NUJ members can bring a smile to members in need
1 June 2018
NUJ members who buy from Amazon can now support the union’s charity NUJ Extra by simply adding the word smile to the Amazon domain name.
Bookmark the domain smile.amazon.co.uk and on your first visit choose NUJ Extra as your charity of choice. From then on, as long as you shop at smile-amazon.co.uk, Amazon will make a small donation to the NUJ’s charity for many of your purchases.
Amazon promises that when you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the same prices, selection and shopping experience as normal but with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NUJ Extra.
You will see eligible products marked 'Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk' on their product detail pages.
Recurring subscribe-and-save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
You use the same account as on amazon.co.uk - your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
NUJ Extra is the charity for members and former members of the union, and their families and dependents. The charity helps widows and orphans of union members but it also helps current and former members who have illnesses, accidents or other difficult circumstances.
Amazon will donate 0.5 per cent of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, VAT, and service charges, and less any rebates, returns, and bad debt.
From time to time, the company 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 organisations. Special terms and restrictions may apply.
For freelances and those filling in self-assessment forms - the donations are made by Amazon and are not tax deductible by you.