With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we were excited to hear about Give as you Live – a platform which turns online shopping into much-needed cash for charities. Give as you Live is the only place to shop online where you can be guaranteed of finding the best deal for your pocket, as well as supporting a cause of your choice. We have been learning all about it recently and having lost friends and family to so many of the diseases that you can choose to support, we’re convinced that it’s a win/win way of shopping and raising funds for your chosen charity by doing so.
Prices on products can vary by up to hundreds of pounds, so shoppers can now save while raising money for charity for any of the UK’s 220,000 registered charities. Here are some of Give as you Live’s most popular products and their price ranges:
Apple iPad 2 16GB – Price range £299.99 to £419.00, typically raises £8.99 for charity
Chanel N°5 for Her 50ml Eau de Parfum Classic Bottle Spray – Price range £67.00 to £78.23, typically raises £2.00 for charity.
Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Digital Camera – Price range £124.99 to £194.99, typically raises £1.56 for charity.
Smeg FAB10RNE – Price range £619.00 to £919.00, typically raises £9.28 for charity.
The great thing about Give as you Live, is that funds are raised at no cost to the shopper; because retailers have signed up to donate a percentage of the sale price. Now, Give as you Live’s new price comparison engine helps users to get something back for themselves, while they do good for the causes close to their heart. Here’s a simple breakdown of how to use Give as you Live:
1. Visit the Give as you Live website, register and select the charity closest to your heart and the one you wish to donate to
2. Next download the browser extension which will automatically scan and track you every time you search for an item or retailer on Google (the Give as you Live logo will appear too and the percentage the retailer will donate)
3. You can also search for specific items via the Give as you Live website which ensures each product you buy makes a donation
4. At the check out, ensure that Give as you Live is on (shown in the picture above) and viola! – the donation is made and you have the item you intended to buy but with a donation to charity at no cost to you!
After you have made your purchase, Give as you Live will send you a follow up email to thank you and let you know how much you have raised. As you can see from the image above, the browser extension will keep track of the total you have raised since registering. We love the concept behind this and think that for all of us shopaholics out there it’s a fab way of raising funds for your favourite charities, simply by doing something you love!
It is definitely worth bearing in mind when you’re doing your Mother’s Day shopping this month, as you can rest assured that not only have you bought your mum a well deserved gift, but that you have helped make a difference to charity whilst doing so!
Take a look for yourself here: www.giveasyoulive.com