Raise Funds for Free
To shop at Amazon and support Invest in ME at no extra cost to you just click on the banner above (or 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 Amazon 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.
The Amazon referral link was created after supporters specifically reported their Amazon transactions do not always register with the schemes highlighted below; EasyFundraising, GiveAsYouLive and Topcashback, as they should losing out on funds for IiME. Invest in ME have confirmed transactions are registering through this new referral link. The link is also on IiME’s website here.
Please also sign-up to one or more of the following services to ensure you don’t miss out on free funds for IiME while shopping elsewhere online. The beauty of these schemes is that you do not need to remember to follow referral links instead you can download an app that automates the issuing of funds.
Sign-up with easyfundraising.org.uk to raise funds for free when you shop through their website, a free service where you can shop with your favourite online stores at no extra cost to you to raise funds for Invest in ME. 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 instantly raising money for them. It’s easy to sign-up and start using straight away, so if you would like to join them click here.
Alternatively you can 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 your cause won’t miss out on any donations! Easy!
PC or Mac, Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer the Find & Remind Toolbar makes fundraising easy. Download the Toolbar here.
When signed-up you can download and use Everyclick’s Give As You Live™ application to generate funds for free. When installed in your web browser it runs in the background as you shop online and search the web as normal, raising funds at no cost to you. Once the application is installed 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, and using your preferred search engine as normal (eg. Google) will generate funds as you search the web. The Give As You Live™ application is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, download the application . For more information on how the application works see: How does Give As You Live™ work?
*It is now also possible to download and use the Give As You Live App on your Tablet or Mobile phone, just visit www.giveasyoulive.com/install on your selected device.
TopCashback.co.uk is the UK’s most generous cashback website and is recommended by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert. As well as generating funds as you shop there is also an option to get cashback for filling in a questionnaire or survey or joining a free trial. Sign-up using via our Tell a friend link and TopCashback will donate £20 to Invest in ME via our team leader Paul Kayes (until 2nd January 2014 when Tell a friend will return to the usual rate). 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 to Invest in ME.
TopCashback Mobile App – a free mobile app is available from TopCashBack for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phone and Windows Phone. Once you’ve signed-up downloading the app will enable you to earn cashback on the move and keep you up to date with the latest Printable Vouchers and deals in your area. Learn more and download the app here.
Start earning money now by signing-up to TopCashBack here – 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.
Want the money from your donated clothes to go to Invest in ME? 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 straight out to you. Fill it up with all the clothes you want to donate. Please note, there’s a minimum weight of 15kg. 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. A City Link courier will arrive on the day of collection to pick up your bag and return it to the depot for processing. Once your bag is received and scanned (the enclosed barcode), you’ll get an email saying thanks and letting you know your donation has arrived safely with Invest in ME.
While most charity clothing collection schemes will only hand over £70 per tonne to the charity this scheme will give them £200 per tonne. Visit clothesforcharity.org.uk to find out more and register/request a bag.
The 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.
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, and at no cost to you. Click here to read how car donation works and more details about the scheme here. Donate you car to Invest in ME here.