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Day 26: Give Your Points

This GIVE is dedicated to my girlfriend Shannon who kindly sent me this idea. Please send me your ideas! If I can incorporate them I will. I still have 339 days to go!

Give 26 / Day 26

I have so many “rewards” cards in my wallet I forget what I have. Areoplan, Airmiles, Safeway, Save On Foods, Sprize, Credit Cards.  These all accumulate points for different benefits. Thanks to one of my girlfriends who sent me a GIVE idea recently I did my GIVE of the day while grocery shopping. I donated a few points I didn’t even know I had.

One of our local grocery stores Save On Foods, gives you points and discounts with their “membership card.” Until it was brought to my attention I didn’t even know I received points with this card. I had assumed it was for a discount I received at the time of purchase. Today I chose to shop at this store in preference to 5 other grocery stores I could have stopped at to get my groceries because I could donate.

I want Save On Foods to know I shopped with them because of the donation program they have created. I intended to take full advantage of the relationship they have made with BC Children’s Hospital so I could give back. I am not a regular shopper at Save On Foods due to proximity but I was happy to go a little out of my way today.

This store has created a program where you can donate your saved up points. 1000 points donates $5.00 to Child Health BC.

Their mission is simple:

“Our mission is to build an integrated and accessible system of care for the purpose of improved health status and health outcomes for BC’s children and youth.”

My son was born at this same hospital and because of his life circumstances (my son is adopted) he would have been a child that benefited from this program. I didn’t have a lot of points to GIVE today but I will be making an effort to return to Save On Foods to accumulate more points and donated them to this cause.

Time Commitment: 0

Cost: 0

Donation with Points: $10.00

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