I would like to share my experience of using the Give as you Live App. I have never considered myself a great online shopper – however in just 4 weeks I have raised over £44 for charity and bought just what I needed.
I started using the full version of the Give as you Live App as soon as it went live in December. In just a few days I was able to finish all my shopping without even leaving my office. I bought:
- A selection of great gifts from John Lewis
- 3 remote control helicopters for my god children and my husband from Gadgets.co.uk which were a huge success
- A laptop for my daughter from PC world
- Princess pictures for other daughter
- A pin board from DIY tools
- And even a few new clothes from the White Company in the January Sales for me – a guilty confession.
The thing that delighted me about using Give as you Live was how easy it was to compare products while still using Google – I could even see pictures as I searched. I loved that I could compare prices and even how much I was able to donate right from the App. And as I got more comfortable with the App I started just going straight to my favourite shops and waiting for the notice to appear telling me if I could Give as you Live on the site. When I could, I felt like I had won – I’ll admit it was a little bit thrilling to see it all working.
The result was an organised Christmas, a very happy family, much less stress, good deals and £44 donated to The Starlight Foundation without spending any additional cash.
I have to confess to being hooked and have now started buying things online that I would usually go to the shops for – I just love seeing my Give as you Live total go up.
I am delighted. Please share your Give as you Live experiences by contributing to this blog. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
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