Monday, March 27, 2006

Salt Lake Tribune - Business-"Charity & your pocketbook: Getting and giving

Salt Lake Tribune - Business: "Charity & your pocketbook: Getting and giving
Loyalty shopping programs let you donate to your favorite charities while buying everyday items, but watch the programs you choose
By Lesley Mitchell
The Salt Lake Tribune

The offer sounds good to anyone who wishes they could donate more to worthwhile causes: Increase your charitable giving simply by shopping, paying your cell phone bill or even buying a hamburger.
New types of loyalty shopping programs created over the past year allow consumers to do just that. But are these programs, some of which are either based in Utah or do business here, really that good of a deal for consumers and charities? "

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