Power for Good is a new type of Powerpack that allows you to make a donation to a good cause while you top up your power.
Here’s how it works. For every $10 you purchase, you get around $8 worth of power at your Standard Power rate, plus a donation amount of around $2 which we pass on to the designated charity at the end of the promotional period. Power for Good will feature a different registered charity every three to four months.
You can find Power for Good in the Top Up section of the Shop in your desktop account, or on our mobile app, swipe through the Powerpacks at the bottom of the Balance screen until you come to Power for Good.
You can use Power for Good to top up with power when you are running short at Account Review time, between power specials, or whenever you like. If the power doesn’t get used in your current Account Review period it will simply roll over until it is used.
If you like, you can set Power for Good as your ‘Default Powerpack’. This means we will automatically purchase this on your behalf if you have an amount owing after your Account Review. Log in to your desktop account, click on the Settings tab then choose ‘Default Powerpack’ on the left-hand menu and follow the instructions from there.
Note: Because the power component of Power for Good is priced at your standard rate, it will be applied to your account after any discounted power you have purchased through our special Powerpacks.
Is GST included in the price?
Yes, GST is included in both the Standard Power and donation amount you purchase. We pay the GST inclusive donation amount to the supported charity.
Can I get a refund if I buy it by mistake?
Yes, as with our other Powerpacks, you have 48 hours to refund the purchase yourself. Log in to your desktop account and click on the ‘Transactions’ tab and click the refund button. You can still get a refund after 48 hours by calling us on 0800 462 668.
Can I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes, if the donation portion of what you have spent on Power for Good for any single charity adds up to $5 or more, we will email you a donation receipt at the end of the tax year (in April). You will need this if you want to claim a tax credit for your donation.
How do tax credits work?
If you donate $5 incl GST or more to a single charity during the course of the tax year (April 1 to March 31), you can claim a tax credit from Inland Revenue. Find out how.
Note: Powershop itself does not claim any tax credits resulting from the sale of Power for Good Powerpacks. It’s your donation, not ours!
Power for Good is only available if you have signed up to our Powershop Classic option.