Three Ways to Do Good While Holiday Shopping
Shopping for gifts is often synonymous with the holiday season, and 2017 holiday spending is expected to top $1 trillion by January. This year, make sure your holiday purchases go the extra mile and give back to important causes. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday on the horizon, we’ve compiled a few ways that you can do good while shopping this holiday season.
- Donate Your Extra Change – Consider adjusting your spending habits slightly so that they can make a difference for someone else. If you’re a shopper who will be hitting the mall on Black Friday, use the app Coin Up to round up the totals of your debit or credit card purchases to the next dollar and donate the extra change to a charity of your choice. If you’re opting to hold out on shopping until Cyber Monday, sign up for an account on GoodShop.com. This site partners with thousands of retailers and will donate a percentage of each purchase to a charity or school of your choice.
- Buy Brands with Box Tops – Black Friday can also be a great time to stock up on essential items for yourself and your home, and these purchases can be even sweeter if they help your local schools. When shopping, look for items that contain Box Tops for Education™ clips, such as Boise POLARIS® Premium papers and Boise FIREWORX® Premium Multi-Use Colored papers. Clip the Box Tops from product packaging and turn them in to your child’s school so that they can be used to purchase items such as books, art supplies and instruments.
Additionally, this holiday season Boise Paper and Box Tops for Education will give away 10,000 Box Tops clips and 400 reams of paper in the Give the Gift of Box Tops Sweepstakes to help three winners make spirits bright at their local school. You can enter the sweepstakes daily through November 30, 2017 by visiting http://bit.ly/GOBTSweeps.
- Choose Charitable Companies – Look to buy from brands that make it their mission to help others. Shopping from this list of charitable companies means that you can cross everything off your holiday shopping list while feeling good about where the money from your purchases ends up.
By making these simple changes to your shopping routine you can make a big difference for others this holiday season.