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Friday, December 31, 2010

Start off 2011 By Becoming A ShopAnthropist!

Dear Friends,

We just polled our nonprofitshoppingmall team about our New Year's resolutions and we came up with a long list.

Corine: "Personally, I am committed to working smarter, not harder, to lose 10 pounds and to get my son tutored up so we can send him off to college.  Professionally, I am committed to embedding consumer philanthropy into everyday online shopping.  I look forward to a day when all online purchases are a giving opportunity and I am determined to make that happen -- one organization and one transaction at a time.  And, because I want ALL our clients to prosper and grow, I won’t tell whose app I’ve downloaded currently but, rest assured, I do change it up a couple of times a year."

California Surfer Dude Burt: "I am re-committing to going out there whenever the surf is up. I missed too many good mornings in the water last year because it takes an extra effort to get up before dawn and head out. But I will do it in 2011. I may just have to come to work with salt water on my skin. My EZ Shopper APP is from Surfrider Foundation and it will stay on my browser!" 
Casey: "My resolution is to get in shape so I need to start up with a regular exercise routine and stick to it! I also am committing to volunteering my time with some nonprofit organizations. I found a homeless shelter for families with kids and they need volunteers to work/tutor the kids and help with homework and stuff like that.  I'm trying to set an example for my kids, now that they're teenagers, it's not about them anymore,  it's about what you can give back. My APP supports the 
Central Asia Institute. They build schools for children in Pakistan and Afghanistan."

Eric: "I resolve to learn to play the guitar half as well as Juan, and at least one Christmas song by the end of 2011. I am also committed to exercising more regularly as I used to, and to complete at least one 90-day period of P90X. Professionally, I will strive to expand our team's knowledge of new and upcoming web technologies to provide NPSM with the most powerful online reach imaginable! My EZ Shopper App supports Children's Miracle Network."

Jasmine is determined to reconnect with a life-long best friend and take a girls' trip. "I also have a standing resolution to always spend at least a moment each day reading a book. In 2010 I had the Orange County Breast Feeding Coalition APP on my browser. I will start 2011 by supporting St. Bernard Project".

Juan: "My new year's resolution is to spend more time learning Music Theory for my guitar playing as opposed to just learning to play songs and music pieces via Tablature Notation. I never had a chance to join any music programs or band in school due to a mix-up in my schedule. Looking back at it now, I wish I had participated in the available music programs in my school. When I play my guitar, I hope to better understand what I'm doing and how to compose music. It is therefore my pledge to install the VH1 Save The Music Foundation EZ Shopper App on my computer to help support Music Education."

Lynne: 2011 will be an incredible year - I plan to take one step forward every day...and not look back! It is my year to be the healthiest I can be - mentally, physically and emotionally.  
I plan to make an effort to spend more time with those I love as well as helping those in need.  I will work hard to make the most of my affiliation with NPSM by educating those who have not discovered all the wonderful causes that can be accessed under one dynamic umbrella.  I am a child of nature so you can imagine my favorite causes to include: Oceana, National Wildlife Foundation and Surfrider Foundation.  In addition, my life experiences including the recent passing of my very close friend Nicole leads me to supporting Boarding for Breast Cancer "B4BC".  Whatever your cause....remember to be positive and keep smiling!
Marion hopes to fulfill her lifelong dream of organizing every inch of her office and her computer hard drive. "By year's end I am always overwhelmed with old files and data. Every year I make the resolution to get a clean start and to prepare my tax return on time.  It never really works out that way! I have had St. Bernard Project's APP since Fall of last year and will keep it until Mardi Gras, of course. But come March I will switch to Canine Companions in honor of my late dog and for the love of the puppy we just got at the end of 2010."

Rusty: His 2011 New Year's resolution actually KEEP his New Year's resolution (a feat never before accomplished.)
But seriously folks, I really need to: take my fish oil pills, lace 'em up and run 5K at least 3 times a week, take care of my knees, video chat with my mom weekly, and most importantly, develop an effective time management system (something us right-brained creative-types REALLY need to work on.)
Having such a HUGE heart for our little furry and feathered friends, my online purchases benefit the National Wildlife Federation.

We all hope that you will join the ranks of Shop-Anthropists and get your APP. And we would be delighted if you would share your story on our blog! Just click here and Fill out my form!

