Amazon Smile

Discussion in Online Shopping started by Aladar • May 7, 2015.

  1. Aladar

    AladarWell-Known Member

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    I believe more people should know about this, since there's a ton of people here that shop at Amazon, but most don't knoe about this. Smile is Amazon's charity program. Basically, you pick a charity, and then whenever you shop thru smile.Amazon.com, they donate a portion of the purchase to the charity. And the best thing is that you literally don't have to do anything different - it's still the same Amazon with the same prices and deals, only they pay out of their pocket to charity!
     
  2. Pat

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    My church has earned money from the Smile program on Amazon from purchases members of the church made. It seems to be a good program that will help many charities and help people feel good about the shopping online knowing that a portion of their purchase is helping a good cause. More people need to be aware that they can help give more money where needed.
     
  3. Aladar

    AladarWell-Known Member

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    It's great :) you can save money AND donate to the cause. I'm currently supporting Doctors Without Borders, a great charity that needs all the money it can get :)
     
  4. butterfly1

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    I had no idea about this charity! Thanks so much for sharing this. That is so awesome to be able to know that you are helping others while buying what you need (or want). I will definitely tell everyone about this subdomain so that people can start funding their favorite charity!
     
  5. Spectre456

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    I love Amazon smile, it feels so good to know that you're helping at least a bit with your purchases. It also makes my guilty pleasure of buying games and electronics be a little bit less guilty.
    I'm glad something like this exists, and I hope more and more people find out about it as time goes on.
     
  6. hellavu

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    It's a great business move from Amazon. People want to feel like they make a difference, they want it easy and they like to have it sort of... "rentable"? Like, you buy something and you buy a piece of conscience, too! Proud and all. It works great for selling any breast-cancer related thing and it'll probably work great for Amazon.
     
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    Amazon advertised Smile heavily when the program was first launched, so anyone that was paying attention should know about it. It's a great program that I use whenever possible, and it's always nice to donate to a specific charity of your choice. More companies should implement similar programs, and I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen in the coming years.
     
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    People still tend to not know about this great way to donate to charity as absolutely no cost to you. It is a 'set it n forget it' thing and very easy to do. Why not share the link today?

    My smile charity is the ASPCA because of all the good work they do for animals in need, but there are hundreds of options.
     
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    The one thing I hate about the smile program is that you can't see how much you have donated with your purchases. You'd literally have to go through individual purchases to just see how much you gave. Besides that I think that it is a great program.
     
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    I had never heard of that program as much as I shop on Amazon, I should know about it. Actually my sister is trying to raise money to send her son's school band to the Rose parade, and I am supposed to be clicking on a link to send the band to Calif when I buy on Amazon. This is what I want to do, when I want to dedicate a portion of my shopping to a charity. Operation Smile sounds great though.
     
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    I love the set it and forget it nature of the smile program. I shop on amazon a ton so I like that someone is benefiting from that besides amazon. I also like goodsearch for the same reason.
     
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    I'm actually surprised that Amazon doesn't seem to publicise this a lot more! I think it's a fantastic idea, and if people knew about it, they'd want to use it more in order for charity to benefit. I saw it a couple of months ago, but since I don't really shop on Amazon, I can't use it.
     
  13. MyPoesies

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    I never heard of this program, but this definitely makes me happy that an organization as big as Amazon is giving back to the people and animals. :D I haven't heard of any advertisements of this service. I've only used Amazon once to buy a couple of shirts that ultimately didn't fit. I resold them on Poshmark though. Thanks for posting this so more and more people can get involved.