This year’s Shop It Forward program at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, is winding down, and soon the winners of the annual community giving program will be announced.
The program, which historically concludes with the holiday shopping season, was extended by six weeks this year so shoppers could make their Valentine’s Day gifting even more meaningful. The cutoff for Shop It Forward is Thursday, Feb. 15.
Since mid-October, shoppers have been able to nominate deserving local nonprofit organizations by “voting” with their receipts from the shopping center. Through Shop It Forward, nonprofits earn points from shoppers’ qualified purchases based on their final point ranking among other participating nonprofits. Ultimately, Scottsdale Fashion Square will award a combined $25,000 to five participating organizations.
Customers can shop, dine and enjoy entertainment at Scottsdale Fashion Square, then submit their receipts to earn points toward donations ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 (retailers will also vote on a $1,000 bonus for one of the five participants). Every purchase made at Scottsdale Fashion Square during the program will receive five points per $1 spent. Bonus points (10 points per $1) are available for restaurant purchases now through the end of the program Feb. 15.
Shoppers can find a complete list of retailers, log receipts and selecting nonprofits at fashionsquare.com/shopitforward.
Beneficiaries of the 2023-24 Shop It Forward program, who will be honored during a celebration and check presentation at Scottsdale Fashion Square in March, include:
“Shop It Forward is a special giving tradition at Scottsdale Fashion Square,” said Melanie Sutton, senior marketing manager of the shopping center. “The program allows shoppers to make a positive impact on the community while making purchases for special occasions, including Valentine’s Day.”