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Offline Matthew

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Buying from Amazon? Support CathInfo in the process!
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:20:31 AM »
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  • Many of you know that Amazon.com sells just about everything, and their prices are often the lowest for many items.

    The only thing better than getting a good deal is getting a good deal and supporting your local Traditional Catholic message board!

    It's a great way to say "Thank You" for years of work put into running this forum. CathInfo was started in August 2006. Besides the programming work and webhosting this forum requires, there are also the constant efforts required to keep CathInfo free of spammers, scammers, sneaks, and all manner of kooks. In general, it's a lot of work to keep a Trad forum like CathInfo relatively peaceful and pleasant.

    Each time you visit Amazon.com, try to remember to start your session by clicking a link here on CathInfo -- there's a text link at the top of the screen, and a banner at the bottom. By doing so, I get credit. You don't pay anything extra -- it just comes out of Amazon's profits.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.amazon.com/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20&linkId=QETR5INIUBHW6MLR

    A traditional Catholic family like ours could sure use the extra income. We have 6 children 9 and under.

    Thank you for your support.

    Matthew
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    Offline Jehanne

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    « Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 10:24:31 AM »
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  • I tried doing this, but I have no idea if it is working or not.  Is it indicated anywhere on the checkout receipt?


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    « Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 10:27:36 AM »
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  • If you click the link, it *does* work, I guess you just have to trust that it works.

    I also wish they had some concrete indication -- but they unfortunately don't.

    I just know that each time someone clicks that link, Amazon's software keeps track for that session (via a tracking cookie). The tracking only lasts for THAT SESSION though -- so if you come back later, remember to start your session from here again!

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    Matthew
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    « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 10:28:58 AM »
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  • Maybe I should post a list of what people purchased, so you all will feel like it's working?

    I know WHAT is being purchased, and how much it's worth, but of course I don't know who is buying what.
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    « Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 10:30:28 AM »
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  • I will let you know sometime -- items plus amounts.  I got a "big" ($400 -- big for us at least) purchase coming up here in six months.  Please keep posting these reminders.


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    « Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 10:40:44 AM »
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    Maybe I should post a list of what people purchased, so you all will feel like it's working?



    Yes. Put a list of purchases. Not onlly would it be interesting to see what people here are buying, but I could also see if the items I bought are included to make sure it is going through. I buy from Amazon via your link once or twice a week.

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    « Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 10:43:43 AM »
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    Who needs that 6% more -- the public corporation Amazon.com, or a traditional Catholic family with 4 children 5 and under?



    You get 6% of the total cost of the item a person purchased via your link??

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    « Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 10:45:45 AM »
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    Maybe I should post a list of what people purchased, so you all will feel like it's working?



    Yes. Put a list of purchases. Not onlly would it be interesting to see what people here are buying, but I could also see if the items I bought are included to make sure it is going through. I buy from Amazon via your link once or twice a week.


    Well, I do not want my pair of furry handcuffs to be displayed. :dancing-banana: :dwarf: :smile:


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    « Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 11:03:18 AM »
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  • Here is this month so far:

    Babe
    Beethoven's 3rd
    Bingo
    Daddy Day Camp
    EXTRAVAGANZA ATLANTIS - Bahamas
    Hawaii
    Kindergarten Cop
    Look Who's Talking
    Monkeys, Go Home!
    Nanny McPhee
    Problem Child
    Richie Rich
    Seven Alone
    Summer Magic
    Summer Magic
    The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    The Barefoot Executive
    Vista Point CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
    Gerber Plastic Pants, 3T, Fits 32-35 lbs. (4 pairs)
    Gerber Plastic Pants, 3T, Fits 32-35 lbs. (4 pairs)
    Russell Athletic Women's Gym Pant, Oxford, X-Large
    My Catholic Faith
    hidden dangers in kids' meals
    Tales from Avonlea - Beginnings
    Benecalorie, 1.5-Ounce (liquid) Cups (Pack of 24)
    Cataplex B 360 Tablets
    Convatec Aloe Vesta Bathing Cloths - 8 Ea / Pack
    Prolamine Iodine (90 Tablets)
    Resource? Thickened Water, Lemon Flavored, Honey Consistency, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 27)
    Standard Process Adrenal Desiccated 90 T
    Standard Process Organically Bound Minerals 90 T
    Safety Sure Transfer/Pivot Disc 13"
    [Itm] Plastic, 1 oz. [Acsry To]: MEDICINE CUP,1 OZ, PLASTIC, 100/PACK
    Adjustable Foot Stool with Fleece Foam Cushion
    My Catholic Faith


