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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

$10 for $20 Donation to Help Fund Bulletproof Vests for Police Dogs

The Fine Print

Questions and Answers 20 questions

Q:

Is any other action needed once I have purchased this deal? It appears the donation goes directed to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. but I want to make sure - thanks! Gina

Gina L.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Thanks for your interest. There is no need to do anything further. Your donation goes straight toward this charity.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

Can I designate a particular city to receive the vest?

Kathleen M.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Sorry, this offer does not include an option to nominate a city or dog. From the charity:

"All of the contributions from the Groupon campaign go towards vests for the K9s. There is no administrative cost. We are an all volunteer 501c(3) non profit charity. Each Groupon is $10. We have received authorization from all law enforcement agencies whose K9s are slated to receive vests to promote via web and social media. If you know of a department with a K9 needing a vest, please have them contact us for consideration at info@vik9s.org."

Hope that helps!

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

So the organization receives $20 even though I am only paying $10?

susan d.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

This is correct. The organization receives $20 when you donate $10, thanks to matching donations from VPI Pet Insurance.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

can you buy training in order for your dog to recieve a stab or bullet vest

Tryna y.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Sorry, this offer is only valid as listed.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

if I donate $10 how much does the charity (Vested Interest in K-9s) get?

rboccio  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

The organization receives $20 when you donate $10, thanks to matching donations from VPI Pet Insurance.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

If the vest costs $1,006 and the Groupon is worth $20, wouldn't 101 people donating pay for 2 vests (101 x $20 = $2,020)? I bought 2 of these Groupons for the cause but don't get the $10 to $20 value comparison.

Andrea S.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Sorry for any confusion.
The organization receives $20 when you donate $10, thanks to matching donations from VPI Pet Insurance.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

how do we nominate a city and dog

Bonnie S.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Sorry, this offer does not include an option to nominate a city or dog. From the charity:

"We maintain a waiting list which includes K9s throughout the United States. Law enforcement agencies must approve our participation in the Groupon Campaign on their behalf, and allow us to showcase their K9s photos and biographies. The amount of K9s we are able to vest will depend upon the number of Groupons sold at the close of the event."

Hope that helps!

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

Are these donation fully tax deductible?

Joan B.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

According to the IRS "You may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations if you itemize your deductions." (IRS Publication 78) After making the donation on Groupon, donors will need to register their donation with the featured organization to obtain the required documentation and consult a tax professional.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

What ever happened to Ill Vest A Dog? My granddaughter used to raise money for them. I think that she vested at least 8 dogs, around Chicago. Then the leader quit & no one has picked up where she left off.

Kathy L.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Sorry, I do not have any information about that charity.

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

Q:

Is there a limit to the number of these you can buy

Kimberly S.  asked on  Mar 14, 2013

A:

Feel free to buy as many as you'd like. Thanks!

Andy C.  from  Groupon  replied on  Mar 14, 2013

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