5 Ways to Help Japan Without Spending a Dime!


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Japan suffered tremendous devastation on March 11, 2011. Countless people are missing and more than 8,649 are confirmed dead. The numbers are sure to rise as time progresses. They are in dire need of help, our help.

Below I have compiled a list of 5 ways that we can all help Japan without spending a dime. If, however, you can afford to donate to Japan’s relief fund, I strongly suggest you do. 



  • Use your credit card and travel points to help earthquake victims in Japan. Two companies that will allow you to donate points and will match member donations are Hilton HHonors and American Express


  • Swagbucks is an online search engine that allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day – search the web and shop at their favorite retailers. Members can trade their virtual currency for cash, giftcards, apparel and more. Members can  now also donate their virtual currency to Japan’s relief fund.  To donate your swagbucks to Japan click HERE.
  • If you’re not a member, you can easily join Swagbucks by clicking HERE.When you join you will get 30 Swagbucks to start you off. You can donate the 30 swagbucks to Japan immediately.

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  • Shop at sites like like GoodShop and, who donate up to 30% and 26%, respectively, of every purchase made via their site to a charity of your choice. Both sites also provide you with store coupons and promotions to maximize your savings when shopping.


  • Good old fashion sweat is always needed! Help create packages, make calls or drop off/pick up supplies. Inquire at your local church, school, or local Red Cross for more information.


Can you think of other ways to help Japan without spending a dime?


Disclosure: If you sign up for Swagbucks using my link, I will get swagbucks each time you do – up to 1,000. I plan to donate those swagbucks to Japan. I hope you will too.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Elle March 21, 2011, 3:48 pm

    A great post. Thanks for looking all those up for us!

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  • Lynnie March 21, 2011, 8:40 pm

    Thank you so much for your post! I live in Japan and this wonderful country DOES need our help and support, however we can help. I hope people realize that donating isn’t always a dollar bill….sometimes it is time and talents!

  • Vida March 22, 2011, 10:16 am

    This is wonderful – thanks so much for taking the time to put this together as I am sure there are so many people out there who want to help but is not in a financial position to do so.

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