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Good Deals, for Good A discount site adds a charitable twist to online shopping, supporting both local businesses and nonprofit causes

By Gwen Moran Edited by Frances Dodds

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Daily-deal sites, including instant powerhouses like, and, were fast favorites of savings-minded shoppers. But the guys behind Washington, D.C.-based Deals For Deeds wanted to offer something more than savings, so their company puts a giving spin on all the buying: A minimum of 5 percent of every purchase is donated to a community nonprofit of the customer's choosing.

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Inspired by the wild growth of the deal-site category, co-founders Harrison Miller and Josh Hoffman launched in April 2010. The D.C.-area natives are supportive of their community and wanted to help local organizations.

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