer of theirs in the future.

i don t agree with Japan spending alot of money on "research" on whales and Dolphins. Try searching for "The Cove".

Lets hope they cut their spending on this and put it towards the Earthquake fund. Until they do i wont be giving.

Original Poster

Wow, I was pretty shocked that this was removed from deals and placed into misc. Many more people would have seen the deal Groupon were offering on donations if this wasn't removed. To add insult to injury its been allowed back as a deal, although the Groupon offer has now finished!! Too late!

Anyone still kind enough to make a donation, the British Red Cross donation page can be found here:-
Japan Tsunami Appeal

For some who may think Groupon make money from the donations: groupon.com/pag…faq

If the alternative is to do nothing, I think I'll take the chance.
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