AmazonTo shop at Amazon and support Invest in ME Research at no extra cost to you just click on the following link which will refer you to the Amazon site – Amazon Link. Then shop as usual while raising much needed funds for biomedical research. Add the link to your favourites and tell your friends and family. When you shop at Amazon via this link you earn up to 10% on purchases made during your shopping session. The percentages vary depending on products being bought – full details.

This referral link was created after supporters reported their Amazon transactions were not always registering with the schemes highlighted below so use this link instead if your chosen scheme does not generate funds for you with Amazon. The charity have confirmed transactions are registering through the link. It is on the IiMER website here.

Sign-up with easyfundraising.org.uk to raise funds for free when you shop through their website. You still shop directly with each retailer as normal but by using the links from the easyfundraising site first each purchase you make will generate a cash back donation to Invest in ME. It’s easy to sign-up and start using straight away, to join-up click here.

You can also download and install the Find & Remind Toolbar. Wherever you are on the web Find & Remind will automatically alert you when a donation is available from a retailer. So even if you forget about easyfundraising Find & Remind will remember for you which means that you won’t miss out on any donations. The Toolbar makes fundraising easy, download it here. Those with an iPhone or iPad have the added option of using the easyfundraising app, more details here.

Join our Everyclick fundraising group. Once signed-up you can download and use Everyclick’s Give As You Live™ shopping bar to generate funds for free. When installed in your web browser it runs in the background as you shop online as normal raising funds at no cost to you, you do not need to remember to do anything further. Whenever you visit a Give as you Live™ retailer a message will appear letting you know you are raising money for your cause. For more information on how it works see: How does Give As You Live™ work?. Install the shopping bar to your browser here. If you do not wish to install it to your browser you can still raise funds by shopping online via www.giveasyoulive.com/search/stores and by searching the web via www.everyclick.com. There is also a Give As You Live App for Tablet or Mobile phone, just visit www.giveasyoulive.com/install on your selected device.

Topcashback

TopCashback.co.uk is the UK’s most generous cashback website and is recommended by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert. Sign-up via our Tell-a-Friend link and TopCashback will make an extra donation to Invest in ME via Let’s Do It for ME co-founder Paul Kayes. You then get to choose whether to receive all of the money in your account yourself or opt to donate all, or a percentage of it. There is also a mobile app – learn more and download the app here. Start raising money now by signing-up. There will be a banner stating you have been referred by ‘Paulk22′.

Which is best?

Do you shop mainly from a desktop, laptop or a mobile device? Which shops do you visit most regularly and spend the most at? Choose the scheme and application that will work best for you, that suits your needs and will generate funds on your most frequent or profitable transactions – and there is no need to restrict yourself to just one option!

COMPARE PARTICIPATING STORES AND DONATION RATES:

Give As You Live™ – see stores participating in this scheme and % donation rates here.

Easyfundraising.org.uk – see stores participating in this scheme and % donation rates here.

Top Cashback – see stores participating in this scheme and % donation rates here.

The % donation rate can differ between applications for the same retailer.

Clothes for Charity

With clothes for charity the money generated by your donated clothes goes to the charity of your choice. Register your details and choose Invest in ME as your charity. When you request a bag it will be posted out to you. Fill it up with all the clothes you want to donate. There’s a minimum weight of 15kg and only clothes in good, reusable condition will be accepted — no bric a brac. When you’re ready to have your bag collected re-visit the website. Log-in and pick the date you want it collected. It can be picked up from your home or your work. Once your bag is received and scanned you’ll get a thank you email letting you know your donation has gone through. Visit clothesforcharity.org.uk to find out more and request a bag.

Give a car

Selling your car through Give A Car does not cost you anything. You can choose to donate all the money raised or send half to your chosen charity and keep half. But is it really worth it? Yes every vehicle is worth something, and not just cars – Give A Car take ride-on lawnmowers, farm machinery, vans, motorbikes and lorries as well. It’s an easy way to get rid of a problem and raise money for a good cause at no cost to you. Click here to read how car donation works. There are more details about the scheme here. Donate you car to Invest in ME here.

Recycling Factory

Raise funds by recycling your empty inkjet and toner cartridges and mobile phones. Request freepost envelopes from The Recycling Factory, send your items in for free and Invest in ME will receive a 100% donation of the value of all items successfully recycled.

Due to new guidance from Royal Mail mobile phones can no longer be sent via freepost. If you think you could fill a collection box or would like to take a box for your place of work, call The Recycling Factory on 0800 091 0696. A free collection will be arranged once your box is full. Alternatively phones can be sent via recorded delivery. More details on the Invest in ME Recycling Factory page here.