Via Charity Shopping Portals, many of the internet's best known stores are willing to donate a portion of their sales to charity.
This is a win-win-win situation:
- You win, because a portion of your internet purchases can be donated to the charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you.
- Your charity wins, because they get a great new source of donations.
- Participating internet stores win, because they use the charity donation feature as a way to attract new customers, and to encourage greater loyalty from existing customers.
Generally, lesser known internet stores are willing to donate a higher portion of their sales (up to 15%) than the portion of sales (up to 5%) donated by better known internet stores. However, there are exceptions. For instance, Amazon.com is willing to donate up to 30% of its sales revenues for higher margin or promotional items.
Here's the small catch: In order for a portion of your purchases to be donated to charity, you cannot surf directly to the internet store. Instead, you must click through a charity shopping portal. Fortunately, this takes only a few seconds, once an account is set-up.