It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Johnny and I are big on finding deals. Duh. And we end up finding most of them on the world wide webisphere. We rarely buy anything online without one of two things happening: 1) helping ourselves using a coupon or promotion, or 2) helping a cause as a result of our purchase. And in the last few years, it’s not uncommon to kill both of those beautiful, money-minded birds with one stone. A few awesome recent examples of “philanthropic capitalism” are Warby Parker and Tom’s shoes.
One of the easiest ways to find a deal online is by using a catch-all site that lists current deals and coupons available across the blessed Internets. You type in a store name, and voila, all available coupons and deals for that store pop up. One such site that Johnny and I recently started using is Save1. It offers coupons and online deals, but unlike other sites like it, Save1 also gives back. Every time one of the coupons from their site is used, Save1 provides a meal to a hungry child. It’s awesome knowing that we’re getting a great deal while also helping to feed children in need. Intrigued?
Here’s a little more about Save1:
This family-owned company has already provided close to 100,000 meals to children in need. In other words, they’re already making a pretty big difference. Save1 has coupons and deals from over 5,000 stores (ex. GAP, Staples, Target, Sports Authority), so there’s a good chance that the store you’re buying from has a coupon on their site.
How does it work? Basically, when you use a coupon or deal from their site, Save1 receives a small commission from the purchase. From that commission, they use a portion to buy a meal for a hungry child. And even if the commission is less than the cost of a meal, Save1 still gives a meal to a child in need. So no matter what, your purchase gets a meal to a hungry child. All of it’s spelled out super transparently on their site, and that always goes a long way in our books.
All of the money for meals goes directly from Save1 to one of these four legit nonprofit “Feeding Partners”:
And even if you’re not planning on making an online purchase today, you can head over to their Facebook page and they’ll provide a meal to a child in need just for liking them. That’s an easy “like” to get behind.
Do you have any favorite online sites that support a cause? What do you think of for-profit companies with a social mission? Johnny and I both got our glasses from Warby Parker because we love that when you buy a pair, they give a pair to someone in need (and because their frames are super cool and a smoking deal!).
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