I like to make balms and salves. Really good ones with really fabulous ingredients. I make them for myself, for friends and — come the winter holiday season — for many of the helpers, seen and unseen, in my life.
In recent years, come early December, I put out a box full of various balms in little tins along with a note thanking my Amazon (and other deliverers) for making my life — and the lives of so many others — easier, and I encourage them to take a tin or two for themselves.
I also gift them to the landscaping crew that keeps the HOA community where I live in tip-top shape, to the vehicle emissions people who work in the cold in the heat and all sorts of weather, to the grocery store clerks and more. It’s something I like to do.
But this? Amazon’s “Thank my driver?” drive? I love it.
Look, Amazon has earmarked $2 million to spend anyway. They’re getting the good-feels PR from it (as evidenced by my post, the many news stories written about this program, etc.), but why not use it yourself and thank your driver?
I don’t have Alexa, but you don’t have to have it to tip your latest driver $5. Simply go to Amazon dot com, type in “thank my driver” and click. Easy peasy.