Two of your favorite things have just come together – shopping and Main Line Animal Rescue!
From now on when you do your online shopping go to www.smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to a charity. When you enter the website simply enter Main Line Animal Rescue in the “Pick your own charity” section and begin shopping.
There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items. Digital goods are not included, but that may come in the future.
High-end art – a relatively new category for Amazon – is eligible. That includes Willie Gillis: Package from Home by Norman Rockwell, which is listed for sale for $4.85 million on Amazon. If this work was bought through AmazonSmile, the company would, in theory, donate $24,250 to charity. How awesome is that??
Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wishlists and shipping options. The prices will also be the same, so these donations will suck some of the profit out of each sale Amazon makes through the program.
So, add www.smile.amazon.com to your bookmarks and start shopping. You’ll be the envy of all your friends getting your shopping done early this year!