Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shopping and Helping the World at the Same Time

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I just found the perfect seasonal discovery for us online holiday shoppers: iGive.

How it works: you search for a store you at which you want to shop and then once you make your purchase, the store donates a percentage of their profits to the cause of your choice (and there are a lot of choices from animal rescue to schools to the rainforest). How marvelous is that?!

It doesn't work with Etsy, unfortunately, but it even works with Ebay (Ebay gives up a portion of their cut). The hard part is remembering not just to go directly to Amazon or L'Occitane without first visiting through the site. But I'm sure that once I get in the habit, I'll be racking up donations in no time. So for all my non-Etsy purchases this holiday season, I'm going to try to shop through iGive.

Saving tigers while finding that ideal gift? I'm in!

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Oh by the way Emma, I was going to go purchase your stuff on Itunes tonight, but your link on the right side of your blog is not working. Just thought you would want to know. Have a great night sweetie! Kori xoxo

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  2. Ok, I bought both albums and left a 5-star review for you girl! I will pass on the word. You are so talented! Kori xoxo

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  3. What a great idea! It'll take some of the guilt off when I splurge... ♥

    Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  4. What a lovely idea, I adore your blog, I shall make sure to come back. Thanks for posting.

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  5. That's so cool! Definitely going to look into that this year!

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  6. how cool. thanks for sharing, i will check it out :)

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  7. That's a seriously terrific idea. I am usually much more inclined to buy a product if I know part of its sale price is going to a worthwhile cause. I'm not sure if this site applies to stores in Canada too, but I'm off to investigage at once. Either way, I really think it's a wonderful way to help those who need it most.

    Thank you very much for sharing. I hope you have an amazing weekend, darling girl!
    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Super! It'd be good if Etsy got onto it too...have a lovely weekend!

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  9. thanks for posting this! what a great way to shop:D i'll definitely check this out:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  10. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Oh, neat! Thanks for the tip. :) My husband buys stuff from Amazon all the time - I'll have to try to train him to go through here, and then it won't bug me so much when he spend money, haha.

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  12. Blondie - Thank you for the tip! I fixed it. And thank you for leaving me a 5 star review! You're the sweetest!

    Gabbi - Isn't it nice to buy and feel virtuous?

    Poppy - Thank you! I love yours too!

    Sallytonks - Great time of year to discover it, don't you think?

    Anne - I know! I was happy to find it.

    Jessica - Not sure about Canada either- probably, though!

    Sam - I think so too! Especially since that's where I buy most my stuff.

    Owl - Thank you!

    Jaime - Happy to share. :o)

    Rebecca - Great idea! I'm sure he'll be happy too. "But honey, it's for the dog rescue!"

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