Amazon Smile FAQs

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

Can I use my existing account with AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account credentials registered with and AmazonSmile ( is then connected to your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other features. The account settings are the same. The only difference is the website: and

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation,” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

Can I shop AmazonSmile on my desktop?

Sure. Many people already have an icon or tool bar favorite for Amazon, and most probably set it up to take you to You’ll need to change that, simply edit the icon or bookmark to go to, or you can add another icon or bookmark for AmazonSmile. You can even add a browser extension such as Smilematic which automatically redirects Amazon to Amazon Smile ensuring Sacred Heart is always supported.

Can I use the Amazon Shopping App that I already have downloaded on my smart phone?

Yes and no. It really depends… see the next two FAQs.

Can I shop AmazonSmile on my Android smartphone or tablet?

Amazon just release an updated Amazon Shopping App (for Android operating systems). If you have already signed up for AmazonSmile, you can now support Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations. The instructions are for updating the app and for changing the settings to always use AmazonSmile.

Can I shop AmazonSmile on my Apple smartphone or tablet?

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users via the Amazon Shopping App. Amazon will notify us when it becomes available.

So, at the moment, if you use the Amazon Shopping App on Apple devices (which only supports and click “Buy Now” – you will get your products, but there will be no donation to the parish.

A simple workaround is to just place the items in the “Shopping Cart” by using the current app – and then wait until you are at home/work and have access to your desktop. Then go to, and you will find your cart waiting for you. Click “Buy Now” and you will get your products and the parish will receive a donation!

There is an Amazon Smile shortcut for your iPhone or iPad. How does it work?

Set up a shortcut to the Amazon Smile page on your screen. Here’s how:
(a) Visit in Safari (or your smart phone/tablet browser).
(b) Select the share button at the bottom middle of your screen (or at the top of the screen).
(c) Click “Add to Home Screen.”

That’s it. You have just created a shortcut to the Amazon Smile page to easily navigate from your screen to Amazon Smile. One last step: delete your existing Amazon App so you will always shop with a smile.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile.

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Please see complete AmazonSmile program details here.

Is there any Cost to Customers or Sacred Heart?

There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. Customers will have access to the same products, features, services, and great low prices as on The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations selected by customers.