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Associates Operating Agreement – What’s Changed

Here are some of the most important updates we made to the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement and Program Policies on September 2, 2020:

  • We have a new Special Program Fee to the Fee Statement:

4. Special Program Fees or Promotions

(b) Bonus Events

Bonus Events are available in select countries as referenced in the Appendix (“Special Program Fees”). You will earn Special Program Fees described in this Section 4(b) in connection with “Bonus Events” which occur when (1) a customer, who must be eligible for the Bonus Event as described in the Appendix, clicks through a Special Link on your Site to the Amazon Site, and (2) during the resulting Session the customer completes the bonus action described in the Appendix.

Amazon will not pay Special Program Fees where a Bonus Event has been disqualified due to a violation or other abuse (for example, registrations made using invalid email addresses, use of bots or automated software, repetitive Bonus Events, and Bonus Events that do not result from Special Links on your Site). Amazon will determine in its sole discretion, in each case, whether a Bonus Event has occurred or if there has been a violation or abuse.

Special Links to the Bonus Event-specific homepages listed in the Appendix are permitted in connection with the corresponding Bonus Event, notwithstanding the Associates Program Participation Requirements.

  • We have added the following Special Program Fees to the Appendix:

(b) Bonus Events

Bonus-Eligible Program Homepage Bonus Action Eligible Customer Bonus Event Rate
Amazon Pantry https://www.amazon.com/pantry Successful Bonus-eligible first purchase from the Amazon Pantry store An Amazon customer who has not previously completed a purchase from the Amazon Pantry store $3.00
Amazon Fresh Products https://www.amazon.com/fresh Successful Bonus-eligible first purchase from the Amazon Fresh store (excluding Whole Foods) An Amazon Prime customer who has not previously completed a purchase from the Amazon Fresh store $3.00
Pet Food & Supplies https://www.amazon.com/pets Successful Bonus-eligible first purchase from the Amazon Pet Food & Supplies store An Amazon customer who has not previously completed a purchase from the Amazon Pet Food & Supplies store $3.00
  • We have removed the following from Bounty Events within the Special Program Fees:
    • Amazon Prime Pantry
    • Amazon Fresh Products
  • We have renamed “Twitch Prime” to “Prime Gaming”, including the Homepage URL, within the Special Program Fees*
  • We have changed the “Amazon Baby Registry” Homepage URL within the Special Program Fees*
  • We have changed the term “fee” to “commission income”

* Please make sure to update your links per the above changes. Your old URLs will continue to work through December 31, 2020.