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Last week I told you all about The Generous Shopper, a fantastic initiative that allows people to support a range of great charities just by shopping online. It is easy to use, 100% free and an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of many without it costing you a cent. These days most of us shop online so you really have no excuse not to join!

Tinyme backpacks

With the first day of term less than a week away there is still lots to do and very little time to do it so I saved myself a trip to shop and used the The Generous Shopper website to pick up some gorgeous back to school gear at Tinyme. Yesterday the twins’ personalised backpacks and name labels were delivered to our doorstop, a great gift for my students and a great gift for the charities of my choice (Assist A Sista and Destiny Rescue) too.

Tinyme Backpack OliviaFor miss 6 I chose the Tinyme backpack in pretty pink, it’s her favourite colour and very generously sized with plenty of pockets to keep her school supplies, lunchbox and bottle organised. To make it easy for her to recognise her bag amongst all the other backpacks in the hallway we picked the sweet Garden Party design personalised with her first name and birth year, the end result is just lovely.

Tinyme Backpack TommiePersonally I find shopping for boys a little harder, it’s a tricky age where interests change quickly. At the start of the year dinosaurs may be all the rage but by term 4 they are totally uncool so for master 6 I settled on a timeless design that will last throughout the year. The Authentic design is strong and masculine and the forgiving dark blue colour will hopefully keep his new backpack looking clean for longer. I love that you can preview your chosen design with your child’s name before you order, that way you can be sure you are happy with the look.

Tinyme Stickyville name labelsWhen you add it up all these school must-haves are a big expense and I would hate to have to replace lost items so we’ve labelled all our goods with matching Tinyme name labels. The well priced name label value packs contain a selection of different shapes and sizes in the design of your choice, they are ideal for lunch bottles, lunch boxes, exercise books and plenty more. There are 8 different value packs available so you can choose one that suits your needs perfectly.

To find out more about The Generous Shopper, to browse the list of shopping partners and to start supporting charities by shopping online visit www.thegenerousshopper.com.

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The Generous Shopper

I have said it many times before and I will say it again: I LOVE online shopping. I love not having to search for an empty parking spot in a busy carpark, no lining up at the checkouts, no forcing my way through crowded aisles, being able to shop from our comfy couch (dressed in pyjamas) at a time that suits me and getting my purchases delivered to my door. I thought I had discovered all there was to love about online shopping… until I got introduced to The Generous Shopper.

Destiny RescueThe Generous Shopper is a fantastic, and very heartwarming, concept that allows everyday people like you and I to donate to charity simple by shopping at your favourite stores and it won’t cost you a cent! Signing up is free and you even get to have a say in which charity you would like to support. We all know that shopping does wonders for your mood and now you can feel extra good knowing that your purchase has helped others too, what a wonderful initiative.

The Generous Shopper has already teamed up with more than 900+ shopping partners and the list is growing every day. Big stores you most likely already shop with and smaller stores that are waiting to be discovered, every single shopping partner has committed to donating a percentage of your sale to charity through The Generous Shopper. The Iconic, Amazon, Asos, Priceline, Bonds, Crossroads just to name a few… it is just amazing to see that so many fantastic brands and stores are joining hands to raise money for charity.

The Generous Shopper concept

How does it work? It’s as simple as downloading and browsing the The Generous Shopper plug-in (250+ shopping partners, desktop only) or clicking through via the The Generous Shopper Shopping website (900+ shopping partners) to be directed to the store of your choice where you shop, and pay, exactly the same as everyone else. Just make sure you are logged in for your purchase to count and your donation to be registered to your chosen charity.

As I was about to embark on my yearly Back to School shop anyway I figured I may as well use The Generous Shopper to access my favourite stores and do some social good at the same time:

Smiggle Summer

As you probably know our kids are big Smiggle fans (like every other child in Australia) so I was very pleased to see they have signed up as a The Generous Shopper partner too, great work. Next time you are looking for a stylish Smiggle gift why not shop through The Generous Shopper, that way you are surprising your chosen charity with a gift too.

Smiggle Sweet Eraser SetThis season’s bright and funky Smiggle school essentials are a fabulous way to add a pop of colour to a boring day of books and studying. Cool notebooks, awesome pencil cases, trendy drink bottles, quirky lunch boxes, eye catching markers, unique eraser and much much more… Smiggle has got all your school needs covered. I placed our order last Thursday and it arrived on Monday, you can’t wish for any faster!

To find out more about The Generous Shopper, to browse the list of shopping partners and to start supporting charities by shopping online visit www.thegenerousshopper.com.

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