Make sure you check your junk mail for $$
Before you throw out that junk mail, you may want to check inside first. A direct marketing company is randomly inserting $100 checks made out to "cash" in some of the 39 million envelopes it mails each month.
The company is Valpack, and they say on their website "Yes, Valpak puts real $100 checks made out to "CASH" in random, specially marked envelopes every month. No strings attached, just cold hard cash."
The company said the check giveaways are meant to encourage people to open the envelopes. The chances of getting an envelope with the money are about 1 in 50,000.