    Here is the list for February:

    Air Bud
    Air Bud
    Beethoven
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
    Furry Vengeance
    King Of The Grizzlies
    My Dog Skip
    Nanny McPhee
    So Dear To My Heart
    Stuart Little
    Stuart Little 2
    The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    The Bears And I
    The Great Muppet Caper
    The Shaggy Dog (2006)
    Eco Kids Eco-Dough
    L Is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet (Alphabet Series)
    Muddle Farm: A Magnetic Play Book
    Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President
    Benji: The Hunted
    Double, Double Toil and Trouble
    Fly Away Home (Special Edition)
    Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy
    My Dog, the Thief
    Puppy Plays the Classics
    The Dog Who Saved Christmas
    Tom Sawyer
    Wishbone
    Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive DVD-RAM/±R/±RW 24x 8x 16x (DVD) 48x 32x 48x (CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black)
    Magic Wand Remote Control
    Panasonic Integrated Business Phone (KX-TS105B)
    Benecalorie, 1.5-Ounce (liquid) Cups (Pack of 24)
    Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 4, 140-Count
    Mini Shower Bidet for the Faucet [Health and Beauty]
    Resource Thickened Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Honey Consistency, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 27)
    Resource? Thickened Water, Lemon Flavored, Honey Consistency, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 27)
    Sip-Tip
    Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology
    Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology
    Kids K20 Sunglasses UV400 Rated Ages 3-10 (Silver Smoke)
    ACCENT PUNCH-OUTS FISHY FUN
    Creativity for Kids Butterfly Paper Mobile
    Creativity for Kids Butterfly Paper Mobile
    Educational Insights 3-in-1 Portable Easel
    Farm Set - Small - Pre-Cut Flannelboard Figures
    Fisher-Price Little People Stack 'n Learn Alphabet Blocks
    Learning Resources Stacking Shapes Pegboard
    Paper Petal Photo Mobile
    Paper Petal Photo Mobile
    Shure Wild Animals Magnanimals
    The Fabulous Book of Paper Dolls
    Tolo Toys Rainbow Stackers
    Toy Workshop Alphabet Box
    Kids K20 Sunglasses UV400 Rated Ages 3-10
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    « Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 11:15:18 AM »
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    Who needs that 6% more -- the public corporation Amazon.com, or a traditional Catholic family with 4 children 5 and under?



    You get 6% of the total cost of the item a person purchased via your link??


    Yes -- actually you get a larger % the more you sell. You start out at 4% for the first 10 items, then 6% for the next 20, then 6.5% for quite a while. I've never hit the 7% mark ...yet.

    But when I hit the 6% bracket, *all* the items bring in that level of commission, including the first 10.

    For Videos-on-demand I get 10%.
    Start your Amazon.com session by clicking this link, and my family and I get a commission on your purchase!

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    « Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 11:24:24 AM »
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  • There only seems to be a 2-3 people clicking on the Amazon link, because I know the member here who bought 90% of this stuff.

    To my fellow members, please use the link more if you are doing any shopping. For those who have FACEBook accounts, maybe you can tell all those on your friends list about going to CATHinfo to access the Amazon link when they want to buy something on Amazon.


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    « Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 01:15:26 PM »
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  • From experience, I'll tell you what DOESN'T work...

    I was helping my mom shop Amazon for Christmas gifts. I had already put the items into her Amazon cart and then came here and clicked through the link and then proceeded to checkout. This didn't work. You have to use the link before you place the items in your cart.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo

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    « Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 02:09:49 PM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici
    From experience, I'll tell you what DOESN'T work...

    I was helping my mom shop Amazon for Christmas gifts. I had already put the items into her Amazon cart and then came here and clicked through the link and then proceeded to checkout. This didn't work. You have to use the link before you place the items in your cart.


    Thanks.  I'll remember start to click on the link at the top of the page you have anytime I buy from Amazon and not put anything into a shopping cart first.  

    I do have things on a "shopping list" which I use to keep things that I want to buy someday but can't justify the expense at this time.  If I click on your link first then go to my "shopping list" to buy something I finally decided to buy, do you get the credit?

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    « Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 02:11:53 PM »
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  • One way to find out -- Maybe add the item to your cart from the main page, instead of your Wish List.

    I'll probably post the list of "items bought" for a while, maybe once a month, so everyone can see that they indeed helped us out.

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    « Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 08:11:59 PM »
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  • It apparently worked for my purchases unless someone else bought the exact same 6 items that I did, which I seriously doubt since that would be far too coincidental.  

     

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