Decisions, decisions

I recently entered a contest that was promoted by Toronto-based My City Lives and sponsored by ING Direct Cafe.  It was a contest that asked people to create a video that talked about a place they use to “save money in the city of Toronto.”  I made a couple of videos.  The one that I was hoping would win was my piece on The Work Republic.  (See video below.)

Last week it was announced that my submission was one of the winners.  First off, congratulations to all the other winners as well.  There are some cool videos and suggestions of places that I will definitely be keeping in mind.

Second, thanks to everyone who watched and voted for my video.

Now things get a little complicated.  I have two choices of prizing that I can choose from.  The first choice is a brand new iPad. I would REALLY like a brand new tablet as I’ve been having challenges with my Android tablet. The second choice is to pick a charity for the ING Direct Cafe to donate $2500 to.

So the choice I’m left with is do I take the iPad or do I enable a worthy cause?

If I “donate” the $2500, the charity gets awareness and the money to help them continue their work and programming.  I also win by being the “nice guy”  who gave up the cool iPad to help out a worthy cause. However,  some people might say I did this to increase my likeability.

If I choose the iPad I lose.  Yes I get the iPad but I also will become known as the douche who chose to NOT give money to a charity.

If no one was aware of my choice maybe this wouldn’t be such an interesting decision.  But it is public.

What would your choice be?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4mrIrKNVt4&w=560&h=315]

  • I would bargain for a win win situation. Take the donation of $2500 and do the following:
    Buy yourself an ipad for <$1000, then donate $1500 and tell them your intentions are well.

    Hope this works =P