Amazon has a trade offer for you: Amazon will monitor your phone data to verify ads in exchange for $2 per month.
Business Insider broke the news yesterday, citing Amazon’s Shopper Panel, which is ultra-exclusive and invite-only, and an ad verification program. The Amazon Shopper Panel pays customers $10 for submitting ten receipts, and users can receive incentives by completing business surveys.
“The Amazon Shopper Panel is an opt-in, invitation-only program where participants can earn monthly rewards by sharing receipts from purchases made outside of Amazon.com, completing short surveys, and enabling ad verification for the ads they see from Amazon’s own advertising or third-party businesses that advertise through Amazon Ads,” the Shopper Panel website reads.
In the website’s “Rewards” tab, Amazon states that users can enable ad verification to allow the company to confirm ads that users see from Amazon or third-party entities that use Amazon Ads. A promotional graphic about halfway down shows an interface with the option to enable paid ad verification on your device, which will earn you a $2 monthly “reward.”
According to the image’s disclaimer, “[b]y enabling ad verification, panelists allow us to validate which advertising from Amazon they viewed on their device.”
Consumers can always choose not to have their ads verified, according to Amazon.
The program is invite-only, but individuals who didn’t qualify can join a waitlist and possibly be accepted later, according to Business Insider, citing an Amazon representative. The company representative declined to discuss the selection process for users.
Moreover, Amazon has not revealed any details on why the Ad Verification program was launched in the first place.