MY FAVORITE DEAL OF PRIME DAY! Amazon Echo for $89.99

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I just wanted to take a second to talk about this deal because after highlighting it on my Facebook Live video, a number of you have emailed me to ask for more details.

First the deal specs: Prime members can head over to Amazon to score save 50% off Amazon Echo. Today only, you can score it for just $89.99, which is a seriously CRAZY good deal. The Echo normally goes for $179.99.

Last year for Prime Day *and* Black Friday, it was $40 off — at $139.99.

One time in the last two years, this has dropped down to $129.99… but never before has it been less than that.

Today, however, you will be scoring an unbelievable deal at $89.99.

We got the Echo for my husband last month for his birthday — oy, it pains me that we paid $139! (and I thought I was doing well at the time!)– and he LOVES it!

(I’m trying to focus on the fact that it was a great gift that made him happy… and not that I paid $50 more that today’s price…..)

As for me, I’m not a very “techy” person and am never an “early adapter” to new technology, but I’m surprised by how much I like the Echo.

I LOVE the speaker quality on this. It is so good — sounds like a MUCH more expensive speaker. I use the Echo primarily to play music and podcasts, and to get answers to quick kitchen questions (like “how many cups are in gallon” or “what’s a good substitute for buttermilk?”).

But that just scratches the surface of what the Echo can do, which includes:

  • Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more

You can check out a live “demo” of the Echo from my FB Live video below. Jump forward to about 2:45 in to the video.


  1. I was looking into the Dot which – although not as drastic a sale – is a great deal at $35. Wondering if you had any thoughts on the Dot vs. the full-fledged Echo.

    Also of note to readers: You can add to the basic functionality of the Echo with components called “skills” and people can design their own. You can add a skill from Hebcal which would allow you to ask things like “What time is candle lighting?” “What is today’s Daf Yomi?” or “When is Rosh Chodesh?”

    • The speaker is not as good on the Dot. It plays music fine for my use in the kitchen or bedroom, but I won’t be hosting a party with it.

      I added the Hebcal skill, and just love it!

    • Mara Strom says

      Love the Hebcal – thank you for that tip!! Also, I think that the speaker on the Echo is really amazing. Far better than I think you’d expect (I was pretty blown away by it). I heard that the Dot is much “tinnier”. It may not matter so much to you, though. If you’re on the fence and can swing it, I think the Echo is better today — if only because the discount is so massive right now. (OYYYYY I wish we’d waited ’til today to get it for my husband!)

  2. Will this work outside of the US? So many of Prime’s benefits are not accessible outside the US.

    • Mara Strom says

      It will work, but some of the “skills” might not work. For example, here, I can ask it “What time is Target open until?” and it will tell me the local Target’s open hours. That wouldn’t work abroad. Weather apparently has some work arounds. The other stuff should work as long as you have good WiFi.

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