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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.

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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)

Using Coupons to Drive Humanitarianism shopping

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?

Side Note: Just by writing this, Save1 has donated 20 extra meals (Correction: They noticed the article and are now donating 50 meals).  Who say’s blogging can’t be rewarding?

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16 comments

  1. 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.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Top Personal Finance Articles #6My Profile

  2. 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?
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, $175K Mattress EditionMy Profile

    • 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

  3. 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.
    Johnny Moneyseed recently posted..Ten days of nothing but juiceMy Profile

    • 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.

  4. I think that’s a great idea! Very creative. I’ll have to check it out~!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..I Hate Walmart: My High Cost To Get Low PricesMy Profile

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

  6. What a great idea, an all year round charitable effort mixed with a bit of business.
    Money Bulldog recently posted..Monaco ~ A Playground for the EliteMy Profile

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
    KK @ Student Debt Survivor recently posted..I’m Not Cheap, You’re Broke!My Profile

  9. 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!
    Jim recently posted..Does Wealth Determine Your Health?My Profile

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