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Alexa will let you shop Amazon Prime Day deals a little early

Let Alexa do all the work

Amazon’s “Prime Day 2017” event is just a few days away, but Alexa shoppers can start shopping a little earlier than everyone else. Starting today, Alexa has more than 100 exclusive deals available on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, Fire TV or compatible Fire tablets. Also, voice shoppers will have early access to select Prime Day deals a full two hours before the general public beginning July 10th from 4pm to 6pm PT. You can find more details at amazon.com/alexadeals.

“This is going to be the most exciting Prime Day yet for voice shoppers,” said Assaf Ronen, Vice President Voice Shopping. “We have deals on everything from smart home products to devices, chocolates and more starting today and going all the way through July 17th. Prime members have asked, ‘Alexa, what are your deals?’ more than three million times since we launched Alexa deals last year, and we’re thrilled to deliver even better deals this year.”

According to the company’s announcement today, the offers will rotate, so you will want to check-in throughout the day. You can simply ask, “Alexa, what are your deals?” and you will hear the latest deal currently being offered.

A few of the highlights to listen for are $50 off on the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker III, and $20 off on the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 2nd Generation. Oh, and those fancy Hue lights are also compatible with the Alexa you’re ordering from.

You can also ask Alexa to sign you up for Prime, a first for the company, so you’ll be ready for Amazon Prime Day on any device that you are shopping from. Alexa device owners who are not yet Prime members can now use their voice to sign up for their first year of Prime membership for just $79, a $20 savings, for a limited time. Customers simply say, “Alexa, sign me up for Prime” using their Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show or Amazon Tap. Once the order is confirmed, customers immediately have access to all Prime benefits as well as the ability to participate in Prime Day and the two-hour Alexa exclusive shopping window. You can find more information on Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

“Voice shopping is an exciting benefit exclusively for Prime members,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “Prime is better with Amazon devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. And our devices are better with Prime.”

In addition to Alexa exclusive deals, Prime members can enjoy voice-only promotions. First-time voice shopping customers who buy an Alexa deal on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, Fire TV or compatible Fire tablets between today and July 9th receive a $10 Amazon promo code. Voice shoppers can also ask, “Alexa, what are your deals?” to find out the latest deals and to be entered into a $5,000 sweepstakes. Customers should ask often as deals change frequently.

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