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New Tool to Support the AAS When You Shop at Amazon

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:08

Get Started with SmilematicFive years ago the AAS joined AmazonSmile, giving members and friends a new way to support the Society. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the AAS! It’s simple, and it doesn’t cost you anything!

But there's a problem: According to industry data, most supporters of their favorite nonprofit organizations forget to go to smile.amazon.com before they start shopping at Amazon! A new tool from the developers behind the CouponFollow shopping site are trying to change that.

Smilematic is a new extension for Google's Chrome browser that you can install for free, and from that point on all your Amazon shopping experiences will automatically go through AmazonSmile. (You may also be able to use the extension with Firefox or Safari.)

The Smilematic privacy policy clearly states that no browsing information is captured by the extension, so you can use it with confidence. We asked the developers why they created the tool, and they said they wanted to use their coding abilities to give back to society in some small way and to help build awareness and confidence in their CouponFollow brand. Note that we are not endorsing CouponFollow.com itself, which has a very different privacy policy.

Richard Tresch Fienberg
AAS Press Officer
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