Amazon Shopper Panel Looks a Little Different – Here’s What’s Changed!

Join the Amazon Shopper Panel and start earning easy Amazon Credits every month!

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The Amazon Shopper Panel is an AWESOME invitation-only program where members can earn monthly Amazon credits by completing simple tasks. You can earn rewards by sharing receipts from purchases made outside of and by completing short surveys.

Participating in the Amazon Shopping Panel is my absolute favorite way to score easy Amazon credits. In the past year, I earned almost enough credits to cover the entire cost of my Prime membership!

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Changes to the Amazon Shopping Panel Program announced in March 2024…

We’ve recently learned about some new changes to the Amazon Shopping Panel including no longer being able to submit receipts for gas station or restaurant purchases.

Despite that change, there are new rewards offers you can earn for purchasing specific products available in the app (similar to how Ibotta and Fetch rewards work).

Keep reading to learn what we know so far. More details will be announced in April, so be sure to bookmark this page for updates too!

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How does the Amazon Shopper Panel work?

There are several ways for members to earn rewards: You can upload 10 eligible receipts per month, you can earn additional rewards by completing brief surveys as they’re offered to you, and you can enable ad verification on your phone.

Starting in March 2024, you may also see the option to earn rewards for purchasing specific items – similar to how Ibotta and Fetch offers work. For instance, you may see an offer to “Upload a Receipt with a Hanes purchase” by 3/31/24 with a reward amount of $1.

Your participation will help brands offer better products and make Amazon ads more relevant. You’ll also be rewarded for your time with monthly Amazon credits or donations to charitable organizations if you choose.

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How do members submit receipts to earn rewards?

Earning rewards is truly SO easy. Just upload 10 eligible receipts per month by using the Amazon Shopper Panel app to take pictures of your paper receipts. You can also forward email receipts to You’ll receive a reward when you submit 10 or more eligible receipts in a month.

I just save the first 10 paper receipts I get every month for eligible stores I shop at and then scan them all in one sitting to save time. They can be from most retail stores, including grocery stores and drug stores, that give out paper receipts. It only takes me about three minutes to upload all 10 of my receipts each month!

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Are there any other ways to earn additional rewards?

Amazon Shopper Panel members also receive short surveys in the app, and you can earn rewards for each survey you complete. Reward amounts vary per survey (usually between 25¢ and $1), and you will be able to see the reward offered before choosing to complete the survey.

These surveys are seriously SO short – usually anywhere from one to four questions long, and they take mere seconds to complete!

Starting in March 2024, you may also see the option to earn rewards for purchasing specific items – similar to how Ibotta and Fetch offers work. For instance, you may see an offer to “Upload a Receipt with a Hanes purchase” by 3/31/24 with a reward amount of $1. Once you upload your receipt for that purchase, you’ll earn the listed reward amount.

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What kind of rewards can members earn?

When you submit 10 or more eligible receipts in a month, you’ll earn $10 towards either your Amazon Gift Card Balance or the charitable organization of your choice. You’ll earn additional rewards each month for every survey you complete, too.

Plus, Amazon Shopper Panel recently has been offering the option to earn rewards for purchasing specific items – similar to how Ibotta and Fetch offers work. For instance, you may see an offer to “Upload a Receipt with a Hanes purchase” by 3/31/24 with a reward amount of $1 which will be added to your Amazon gift card balance.

I’ve been a member of the Amazon Shopper Panel since March of 2021, and I earn a minimum of $10 every month. In all that time, I’ve never had any issues getting the payout that I earned. Within the first 48 hours of the following month, I always find the credit in my Amazon account, ready to spend. Easy peasy!

Overall, my experience with Amazon Shopper Panel has been outstanding. I enthusiastically recommend this program without any hesitation to everyone I know!

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How do I sign up for the Amazon Shopper Panel?

The Amazon Shopper Panel app is free to download and use, but spots on the Panel are available to a limited number of Amazon customers in the US.

I was lucky to receive an invitation to join the program in March of 2021, but anyone can download the app from the App Store or the Google Play Store and check to see if space is available. If not, you’ll be waitlisted and notified when a spot opens up.

Hip Tip: When you do receive your invitation, be sure to join the program right away before you forget! Invitations expire after 45 days, and you may not get another chance to join.

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So… what’s the catch?!

While the Amazon Shopper Panel isn’t perfect, I’ve never encountered any serious issues after using it for almost a year and a half. Of course, I have found a couple of areas of improvement that I would love to see addressed in the future.

Here are the things I’d change about the Amazon Shopper Panel:

  • Allow members to enter more than 10 receipts per month. I would love the opportunity to earn more than a base rate of $10/month, but I can certainly understand the need to limit this, and I honestly don’t expect the cap of 10 receipts to ever be increased.
  • Open up more opportunities for folks on the waitlist. One of my Hip colleagues has been waiting for months to get off the waitlist, while other users slide right in. There’s no explanation or estimated wait time given to those who are waitlisted, and that can be pretty frustrating.

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The truth is that the negative aspects have been minor annoyances for me, but certainly not anything serious enough to discourage me from participating. All things considered, I love being a part of the Amazon Shopper Panel, and I’m totally hooked on it now!

This is one app I would never want to delete from my phone, and I plan to continue with it for as long as those credits keep piling up in my account. It’s totally worth the few minutes I spend scanning receipts every month!

Here’s what a few of my Hip sidekicks have to say about their experience with the Amazon Shopper Panel:

I use it and LOVE it! 💞 🙌 I’ve had it for over a year and it is super easy to upload your receipts and get the $10 each month. In my mind, it helps pay towards my monthly Prime Membership. They also offer various random surveys to earn an additional 50¢. 🎉 – Amber

I love it! Though I am awful at remembering to upload my receipts (even though it’s really quick and easy)! I need to figure out a way to set a reminder each month to do so!Emily

I love getting an Amazon gift card every month for just a few minutes of my time. Even better when there are surveys available for extra money!Angela

If you’re a member of the Amazon Shopper Panel too, please let us know what you think of the program.

If you’re new to the program and interested in applying, please comment below and share whether you get waitlisted or accepted right away. We’d love to hear from you. Good luck! 

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