Give as you live – cards for causes

Raise up to 6% in donations for Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) when you buy or top-up store cards.

With a wide range of shopping cards and e-vouchers for popular stores including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Starbucks, you’ll continue giving to Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) at no extra cost whenever you shop in-store or online.

How does Cards for Causes work?

Cards for Causes allows you to raise up to 6% in donations for your favourite charity when you buy store cards. The amount raised varies depending on the store card.

You can give the cards as a gift, or use them yourself. Many Cards for Causes cards are reloadable, so you can raise a donation each time you top-up your card.

How do I obtain a store card and make sure money goes to DAS?

To sign up to Cards for Causes and support Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) please visit the following link: Cards for Causes Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk).

Choose which store you want to purchase a gift card/e-voucher for and the value you want to load.

The envelope icon represents physical cards and e-vouchers are represented by a mobile phone symbol (you will need a printer for the e-vouchers).

The percentage of the free donation for the charity is displayed in green underneath the store name.

Where can you shop?

The current list (Aug 2016) of store cards you can use is below, but Give as you Live aim to add new cards in the future:

  • Argos
  • Cineworld
  • Currys PC World
  • Great British Pub
  • M&S
  • Pizza Hut
  • Starbucks
  • Tesco

Creating an account and getting your card or voucher

Once you have selected your card/e-voucher click on the checkout option and you will be prompted to create an account.

Fill in all the fields on screen then click the create account button to register. Once you have registered, follow the onscreen instructions to complete your payment.


If you have purchased a physical card this will arrive within 7 working days depending on the postal option chosen.

If you choose to purchase a physical card you will raise free donations every time you top up. Log into your account, go to the ‘My cards’ section and click on the ‘Add funds’ button next to your chosen card.


If you have purchased an e-voucher you will receive this via email within 3 working days. You can then use the card/e-voucher to purchase items in store. You will need a printer for the e-vouchers.

Is there any charge for signing up or using Cards for Causes?

Shopping using a Cards for Causes card will not cost you a penny extra. The donation is made for free by Give as you Live to your chosen charity.

Postage costs and credit card fees (debit card payments are free) will be included upon checkout.

How do I add money to the card?

When you order the card, an initial amount is uploaded to the card. If you wish to top-up the balance on your card, you can do this logging into your account panel, selecting the card and choosing ‘add funds’.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

The Cards for Causes scheme is managed by Give as you Live with the card distribution and payment process handled by their partner, SVM Global Limited, who are a world-leading reseller and distributor of corporate gift cards, e-codes and gift vouchers.

You can read more about the scheme on Cards for Causes Frequently Asked Questions

Sign up for Cards for Causes to support DAS

Click on this link to go to the signup page: Cards for Causes Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk)

Sign up for Give as you Live to support DAS

Click on this link to go to the signup page: Give as you Live sign up page

Thank you from all at DAS for your support