Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pay it Forward Wednesday

Good Morning from Dallas, TX. Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunny day and so excited that I have been walking this week and lost 2 pounds! YEAH! Every little big helps this olde heart!

Today I decided I to declare it PAY IT FORWARD DAY. To those of you who have no idea what I am talking about PAY IT FORWARD or PIF is something I became aware of from the Oprah Show. How this works is you do something for another person without expecting anything in return. Simply tell them to enjoy and Pay it Forward.

This morning I decided to have a Starbucks Moca Frappichano with a shot of expresso and of course the whip topping. There was a young gal in the car behind me in the drive through and you could tell she was looking for change for her starbuck's. So when i got to the window I paid for mine and asked the gal to cover the car behind me too. Just tell her to "Have a Nice Day and Pay It Forward"
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YOU know it was a nice fuzzy feeling to do something sneaky but good to someone you don't even know.

There are so many ways you can pay it forward without spending a dime. I think for the next month I would love to make Wednesday's PIF Day. Love to hear how you celebreated Pay It Forward Day Right in here. Love Bug is the new Official PIF Mascot so when you see him remember to do a little something nice for anyone out there stranger or friend. It could be a simple as putting a note in your kids lunch bag that says you love them. Sweeping the neighbor's sidewalk, going through the fast food window...cover the car behind you'd order.
Last night I dropped off a small bar of spa soap at the shoe store we were looking for graduation shoes for Kassy at. I just handed it to the gal at the checkout as we walked out and told her THANKS for making our shopping experiece wonderful...and we didn't even find any shoes. BUT the gal was just so nice and giving.

Right now I know of a PIF that runs through the end of Friday the 22. DJ Doodles is GIVING away FREE coupons for you to use to advertise YOUR business in the Rusty Tin Roof Ezine. All you need to do is
Offer your customers a COUPON for any items you sell. (We do ask that you give us a $Dollar$ value, as opposed to a percentage off. In other words, your coupon must read display the SALE Price of the item, or the Dollar amount of the COUPON to be taken off the regular price of the item.)

You can email your info for the FREE Coupon to Angie at with the following info
Your name:
Business name:
website/ blog URL:
Email addy:
coupon offer:
Expiration Date:
Keep it short and sweet so folks will come to you to find out more and check out all your offerings.

As a PIF you could add a RTR banner or button on your blog, website or store so more folks will be able to read the ezine and find your coupons when the new issue comes out in June. You can download all the back copies of this jammed packed ezine at There are wonderful articles and a whole lot of FREE Patterns too. You can find the banners/buttons at
Can't wait to see how you are going to PAY IT FORWARD THIS WEDNESDAY!

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