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Amazon Smile FAQs


Q. What is AmazonSmile?


A. When you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to your selected charitable organizationAmazonSmile ( is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on


Q. Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?


A. No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping, pricing and shipping experience is identical to


Q. How does AmazonSmile work?


A. When first visiting AmazonSmile ( ), you sign in using your Amazon user ID and password. Customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization.  Click here for instructions on how to sign up.


Q. After I select a charity, will my purchases on result in donations to the church?


A. No. 

You must first go to before making purchases which create donations to the church.  You sign in at using your user ID and password from  You can only see whether products are eligible for the AmazonSmile donation program on the website.  If you forget to go to, the purchases you make on will not generate donations.


Q. What are eligible purchases?


A. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages at Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases, digital downloads (e.g., Kindle ebooks and Amazon music), and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.


Q.  Does Amazon Prime membership include free shipping of products purchased on


A. Yes.


Q. Do purchases made using Amazon gift cards or Amazon Visa Cards qualify for AmazonSmile eligible purchases?


A. Yes.  Eligible purchases made on with gift cards will result in a donation to the customer's charity of choice.


Q. Can customers claim a Federal tax deduction for donations made by Amazon to the Amazon Smile Foundation?


A. No.


Q. Does Amazon share individual customer information with the selected charitable organization?


A. Amazon will not share individual customer information with charitable organizations even if you select to support them through your shopping on AmazonSmile.


Q. How do I sign up for AmazonSmile so the church receives donations from AmazonSmile?


A. Click this button...

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