Here’s a quick and easy way to support Scouting in Central Texas: use AmazonSmile when you do your online shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our council.
Sure, half a percent isn’t much and won’t replace your Friends of Scouting contributions that help Scouting function in your community. But it adds up, costs you nothing and is a great additional way to support Scouting.
The one-time setup takes just a couple of seconds (instructions below), and you get the same prices, products and service you’re used to when shopping at Amazon. It doesn’t cost you any extra; the only difference is now you’re helping Scouting every time you buy.
How do I set up AmazonSmile?
Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com
You’ll use this link to register and for all your future Amazon shopping.
Even after you’ve signed up for AmazonSmile and selected a charity, shopping through the regular amazon.com won’t benefit that charity. You need to use the smile.amazon.com link from now on. You can also use a browser extension (on example is Smile Always on Chrome) that will redirect you automatically.
Step 2: Sign in using your normal Amazon login
Step 3: Search for “Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America” and click the yellow “Select” button to the right of our council name
Step 4: Check the top-left corner and start shopping
If you see AmazonSmile in the top left corner and “Supporting: Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America” in the charity line, you’ve done it right.
Step 5: Double-check that the product you’re buying is eligible
Most items sold by Amazon qualify, but confirm that on the product page. It’ll say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” And this is a good time to triple-check that you see AmazonSmile and “Supporting: Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America” at the top-left corner.
Step 6: Check out!
Purchase the item(s), and smile. You’ve just done a Good Turn for our council!