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How does it work?

It's a free way to raise money for charity when you shop online.

Shop at over 5,500 leading stores via our website, Donation Reminder or app and you'll raise free funds for your charity.

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Why use us?

  • It's completely free to join and use
  • A great way to raise money for charity for free
  • Shop at over 5,500 leading stores
  • Browse loads of great offers and voucher codes
  • Choose from 200,000+ charities to support
  • Multi award-winning fundraising platform

How it works: step-by-step

Sign up

First, choose a charity. You can support any of our 200,000+ UK charities, ranging from big national charities to local schools, churches and social groups.

Then you just need to enter a few details about yourself and you're all set to start raising free funds!

Sign up for free

Browse

The most important thing to remember is to start from Give as you Live Online. There are three great ways to do this:

  • Website - you can browse all 5,500 participating stores.
  • Donation Reminder - get reminders as you browse the web so you never miss a donation.
  • App - available for iPhone, iPad and Android, you can raise on the go.

Once you've found your store, just follow our link to their website. We'll do the rest!

Shop

Now you've visited your chosen store via Give as you Live Online, simply shop as normal.

You won't typically see anything different on the store's website, but as long as you've visited them via our link, they'll know you're a Give as you Live Online shopper.

Raise

That's it! We'll email you to let you know how much has been raised for your charity.

We can do this because we are partnered with 5,500 stores as well as dozens of providers across insurance, energy and broadband. Because of this relationship, when you visit a retailer via Give as you Live Online and make a purchase, they give us a reward as a "thank you".

With this reward, we make a donation to the charity of your choice!

How Give as you Live Online compares

Give as you Live Online
  • Shop at thousands of stores
  • Free to sign up and use
  • We give the money you raise to the charity of your choice!
Quidco
  • Shop at thousands of stores
  • Free to sign up and use.
  • Zero raised for charity when you shop online
TopCashback
  • Shop at thousands of stores
  • Free to sign up and use
  • Zero raised for charity when you shop online

Got questions? Here's what we're asked most

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Give as you Live Online generates charitable giving from your everyday shopping. Our retail partners value your loyalty. We enable their "thank you" to be your donation to your chosen charity.

You can support any of our 200,000+ UK charities.

Our charities range from big national charities to local schools, churches and social groups.

As a "thank you" for sending them sales and customers, our stores pay us a commission. We use this commission to make a donation to your chosen charity.

You don't pay anything extra for your shopping, the donation is made at no extra cost to you.

It's also completely free for your charity. There are no joining or payment fees for them, so 100% of the donation will reach the charity.

We pay donations raised through shopping to your charity every three months providing over £15 has been raised. If your charity hasn't reached £15, donations will roll over until they do and then get paid in the next quarter.

You can view the status of every donation within your account. A donation will typically move from 'pending' to 'approved' to 'paid' over the course of a few months.

We donate 50% of the commission we receive, with the other 50% used to fund the on-going development of Give as you Live Online, which is free to all charities and members.

All donation amounts we display represent the amount the charity will receive - a 5% donation means a 5% donation!