AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice — at no cost to you. You’ll get the same prices, selection and service found on Amazon.com, but now Amazon gives 0.5% of its cut to a good cause.
Why use AmazonSmile
While .50% does not seem like a lot – we all know our Amazon purchases add up. And it’s not a substitute for the generous contributions you regularly make to Iron-Leg.
Below are the steps to make all your Amazon purchases benefit Iron-Leg, automatically.
How to activate Amazon Smile on your iPhone or Android
Step 1: Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone
If you don’t have the app already, download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Step 2: Open Settings within the app
Open Settings by tapping the three horizontal lines (aka the “hamburger”) at the top left and tapping “Settings.”
Step 3: Tap AmazonSmile
Step 4: Tap the button for “Turn on AmazonSmile”
You’ll need to follow the three-step setup process. Note that Amazon requires you to turn on notifications to be able to use Amazon Smile on your phone.
Step 5: Make note of your renewal date
Amazon asks that you renew your AmazonSmile donation every six months. This is easy but required. When six months are up, you’ll have to choose your favorite charity again. If you don’t, purchases made until you do will not count.
Step 6: Confirm that Amazon Smile is active before your next purchase
Look for Amazon Smile at the top of the app as you browse. You’ll also see your chosen charity on the confirmation screen.