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You shop – Amazon gives to SMBAS

September 29, 2018

NOTE: Advertisements (or “you might like” blurbs) began appearing 9/28/18 at the bottom of our emailed blogs. This particular posting, was written on 9/27 and posted on 9/29/18. It’s possible it has something to do with these ads. As an experiment, on 9/20/18, I de-linked it’s web addresses to Amazon and replaced them with the complete web address, which you can copy and paste into your browser. Needless to say, the appearance of these items was unexpected and annoying, but WordPress has long given us the warning that such ads may appear because we are using their free version. I have no idea if this de-linking will cure the problem. If it doesn’t, I am open to suggestions as to what to do to get rid of the ads in the emails. Sans solution, we’ll have to live with this. [Chuck Almdale, Blog Editor]

ATTENTION SHOPPERS!

Were you aware that your online shopping with Amazon could benefit
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society?

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible “AmazonSmile” purchases to the charitable organization of your choice, at no additional cost to you.
Simply start your shopping at smile[dot]amazon[dot]com/, select Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society as your charity of choice, and that’s it!
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Some SMBAS members have already done this. One commented:

“…all I did was to go to Smile[dot]Amazon[dot]com, use my usual Amazon log in and password and choose Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society as the charity. Very very easy.”

Link to: “AmazonSmile’ Program Details:
smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/pd/ref=smi_ge_uaas_lpd_upd

In addition to additional details, you can click “Get Started”

Or you can go direct to Signin: smile.amazon.com/
You’ll be asked for the email address you use for Amazon, and your Amazon password.
If you don’t already have an Amazon account, you can create one here.
You’ll then be asked for the charitable organization you want the 0.5% to go to.
Enter: Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society
Then click “Search.”
This should pop up: “Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society  Pacific Plsds CA
Click “Select” and you’re done.

The black banner across the top of your screen now says “Amazon Smile” in the upper left corner, and “Supporting: Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society” near the middle.

Other than that, your shopping experience and the prices you pay are unchanged.

From now on, when you shop at Amazon:

  1. You have to do it through smile.amazon.com (there is no link from regular amazon.com)
  2. Enter your email and password
  3. SMBAS gets 0.5% of your purchase price at no cost to you
  4. We suggest you bookmark smile.amazon.com to always sign in through smile

[Chuck Almdale]

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