Online Shopping With a Cause | Giving Assistant

July 8, 2016

Giving Assistant  is on a mission: shop with a cause. I have always wanted to give back to my favorite charities, but I don’t like to be forced into it.  Juggling between, work, acting, filming, school, blogging and writing doesn’t give me much free time to shop at an actual store. Like many of you I do my shopping online, from groceries to electronics, beauty or fashion. If you have, at least once, I am sure you already know about coupons and cash back. Right…? Let me tell me you about Giving Assistant: the first online shopping website that allows its customers to donate part or the 100% of their cash back to a charity of their choice.


This website is completely free and a great way to give back to the charity of your choice. It is up to you. Who likes being asked at the register whether you want to donate to a charity you have never heard about anyway? Not me…Here I can make a choice. I can choose who I donate the cash back to, if I want to give 100% of my cash back or not. There is no pressure, as I am checking out behind my laptop.


The Story

With the same vision James Gray, Katie Horgan, and Scott Everson. Ryan Quiel and Jim Carter III partnered up and founded Giving Assistant.

“To transform the everyday shopping of millions of people into charitable action, by being the best loyalty program for earning cash back and supporting charity with ease.” Giving Assistant vision.

Wanting to save as much money as possible is human, but giving back also is. Based out in San Francisco, the team is on a mission.

How does it work?

Joining Giving Assistant is 100% free. Sign up online following those simple steps:

  1. Sign up by email or using FacebookScreenshot 2016-07-07 23.51.57
  2.  After signing up, go to your settings and choose your favorite charities, including how much of a percentage you want to give back and earn back
  3. Follow the steps and in your settings you are able to choose your method of payment: paypal or check. Screenshot 2016-07-07 23.53.41
  4. Browse and select your favorite charity
    Screenshot 2016-07-07 23.58.225. I tried it with Amazon. Because Giving Assisint is worldwide (that is awesome), I had the option to be redirected to my Amazon UK account.

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Some of the stores available on the site include:

Forever 21, Nasty Gal, Ebay, Birchbox, Revolve Clothing, and many, many more…

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The website guarantees double cash back. Giving Assistant gets paid a commission from the sale and instead of keeping it all to themselves like most sites, they give it all back to you. Awesome job Giving Assistant, keep it going!

To sign up for Giving Assistant: click here

1 Comment


    July 27, 2016

    Just what I was looking for, regards for posting.

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