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Shop at Amazon? They will donate 5% to charity with every order.

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Some may not know this but Amazon will donate 5% of sales to charity here in the UK to support our lifeboats. FIVE PERCENT! That is a lot on every order and better than Amazon tax dodging that amount … Read More
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Some may not know this but Amazon will donate 5% of sales to charity here in the UK to support our lifeboats. FIVE PERCENT! That is a lot on every order and better than Amazon tax dodging that amount away outside the country. Follow the link every time or bookmark it.

Bookmark the actual links when you land on the Amazon page, saves you an extra click.

Lifeboats: https://rnli.org/support-us/give-as-you-shop/shop-at-amazon
Macmillan: http://shop.macmillan.org.uk/amazon.html
OCD-UK: http://www.ocduk.org/amazon
AllergyUK: https://www.allergyuk.org/other-ways-to-help/amazon
Beanstalk: https://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk/faqs/buy-from-amazon
Saint Francis Hospice: https://www.sfh.org.uk/shop-online
Hospice Aid UK: http://www.hospiceaid.org.uk/amazon
Weldmar Hospice: https://www.weld-hospice.org.uk/shopping/buy-favourite-national-shops/
Families Need Fathers: https://fnf.org.uk/
Epilepsy Society: https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/more-ways-give
Epilepsy Action: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/fundraise/give-as-you-shop
Aniridia Network UK: https://aniridia.org.uk/2015/01/11/change-to-how-you-can-help-anuk-by-shopping-on-amazon/
Research Autism: http://researchautism.net/about-us-research-autism/get-involved-with-research-autism/buy-your-stuff-online-for-research-autism
Bumblebee Conservation (supposedly 8% instead of 5%): http://bumblebeeconservation.org/support-us/fundraising/
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They are not really giving the money to charity, they are just affiliate links, so the charity make a bit of money from your purchase.

Pretty much like all the links on this site are affiliate links, with the site making £1000's per day. I wonder how much HUKD give to charity?
41 Likes
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
35 Likes
Rather than donate 5% to charity , pay your workers on minimum wage and zero hours contracts the money .....
21 Likes
Turret
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.


and tax dodging Amazon will do the same... if they are so generous, how about paying their taxes?
16 Likes
simont_space
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
National Insurance? VAT? Employing 0000's, and increasing, Business rates? Once we leave the EU they will relocate financial base here thanks to lower corp tax.

Let's break this down, shall we?

A worker on NMW working 15 hours a week for Amazon (or Tesco, or whoever) will pay NO National Insurance.Nor will Amazon pay any as his employer. That's why everyone gets a 15-hour contract or less.
VAT is a tax on consumption; Amazon do not pay it, the customer pays it and they pass it on to the taxman.
By warehousing, their Business Rates will be minuscule, significantly lower than a shop front on the high street.

The only bit you got right is that they will relocate here when we cut Corporation Tax, so they can reduce that part of their bill as well.

Nothing illegal about any of that, but virtually every part of your post was wrong and excused them for being pretty a pretty lousy (but highly efficient and very customer-focused) company.

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2 Likes #2
Wish I known before, spent lots with Amazon lately. Shall lessen my guilt. ;)
I shall bookmark these now.
3 Likes #3
I knew the US site did something like this, I am glad to find a way to do it in the UK, hoping there are other charities out there this can be applied to as well, if anyone knows of more?
3 Likes #4
Great that you can give some money to charity with amazon orders, just a pity you have to click through another site everytime, as like cashback it makes it very easy to forget so the charities don't get as much as they otherwise might, shame there isn't a option to just have it do it by default....

But heated for supporting charities.
79 Likes #5
They are not really giving the money to charity, they are just affiliate links, so the charity make a bit of money from your purchase.

Pretty much like all the links on this site are affiliate links, with the site making £1000's per day. I wonder how much HUKD give to charity?
1 Like #6
Who's to say that they're honest about giving
smallclone
They are not really giving the money to charity, they are just affiliate links, so the charity make a bit of money from your purchase.
Pretty much like all the links on this site are affiliate links, with the site making £1000's per day. I wonder how much HUKD give to charity?
And I wonder how much you give. Can somebody cast doubts upon my generosity too please?
2 Likes #7
There is froggybank - kind of like a quidco/TCB for charities
2 Likes #8
ST3123
Great that you can give some money to charity with amazon orders, just a pity you have to click through another site everytime, as like cashback it makes it very easy to forget so the charities don't get as much as they otherwise might, shame there isn't a option to just have it do it by default....
But heated for supporting charities.

