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SometimesLonely Tue 18-Mar-14 12:30:05

IABU to start another thread about what charities send out in order to try to raise funds.

I have just opened an envelope from British Red Cross a charity and found

1. Pack of two coasters who uses them these days?
2. Two greetings cards with envelopes which I will use
3. A bookmark which I will not use because I already have a dozen.
4. A pen but not the sort that lasts 3 days

If I were to buy these elsewhere, I suspect the cost would be around £2.00. Cheaper for the charity, I suspect, but wouldn't they receive more just with advertisements or leaflets through letterboxes?

No, I will not be contributing.

EverythingsDozy Tue 18-Mar-14 12:31:34

I don't often get these but I'll have you know, I love my coasters. They are little Persian rugs with tassel-y bits at the ends. Coaster rugs grin

DidoTheDodo Tue 18-Mar-14 12:32:25

Yes you are being U.
it's been thoroughly discussed on the other thread.
Give poor charities a break!

LokiDokey Tue 18-Mar-14 12:54:01

Yes, it has been thoroughly discussed on the thread last week, no I still don't believe YABU.

Link is here OP.

ArsePaste Tue 18-Mar-14 13:30:50


MaidOfStars Tue 18-Mar-14 13:33:22

Nothing to add re: the general principle, but I use coasters (granted, funky ones from MOMA, not charity ones).

Bunbaker Tue 18-Mar-14 13:35:08

I use coasters because I don't want hot drink marks on my nice shiny new dining room table, or on my coffee table. Most people I know use coasters.

LaGuardia Tue 18-Mar-14 15:15:42

People with good quality/antique furniture use coasters wink

DidoTheDodo Tue 18-Mar-14 15:31:23

There used to be some lovely biscuits called Boasters. I wish I had some of those now.

ohmymimi Tue 18-Mar-14 15:58:28

Why dido? Did you use them as coasters? confused

DidoTheDodo Tue 18-Mar-14 16:29:34

ohmy The chocolatey lumps would have melted, but they were about coaster size.

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