How do Canadians feel when asked to donate at the cash register?
Picture this. You tap your credit card on the machine to pay for your milk and eggs, and the cashier asks, “Would you like to donate to Worthy Cause #263?”
All eyes from the other people in line are now on you as they wait to hear your response. How do you feel?
If you didn’t like it, you’re not alone.
Here’s how Canadians reacted.
- 44% felt pressured. They didn’t like being asked to donate with everyone watching, and resented the social pressure involved.
- 28% were happy to help. They were glad to do it.
- 10% were embarrassed. It wasn’t a good time for them, so they were ashamed to have to say no.
- 8% were angry. How dare this cashier ask them for money after they just finished spending some?
- 8% were pleased. They appreciated being asked, and given the opportunity to help out.
A whopping 62% of Canadians were unhappy about being asked to donate at the cash register. Nearly two-thirds of them stated they refused. However, 62% also said they would be inclined to donate if they knew how the retailer was also contributing to the charity in question.
Here’s how we take the pressure off you at ContactsforLess.ca.
We completely understand your concerns about public pressure, and about retailers asking you to help out while you don’t know what they’re doing on their end.
1. We give away our money instead of yours.
We donate 51% of our net profits from every dollar you spend with us!
2. We make it your choice.
Got a cause you feel strongly about? At checkout, you can choose from our list of over 50 charities where you want us to send 51% of our earnings from your purchase!
3. There’s no one watching.
Unless you’ve got someone standing behind your computer chair (made you look!), there’s no one to judge your choices when you select your charity.
And to top it off, we also save you 70% or more with our amazing prices!
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