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Shop at Amazon.com & Support the AAS

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 14:57

The AAS has joined AmazonSmile, giving members and friends a new way to support the Society. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the AAS! It’s simple and automatic, and it doesn’t cost you anything!

The following information and instructions are adapted from the AmazonSmile FAQ.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the Web browser on your computer or mobile device.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Search for and select “American Astronomical Society.” AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to the AAS.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. 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 organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Please see the complete AmazonSmile program details.

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer & Director of Communications
American Astronomical Society
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