PRIME DAY is an annual deal event just for Amazon Prime members. This year it will take place on October 13-14 and has become something of an online Black Friday shopping event with typically great deals on a wide variety of items.

Given that, I want to remind everyone that AMSAT-NA participates in the AmazonSmile program, a way for Amazon customers to support their favorite charitable organization. Every time they shop online Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to AMSAT-NA.

It’s a GREAT way to help keep ham radio in space and it won’t cost you a cent! The donation is made by Amazon, it isn’t added to your purchase, your price remains unchanged. It’s tiny but can really add up over time with Amazon purchases from thousands of patrons. Here’s what’s been donated since the beginning of AMSAT’s participation through last month:

Using AmazonSmile couldn’t be easier. You simply visit a special bookmark whenever you intend to shop at Amazon. The same page that you normally see will appear, but now your purchases will be credited to AMSAT. You can bookmark the special link or you can drag a bookmark button onto your browser bar for easier recall. It’s simple as that!