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Subject: Ordering from Amazon thru PBS
Date Posted: 3/25/2019 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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ugghhhhh, just ordered a book for my April bookclub as it is WL here at PBS and I forgot to go thru the PBS link. Anyone use that regularly? I order at least monthly from Amazon and usually use the Amazon smiles site.

Date Posted: 3/25/2019 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Occasionally I remember, but mostly like you, mine goes through Smiles - at least it's going to a charity that I care about.  I think Marya mentioned on another thread that she usually goes through PBS...

Date Posted: 3/25/2019 4:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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I start all my amazon orders with PBS.  I doubt it actually adds up to all that much for PBS. Still I follow the every bt helps philosophy.

Date Posted: 3/25/2019 11:12 PM ET
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I use amazon smile to donate to my office (we're a nonprofit). I think I've donated a whopping 60 cents so far, LOL. The donation rate is 0.5% of the total purchase, excluding S&H and taxes. 

Date Posted: 3/26/2019 2:30 PM ET
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Thanks for that info, Jo.  Looks like we donate about 50 cents per month to a charity thru Amazon Smiles. I try to switch the charity every year.

Date Posted: 3/27/2019 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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Me too, Marya, every little bit helps.

If I am buying a book, I am more likely to remember to start at PBS to shop at Amazon. Other times, it's hit and miss.