Everyone can use a favor. The perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any occasion.
A gift as unique as the recipient.
The Perfect Gift
Nothing is as unique as a favor. A favor is a personal service or an act that is granted to another person out of kindness and goodwill. Now you can give a favor as a gift.
You can buy a Favor Certificate which is good for one year. Once you have certified and registered your certificate, you can give it to anyone. The buyer can only give it as a gift - never requesting anything in return. And it is a gift that spreads joy. It enables the certificate holder to request a favor from anyone. Of course the requested favor is nearly certain to be granted - because the person requesting it can give the Favor Certificate in return for the favor. Then the person who granted the favor can ask someone for a favor and becomes a beneficiary. And the chain of favors can go on for year. Your gift of a Favor Certificate may result in hundreds of favors.
$2,500 Award. Every person who received a favor using a FavorPower Certificate is eligible to win up to US $2,500 by telling us the story about their favor and how it impacted their life. Winners of the contest are chosen quarterly. Staff of the World Favor Foundation, a non-profit organization, will judge the entries and pick the winner which will be announced 15 days after each quarter end. There is also an award for the grantor of favors who had the most impact which could be from the granting of one favor or dozens of favors. An award for people who do good deeds. See Prizes tab for details or go to Tell Us Your Favor.
About Favor Power
Favors are a powerful source of kindness and humanity. They can be quite valuable - if you can ask the right person. Or, if the right person asks you. We made favors even more valuable by expanding their use.
It's easier to ask for a favor when you can give something in return. And its easier to grant a favor that's requested if you know the person asking can provide a useful favor in return. However, everyone has experienced the reluctance of asking and the discomfort of being asked.
FavorPower has the solution. Our Favor Certificate makes it easy to ask for a favor because the person asking can give something in return - a certificate that gives the holder a right to ask for a favor from anyone (not necessarily the person for whom you're doing a favor). Before Favor Certificate, it was understood that if you ask for a favor you owe the person you asked - meaning you'll "return the favor." It's very limiting because ordinary favors are primarily between two people. Now imagine how valuable it would be if you could ask a favor of anyone because you can give them a certificate that allows them to ask a favor from anyone. That's powerful. Essentially, do a favor for me and I'll enable you to ask for a favor from ANYONE. And, you can give them an official certified and registered certificate that gives them a right to a favor. It would be hard for someone to say "no" to that.
Favours are a form of currency that have been in use since the dawn of civilization. In essence, favors were the first currency. Favors involve social capital. This is not government backed money. This is people backed. Favors are the manifestation of kindness and goodwill. You don't do a favour for someone to gain financially. You do it to help someone achieve something that is important to them. A favor can often start or enhance a friendship.
As our society has become focused on government issued currency, personal interaction has diminished. Favors are a way to celebrate and to restore personal interaction.
Every favor done is unique and different. The common element is goodwill.
HOW IT WORKS
Asking for a favor can be uncomfortable - even if you're asking family members. You expose yourself to rejection. However, you can greatly increase your chances if you have something to give in return. That's how Favor Certificates work. If you have a Favor Certificate you can give it to someone in return for a favor. The recipient will be eager to help you because they know they can then use the Favour to ask someone else for a favor.
WHAT CAN YOU GET FOR A FAVOR
You can ask for anything. But be reasonable because if it is too much trouble the grantor will either decline to grant you a favor or may ask for more Favor Certificates to do it. Generally, one Favor can get you about an hour of someone's time and attention or something equivalent. Remember, Favor Certificates s are not "legal tender" and therefore cannot be used to pay taxes or to buy things that dollars or euros can. Most commercial businesses will not accept Favor Certificates. But the owner might "do you a favor" as a personal matter.
Click here for a list of things favors could be used for. You may think of many others. Contact us and let us know what favours you have asked for in return for a FavorCertificate. You can win $10,000 if your story is chosen by the judges.