HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » If you're going to buy so...

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:10 PM

If you're going to buy something online

Last edited Wed Jun 25, 2014, 09:19 AM - Edit history (4)

-- especially at Amazon-- don't forget to click through the affiliate links at your favorite liberal sites. It will cost you nothing extra and you will be supporting liberal and progressive voices by giving them a commission of your purchase.

Some of them I could find are:

truthdig.com
thisweekinblackness.com
davidpakman.com
majority.fm
tytnetwork.com
thepoliticalcarnival.net
bartcop.com (not sure if the site is still active)
allthingsdemocrat.com
thepeoplesvoice.org
bradblog.com
alan.com (Alan Colmes)

Just look for the link to Amazon (or their "store" on any of the above websites.

Another way to support liberal and progressive causes is to use a site called GoodSearch.com For every valid search you do, your chosen cause will get a donation. Each donation for each search is small - one penny - but they add up-- especially if a lot of people choose that cause. And every bit helps.

You can do a search to find your cause. I've seen many NPR and PBS affiliates come up. The cause I've chosen was WBAI Radio NYC (wbai.org) - They provide many great programs one of which is Economic Update with Dr. Richard D. Wolff.

Of course, this is not for everybody but I will update and bump this thread from time to time to help remind people who are interested.

Not enough of you liberal and progressive websites have Amazon affiliate links so get 'em up there! I will be looking for more to add to this list!

Thank you very much!

30 replies, 5702 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 30 replies Author Time Post
Reply If you're going to buy something online (Original post)
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 OP
tblue37 Jun 2014 #1
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #3
Walk away Jun 2014 #2
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #5
rhett o rick Jun 2014 #4
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #7
rhett o rick Jun 2014 #9
tblue37 Jun 2014 #12
rhett o rick Jun 2014 #6
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #10
starroute Jun 2014 #8
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #11
starroute Jun 2014 #13
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #14
starroute Jun 2014 #16
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #19
freshwest Jun 2014 #15
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #18
WillyT Jun 2014 #17
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #22
WillyT Jun 2014 #23
KoKo Jun 2014 #20
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #21
silverweb Jun 2014 #24
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #26
silverweb Jun 2014 #28
KoKo Jun 2014 #27
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #25
Shankapotomus Jun 2014 #29
anglesphere Apr 2017 #30

Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:23 PM

1. I chose my local Humane Society. I buy *a lot of stuff* (but mainly books) there, and I have been

sending the money to the animal shelter all along.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:37 PM

3. If you know or come across

any good sites with Amazon affiliate links that you think others at DU would also want to support, feel free to add them to the thread. I will update the OP occasionally.

Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:24 PM

2. This is a great idea and so easy to do....

Once you pick your cause and sign up (easy peasy) when ever you shop at Amazon it will remind you to click on it. Done! You always have the choice and it is super simple.

I donate to Cairn Terrier Rescue!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Walk away (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:40 PM

5. Thank you

If you have any suggestions for sites, let me know.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:39 PM

4. Are you referring to Amazon Smile? nm

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:45 PM

7. rhett o rick

No, not Amazon Smile. Just the unique Amazon affiliate links that are available on some liberal/progressive websites.

Although, Amazon smile would probably work just as well, if your cause is listed. I'm not sure most liberal/progressive media outlets would make it to the list of charity causes, which I suggested, in order to support the media outlet you want, to just go straight to their website and click through their Amazon affiliate link, if they have one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:47 PM

9. Thanks for the clarification. I use Amazon Smile and donate to my local foodbank. nm

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:51 PM

12. Oh--I am using the "Smile" page for my Humane Society benefits. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:42 PM

6. Does goodsearch.com record your search history? I use duckduckgo.com. nm

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:48 PM

10. Good question

I would suspect they do so if you have qualms about that sort of thing (I do too, I use DDG and ixQuick) you might want to just stick to the affiliate links. Or just don't search for anything too personal like foot fungus.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:47 PM

8. Does DU not have an affiliate status anymore?

I set up my Amazon link as http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home/democraticund-20 many years ago and I've never had any reason to change it. Does it no longer have any effect?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to starroute (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:51 PM

11. Wow

I never noticed you could do that. Before I posted this thread, I checked DU for any Amazon affiliate links and didn't see any so I concluded they didn't participate. Now I'm not so sure.

Looking in my account for it but I don't see it. If they still are an Amazon affiliate I will add DU to the list. !Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:53 PM

13. Let us know if they're not so I can change my link to one that is

And thanks to you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to starroute (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 06:58 PM

14. I don't think they are

I can't find anything in my account for it. How did you get that link?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 08:40 PM

16. It was a long time ago -- maybe 2005?

There was a DU message asking people to use it for their Amazon purchases.

