Saving with 6abc: Shop and give to charity

July 25, 2011 4:32:27 AM PDT
SocialGoodies is a new daily deals site that donates 20-percent of all gross sales to a good cause!

How's that for guilt-free shopping?

You can give to a national charity and get half off clothes, accessories, and gifts.

When you buy something on the site, you're taken to a page where you can choose one or more of three national charities to which to donate part of your purchase proceeds.. The charities rotate monthly and SocialGoodies pre-screens them.

Total donations so far have amounted to about $27,000.

And speaking of daily deals, American Express is jumping on the bandwagon.

It's launched a service on Facebook that offers personalized coupons based on a cardholder's preferences.

But here's what makes AmEx's daily deals different from sites like Groupon and Living Social - You don't have to print out a coupon or pay for the deals up front.

Here's an example of how the service works: If you buy an Amex daily deal that gives you $5 back for spending $20 at Whole Foods, your Amex account automatically gets the $5 credit the next time you spend $20 at Whole Foods.

And while other services will no give you a refund if you fail to redeem your voucher in time, with Amex daily deals there's no penalty if you don't use the deal.


AmEx Daily Deals

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