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PayPal Giving Fund: $5 off Charity Donations (No Minimum Spend)


Set your favourite charity and get $5 to support a charity.

  1. Login and set your favourite charity
  2. Then, select a charity and donate to support their cause
  3. Your $5 will automatically be applied at your next donation with PayPal Giving Fund

This offer is limited to the first 10,000 redemptions.

Set a Favourite Charity - $5 Reward terms
This is an exclusive offer and cannot be shared, transferred or redeemed as cash.

Eligible Participant: Open only to Australian citizens and permanent residents: (1) are eighteen (18) years of age or older; (2) are holders of an Australian PayPal account in good standing (“Valid Account”) during the Offer Period (defined below); and (3) receive an authorised email invitation (“Invitation”) to participate in the offer (eligibility for those who receive such invitation will be determined solely by PayPal).

Offer Period: Starts on 7 December, 2020 at 4:00:00 pm AEDST and ends on 31 December, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm AEDST OR when a total of AUD $50,000 has been redeemed by eligible participants for this promotion, whichever is earlier (“Offer Period”).

How it works: To qualify for the Reward, Eligible Participants must complete the following during the Offer Period: log into their account with PayPal then select and set a favourite charity on the Fundraiser Hub page or within the consumer PayPal App (“Qualifying Action”). After completion and verification of the Qualifying Action, a $5 AUD reward will be made available in your account with PayPal for you to use on your next donation to PayPal Giving Fund in support of a charity by the end of the Offer Period. (“Reward”). If a Qualifying Action does not complete or is not recorded by PayPal’s servers during the Offer Period, for any reason, that Qualifying Action will not qualify for the Reward. There is a limit of one (1) Reward per PayPal user.

Miscellaneous: Redemptions are final, will not be returned, and are subject to review and verification. The Reward has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred out of the Eligible Participant’s Valid Account, except in PayPal’s sole discretion. PayPal may provide an alternate reward of equal value if it is unable for any reason to fulfill the Reward. PayPal reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify this offer in part or in its entirety at any time without notice, for any reason in its sole discretion. Similar offers may run at the same time; qualification for this offer does not constitute qualification for any other offer. PayPal is not responsible and/or liable for any lost, stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, interrupted, delayed, or misdirected e-mail, Reward, or offer-related materials or correspondence or if any participant’s e-mail address, Valid Account, or other contact information does not work, is deleted, or is changed without participant giving prior written notice to PayPal. Offer is void where prohibited, if Qualifying Actions are not completed through legitimate channels, or if any offer-related materials are counterfeit, altered, fraudulent, defective, tampered with or irregular in any way. Any questions relating to the Offer will be resolved in PayPal’s sole discretion and its decisions related to the Offer will be final and binding.

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  • -4

    how is donations a bargain?

    • +19

      We are getting more bang for your bucks… isin't that the whole point? If not, how about that warm fuzzy feeling when you get that tax deduction? Or, feeling good that you donated to charity (if you are some kind of a weirdo…)

    • It might be a bargain to paypal who are possibly getting a tax break from this promotion allegedly. Its a promotion not a bargain.

    • +5

      Helping others is fun

  • +2

    Doesn't work for me…

    • Did you get the targeted email from PayPal?

      • Nope

        • You need to receive the email to get the $5 credit.

    • Me either, and no I did not get the targeted email.

  • +1

    Thank you, I would not have checked my PayPal. I was able to make a $5 donation and it applied the credit at checkout. Make sure you follow the link from the PayPal website (after you log in).

    • At what stage can you see you have the $5?
      Update: found it at the checkout after I entered a $5 amount

  • +20

    Didn't work for me but donated anyway. :-)

    • +2

      You are a kind soul.

    • -1

      Yeap I donate sometimes the few cents in the round off .
      Good to see PP getting bang for their bucks publicity for what they could have done straight up.
      50K to a company of their size really is quite insulting on a % basis being like .000000001 of market cap.
      Make my few cents on the same basic a monster donation lol .

      • +4

        I do mostly agree with you that PayPal could've just donated $50k themselves, but if they did, they'd still use it for publicity. I also think that it's nice to be able to choose where the money is donated. The charity I donated to, Deadly Connections, would probably be unlikely to receive a large donation from a company like PayPal.

    • Did you sit on the fence (wall) for a little bit Humpty before biting that bullet?

    • +1

      Also didn't work for me and donated anyway, a great reminder to be charitable at this time of the year :)

    • +4

      Don't spread disinformation.

      • +1

        I guess some do. Hence they can afford to pay their execs nice salaries ala world vision.


        • Some do, sure. Not fair to accuse all charities of that operating that way though.

        • +1

          Although I broadly agree with the sentiment wrt certain executive salaries in the NFP sector (dropped one charity for that very reason), the WV issue had NOTHING AT ALL to do with executive salaries. It was about inadequate governance. The CEO resigned as was appropriate. Unfortunately (imo) others closer to the action were not asked to leave.

          All charities require infrastructure and human resources in varying proportions to deliver EFFICIENT services, the only question is what is a fair amount. Depending on theor area and type of operation anything above about 20% admin (incl salaries) starts me questioning. I almost always look at annual reports these days before committing my support.

        • As far as I'm aware World Vision was cleared of any wrong doing in this case.

      • I dont.

        • -1

          Corrected for accuracy

          I dont… know [what I'm talking about]

          • @[Deactivated]: stop man. you are not clever nor witty.

            • -1

              @baldur: Didn't require cleverness or wit to understand that you knw sfa about charities.

    • +1

      I volunteered at a charity that had about 100 families actively being supported by a 200k yearly grant.
      Outside of petrol cards and lots of wine (large female volunteer office staff). Noone made money.

