This post is in partnership with Giving Assistant. All thoughts are my own.
Shopping online has a lot of perks. There is, of course, the convenience factor. With all the rain we’ve been having lately (I’m starting to wonder if we should build an ark) it’s nice not to have to get drenched dashing in and out of multiple stores or the post office to buy and mail off gifts, or every time my husband decides he needs a new storage solution or tool for the garage.
Another nice perk, though, is the option to earn cash back. There are a number of cash back sites out there that I’ve used and was always happy to get a few cents or dollars here and there. Even 0.5-5% adds up over time and the checks or PayPal deposits I receive are always added to our savings as a little “extra”.
Recently, though, I discovered shopping through Giving Assistant and there are a lot of reasons I’m loving it. One of the biggest things about them that stands out is that they offer double cash back all the time, meaning they don’t hold any of the payment back from the merchant, it all goes to you. This includes 5% cash back when shopping at Amazon, which is probably my favorite thing about Giving Assistant.
No other cash back site that I’ve used or found gives you cash back on everything from Amazon, and considering I shop with them frequently, this was exciting news. I wish I would have known about it before I placed my Amazon Prime Pantry order the other day! I did, however, order an outdoor extension cable for hubby, and the cash back was in my Giving Assistant account in about 24 hours.
Another great benefit of shopping with Giving Assistant is that you can choose to personally receive all the cash back, give it all to charity, or a combination of that. When setting up your account you choose your favorite charity and determine how much you’d like them to receive.
JDRF is one of their supported charities so I opted to have 100% of my cash back given to them. If you’re choosing to receive the cash back for yourself versus donation, the minimum balance you need in your Giving Assistant account is $5. That’s a great, low threshold compared to some cash back sites and should be easy to achieve, especially since they include Amazon.
Plus for every qualifying purchase that originates from Giving Assistant’s marketplace, they donate a meal to a needy family on your behalf. So many great ways to help others, your favorite charitable organization, and also earn a little cash back for yourself at the same time.
Which organization will you support through Giving Assistant?