With the new pledge caps, my favorite thing to do is making free things not free.


#1

My work offers free soda, along with fairly regular pizza, doughnuts, cake,
and other dietary undesirables. It’s tempting to take advantage of it just
because it’s there and it’s free.

I like the pledge caps on Beeminder a lot. It means that all those free
sodas at work? They are actually $5 now.


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#2

Oh, that’s brilliant! =)

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Bethany Griswold btgriswold@gmail.com
wrote:

My work offers free soda, along with fairly regular pizza, doughnuts,
cake, and other dietary undesirables. It’s tempting to take advantage of it
just because it’s there and it’s free.

I like the pledge caps on Beeminder a lot. It means that all those free
sodas at work? They are actually $5 now.


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#3

Does your work offer the free soda, or is Beeminder shipping it to your
office? :slight_smile:

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Brent Yorgey byorgey@gmail.com wrote:

Oh, that’s brilliant! =)

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Bethany Griswold btgriswold@gmail.com
wrote:

My work offers free soda, along with fairly regular pizza, doughnuts,
cake, and other dietary undesirables. It’s tempting to take advantage of it
just because it’s there and it’s free.

I like the pledge caps on Beeminder a lot. It means that all those free
sodas at work? They are actually $5 now.


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#4

Haha, my work offers free soda. But beeminder benefits if I drink it!

On Monday, October 13, 2014 1:50:34 PM UTC-4, Sean Fellows wrote:

Does your work offer the free soda, or is Beeminder shipping it to your
office? :slight_smile:

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Brent Yorgey <byo...@gmail.com
<javascript:>> wrote:

Oh, that’s brilliant! =)

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Bethany Griswold <btgri...@gmail.com
<javascript:>> wrote:

My work offers free soda, along with fairly regular pizza, doughnuts,
cake, and other dietary undesirables. It’s tempting to take advantage of it
just because it’s there and it’s free.

I like the pledge caps on Beeminder a lot. It means that all those free
sodas at work? They are actually $5 now.


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#5

oh, that’s a really good idea.

I probably won’t adopt it wholesale, but I really like the idea of using a
low pledge cap to convert something from a "you should never derail"
mindset to a “it’s OK to derail it just imposes a cost” one. I have some
eating related goals that I’ve struggled to make work before that I’ll
probably try to use this for.

On 13 October 2014 19:35, Bethany Griswold btgriswold@gmail.com wrote:

My work offers free soda, along with fairly regular pizza, doughnuts,
cake, and other dietary undesirables. It’s tempting to take advantage of it
just because it’s there and it’s free.

I like the pledge caps on Beeminder a lot. It means that all those free
sodas at work? They are actually $5 now.


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