Amazon’s Prime Day is actually two days this year — Oct. 13 and 14. And it’s happening later in the calendar year than usual, making it the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season for many people.
Some of us love the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping … running from store to store, fighting the crowds, and collecting armloads of bags.
For the rest of us, online shopping is our best friend.
Especially during this time of social distancing and coronavirus precautions, you’ll probably be doing more shopping than ever online. And Amazon’s Prime Day is a great place to start if you’re looking for deals and discounts.
Plus, when you shop with AmazonSmile, you can also help people in need at the same time!
You can use AmazonSmile all year long, not just on Prime Day. So whether you’re stocking up on the essentials or crossing off your holiday list, you can make an impact every time you shop.
Simply select World Help as your AmazonSmile charity, and 0.5 percent of your eligible purchases will go directly toward providing help and hope around the world.
It’s easy to sign up:
1. Visit amazon.com and sign in to your Amazon account
2. You will be prompted to select a charity
3. Type “World Help” in the search bar
Be sure you use smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com every time you shop on a desktop or laptop computer so that your purchases count toward a donation.
If you are shopping from the Amazon mobile app, follow these steps to turn on AmazonSmile:
1. Click the menu button in the app and select “Settings”
2. Choose “AmazonSmile” from the settings menu
3. Click the “Turn on AmazonSmile” button
The donations from your purchases will be used to help where needed most … like providing food for starving families, medical care for sick children, basic necessities for people left out of work by the pandemic, and more.
This holiday season, skip the crowded stores and social distance from the comfort of your couch. Do your Christmas shopping (or any other shopping for that matter) online while also helping to transform lives.