Most of us shop from Amazon quite a bit throughout the year. However, during the holidays, the number of packages arriving on your doorstep likely increases. Fortunately, if you want to help the hardworking drivers who cart all those boxes around feel appreciated, Amazon has found a way to reward them this holiday season.
Check out this simple, limited-time hack that lets you put a tip into the pocket of delivery drivers at no cost to you during the busy holiday shopping rush.
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To reward your Amazon delivery drivers, you need an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo Dot or Echo Show. You can also use the Alexa or Amazon shopping app on your smartphone or tablet. Beginning Dec. 7, you can say, "Alexa, thank my driver," to your device. The driver who delivered your most recent package will then be notified of your appreciation and receive a $5 tip at no cost to you.
The drivers who receive the most thanks during the promotional period are eligible for an even bigger reward. The top five drivers will receive an additional $10,000 and a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
Only certain Amazon drivers can participate in this promotion. Flex delivery partners or associates who work with Amazon Delivery Service Partners and Hub are eligible to receive the $5 tips. If you receive a package through other Amazon partners, such as the United States Postal Service, UPS or FedEx, Amazon will pass on your thanks, but the drivers won't be tipped.
Amazon's holiday tip promotion doesn't have a specific end date. Instead, tips will be distributed for each of the first 1 million thank yous that Amazon customers offer. When a million thank yous have been paid out, Amazon will continue to extend your gratitude to the drivers, but they won't receive any additional money.
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