Sharing Spree Offers Daily Deals for Women with a Charitable Twist


I’m pretty excited about the trend of combining a social good aspect with a for-profit business model (think Toms Shoes). It’s really a win-win scenario. That’s why I was excited to hear about the concept of Sharing Spree, a daily deal site launched in January of 2011 that sets itself apart by donating 10 to 15 percent of every deal sold to a school or non-profit organization. Every day, the featured non-profit receives 10 percent of the proceeds of the daily deal (up to 90% off). On top of that, buyers choose an organization from about 150 participating non-profits that receives 5 percent of every deal they buy. Every deal goes back to charity, every time—while buyers enjoy a sweet discount. Sharing Spree has already donated more than $287,000 to non-profits and schools and is on target to hit a charitable donation goal of $500,000 this year.

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“The daily deals market has changed a lot since we first entered it,” said Ron Sapp, CEO of Sharing Spree. “While the market is continuously growing and getting bigger, there are fewer and fewer players staying in the game. Those that are finding the most success are the niche players who are going after a specific demographic or offering a specific type of deal, and the big players. There’s ...

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