Here’s how to get Amazon to donate on your behalf

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AmazonSmile is one of the ways Amazon gives back, and it doesn’t cost the customer any extra money.

First, Amazon users should register at the AmazonSmile website, where they select a charity of their choice.

Then, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable organization chosen. Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

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To make purchases count using a browser, users must first go to the website before shopping. If you do not take this step, a donation will not be made.

AmazonSmile is also now available in the Amazon Shopping app. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu. Tap on “AmazonSmile,” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

According to the Amazon web site, U.S. charities have received $217,644,976.48 as of November 2020.

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