dealsdonate $3.00 to uso just by clicking this link…

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Landing page wants you to transfer prescriptions. Just more info about the link. Does clearly state that $3 will be donated, which is a good thing. Wish they would show the total.

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Love the USO....spent a couple loooong layovers enjoying their hospitality. Great organization.

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I wonder if I click refresh a bunch of times if they'll donate $3 per hit.... I know what I'm doing for the next 30 minutes!:-D

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Very nice. Gotta love the click to donate deals! If I were a betting man I'd say you're gonna have the top deal of the day here.

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*Through January 31, 2012. Up to $50,000.

Still , 50,000 isn't too bad.

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In for one! I also love to see "deals" like this. Thanks for submitting it!

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50k isn't bad but no doubt they have already reached that.

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@firebirdude: They probably won't, they said for each person who lands on this page, they would know all of the refreshes come from the same IP.

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I clicked. It was nice. Thanks.

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@firebirdude: wasting your time? A nice thought but it's going to count unique hits.

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I love some easy Clicktivism! Thanks! I feel better about myself already!

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USO is going to get the $50k even if no one clicks on the page. Companies agree to a donation in return for using the logo and name for marketing purposes (I have booked these deals many times). They try to make the consumer feel "involved" by saying the donation is dependent on their actions such as clicking on a page or saving bottle tops, and to encourage people to pass it along, or post it to places like this. Word of mouth advertising carries more credibility than any other form of advertising if you trust the source. In reality, the $50k is a done deal, and has probably already been paid. I'm not knocking CVS, they did pay USO $50k, but the clicks are worthless.

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clickey click click click...and shared on fb

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I hear Winona Ryder is going to be at the USO show ...

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Went to page. Even reloaded just to make sure it registers on their servers.

Be nice if there's a counter/indicator of how much the USO are getting.

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@slanderous1: i also reloaded just in case, after clicking. hehe

sharing with coworkers... even if the amount is paid already, the amount of clicks is still important IMO. if nothing more than to show how many people care about the issue. if next month CVS holds a similar marketing promotion, maybe they'll choose to donate to USO again :)

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@atlantablue ... I went. I clicked. I refreshed a few times just in case that helps. I FELT GOOD!! I helped to raise money for USO just by clicking! Nice way to put a damper on something! I know that your comment may be true about this "click to donate" deal (I don't know) but some "click to donate" charities are dependant upon those clicks to reach their goal and I would hate for people to not help those organizations by not clicking thinking it is not necessary.

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@mgherter: I agree with your sentiment. USO provides a bit of home to all troops while they are away.

When in the Marines the USO provided us phone center (this was pre-email early 90's) and more than gracious hospitality at the airports. Having a place just for fellow military members made things easier. Great people.

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If you want to click, click away, it certainly does no harm. But don't be deceived that your clicks are increasing the donation to the USO. The one thing your clicks MIGHT do is convince CVS this was a good idea, and next year, they may decide to again choose the USO for a promotion such as this. But the biggest thing that will convince them to do it again is how many people actually transfer prescriptions after visiting the page, not how many click on the page. If there is 100,000 clicks from people who have no interest in CVS, and there are only 100 transferred prescriptions, then they WON'T use the USO for their promotion in the future. But if there are only 20,000 clicks but 2,000 transfers, they could go running back to the USO. If you want to support the CVS promotion of the USO, transfer your prescription, don't just click! The USO is a great organization. CVS is a fine company, but this isn't altruism, this is a business proposition for CVS.

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Nothing like spending someone elses money for charity. Am I right?

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@atlantablue: You must be a blast at parties.

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I disagree, atlantablue.

Even if the $50k is a done deal, if nobody clicked, it would never happen again. By this logic, our clicks ARE directly responsible for donations happening, even if not directly.

I have no idea who you researched, and I'm sure they were exactly like you said. But unless you researched this promotion specifically, I wouldn't state as solid fact that the clicks are useless.

I happily clicked. :)

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@atlantablue: What @nywerebear said.

I'm not gonna to claim to know anything about the details, because I don't.

But logic would dictate, that the more response that they get from this, the more likely they are to do charitable-donation promotions in the future and the more money they're likely to donate. So I wouldn't say the clicks are "worthless" even if the check has already cleared.

But beyond that, I know jack.

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@sirlouie: you can go for Winona, but I'm staying for yippee the backflipping dog!

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One of the best finds, thanks!

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1. I never said the clicks are worthless. I said they won't increase this donation. The USO gets $50k from CVS.
2. I also said that clicks MIGHT show CVS it is worth doing in the future.
3. However, clicks alone will not convince CVS to do this again. Action, such as actually transferring your prescription will.
4. In fact, thousands of clicks with NO benefit to the company may well convince them this is INEFFECTIVE advertising.

If you want things like this to continue, then support the company doing it with more than clicks, support them with your business.