Although we love giving you Cash Back, we want to do more, and we know we can do more. We want to use our platform to encourage our members and people everywhere to shop with more intention, whether the goal is to protect the environment or help our fellow brothers and sisters. Below, we’ve rounded up some amazing retailers who are doing their part to incite positive change and hope to inspire you to do the same.
The fight to end COVID-19 is still going strong, but it requires a team effort. When you shop at these brands, you’ll be contributing to partnership efforts and relief funds dedicated to those in need, from frontline healthcare workers who risk their lives every day to save us to underserved communities where necessary resources are scarce and people are not being protected.
The Black Lives Matter movement is a formidable time to witness. For many of us, this is the first time we have spoken out alongside the Black community, and for many of us still, this is a time we finally feel heard and are capitalizing on this momentum to create lasting change. These brands have pledged their stance with the Black community, and they’re contributing in different ways to ensure the road for a positive revolution is being paved.
While June is Pride month, support for the LGBTQ+ community is year-round. Many of the brands we shared have Pride collections available to shop every day, from which a portion of proceeds from sales are donated to vital organizations that raise awareness for, promote inclusion of and support the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Some causes include The Trevor Project, the Charities Aid Foundation of America and more.
B Corporation-certified companies, where the “B” stands for benefit, sit on the highest rungs of the social, environmental and law-abiding ladders. These brands have voluntarily committed to ensuring positive social influence, minimal environmental impact, public transparency and legal accountability in every aspect of their business, year after year. It’s not an easy feat to become B-Corp certified, but achievement of such works wonders for all involved.
Reduce, reuse and recycle. While this is nothing new, it means more now than ever before. Brands are seeking sustainable options to continue giving you the products you love while minimizing the carbon footprint they leave behind, and every step towards sustainability is a new discovery that will benefit us in the long run. Innumerable brands across beauty, apparel and accessories, home and more industries are taking the pledge to innovate and cut back to combat climate change.
If you’re always on the hunt for quality goods that won’t break the bank, shop refurbished. The brands we love offer certified refurbished products, which means all the items you can shop have gone through a professionally revamped and reviewed, brand-certified process to ensure the quality is acceptable for resale. The best part? You’ll get top-rated products for rock-bottom prices.
Creating change requires consistency, and that’s why we appreciate these brands that are always giving back. They’re passionate about a spectrum of causes from female empowerment to ending world hunger to educational attainment for all. The next time you shop, consider these brands who are taking that extra step to do better.
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