Shop With Care Online

Posted by at 12:29 pm on November 11, 2008

Despite the current economic crisis, holiday shoppers are still expected to spend over $470 billion this holiday season according to the National Retail Federation. With new online shopping portal, they can put a percentage of that money to work for nonprofits, schools and associations. Through, shoppers can also save money with exclusive deals, discounts and coupons.

Co-founder Kevin Lee said he expects to fill a void during this down economy. “Shoppers give what they can to their personal causes, but are no doubt feeling the realities of a challenging economy,” he said. “ saves shoppers money with coupons and special offers, while also generating donations for the organization of their choice.”’s 700 merchants -” from florists, booksellers and clothiers to pet stores, gift basket companies and one-of-a kind boutiques -” offer shoppers a variety of items  to meet  their holiday shopping needs. The donation percentage for each merchant varies and is listed on the site, and donations can be made to any nonprofit organization. Shoppers can choose from hundreds of organizations already registered or enter information for a new one and begin shopping immediately. Retailers include,, FAO Schwarz,, Nike and Brookstone. Shoppers can also book holiday or business travel on the site through major online travel agencies and car rental companies.

Consumers have two ways to shop: clicking through to one of their favorite merchants or downloading the Reminder Plug-In -” a secure browser extension that reminds shoppers to make purchases count whenever they visit a participating merchant. All purchases are made directly from the merchant’s site, and shoppers never pay more for using

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