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Ways to Save Money

There are many sites that I check out daily and I’m sure you’ve heard of some.

Groupon

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Joss & Main

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Members-Only Shopping

Joss & Main provides members-only access to highly coveted brands for the home at members-only prices.

Each day, we offer our members a carefully selected collection of merchandise intended to complete and refine your home. Sales start at 11:00 AM EST and last a short time – most are only 72 hours – with items offered at compelling members-only prices of up to 70% off what you’d pay at retail.

Rue La La

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Rue La La is… an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.

Membership is free. It’s also invitation-only. Members shape the community by inviting new Members – and getting a $10 Rue La La Credit when each new friend places their first order.

Heartsy

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Heartsy features exclusive daily deals on handmade items across the internet. Our mission is to introduce you to new & talented artisans every day via amazing deals.

**These are vouchers for Etsy Shops

Rootz

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We offer daily deals of up to 80% off retail price exclusively from brands using their business model to make a positive impact on the world. Our team does all the research, vetting, and negotiating so you can enjoy your Roozt shopping experience while getting great deals from inspiring companies doing their part to make the world a better place.

Restaurants

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It’s so easy. Just use our search to find a restaurant. Many of our participating restaurants have different offers, so pick the place that suits you best. We provide handy descriptions and even menus to help you decide. Follow the instructions for purchasing a gift certificate and print it out. In minutes you’re all set for a night out for less!

Q: What’s your favorite site to save money?

Q: Do you know of any other sites like the above? I know there are more but do not have them on my list.

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Companies that Give

This post is designed to share some of my favorite companies that I have come across in person and through the internet. I’m also providing my “wishlist” products that I would buy if I had the money to!

1. Toms Shoes [website]

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About: “In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.” – Toms shoes

Wishlist:

Red Stone-Washed Twill Women's ClassicsJourney is the Destination Women's ClassicsPassport Black Vegan Women's ClassicsTOMS Classic Crew with Secret Pockets

2. Global Girlfriend [website]

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About:Global Girlfriend was created by Stacey Edgar in 2003 to help women worldwide gain economic security while providing you unique products and a simple way to help women in need. Our fair-trade boutique offers a line of trend-setting, women-made, fair-trade products including stylish apparel, accessories and gifts with one purpose — helping women in need help themselves. We believe passionately that economic opportunity for women holds the promise for real change in the world; because when women have an income, they reinvest in themselves and in their children’s health, education and nutrition, building stronger families and communities over time. Many women try desperately to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods but find that they have little access to market opportunities. Through fair-trade practices, Global Girlfriend brings the work of these disadvantaged groups directly to you. Global Girlfriend believes in forming long-term partnerships that provide women a fair living wage with equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance and development strategies to foster prosperity and reduce poverty.” – source

Wishlist:

3. Threads 4 Thought [website]

Threads For Thought

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About:

Style is an attitude; it is more than what we wear.

At Threads for Thought we use sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton and polyester recycled from plastic water bottles to create clothing that is comfortable, beautiful, and socially conscious; then we donate a portion of our proceeds to charity.  What we wear is as important as what our clothes are made of, and where and how they are put together.

Eric Fleet and Leigh Ivan founded Threads for Thought in 2006 while they were still in college.  Our foundation is their belief that we should be responsible world citizens and positive contributors to a sustainable future.  We create clothing from sustainable materials, build factories that respect their employees, sell clothing that is affordable, and pursue quality above all else.

Style can’t be traded for sustainability, nor can sustainability be traded for style.  At Threads for Thought we know that neither is exclusive, and work to lead the world in both.”

Wishlist:

Entity TopFloral Scroll Hoodie

Wandering Eyes TankJe T'aime Tank

 

4. Malia Designs [website]

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About:   “Malia Designs was formed to increase economic opportunity for women in developing countries, and to support local and international non-profit organizations that fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Our products are made by non-profit organizations that employ disadvantaged people in developing countries as well as small family producers. By bringing their crafts to Western markets, we can expand their access to sustainable income.

Malia also aims to help victims of human trafficking by donating a portion of our profits to local and international non-profit organizations working in this arena. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar illegal trade affecting millions of people every year. We believe that one way to counteract this global issue is to increase access to economic opportunity in the most affected areas.

Through your purchase of Malia Designs, you too can carry the cause.”

Wishlist:

Spring Leaf Messenger (Canary Yellow)Recycled Shopping Bag (Red)Recycled Bracelet (Orange)

 

More to come soon!

If you are a company that focuses on sustainability/social consciousness/charity then email me to be featured! If you want me to provide a review for your products then I will gladly do that too!!

*I’m going to create a page on my blog of these companies as well and continue to add as more come to my attention.

If you know of anymore products definitely let me know!

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