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What is is an online mall that provides listed organizations and causes, the ability to receive donations of up to 20%, simply for using one of the links on our site when shopping online.

In short, is an online rewards program that operates in similar fashion to the airline miles cards and other cash back rewards programs offered by major credit card companies - but to receive a donation, any purchase must use a link found on was started with the belief that as online shopping became more pervasive, organizations and causes can benefit from aggregating small portions of online purchases to make a difference for that cause.  By aggregating lots of individual purchases, and getting donations with each purchase, this spending can potentially result in a significant increase in the coffers of an organization - having a direct and meaningful impact on the ability of an organization to accomplish its mission - all at NO COST to organizations or to the supporters! 

In addition, believes the user should have the ability to choose to receive a cashback rebate for their own use as well.  Because of this, each time a user shops online, they have the ability to CHOOSE to support an organization of their choice, or to keep the rebate for themselves.  Individual cash back rewards are available by using

How does work? has partnered with each merchant found on this site.  In return for directing customers to these sites, the merchants have agreed to pay a commission for each competed transaction.  ShopforSyracuse will donate a specific percentage of each purchase to the organization selected by the visitor.

How do I know what donation will be made from my purchase?

Each merchant has a clearly identified cash back percentage or fee associated with it.  See our list of participating merchants for the specific donations associated with each merchant.

In addition, every new cause listed will start by receiving a $5 bonus simply for joining!

How will my cause get paid?

When a cause has accrued $25 or more in donations, will a check to the organization! provides a simple and free mechanism for local organizations to benefit from your everyday online shopping!

How much does it cost to join?

There is no charge to join!  It is totally free to both organizations and users.

Because is getting a commission - will I pay more than if I went directly to the merchant?

No!  There is no surcharge or hidden cost to shop at any merchant.   In fact, by taking advantage of the coupons, free shipping offers, sales and other offers offered at, you are likely to save even more! Not to mention your selected cause will directly benefit.

Who Can Benefit from's donations?

Anyone. is open to individuals, charities, youth programs, educational programs, sports programs, businesses, etc. believes that in today's world, people are unable to support all causes they would like to support.  We provide a free and easy means for people to make a difference!

How do add my cause?

Adding your favorite local cause is free and easy!  There are no fees at all associated with  Simply complete our form and your cause will be immediately added.

How do know my cause gets credit for my purchases?

After complete a purchase using a link on our site (you must use a link from our site), merchants provide us with a summary of the transaction.  This information includes a tracking code, store, amount of purchase, and transaction date.  It can sometimes take up to 30 days for to be notified of this purchase, but once we get the information, we will update our records, and the transaction will show in your cause's account.

Who is was launched by David Schneid with the belief that people shopping online should have the opportunity to save money and get cash back for their online purchases.

David graduated from Cornell University where he was a four year letter winner on the Men's Division I lacrosse team.  He was a three-time All-American and All-Ivy selection, and he began his career on Wall Street as a mortgage trader.  He received his MBA from Columbia Business School. can provide meaningful benefits to local organizations and causes.  With no fees associated, and with money saving deals, use each time you shop online, and help support your favorite cause.


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A listing on does not mean that endorses that cause, nor does it mean the cause endorses
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