Raise up to 8% in free funds for Research Autism when you buy or top-up gift cards
With a wide range of reloadable gift cards for popular stores including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Boots and Debenhams, you'll continue giving to Research Autism at no extra cost whenever you shop in-store or online.
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Shop in-store or online
If you are going to buy something in-store, why not raise a free donation in the process.
Our gift cards are reloadable, so you can easily top-up and raise free funds every time.
Giving as a gift
Send the perfect gift by email or post, that will also help a charity close to your heart.
How it works
Browse our cards
Choose from a wide range of store cards and e-codes to use online or in-store.
Reload or gift
Order for yourself and keep topping up, or send as a perfect gift.
Track how much you raise
Log in and see exactly how much you have raised for Research Autism.
Frequently asked questions
Cards for Causes allows you to raise up to 6% in donations for your favourite charity when you buy store cards.
We have a range of store cards and e-vouchers available from popular stores including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Starbucks.
You can give the cards as a gift, or use them yourself. Many of our cards are reloadable, so you can raise a donation each time you top-up your card.
The Cards for Causes scheme is managed by Give as you Live with the card distribution and payment process handled by our partner, SVM Global Limited, who are a world-leading reseller and distributor of corporate gift cards, e-codes and gift vouchers.
Cards for Causes is a members-only scheme available to your charity's supporters and to Give as you Live users. Registration will be via a link provided by your charity or through your Give as you Live account.
Shopping using a Cards for Causes card will not cost you a penny extra. The donation is made for free by Give as you Live to your chosen charity.
Postage costs and credit card fees (debit card payments are free) will be included upon checkout.
No, Cards for Causes is totally FREE for charities, as are the marketing materials we make available.
When you order the card, an initial amount is uploaded to the card. If you wish to top-up the balance on your card, you can do this logging into your account panel, selecting the card and choosing 'add funds'.
Every purchase or reload of a store card or e-voucher generates a donation based on the amount you upload.
The donation rates vary from retailer to retailer – please see the below table for those rates:
|Retailer||Donation to charity|
|Tesco Gift Card||2.5%|
|Marks & Spencer Gift Card||3.0%|
|Starbucks Gift Card||6.0%|
|Boots Gift Card||4.0%|
|Argos Gift Card||2.5%|
|B&Q Gift Card Gift Card||3.0%|
|Cineworld Gift Card||6.0%|
|Toys R Us Gift Card||5.0%|
|Mothercare Gift Card||4.0%|
|Arcadia Gift Card||4.0%|
|River Island Gift Card||4.0%|
|Debenhams Gift Card||5.0%|
|GAP Gift Card||5.0%|
|Ted Baker Gift Card||4.0%|
|New Look Gift Card||4.0%|
|Primark Gift Card||2.0%|
|Sports Direct Gift Card||3.0%|
|Ticketmaster Gift Card||3.0%|
|Fat Face Gift Card||6.0%|
|Beaverbrooks Gift Card||8.0%|
|National Book Tokens Gift Card||4.0%|
Cards for Causes has launched with a wide range of shopping cards for popular stores including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Starbucks.
You can see all of our participating retailers and details on where you can redeem your card by browsing all our cards.
The store cards are a standard method of payment. Just hand the card to the check-out assistant or, if you are using a self-service checkout, swipe your card to pay for your goods.
E-vouchers can be used in a similar way and provide a unique code that contains details of the amount of cash that can be spent.
You can check your store card balance online via your account panel - please follow the links to the individual retailer's balance check facility.
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