Thank you for being a Shop-Anthropist! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thank You to SOUTHERN BRIDE MAGAZINE for Featuring Us

Love is in the air this time of year. Kissing under the mistletoe, gifts of heart-shaped pendants, proposals on Christmas, or maybe still to come for New Year's. Wedding bells will ring next year for Will & Kate, Reese Witherspoon, LeAnn Rimes, Lilly Allen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Natalie Portman, Hugh Hefner and even Prince Albert of Monaco! Engagement fever seems to extend its global grip over the holidays. It must be the eggnog.
Southern Bride Magazine is out on the newsstands with the Winter/Spring issue just in time to help with all the information and ideas a blushing bride needs to prepare for the Big Day.
We are very happy that they featured us on top of the list of "Gifts That Give Back At Home"!

Thank you to Southern Bride Magazine and our best wishes to all the happy new couples!
Your wedding can help your cause! 

A New Year. A New Opportunity To Make A Difference.

Hello Everyone,
It's been a while since I've had a chance to share a blog. The holiday season has been very busy, but fruitful nonetheless. I have been very hard at work, spreading the word of Shop-Anthropy across the globe and 2010 has proven to be a very successful year for giving. We have only 2 short days before we enter into 2011 and that leaves most of us wondering what we can do to not only better our lives but the lives of others.Foruntately, with the use of you can effortlessly succeed at any number of resolutions while helping to support a large variety of non-profit organizations.

As we all know, the most common resolutions are those that are focused on healthy living such as: weight loss, healthier eating habits, exercise and an overall better way of caring for ourselves. Even more common is the number of people who fail at these resolutions. The failure itself is not necasarily related to whether or not we all have the self discipline required to succeed, but more due to lack of a real tangible reward. When we set our goals toward a thinner, healthier, more beautiful appearance; most of begin to lose encouragement fairly quickly because it is hard work that takes time and serious dedication....if we don't see that person we were hoping to see in the morror in 3-4 weeks, we tend to give up. Trust me, I speak from years and years of personal experience.

And....a thinner waistline isn't exactly cheap either! There is so much more to dieting and exercise than just calorie counting and sweating to the oldies behind drawn curtains in your living room. It's expensive to keep your refridgerator stocked with the appropriate health foods. It's difficult to find time in the day to dedicate a measley 20 minutes to basic exercise. We live in a fast paced world with temptations lurking around each and every corner. So.... I have a little something that will tap into that sensitive human nature of yours. This is something that will really keep you encouraged to "keep on truckin". Because, this is something that doesn't only affect you, it affects millions of people across the world. YOU could be the one to help YOURELF & OTHERS. YOU could be the one to improve your life & your health while providing HOPE to men, women, children, animals....our planet.... WHATEVER it is that matters most to you, because the possibilities are endless.

So here it is:
 Anything & everything that you could possibly need in order to drive that resolution home is right here at
- Weight Watchers
- Jenny Craig
- 24 Hour Futness
- Gaiam Yoga Club
- Foot Smart
- Acacia
- American Diabetes Wholesale
- Sports Authority
- Bowflex
- Spa Finder
- South Beach Diet
- The Sonoma Diet

The list goes on and on, but those are just a few of the many reatilers in which you can purchase everything such as the proper foods, the proper exercise gear and apparel, as well as fitness programs either through online trainers or gym memberships. Perhaps you simply need a day at the spa or even a spa retreat to help releive stress. There are so many options to choose from to help you succeed at a new you for 2011.

 Now heres where the "help yourself while helping others" comes in  - it's that big tangible reward I was talking about. By purchasing all of your "new you" goods through our website you can become a Shop-Anthropist just like me and millions of other folks across the nation by following these few simple steps. I promise you this will only take a few minutes of your time:
1. Visit our webiste
2. Scroll through our list of non-profit organizations
3. Choose the organization that you would most like to support and download the EZ SHOPPER APP for that group.

THAT'S IT! Once you're APP has downloaded, which takes only seconds, you can begin to shop at any one of our retailers listed on the website. For every single purchase you make a percentage of your total sale will be automatically donated to the non-profit you chose. You can change your non-profit as many times as you like, or just support the same group everytime you shop - it's totally up to you. It never costs you one single extra cent to support these organizations when you use the EZ SHOPPER APP. The amount of giving varies from retailer to retailer,but every cent counts. You can reach your personal goals everytime you shop while knowing that your simple purchase just gave an absolutely prriceless amount of hope to somebody less fortunate than you or I. When you take the time to actually think about how much help you are giving to so many different well deserving causes just by buying everyday products online, it really fills you with all the encouragement you could possibly need in order to succeed toward whatever goal you might have this new year.

AND....we now have something new to offer you that will help you to share your story on how you became a Shop-Anthropist. Once you've downloaded your shopping app, follow this link:  By filling out the form provided you can let the world know what an amazing thing you're doing and how they can become a Shop-Antrohpist too!

