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Topic: Why can't I donate my PBS money in the school donation program?

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Rick B. (bup) - ,
Subject: Why can't I donate my PBS money in the school donation program?
Date Posted: 12/18/2012 9:21 AM ET
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Is it because $.50 is too small?

I have $.50 in PBS money, and I thought I might as well donate it to one of the schools in the book donation program. The form lets me enter in that amount, and when I press OK, it takes me back to the main school donation page, and doesn't give me any errors.

But I still have $.50 in PBS money.

Any clue?

Date Posted: 12/18/2012 8:14 PM ET
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I just tried donating 50 cents, and the same thing happened.  I've had no trouble donating round dollar amounts, but it didn't want my partial dollar. 

Date Posted: 12/18/2012 8:24 PM ET
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I actually did the same thing last week.  I had 4.34 and tried to donate that amount to the schools.  I was able to donate the $4, but the $.34 is still in my account.  I just figured that we could only donate in whole dollar amounts.

Date Posted: 12/18/2012 9:38 PM ET
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The program seems to be set up to only accept whole dollar amounts.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 12/19/2012 7:59 AM ET
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Dang. It would be a good way to get rid of the change you can't ever use.

Thanks for the answers!

Date Posted: 12/19/2012 10:05 AM ET
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Rick, you could add 50 cents to your PBS money and donate the $1.00, that would work.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 12/19/2012 1:49 PM ET
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Thanks - I didn't realize you could add a money amount that small *to* your account.

Cool beans.