How to Use Amazon Smile

Online shopping is making everyday life easier and easier. Out of paper towels? Need a last minute costume for your kids play at the end of the week?  Searching for that perfect Christmas present? More and more of us are using Amazon to help fulfill these last minute needs as it can be on our doorstep in no time. Did you know that you can shop til’ you drop at Amazon while providing support for your community through the Washington County Family YMCA? When you visit Amazon via smile.amazon.com, a portion of your Amazon purchase is donated to the Washington County Family YMCA. So no matter if you’re refilling the necessities at home or checking off everything on your Cyber Monday list, you’ll be helping to provide impactful experiences to families every time you shop. PLUS, it doesn’t cost you a thing. 

How to Select the Washington County Family YMCA as Your Charity of choice

1) Visit smile.amazon.com 

2) Sign into your Amazon account as you normally would.

3) Under “Accounts & Lists” in the main menu bar, select “Your Account”.

4) Under ”Other Programs” select “Change your charity”.

5) Enter “Washington County Family YMCA” into the charity search bar.

6) Select Washington County Family YMCA located in Salem, IN

7) You’re all set! Shop as you normally would while providing life-changing services to your community!

 

In order for your Amazon order to qualify, it must be made through Amazon Smile. Unfortunately, orders made through regular Amazon won’t qualify. Fortunately, setting up bookmarks and redirects is easy.

Redirects

By installing a plug-in that automatically redirects you to smile.amazon.com every time you visit Amazon, you can ensure all your purchases help benefit the Washington County Family YMCA.

For Chrome users

Install the Smile Always chrome extension.

1.Visit http://www.smilealways.io/
2. Click “Available in the webstore”
3. Then click the blue “Add to chrome” button
4. And you’re done! Everytime you try to visit Amazon, you’ll be redirected to smile.amazon.com instead. 

For Safari users

Install the KeepOnSmiling extension
1. Visit this site: https://github.com/bosmacs/KeepOnSmiling/releases
2. Under 1.2, under assets select “keeponsmiling.safariextz”. It will download an extension
3. Click on the extension in your downloads folder
4. Select “trust” and add the extension

 

If you regularly use bookmarks and favorites to navigate the web:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Create a bookmark or favorite. If you currently have Amazon bookmarked or favorited, replace it with the smile.amazon.com link.

Setting Up Amazon Smile on Mobile

If you shop at Amazon using your mobile device, you can still use Amazon Smile and help support your community through the Y.

From your Browser

If you regularly shop using Amazon using your mobile browser, simply navigate to smile.amazon.com and set a bookmark. Each time you open a new tab, click on your Amazon smile bookmark or enter “smile.amazon.com” as the url.

From the Amazon Shopping App

Apple Products

Unfortunately, you can’t use Amazon smile directly through the Amazon app, but there are 2 easy workarounds.

Replace the Amazon app with a link to the Amazon Smile mobile page. navigate to smile.amazon.com. On an iPhone, press the “share” button, then select “Add to HomeScreen.” 

Android Products

1) In your Amazon App open your menu on the left side of the screen. Select “Settings”.

2) Select AmazonSmile and type in Washington County Family YMCA

Select the Washington County Family YMCA as your charity and your app will switch over to always be the AmazonSmile App.