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Amazon Smile program

Post by Misfit » Tue November 5th, 2013, 7:07 pm

New program they just started. If you go into Amazon via smile.amazon.com instead of the usual amazon.com to shop, you can designate a charity of your choosing. Anytime you purchase via the smile website, they'll donate a percentage of your purchase to your charity. Info on USA Today.
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Post by Divia » Wed November 13th, 2013, 12:05 am

whoa. Way cool. I can even pick a local one. I love it!
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 13th, 2013, 1:51 am

[quote=""Divia""]whoa. Way cool. I can even pick a local one. I love it![/quote]

Isn't that great? I picked my local no kill kitty shelter. I hear there's no limits on purchase price, even the expensive art they're selling.
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Post by Lisa » Wed November 13th, 2013, 9:53 am

I hope they start this in the UK as well. Although right now I do go through a link that I found on the RNLI page, it would be nice to choose different charities.

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Post by fljustice » Wed November 13th, 2013, 4:19 pm

A similar program called iGive.com donates to your choice of charities if you shop at any of over 1200 online stores (including Amazon--although only .8%--most stores give more). I've used it for years to support my daughter's school. They always confirm the purchase, pay monthly, and you can check out your account anytime. Here's the link: http://support.igive.com/KB/a115/how-igive-works.aspx I'm sure you can use which ever program gives your charity the most on Amazon and iGive covers other stores like Barnes and Noble, Staples, Target, etc.
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 13th, 2013, 6:56 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]A similar program called iGive.com donates to your choice of charities if you shop at any of over 1200 online stores (including Amazon--although only .8%--most stores give more). I've used it for years to support my daughter's school. They always confirm the purchase, pay monthly, and you can check out your account anytime. Here's the link: http://support.igive.com/KB/a115/how-igive-works.aspx I'm sure you can use which ever program gives your charity the most on Amazon and iGive covers other stores like Barnes and Noble, Staples, Target, etc.[/quote]

Thanks for posting that, good to know. Office Depot used to have something like that, and we always donated to the boss's school. Kids are all graduated now, and we rarely purchase there these days. Costco and Amazon are usually cheaper.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed November 13th, 2013, 7:35 pm

yes my friend's primary school used to have this scheme, but I think they've all left now.
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