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Old 12-16-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I purchased a money order at the local post office and will be mailing it to a foundation. Do I have to put my name and address on it, or am I allowed to leave it blank? Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Put your name and address so they can credit you correctly. Also put any account numbers - to make sure they have the correct account to credit.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Put your name and address so they can credit you correctly. Also put any account numbers - to make sure they have the correct account to credit.
Okay. The original reason I purchased a money order was so that they wouldn't be able to send me junk mail. But then I realized I would have to put a return address on the envelope so it was pointless in the first place. Could've just written a check. Oh well. Live and learn.

I don't have any information on account numbers. I just put the name of the foundation on the "Pay to" line. Is that secure enough?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You can leave that all blank if you'd prefer to make it anonymous.(Except the Pay To, of course)
You don't even need to put a return address on your envelope if you'd rather not and don't mind taking the very long chance that it can't be delivered and returned to you. If you're sure about the addressee, put their nmae in the return section also.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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When donating to some charities, I put "Do NOT put me on any mailing list" on the check's memo line.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When donating to some charities, I put "Do NOT put me on any mailing list" on the check's memo line.
I'll do that instead of leaving my address out. I don't want to risk them not receiving the order or it not being traced back to me in case something happens.

Thanks for the advice all.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When donating to some charities, I put "Do NOT put me on any mailing list" on the check's memo line.
Like they're going to see that, right? The check is processed by a low-level office worker, who is certainly not going to spend time tracking down somebody in the subscriptions office to tell them not to put you on the mailing list.

The money order is legal, even without that space filled in. That is for your convenience only. Just write "Anonymous" in the space. What you still have not made clear to me is, is this a donation, or is it money to settle an obligation you have to pay, and it needs to be credited to your account?
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I've always enjoyed PBS (public tv), so I send them a $1000 donation ONCE a year.

What ticks me off is that that's apparently not enough...they are constantly sending me donation requests, at least several a month. Don't they understand that they are very close to me not sending them ANY money?

My other pet peeve....magazine subscriptions. No sooner do I renew a subscription and they are sending renewal notices! What's with that? Do they think people will forget they paid and pay again?
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Like they're going to see that, right? The check is processed by a low-level office worker, who is certainly not going to spend time tracking down somebody in the subscriptions office to tell them not to put you on the mailing list.
Whatever.
It has worked for me, over many years... maybe it will work for the OP too.
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