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Waterstones offers, voucher codes and free donations
Waterstones are the UK's leading high street book specialist. Books are their passion as well as their business, and they aim to provide customers the widest choice, great value and expert advice from a team passionate about bookselling.
Give as you Live is not available on eBooks, eReaders, Kindles and downloadable audio books. Donations will not be paid on their Click & Collect service.
Donations may only apply to the sale price and not include VAT, delivery and other such costs. Please do not use voucher codes from other websites as this may affect your donation.
How Give as you Live Online works
Choose a charity and enter your details
We have over 4,000 stores involved
Visit the store via our website or app, then shop as normal
Recent funds raised at Waterstones
£1.20 raised for RESTORE
£1.12 raised for Dogs Trust
£1.32 raised for Upswing Aerial Limited
£1.05 raised for Border Collie Trust Great Britain
£1.66 raised for Future Hope
£1.00 raised for Woodland Trust
£1.12 raised for The Papworth Trust
£11.57 raised for Friends Of St Joseph's Pudsey
£1.06 raised for The Music In Secondary Schools Trust
£1.60 raised for Action Around Bethlehem Children With Disability
£2.53 raised for Oxfam GB
£1.69 raised for Thrombosis UK
£1.20 raised for Border Collie Trust Great Britain
£1.75 raised for Marine Conservation Society
£2.33 raised for Mayhew
£1.27 raised for Crowthorne Old Age to Teen Society
£1.00 raised for Say Aphasia
£1.01 raised for Dogs Trust
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Give as you Live Online 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 & raise' 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 our 200,000+ UK 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 via our payment technology partner, Stripe.
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 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!