Many of us would like to do more to help charities that we support, but what can you do when your budget doesn't allow for giving to charity? I've found a great way to donate to charity when you might not be able to afford to, or you don't have time to.
The Impact app allows you to earn money for your favourite charity or charities just by doing your usual spending. You will earn Loyalty Points by shopping at your usual places, either online or in store. These Loyalty Points can be converted to cash, which is then sent to your chosen charity.
The app is available for both iOS and Android.
Where to earn Loyalty Points
Once you open the app you will be shown a list of local retailers and restaurants where you can earn Loyalty Points.
This is a great way to decide where to go for a meal out – you can choose a location that benefits your chosen charity!\
Simply select your chosen retailer to see how much you will earn towards helping your chosen charity.
How many charities are on Impact?
There are over 9,000 charities listed on Impact, with more being added regularly.
You can choose from a charity displayed or search for your chosen charity.
I have chosen to support Cats Protection.
If your charity of choice isn't listed then get them to contact Impact about the possibility of being added as a charity.
When will my chosen charity get their money?
Once you have accumulated £5 of Loyalty Rewards, this will automatically be sent to your chosen charity.
Gift Aid with Impact
If you are a UK tax payer then you can turn on the Gift Aid option. This means that for every £1 donated via Impact from your transactions, your chosen charity will get an extra 25%.
Connecting your card to Impact
In order to monitor your transactions to allow you to earn Loyalty Points, you will need to give Impact your 16 digit card number. They will not ask for the expiry date or the 3 security digits on the back so your details are safe. You do need to allow access in order to monitor your transactions.
Refer a friend to Impact
Isn't it nice to be rewarded for your good deeds?
If you are enjoying using the app to help out your favourite charity or charities then you can also refer your friends to the app. By referring your friends to the app you can earn yourself some free coffee.
Simply head to Profile>Tell a friend to get your unique code. Share this code with your friends and family members to earn vouchers for places like Cafe Nero and Costa.
Why I love Impact
I really love the Impact app for giving us a way to support our chosen charities without having to do anything extra than our usual spending. It is a great way to give back, no matter what your budget allows.