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Don't want suggested amounts when users press donate button

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Sometimes when people get to my donate page it suggests donation amounts of $75, $100, and $150. I don't want this. It looks like I'm personally asking for this level of donation, and I'm not. How can I create a donate button that doesn't bring them to a page suggesting these amounts?


Don't want suggested amounts when users press donate button

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It's a great question - seems others have inquired about this same thing.   I have not seen a solution yet or if there is one I missed it.  Some people get the screen you're seeing while others don't.   I've tested with both a Personal and Business Account and it seems one time I get one screen and the next time I get a different screen - also if you get the fixed amounts - there does not appear to be a way to change them.   One work around I found was to allow the donor to input the amount on your web page.  Even doing this does not always give you the screen whereas you can include a note or set that amount as weekly or monthly donation but, at least you're not dealing with the fixed amounts.   See my test example below, please note, I'm not saying this is the answer but, it could be a possible work around until there's a better solution.  


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">


<title>Donation Amount Example</title>

<meta name="Description" content="">
<meta name="KeyWords" content="">
<meta charset="UTF-8">



<form target="_self" action="" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_donations">
<!-- Replace "business" value with your PayPal Email Address or your Merchant Account ID -->
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="your PayPal Email Address or your Merchant Account ID">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Widget Special Event">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="W-SE-001">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-DonationsBF">
Please enter your donation amount:<br>
<input type="text" name="amount" value="">
<input type="image" src="" border="0"
 name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="" width="1" height="1">


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