Hope everyone reading this had a peaceful, Merry Christmas. Mine was peaceful but less than merry, thanks to a nasty bout of bronchitis that hit me last week. I’m still on antibiotics and trying to keep my explosive coughs to myself so as not to frighten small children and pets, so no Boxing Day shopping, or other festive outings, for me. This has meant that (a) good-deeding opportunities have been limited and (b) I’m getting cranky.
So imagine how thrilled I was when I found a way to do something nice for someone and shop for my husband’s upcoming birthday at the same time – from home!
I came across a cool site called GoodDeedShopping.com. How perfect is that? Too perfect, I thought at first … I wondered if I was seeing things in some sort of overmedicated Buckley’sDM haze.
But I checked it out and it’s for real. Simply by shopping online at a retailer linked to the GoodDeedShopping website, a percentage of your purchase price (ranging from .05% to 10%) will be contributed to a Canadian charitable organization of your choice. There’s no extra cost to you, the retailer makes the contribution since they benefit from increased traffic to their website.
You can choose from more than 50 Canadian retailers ranging from La Senza, Canadian Tire, Chapters-Indigo, GrowerFlowers, Radio Shack, Sportmart, and Amazon.ca. And pick from a long list of good causes, including the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, Epilepsy Canada, ALS Society of Canada, Casey House, Mitchell Centre for Equine Rescue, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and more.
So I chose to shop at Amazon.ca with a portion of the purchase price donated to Epilepsy Canada.
Here’s how it works
Step 1: Connect to http://www.GoodDeedShopping.com
Step 2: Register as a shopper and select a charitable cause and a participating retailer
Step 3: Shop till you drop!