questionswhat are the rules on deals that are "donations"?

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I saw your Lego deal and voted for it. To me, a deal is something that provides a higher value for a lower price (there are plenty of other good definitions too). A deal that provides some sort of donation or benefit to others can be a deal because of the value it provides, regardless of who is benefiting.

I like the idea of charitable deals as long as there is some deal involved. Obviously, I am not interested in seeing random charity donation ideas posted, but if a company donates X when you buy Y, that seems like a candidate for a good deal.

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I agree with the deal involved portion of your stipulation to posting donations. I feel that paying $5 for $10 to be donated is a deal however donating $5 directly is not a "deal", although it would still be something worthwhile. That's where I was thinking doing something "free" in sending an e-card to have a "toy" donated would be a "deal" since you get/give more than you put in initially. It's all about ROI.

I was just hoping someone had an idea why it was yanked, as it could help with setting future precedents with situations like this.

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If charity type - donate and you will get or they will send - or simply donate to a worthy cause is not allowed as a "deal" - then perhaps a thread over here for charities that fellow wooters are aware of that need help - but maybe only for the holiday season? Probably a lot late for this season, but something to keep in mind?

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that's a pretty cool deal http://www.legosantayoda.com/ and from official Lego
i tried adding it and woot doesn't block the web address, but i didn't submit the deal. who knows why yours was deleted :(

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From what you described, it sounds like it was probably just a misunderstanding.. I'm actually kind of surprised staff hasn't rolled through and cleared this up with an "Oopsy daisy. Feel free to re-post."

@jumbowoot /anybody Can you give us a little insight into charity guidelines? (assuming you even see this through all of the "thank yous."

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@drchops: Right! I don't want to repost it if it's prohibited but I haven't seen anything saying one way or another. I think it's a good way for wooters to give back but I'm waiting for a response from maybe @jumbowoot or @snapster . We'll see if one of them stops by to provide some clarification

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Alls well that ends well. Someone else posted it and it looks to be pretty popular!

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Oops. Sorry for poaching. 'Twas never my intent.

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@rprebel: No harm, no foul! I'm not too overly worried about who gets the "credit" for it. Just glad it was allowed to stay up so it could get the exposure necessary to make it a success.