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    wayne jordan, 9447 is offline
    Chiswell's Exiles, Co. B 35th Battalion Va. Cavalry
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    Fairfax Station, Va
    Potomac - Virginia, Maryland and Delaware

    Use your amazon purchases to support the n-ssa

    By Wayne Jordan

    This is the easiest way I know of to donate extra money to the N-SSA. It doesn’t cost you anything, but it brings funds into our organization. For every purchase you make under this program, Amazon will contribute ½ of 1% to the N-SSA. Given that a high proportion of our members, and their families, buy something from Amazon each year, this could add up to some significant cash flow. Especially with the upcoming holiday season and all the purchasing that comes with it, we should all try to capitalize on this program.
    Last week I signed up for this program. It was very simple. Just go to the website: It will bring up a page that offers to let you designate a charity to receive the donation from all your purchases. Scroll down to the line where it allows you to put in the name of a charity to look up. The N-SSA is in this database, but you must spell out the name correctly and in full or it won’t take you to the right page. So, type north-south skirmish association and then click on the search button. It will now take you to a page that shows the N-SSA as the highlighted organization. You must click on the Select button to its right to confirm this selection. Now whenever you log into the Amazon Smile website with your user name it will have the N-SSA on record to get the contributions.
    It is very important that from now on when you sign in to Amazon to shop that you go to the site at to sign in. The page on your screen will look the same as before, but it will say Amazon Smile in the upper left corner. It will also say Supporting: North-South Skirmish Association in the upper central part of the page, just under the search box. If you use bookmarks on your computer, setting up one for the Smile site will add convenience and ensure that you don’t forget to get credit for your purchases.
    At this point Amazon will give you the opportunity to download the Amazon Assistant which will add an icon to your browser and provide you shortcuts to access information about your orders and other relevant pages on the amazon site. I suggest downloading it and then reviewing all the features to see which ones are of value to you.
    For the last few years the N-SSA has seen a small trickle of these Amazon Smile donations coming its way. I’m hoping that by raising awareness of this program that the majority of our members, and members of their households, will sign into Amazon Smile this fall and that the Christmas shopping season will result in a much larger donation flowing back to our organization. Happy shopping!
    The next two paragraphs explain a few more details about using Amazon Smile and are largely copied form their website.
    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 the N-SSA. Your existing account will be the same one used when you sign into AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. AmazonSmile has the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as, including Amazon Prime member benefits. So, there is no need to make any adjustments or reprogram anything. Just remember to sign in at 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.
    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. From time to time, Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.
    This article is part of an ongoing series about ways for our members to help support the financial wellbeing of the N-SSA, and to help strengthen the organization to ensure its longterm future for the benefit of generations to come. Subjects will include annual giving, tax benefits, and estate planning, among others. For any suggestions or questions, please contact Wayne Jordan, Charitable Giving Officer, at

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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Deep South - Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas
    I just did's super easy.


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    Bob Lintner is offline
    1st New Jersey Light Artillery
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Northern N.J.
    Middle Atlantic - New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    Exclamation Amazon donation to N-SSA E-Z instructions

    I followed the E-Z instructions and worked great! Thanks!

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