Use Prime Day To Support Your Local Organizations


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Note from the Founder

Tomorrow is Amazon Prime Day.

“Black Friday in July”

IgnitionOne, a marketing technology, and services firm, estimates Amazon will generate sales of $6.1 billion on Prime Day 2019.

While the deals are flying, the average Amazon customer is expected, according to, to spend over $150 at the very least with $70 alone going towards a variety of Back-To-School supplies, including utilities, books, and clothing.

What will get lost though on most shoppers is the opportunity they have to support organizations they already care about.  By logging onto directly (typing A M A Z O N . C O M) you support no one but Amazon and the buyer of the product you are purchasing.

Amazon Affiliate Links, like these above, are shown across a variety of organizations, bloggers and online news outlets to help support their missions.

By shopping through an affiliate’s link, however, usually located on the homepage of an organizations website, of which is an affiliate, you help support that organization in the process.  With up to 10% of the total sales on that cart total going back directly into the organization’s mission.

Our mission is providing positive community news for the Kankakee/Will/Iroquois area.

Of course, there are other links out there.  Most Non-Profits in Illinois (and world-wide of course) have some sort of tie to an Affiliate program.  It’s up to you as a consumer to make a choice on what organizations you choose best deserve your continued support as you shop through Amazon as an already dedicated customer.

Just please, don’t let those dollars go unclaimed.  By doing so, you’re giving more money back to a company who paid out zero federal taxes in 2018 or 2017 and received a tax rebate through federal programs of $129 million dollars in 2018.

Put those dollars back into your community.

To get an idea of what percentage of your purchase could go towards a local area organization, check out the Amazon commission per product category below.

  • 1.0% for video games and game consoles
  • 2.0% for televisions and digital download games
  • 2.5% for computers, computer components, DVD and Blu-Ray 
  • 3.0% for toys
  • Amazon tablets and Kindle devices: 4.00%
  • 4.5% for paper books, healthcare, personal care, sports, kitchen, car, and baby products: 4.50%
  • 5.0% for digital music and video downloads; grocery items, handmade items or musical instruments
  • 6.0% for headphones, beauty products, musical instruments, business, and industrial supplies
  • 7.0% for clothes and accessories, Amazon TVs, Amazon Echo products and jewelry
  • 8.0% for furniture, lawn, and garden, home improvement, pantry, and pet products
  • 10.0% for Amazon fashion items and Amazon Coins

If you’re a local organization in the Kankakee/Iroquois/Will County area and would like your link featured for Prime Day shoppers to pick and choose, please provide it in an email and it will be listed below the article here.

Send your link to along with your mission statement for us to print below.

Want to get your organization set up with an affiliate link? Click here to get started.

Country Herald’s mission is to serve the Kankakee, Iroquois and Will County area by bringing positive, fact-driven, family-friendly, community-driven stories to you on a weekly basis.  

Bookmark this Amazon Link to continue support for Country Herald in future Amazon Purchases:

Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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