If I make a purchase from a store before they join iGive, do I still get credit?

Unfortunately, only those purchases made AFTER the store joined the iGive network will count towards donations.  You must have started your shopping from iGive.com in order to get credit for your cause.  Why? Because only iGive.com members can earn money for their causes for their purchases, and only after we make an agreement with the merchant to donate a portion of your purchase to your favorite cause.  Shopping through the iGive Mall ensures that your purchase information is automatically processed by iGive.com so your cause gets the credit it deserves.