Amazon is a behemoth, we all know that. The one thing you learn quickly when you move to the US is that they can solve all of your worldly problems at the click of a button and a subscription to Prime. But did you know you can use it to help a charity as well?
First, what’s Prime Day?
Prime Day is approaching and arrives on July 16. For those of you who don’t know, Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest shopping day (and a half) of the year where they discount all sorts of their own (and others’) products. If you’re looking to buy a gadget or something that you’ve been holding out for, it’s going to be worth the wait in many cases.
To make sure you’re getting a good deal, check out CamelCamelCamel, the site that tracks Amazon price histories, which can also notify you when Amazon products go on sale!
Be sure to install the app “Honey” (it’s free) in your browser before you start online shopping. On Amazon, it will also tell you if it’s found a better deal on Amazon. My referral code is this one: https://www.joinhoney.com/ref/upg1as.
How you can help charity without doing anything
So how can you help charity?
Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ whenever you use Amazon. It’s as simple as that. When you get there, you’ll see the same Amazon run site, but you get to pick which charity you’d like a percentage of eligible purchases to go to.
If you don’t know any charities here, or want to help me out, please select Variety – the Children’s Charity of New York which is a charity I’m affiliated with. Every little bit helps!
Remove all the links you have back to Amazon.com and change it to Smile.Amazon.com. It costs you nothing but could make a HUGE difference in the lives of those around you.