How to ask Alexa to let you know about Amazon deals in advance
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(Pocket-lint) – Amazon has introduced an Alexa feature that lets its assistant alert Prime members of deals up to 24 hours in advance.
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According to Amazon, Alexa will notify Prime members when eligible products in their wishlist or cart — or even items they’ve “saved for later” — are on sale. You can then ask Alexa to order the items when the deal is live or send a reminder. It’s unclear which products will be “eligible” – as if they are items sold by Amazon or third parties.
Still, it’s a great feature for bargain hunters.
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How to Get Alexa Offer Recommendations
Only Amazon Prime customers who own Echo smart speakers (fourth generation or newer) can get deal recommendations from Alexa.
To enable the feature, follow these steps:
- Open the latest version of the Amazon Alexa app.
- Click More > Settings > Notifications.
- Tap Amazon Shopping.
- Look for purchase recommendations.
- Enable deal recommendations.
How Alexa Deal Recommendations Work
When Alexa recommends an offer, your Amazon Echo ring will turn yellow or a pop-up notification will appear on your smart device. This only happens if an eligible product that you have saved or added to your wishlists or shopping cart is about to go on sale. You can then ask Alexa to read your notifications for more information. You can also ask Alexa to order the discounted item or remind you when the deal becomes available.
To buy the offer, say “Alexa, buy it for me”. Alexa will use your Amazon account’s default payment and shipping address to complete the purchase. Easy.
Where are Alexa Offer Recommendations available?
This feature is now available to Amazon Prime customers in the US on all next-gen Echo smart speakers
Want to know more?
Check out Pocket-lint’s Amazon tips and tricks guide for more shopping hacks. Amazon also has a blog post that discusses how Alexa Offer Recommendations work.
Written by Maggie Tillman.