When I was contacted by the people behind DonateNaturally.com on Twitter, to inquire on whether I’d like to review the website and overall idea of Donate Naturally, I was intregued but looking for the catch.
The company refers to themselves as “the everyday fundraising group”, making it possible for Canadians to shop for groceries and household items online while donating 15% of their total purchase price to a charity of their choice.
Not only that, the items at Donate Naturally are all natural or organic AND shipping is free in Canada for a limited time (you can also opt for delivery within the GTA).
So where’s the catch? If the company is donating 15% of the purchase total to charity, surely they must jack up the prices to compensate for that, right? That was my assumption going in when I was offered a gift certificate to shop. As it turns out, the items I bought were all within the normal price range I’d expect for natural/organic items with the extra perk being that the majority of items I purchased were not available to me locally as well – so I was able to find reasonably priced natural and organic items and have them shipped to my door at no extra cost. AND…AND…I felt awesome knowing that 15% of my purchase went to my charity of choice.
Some of my favorite products I received from Donate Naturally included Treehouse Bath and Body products – the kids loved seeing their favorite characters on their shampoo and soap and I haven’t seen these products in stores locally.
I also ordered some Healthy Times Arrowroot Cookies simply because they taste different than the usual ones my toddler eats – I’ve seen these at our local natural foods store for the same price too but this way it comes right to my door and a portion of my purchase goes to charity.
There’s a good sized selection of sauces, marinades, dressings and jams at Donate Naturally as well. I picked up two Mr. Spice Organic Sauces – how can you not buy a BBQ sauce that’s called Tangy Bang??
One of my Canadian readers is going to win a $25 GC to shop at DonateNaturally.com! Remember, shipping is free and 15% goes to your favorite charity too!
I would get the Burt’s Bees Pomegranate & Cranberry Sugar Scrub
I would get some Tom’s deodorant or I was also going to say the Burt’s Bee’s sugar scrub. Thanks!
I would buy ‘Mary’s Crackers’ and ‘Raincoast Crisps’. Thank you for this contest…great website and great prices!
I would get the Madhava Raw Agave Nectar – 652g
I would get the Basic Bin
Most likely I would get Earth’s Best baby food.
I would buy the Hero Nutritionals Kids Chewy Multi Vitamins.
I would buy some Oatmeal,,because we go through so omuch of it here!
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I would probably purchase Ace Roasted Garlic Artisan Crisps and late July crackers.
I would get the Barbara’s Bakery Raspberry Fig Bars – 6 Pack and Go-Bio Vegetable Cubes – 11g
I would get a bottle of Knocked Up Nails ‘Still Rockin’ My Pink Bikini’ Nail Polish
Nature Clean Fruit & Veggie Spray Wash – 500ml
I would buy their Pacifica French Lilac Perfume Roll-On – .33oz
mmmm Next Organics Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds – 113g 🙂
lol its in their labor day specials 🙂
thank you so much for the giveaway! I’ve posted it on http://www.facebook.com/#!/StrictlyCanadianCouponsAndContests/app_228910107186452
and btw I’m already seeing other canadian couponing sites sharing your contests now 🙂 word spreads fast when I get it out there! good luck everyone!
I’m sure you’ll be seeing some increased activity today lol I’m entering and posting everything you have up 🙂
Thanks Elaine, I appreciate that!
Hatley ‘Big Bear Hug’ Children’s Book by Nicholas Oldland
Neal Brothers Arrabiatta Pasta Sauce – 750ml
Madhava Light Agave Nectar, to sweeten my tea 🙂
I would buy Cottage Cleaning Bin – Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products
I would love to grab the Nature’s Path Leapin’ Lemurs Peanut Butter & Choc. EnviroKid
I would get Sunflower Kitchen Roasted Garlic & Onion Hummus and Sweet Surfs Jelly Beans.
Annies Mac and Cheese or Earth Best baby food
I’d try out the Cocoa Camino Milk Chocolate Bar – 100g.
I’d get the Sweet Surfs Jelly Beans
I’d choose the LunchSkins Berry Flower Sandwich Case.
Raincoast Crisps! YUM!
Eco-Max Natural Lavender Liquid Detergent – 3L: This would be something I’d purchase…
I would get some sandwich cases for my DDs’ lunches! 🙂
I would get the Tom’s of Maine toothpaste.
I would get the Desert Essence Green Apple and Ginger Thick Shampoo
Country Choice Org. Reg Instant Oatmeal – 10 Pack
Mrs. Meyers Liquid Laundry Detergent – Lavender – 1.89L is what I’d buy
Derma-E Skin Lighten & Age Spot Crm – 2oz
cool that they carry lunchskins now!
I would buy the Ecover Grapefruit & Green Tea Dishwashing Soap.
Love fresh Lavender sugar scrub.