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Something like three quarters of U.S. households have an Amazon Prime membership. If you’re going to shop at Amazon — as you probably already are! — please do it via Amazon Smile by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. Once you select your non-profit charity of choice, Amazon donates a portion (usually 0.5 percent) of every single order you place, with no change whatsoever to what you pay for whatever you’re purchasing (I’d suggest some Egguins), to your designated charity.

From an Amazon email I just received, which reminded me to remind y’all to use smile.amazon.com:

This is the quarterly notification to inform you that AmazonSmile has made a charitable donation to the charity you’ve selected, Second Amendment Foundation, in the amount of $27,282.20 as a result of qualifying purchases made by you and other customers between April 1st – June 30th.

Thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com or using the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, everyday purchases make an impact. So far, AmazonSmile has donated:

$396,864.70 to Second Amendment Foundation*
Over $377 million to US charities
Over $422 million to charities worldwide

Visit your AmazonSmile impact page to track donations generated or change your charity.

Visiting that page just now, it looks like I’ve managed to send $66.78 to SAF, at a cost of precisely $0 to me:

So, you know, if you shop at Amazon anyway (whether or not you pay for a Prime membership) it’s time to pick a Pro-Second Amendment charity of your choice and get on board with the whole Amazon Smile thing.

 

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  1. As cool as that is, my charity will remain Fisher House, whose need has not been diminished by our leaving the ‘stan’s. If you seek a good place for donation dollars to go, they do a wonderful thing by providing housing for military families when a member is in the hospital.

    https://fisherhouse.org/about/

  2. where the hell else is flyover gonna get obscure crap?
    i’ll admit to trolling fleabay for obscure vintage bikey parts.
    and that donation is impressive, (whatever you and other people means… in toto?).
    i battle those trucks each day.
    look at the storefronts in every town on the lincoln highway. wallblart (is) was bad enough.

    • “i’ll admit to trolling fleabay for obscure vintage bikey parts.”

      What in particular are you looking for? I’ve managed to collect a number of vintage Shimano drive-lines by re-using stuff the wealthier cyclists dispose of when upgrading. Not at all used up, they just wanted the newer stuff.

      Mostly mid 80s to oughts stuff…

      • for pedaling pleasure i garbage picked a mid ’70’s international, full 531/ campy except for the weinmann, like to sidepull those…
        i lean more towards tonti frame guzzi and bevel drive taglioni.
        and replacing whatever vibrates off of the cyclone.

  3. CRPA Foundation (CRPA.org) and Second Amendment Law Center (2ALC.org) are both eligible charities on Amazon Smile. Good way to support CRPA’s and 2ALC’s pro 2A litigation in California and nationally, and pick Jeff Bezo’s pocket at the same time. It doesn’t cost you more to buy this way! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF CRPA’s Pro 2A EFFORTS

  4. I try and support CGF here in Kalifornia. Always buying parts and other crap from Amazonian so I don’t have to drive everywhere at the price of FJB gas.

    “You have generated $62.00
    as of October 24, 2022
    Your current charity
    California Gun Rights Foundation
    has received $72,225.10
    as of September 2022”

  5. Well, I suppose if you’re going to fund the destruction of the US you might as well give a portion of the funds to a good cause.

  6. If you have an Amazon account, getting on smile.amazon.com is easy.
    Merely save the smile amazon link in bookmarks for future use.

  7. You think it’s at no cost to you? Think again. In reality, if they did not do that, their prices might very well be lower.
    Like everything else, there is no such thing as free.
    The other aspect is, why shop at Amazon at all? Aren’t they now supporting tranny crap, as well as paying to transport employees to other states to get an abortion? That’s just the tip of the iceberg of their support for liberal crap.
    With very few exceptions, anything that I see on Amazon I can find for an equal, and often lower price elsewhere online. Sometimes it’s directly from the supplier that they list right there on the product page, and some times it’s without sales tax, which Amazon always charges.
    Why support a business that is generally against your rights?
    After saving money by shopping elsewhere, you can take that savings and contribute directly to SAF.

    • I’m a heterosexual male who has been married (and faithful) to the same woman for fifty years. I don’t care either way about “tranny crap” because it doesn’t affect my marriage (or anyone else’s.) Neither does Amazon’s aiding female employees to get abortions.

      Gun control crap does affect my life. Since Amazon is willing to donate to 2A advocacy groups, I figure they are supporting a right that matters to me.

    • I suppose you just sit home and watch your grass grow without ever going anywhere or buying anything — if you ever leave your house or ever buy anything anywhere you are probably supporting someone who does something you disapprove of.

      • Some find it better to buy from a company with unknown politics than to buy from a company with known politics and a long history of union busting and abusing its workers. No, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everyone but we can keep track of the most grievous offender.

        What really annoys me is buying directly from a company OFF OF AMAZON, then have the package arrive from Amazon.

        • – Amazon allows mom & pop shops to broaden their market which can keep them in business when the local market has ignored them. In gun terms that means a person in Maine can purchase parts from a gun store in Arizona and expect delivery within 48 hours.
          – Amazon pays more than other delivery/warehouse jobs.
          – Unions do not stand up for workers, they are quite literally just another funding arm of the Democrat party and as such actively working against your rights to keep and bear arms.

