Alexa Voice Shopping for Prime Day…and a chance to win $5000

Alexa Voice Shopping for Prime Day…and a chance to win $5000

This year’s Amazon

Prime Day (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is July 11th, but it starts on July 10th at 6:00 PM Pacific…unless you are voice shopping on an Alexa device, in which case you’ll be able to start at 4:00 PM Pacific!

Actually, there are Alexa deals right now…and today (July 5th) a sweepstakes starts where you can win $5,000 from Amazon.

The easiest way to enter, if you have an Alexa device (I’ll list them), all you have to do between today and July 19th is say to your device, “Alexa, what are your deals?” You can only enter once, but it’s worth checking the deals more than that. 🙂

If you don’t have one, you can go to the

Sweepstakes Entry Page (at AmazonSmile*)

The official rules are there, too.

If you’ve never done Alexa voice shopping before, you can also get $10 off. The details on that one are on the page with the

list of Alexa deals (at AmazonSmile*)

I have to say, they do have some interesting things! Some of them tie directly into the Alexa, like security cameras and wi-fi extenders…but you can also get a dog toy, dog treats, a sewing machine, and the noise-making

Chewbacca Mask (at AmazonSmile*)

as seen in the viral

Chewbacca Mom video

The available items will change…

Here is

press release

The Alexa deals are available on the

Echo Dot (at AmazonSmile*)

Amazon Tap (at AmazonSmile*)

Amazon Echo (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Echo Show (at AmazonSmile*)

Amazon Fire TV (at AmazonSmile*)

Fire TV Stick (at AmazonSmile*) (I assume…it doesn’t explicitly say it)

and Alexa-enabled

Fire tablets (at AmazonSmile*)

I do want to mention that the Echo Show has now become part of our lives. 🙂 I wasn’t sure how it would, but we like doing the videocalls, it hears us very well, and I do like the “headlines” that it displays. For example, our dogs get their monthly medications today. It was the best reminder to just see it on the screen when I came out in the morning (I’m not really a morning person), rather than having to respond to something on my phone or tablet. Their trending topics are also often entertaining.

Right now, only two other people in my contacts have Alexa calling enabled for me, but I know that’s sort of a “chicken and the egg” thing…it will be more useful when more people have it, and more people will get it when it’s more useful. 🙂

I’m expecting this Prime Day to be Amazon’s biggest sales day to date!


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

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