How Does the Amazon Associates Program Work?

How it works

Our Amazon Associates program raises money when you click CHIME’S Amazon link on our website and purchase items from the Amazon store. CHIME is an ‘associate’ and we earn money by driving traffic (you!) to Amazon. When items are purchased by that traffic (you!), the associate (CHIME) receives part of the ad revenue Amazon collects from advertisers. So, although you don’t see that you are making money for CHIME, you are! The more items purchased, the more we earn per item purchased.

How much we’ve earned so far!

Month(s) Donations to CHIME
2018 Year to Date $396.28
2017 $716.73
2016 $1,147.00
2015 $1,649.42

For example

Each month, CHIME receives a report on how much was purchased through our link. As more items are purchased each month, we earn higher percentages of purchases. We can earn anywhere from 4 to 10%!

Product Category  Fee Rates
Amazon Gift Cards, Wine 0.00%
Video Games & Video Game Consoles 1.00%
Televisions, Digital Video Games 2.00%
PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray 2.50%
Amazon Fresh, Toys 3.00%
Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Dash Buttons, Amazon Kindle Devices 4.00%
Physical Books, Health & Personal Care, Sports, Kitchen, Automotive, Baby Products 4.50%
Digital Music, Grocery, Physical Music, Handmade, Digital Videos 5.00%
Outdoors, Tools 5.50%
Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Supplies 6.00%
Apparel, Amazon Element Smart TV (with Fire TV), Amazon Fire TV Devices, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, Handbags & Accessories, Watches, Amazon Echo Devices 7.00%
Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Pantry 8.00%
Amazon Fashion Women, Men & Kids Private Label, Luxury Beauty, Amazon Coins 10.00%
All Other Categories 4.00%

Things to know

  • No sign up required
  • Same Amazon, same prices
  • Can still use your Amazon Prime Membership
  • Anyone can click through our link (friends, grandparents, neighbors etc.)
  • Amazon doesn’t show you that you are making money for CHIME, just know that you are if you use our link
  • Any purchase counts, even Amazon Instant Video rentals
  • Find the link at www.chimecommunity.org and click