What is Shop for your Cause™?
Shop for your Cause is an online shopping mall. We generate revenue by advertising for companies. The amount of revenue generated for your cause is based on a percentage of the amount you spend.
Do I need to register to use the site?
No. You may shop without creating an account. You can simply select a charity and we will direct the donation there. However, we strongly suggest you do so we are able to let you know how much you are earning for your cause.
Does the good or service cost the same when I shop via Shop for your Cause™?
YES! It costs exactly the same. Hopefully you can get things even cheaper. As an advertiser we are able to offer coupons and certain savings that you might not get had you not gone through the site.
Do you charge organizations to participate?
No. Shop for your Cause™ is free to the organization.
Can I shop for any charity, school, or church?
Yes. However, if you don't find the cause within our database, simply click on "Submit a Cause" and let us know which cause you want to shop for. We don't require 501c status, but we do approve each cause to ensure you are not shopping for something fraudulent. Once approved, we will send you an e-mail and you may begin shopping for your chosen cause.
Can shoppers donate to more than one cause?
Yes. But you can only shop for one cause at a time. So each time you shop you can pick a new cause if you wish. You can easily monitor how much you have raised for each cause within your personal dashboard.
When do the causes get the checks?
Checks are sent quarterly, provided the total amount earned is greater than $25. To account for returning items, it typically takes about 90 days after an item is purchased to reach your cause.
Do you see my credit card information?
No. All purchases are done on the merchant's site. Once you click on the merchant you leave our site and we do not get any new information.
Do I have to link through Shop for your Cause™ every time I make a purchase?
Yes. To have a portion of your purchase donated, you must reach the merchant's site by clicking through Shop for your Cause™.
How long does it take for my donation to appear once I have purchased an item?
Since all transactions occur at the merchant's site, it usually takes at least a day for it to appear in our system. Some can take up to a few days.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Some commissions may be tax deductible, however since goods are being received in exchange for monies paid, some donations may not be tax deductible, but please discuss with your accountant at the end of the year.
How do I change my email address, password, preferences, and cause?
All of this can be done in your personal account. To get there, log in and from there you can change all your personal settings.
What information do you collect about me when I register?
When you register, we collect your name, email address, and zip code.
Do you share my information with the merchants I visit?
No. When you click through to a merchant site, all we pass along to them is a code. When you make a purchase, they report back to us with that code, allowing us to match the donation to your account and cause.
I made a purchase but don't see the donation in my account. What should I do?
Reporting time varies from merchant to merchant. If you notice a missing or inaccurate transaction that is not corrected within 15 business days after your payment has been processed, please let us know. Please include as much info as you can and we will try to resolve it with the merchant.