I've wondered for years if it was still operative -- but since it just goes through to Amazon, and nothing ever pops up to say, "Hey, that affiliate link doesn't do anything anymore," I had no way of telling.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to starroute (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 09:05 PM

19. Thanks

I have my own old amazon affiliate account. I don't see why it wouldn't still work but I'm going to ask skinner just to confirm before I add their link.

Thanks again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 07:38 PM

15. Thanks, didn't know about that. I will figure out how to help using that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 08:56 PM

18. I find the hardest part

is just remembering to click through the Amazon affiliate links when I go to purchase something. So this thread is as much a reminder for myself as everybody else.

Then I thought imagine if these reminders, with all the relevant information, were periodically posted on high traffic liberal/progressive sites. I encourage as many people to copy & spread this as possible. The internet gives us such an opportunity to leverage our numbers and put them to good use to advance the message.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 08:56 PM

17. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WillyT (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 09:33 PM

22. Thanks for kicking! Nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 09:43 PM

23. Cenk Mentions It On TYT Every Now And Again... Didn't Know About The Others...

 


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 09:10 PM

20. Great Information...Could you cross-post this in Progressive Media Resources Group

here on DU?

Here is the link and it would be great to have it available there for those of us who didn't realize one could do this to help out causes we believe in and want to support.

Thanks if you could share it there:

Progressive Media Resources Group
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1269

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KoKo (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 09:32 PM

21. Done!

Also, if it's in compliance with DU policy, feel free to copy & spread this wherever. Thanks for the suggestion and bumping.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sat Jun 21, 2014, 10:09 PM

24. ALSO...

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]You can donate to any other cause of your choice by clicking through to on-line vendors via Goodshop,

...by eating out at places in your area registered with GoodDining,

...and every time you do a websearch through GoodSearch (as mentioned).

It's just a little bit each time, but it adds up fast with enough conscientious participants.

More ways to give painlessly: Greater Good and Click-to-Donate. Just make these a part of your daily routine.

You don't have to have money to make a positive difference!



PS: For those who may be tempted to think or use the perjorative term, "slactivist," I refer you to the statesman/philosopher, Edmund Burke, who said: “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to silverweb (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 09:46 AM

26. Great quote

I never thought of the possibility that someone could consider this as "slactivist."

It's free money for progressive/liberal causes for doing nothing more on your computer than what you already do, people. I would say it would be "slactivist" to not do it. There's no reason why people can't be both a serious activist and a couch activist. Plus it's the numbers that could make this a serious activity. If we all do it, just like voting, things start to add up in our favor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:17 PM

28. Thanks. It's one of my favorite quotes. :)

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]I've heard the term "slactivist" a couple of times from younger activists, the kind who loudly and regularly participate in meetings and demonstrations. For an older loner introvert like me, that's not a terrific option.

It's very similar to being called a "breeder" for having had two children (now grown) by someone much younger, who had chosen not to have any children herself.

Both epithets convey an immature attitude of self-righteous superiority. I anticipate that persons using these terms will soften their scornful attitudes as they age, having experienced more of life's ups and downs for themselves.

Every little bit helps and as you say, "If we all do it, just like voting, things start to add up in our favor."

Meanwhile, I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to silverweb (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 01:40 PM

27. Recommend...for additional places...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 09:30 AM

25. kick

Added some more links to the list since I first posted.

Also I'm searching for entries for a more diverse list. If anyone has some suggestions for pro feminist, LGTB and minority websites that use Amazon affiliate links, let me know and I'll add them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 09:23 AM

29. kick

I just discovered truthdig.com has an extensive and nicely integrated Amazon store. They can't make it easier to help. Just click on the word "shop" in their website menu.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Apr 5, 2017, 07:46 AM

30. Bumped - In the wake of the advertiser exodus on YouTube

It might be helpful to remind people they can contribute to online Left media outlets through your online purchases.

We have to keep places like TYT, David Pakman and other going strong!

Here is an updated list:

truthdig.com
thisweekinblackness.com
progressivearmy.com
davidpakman.com
majority.fm
seculartalkradio.com
thomhartmann.com
trofire.com
wegoted.com
tytnetwork.com
thepoliticalcarnival.net
therealnews.com/t2
randirhodes.com
occupy.com
humanistreport.com
allthingsdemocrat.com
thepeoplesvoice.org
bradblog.com

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread