Do you shop on Amazon?
A simple change to your settings, creating a new bookmark to a dedicated Amazon site will help make hundreds of pounds for us – all without costing you a penny!
If you do shop with Amazon, think of the money you have spent with them over the last year.
AmazonSmile is their way of giving a portion of their profit to worthy causes and you select which charity you wish to support by signing in to AmazonSmile for the first time.
Log in ‘one time only’ via the Amazon Smile site and it will connect you to any existing account or simply create a new one. Then save this new ‘doorway’ on your device and shop away!
What’s not to like?
To date, supporters of The People’s Mosquito have raised nearly £750 by using this service. It will be wonderful to see that over £2,000 by Christmas!
Many hundreds of people generating small amounts often on Amazon equals quite a tidy sum!
The more that do it – the sooner ‘The People’s Mosquito’ will fly.
More details on Amazon Smile:
(We advise reading this guide and the technical bulletin before using the service).
How does it work?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.
Saved debit or credit cards behind your shopping cart, your subscriptions, saved wish lists and your purchase history etc. all remain in place – as it is simply a new doorway into your existing Amazon account.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.co.uk account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on amazon.co.uk and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organisation to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk, you need to select a charitable organisation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
Please look for ‘The People’s Mosquito Limited’ if you wish to support our cause.
Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the programme.
How much of my purchase does Amazon.co.uk donate?
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, VAT, and service charges, and less any rebates, returns, and bad debt. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organisations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion on the Amazon website for complete details.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by AmazonSmile and are not tax-deductible by you.
From a browser: PC/Mac/Tablet inc: iPad
All it requires is that you log-in once using their dedicated site, then it will link to your existing Amazon account. (It is better there is nothing left in your basket ahead of joining this way for the first time).
Once there, select your favourite charity (in our case: The People’s Mosquito Limited), then save this address location as your Amazon shortcut. From now on, every time you shop on Amazon, any goods that are applicable for a donation will be automatically calculated to our benefit.
If you do not have an existing Amazon account, then please sign-up from this Smile.Amazon.co.uk domain and follow the prompts.
The Amazon App for iPad will not presently load Amazon Smile (many are already asking Amazon to issue an update!) You can, however, use a browser tab and save the shortcut to your screen or make a bookmark.
Also be aware if you are logging in to your Amazon account on multiple devices, like a computer, tablet or phone, be aware any items placed in your basket might not be ordered from your ‘Smile’ log-in if you then place the order on a second device. We suggest using Amazon Smile on just one of your devices.
With iOS or Android Apps for phones:
Load the related Amazon app from your usual download store and sign in to your Amazon account or create a new one. In settings, visit the Smile.Amazon tab and select ACTIVATE/TURN ON for this device.
If you do not see many eligible items when browsing in future, do check you are on the smile.amazon.co.uk domain over their public amazon.co.uk site. Check your saved bookmark or shortcut and update if necessary. (You will have to log in to the new url on all devices on which you regularly shop via Amazon).
If you have any issues on any device, please look in the Amazon ‘Help section’ for more information.