More Satisfying: Spending Money, or Donating It?
Would you rather donate $100 to a charity you believe in, or spend $50 in your favorite shop?
That’s the crux of an offer SunTrust bank is making to people who open new checking accounts with the bank between now and the end of the year: receive a $50 gift card, or have SunTrust donate $100 to the charity of your choice.
The quandary reminds us a little of the “beggar or hot-dog vendor” question Dubner put to five respondents on this blog last summer; except substitute “street canvasser” for “beggar.”
(Hat tip: Jake Pruner)