This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Giving Assistant. All opinions are 100% mine.
“I ordered it online.”
Isn’t it amazing how, just a mere 10 years ago, you wouldn’t hear this phrase as often as you do now? Just recently, I bought a book, diapers, and a pair of shoes for my three-year-old. Online shopping is the go-to move around this house and, I would guess, for many families as well.
I can’t even remember the last time I went to the store. I love ordering things online because I can:
- Order from my own home
- Find good deals
- Compare prices
- Read reviews
I’m especially happy to learn about sites like Giving Assistant. You get all those perks plus an average 5% cash back for each purchase.
Giving Assistant is a free loyalty program with over 1,642 retailers like Amazon, Gilt and Groupon. Visit Giving Assistant, search for your favorite retailer, and continue shopping through that site. Then, you earn an average 5% of your purchase in cash.
Unlike other cash back programs, Giving Assistant is unique because:
- The pay out threshold is only at $5.01, not $25 like most other sites. This means, once you earn at least $5.01 in cash back, you can redeem that amount right away (instead of waiting until you hit $25).
- The pay out happen in days, not months.
- Best of all, you have an opportunity to donate all or a percentage of your cash back toward charity.
This is the “giving” part of the Giving Assistant program. As a member, you can choose to either cash in your earnings or donate all or a part of it to your favorite charity. Talk about encouraging conscious consumers to take good action! You can use your Facebook profile to sign up to make it even easier.
What happens if you don’t sign up but make a purchase through Giving Assistant anyway? Giving Assistant will retain the commission and make a donation to Feeding America.
See how simple shopping through Giving Assistant is:
Go to givingassistant.org. To receive cash back or donate to your favorite charity, sign up through Facebook or an email address. You can still shop without signing up.
Type in your favorite online store in the search bar. I typed in Amazon. Then, look for coupon codes or click the red “shop now” button on the upper right:
Giving Assistant will then transfer you to the retailer’s site:
And here you can shop like you normally do:
Back on Giving Assistant, specify your cash back and charity preferences. You can also track how much you’ve shopped and earned, and even sign up for a referral program. Under “charity,” decide how much of your earnings you want as cash back or as a donation:
And getting paid is easy. Choose either weekly payments through your PayPal account or quarterly payments through a check:
My husband used to work in non-profit organizations, so I know how much every little bit helps. Giving Assistant has made it their mission to combine consumer habits with giving opportunities. It can truly be the most rewarding way to shop.
Tell me in the comments: How often do you shop online? Will you consider shopping through Giving Assistant for your next online purchase?