Thank Your Amazon Driver: Send a Free $5 Holiday Tip
If you want to show appreciation for your Amazon driver during the busy holiday season, consider a simple and cost-free gesture. You can now tip your driver with no extra charge to you. As part of the ongoing holiday promotion, the first 2 million expressions of thanks will result in a $5 reward for the delivery drivers.
The company announced the return of the holiday promotion to thank drivers. Originating in 2022, the program for 2023 has kicked off, providing customers with an easy way to extend their thanks. According to Amazon, customers have already conveyed their appreciation over 22 million times since the beginning of the program.
“Alexa, thank my driver”
U.S. Amazon customers can use the “Alexa, thank my driver” command to participate. This prompt triggers a $5 bonus for the most recent delivery driver. For those without an Echo device, you can search “Thank my Driver” in the search bar on Amazon or click the yellow button on the Amazon website to thank your driver.
“We’ve heard many examples of this through social media, emails, and phone calls, and when talking with friends and family,” said Amazon. “That’s why we developed the ‘Alexa, Thank My Driver’ feature, which allows customers to directly thank drivers for making their deliveries.”
It’s worth noting that customers can only thank their most recent delivery driver, and this expression of thanks must occur within 14 days of the delivery taking place.
Even after the 2 million thank-yous and $5 tips have been distributed, customers can continue expressing gratitude year-round through the feature. Drivers, in turn, can see the number of times they are thanked within their app.
Beyond the initial thank-yous and $5 tips, Amazon sweetens the deal with additional rewards. This includes $100 for the 1,000 most-thanked drivers daily throughout December. Moreover, the top five most-thanked drivers each week until the end of December, split into two periods (December 18-24 and December 25-31), will receive $10,000 each. Lastly, the top five drivers thanked across the entire promotional period from December 12-31 will be awarded $25,000, with an additional $25,000 donated by Amazon to the charity of their choice.
Get more information about thanking your driver here.