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$50 to charity while you travel

By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com
Monday, December 30, 2013
Posted: 3 pm ET

The holiday season and the New Year mean lots of time on the road traveling to visit friends and family. Now, your car travels can generate $50 or more for the Boys & Girls Club of America, thanks to the car company Lexus.

Through Jan. 2, Lexus will donate $50 to the Boys & Girls Club of America every time Facebook and Foursquare users check in at restaurants, retail stores, concert venues and many more locations using the Lexus Check In For Charity custom app. A check-in at any Lexus dealership or any Boys & Girls Club location will double the user's donation for the entire day.

Check In For Charity is an extension of Lexus' December to Remember event. With the campaign, Lexus will donate up to $150,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.

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