Willow is over today, which got me thinking about how to do nice stuff for dogs, so I went over to The London Humane Society‘s web site and discovered something awesome.
You can donate to The London Human Society with HBC Rewards points. To any individual person, these things are useless anyway. I’ve had my HBC card since long before it switched from being “Club Z”. Yet, in 10-15 years of occasional shopping at Zellers and hundreds of dollars spent on Mac makeup at The Bay (as gifts for girls of course….yes…gifts), here is the complete list of wonderful rewards I could obtain:
So screw that. My points are useless to me. With lots of people donating their points to the Humane Society, though, they add up and can probably net some stuff that’s actually useful. Stuff that could improve or save an animal’s life. You can donate any percentage of points you want, and you can do it all online right here. If you’re not in London, you can donate to your local humane society. (I’m seeing mostly Canada on there, but you people in the US probably don’t know what the hell HBC is and stopped reading two paragraphs ago anyway).
Unfortunately, you can’t donate points already earned. To keep them from going to waste, then, I’d better order that magazine holder. It’d go good beside the toilet for some bathroom reading. I’ve never understood that, since I eat lots of fiber, but maybe guests would enjoy it, and the faux leather would certainly spruce up the bathroom’s style.
But seriously, dear blog (and Facebook) readers…though I hate being preachy, this is something that can do some good for virtually no effort.
what would stop them from using the points for themselves….color me skeptical but I know too many lawyers and politicians and have seen what the human mind is capable of.
Right on! When you give ANYTHING you need to hand it DIRECTLY to the person (or dog) you want to see get the use of it.
The London Humane Society is quite well-established. I have no reason to suspect fraud. And besides, this sort of donation is the ONLY way to donate HBC points. It’s not like I can cash out the points then hand 20 dollar bills to dog owners.