If you're gearing up for Christmas, less than 40 days away, you may well have started shopping already. Or maybe you like to leave it to the last minute and take advantage of next day delivery?
However early or late you like to start preparing, you can donate to Crohn’s & Colitis UK when shopping or searching online and it doesn’t cost you a thing.
If you are an avid Amazon shopper, you can donate if you shop via Amazon Smile.
Just head to the Amazon Smile website and login with your normal Amazon details.
Through this simple step, Amazon will then donate for each eligible purchase. The first time you shop you’ll be asked to pick your charity and then from time to time they’ll update you on how much has collectively been donated to them. In 2019 we raised an amazing £3,781.84 from Amazon Smile thanks to everyone who already donates this way.
For other online shopping sites, there’s also a way to support us, through easyfundraising. This lets you earn donations for your chosen charity when buying from top household names like John Lewis, Ebay & Marks and Spencer.
easyfundraising essentially earn commission each time you shop through them and that commission is then made into a donation for your chosen charity. It’s easy to set up. Just choose Crohn’s & Colitis UK as your cause and opt to receive reminders to shop through them.
easyfundraising covers so many places, when it comes round to booking your holiday or renewing insurance policies, you can easily raise money for your chosen charity too. Personally I use it every time I online shop where I can. Although some of the donations are just a few pence, it soon adds up. You can set a reminder to pop up on your web browser to remind you to go through the easyfundraising page to your chosen shop and then just carry on shopping as you normally would. It’s raising funds for absolutely no cost to you so it’s helping to make a difference just by shopping!
Give as you live
Give As You Live works in the same way as easyfundraising. Just set up an account, choose your charity and get shopping! They also offer the option to get donations when comparing insurance so it’s worth taking a look to see how much you can save by swapping.
Savoo, on the other hand, generates donations each time you use one of their discount codes or vouchers. They have discount codes for lots of high street names including Made.Com, Charlotte Tilbury and Tails.com. They recently had a discount code to say £30 when you spend £300 on Made.com, so it is well worth checking for offers before you buy. Savoo also has a search engine and each time you use it 1p is donated to their charity of the week.
So what are you waiting for? Bookmark Amazon Smile, easyfundraising, Give As You Live and Savoo today and get shopping!
P.S. If you are looking at having a clear out, take a look at Vintage Giving who will donate the value of your items to your chosen charity.