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Subject: What do you do when you have.....
Date Posted: 3/16/2017 2:57 PM ET
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WAY too many credits? I've tried selling them, but so is everyone else so that doesn't seem to be a viable solution. I really don't want to put my shelf on hold.   Pat

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 4:00 PM ET
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I have donated some of mine to the books for schools program. I also have orderred books for friends of mine who I knew were looking for something to read.

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 4:19 PM ET
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I've donated to the schools programs, and I've even donated credits back to PBS and still have too many. Pat

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 6:16 PM ET
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I guess keep trying to sell them? Or trade for a membership when your membership is gling to expire! There's a thread in the book bazaar for that!

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 6:20 PM ET
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Make a fun contest and give credits away as prizes.  

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 7:49 PM ET
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Valerie - I thought of that, but I have no imagination - care to help come up with something fun?  Pat

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 7:55 PM ET
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  • "Adopt" one or more families and use credits to acquire books for every member.  Might find out about them at church or local charity.  Should be even easier around Christmas with angel trees, but continue giving throughout year.
  • Become a secret pal for someone in a nursing home or assisted living facility and get books for them.  First, ensure they are still able to read and love to do so.  Large print a bonus.
  • Occasionally perform a RAOK by refunding order credits.
  • Occasionally perform a RAOK by sending an extra credit to the sender of a book for an exceptionally well packaged order.
  • Even if you don't play in the games, find some you think are entertaining and sponsor contests for one or more credits.  You can get creative with your own "game" and have fun.

To stanch the flow of credits:

  • Up your deal to 5/2 or even 6/2.  Bonus, the more books you can reasonably mail together, the more you save on postage.
  • Include WL books as deal, even if a lesser deal than on shelf books (e.g., 3/2).
Date Posted: 3/16/2017 8:21 PM ET
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Ask local schools, daycares, adult care facilities, hospitals if they're in need of any books you could order. I've donated books to a local childrens hospital & an adult care center. The hospital left the children books in the waiting room & families were free to take them if needed for home or the children would read them while waiting for appointments.



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Date Posted: 3/16/2017 8:50 PM ET
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Join up with the SwapaDVD site and spend some there - same thing about donating DVDs to Children's Hospitals, Half-Way house's, Shelter's for Homeless Family's, USO's, Friends and Family - Local Library - you get the idea - people love books and they love video entertainment - it's an option.

Good Luck! 



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Date Posted: 3/16/2017 8:53 PM ET
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I did send books to a hospital for the children and they loved it. May have to try that again locally. Thanks. Pat

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 9:43 PM ET
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I donated books to the "Friends of Pine Ridge" Reservation.  If you google that, then go to their donation drives page, it will give you links to the various schools and what books they're looking for. 

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 11:34 PM ET
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I no longer carry the number of credits that I did back in the day. I give credits to the school programs when those programs are available. My WL includes books for DH and books that I can send to deployed people.

When I have more than I'm comfortable with I spend them down by searching for titles for DH, family and deployed folks - I use booksforsoldiers

I stopped selling them when the mandatory price was set at $3. And honestly, with the site changes and glitches - I don't want to hold onto credits.

Date Posted: 3/17/2017 1:40 AM ET
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I don't like to have fewer than 12 or so, but I do occasionally sell extras. I need to post some more things though, I had to put up most of my credits for a deposit in a game over on SaDVD and it makes me nervous to have none banked. frown

Date Posted: 3/17/2017 1:13 PM ET
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Order from the WL multiples thread!

Date Posted: 3/17/2017 1:14 PM ET
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Pat, let's put our heads together and think of contest themes!  

I do have an idea but right now I have to get ready for the said game Renee mentioned.  

 

Date Posted: 3/17/2017 4:56 PM ET
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I would say pick up some newish childrens or young adult hardcovers and drop them off at a local public school or childrens home for misplaced kids.

Pick out some Large Print and drop them off at a local nursing home.

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2008
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I know this was not her reason for starting this discussion, but I just purchased 5 credits from Pat O. (PatinKS) and it was a very positive experience!  Thanks, Pat.

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 4:44 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for their ideas. Some of the things I've done to reduce my credits: Order multiple WLed books, ordered several hundred books for grandchildren's school (schools are always seriously underfunded for their libraries); sent credits for the school program, also for the military program (when they had it), donated back to PBS, ordered books for friends, and other things. Pat

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 5:21 PM ET
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I am someone who is alway scredit poor so the next time I need credits Pat, I can buy some from you :-) It would be a win win for both of us! :-)

Date Posted: 3/20/2017 7:00 PM ET
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Just not understanding. Why woudl you continue to post until you have your credit to a comfortable level?



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