Have you already read our tips about early access to Prime Day deals? Even though Amazon's biggest sale of the year starts on July 10, you can start saving now on Kindle Unlimited (eBooks), Audible (audio books), Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Pantry, and Amazon Prime Video.
Wow, that's already a lot of deals and discounts! But if you have an Alexa-enabled device then you're in for so much more! However, before you start voice shopping, here are some things you should know.
Most importantly: become a Prime member! People that don't have Prime but do own an Echo, Dot, Tap, or Show can save $20 on the service for a limited time. All they have to say is "Alexa, sign me up for Prime." Instead of $99 for the annual membership, it will cost $79.
Prime members with Alexa get a jump on all of the deals. Prime Day is officially July 11 but it starts on July 10 at 9 p.m. EST. If you have an Echo, Dot, Show, Tap, Fire TV or a compatible Fire tablet then you get an extra two hours to shop that starts at 7 p.m. EST on July 10.
But Prime members with Alexa devices don't even have to wait until the 10th to start saving. If they say "Alexa, what are your deals?" then she will tell them about exclusive discounts that only apply to them. Here are a few examples from Amazon:
- Save $50 on Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker III - say, "Alexa, order Bose Soundlink three."
- Save $6 on Greenies dog treats, original flavor, 27 oz. - say, "Alexa, order Greenies dog treats."
- Save 50% on Wickedly Prime Sweet n' Cheesy Popcorn Mix - say, "Alexa, order Sweet and Cheesy Popcorn."
These special deals last through July 17. Amazon said you should ask periodically because new deals pop up all the time.
And if you've never used voice shopping before then you can get a $10 credit if you ask Alexa about a deal on this page. Ask using your Echo, Dot, Show, Tap, Fire TV or a compatible Fire tablet before July 9 at 11:59 p.m. PST. You will receive your credit within three days.
And saving the best news for last: voice shoppers that ask Alexa about her deals will be entered into a $5,000 sweepstakes!