Today is your day

If you’ve ever read something useful on this site that allowed you to make a more enlightened consumer purchase, today is your day.

If you’ve ever contacted me for help, and I’ve negotiated a refund or apology on your behalf, today is your day.

If you read this site regularly and enjoy the camaraderie and the expertise of your fellow commenters, today is your day.

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Today is the day to become an underwriter of this site.

I’ll make it worth your while. I’m giving away premiums to random underwriters every hour, starting at 6 a.m. I have copies of How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler, weekend rentals from Hertz, Delsey luggage and lots of surprises.

So tune in to this site, to my Twitter and Facebook pages or to my Google Plus account. It’s going to be a great day!

We’re just over a quarter of the way to our fundraising goal for October. Remember, all proceeds go directly to this site. Your contributions will help further the cause of consumer advocacy.

You can do it. Here’s how.

By the way, a big “congratulations” to last week’s winners! Judi Drews and Traci Fox won the Delsey luggage; Todd Powers received the Skyroll luggage and David Eccleston got the weekend rental from Hertz. And the following underwriters received copies of How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler: Catherine Page, Dean Kato, Carol Bonney, Jayne Holland and William Leeper. Thank you!

Update: (7 a.m.) Well, my secret’s out. I’m giving away Knee Defenders today. Oh yes, I am. Because you asked, that’s why!

Congratulations to David Cohen, who receives a copy of Smartest Traveler and to Ana Roque, winner of the first Knee Defender. I have LOTS more to give away today!

(10 a.m.) Thanks to Allen Haley and Melanie Frazier, winners of the Skyroll luggage and my book, respectively. Truly appreciate the contribution.

(noon) Linda Jordan, come on down! You’re getting a Knee Defender.

(1 p.m.) Congrats to Melanie Hansen, Ashley Friedman and Dale Tarzia — you’re getting my book!

(3 p.m.) Kathy Keevan is getting a weekend rental from Hertz. Nice going!

(5 p.m.) Our grand finale! Teri Bergin gets the Pathfinder luggage.

We raised more than $1,200 today for the consumer advocacy cause. Many thanks to all of you, my friends.

5 thoughts on “Today is your day

  1. Chris, been a follower of yours since the early 90’s. Used to get your monthly newsletter in the mail. I have benefited a lot over the past 20 years due to your knowledge, advice and advocacy. Today, I will pay some of that back. You have a new benefactor underwriter today.

  2. Another new underwriter here. Wish I could do more, since you are always doing so much for all of us. Many thanks. (P.S. If I should be selected — please no Knee Defender! As much as I hate being able to see the dandruff on the head placed almost in my lap when I am flying, I think there are other ways of trying to keep my space!)

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