Deal sites like Groupon and Living Social are great for exploring your city on a budget. We’ve signed up for everything from photography classes to buying a mini-freezer’s worth of Let’s Be Frank hotdogs. Occasionally we’ve even come across an organic spa deal or a natural foods grocery store discount – but they alone weren’t enough to satisfy our green needs. We secretly hoped for a deals site that took into account our pocketbooks along with people and the planet.
Well, two gradates from the University of Southern California must have heard our prayers. Roozt.com, which defines itself as “the hatchery for responsible shopping,” is the perfect deal site alternative for the Greenista crowd. With offers that let you save up to 80 percent on three deals per week (sent via email, like the other popular sites), you can indulge in organic chocolate or buy sunglasses for a cause with the knowledge that your purchase is supporting an environmentally and socially-responsible enterprise. In addition, 1 percent of everything purchased on Roozt.com is donated to the nonprofit of your choice.
One of Greenista Girl Sasha’s favorite purchases from Roozt.com was a fair-trade bamboo and eco-friendly dyed scarf made by a group of Nepalese women who receive sustainable income, healthcare, and education with each sale. The scarf is soft and beautiful – and she’s received many compliments when she wears it! So when you’re pulling out your credit card to take advantage of the next deal, know that with Roozt.com you’ll be a conscious consumer every time.
Written by Greenista Girl Sasha
Photo by Shopsland