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The reviews, photos, videos, and knowledge you share on Google Maps make it easier for millions of people to navigate our world. To show our appreciation, we offer special perks to active Local Guides who regularly contribute on Maps.
We often partner with other brands to give Local Guides like you discounts and exciting offers on products we think you’ll love. Local Guides may also receive early access to new Google products, invitations to events, Google swag, and more.
Got a perk? The best place to get information about it is through the email you received and the link to the redemption site. If you’re not subscribed to emails about perks, be sure to update your email preferences.
The Local Guides program is constantly evolving and so are its perks. If you have a suggested partner or a perk you would like to see offered in your area, we welcome your feedback in the Idea Exchange.
Below are answers to questions we often receive about perks.
How do I get perks?
Perks are offered to Local Guides from time to time as a thank you for contributing great content on Google Maps. You may receive a perk because you’ve consistently shared high-quality contributions, reached a certain level, or often review a category related to a perk. Perks may be offered to Local Guides in particular regions. To see where you are signed up for Local Guides, please visit your Local Guides settings.
How will I know if I’ve received a perk?
Local Guides are notified through email about perks they’re eligible to redeem. To receive perks, you must be subscribed to emails about them and contribute regularly on Maps. Please be sure that your email preferences have perk emails enabled by visiting your Local Guides settings.
I have an idea for a perk. Where can I share it?
If you have a suggested partner or a perk you would like to see offered in your area, we welcome your feedback in the Idea Exchange on Connect. Our team will review top-voted ideas. Not all ideas will be implemented, but we’ll try our best. Please also be sure that your email preferences have perk emails enabled by visiting your Local Guides settings.
I just changed my opt-in region to be one of the cities where a perk is available. Will I receive the perk?
No. Changing your region after a perk has become available there will not change your eligibility to receive the perk.
May I redeem a perk for cash?
No. Perks have no cash value. Depending on the terms and conditions of your perk, you may be able to give the offer code to a friend or family member, but you may not sell or exchange the perk for money. Check the details in your perk email to find out.