Amazon Smile Program
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support American University in Bulgaria as a charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to AUBG.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations to AUBG?
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.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select AUBG as my charitable organization?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Search and select "American University in Bulgaria." AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
How is AUBG eligible to be a charity?
The American University in Bulgaria is a 501(c) public charitable organization.
Where do the AmazonSmile donations go?
Donations go to the AUBG Annual Fund which contributes to financial assistance/scholarships for students, internships and career services, technology and equipment, and student support services/tutoring and any other purposes in support of AUBG. More information can be found at www.aubg.edu/aubg-annual-fund.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the AUBG Annual Fund. 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, AmazonSmile 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.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
What if I want to donate to a specific scholarship, endowed program or other fund at AUBG, and be eligible for tax deductions?
There are hundreds of funds that need support at AUBG, and there's likely a fund that you have a connection to. Support your passion and find a fund here.
How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?
Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.