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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 $25 - $50 range.

But, we actually misspoke when we said 'most people'.  In sad reality, very few people contribute at all - typically about 500 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 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.

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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.

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