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The Amazon Shopper Panel is a consumer research program the company says will “help brands offer better products and make ads more relevant on Amazon.”
Basically, Amazon is realllllly interested in what you’re buying from other retailers, so they’re willing to pay you for your receipts.
Want to make a little bank? Here’s what you need to know:
Earn $10 per month by submitting 10 receipts via the Amazon Shopper Panel app.
If you’re accepted into the Amazon Shopper Panel program, every calendar month you’ll need to submit 10 receipts for purchases you’ve made within 30 days — to earn $10. You can submit receipts by taking photos of them using the Amazon Shopper Panel app (iOS/Android) or by forwarding email receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you submit 10 qualifying receipts, Amazon will credit your account with $10 each month — which you can apply to your next Amazon order, your $139/year Prime membership, or save up for a purchase down the road. That’s $120 worth of free stuff!
TIP: You have to submit 10 receipts in a month to get the $10 reward. Less than 10, you don’t get anything; more than 10 won’t earn you extra bucks. Any surveys you complete during the month will still earn you money.
Just about any non-Amazon receipt works for the Amazon Shopper Panel.
For real. Valid receipts include purchases from grocery stores, drugstores, department stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and theme parks.
Receipts from outside the U.S. and from Whole Foods Market, AmazonGo, Amazon Four Star, and Amazon Books aren’t eligible.
Enable ‘ad sharing’ to get another $2/month from Amazon.
If you’re an iOS user, you can opt in to ad sharing to get an extra $2 per month. What does that mean? You’re letting Amazon basically track the ads you view on a regular basis on your mobile device.
To set this up, here’s what you do:
- Tap the Ads section of the app in the lower toolbar
- Toggle “Enable Ad Sharing”
- Tap “Get Started”
- Tap “Allow” at the prompt that lets Amazon Shopper Panel track your activity
- Open Settings on your iPhone
- Tap “General”
- Tap “VPN & Device Management”
- Tap “DNS”
- Select “Amazon Shopper Panel”
TIP: If you get the full $12 every month, that’s $144/year — more than enough to cover the cost of your $139/year Amazon Prime membership.
Answer Amazon surveys to earn additional Amazon credits.
Each month, Amazon will give you the opportunity to answer questions about various brands, products, or ads. In return, you can earn additional Amazon credits.
Surveys are totally optional, and as a participant, you can see how much each survey earns you. They’re typically one to three questions long and will earn you between $0.25 and $1 each — in addition to your $10 receipt credits.
Join the Amazon Shopper Panel wait list (if you didn’t get an invite).
The Amazon Shopper Panel is invite-only. So if you’re one of the lucky ones, you would receive an official Amazon research panel invitation via email.
However, if you didn’t get the official invite, you can sign up for the wait list by downloading the Amazon Shopper Panel app and logging in with your Amazon account info. Who knows? Maybe a spot will open up and you’re in.
If you want to leave the Amazon Panel and give up earning an easy ten bucks every month, just stop using the app. Learn more at Panel.Amazon.com.