Thank you for your interest in
helping our 2012 Fundraising Drive.
You are welcome to contribute as much
as you wish, or as little as you can, to help continue and
develop The Travel Insider website and newsletter.
No-one should feel obliged to contribute anything, and
absolutely, please don't cause yourself any hardship or
inconvenience if you do choose to contribute. But if you
can conveniently contribute, of course please do.
And, most of all, you are helping The
Travel Insider to continue to operate and to continue to grow,
to continue to release valuable and helpful content and
commentary, into the future, just the same as we've been doing
for more than a decade, since 2001.
How to Contribute
You have three choices of how to
support The Travel Insider. They are :
1. Credit Card Contributions via Square
- One-off or Ongoing
If you don't wish to use Paypal
(option 2, below), and still wish to contribute via credit card,
we can now directly accept credit card payments and can run your
card ourselves, through the 'Square' credit card service.
You can choose from either a single
one-time contribution, or an ongoing 'voluntary subscription'
with your choice of monthly or quarterly contributions at any
level (greater than $5, please, so as to keep the processing
costs to an acceptable percentage) you wish.
You would need
email or fax us (206 338-3381) with the following
information (if you're anxious about the security of doing this,
send us two emails or faxes, with half the information in each
Credit Card Number
Three Digit Code on Back (or 4 digit on
front with Amex)
Billing Zip Code
Amount You Wish to Contribute
One-off, Monthly, or Quarterly Support
2. Instant Online Contributions via Paypal -
One-off or Ongoing
You can also send a credit card or
check account payment securely and instantly via Paypal.
You can chose between sending a single one-time payment, or
creating a voluntary 'subscription' with automatic
monthly or quarterly contributions.
subscription means you can make smaller payments either monthly
or quarterly, and allows you to cancel any time you might
click whichever Paypal option button at the bottom of the page
3. Mailed in Contributions
If you prefer, you're
welcome to send checks to
David M Rowell
The Travel Insider
17321 NE 31st Ct
Redmond WA 98052
If you're sending money through the
mail, please be sure to include your email address so I can let
you know your contribution arrived.
If you're contributing on behalf of
your company using any of these three methods, we're pleased to send you an invoice for a Travel
Insider newsletter subscription to help ensure it qualifies for
How Much to Contribute
In the past, we've received
contributions ranging from $5 and sometimes less, up to $500 and
occasionally even more.
Most people seem to choose to
contribute between $10 and $100, and more commonly in the $20 -
But, we actually misspoke when we
said 'most people'. In sad reality, very few people
contribute at all - less than a thousand in a good year, fewer
than 500 in a difficult year.
And so your contribution, in any
amount at all, automatically places you in the elite category of
people who have kindly given back and helped out. Thank
you for the act of contributing, no matter how much it might be.
If you equate the amount you
contribute to The Travel Insider in terms of 'cups of Starbucks
coffee' or 'copies of USA Today' or 'tips paid to service
providers who offer very little in return', we hope you'll
realize that the quarter million or more words of information
you get each year from The Travel Insider is one of the truly
outstanding bargains, and definitely deserving of your support.
A very few people send in three
figure sums, earning them the accolade of becoming a 'super
If you choose to follow their
example, in addition to my even more fervent thanks, you would
get a personal Christmas card and, hmmm - not much else except
the hopefully priceless personal pleasure and karma from
becoming such a valued and key supporter.
How to Send in Contributions by Paypal/Credit Card
Choose either the 'Donate' button below to make a single,
one-time contribution of any amount you wish, or if you prefer,
please choose one of the 'Subscribe' buttons from the table
below to create an automatic and
voluntary monthly or quarterly contribution (which can be
instantly cancelled at any time by a single button click on the
'Cancel Subscription' button at the bottom).
Automatic Voluntary Monthly or Quarterly 'Subscription'
If you wish to subsequently cancel your subscription, simply
click this button at any time.
Many thanks for your support.
It really does help.