How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
How do I connect my shopping to St. Mark’s?
Go to http://smile.amazon.com. (You may need to log into your Amazon account if you’re not already logged in.) Search for “St. Mark’s Decatur” in the Charity Search box. St. Mark’s will be one of the charities that comes up. Select St. Mark’s (make sure you’re selecting the one in Decatur, IN) and you’re setup! Our direct link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1118899, but we know you’re not likely to remember all that.
Is there anything I need to be aware of?
YES! Purchases MUST be made through smile.amazon.com. Anything purchased directly at amazon.com or through the Amazon app will be ineligible.
Can I still use the Amazon App?
You may shop and place items in your shopping cart on the Amazon app. However, for St. Mark’s to receive any donation, the final purchase must be made at smile.amazon.com. If you use the Amazon app on your phone or tablet, here’s how you can make that work:
- Shop on the app…add item(s) to your cart
- When you’re ready to finalize the purchase, leave the app. Open your phone’s web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) and navigate to smile.amazon.com.
- Your shopping cart will carry over from the app (as long as you’re logged in as the same person), and you can complete the purchase on smile.amazon.com.
While we understand this is terribly inconvenient, it is beyond St. Mark’s control. Amazon has not provided a more convenient way of making Smile purchases.
Can I use my Prime membership?
Yes!! Your Amazon Prime membership (discounts and free 2-day shipping) works exactly the same on Amazon Smile.
How does St. Mark’s receive the donations?
Each quarter, the AmazonSmile Foundation makes donations to eligible charitable organizations by electronic funds transfer. Donations will be transferred approximately 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. To account for Product returns, a portion of the quarterly donations will be withheld until the next donation cycle, subject to any reduction due to returns from prior quarters. See the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement for more details.