Using Coupons to Drive Humanitarianism

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Anyone that shops online knows that there is a chance that you can find a coupon from the many coupon sites.  I a an avid fan of finding a coupon before I even checkout.  I will exhaust most coupons sites before I actually click the submit order button.  Using so many coupons per  year, I never really thought if there could be more than just saving money every time I used a coupon.

As an avid entrepreneur, I always look at things in the possibility of creating a business model.  I also have a little philanthropy in my bones.  I love helping people with their problems.  I strive to make people feel good if at all possible.  I mean, that is why I have Debt RoundUp.  I want people to learn about their finances and take control of their financial future.

When I came across the newest coupon site Save1.com, I was taken aback.  It is no ordinary coupon site.  Yes, you can find great online coupons and offers, but there is another layer to it.  Save1 provides a meal for a hungry child with every use of a coupon or offer.  That means for whenever you use a coupon on their site, they will donate some of their commission in order to have a meal donated to someone hungry in the United States and throughout the world.  They do this with the help of their feeding partners, which are all top-notch charitable organizations.  This is the ultimate business model with overwhelming hint of humanitarianism.

Save Money, Save Lives (Save1’s simple, yet effective line)

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I am truly impressed what Save1 has done with a traditional business model.  They don’t just offer coupons to their visitors, but they reach out further and help those in need, now that is financial integrity.  If each coupon site out there provided a meal to those in need, we could put a major dent in worldwide hunger.  Save1 has already provided over 95,000 meals to those in need.  That statistic is impressive.  If you are equally impressed, then take some time to read their story.

If you are a coupon user like I am, then check out Save1 the next time you are looking for a coupon.  Why not save a little money while feeding a hungry child all in the same process.  If we all get involved, then we can change lives.

Would you use this service more since you know they are helping those in need?

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About the Author Grayson Bell

I'm a business owner, blogger, father, and husband. I used credit cards too much and found myself in over $75,000 in debt ($50,000 in just credit cards). I paid it off, started this blog, and my financial life has changed. I now talk about fighting debt and growing wealth here. I run a WordPress maintenance and support company, along with another blog, Eyes on the Dollar, which is another great personal finance blog.

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16 comments
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank says March 22

Interesting concept, I think I probably would be more likely to use a company if I knew they were doing something good with a portion of my money.

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    Grayson says March 22

    I agree with you there Glen. Why not have your cake and eat it too?

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John S @ Frugal Rules says March 22

Sounds like an interesting concept. I have seen a few posts around the blogosphere mentioning them in the last few weeks. Not that it matters too terribly much, but do you know if they only serve those in need domestically, or is it international?

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    Grayson says March 22

    I believe they serve both actually. They donate some of their commissions to the services on the feeding partners page with include Feeding America and Action Against Hunger

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Johnny Moneyseed says March 22

For whatever reason I feel better about making donations when I’m the one picking out the foundation and writing the check. I think this is a great idea though, especially for those that wouldn’t otherwise contribute to the less-fortunate.

On a side note, there’s a really good browser plug-in that searches for the best promo codes at during check-out. It’s available at joinhoney.com if anyone is interested.

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    Grayson says March 22

    You are just trying to get the tax write off huh? Just think of the mouths you can feed just by using coupons, which is something you probably already do when you shop online. It is a win-win for everyone and they partner with the top charities, so you know the money is going to good use.

    There are quite a few plugins like that, but I will have to check that one out.

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Holly@ClubThrifty says March 22

I think that’s a great idea! Very creative. I’ll have to check it out~!

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Simon says March 22

I love the concept, hopefully it takes off in a big way as I can’t think of any down sides to be honest.

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Money Bulldog says March 22

What a great idea, an all year round charitable effort mixed with a bit of business.

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    Grayson says March 22

    It is an interesting idea and I hope they are very successful with it.

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Canadianbudgetbinder says March 23

Sure I would do that as long as they had the coupons we needed. Websaver Canada a coupon site donates $0.05 for every coupon redeemed. Last year they raised over $50,000.

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    Grayson says March 24

    Of course they would have to have the coupons you needed. I have been looking through and they have some good ones.

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KK @ Student Debt Survivor says March 23

Great idea. I love that I can save money and help others at the same time. I believe there’s another site similar to this, but the name escapes me right now.

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    Grayson says March 24

    I am sure there are quite a few, but this one is gaining some buzz lately, so hopefully it sticks.

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Jim says March 24

Great concept Grayson, reminds me of the Tom’s Shoe Company, where they send a pair of shoes to someone in need, whenever you buy a pair of shoes. I will have to check out save1, very interesting!

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    Grayson says March 24

    I am also a fan of Tom’s Shoes. They do good things, but I am not a big fan of their shoes. No matter, they seem to be doing well.

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