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About Give as you Live

What is Give as you Live?

Give as you Live is an online fundraising platform allowing users to shop at over 4,300 top stores and raise free funds for charity. The store pays Give as you Live a percentage of your total purchase price in commission and of this, 50% is passed on to charity.

How do Give as you Live make money?

In exchange for sending traffic to the store's website to make purchases, the store pays us commission – this is commonly known as affiliate marketing. Give as you Live pass 50% on to charity and keep the other 50% to fund the running costs of the organisation.

Why use us?

  • It's completely free to join and use
  • A great way to raise money for charity for free
  • Shop at over 4,300 leading stores with access to great offers
  • Choose from over 200,000 charities to support
  • Multi award-winning fundraising platform

How Give as you Live works

Join

1. Join

Join for free, it only takes a few minutes

Browse

2. Browse

We have over 4,300 participating retailers

Shop

3. Shop

Use our links to visit a retailer and shop as normal

Raise

4. Raise

We turn the retailer commission into a donation for charity

Watch our video and find out more »

How Give as you Live compares

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

Frequently asked questions - View all

Give as you Live is a free and easy way to raise money for your favourite charity, just by shopping online.

Once you've signed up, you can browse our website for the store you want to shop with. Click 'shop now' to go to their website, then continue to shop as normal.

We'll then email you within 1-7 days to let you know how much you've raised.

You can support any of the 200,000 UK-registered charities.

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

The donation amount varies from store to store. Most of the time you raise a percentage of what you spend - between 1% and 10% - whilst sometimes it's a fixed amount.

With some stores there are different rates or restrictions depending on what you buy - you can see more information on each store's page on our website.

Yes! 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, so 100% of the donation will reach the charity.

We pay charities once a month by BACS via our payment partner, Technology Trust.

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.

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.

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

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

What our users think...

This is such a great idea and easy to use. A friend id say that she's had trouble with shopping at Tesco as you cannot apply GAYL to an existing account - perhaps this is worth looking into.

Susan

I had intended ordering from Hotter and the Give as you Live email prompted me to go ahead. It was very easy to place the order

Anonymous

Love this idea knowing I've helped raise some money for doing what I enjoy most .... shopping !!!! Win win all round **

Sam