November 27th, 2012
Today Only! Donate Money To Any Charity With Your Credit Card And They Won’t Pay Any Processing Fees!
Update: I just sent through the entire process myself, sending the gift card to my wife via email and having her donate it to a charity and it worked without a hitch!
You can find a short summary of this post in comment #2.
You must go through the Gift Card option as described below. Direct donations are still subject to the 4.5% fee.
JustGive.org is running a promotion until midnight tonight for fee-free Charity Gift Cards.
This is a wonderful opportunity as it means you can get miles or meet spending thresholds while giving charity at no cost to you or the charity!
The intention is that “Person A” will buy a gift card for “Person B” and “Person B” will then give it to a charity of their choosing.
“Person A” gets a full tax deductible receipt right away.
Normally there is a 4.5% fee for the charity. However today only you can purchase the gift card with no fees, so the charity will receive the full amount in cash when they are chosen as the recipient of the gift card.
Select the email option so that you don’t pay a shipping fee.
It’s very important to note that if “Person A” uses the gift card himself to give to a charity within 45 days from when they purchase it then the 4.5% charity fee will apply. However if anyone else uses the gift card or if “Person A” uses it after 45 days there will be no fees for the charity. According to the rules your spouse should be able to donate the money to a charity with no fees.
Every 501c3 in the country should be available on the website, just search for it by name and zip code using the “Advanced Search” option.
“-I understand that all GiveNow charity gift card purchases made directly through the JustGive website from November 27, starting at 12:01 am EST to 12:01 am EST November 28 will be fee free.
-I understand that fee free does not apply to bulk gift card orders, Donation Registry or Notecard fees or direct donations charged to my credit card. A processing fee of 4.5% will be applied to direct donations.
-I understand that GiveNow charity gift card purchases made by an individual and directly redeemed by that same individual within 45 days do not qualify for fee free.
-I understand that a 0% processing fee will be applied at the time of redemption.
-I understand that GiveNow charity gift cards can only be purchased directly through the JustGive website.
-There is no limit to the number of GiveNow charity gift cards purchased nor is there a dollar limit to the value of GiveNow charity gift cards purchased directly through the JustGive website.”