Ever been offered a discount on your donation? Silly as it sounds, it happens. Why, just last week National Geographic made me such an offer. Their "member survey” (a not-so-subtly disguised fundraiser) had a crossed-out $35 with a $25 next to the smallest suggested donation (“a $10 savings!” it read). One must admire their cojones. In case you're wondering, there was no gift, incentive or even prepaid return envelope to justify a minimum donation size. So... I checked the “other” checkbox and donated $1 —a $34 savings!!! Now if only I could give myself such a discount on donuts. When the clerk rings me up for $18, I wonder what would happen if I hand her a $5 bill. On second thought, I think I will round it up to $20.