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Monday, January 31, 2021

There’s a blood drive at the office this Tuesday. As usual, they’re offering little freebies as enticements to donate: A t-shirt, various coupons, etc.

There’s a twist this time around: Your pint of red enters you into a drawing for a $500 gift card from Home Depot.

Is that a big enough incentive to make someone roll up their sleeve, especially if they never usually give blood? Five bills worth of plywood, fixtures and the like is nothing to sneeze at. I have a feeling all those “I can’t stand needles” excuses will fly out the window.

If so, it’ll be a marketing jackpot for the blood bank, which traditionally has problems getting donors.

I like Home Depot, even though I don’t have much use for 90 percent of their offerings (since I rent, not own). I was planning on giving anyway; I’ll cross my fingers on winning the big prize. Maybe I’ll give it away, like I’ve done with past blood-giving swag.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 01/31/2005 07:49:58 PM
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