Save money and help a great cause with Save1

Save 1 picIt feels great to save money, but how great would it feel if you could save money and help a child in need?

I recently came across the site Save1 and fell instantly in love with it. Why? Because they’ve found a way to take something we all love…finding deals for our favorite stores…and use it as a vehicle to do good in the world. (Their fantastic motto?  “Save money, save lives!”) It’s a creative combination and such a great way to get people on board for a very worthy cause.

How it works

Save1 has a large list of the big-name stores you already shop at, in categories from clothing to electronics to travel. For each of these stores, you can find deals like 40% off one regularly priced item or 25% of any order.

If you’re already planning on shopping for something, plug the store into Save1’s search box or browse their categories lists, and chances are you can find a great deal on it. Or, if you have a particular store you’re always shopping at, like Overstock.com, you can sign up for store alerts so you’re always in the loop by going to their Overstock.com coupon page and entering your email in the store alert box (always found after the third offer on the page).

Once you’ve redeemed your coupon or special deal, the site gets a commission, and a portion of each commission goes towards providing a hungry child with a meal through one of their feeding partner charities. So far, at the time I’m writing this, Save1 has provide 95,198 meals to children in need!

How cool is that? You snag a bargain and also know that your money is going to make a difference in a super-important global fight to end childhood poverty. I love it!

How you can help

In addition to using deals through the Save1 website, you can also provide 3 meals for free by helping to spread the word (which I am all about, if you can’t tell). :)

Help give away your 3 free meals by liking Save1 on Facebook, sharing them with your friends on Facebook, and subscribing to their newsletter.

Who’s with me?





  1. Awww, I love sites like this. I enjoy being able to help others even when I’m doing everyday things. Thanks for the idea!

  2. That sounds like a great program! Very helpful for saving a few dollars. I wonder if it’s available in Canada…

    • Em (The Blonde) says:

      That’s a really good question! If it isn’t, try shooting them an email or checking out their contact page. They seem like a great company–I bet they’d be receptive to suggestions!

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