Save the link as a bookmark, job done.
2 Likes #9
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.

edit: no s**t amazon is tax dodging too. i was quoting op but pointing out HUKD are doing the same.



Edited By: Turret on Dec 15, 2016 22:51: .
41 Likes #10
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
21 Likes #11
Turret
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.


and tax dodging Amazon will do the same... if they are so generous, how about paying their taxes?
#12
good
1 Like #13
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
What so their imported staff can use our services, like the NHS, Police, etc ?
That would be too decent.
1 Like #14
Using the 5% NUS discount might cancel this out so choose carefully
3 Likes #15
I always go through easyfundraising for Cf when buying on amazon or ebay
5 Likes #16
dealcatcherer
Turret
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.


and tax dodging Amazon will do the same... if they are so generous, how about paying their taxes?


Give it a rest.
35 Likes #17
Rather than donate 5% to charity , pay your workers on minimum wage and zero hours contracts the money .....
7 Likes #18
Hey guys all this discussion about tax dodging is diverting attention from the good causes. This site is fast becoming HOTUKPOLITICS.COM :(
3 Likes #19
It is great, but Amazon.co.uk do not do enough to promote this. Adverts flash up on the .com site encouraging shoppers to do this more.
1 Like #20
ahotukdeal
Using the 5% NUS discount might cancel this out so choose carefully


What 5% discount? They stopped it
1 Like #21
I am picking two links (causes I support) and will post these links on Facebook and ask my friends to also share! i wish I had known this before spending a few hundred quid on Amazon over the past month....Let#s get it heated!!!!
2 Likes #22
dealcatcherer
Turret
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.
and tax dodging Amazon will do the same... if they are so generous, how about paying their taxes?
There isn't a lot you can do about Amazon dodging taxes.
I was just helping people ensure the 5% went to a good cause and not tax dodging HUKD... F*** me, right?


Edited By: Turret on Dec 15, 2016 15:23
1 Like #23
HyperTurtle
There is froggybank - kind of like a quidco/TCB for charities

They'll all work the same way and probably use the same thing behind the scenes. Only one will work at at a time, so if you regularly use multiples of Froggybank/Quidco/Amazon and want to choose one of them make sure you're using a cleaned browser and click through from the right place immediately before you buy or the reward could end up with any of them.
2 Likes #24
dealcatcherer
Turret
Be sure to click through the RNLI link AFTER clicking the 'GET DEAL' link otherwise tax dodging HUKD will take the 5%.
and tax dodging Amazon will do the same... if they are so generous, how about paying their taxes?

They do. Blame the EU for letting Luxembourg set up tax avoidance schemes others don't participate in. They'll soon move their tax base here once we leave the EU, lower Corp Tax, just as McDonalds have said they will do.
1 Like #25
Gunn
Rather than donate 5% to charity , pay your workers on minimum wage and zero hours contracts the money .....

They do. You read too much left wing garbage.
1 Like #26
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?

National Insurance? VAT? Employing 0000's, and increasing, Business rates? Once we leave the EU they will relocate financial base here thanks to lower corp tax.
16 Likes #27
simont_space
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
National Insurance? VAT? Employing 0000's, and increasing, Business rates? Once we leave the EU they will relocate financial base here thanks to lower corp tax.

Let's break this down, shall we?

A worker on NMW working 15 hours a week for Amazon (or Tesco, or whoever) will pay NO National Insurance.Nor will Amazon pay any as his employer. That's why everyone gets a 15-hour contract or less.
VAT is a tax on consumption; Amazon do not pay it, the customer pays it and they pass it on to the taxman.
By warehousing, their Business Rates will be minuscule, significantly lower than a shop front on the high street.

The only bit you got right is that they will relocate here when we cut Corporation Tax, so they can reduce that part of their bill as well.

Nothing illegal about any of that, but virtually every part of your post was wrong and excused them for being pretty a pretty lousy (but highly efficient and very customer-focused) company.
#28
Still cheaper than paying tax though ain't it!!!!
1 Like #29
Any charitable amount can be tax deductible, so you are helping them pay even LESS tax.
1 Like #30
themadgoose
simont_space
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
National Insurance? VAT? Employing 0000's, and increasing, Business rates? Once we leave the EU they will relocate financial base here thanks to lower corp tax.
Let's break this down, shall we?
A worker on NMW working 15 hours a week for Amazon (or Tesco, or whoever) will pay NO National Insurance.Nor will Amazon pay any as his employer. That's why everyone gets a 15-hour contract or less.
VAT is a tax on consumption; Amazon do not pay it, the customer pays it and they pass it on to the taxman.
By warehousing, their Business Rates will be minuscule, significantly lower than a shop front on the high street.
The only bit you got right is that they will relocate here when we cut Corporation Tax, so they can reduce that part of their bill as well.
Nothing illegal about any of that, but virtually every part of your post was wrong and excused them for being pretty a pretty lousy (but highly efficient and very customer-focused) company.

