Today only: 10x the normal donation from AmazonSmile!
The reason for this is great: Amazon is #1 in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, but the reward is even better!
I frequently bring up
on this blog…I mention it at the end of almost every post.
What happens is that you shop at that site, just like you normally would at Amazon. You select a non-profit (and there are a ton of them…including ones that promote literacy, but a very wide variety), and ordinarily, half a percent of your eligible purchases (lots of items are eligible) are donated by Amazon to that non-profit. For $100, that’s fifty cents. A small amount, but it can make a big difference for some groups.
Today (March 16th) only, Amazon will donate 5%…$5 on $100 of purchases!
We have a dog toy in our cart, but we’ll definitely buy it and some other things to benefit our current non-profit, Sitters without Borders. That one was recommended by our now adult kid who lives in the Boston area…it provides babysitting for low income parents there so they can more easily attend college. We’ve supported other causes through AmazonSmile in the past…Loren Coleman’s International Cryptozoology Museum, Palo Alto University…sometimes, it’s even thematic (I may want a purchase of a particular item to benefit a particular type of non-profit.
Remember that there is no cost to you to shop at AmazonSmile…and Amazon makes the donation, so you aren’t even giving your information to anyone different. That does mean that Amazon takes the tax write-off, not you, but to me, that’s a small thing. I can still donate directly, if I want…this doesn’t change that relationship.
It’s up to you, but if you haven’t tried AmazonSmile, today is the day to…shop ’til you help! 🙂
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.