I received an email from the CMO of Plink.com (which I’ve written about a few times in the past few weeks), letting me know that Plink has set up a new reward – instead of cashing our your earned points for a gift card, you can donate them to The One Fund Boston organization. Additionally, Plink will match any donations, which is awesome! Proceeds donated to The One Fund Boston will go toward the people affected by this tragic event that occurred just a few days ago on April 15, 2013.  I know this hits home for many of readers along with close friends and family members.

Growing up in Boston, I used to spend every “Marathon Monday” cheering on the runners while handing out orange slices and water. It was a day I always looked forward to as it signified that the weather was getting nicer and April vacation had begun. The marathon went right through my hometown city and I’d gather around La Cantina Restaurant with friends and family members (those from the area know this restaurant well). The sun always seemed to be shinning and overall there was a nice vibe throughout the city. This day will forever be changed, unfortunately.

For those interested in donating (note that I have no association with this company or fund, I just support giving back to the Boston community and people affected), select The One Fund donation reward in your Rewards account tab. For those that took part in the 2,000 Plink points (worth $20) last week your points should have hit your account today. For others that have not taken part in earning Plink points, you still have the opportunity to earn 1,000 Plink points (worth $10) by taking advantage of the new promotion launched yesterday - you can read more about it here. Redemption opportunities start at just 500 points ($5). If you will be shopping at any of the participating merchants anyways, this is a great way to donate money for free! And remember, Plink will match all donations!

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