Amazon’s Tip My Driver Program Gets New Life

A fresh infusion of $1 million for “Alexa, tip my driver” means you can once again tip your delivery driver $5.

An Amazon delivery driver carries a package through the snow following a winter storm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Amazon’s short-lived tip “Alexa, tip my driver” program, where customers can send an Amazon-supplied $5 tip to their delivery drivers, has new life.

Amazon told customers this week it has resuscitated the perk with a $1 million infusion weeks after the program ended when the initial $1 million was quickly drained.

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