Notice: I never share anything that I don’t use myself, but the occasional sponsored post (like this one) allows me to support this blog while providing additional value to my readers. In this case, it also provides a chance for you to win $50!
GivingAssistant.org Review: How to get cashback every time you shop online
I recently came across GivingAssistant.org, a cashback shopping site that does more than just offer you money when you shop – they also donate one meal through Feeding America for every purchase you make that originates from their site!
This creates a major win for everyone! You make money, they make money, and those in need receive a meal. That’s a great example of social entrepreneurship at it’s finest.
The team at GivingAssistant.org actually agreed to offer two more wins for readers of MoneyNomad.com. First, if you sign up through this link, you’ll receive $5 (and you can make $5 for every person you refer). Second, at the end of this review is a $50 PayPal cash giveaway, compliments of the Giving Assistant team.
Finally, once 10 people sign up through the link above and make a qualifying purchase, I’ll run another giveaway! (Unless you tell me that you don’t like giveaways on Money Nomad – then I’ll just keep everything I make for myself).
My Experience Using GivingAssistant.org
There are many cashback portals out there, and I use several on a regular basis. However, Giving Assistant is the first one that I’ve come across that actually promises to do good with every purchase made through their site.
Not only does Giving Assistant do good with each purchase, but their cash back is actually higher than many of their competitors. Two comparisons I briefly did with the market leader revealed that Giving Assistant offered 3% higher cashback for Groupon and 2% higher cashback for Booking.com (as you can see from the screenshot below). That adds up to a decent amount of cash if you decide to book a $1000+ vacation through either of these sites.
In fact, in every single comparison I did, Giving Assistant offered a higher cashback rate than the largest cashback portal out there! When I started looking into how they are able to do this, it came down to two things. First, they’re keeping the business very lean – with a small, but effective team. Second, their primary focus is helping others (both shoppers and charities like Feeding America) – so they are willing to give more away.
I like saving money, and I like the way they do business, so I went ahead and signed up!
As my wife and I were looking at buying a microfiber quick-drying towel for our summer in Costa Rica, I went through the Giving Assistant link to Backcountry and earned 6% cashback on a $30 towel. Once I include my $5 signup bonus, spending 2 minutes to set up an account and go through their link made me $6.80! I also provided a meal to someone in need – making the shopping experience that much better.
In short, if you’re interested in making money and feeding someone hungry every time you shop online, Giving Assistant is worth checking out.
Plus, if you use this link here to sign up, we’ll both receive a $5 bonus and I’ll be able to run another giveaway on Money Nomad!
The $50 Paypal Giveaway
Thanks to the generosity of the Giving Assistant team (and smart marketing in my opinion), I’m able to offer my first giveaway here on Money Nomad! To help spread the word of this giveaway, I teamed up with nearly 50 additional bloggers!
You can enter this giveaway using any of the methods below. If you use several, your odds of winning will be even greater.
My plan is to give away at least ⅓ of what I make from this blog – through sweepstakes, hiring staff, giving to charity, or other methods. But this is where it starts!
For the comments: I would love your opinion on two things here. First, what are your thoughts of Giving Assistant? Second, what are your thoughts on sweepstakes becoming a regular part of Money Nomad? I want the majority of my content to provide useful information for digital nomads – and I’m just wondering if giveaways will provide more value, or distract from the content. Thanks for your feedback!