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Donate Your Cardmember Points to a Selected Charity This Year

Donating your time to charity

With Christmas fast approaching, the world is gradually overwhelmed with a feeling of goodwill – and the pressure to spend buckets of cash on lavish gifts for loved ones everywhere. The tendency to overspend on luxuries can sometimes make it rather difficult to satisfy your festive desire to help those less fortunate, but there is a way to make your generosity work for everyone. Whether you’re tuned into the Christmas giving or planning your altruistic New Year’s Resolution, your credit card can help harness your seasonal cheer to help those in real need. Reward schemes, which accumulate points for every pound you part with, commonly offer goods and services in exchange for your loyalty. What you may not know is that certain reward schemes also partner with charities, so that you can donate your points to good causes. For instance, American Express credit cards have a dedicated section on their Membership Rewards page that lets you select from a number of different charities and convert your points into real, practical help for those in need. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity is one of many looking for help, and it’s hard to resist the idea of putting a smile on ...

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