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How to get Amazon's 99-cent Echo Dot deal

If you're willing to pay $8 for one month of Amazon Music Unlimited, the $1 Dot is yours.

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Yours for 99 cents when you sign up for at least one month of Amazon Music Unlimited.

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In the first of what promises to be a lengthy stream of nearly-free smart-speaker deals (Black Friday is coming, after all), Amazon is offering a 3rd-generation Echo Dot for 99 cents when you sign up for one month of Amazon Music Unlimited. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, that makes your total out-of-pocket cost just $8.98. For non-subscribers: $10.98. Just make sure you follow the necessary instructions, below. 

Although it's not specifically stated in the terms and conditions, this offer appears to be for new Music Unlimited subscribers only -- though if you've been a subscriber (or done a trial) in the past, you may still be able to take advantage of it. I'm in the latter category, and I successfully grabbed the deal.

Also, I've heard from Twitter followers that this deal is difficult to access via the Amazon mobile app. Your mileage may vary. For the record, I purchased it via desktop browser.

Music Unlimited is, of course, Amazon's answer to Spotify. It normally runs $9.99 per month for an individual user, or $7.99 per month for Prime subscribers. After your first month, you'll continue to get billed at that rate unless you cancel, which you're free to do at any time.

As for the Echo Dot, although it's the 3rd-gen model, it's not the one with the clock. But it's still a nice-sounding, versatile smart speaker, one that normally runs $50. (Of course, as noted, Black Friday is coming; it'll almost certainly sell for $30, maybe even less, before long.)

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