The Arbor Day Foundation Survey Scam

My husband got a survey in the mail the other day to fill out from The Arbor Day Foundation. The letter said if he filled it out he would receive 10 blue spruce seedlings, 2 lilac shrubs, 1 year of free coffee and a book and calendar. Have anyone else gotten this survey? And, of course, they also want a donation.

The Arbor Day Foundation Survey Scam
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  • September 8, 2020 at 2:59 PM by an anonymous user from: New Bern, North Carolina, United States

    I gave ten dollars after I took the survey and now they say I am not in their system. They sent me the ship dates for the trees, and an appreciation letter, but now I am unknown to them. Must be a scam. They changed their platform in July, so my prior information is not available. Wo do we call?

  • August 20, 2020 at 10:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Aston Mills, Pennsylvania, United States

    I donate and received the seedlings

  • August 19, 2020 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Ontario, New York, United States

    I have donated in the past and received trees. Unfortunately they were not the 50 ft trees I was hoping for!

  • August 14, 2020 at 3:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    I got mine today. I'll fill it out but don't plan on giving a donation.

    • August 18, 2020 at 3:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

      I won't fill it out until Arbor Day Foundation issues a statement about the veracity of the request.

  • August 14, 2020 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Boerne, Texas, United States

    I just got my survey, I'm going to do it even though I saw your comment. Thank you for your opinion. I only want the crepe myrtles I'll let you know if I get them nope.

  • August 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Meredith, New Hampshire, United States

    No, I believe they are legit. I usually opt out of receiving the tress and have them plant 10 trees in one of America's forests.

  • August 11, 2020 at 3:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Owego, New York, United States

    It's not a scam,they've been doing this every year for a long time! We started getting them in early 90's . And they do send trees!

  • February 6, 2020 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from: St Paul, Minnesota, United States

    I received one of the Arbor Day Foundation surveys and would like to participate, but missed the deadline. Can I still participate and are there still trees available?

  • January 18, 2020 at 3:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    It's not a scam. It's pretty straight forward. You either want to donate and get some treelings, or go buy yourself a latte.

    • August 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM by an anonymous user from: Palmdale, California, United States

      This is correct. I gave my free trees many happy homes and the ones I kept are going through there First blooming season this year.

  • December 31, 2019 at 11:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Troutdale, Oregon, United States

    I just read the fine print. Those free trees, and book are "with your contribution. The free coffee goes to the first 50 to fill out the survey.

    • August 23, 2020 at 10:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

      Actually it is not fine print. It is stated plainly right in the letter.

  • December 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Hudson, Florida, United States

    I got one, was going to participate until I saw your comment. Now I am nervous about doing so.

    • August 23, 2020 at 10:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

      It is legit. I've been doing it for several years now. If you donate, you will get your gifts.

    • August 13, 2020 at 4:30 PM by an anonymous user from: El Paso, Texas, United States

      It is not a scam, a donation is required however.

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