The holidays are fast approaching and Scottsdale Fashion Square is making it easy to not only get your shopping done early, but to give back and help others in the process through its Shop It Forward program.

The program launches Oct. 15.

Shop It Forward is a grassroots community program that allows shoppers to double down on their giving by benefiting deserving local nonprofit organizations with receipts from their purchases at the shopping center. Through Shop It Forward, nonprofits earn points from shoppers’ qualified purchases. Based on their final point tallys, Scottsdale Fashion Square will award donate to their cause. The shopping destination will donate a combined $25,000 to five participating organizations. This year, the program will run from Oct. 15, 2023 to Feb. 15, 2024.

To participate, shop, dine, and enjoy entertainment at Scottsdale Fashion Square, then submit your 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 5 points per $1 spent.

Bonus points (10 points per $1) are available for selected retail categories when you make purchases and upload receipts within specified bonus timeframes. Bonus categories include Care Card Retailers; Food and Drink; Women and Men’s Apparel; Department Stores and Home; Luxury Retailers; Family, Lifestyle and Entertainment; Health and Beauty/Sporting Goods; Jewelry, Shoes and Accessories; and Restaurants. In addition, families visiting Santa can earn triple points on any photo package purchase from Nov. 16 through Dec. 24.

For a complete list of retailers offering bonus points and timing for bonus periods, and for more information, visit

Beneficiaries of the 2023 Shop It Forward program, who will be honored during a celebration and check presentation at Scottsdale Fashion Square in March 2024, include:

  • Arizona Theatre Company, a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of every Arizonan through the power of theatre.
  • The Board of Visitors Care Card, which serves the community independently to raise and grant funds to deserving nonprofit agencies that mirror the mission of The Board of Visitors: to serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. This year's recipient of Care Card is the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center - The Big Pink Bus.
  • Arizona Humane Society, which aims to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people.
  • Homeward Bound AZ, which serves the unique needs of families facing or experiencing homelessness with prevention, shelter and after-care programs. Their Homelessness Prevention program is offered to the greater community and aims to keep families on the brink of homelessness together in their own homes by providing rent assistance, financial support, and resource navigation.
  • Trees Matter, a Phoenix-based 501(c)(3) environmental education nonprofit, whose mission is to inspire and promote an increased tree canopy in the Valley. Their newest program, Trees for Schools, aims to get more tree infrastructure into schools alongside teaching staff and students on the importance of trees and long-term tree care.