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FAQ

What is CommonKindness?

How do I become a member of CommonKindness?

What does it cost to become a member of CommonKindness?

How much money goes to my favorite charities and causes?

When will my favorite charity receive funds?

What percentage of revenue does my favorite charity receive?

Who sends funds to my favorite charity?

How do I generate funds for my favorite charity with CommonKindness?

Can I donate to more than one cause?

How do I clip and print coupons?

How many coupons can I clip?

How often can I visit CommonKindness?

How do I choose my charities or non-profit organizations?

Can I change which charity I want to support?

Is this tax deductable?

What if I don't see my favorite charity listed?

What if I do not select to support a specific charity?

How can I spread the word about CommonKindness to my friends?

How do I update my personal information?

Is my information private?

Who do I contact for help?

I forgot my password

 

 

What is CommonKindness?

CommonKindness makes it easy and fun to save money and support your favorite charities and causes - at no cost to you!

When you visit CommonKindness you can get hundreds of valuable, free coupons, product samples and other money-saving discounts. You can also access free community services available to you in your local community, including public libraries, health care facilities, parent-teacher organizations, clubs, volunteer fire departments, scholarship opportunities, schools, animal shelters and much, much more.

But what makes CommonKindness truly unique is that each time you clip coupons or click discounts with CommonKindness you generate funds to support your favorite non-profit organizations - at no cost to you! Each time you clip a coupon, the brand that posted it pays CommonKindness an advertising fee. CommonKindness shares 20% of funds received with the non-profit organizations participating on the site.

How do I become a member of CommonKindness?

Simply sign in here. Once you sign in, you can choose which charities and causes you want CommonKindness to support on your behalf. You can also "invite friends" to CommonKindness using the tools on the site. Then, visit our coupon pages to save money on your everyday purchases while generating funds for your favorite charities and causes!

What does it cost to become a member of CommonKindness?

Not a cent! CommonKindness membership and access to the website's resources are completely free. In addition, you save money while your favorite charities earn money every time you clip coupons on CommonKindness.

How much money goes to my favorite charities and causes?

It is really up to you! Each time you redeem a coupon, the brand that posted it pays CommonKindness an advertising fee. CommonKindness shares 20% of funds received with charities.

When will my favorite charity receive funds?

CommonKindness sends checks to your favorite charities on a quarterly basis. Here's the process:

  1. You select which charities you want to support and then clip coupons with CommonKindness
  2. Each time you clip coupons, funds accrue in your favorite charity's CommonKindness account
  3. CommonKindness shares funds quarterly with each organization that has accrued a minimum of $100
  4. Any organization with a balance below $100 will carry the balance forward quarterly until a minimum of $100 accrues

What percentage of revenue does my favorite charity receive?

CommonKindness shares 20% of funds received with the charities you select.

Who sends funds to my favorite charity?

All funds are sent from CommonKindness - at no cost to you!

How do I generate funds for my favorite charity with CommonKindness?

Each time you clip coupons at CommonKindness to save money on your groceries and other purchases, you get the full value of the coupon and CommonKindness receives advertising fees from the companies that posted the coupons and discounts.

CommonKindness shares 20% of funds received with your favorite charities. You save money and you help support your favorite charities and causes!

Can I donate to more than one cause?

When you clip coupons you can choose one charity to support for each visit.  You can support as many charities and causes as you like on CommonKindness overall.

How do I clip and print coupons?

  • Sign-Up / Sign-in
  • Click on the Free Coupons & Discounts tab
  • View the coupons and choose which ones to print
  • Red Print Button appears at the top right hand side of gallery and bottom right hand side of the gallery, on each page once you begin clipping/selecting coupons
  • Click Red Print Button when you are ready to print

NOTE: You cannot go back once you click the Print Button

How many coupons can I clip?

CommonKindness allows one (1) print per coupon unless the advertiser has selected a more frequent print setting for consumers.

We recommend you sign in first so you can select which charities you would like to benefit by clipping coupons. Remember, when you clip coupons with CommonKindness you receive the full value of the coupon and generate funds for your favorite charities - at no cost to you!

How often can I visit CommonKindness?

As often as you wish! Use CommonKindness every day to benefit your life, your community and the world.

How do I choose my charities or non-profit organizations?

It's simple! Just sign in at CommonKindness and search for the charities you care about. Click "become a supporter" to add charities to your list.

You may support as many charities as you wish. Then, each time you clip coupons with CommonKindness, you can choose up to three charities to support. We limit this number to three per coupon clipping session so that each charity you support will receive a meaningful amount of funds.

Can I change which charity I want to support?

Absolutely! Once you sign in, you can manage which charities you are supporting from your profile page.

Also, when you clip coupons with CommonKindness, you can choose which charities you would like to support for each visit directly from the coupon page. CommonKindness lets you save the world while you save money. Why not?

Is this tax deductable?

There is not an opportunity for an individual to receive a tax donation. CommonKindness makes all donations directly to the charity you have chosen.

What if I don't see my favorite charity listed?

Contact your favorite charity or nonprofit organization and ask them to become a member.  We make it easy for you - simply sign in and send an email directly from CommonKindness.

What if I do not select to support a specific charity?

If you do not select to support any charities, the funds you generate while clipping coupons with CommonKindness will be distributed to charities that we select.

How can I spread the word about CommonKindness to my friends? 

Of course you want to share CommonKindness with your friends and family! We make it fun and easy. Sign in to send an email now!

How do I update my personal information?

Simply sign in to manage your CommonKindness profile.

Is my information private?

CommonKindness secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and does not share your information. CommonKindness is a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Who do I contact for help?

You may Contact Us here.

I forgot my password

Simply sign in to enter your email address and request that your new password be emailed to you. Once you receive it, you can sign in and change it something easier for you to remember.

Testimonials

"Thank you commonkindess for allowing us to be part of something that will make a difference in the world. It is such a win-win situation for our customers and for all those charities out there. We feel privileged!"

- Carolyn Harrington, Maty's Healthy Products, Pittsford, NY

 

I can't wait to tell all my friends about CommonKindness.  What a great idea!!

- Carrie DeLuca, Pearl River, NY

 

In these times of ecomonic stress, CommonKindness represents a way for us to help our members save money and support our center's important work at the same time.

- Gloria Coelho, Executive Director Caritas, Boulder CO


I was in the grocery store the other day and the woman in front of me had a huge cart of groceries.  Her order totaled over $160. She handed the cashier some coupons, and as I watched her total went down and down.  By the time all her coupons were scanned, her bill was only $17.88!!!!  She gave the cashier a twenty dollar bill and received change.  I was amazed!  I left the store with my three bags of groceries totaling $120 and decided to become a coupon clipper!  I am so happy to find CommonKindness because I have an added incentive to use coupons when I know that I am also supporting my favorite charities. 

- Dana Valdez, Kingston, NY


 I just sent flowers for Mother's Day and saved almost $30 using discount codes I found at CommonKindness.  I was so excited!  The best part is that I didn't have to even leave my house and I am having flowers delivered and supporting my local library at the same time.

- Nancy Pregiato, Pleasantville, NY