“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan
So Smile Amazon contacted me and asked me to write about them (*disclaimer, I am not being paid for this and opinions are all my own. We all know me by now, if I don’t like it, I don’t write about me). And the most shocking thing for me was the fact that I have never heard of this before which is a damn shame!!! I am 100% for this and in fact, shocked that normal Amazon is still a thing! Who and why are people not switching????
We all know I am a massive fan of creating your own happiness and finding joy in everyday moments, part of creating a happier life is being able to help others. It doesn’t matter if that just means spending an hour a week having a cup of tea an gossip with an elderly neighbour or donating half your wage to a charity. Being able to give someone else some joy is one of the greatest acts you can do not only for another person but yourself too.
Now you have no excuse because every time you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price for millions of products at no additional cost to you or the charities they select!!!!
Literally, the only thing that has changed is the name and the fact that you have the chance to help people in need. You still get exactly the same shopping experience, low prices and ease of use from Amazon – but with an added bonus that Amazon will donate a 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products (excluding VAT, shipping fees, and returns) to one of ten charities that you can choose from. How simple is that we have all been guilty of buying stuff that we really just don’t need and probably never use, but now by doing so, we can help millions of people who have very little.
“In the U.S, Amazon has donated over $62 million to charities through AmazonSmile since its launch four years ago” $62 million is an insane amount, it’s hard to even imagine how much good that amount of money can do for a charity.
First things first you log into smile.amazon.co.uk and you are asked to select one of ten charities, you can change this at any time. So you can pick a different charity everytime you purchase something.
⦁ British Red Cross – Enables vulnerable people in the UK and overseas to prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their communities
⦁ Cancer Research UK – Pioneering research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured
⦁ Magic Breakfast – Delivers healthy breakfasts to schools in disadvantaged areas of the UK, to ensure that no child starts their day too hungry to learn
⦁ Marie Curie – Provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness and their families
⦁ The Royal British Legion – Provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families
⦁ Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity – Provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally
⦁ RSPCA – Specialises in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals
⦁ Save the Children – Works to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm in the UK and around the world
⦁ Scottish Women’s Aid – Working towards the prevention of domestic abuse in Scotland
⦁ Stonewall – Campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people
As you can see, no charges have been added to your checkout! So by buying the things you were already going to buy, you could help people in need! And really do you need any more information than that!
So what are you waiting for?! Switch over to Smile Amazon and let them do the rest! Seriously helping others has never been so easy!!!!!