Amazon Smile

How do I set up AmazonSmile?

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com

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You’ll use this link to register and for all your future Amazon shopping.

Even after you’ve signed up for AmazonSmile and selected a charity, shopping through the regular amazon.com won’t benefit that charity. You need to use the smile.amazon.com link from now on. So you don’t forget, use a browser extension (I use the Smile Always Chrome extension) that will redirect you automatically.

Step 2: Sign in using your normal Amazon login

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Step 3: Search for the “South Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America”

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Step 4: Select

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Some are listed by council name and others by headquarters city. That information comes from a national charity database, so any listing you find in there is legitimate.

Charitable organizations must go through a rigorous screening process to be listed here, so you can select with confidence that your purchases are actually supporting your council.

Step 5: Check the top-left corner and start shopping

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If you see AmazonSmile in the top left corner and the correct charity in the “Supporting: [Your charity here]” line, you’ve done it right.

Step 6: Double-check that the product you’re buying is eligible

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Most items sold by Amazon qualify, but confirm that on the product page. It’ll say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” And this is a good time to triple-check that you see AmazonSmile and the proper charity at the top-left corner.

Step 7: Check out!

This part you should be used to. Purchase the item(s), and smile. You’ve just done a Good Turn for your local council!

Step 8: Check your impact

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Hover over the name of your charity at the top of the screen, and click “Your AmazonSmile Impact” to see how much you have generated for Scouting.