I have been a Groupon user for almost a year, so imagine my delight when I learned last week about a new online coupon site that will be launching on September 1st here in Portland, Oregon called CauseOn. While the initial launch for the site is in Portland, the company has an aggressive role out planned and expects to be in 45 major cities within the first year. What sets CauseOn apart from other online coupon sites is its partnership with local causes. Each CauseOn metro site will partner with leading local causes and allow customers who purchase CauseOn coupons to determine which organizations will recieve a contribution from their purchases.
CauseOn carefully reviews all potential causes before becoming business partners. Local partnerships in Portland, Oregon already include: The Komen Foundation, Oregon and SW Washington affiliate, The Dougy Center, Girls Inc., Oregon Humane Society, Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Museum of Science and Technology and the YWCA of Greater Portland to name just a few. More causes are continually being organized so customers will have a wide selection of causes to partner with as well.
Craig Barnes, Founder of CauseOn says, “We believe we are bringing a significantly different twist on the online coupon model that is becoming so popular with consumers. Consumers are eager to find easy ways to give back to their communities, and CauseOn provides them with an easy way to give back while also controlling the causes that receive their contributions.”
Visit the CauseOn website and sign up for their daily coupon emails starting soon!