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Charity giving scheme that doesnt cost donors a penny

Posted 17th February 2010.

The website pays shoppers 100% of the commission it earns when they click through and shop at any of the 1,800 retailers listed on its site, including major outlets such as Tesco, M&S and Expedia.

Shoppers are now being offered the option of giving all or part of their cashback savings to the charity or community project of their choice, so they can raise money for their favourite cause at no cost, while they shop for their groceries, summer holiday or a new outfit.

Causes that are already benefiting include well-known names such as RSPCA and Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as local charities, school PTAs and Scout groups.

Rev. Bob Stephen and his colleagues at King Henry VIII School in Coventry are fundraising through Quidco to build a space at the school for quiet, reflection and prayer. He says:

"Giving without cost is always attractive. I have no hesitation in commending Quidco to others as a very easy and truly painless way of raising funds as a by-product of what people would be spending anyway.

Stuart Coggins, head of fundraising at Quidco, says:
Many people want to give their support to charities, or to local projects and initiatives, but just cant afford it. Giving while you shop really is the easy way to donate people dont spend a penny more than they would by shopping in the normal way – so we hope that people will consider fundraising or increasing their giving in this way.

Quidco is free to join and people can make a pledge at www.quidco.com/fundraising

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Notes to editors

Quidco is the easy way for people to save money on every purchase. It pays cashback when people click through and make a purchase at any of the 1,800+ retailers listed on its website. It does this by paying all the commission it gets from the retailer, directly into their bank account.

Quidco was founded in 2005 with a mission to help people save money. It is the UKs leading cashback website (Source: Hitwise Jan 2010). Unlike some other cashback websites, Quidco gives members 100% of the commission that it earns. The site is free to join and currently has 756,555 members who will save a total of £35m this year.