Thank you for your interest in
helping our 2017 Fundraising Drive.
You are welcome to contribute as much
as you wish, or as little as you conveniently 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.
In choosing to do so, you are helping The
Travel Insider to continue to operate and to continue to grow,
to continue to release valuable and helpful reviews, content and
commentary, into the future, just the same as we've been doing
continually since 2001.
And you're also getting an increasing
number of extra benefits, too. These are :
Internet Access While
Traveling Internationally Article : A 37 page article
that will help you remain connected, at lowest cost, while
traveling out of the county.
You've heard the occasional
stories of someone accidentally spending thousands - even
tens of thousands - of dollars on international data fees.
This article will help ensure it doesn't happen to you,
while making it easier to find the best/fastest data
Streaming Device Reviews
: An eight page supplement to our
article on streaming players. We rate and rank the
best streaming devices and give you some additional tips on
how to best use them and how to best watch any big screen
Learn how to get the best value and best
viewing experience possible.
Comparisons : A seven page supplement to our
article on the new Amazon 10" Fire HD tablet, explaining
what to look for and what the measurements mean, and a chart
listing 17 different features for six different tablets.
Don't be pressured into buying a name-brand tablet when
there are comparable products available for much less than
half the price. This knowledge can save you hundreds
Comparisons : An addition to the
free comparison of various smartphones, looking at 20
high-end phones and considering more features, revealing the
$200 phone that is closely comparable to the $500-$1000
This article too can save you many hundreds of
20% Discount on Asterride Limo/transfer
service : A higher quality Uber style (but
better) service, and
Travel Insider supporters get 20% off their rates as often
as they use the service through the end of 2017.
typical hire rates in the $50-100 range, a single roundtrip
to/from the airport could save you $30+.
5% Discount on certain
river cruises in Europe and Asia : Applies to
you and everyone traveling with you, on up to two cruises a
You could get many times your support back on this
benefit alone. Full details including the name of the
river cruise line provided upon receipt of your support.
5% Discount on Travel
Insider tours : Get 5% off any Travel Insider
tours you choose to go on, up to a maximum of one half the
amount you have sent in during the 12 months prior to making
final payment for each tour.
You can get back the entire
amount of your support. Full details provided upon
receipt of your support.
A Free Amazon Echo Device
: How to get a free Echo type device from Amazon.
The device only costs about $20, but why turn it down when
it can be yours for free! We don't know how long
Amazon will continue this promotion.
A Free $10 Amazon Gift
Voucher : This is semi-random but it has
worked for us several times. Like the free Echo
device, we don't know how long it will continue, but why not
at least try for it.
How to Contribute
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1. One-off Credit Card Contributions
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- One-off or Ongoing
If you don't wish to use Paypal, and still wish to contribute via credit card,
we can directly accept credit card payments and run your
card ourselves, through the 'Square' credit card service.
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
3. Ongoing Regular Contributions via Paypal
You can create a voluntary
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monthly or quarterly contributions.
You can of course cancel any time you might
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4. Mailed in Contributions
If you prefer, you're
welcome to send checks to
David M Rowell
The Travel Insider
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you know your contribution arrived.
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5. Using Venmo
If you use the Venmo payment/transfer
system, you are welcome to send in your support via that
service, to David Rowell, Venmo ID
We've no idea who the other three
David Rowell people may be, but please be sure to send it to us,
not to one of our clones!
How Much to Contribute
In the past, we've received
contributions ranging from $5, up to $500 and
occasionally even more.
Most people seem to choose to
contribute between $10 and $100.
But, we actually misspoke when we
said 'most people'. In sad reality, very few people
contribute at all - typically about 400 a 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 your support of 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 third of a million or more words of information
you get each year from The Travel Insider is one of life's truly
outstanding bargains, and definitely deserving of your support.
A 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 Create a Voluntary Subscription by Paypal/Credit Card
This is a great way to provide much appreciated ongoing support,
at any convenient level of your choice, and which can be
cancelled at any time.
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Many thanks for your support.
It really does help.