Do you shop at Amazon?

I’ll admit I dislike shopping so I always head to Amazon first to see if they have what I need. I have a prime membership which used to just mean free shipping but now it’s got a number of other benefits including free books, free music, and free videos – TV and movies. I always start at Amazon Smile now that I learned that it generates donations for a charity I choose. 

$33 dollars isn’t much but wow, thanks to me and other Amazon shoppers the Red Cross has received over a million dollars. It’s a good reminder that every little bit adds up and it’s an easy way to help … just like donating to the food bank when I go to the grocery store – what better time to think about those hungry and in need than when I’m stocking up on groceries for the two of us. It’s a reminder of how truly fortunate we are. (And for those of you who know that I rarely go to the grocery store, I’ve got Keith trained to give too)!

8 thoughts on “Do you shop at Amazon?

  1. Penny G

    Prime member for years. We gave his niece a membership as a thank you gift when she was ordering a lot. She tracked the shipping savings and decided it was a very expensive gift. Had to break it to her that the membership cost the same no matter what. She has continued her membership and uses it often especially for hard to find books she orders on kindle for her son.

  2. Bonnie in Va

    I have been using Prime for years too. There are some things I want to see in person but there are a lot of things I don’t need to see first. It is the 21st century’s version of the Sears and Roebuck’s catalog. But a LOT faster.

  3. Shari

    I do have Prime, but I didn’t know about the other stuff. I’ll have to check it out. I also give regularly to the foot bank and the USO so I’ll have to checkout the smile page.

  4. Susan Eaton

    What a great idea! I hadn’t heard of this opportunity, but use Amazon Prime almost all the time. I’ve just signed up with smile.amazon.com to donate to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Thanks for the suggestion, Mary!!

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