I learned the value of a dollar early in life, especially since I was mostly raised by a single mom. It may sound odd to some, but I loved scouring the clearance racks, going to yard sales, flea markets, and garage sales; and clipping coupons when I was a child. Each activity imparted a lifelong lesson on money. I strongly believe that it isn’t too early to educate your children on the value of a dollar. It can help them learn how to manage money. It can also help to keep them from getting into a financial shamble later on in life. Understanding the importance of the value of a dollar can help you save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in the long run!
Shop Responsibly with Giving Assistant
Over the years, I’ve learned how to take advantage of cash back reward programs to receive the goods for the lowest price possible. It’s true that there’s an influx of cash back programs out there, but a cash back program like Giving Assistant takes a different approach. They give it all back to you, which is commonly known as a double cash back. They also offer the highest cash back rates for 648 out of 1,059 stores! It gets better since members can donate any % of their cash back to the charity of their choice. Hunger is something that has always tugged at my heartstrings, thus, I’d naturally opt for an organization like Feeding America. Therefore, Giving Assistant will donate a meal to a family in need on your behalf with a qualifying purchase.
Giving Assistant offers a referral program that enables a referrer to earn $5 back for the new user who earns cashback. It’s not surprising that they’ve won the approval of MTV, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, C|Net, BuzzFeed, and TechCrunch!
How Giving Assistant Works
Giving Assistant is simple and effortlessly easy to use. I have never seen a cash back reward site this user friendly! I loved that Amazon is one of the stores listed on their site, because I shop there more than any online store! I also love that Giving Assistant lists current coupons and deals for Amazon, which indicates that they want their members to truly get the best deal.
Some women treat themselves to a weekly manicure, whereas I treat myself to fashion books. My favorite place to purchase them is no other than Amazon, because they always offer the best prices on books. I recently clicked on the coral “Shop Now” button (located on the top right) on Giving Assistant’s Amazon page, went to my Amazon wishlist, and purchased the fashion-related book that I had been coveting for awhile: 365 Style by Nicky Hilton. I received an email shortly after my purchase, stating that I earned $0.73. That’s 5% back! It may not sound significant, but the savings add up. Unlike other cashback programs, Giving Assistant will pay you within days. The minimum payout is just $1, whereas you’ll have to reach $25 before paid on other sites.
I don’t just love shopping at Amazon! Some of other favorite stores like Sephora (5% cashback), Neiman Marcus (8% cashback), Too Faced Cosmetics (8% cashback), Kohl’s (4% cashback), eShakti (9% cashback), and Home Depot (5% cashback, plus can order online and pickup in the store) are on there, too.
We don’t have Giving Assistant ( yet ) here in my country but I like the concept and the programs Giving Assistant offers. Referral Programs always prove to be an effective and win-win program that shoppers ( like me! ) love. We could use something like Giving Assistant here. I’m sure it would be a hit.
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Hi R U S S! Jim from Giving Assistant here. We currently have no country restrictions. Amazon might, but we do offer over 1,000 cash back merchants on our platform. Please email direct jim @ g a . org if I can answer any more questions!
I love cash back reward sites like this, so I am definitely going to be checking it out. It sounds like a great way to make some money!
Cash back?! For shopping?!? Yes, please! I definitely need to sign up ASAP.
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I’ve never heard of this and I’m horrible when it comes to clipping coupons. This looks like an effortless way to save mon when shopping online.
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Cash back sites are one of the only ways I shop online! I mean if you are going to shop why not get paid for it right?! I love the giving assistant idea where food is donated too! Now that is something I can get behind!
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I totally agree with you. I always go to the clearance rack as well and going to yard sale or thrift store is always a treat!
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Giving Assistant is so great. I love that I’m actually giving back while I shop.
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I like the option to donate to someone’s favorite charity. This merits me looking into it with my husband. Thank you for sharing this resource with us!
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This sounds like a great way to give back!! I am always shopping online so much easier then going to the store with how much we travel.
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I love cash back reward programs (either online or credit card cash back) . I think online shopping is a better choice for me 😉 I could stack codes and earn cash back while spending money
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I don’t have the Assistant in my country. But it actually look pretty amazing, I would use it definitely!
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Hi Katrina! This is Jim from Giving Assistant. We don’t have any country restrictions in place. Everyone is welcome. Please let me know if I can help clear anything up 🙂
I’ve heard about the cash back sites, but I haven’t tried them, yet. It’s so nice to know that you can earn cash while spending money. I have to try this the next time I shop online.
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This sounds very interesting. I’ve never heard of it before. I will definitely be checking it out.
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Hi All! This is Jim from Giving Assistant. If I can help answer any questions, please ask me anything! Looking forward to sending you all your first cash back payment 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this program. I do a lot of shopping and would love to be in on this.
I love shopping and earning rewards. I would love to get a new laptop. I will have to try Giving Assistant.
I am a member of different rewards programs and it never fails to delight me whenever I get a cash back even if it’s not that much. 🙂 Would love to check this out. Love their campaign.
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Keeping an eye on the budget and getting cash back at the same time is double the money. At least I think so. Giving assistant sounds like a great program. Thanks for the information.
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I’m a fellow Hoosier and I love your site and this article! I’m going to try Giving Assistant. Thanks!