Using Easysearch to raise even more money
As well as earning commission for St James' by shopping, you can even earn small amounts by using easysearch.org.uk.  Just by making 10 searches a day through this page, you could earn £20 in a year.  Obviously much smaller amounts than shopping, but with 100 people using this the parish could earn £2,000.
Toys R Us 1.5%
Next 0.5%
Lakeland 3%
Ethical Superstore 4.0 - 7.5%
The Book People 3%
Dell 4.0 - 5.5%
Shopping online?
If you use Amazon, Next, M&S, John Lewis (see bottom of this page), or any other of the 2,700 retailers in this fundraising scheme, then please click on the button below instead of going to the retailer's website direct.  Each participating retailer will make a donation to our fund raising if you reach their website by this route.  Some examples of the donation rates are shown below.  Each quarter a cheque will be sent to the parish for the total amount donated but no one will know who spent what!  The prices to you will be exactly the same as if you had visited the retailer's website direct.  With just a couple of extra clicks, you could raise money for St James' without any cost to yourself.
Boden 2.5%
White Stuff 2.5%
Mothercare 2.0%
Walt Disney World Travel 1.5%
Expedia 1.75%
First Choice 2%
Amazon 2.5%
John Lewis 1.75%
Marks & Spencer 3.5% (not food)
So, for example, if you spend £100 on the John Lewis website, the parish will receive £1.75.
(What the companies are donating is their marketing spend, which is why it costs you nothing)
Please note that many retailers have variable rates depending on product type.
Examples of retailer donation rates
Make sure your browser is set up correctly
Sometimes a browser's security settings may block responses.  Once you have registered you should run the settings checker.
Instructions for when you get there
When you click the button above, easyfundraising.org.uk will open in a new window.  On your first visit you must register.  You will find that our cause has already been entered on the form and all you have to do is enter your name and email address, etc.  Give the address which you use for online shopping (if you have more than one).
On subsequent occasions you can reach easyfundraising.org.uk any way you wish and then log-in.  Then all you do is find the retailer or product using the search box at the top of the page.
From this point onwards, the process is exactly the same as it would be if you entered the retailer's site directly.  You will receive an email confirming the donation has been made in anything from an hour to a week's time.  If you are entitled to special discounts, or have  promotional codes, these will operate as normal.  easyfundraising emails special offers and voucher codes quite often.  You can turn off such notification if you wish but they can be very beneficial.
You can save time finding the retailers you use frequently by adding them to your favourites page.  You can also install an easyfundraising tool bar for your browser which will make things even easier and also make sure you don't miss out on donations by entering a shop site directly.
Finally, ask other people to support our fund!  The link to pass on is www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjamespettswood
Revd David Camilleri | Tel: 01689 827100  |  281a Crescent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1AY