Amazon Smile
January 23, 2017 BBBS Admin

What is Amazon Smile?

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I shop at Amazon Smile?

To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at Amazon Smile.

Which products on Amazon Smile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on Amazon Smile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for Amazon Smile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on Amazon Smile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and Amazon Smile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select Big Brothers Big Sisters as my charitable organization to support when shopping on Amazon Smile?

On your first visit to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

How to sign up:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com
  • Sign in to your regular amazon account
  • At bottom of the screen-pick you own charity
  • Choose “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.”
  • Start shopping!!

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on Amazon Smile?

Donations are made by the Amazon Smile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.