To each and every one of you, I wish you a fabulously joyful new year! My heart goes out with blessings of love and prosperity. May we all become soldiers for Shop-Anthropy. Together we can better the lives of our fellow human beings and the planet we share by providing a real chance at the life we were ALL intended to live by turning everyday shopping into everyday giving....everyday!

Much LOVE!
Miss Shopanthropist

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sooooo, that Christmas gift is really not quite what you had in mind? We are sure your giver had nothing but good intentions but sometimes it just does not work out. Or two people had the same idea!
Even if it was purchased online and you do not have the receipt, you can return it!

Here the info and links for our most popular online retailers:


We want you to be happy with your purchase from You may exchange or return most merchandise for a full refund, less shipping charges, based on the original form of payment, anytime after purchase. If you are returning a gift, you will receive a store merchandise credit.
In the case of an exchange, shipping for the new item will be free of charge. (However, we do not refund return shipping charges, unless we made an error.)

Your satisfaction is essential to us. If for any reason you are not completely happy with your purchase, please simply follow the return instructions included on the invoice of your order, or contact our Customer Care Center at 1-866-944-COVE (2683) for assistance in returning or exchanging your item.
We cannot accept returns on personalized items.

RedEnvelope is happy to replace a gift with another selection, or issue a gift card (for purchases made after 10/6/08) or refund according to our guarantee described above. To return or exchange an item, please follow these simple steps:
  1. Contact our Customer Service department toll-free at 877-733-3683 between 6am and 9pm PST to begin processing your return or exchange.
  2. Repack the gift in its original packaging, if possible, with the packing slip. Use the return label that was included in your box. Please be sure your Order ID is on the return label for fast processing.
  3. For your security, please return your gift with an insured courier (e.g., FedEx, UPS, USPS Parcel Post) and retain your receipt. RedEnvelope is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. If you are returning a gift because it is damaged or defective or you did not receive the product ordered, RedEnvelope will provide a prepaid USPS return label.
The return shipping address is:
RedEnvelope (your ORDER ID number)
4000 Creekside Pkwy
Suite A
Lockbourne, OH 43137-9276 

We want you to love everything that you buy from us. However, if you're not completely satisfied with your order, we will be happy to offer you an exchange or a full refund of your purchase price, provided that returned items are in their original condition. We regret that we cannot reimburse you for the cost of shipping.
For items that are damaged, defective or not what you ordered, please call us at 888-365-0056 so we can best serve you and provide you with return instructions. Items that are made-to-order cannot be returned.
To return an item to us, follow the directions listed on the return exchange form included with your order. If you cannot find this form, you can download the form here.

Please click the company names to get to their returns websites directly!

Thank you for being Shop-Anthropists!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Dear Shop-Anthropists!

We are happy to share good news for our affiliate non-profit LOTUS OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL.

While we are busy planning the holidays and buying gifts for our children, the world does not look so warm and wonderful for many young children and teenagers all over SouthEast Asia. They are being enslaved, trafficked and forced into prostitution at alarmingly growing rates. Lotus' mission concentrates on helping the victims.
In their words:
Lotus Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world.Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at-risk students in school. We support this mission through effective grassroots projects, particularly among the rural poor. 
You can find them online at

American retailer EILEEN FISHER will donate 5% of all sale proceeds in store and online to LOTUS starting tomorrow, December 16th, and ending December 18th at midnight. Unfortunately, Eileen Fisher is not one of our retailers. yet, but we love their stylish, comfortable, eclectic fashions and we hope the action will help Lotus tremendously.

As a Shop-Anthropist you can do your share by selecting Lotus Outreach as your beneficiary and shopping online on We have nearly 600 retailers and you will find just the right gift for everyone. Please go to this link to shop for Lotus Outreach: 

 Thank you for reading and shopping with us!



Monday, December 13, 2010

Shop For Autism Speaks!

Dear Shop-Anthropists!

Our elves have been hard at work looking for just the perfect gift. We have found two wonderful gifts for supporters of Autism Speaks.
Please get your EZ Shopper APP by clicking HERE . 
Download and installation just take seconds and you are good to go!

The timing is perfect to get chocolate covered strawberries from SHARI'S BERRIES. Shari's offers chocolate covered berries in many different delicious styles. In the Baby Boy Gift section you find blue chocolate berries. Your purchase generates a $10 donation!

Fabulous Bloomingdale's offers an Elie Tahari velour jacket especially dedicated to earmark donations for Autism Speaks.

