As much as indulging in new purchases is gratifying, there are moments you get hit with retail guilt. You know the feeling: It usually comes after buying another pair of black boots when you already own five similar styles. Goodshop, launched in 2007, made shopping a little less selfish by allowing consumers to donate a percentage of every buy to selected charities. Since launching, 110,000 US-based causes have benefited from $11 million raised. Now, the site has launched a free iOS app that makes giving back as easy as texting.
Whether you support feeding the homeless, building schools or funding cancer research, an average of 3 percent of each purchase turns into a donation. Some retailers donate even more—Nordstrom, for example, goes up to 7.5 percent.
After downloading the app, pick your favorite stores and a charity or school to benefit. Immediately, you will have access to numerous coupons, promo codes and deals. Plus, there's no extra cost to you. Simply using Goodshop will fund donations. Having the app at the palm of your hands makes tracking donations easier than ever. You can clearly see how much you've raised to date, filling you with a good feeling even scoring the most amazing new bag couldn't duplicate.
Download the app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch here.