Save Money With Coupons and Give to Charity While Shopping Online
Review of Gumdrop, the World's First Shop-Funding Website
One of the things that make this job fun is when we can tell our audience about a new way to save money, (or at least a new way for us). We recently discovered one such company that offers a browser plug-in that will save you a lot of money while shopping online and it also makes a donation, at no extra expense to you, to the nonprofit or school of your choice for almost every purchase.
The name of the plug-in is Gumdrop by Goodshop, and it takes about 30 seconds to install. Once you have installed the plug-in, it automatically applies the best current coupon available when you are checking out at your favorite online stores.
Using Gumdrop means that you do not have to search for the coupons, cut and paste coupon codes, and compare coupon values. Just shop at your favorite online store, gather your selections into the website's shopping cart, and with one click on the Gumdrop button when you are ready to check out, you can sit back and watch the savings add up, then get extra gratification by donating a percentage of every purchase to the nonprofit or school of your choice.
Not Like the Old Days of Online Shopping and Using Coupons
Online retailers and online coupon websites are constantly growing and adapting to consumer demand. Online shoppers now have the choice to download browser extensions that do some of the coupon hunting and figuring for them. Gumdrop goes a step further by figuring out which, of all available coupons, should be applied for the biggest savings, then it verifies the coupon code, places the code into the coupon box, and adds the additional option to send support to any nonprofit charity.
JJ Ramberg, the Founder of Goodshop, and known as the host of the popular MSNBC show, "Your Business," said that she and her team have always been passionate couponers and their goal was to come up with a way to streamline saving money and contribute to important causes. Gumdrop was created based on what was going on in the world of online shopping and by listening to what online shoppers wanted.
“If a coupon exists, it's our job to make sure that our users have it. We know it's a pain point for people to have to go search for coupons. Gumdrop fixes that because it finds and submits the coupons for you! We created a way for our users to know that if coupon savings exist, they are getting the benefit of it.” JJ explained.
How Gumdrop is Different From Other Coupon Websites
There are a lot of websites offering online coupons and deals, but not all coupon websites or coupon apps are the same. Here is what makes Gumdrop stand out from the crowd:
- There is no intrusive coupon toolbar getting in the way of online browsing.
- There are no annoying popup ads while you surf or shop online that is activated by the plug-in.
- Gumdrop only offers coupons -- no store deals. Shoppers can usually get the "deals" by just shopping on a retailer's website. Using online coupons helps to make it a real deal.
- Gumdrop has access to coupons from around 40,000 online stores.
- All coupons are valid.
- The option to donate to any charity or cause, which means it could be a shopper's child's college education or the ASPCA.
- The plug-in is easy to delete if a shopper decides they do not want it.
What You Will Need
To use Gumdrop, you will need to use one of the popular browsers -- Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer (chances are, you already do), then download Gumdrop, and forget about it until you go shopping online.
“Gumdrop takes all the hassle out of using coupons online," explained JJ. "Once you add the gumdrop button, you no longer have to coupon hunt. Gumdrop automatically finds and applies the best coupons when you shop online so you get the most savings.”
The World's First-Ever Shop-Funding Website
The parent company Goodshop began 11 years ago with the idea of sharing profits with charities. Offering the choice to shoppers to give money to charity has been part of the company since the beginning. The company has donated over $12 million to more than 114,000 nonprofit groups and schools.
It is the world's first-ever shop-funding site. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) alone has received almost $70,000 in Goodshop donations. As shoppers continue to discover Gumdrop by Goodshop plug-in, the company expects to see the charitable contributions continue to grow.