Wednesday, 10 July 2013

How to give and receive - for free!

How often do you see something for sale that you'd love to have but, after a little hesitation, you decide not to buy it because
  • you can't really afford it
  • you're saving up for something more important
  • it's a want rather than a need
  • you'd feel guilty about treating yourself 

If you live in the UK you can now take part in this competition that gives you the chance to win a prize you really want. As a bonus, the value of that prize will also be donated to your favourite charity. All you have to do is choose something you'd like from one of the retailers on the Give As You Live website and then spread the news about the competition to your friends.

To date, 2,393 companies have signed up to Give As You Live. They include familiar high street names such as Debenhams, M&S and Argos, as well as a huge range of independent specialist shops and services. So if you'd like to win a beautiful designer dress, the latest kitchen gadget, theatre tickets, some garden furniture, your favourite perfume (or chocolate!) you'll almost certainly be able to find it here. 

And if you're not lucky enough to win, you won't have to feel so guilty about buying the item anyway when you remember that a percentage of the price will be donated to any UK charity you nominate.

Good luck!