Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Travel Tix That Give Back

I have a business trip to Pittsburgh and there’s no way around it — unless I can convince someone at my favorite weather site to create some snow tout de suite. But the prospect of travel has me thinking, as usual, about how to snag some money for charity in the process. If you’re taking a trip and making your own reservations, shopping portals iGive and GoodShop will rebate a portion of your purchase to the nonprofit of your choice. Both sites partner with Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz, as well as Hotwire and Priceline. Additionally, you’ll find links to a more limited number of individual airline, hotel, and car rental partners on both sites. There are other charity shopping portals out there, but I like these two because they’re transparent about the percentage of each purchase that will be rebated to your designated nonprofit.

Today’s mitzvah: Consider using a charity portal such as iGive or GoodShop the next time you need to make travel reservations.

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