Shop&Give FAQs

Our relationship with Amazon changed as of Monday the 10th February 2020.  Legal requirements mean that we are unable to offer any incentive, rewards or donations for using our links to Amazon. However, we promote Amazon as an affiliate partner and the income generated enables us to continue the fantastic work we do. What does this mean for Givers and Causes? Amazon shopping now generates income to continue our amazing work but we are unable to give it away. Your shopping at the other 2,000+ retailers and engagement in promotions will continue to generate donations for the causes you love. We have introduced free daily bonus donations to give out a far higher % of our advertising revenue to make sure givers and causes don't miss out. TheGivingMachine is still the best online shopping platform that makes you feel good. Amazon's operating agreements for commercial partners explicitly prevent the community cashback model we previously operated and, in line with other similar schemes in the UK and internationally, this arrangement has come to an end.  Amazon operates its own charity giving scheme AmazonSmile and this is available for registered charities (including TheGivingMachine) here: <TheGivingMachine on AmazonSmile>
The Shop&Give reminder sits quietly in your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome) as an extension. When you search for products online, the purple heart icon highlights which shops will give for free via TheGivingMachine. And even if you don't use a search engine, you'll be notified if the shop is participating in TheGivingMachine, and prompted to give as you shop. It really is as simple as that.
It's easy to install - click the install button on the Shop&Give page and follow the instructions If you're updating to the latest version of Shop&Give reminder you may need to uninstall the old version first.  Follow the instructions in the FAQ How to uninstall Shop&Give reminder to do this.  

Once installed, shop online as normal. You’ll see our heart icon next to participating shops.  Select one of these shops and follow the on-screen prompts to ensure you raise a free donation.

You can also sign in and manage your account by clicking on our heart icon in the menu bar at the top right of your screen.

     
No! Amazon do not allow us to highlight any search results in your browser using our Shop and Give Reminder. However you can easily generate a donation via Amazon by clicking on the Shop & Give reminder heart and selecting Amazon from the recommended retailers or typing Amazon into the search bar. Alternatively you can generate a donation via Amazon by using TheGivingMachine website or via our iOS App. Shop & Give Amazon  
In all likelihood, yes. You never need to miss the chance to donate again, because the Shop&Give reminder alerts you it’s possible to make a free donation. You can also see in your search results the shops giving the highest donation for the same or similar product - allowing you to raise more!
Our Shop&Give Reminder is for PC's / Mac's only but we have a Shop&Give app for Apple device users.  Just visit this link from your iPhone or iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shop-give/id1059224051?ls=1&mt=8 And our Shop&Give App for Android is available to download here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thegivingmachine.shopandgive  
The Shop&Give reminder is completely free to install and use.
Yes. It’s simple to uninstall the Shop&Give reminder. The steps you need to take depend on which browser you’re using. Chrome To uninstall the Shop&Give reminder from Chrome:
  1. Open the Chrome menu in the top right corner 
of the browser window and select Settings.
  2. Click the dustbin icon to remove the extension.
FireFox To uninstall the Shop&Give reminder from Firefox:
  1. Open the Firefox menu and select Add-ons.
  2. Choose the Extensions tab and click the Remove button.
Internet Explorer To uninstall the Shop&Give reminder from Internet Explorer:
  1. Go to your computer’s Control Panel.
  2. Choose Programs and then Programs and Features.
  3. Select the Shop&Give reminder and click Uninstall.
Safari To uninstall the Shop&Give reminder from Safari:
  1. Open the Safari menu and select Preferences.
  2. Choose the Extensions tab and click Uninstall.
No - the Shop&Give reminder is completely ad-free.
No, the Shop&Give reminder is safe and secure. We’ve made sure there’s no spyware, spamming, or viruses with this software.
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