Amazon Smile FAQ

LifeRing Secular Recovery Joins AmazonSmile Donation Program
LifeRing is partnering with AmazonSmile to expand our fundraising efforts. Now, when you shop online using AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of whatever you buy. You pay nothing extra and you support the great recovery program we all know and love!

It’s Easy and It’s Free!
AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way to contribute to LifeRing every time you buy on Amazon. If you shop using the smile.amazon.com shopping site (instead of www.amazon.com), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of whatever you buy. You pay nothing extra, and you support the great LifeRing recovery program we all know and love!

How Do I Access AmazonSmile?
Just click the AmazonSmile box on the LifeRing Donation page! This will bring you directly to the AmazonSmile site. You can bookmark this link to keep the AmazonSmile shopping site right at your fingertips.

How Can I Be Sure I’m on the AmazonSmile Site?
You will see the AmazonSmile Logo on the top left corner of the top bar and the AmazonSmile linked on the menu bar:

Click on the AmazonSmile menu and confirm that LifeRing is your current charity. If not, you can choose LifeRing on the Change Charity page linked on the “Your AmazonSmile Impact” webpage. You can bookmark to keep the AmazonSmile shopping site right at your fingertips.

Are the same items, discounts, and sales available using the AmazonSmile shopping site?
You bet! Both sites offer identical products and special pricing offers.

Can I Use My Phone?
Yup. To shop using your iOS or Android phone, you need to activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon shopping app. You can find this in under the settings on your app.

Can I Automatically Load AmazonSmile Every Time?
For AmazonSmile to work, you actually need to visit smile.amazon.com whenever you want to buy something. Nothing you purchase from the regular Amazon site counts. If you remember to go to AmazonSmile yourself, that’s awesome. For most people, the best thing to do is add a browser extension that automatically redirects you:

Shoot, I’ve Just Done All My Shopping on the Regular Amazon Site. What should I do?
Not to worry -- just don’t hit that “Proceed to checkout” button! You can swap to smile.amazon.com before your final Amazon purchase. Simply leave items in your shopping cart, close out Amazon.com and reopen using the smile.amazon.com link prior to purchasing. Your items will remain in your cart and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price for whatever you buy.

Is There a Specific Time to Shop?
It’s always a good time to shop! All purchases you make on AmazonSmile generates a 0.5 percent donation to LifeRing annually.

 

Please be sure to check that LifeRing is your current charity whenever you shop.

You track your contributions on the AmazonSmile Impact page:

Big shout out to Harry Guinness and his bag of tricks.