‘Tis the Season for helping others. Although this is the time of year when charities work the hardest to appeal to your generous heart, it is also the hardest time to give. When you’ve got a list of 30 friends and family to buy for and a limited budget, donating to worthwhile cause seems impossible. We do it, but we stress about how we will be able to afford that winter coat for Aunt Sally or the red wagon for little Billy. This year, Apple and Starbucks have teamed up to help us satisfy both.
Apple and Starbucks are offering a $30 (Product) Red gift card that is good for $15 from the former and $15 from the latter. Five percent of the purchase is donated to the Global Fund AIDS research foundation. So, now you can buy gifts for all your friends and family while still giving to charity.
The Starbucks portion is good for coffee, treats, accessories, and anything your heart desires inside the popular coffee house. Or, if you are a U.S. resident, you can shop online for all your favorite Starbucks goods (except a fresh brewed drink, of course).
The Apple portion is good for $15 in the iTunes Store. That means, you can help yourself to books, movies, apps, music, and more for either your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
If you hurry, you could double your good deeds this holiday season. Starbucks is having a special promotion on World AIDS Day this Dec. 1. The coffee giant will donate five cents from every single drink sold for the entire day to Global Fund, which supports resources to fight wide-spread diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
Apple has participated in the (Product) Red campaign for a few years now. The company offers special red Smart Covers, Smart Cases, iPhone bumpers, and various (Product) Red iPod models.
You can purchase a digital (Product) Red gift card here and have it delivered to the recipient’s email inbox on a specific date that you choose. Visit the (Product) Red website to find out more about World AIDS Day and find out ways you can help support the cause. Check out the Global Fund website for more information on what the organization does and who they help.