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"Alexa, what are my deals?" - It's so easy to save money!

Did you know, that your Alexa has an early access to Black Friday deals? All you need is your voice to save some money on Amazon Echo devices, today. Alexa’s early access currently includes the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) in every color, Echo Flex, Echo Input, Ring Video Doorbell 2, Echo Dot Kids Edition and the all-new Echo Dot with clock!

Amazon Echo Black Friday Deals

Amazon announced in their press release a preview of Black Friday deals, which will be available between November 22 and November 29 (Black Friday), while supplies last.

Amazon lists, amongst many other products, following Echo deals:

  • Echo Dot is $27.99 off – just $22.00 or get a 3-pack for just $64.97
  • All-new Echo Dot with clock is $25 off – just $34.99
  • Echo Input is $20 off – just $14.99
  • All-new Echo Dot Kids Edition is $30 off – just $39.99 OR get a 3-pack for just $119.97

Early Voice Access with Alexa

Sure, we can now closely monitor Amazon’s Black Friday deals by continuously visiting amazon.com/blackfriday or on our Amazon App, to find the best deals throughout the week (or check the up-to-date product links throughout our posts).

However, for following Echo products (please note, this might change throughout the week), Alexa will give you an early access to the Black Friday deals, today:

Currently Listed Early Access Products

  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal – $22.00
  • Introducing Echo Flex – Plug-in mini smart speaker with Alexa – $19.99
  • Echo Input – Bring Alexa to your own speaker- Black – $14.99
  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation – $99.00
  • Echo Dot Kids Edition, an Echo designed for kids, with parental controls – $39.99 
  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Heather Gray – $22.00
  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Plum – $22.00
  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Sandstone – $22.00
  • Echo Dot Kids Edition, an Echo designed for kids, with parental controls – $39.99
  • Echo Input – Bring Alexa to your own speaker- White – $14.99
  • All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with clock and Alexa – Sandstone – $34.99

Check the Terms and Conditions

Make sure to check the terms and conditions of this early voice access, here’s an excerpt:

  • “Alexa deal offers only apply to selected products purchased from Amazon.com using Alexa voice shopping on Echo Family Devices until 11:25 p.m. (PT) on November 27, 2019. Offer not available using Alexa in the Amazon app.
  • Alexa will either add the product to your Amazon shopping cart or prompt you to complete the purchase with Alexa. You must complete your purchase by 11:25 p.m. (PT) on November 27, 2019.
  • Each product discount is limited to one per customer and one per device. To receive discount, items must be added to cart and checked out individually.
  • Offers only apply to selected items displayed on this promotional page.
  • Discount automatically applied at checkout.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offers at any time.
  • If any of the products related to these offers are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product(s), subject to applicable refund policies.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offers will be invalid.
  • Offer expires at 11:25 p.m. (PT) on November 27, 2019.”

How to enable Voice Shopping

Chances are, that you have voice shopping not yet enabled. When you say:

  • Alexa, what are my deals?

she might come back with: “If you’d like to order something, go to settings in the Alexa app and enable voice purchasing.”

Alexa Voice Purchasing Settings
Alexa Voice Purchasing Settings
  • Open “Settings” (from the top left burger menu in the Alexa app)
  • Tap on “Account Settings”
  • Tap on “Voice Purchasing”
  • Turn on “Purchase by voice”
  • Since voice purchasing requires valid 1-Click preferences, review your 1-Click settings
  • Enable a 4-digit voice code to confirm Amazon purchases and payments
  • You can disable the voice code requirement, when your voice is recognized

Please note, you can find for more information on voice shopping and a how-to video at Amazon.

Voice Shopping on an Echo Device

  • Alexa, what are my deals?

Alexa will return your Amazon top deal and ask you if you’d like to add it to your cart. If you don’t add it to your cart, Alexa will tell you your 2nd top deal, and if this is still not what you want, she’ll ask if you’d like to hear more top deals.

Voice Shopping on an Echo Show Device

  • Alexa, what are my deals?

Alexa will open your top 10 deals and read the product name and price of the first product. You can ask for more details:

  • Alexa, show me number two

The Show devices offer a “buy now”, “add to cart”, “details” and “show options” buttons for every product.

Alexa, add number two to my cart

You can find all the voice commands to directly order an Echo Dot, Input or Flex on Amazons Alexa Voice Shopping website.

Conclusion

Alexa voice shopping might not be the most prominent feature of our Echo devices, but it does give us some benefits, especially when expanding our Echo family with early access to Black Friday deals.

Happy Shopping!

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