Brews and Tattoos: How Public Radio Stations Get Creative With Pledge Drive Premiums : NPR Extra See how you can protect yourself from a zombie apocalypse just by donating to your local public radio station. Maybe pledge drive season isn't so bad after all...
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Brews and Tattoos: How Public Radio Stations Get Creative With Pledge Drive Premiums

Ok, so pledge drive season might not be your most favorite time of the year. But if you are like many of us, it's the thank you gift that really gets you opening your wallet (oh, and all that great programming).

From donations befitting local organizations, to tiny underpants (not that kind), NPR Member Stations are coming up with distinctive and regionally-inspired ways to thank the listeners and fans who support them. Check out the slideshow below to see the pledge gifts, and in some cases gaffs, public radio stations use to share their appreciation.

No matter the gift, contributing to a local station makes a stronger NPR possible. And now that you've seen some of our favorite thank yous, are there any quirky premiums you've received after donating to your Member Station? We'd love to see what else is out there! Email us at thisisnpr@npr.org.

Lindsay Kearns is the Communications Intern with NPR Marketing, Branding, and Communications Divison.