Donate your taco instead

Don’t eat meat? Can’t get to a Taco Bell between 2 and 5 pm? Rather not help enable corporate America, thankyouverymuch?

Donate your taco instead. The folks behind Donate Your Taco hope to use a little Internet viral marketing pressure to get Taco Bell to set aside some of the gazillions of dollars they are prepared to throw out for the free taco giveaway into something more tangible: Red Cross relief efforts for the California wildfires.

Y’know, I wasn’t going to line up for a taco anyway – so I’ve tossed my taco into the donation pool. What about you?

Update: I’ve gotten some funky comments and a healthy dose of skepticism aimed my way about this – so caveat emptor. I’d like to believe that it’s a grassroots viral uprising – but my skeptical side agrees with Dieselboi that it could be all about the email address harvesting at the end of the day. I’m not going to delete this post, though – just warn you to cast a closer eye than I apparently did…!

8 Comments so far

  1. dieselboi (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    it is an MI5 conspiracy to acquire email addresses.


  2. dieselboi (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    it is an MI5 conspiracy to acquire email addresses.


  3. SHARON VELLONE (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    THANK YOU


  4. JOANNE (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION TO THE FIRE CAUSE…


  5. Mikey (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    You don’t have to be cyber-sleuth to do a WHOIS people… c’mon… Just do a little legwork and you can see who the site is registered to

    http://whois.domaintools.com/donateyourtaco.com

    It doesn’t look like email harvesting to me, but then I’m not a crazy paranoid afraid of the government.

    http://duotribe.com/direction/founders.php

    Try emailing Mike@duotribe.com and you can prolly get answers.


  6. dieselboi (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    Uh, I was just joking with my comment. Sorry to get everyone concerned.


  7. Kirsten (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    Like they need more e-mail addresses? When will they ever give up on spam? I will give my taco and my spam to the Caliwildfirefolks.


  8. navi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 6:36 am

    valid site or not…

    That would be why I have a spam email address, just for the purpose of using when I think a site might be spam harvesting – or a site forces me to register to comment…

    I’m using said spam address to post my comment here because… well it doesn’t say here it won’t be published. It’s a real email address, I check it on a rare occasion and then I don’t get so much spam sent to the address I check regularly…



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