How to Sign Up for Amazon Smile
1.) Go to www.smile.amazon.com. 2.) Use the e-mail address and password for your regular amazon.com account to sign in. 3.) Type Housing Families, Inc. into the search bar and hit enter. This will populate a list of AmazonSmile charities – Housing Families should be near the top of the list. 4.) Click the button to the right of Housing Families’ name to select it as your charity.
Shopping Through AmazonSmile
When you shop, instead of typing in www.amazon.com, you should type www.smile.amazon.com. You will have all the same products, prices and service but 0.5% of the price of eligible products will go directly to HFI! If you are wondering what products are eligible, each product page tells you the AmazonSmile eligibility. If you forget to sign into AmazonSmile and instead sign into regular Amazon, you will be asked upon checkout if you meant to shop through Smile. If you click yes, then HFI will still get the 0.05%.
For more information, check out the AmazonSmile official FAQs below
What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Housing Families 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. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile? Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile 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 AmazonSmile. Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.