Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a cost for joining?
No. Registration is free!
2. What Service Fees apply to my donation?
There is no service fee on donations. Your cause will receive 100% of the cash donation.
3. How do I earn points?
Earning points is easy - all you have to do when purchasing products or special offers is make sure you link from the points4purpose™ website at the time of purchase. You can also link your payment card (credit card or debit card) via Cardlink which allows you to earn points when you shop in-store at participating retailers.
4. How do I select a cause?
You can search alphabetically or by cause genre. When you click on a cause button, you learn about the particular cause. When you click the select button, the cause you have chosen will be added to your default cause selection.
5. Can I change the cause selection?
You can change the selection as often as you like. Each time you press the select a cause button you will update your cause selection in your preferences. You must check to ensure that your correct selection appears in your preferences. Please note that points are converted to their cash equivalent and transferred to your selected cause at the end of each month. If you change your preference, the next payment will go to the new cause selection.
6. Can I choose more than one cause?
Sorry. Not yet. We are not able to facilitate the selection of more than one cause at a time.
7. What if I can’t find my cause?
In the event that your cause is not listed, we have provided an option for you to nominate a cause and we will be in touch to invite your selected cause to join our growing list of beneficiaries.
8. How do I donate my points?
Donating your points is easy - all you have to do is decide which cause or cause you want to reward and the value of your reward points will be paid to your selected cause. The more you spend, the more you are donating to cause!.
9. What is the value of my points earned on this website?
100% of the value of the points earned is donated to the cause of your choice. So, for example, when you earn 10,000 points4purpose through your shopping on this website, $65.00 is automatically donated to your chosen cause!
10. Can I donate my airline points?
Check with your airline rewards program. If they offer points4purpose™ you can receive a digital donation voucher which you can redeem on our points4purpose™ website. Simply enter the voucher reference number on the Redeem Voucher page and the points will be converted to cash points4purpose™ and the donation paid to your chosen cause.
11. Can I donate my loyalty points from another platform?
Check with your supplier or employer rewards program. When you select points4purpose™ you will receive a digital donation voucher which you can redeem on our points4purpose™ website. Simply enter the voucher reference number on the Redeem Voucher page and the points will be converted to cash and the donation paid to your chosen cause.
12. How do I know where my points have gone?
You will receive an email notifying you that the donation has been made and you will also receive a receipt on behalf of the cause you have selected.
13. Is my donation tax deductible?
If the cause you have selected holds a DGR status then you will be entitled to a tax deductible receipt for all donations over the value of $2. Not all social causes entitle a tax deduction. To be tax deductible, the social cause must hold a Deductible Gift Recipient status.
14. Do my points expire?
No. If you haven't selected a cause within 12 months of registering with points4purpose™, we will select a cause on your behalf. All points4purpose™ are paid to a charitable cause.
15. Can I transfer my points?
No. All points are converted to cash and paid to your chosen cause.
16. Can I unsubscribe?
Yes at any time.
17. How do I find participating businesses?
The best way to find out which businesses will reward you for your loyalty with points4purpose™, is to use the ‘Shop’ menu. You can search by category to find businesses that suit your needs. This list will be updated as new businesses join the Program, so make sure you visit the site regularly.