    • -1

      It depends. Maybe not all but some of the really small random charities as well as the really bigger ones definately have the capacity to. For me an easy way to tell is how much TV advertisement they are doing. If theres an ad on every few days for the charity whereas the business you work for does 1 or 2 ad campaigns in a whole year, you know something's not right.

      Your donations dollar has been going into TV ads for more donations. I don't feel good about that. No difference in that business model to a ponzi scheme.


      • +1

        Your easy way has obvious inherent flaws. A lot of charity advertising is either gratis or at reduced rates. There are excellent charity ratings organisations for some bigger charities but for others the best way to check their bona fides is via annual reports - including financials. Many charities are struggling for donations and now employ professional fund raisers (see them at shopping centres etc) at SIGNIFICANT cost to the donor/charity (20%++ of your donation is not rare).

        Seems you didn't bother to read/follow/understand the World Vision story. The alleged kickbacks etc had nothing to do with WV itself. A police enquiry subsequently found no evidence of WV staff involvement. Internal procedures were however tightened to ensure better handling of whistle-blowing. Suffice to say that imo things would have been handled far better under the great man the Rev Tim Costello.

    • +2

      lol nice troll

      • -1

        keep believing that you live in a perfect, nice, cruel-free world.

    • +1

      we make zero profits, and all the board members are volunteer. 100% donation to projects. We are a Public Benevolent Institution and DGR and we coordinate all these requirements without taking a dime… Please be kinder to charities.
      Evidence: https://hisharvest.com.au/

  • +1

    Got the email last week. Picked my charity but couldn't work out/understand next steps.
    Tried to donate but it would only take values in US$ and couldn't find the $5 credit anywhere.
    Gave up confused.

    • Still not working for me in the app or by logging into the site through Chrome; both still show donations in US$.
      Finally got it to work directly from the email as it opens its own browser (?) on my tablet.

  • +1

    Any Tax Invoice?

    • Yes, received almost immediately.

    • For clarity, if all you ‘donated’ was the $5 PayPal donated in your behalf, there is no tax deduction available to you

  • Does it mean I need to donate first to get 5$ for next donation?
    Cool just did it. It says voucher applied at check out.

  • Didn't work for me :(

  • +1

    donated to RSPCA where I got my precious kitten!

  • Worked for me - when I went to the payment screen for $5 it said that "voucher applied $5" (note: I received the email)

  • +2

    Donated to Bush Heritage which works to reclaim and restore land degraded by farming etc in collaboration with local indigenous communities.

  • +1

    didnt work for me
    anyway, the donation can be part of tax deduction I guess… still a win

    • The $5 that Paypal contributed can't be part of your tax deduction.

  • +1

    Thanks. Donated to Orangutans.

    $5 voucher shows right at the end before hitting confirm

  • Does bitcoin counts ?

  • donated, thanks for sharing OP.

  • +6

    PayPal should donate some of their US 2.4b profit to charity.

  • -3

    Can someone donate $5 to me?

  • Does paypal or the charity set the minimum amount for donation? I tried and saw the minimum amount of donation was $25.

    Don't worry about that $25 limit, didn't see there was a place to allow 'other amount'

    Somehow I didn't see the Paypal $5 at checkout…

  • Thanks, donated to foodbank :)

  • +2

    Paypal isn't doing this for (solely) altruistic reasons. They charge charities for their services.

    A few tips for potential donors:
    1. If you want to donate to charity the best way is via a regular monthly payment direct from your bank. That way they have a reliable source of funds and don't incur credit card/PP etc fees.
    2. Donate DIRECTLY to the charity, not via shopping centre sign-ups etc.
    3. Look at annual reports for details of their achievements AND for their financials (esp admin costs). Google charity ratings for background on bigger charities but don't take their assessments as gospel.

    • Yes. Yes… and more Yes. Ask if your charities (even small ones) are audited, and if so, by whom and how often. We audit above our ACNC requirements, at cost to us, to keep above reproach. And give direct if you can, so more of your money makes it to your project of choice! Even our nominal bank fees are disappointing wastes of donations.

    • +1

      I don't disagree with what you are saying, and always donate directly myself.

      With that said, the charity gets 100% of the funds you donate to it via Paypal, it literally says that as you go through the sign-up page.

      This is also a great way for people who use paypal to set up semi-regular donations to their favourite charity without needed to fill out forms etc.

      • Unless things have changed Paypal charges charities for their use of their service to take donations on their own websites. This setup MAY be different although I suspect PP gets its pound of flesh somewhere along the line it's hard not to be skeptical). Direct debit from your bank is transparent and VERY easy to set up - whatever amount or period is involved. Or course banks may also charge charities fees, I don't know. Some have probably negotiated deals with their bank. Mad if they didn't.

      • This is incorrect during normal paypal usage, it may be different for this deal. Feel free to come have a look at our donation history from donors who use our paypal gateway. Paypal takes their normal percent for using paypal, on every donation.

  • +1

    …not sure if I wasn't targeted because:
    - I'm stingy, or
    - I'm generous

  • Mine says a $1 dollar donation next time I checkout.

  • I am donating to the Human fund

  • Tried to donate it to Biden's cancer charity, but it took all my money and put it towards salaries.

    • I can't find Trumps legal bill charity as Giuliani definitely needs another $5 .

  • -1

    Thanks OP, Wikipedia has been behind me for a donation..

  • Thanks OP! I got the email but wasn’t really sure what it was all about.
    Donated it to a local charity in my city :)

  • MAde the donation and didn't see the $5 from paypal. Damn even this is targeted.

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