Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Good Idea

Ok, so I know that this picture has nothing to do with this post, but isn't that just the CUTEST little flower girl, ever?!? (I'm surely not biased).

Anyway, today I was brave. 

For months now I have been debating on whether or not to charge for my weekly email I send out.  

I just can't decide.  So, I decided to request input from the same people that would be getting charged- I asked everyone on my comp list to voice their opinions.  (Even though it literally made me sick to my stomach! I didn't want people thinking I was money hungry or something!)

For the most part the response has been very positive.  Most people feel I should charge for this service (which is a relief for me, I probably spend about 10 hours a week, if not more, doing things for this email I send out.

I do know the amount I would charge- $1.00 per month.  People save more than that by not having to buy the newspaper to look through the ads! Not to mention time saved.  I actually save over $20 per week using my comp list. But still I wasn't quite sure.

Then, one of the people on my list told me they would pay IF I donated part of it to charity.  What a great idea!!  

Here is my plan:

I am thinking in the near future I will start charging.  10% of what I get will go to a LOCAL charity (I hope 10% is enough, what do you think?).  But I think I want to donate it to a food bank.  So what I could do is take that money each month and comp non-perishable items that could be donated.  Just think! That could be 100 cans of veggies or something donated EACH MONTH! I think that is a way to make us all feel good about it. 

Are you on my list? What do YOU think?

9 comments:

Karen said...

For $12 a year, i would deffinately pay you. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm IN. You save me that much every week!

Mrs. L-F said...

Emily, I've been getting your list for a few weeks now, and it is great! I haven't been able to get it straight from you because I haven't been able to leave you a comment or ask for you to send it directly through e-mail, but I would love to go ahead and be added to your list, and I support your idea of paying for it. It is definitely WORTH it! I'll have to set up a paypal account, but I think I can figure that out. Thanks so much for what you do! It helps us out SO MUCH!

Mrs. L-F said...

I guess I should give you an e-mail address if I'd like your list straight from you, huh? Sorry about that. It is speedyteach@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Sybill McDowell said...

I would also like to be added to the email distribution and also willing to pay. email is sybill_lewis@yahoo.com

Larissa I said...

I think that is a great idea and an even BETTER idea to get the food at comped prices and donate it to the food bank!! You could probably double the amount donated by comp shopping and then taking the food you donated in yourself. :)

Jenny Cappelatti said...

I just got my first list from you last week. My husband and I used it for the first time yesterday. My husband was in awe at how awesome your list is and how awesome you are for sharing it. I even made sure to by those little garage sale dots as you suggested. Next, we're incorporating coupons. He is more than happy for us to donate to you...because clearly you are saving us (and everyone else on your list) a great deal of money, and time! I truly cannot thank you enough!

Jenny Cappelatti said...

I just got my first list from you last week. My husband and I used it for the first time yesterday. My husband was in awe at how awesome your list is and how awesome you are for sharing it. I even made sure to by those little garage sale dots as you suggested. Next, we're incorporating coupons. He is more than happy for us to donate to you...because clearly you are saving us (and everyone else on your list) a great deal of money, and time! I truly cannot thank you enough!

candi_land23 said...

I am and your list and you save me much more than 12 a year I am definitely in!