HilltownGrrl wrote:Is there a link to the $20/year subscription to WaPo? I've been nerving myself up to pay $99/year because supporting them, & all other newspapers & media doing hard work on our behalf is so important (I'm also planning to support The Guardian), but money is very tight, so if there's a cheaper option, I'm willing to consider it!
I think that for some the route to go is with an Amazon Prime account. At an eventual $3.99 a month for a digital WaPo subscription, the annual total will be $47.88. However, this makes sense only if Amazon Prime otherwise makes sense to you. It was originally a way to pay for second-day delivery in advance. Large users of Amazon probably saved a lot of shipping costs. Today it also offers e-books, music, and movies for Prime members at little or no cost. There is also an occasional Prime Shopping day with discounts on a wide variety of items. I usually don't need or want what they have on sale. And there can be specials for Prime members on any day.
I also urge signing up for a Amazon Smile account. There is a choice of charities to which Amazon will direct a small percentage (0.05%) of each purpose
purchase. I chose the American Association of University Professors, whose AAUP Foundation has received $39.55 from me and $281.04 from all donors. The total given to all charities is $54,509,978.56. About one million 501(c)(3) charities have signed on. Amazon gets the tax credit.
Eligible Charitable Organizations
Organizations must be public charitable organizations that are registered and in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to be eligible to participate. Eligible charitable organizations must also be located in one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Organizations that engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities are not eligible to participate. Amazon relies on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which organizations fall into these groups. Charitable organizations must also adhere to the AmazonSmile Participation Agreement to maintain eligibility. Charitable organizations may choose not to participate in AmazonSmile at any time. Although we aim to include only charitable organizations that are in good standing and do not engage in any of the activities described above, we cannot guarantee the good standing and/or conduct of any charitable organization.
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