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Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Pete12 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:29 pm

Bogleheads:

For the past few months whenever ordering something from Amazon.com, I have used Amazon Smile to get a donation to the John C Bogle Center for Financial Literacy.

An interesting link popped up today when placing an order which allows one to see the amount donated so far. The grand total of $183.19! Come on, we can do better than this!!

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Ervin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:42 pm

Thanks for pointing this out. I have just switched my Amazon Smile contribution accordingly.

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by dotstar » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:12 pm

I believe the charity of note at smile.amazon.com is:

JOHN C BOGLE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY



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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Liberty1100 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:23 pm

I couldn't find more about the JOHN C BOGLE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY from a quick google search. Can someone provide more information about it?

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Post by Fallible » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:28 pm

Liberty1100 wrote:I couldn't find more about the JOHN C BOGLE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY from a quick google search. Can someone provide more information about it?
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Post by kazper » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:52 pm

Big fan of amazon smile, but I wish they gave more. My wife's work has an amazon smile account, they are a nonprofit helping people with disabilities. It probably adds a few dollars to their account, but not much.

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Post by N10sive » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:01 pm

kazper wrote:Big fan of amazon smile, but I wish they gave more. My wife's work has an amazon smile account, they are a nonprofit helping people with disabilities. It probably adds a few dollars to their account, but not much.
It would be nice if a little more was given. I support a local animal rescue that my sister works with. I have quite a few people who use my amazon account and we have collectively given 1/3rd of the donations over the course of likely 3 years. That equates to roughly 1 dollar a month

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by brokendirtdart » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:37 pm

I would like to see Smile offered through Amazon's IOS app. As it is now, I will occasionally save items to my list on the app and then wait until I get to my home computer to order via Smile. A minor inconvenience, but when away from home I'll only use IOS apps.

I too would like to see them give more. Out of 95 listed Smile orders, all I have generated is 18.06 to my chosen charity.

For the record, the order total seems "off" as I made 136 combined Smile and regular orders in 2016 and 133 in 2015 with similar numbers for years. Surely I would have more Smile qualified orders.

Just grousing a bit. Smile appears to be a good program to me and I'm happy to buy through that portal. :happy

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Ice-9 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:58 pm

Wow, I think I must be behind the times, as I use Amazon all the time and never knew about Amazon Smile. I've added the Bogle Center as my donation and made my first purchases, which should add another $0.40 to the Bogle total once the order processes. :D

Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Pete12 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:08 am

Just ordered a rather expensive toner cartridge from Amazon this morning - should be a few more pennies for the cause!

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Liberty1100 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:06 pm

For those following this, from this discussion, I developed the following page for Boglecenter.net describing the Amazon Smile program and how it benefits the Center.

I'm taking feedback on how to describe the program better. Feel free to PM me.

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by abuss368 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:49 pm

The center has a great purpose: investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle!
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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:51 pm

Liberty1100 wrote:For those following this, from this discussion, I developed the following page for Boglecenter.net describing the Amazon Smile program and how it benefits the Center.

I'm taking feedback on how to describe the program better. Feel free to PM me.
Your description of how the Amazon Smile plan can work to benefit The Bogle Center looks just fine to me.
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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by xenial » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:42 pm

Which provides the larger donation to the Bogle Center: Amazon Smile or the Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box on the bogleheads.org homepage?

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Post by Barry Barnitz » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm

xenial wrote:Which provides the larger donation to the Bogle Center: Amazon Smile or the Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box on the bogleheads.org homepage?
These are two separate entities:

The Amazon smile program being discussed sends donations to the Bogle Center: Questions and answers | The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy

The Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box sends the donation to bogleheads.org. to help the founders and proprietors of the site (Alex and Larry) defray operating costs.

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Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Ice-9 wrote:Wow, I think I must be behind the times, as I use Amazon all the time and never knew about Amazon Smile. I've added the Bogle Center as my donation and made my first purchases, which should add another $0.40 to the Bogle total once the order processes. :D

Thanks for the heads up!
I buy a lot from Amazon as well, and I knew nothing about Amazon Smile. I have some googling to do.

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Kitty Telltales » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:35 am

Added the John C. Bogle Center to Amazon Smile :happy today.

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Post by TIAX » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:51 am

Barry Barnitz wrote:
xenial wrote:Which provides the larger donation to the Bogle Center: Amazon Smile or the Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box on the bogleheads.org homepage?
These are two separate entities:

The Amazon smile program being discussed sends donations to the Bogle Center: Questions and answers | The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy

The Amazon link in the "Support This Site" box sends the donation to bogleheads.org. to help the founders and proprietors of the site (Alex and Larry) defray operating costs.

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I believe the Bogle Center donates to the site.

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Ice-9 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:07 pm

Perhaps in part due to this post, Boglehead contributions have apparently increased since February!
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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by CABob » Mon May 29, 2017 5:55 pm

Can one contribute to the Bogleheads using the Amazon link on the home page and also to the Bogle Center through the Smile process or is it one or the other?
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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Ice-9 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 pm

CABob wrote:Can one contribute to the Bogleheads using the Amazon link on the home page and also to the Bogle Center through the Smile process or is it one or the other?
I've been going to the affiliate link from the home page and then clicking in the URL bar at the top of the browser and replacing "www" with "smile." The part of the URL that indicates the referral appears to remain after that, so I'm pretty sure it's giving both ways.

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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by lazydavid » Wed May 31, 2017 9:15 am

I've generated $5.94 for Worldreader.org, but just switched my chosen charity.

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Post by sschullo » Wed May 31, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks for pointing this very important fundraiser feature. It still takes good ole fashion money, resources, volunteers' skills and talents to PR the Boglehead Way to more and more people.
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Re: Amazon Smile: John C Bogle Center

Post by Pete12 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:56 pm

Thought I would post an update to this, more donations have come in but still a long way to go! I imagine a tremendous amount of money could be raised if every Amazon shopper here reading this made the switch!
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