What Is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Why Should I Care?
You may choose from any number of charitable and nonprofit organizations to receive your donations. SDWEG is only one of many such organizations. You can also change the organization you designate from time to time.
At the end of each quarter, Amazon sends the Guild an amount equal to the 0.05% of purchases made on the AmazonSmile platform by individuals who have designated SDWEG as the organization to receive their donations. The purchaser does not pay a higher price on AmazonSmile. The donation is from Amazon's profits.
If you are currently an AmazonSmile customer with a different organization designated for your contributions, consider changing the designation for SDWEG for six months or longer. If you have never joined the AmazonSmile program, consider doing so now, with SDWEG as your designated organization. Then, make your purchases at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com to place your orders.
If you find a link to a product on amazon, you can easily switch to the AmazonSmile platform by adding the word smile and a period (.) at the beginning of the url. For example, https://www.amazon.com/Guilded-Pen-Anthology-Writers-Editors-ebook/dp/B01MCS2ZUC/ is the link to the 2019 edition of The Guilded Pen. To find the same book on the AmazonSmile platform, use https://smile.amazon.com/Guilded-Diego-Writers-Editors-Anthology/dp/1693891131/
AmazonSmile customers who prefer to use mobile platforms can now support San Diego Writers Editors Guild in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
- Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into Settings.
- Tap AmazonSmile and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile device, update your app. Click here for instructions.