Wednesday, December 15, 2010
GiveBack.org AKA My New Excuse to Shop Online.
I try not to promote too many things on my blog, because that's not really the purpose of me writing it. I'm more the quiet blogging type. Sliding in under the radar of mommy bloggers. That probably doesn't make the ideal candidate for entering a blogging contest to win a trip to Blissdom by GiveBack.org and the One2One Network. And, that's okay. I'll write the post anyway....
Because what's more important to me is that you know about this site. So, if I can quietly spread the word in a way that doesn't scream, "OMG, not another blogger trying to sell me something!" than all the better. Besides, do you really remember a product or site if you feel like someone's only writing it because they have to? Nope, me neither.
As most of you know (or should know by now), I love to shop online. My highly impulsive nature just cannot resist the "add to cart" button anymore than I can let a Milano cookie go by uneaten. GiveBack.org lets you shop from their site and earn money into your charity account. You can earn up to 15% back. Under Armour gives back 6%, Target gives back 4% and Walmart gives back 2% (boo hiss Walmart - it should be much more).
Your charity account is where you select a charity or two or three...and designated them to receive the funds in your account. You designate who gets what. There are, of course, big charities, but I found the nursing home where I used to work on there too. That's exciting to me. Shopping and helping and giving back - the trifecta of a great online shopping experience.
I'm encouraging you to look at the site and see what you think. I know that you're all big fans of helping others and this is a great way to do it.
Did I mention the Apple Store is also in their "mall" of shops? Yep...2% of a new computer would go quite a ways.