How can you help
raise funds for the ILR without it costing you any
The ILR Board of
Directors is thrilled to announce a new partnership
between the ILR, ShopToEarn, and YOU!
ShopToEarn is a
company based on the affiliate programs of many of
the nation’s top retailers. Barnes & Noble, Best
Buy, Bass Pro Shops, Orbitz, Home Depot, Macys,
Staples, drugstore.com and Toys R Us are the names
of just a few of the participating companies whose
names you may recognize. ShopToEarn has put together
a web portal from which you can access these and
over 1100 other businesses that will pay the ILR for
referring you to their website to do your shopping.
On top of that, there are many ‘earth friendly’
sites on the ShopToEarth side where you can purchase
green and environmentally friendly products.
So, if you are willing to
execute a couple of additional clicks of your mouse
when you shop online, the ILR will receive 1% to 35%
of the total of your purchases. The prices will not
be affected because ShopToEarn is simply a web
portal. You will actually be doing your shopping on
the individual business’s own website. Coupon codes
found online, from your shopping or provided by
ShopToEarn can also be used for your personal
For example, if you need to
renew your Better Homes and Gardens subscription,
you can go through the ILR’s ShopToEarn website to
magazines.com and order your subscription through
their site. You will receive the same $14.97
subscription price you would normally pay to Better
Homes and Gardens and the ILR will receive $5.24 for
referring you to the magazines.com site. Repeat the
above scenario thousands of times for all the ink
cartridges, office supplies, airline tickets, car
rentals, hotel reservations, restaurant meals,
diapers, clothes, shoes, books, home improvement
materials, cleaning products, tools, music,
electronics and so on that llama owners are already
buying each year, and you can imagine the number of
dollars that could be raised for the llama community
if each of us is willing to think intentionally to
shop online and to access online sites through the
ILR’s ShopToEarn site.
You can start
right now. Go to the link at the bottom of the page
and check out the lineup of stores that are
currently on the ILR’s ShopToEarn website. Over 300
stores have been added to the website since the
first of the year so if your favorite store is not
there now, keep checking, it may be soon. Be sure to
do your online holiday shopping through the ILR
We plan to
include the link to the ILR’s ShopToEarn site on all
of our electronic communications with llama owners.
In addition, the link will soon be located on the
home page of the ILR website.
community has long realized the need for marketing
and promotion of llamas. The perennial problem has
been a lack of funds. Obviously, the current
economic situation is not helping. The ILR Board of
Directors has decided that 75% of the funds that
come into the ILR through ShopToEarn will be put
into a fund designated exclusively for the marketing
and promotion of llamas to people who do not
currently enjoy the pleasure of living with llamas.
The remaining 25% of the
funds that are generated through ShopToEarn will be
used to pay general ILR expenses which will help
hold down registration fees for all llama owners.
on the ILR ShopToEarn link below.
the store you want to shop at from the following
choices: 1. from the drop down Retailers list (%
behind store name is the % cash back to the ILR), 2.
use the Store Search to find a specific store or 3.
select the type of purchase you want to make from
the categories on the left. (All retailers in green
are ShopToEarth sites. Just ShopToEarth sites can be
accessed by clicking on the ShopToEarth logo at the
top of the page.)
the icon to the store or gift card (GC) site and do
in the next 60 days, the ILR will receive the cash
back from your shopping.
raising money get any easier? AND you’re not
spending more than you normally do or writing out a
donation check! In fact, by using coupons codes and
promotions found on the ShopToEarn site you many
actually save money!
QUESTIONS / PROBLEMS:
If you have any
additional questions about ShopToEarn or problems
shopping, contact Jan at the ILR office or send an
and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
CLICK here to check it
out or to begin your shopping:
ALONE we struggle; TOGETHER we thrive!