AmazonSmile: Turning Purchases Into Charity Donations


Did you know that Amazon has a charity that donates money whenever you buy something?

Thanks to AmazonSmile, the company will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice! So the next time you’re on Amazon buying batteries, you can get the online retailer to make a donation to the charity of your choice for you.

AmazonSmile is a simple (and automatic) way for you to support your favorite charitable organization at no cost to you. When you’re shopping at, you’ll find the same low prices and shopping experiences as With the convenience of being able to use your existing account on AmazonSmile, your shopping cart, wish lists, wedding or baby registries, and other account settings will remain the same.

As mentioned, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases – this is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, taxes, gift-wrapping fees, or service charges. AmazonSmile may offer special and limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products for additional donations to charities from time to time.

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations – eligible products will be marked “Eligble for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. However, subscribe-and-save purchases and subscription renewals aren’t eligible at this time.

Currently, there are almost one million eligible 501 ©(3) public charitable organizations you can choose from. If there is an organization that does not register to participate or becomes ineligible in the AmazonSmile program, you’ll have the opportunity to select a different organization. Amazon will reallocate the donations accrued to other charities receiving donations.

Do you represent a charitable organization that is interested in registering for AmazonSmile? If so, simply go to to learn more about the registration process to receive donations.

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