    • Well Gipper, here’s a good example. I need a case for a new chainsaw. It’s a Stihl, and the new cases suck. I want an old model case. Not on EBAY (that will fit my saw), not on any website I can find, damn sure not in any of my local stores. Amazon had 4 of them. Because of purchases like that, as bad as I hate the company. Besides, as much as I try to avoid buying anything there, we already lost that fight. It’s like trying to bankrupt Bill Gates, the damage is already done.

  8. You think it’s at no cost to you? Think again. In reality, if they did not do that, their prices might very well be lower.
    Like everything else, there is no such thing as free.
    The other aspect is, why shop at Amazon at all? Aren’t they now supporting trans crap, as well as paying to transport employees to other states to get an abortion? That’s just the tip of the iceberg of their support for liberal crap.
    With very few exceptions, anything that I see on Amazon I can find for an equal, and often lower price elsewhere online. Sometimes it’s directly from the supplier that they list right there on the product page, and some times it’s without sales tax, which Amazon always charges.
    Why support a business that is generally against your rights?
    After saving money by shopping elsewhere, you can take that savings and contribute directly to SAF.

    • “What is this, Twitter?”

      Twitter will getting a lot more tolerant in the very near future…

  9. I have been using Smile Amazon since I learned about it back in 2015. My charity is the Firearms Policy Coalition, it listed as FPC Action Foundation. I just got the quarterly email today saying that Amazon donated another $25,865.95. They donate about that every 4 months to FPC. I try to use local ma and pa places, but I will Smile Amazon if I can get what I need locally.

  10. By the way, for those who aren’t ready to jump on the Boycott EVERYTHING bandwagon, this article seems to imply that you need to be an Amazon Prime member to use Smile — you don’t. Smile is available to all Amazon customers.

    Whether you like Amazon or not, if you are shopping there (even unhappily) you can still use Smile. And, as Jeremy points out, using Smile diverts a few cents out of Amazon profits and passes it along to YOUR CHOICE of charity.

    Unlike many other “donation” programs, Smile has the advantage of allowing you to choose ANY organization with US 501(c)(3) recognition. Most other places only allow you to choose among their favored causes, with Amazon Smile the choice is yours. One small problem with the wide choice of charitable organizations is that the list you get to choose from is imported from the IRS computer system (That is how they keep an up-to-date list of ALL eligible organizations). The one small problem with this is that you will sometimes see what looks like the same organization listed multiple times. This is a problem caused by how the IRS tracks charitable organizations that have a national headquarters and local affiliates. They all get listed under the name of the national organization and then the location, not the local name.

    • The lefttoids can’t do anything about it, the law protects its charity status as equal among the others if Amazon is going to allow any charities so it can’t be removed simply for being ‘gun’ orientated as long as its a legal charity and is not violating the law.

    • I’ve been using it for several years with my charity being the Gun Owners Foundation. It isn’t a new thing by any means; they would have shut it down already if they’d wanted to. Then again, who knows if they ever actually sent the funds to them?

  11. I do smile.amazon AND monthly donations on top of that to the SAF, and to other charities including Fisher House, Warrior Foundation, Freedom Station, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  12. I wonder who, among the Amazon corporate universe, takes advantage of the charitable contribution tax deductions?

    But I still use use smile, if what I want is not readily available elsewhere at a reasonable cost.

  13. Has anyone noticed that Amazon products are increasingly junky and the reviews are useless? I mean, Amazon has always had cheap made in China stuff. But let’s say you want a rifle scope. In the past, Amazon was a great place to see products with useful ratings and useful reviews. You can see what other people looked at, what they ultimately bought, and read their reviews. And whatever you wanted, there was some reassurance that you were getting a quality product with hundreds of reviews and high ratings.

    But now, the first ten items are “sponsored” and they are all junk. The next ten items are also junk. These items are usually really cheap, but they’re so obviously knock offs. And the reviews are all sketchy with contradictions, inconsistency, and misinformation. I almost think it’s a conspiracy to undermine the shooting hobby by offering horrible junk products so that they’ll break and make new shooters frustrated.

    • I’m not too sure what you are saying.
      If you know what you want, like a Holosun 510 green reticle, you search and there it is.
      Or Star chamber swabs.
      Or Pom pepper spray.
      Cheaper than at Optics Planet.
      And I have Second Amendment Foundation as my charity.

    • Yes Love, their interface has declined in quality drastically for a lot of stuff. Seems like every time I go back (try to stay away), it’s worse.

    • Yeah, there is a lot of cheap Chinese stuff sold on Amazon. That’s not a bad thing if you want the cheapest price and don’t need particularly high quality. If you want info on the best products, either look up reviews using a search engine or go to a more specialized site (even Brownells and MidwayUSA). More often than not, people buying on Amazon are looking for just good enough at bargain basement prices. I still find the reviews helpful in determining whether something will be good enough for my purposes.

  14. I could have done this years ago, but Amazon does support anti-2nd Amendment causes. Might start this to support the 2nd Amendment Foundation or FPC or GOA. Thanks for the information on this and good article.

  15. I went to the web site by article link. Searched the “all charities List” and the Second Amendment Foundation IS NOT LISTED. Did the “2A” spell version and that wasn’t listed either.

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