Now through December 31st, go into any Macy’s store and make a charitable donation of $25 and you receive 10% back for all purchases made during this period. There is no catch. Sometime in February you get your spending card in the mail as a Thank you from Macy’s for supporting the program. After Christmas shopping, my credit was almost $200 last year! Please note that only a $10 donation is made for each person they sign up, the rest is kept in house and is said to cover administrative fees such as mailing the cards and the back office time to distribute funds to the charities. That being said, in the past 8 years, Macys reports they have raised more than $80 million dollars for charities and we do feel it is win, win for you and the organizations.
The first $3 million goes to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. The balance, up to an additional $12 million, will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Futures Without Violence and select other charities, such as the local boys and girls club and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.