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Globe "special" rates
I think the Boston Globe should have better things to do than try to bribe us into paying for a Sunday paper. But here they go again. Every N months, they call and say "Hey, we noticed you get six days a week of the Globe. We have a promotion, if you get all seven, including Sunday, we'll charge you way less than you're currently paying. For the next twelve weeks, and then we raise the price to the regular price." So we say sure, and put a note in the calendar to cancel the Sunday as of twelve weeks from now.

And then they do it again. And again. I feel kinda guilty about all the wasted newsprint, but not quite guilty enough to not take advantage of them.

(And, for those who are wondering, both harrock and tirinian subscribe and take the paper to work. But we really don't need two Sunday papers.)

Current Mood: indifferent indifferent

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arcanology From: arcanology Date: March 21st, 2006 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)

You really have to get over this type of guilt.
mijven From: mijven Date: March 21st, 2006 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)

I feel as if I ought to say "guilt makes you do the wacky" only it feels... um... wacky to do so. ;)

Perhaps there's some deserving person/charity out there who would gladly take the second copy off of your hands at no effort to yourself?
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: March 21st, 2006 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
If they can't figure out unassisted, in this age of databases, that you've done this more than once before and canceled promptly, shame on them.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: March 21st, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

But we really don't need two Sunday papers

I do!

Ok, not really, but I would happily take your coupon inserts off you hands. I'll have to remember this when there's good coupons in them.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: March 21st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: But we really don't need two Sunday papers

I'll happily start saving these for you. Heck, as far as I can tell we'll happily save two papers' worth of them for you.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: March 21st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
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