The Best Way to Tip Your Amazon Driver

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You probably heard about the Amazon program that allowed customers to tip their drivers $5 by asking an Alexa device to thank their drivers.

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The program began on Dec. 7th, and Amazon shelled out the virtual $5 each time someone thanked their driver, but the tips were capped at the first 1 million thank yous — and the $5 million was gone within a couple of days.

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The purpose of the program, other than providing a few extra dollars to Amazon's overworked and underpaid drivers, was to make people aware of the new Alexa feature that let's you thank your driver any time you get a delivery. All you need to do is say, "Alexa, thank my driver." The driver won't receive $5 now that the program has ended, but they'll receive your gratitude, which they may or may not care about.

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If you want to continue tipping your drivers with actual money, there's a clever way to make it happen — request that the driver ring your doorbell when the package is delivered.

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To add delivery instructions for your Amazon drivers, go to Account & Lists > Accounts. Under Ordering and Shopping Preferences, tap Your Addresses. Select your home address and tap Add Delivery Instructions. From there, you can add a request for your drivers to ring your doorbell. When they do, have $5 (or however much you'd like to tip them) in hand and ready to go.

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