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stearns
12-07-2016, 11:51 AM
Just wanted to throw a quick PSA for Amazon Smile, in case anybody isn't aware. If you have a regular amazon account and shop through the smile.amazon.com link you can get them to donate a portion of each sale to a charity of your choosing. I think it's only 0.5% of the sale, but given that it's no extra effort it certainly helps. I chose Wounded Warrior when it was first set up and there were only a few options, but I believe now there are significantly more to pick from. If you're like me and do most of your shopping in general on Amazon it's a good thing to check out.

That is all, now back to your regularly scheduled bullsh** :D

pnoon
12-07-2016, 11:53 AM
Just wanted to throw a quick PSA for Amazon Smile, in case anybody isn't aware. If you have a regular amazon account and shop through the smile.amazon.com link you can get them to donate a portion of each sale to a charity of your choosing. I think it's only 0.5% of the sale, but given that it's no extra effort it certainly helps. I chose Wounded Warrior when it was first set up and there were only a few options, but I believe now there are significantly more to pick from. If you're like me and do most of your shopping in general on Amazon it's a good thing to check out.

That is all, now back to your regularly scheduled bullsh** :D

I've been using this for a couple of years now. I spend a $hitload on amazon.
My charity is Cheer For Children - the charity the annual SoCal herf supports each year.

markem
12-07-2016, 12:33 PM
It is a great resource. Mine goes to Oregon Greyhound Rescue.

AdamJoshua
12-07-2016, 12:47 PM
I've been using this for a couple of years now. I spend a $hitload on amazon.
My charity is Cheer For Children - the charity the annual SoCal herf supports each year.

:tpd:

massphatness
12-07-2016, 12:58 PM
I have mine linked to a local scholarship fund, although I was surprised to find my purchases resulted in such a minuscule donation given the amount of money I feel like I spend on Amazon. Not complaining -- the charity does get something -- but it "feels" like I'm forever receiving Amazon boxes at the house. Or maybe that's Grace ... and that might explain a lot.

pnoon
12-07-2016, 01:09 PM
I have mine linked to a local scholarship fund, although I was surprised to find my purchases resulted in such a minuscule donation given the amount of money I feel like I spend on Amazon. Not complaining -- the charity does get something -- but it "feels" like I'm forever receiving Amazon boxes at the house. Or maybe that's Grace ... and that might explain a lot.

Just make sure she uses SMILE.amazon.com when purchasing.


Just so everyone knows, you can shop from the regular website (this sometimes happens to me on my phone or iPad). As long as you go thru the checkout process using smile.amazon.com, the charity will receive the donation.
:2

icehog3
12-07-2016, 02:41 PM
I've been doing it as well, with my donation going to St. Jude's. Wasn't aware that Cheer for Children was an option, I will look into switching it for 2017.

Dave128
12-07-2016, 03:42 PM
We do a lot of shopping on Amazon. I'll have to check this out.

Flynnster
12-07-2016, 08:21 PM
So glad to hear so many people already know about this. It's really easy, just bookmark smile.amazon instead of the regular site.

The only issue is the "recap" they send at the end of the year. When you get how much your purchased donated, make sure you don't do any math. Amazon gets so much of my money...

elderboy02
12-07-2016, 10:06 PM
I have been doing this for a couple years now. I donate to a local non-profit no-kill animal shelter where I adopted my Beagle :)

Chainsaw13
12-08-2016, 08:05 AM
Wish I'd known about this years ago. I buy a lot off Amazon. Just signed up for Wounded Warrior.

WhiteMamba
12-08-2016, 08:20 AM
If anyone is in need of a charity my church Zion Lutheran in Tomball, TX uses all those funds to support our preschool which has a lot of children from broken homes.

irratebass
12-08-2016, 08:26 AM
Very cool, and didn't know about this. Will look into this, not a big Amazon shopper, but every little bit helps right?

croatan
12-08-2016, 01:48 PM
It's a small percentage, but every little bit helps. I've been doing it for years and mine have always gone to Water: "a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations."

BlackDog
12-08-2016, 01:55 PM
I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon, but was unaware of this. Thank you for lettingnus knows. I'll sign up.

Tio Gato
12-08-2016, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the reminder. I saw this but forgot to sign up. Just picked Fisher House. It's like the Ronald McDonald houses but for wounded vets and their families.

massphatness
12-09-2016, 06:15 PM
It's a small percentage, but every little bit helps. I've been doing it for years and mine have always gone to Water: "a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations."

Did Claire Underwood use to run that, James? :)
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croatan
12-09-2016, 07:46 PM
Did Claire Underwood use to run that, James? :)
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I'll do whatever it takes to get on her good side...

pnoon
03-16-2017, 10:14 AM
For those of you who use smile.amazon.com to donate 0.5% of your purchases to your favorite charity. For purchases made today, Amazon will donate a full 5%.



I received the following email.

Great news. Customers just ranked Amazon #1 in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) with a score of 86. ACSI surveyed over 10,000 customers to measure perceptions of quality and value across retailers nationwide. This comes right on the heels of movies from Amazon Studios winning three Oscars and Amazon being ranked #1 in corporate reputation by the Harris Poll.

We want to celebrate the recognition, and say thank you for your support.

On Thursday, March 16 only, we will donate 5% (10 times our usual donation rate) of the purchase price of eligible products you buy at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) to charity. AmazonSmile is a way to shop that offers the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, but every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com helps support a charity of your choice. To date, we've donated over $46 million.

To take advantage of this offeróand to ensure that your shopping throughout the year benefits your favorite charitable organizationójust start your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Thank you. And, be assured, we'll continue working hard for you every day.

Flynnster
03-16-2017, 06:16 PM
Good looking out Pnoon!