Use Alexa to get early Prime Day deals without lifting a finger
It’ll be a shame if you miss out on one of those awesome Amazon Prime Day deals.
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Amazon Prime day kicks off on Monday, July 15 and will last for 48 hours. However, if you're interested in shopping the early Prime Day deals,
can give you the scoop on all of the current deals as early as Saturday, July 13.
will post new deals as often as every five minutes (watch for the device deals!), but monitoring them all on your laptop or phone can be a pain. That's where Alexa comes in.
On your phone's Amazon Alexa app or Amazon Echo, simply ask about the new Prime Day deals and Alexa will read them to you and ask if you'd like to buy the items. For example, Alexa may say, "I found a deal on a speaker set for $45, would you like to buy it?" If you say no, your helpful shopping sidekick bot will continue reading the next deal. You can even specifically ask Alexa about speaker deals if that's all you're interested in buying. You can also add the Amazon Assistant browser extension, which tracks Prime Day deals.