Egg, meet face.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/p/feature/k3eaequ7cy8v762
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simont_space
themadgoose
simont_space
mrxboxps3
How about Amazon donate some money to the taxman?
National Insurance? VAT? Employing 0000's, and increasing, Business rates? Once we leave the EU they will relocate financial base here thanks to lower corp tax.
Let's break this down, shall we?
A worker on NMW working 15 hours a week for Amazon (or Tesco, or whoever) will pay NO National Insurance.Nor will Amazon pay any as his employer. That's why everyone gets a 15-hour contract or less.
VAT is a tax on consumption; Amazon do not pay it, the customer pays it and they pass it on to the taxman.
By warehousing, their Business Rates will be minuscule, significantly lower than a shop front on the high street.
The only bit you got right is that they will relocate here when we cut Corporation Tax, so they can reduce that part of their bill as well.
Nothing illegal about any of that, but virtually every part of your post was wrong and excused them for being pretty a pretty lousy (but highly efficient and very customer-focused) company.
Egg, meet face.https://www.amazon.co.uk/p/feature/k3eaequ7cy8v762

On the contrary:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-and-tax-credit-rates-and-thresholds-for-2015-16/tax-and-tax-credit-rates-and-thresholds-for-2015-16
11 Likes #32
Go moan at your politicians, not Amazon. The first requirement for a tax loophole to be legal is to disclose it to HMRC. So given HMRC are aware of the loophole Amazon are exploiting the real question is why aren't the people we elected to represent us doing anything about it? Lets face it, if any one of us could pay £20/year to reduce our National Insurance and PAYE by £1000/year you'd damn well do it wouldn't you?
2 Likes #33
Charities are scams don't waste your time with them.

I would rather have 5% off whatever I buy.
#34
morty
Charities are scams don't waste your time with them.
I would rather have 5% off whatever I buy.

This is probably why they no longer give a 5% student discount too.
1 Like #35
morty
Charities are scams don't waste your time with them.

I would rather have 5% off whatever I buy.


Many charities do good work. Of course it's bad that in many cases 30%+ of their income from the public goes to staff wages and executives that have huge pay rates -- that's something the govt should be doing something about: make them publish/justify all salaries above £40k.
2 Likes #36
HyperTurtle
There is froggybank - kind of like a quidco/TCB for charities

Thank you!

Also found giveasyoulive.com last week. Rates are pretty low but include all the big payers and seems to be on anything. Keeps track of what you've earned and goes to any charity registered with them of your choosing. Also has a handy chrome extension to remind you when shopping!

Amazon - 1%
John Lewis - 1%
M&S - 1%
Toysrus - 2.5%
Groupon - 7%
Tesco - up to £3
etc.


Edited By: adam2707 on Dec 15, 2016 17:23
7 Likes #37
morty
Charities are scams don't waste your time with them.
I would rather have 5% off whatever I buy.

I think I speak for everyone in thanking you for that gem of wisdom. Don't forget to share it with the Macmillan nurse should you or any of your family suffer from cancer - or why don't you go down to your nearest hospice this Christmas and warn the people there how they're being scammed - I'm sure they'll agree the money would be put to much better use giving you a 5% discount on your purchases! :D
#38
iain_k
morty
Charities are scams don't waste your time with them.
I would rather have 5% off whatever I buy.
This is probably why they no longer give a 5% student discount too.

The links in this post are affiliate links, i.e. part of the same long-running programme that pays HUKD for stuff bought through their links. Nothing to do with the student discount scheme.
1 Like #39
Heat added OP. Incredible how some people begrudge giving money to charity even when it's not costing them a penny! With that said, here's a link to the Bumblebee Conservation Society's page - Amazon link about halfway down. http://bumblebeeconservation.org/support-us/fundraising/
1 Like #40
How does that Benefit buyers? They avoid paying 20% tax dodging and the underpaid workforce that they employ!! You are just increasing their profits. Oh by the way before some idiot says "it's foooor chaaaarity" the end recipients of most charities will only receive 12% of the front end payment after the fat cats and "expenses" are paid out. Anyway merry Christmas Barr humbug

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