Both items can still be shipped on time for Christmas!

Happy Shopping+Giving!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Last Chance to Bid On The Bloomingdale's Charity Auction

Dear Shop-Anthropists!

We just checked in to see how the Bloomingdale's Auction is going.
It is already too late for Parrot Heads! The Jimmy Buffett Experience has closed, the prize went to a lucky fan for $25 000.

Click the link*s now to enter to bid. You can still qualify if you hurry! All the proceeds go to Child Mind Institute.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Flying Kites and NPSM Featured On MZW E-Pop

We are very happy and thankful that Honna at MZW E-Pop supports Flying Kites and Shop-Anthropy!
New York based MZ Wallace has been the coolest online shop site since 1999, offering many eclectic, artistic and designer items and many staff picks!
Get Flying Kites EZ Shopper App. and Shop+Give.

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rachael Ray Recommends Us!

We are really happy that Rachael Ray put us on her "Gifts That Give Back" list! Thank you, Rachael!

Shop and Give back. We have new EZ Shopper Apps for St. Bernard Project  and Flying Kites.
Choose many more from our website:

Over 500 worldwide retailers, including iTunes! Get your Beatles download and give back!

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello - Hallo Europe! The Shop-Anthropy Holiday Countdown has begun!

Dear Shop-Anthropists, liebe Shop-Anthropen,

Are you as stressed out about all the little gifts you still have to get as we are? We only have two weeks left to find those tokens of our love and appreciation to gift special family member and friends.
There is help! Here at our elves are hard at work selecting special gift ideas and products for our Shop-Anthropists on both sides of the pond that will make your life a lot easier and starting today we will sent two daily tweets with really cute and eclectic gift items for all budgets that are available in the United Kingdom and Germany.

Sind Sie auch so gestresst wie wir über all die kleinen Geschenke, die Sie noch besorgen müssen? Es bleiben uns nur zwei Wochen, um all diese kleinen Zeichen unserer Liebe und Anerkennung zum Beschenken unserer Angehörigen und Freunde zu finden. Keine Sorge, wir helfen! Hier bei arbeiten die Elfen besonders schwer an der Suche nach besonderen und ausgefallenen Geschenkideen und Objekten fuer Shop-Anthropen auf beiden Seiten des Atlantik, die Ihnen das Leben leichter machen werden. Ab heute senden wir Ihnen täglich zwei Tweets mit wirklich netten und speziellen Geschenken für jedes Portemonnaie, die in Grossbritannien und Deutschland versand werden können.

Twitter: ShopAnthropy.

Happy Holidays - Frohes Fest!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

American Kids, Don't Miss Out! St. Nicholas Day Is Coming!

Kids of America, you have been missing out! Several elves here at grew up in Europe and we are already looking forward to Monday, December 6th. It is ST. NICHOLAS DAY and kids all over Europe will pick up a boot full of goodies in the morning. The tradition celebrated in Northern Europe consists of children choosing one of their boots - the biggest one you got! - to put out in front of the door on the night of December 5th. St. Nicholas and his farmhand "Knecht Ruprecht" visit overnight. If you have been a really good kid Nicholas fills your boot with stocking stuffers, little gifts like crayons, matchbox cars, Barbie outfits, PlayDough and more as well as sweets and fruits. If you have been a bad kid, Rupert will leave a bundle of sticks! So better be nice and tell your parents that you are a multi-cultural person who celebrates all Holiday traditions. Since your parents are Shop-Anthropists they will surely get sweet gifts for being so good!

Thank you for being Shop-Anthropists!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

They Are Really "Angels"! The Victoria Secret Models And Their Charities

Dear Shop-Anthropists!

Who knew, the top model "Angels" who strutted the VS Runway on CBS last night are not just gorgeous, they also use name, fame and fortune for good causes!
Former Angel Heidi Klum supports Unicef, iMCG and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Adriana Lima - raised in Brazil among poor children, has been donating money and clothing to children in her hometown since the beginning of her career at age 15 in New York City. You can help by supporting GAVI Alliance.
Alessandra Ambrosio is passionate about supporting multiple sclerosis research. You can shop+give here for the Montel Williams MS Foundation.
California Girl Marisa Miller is a Surfrider Foundation supporter!
Chanel Iman, also a California Girl, supports St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Shop-Anthropists can help by supporting the Children's Miracle Network. CMN raises funds for all Children's Hospitals in the country!

Be an Angel - Become A Shop-Anthropist! Get your EZ Shopper App today. It only takes two heavenly minutes to download and install!

Thank you for reading!