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Donate $25 To Burnaby Hospital, Get $25 Metrotown Gift Card

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Donate $25 To Burnaby Hospital, Get $25 Metrotown Gift Card

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I realize this isn't a deal for most of you but for those of you that it applies to...I really hope you take part in it

Basically, when you donate $25 to Burnaby Hospital through the above link, Metrotown Mall Guest Services will give you an equivalent $25 Metrotown GC when you show ID + email confirmation of donation

In other words, you're basically trading your cash for a Metrotown GC while making a kind donation at the same time

Only condition is that you can only do this once per day per person (also you can only pick up the GCs on certain dates depending on which day you make the donation - details in the link) and only until the donation target is met. Oh and every $20 donation above the $25 GC amount is eligible for tax receipt as well
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Metrotown stores that accept gift card - https://metropolisatmetrotown.com/en/stores/?giftCard=1
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Interesting. I wonder will this donation be eligible for Amex Shop Small....

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No idea and unfortunately I can't test either as I've already maxxed out my shop small transactions
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Awesome campaign and deal - too bad it means I'd have to set foot in Metrotown.
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Metrotown isn't as bad as I thought. I went this past Sunday around 5pm ish and it was pleasant enough. Mall was a bit sparse. But then again, I didn't go to the food court or Superstore.

Donated the $25, thanks OP!
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I'm assuming that since the Burnaby Hospital Foundation is a registered charity, the standard tax deduction for the donation would also apply.
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craftsman wrote: I'm assuming that since the Burnaby Hospital Foundation is a registered charity, the standard tax deduction for the donation would also apply.
Only for donations $45 and over will you receive a tax receipt, see text copied from link below:

Donate a minimum of $25 to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

Donations of $20 or more, over and above the $25 Gift Card amount, are eligible for a tax receipt, which will be mailed separately to the address provided (i.e. $45 donation would provide a $20 tax receipt and a $25 gift card).

Donations are only accepted via online. We are unable to accept in-person donations.
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dave009 wrote: Only for donations $45 and over will you receive a tax receipt, see text copied from link below:

Donate a minimum of $25 to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

Donations of $20 or more, over and above the $25 Gift Card amount, are eligible for a tax receipt, which will be mailed separately to the address provided (i.e. $45 donation would provide a $20 tax receipt and a $25 gift card).

Donations are only accepted via online. We are unable to accept in-person donations.
That's still a pretty good deal if you consider that the first $25 is basically a free donation if you were going to spend it at Metrotown anyways so you are really paying $20 for a $45 donation or about a $9.03 tax credit (at the base 15% Federal rate + BC credit).
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The target is for $40,000, so it's basically Metrotown donating $40k to the hosipital, plus all the gift card related transactions fee.
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So this gift card can be used anywhere in the mall? Also can you donate 20 and get 25?
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craftsman wrote: That's still a pretty good deal if you consider that the first $25 is basically a free donation if you were going to spend it at Metrotown anyways so you are really paying $20 for a $45 donation or about a $9.03 tax credit (at the base 15% Federal rate + BC credit).
I don't think they can legally give you a $45 tax receipt, since you're getting something ($25 GC) in return. I think they are limited to $20 in that case.
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Bertuzzi44 wrote: So this gift card can be used anywhere in the mall? Also can you donate 20 and get 25?
Yes and no. You donate $25 to get $25. You donate $45 to get $25 plus a tax receipt for $20.
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Bertuzzi44 wrote: So this gift card can be used anywhere in the mall? Also can you donate 20 and get 25?
Last year when there was another Metrotown gift card deal, I got one and I believe it was an American Express debit card, so you could only use it at merchants that accept Amex. Although, I tried using it at MUJI where they do accept AMEX, but they claimed they couldn't through their system. Softmoc worked though. Those are the only places I tried.

No, minimum donation is $25, as stated on the site.
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1226 wrote: I don't think they can legally give you a $45 tax receipt, since you're getting something ($25 GC) in return. I think they are limited to $20 in that case.
The wording isn't exactly clear on that as their website states -
Donations of $20 or more, over the $25 Gift Card amount, are eligible for a tax receipt.
The only thing that does seem clear is if you donate $45 + (ie $25 + $20), you get a tax receipt.
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craftsman wrote: That's still a pretty good deal if you consider that the first $25 is basically a free donation if you were going to spend it at Metrotown anyways so you are really paying $20 for a $45 donation or about a $9.03 tax credit (at the base 15% Federal rate + BC credit).
Not really, you’re only getting a $20 tax receipt so you would get $4.01
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craftsman wrote: The wording isn't exactly clear on that as their website states -



The only thing that does seem clear is if you donate $45 + (ie $25 + $20), you get a tax receipt.

Seems pretty clear:
(i.e. $45 donation would provide a $20 tax receipt and a $25 gift card).
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Bertuzzi44 wrote: So this gift card can be used anywhere in the mall? Also can you donate 20 and get 25?
dave009 wrote: Last year when there was another Metrotown gift card deal, I got one and I believe it was an American Express debit card, so you could only use it at merchants that accept Amex. Although, I tried using it at MUJI where they do accept AMEX, but they claimed they couldn't through their system. Softmoc worked though. Those are the only places I tried.

No, minimum donation is $25, as stated on the site.
For those asking, this is the list of stores who accept the Metrotown gift card - https://metropolisatmetrotown.com/en/stores/?giftCard=1

I'll add the link to the thread summary as well
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candle11 wrote: The target is for $40,000, so it's basically Metrotown donating $40k to the hosipital, plus all the gift card related transactions fee.
Yeah, it seems what they have in mind is that it ends up being a $20k donation when half of those gift cards are thrown into drawers.

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