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Tell Alexa to ‘Thank My Driver,’ and they’ll get $5 — at no cost to you

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Amazon’s ‘Thank My Driver’ program is back

Santa isn't the only one working hard during the holiday season. As we hurry to finish our last-minute gift shopping, there are some other heroes who deserve our thanks for their efforts during one of the busiest times of the year: delivery drivers. If you tell Alexa to "Thank my driver," your most recent Amazon delivery driver will get a $5 bonus at no charge to you.

It's part of Amazon's wildly popular "Thank My Driver" program, which is now back until 2 million drivers receive stress-free thank-yous from Amazon customers.

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How to thank your Amazon driver

If you want to participate, here's what you need to do:

  • Using any Amazon Echo device, just say, "Alexa, thank my driver."
  • Open the Alexa app on your smartphone, tap the Alexa button, and say, "Alexa, thank my driver."
  • Search for "thank my driver" on Amazon on the web or in the app.

Note that you can only thank the driver of your most recent delivery, and the delivery must have been made within the last 14 days. Any delivery driver in the U.S. can be thanked and receive the $5 bonus. You can "thank" your driver multiple times, but they'll only receive one $5 bonus per delivery.

The promotion will last until 2 million drivers receive thanks from customers. After that, the $5 bonuses will no longer be available — but you'll still be able to send your appreciation, which Amazon will share with drivers.

Amazon Echo devices you can use to say thanks this holiday season

Need a new Echo device so you can send your appreciation to your delivery driver? Amazon's device sale is still going on, so you can get great prices on these.

Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen)

Amazon's Echo Show 10 can show you even more on a 10-inch HD screen that moves with you. It also has the most advanced camera of any Echo device. Get it now for 32% off during the Amazon device sale.

Echo Pop

Echo Pop is Amazon's newest, most compact smart speaker that's designed to deliver big sound for small spaces. It's an ideal option for offices and bedrooms and comes in fun new colors to match any décor. Get it now for 55% off.

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) with clock

The newly designed Echo Dot is packed with new features, like an LED clock display, new colors and features for kids. Get it now for 33% off.

Echo Auto (2nd Gen, 2022 release)

Take the power of Alexa with you on the go with Echo Auto, the Echo device designed for your car. During the Amazon device sale, it's 36% off.

Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release)

The Echo Show 5 brings an updated display and clearer sound to its compact size, so you can call, stream, take pictures and more.

Aoycocr Alexa Smart Plugs

Get four convenient smart plugs in this package. They conveniently don't require a home hub, so they're ready to pair with your Echo device and use with any item in your home.

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Christina Marfice writes for BestReviews. BestReviews has helped millions of consumers simplify their purchasing decisions, saving them time and money.

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