Get an Echo Dot for £1.64 with clever Amazon shopping hack
The Echo Dot has dropped to under £2 …but only if you know this incredible Amazon shopping trick
Looking for an incredible last minute deal? For a limited time, shoppers can get an Echo Dot for under £2 – Yes really! Even better, this must-have Alexa smart speaker will be delivered to your door in time for Christmas! Amazon usually charges £39.99 for its entry-level Echo Dot, with prices rising to £64.99 for this model.
That makes this an incredible discount. To unlock the discount, you need to sign up for the money saving site TopCashback, offering new customers £15 off their first purchase from selected retailers, including Amazon UK. The online store has already slashed the third-generation Echo Dot from £39.99 down to £16.99.
With £15 discount from TopCashback, the price plummets to just £1.99. But the good news doesn’t stop there, as you’ll still qualify for the cashback you can expect all year round from TopCashback, bringing your costs down to around £1.64.
This is easily one of the best deals we’ve seen in the run-up to Christmas Day, and perfect for those looking to add another box under the Christmas tree this weekend. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you get a smart speaker that can play music, live radio stations, control smart lights and thermostats, answer general knowledge questions, call friends and family with Alexa devices, order taxis and takeout, and much more.
The agreement is only possible because TopCashback has revived its incredible £15 new member bonuswhich was also available for a limited time during the Black Friday sale.
To get the discount you just need register as a new member with TopCashback. If you’re not familiar with the site, TopCashback offers shoppers cash back every time they shop through their site. By clicking on the link on TopCashback, instead of going directly to the online store, you will get a part of your total purchase back to you. This can be withdrawn at any time via BACS transfer, PayPal or by using the funds on a gift card.
The 3rd generation Echo Dot isn’t the latest Alexa-powered speaker, but it’s easily the cheapest
After joining you must visit the Amazon hub page on the TopCashback website. Look for the “Get Cashback” button next to Amazon Echo devices and click on it. You’ll be directed to the Amazon UK website where you’ll find a sale going on with generous discounts on these nifty smart speakers.
Complete your Echo Dot (third generation) purchase as usual. Prime members will be able to get next day delivery (or same day delivery in some parts of the UK) at no extra cost, while those without Prime will have to pay for delivery (prices change based on the speed you want to receive your package, and some dates may have missed the Christmas delivery window). Luckily, Amazon offers a 30-day Prime free trial for everyonewhich unlocks next day delivery and a host of other benefits at no cost!
When you factor in the £15 new member bonus, and the existing cashback prices on offer, you only need to fork out £1.64 to get an Echo Dot.
After you place your order, the cashback you’ve earned will appear in your TopCashback account within seven business days. Once it has appeared in your account, you can apply for a transfer using PayPal, BACS, or use the money on a gift card that you can use online or in the high street.
TopCashback not only works with Amazon UK, but gives you cashback with dozens of the biggest online and high street brands, including Boots, Argos and Currys.
On average, TopCashback claims users earn around £300 in cashback each year.
If you’re already equipped with an Echo Dot, you can use the £15 new member sign-up bonus to get a discount on the latest Fire TV streaming dongles too.
What can you do with an Echo Dot?
The Echo Dot is Amazon’s entry-level smart speaker, so if you’re looking to try out the Echo range and the Alexa assistant without breaking the bank, this gadget is your best bet. You can use the Echo Dot speaker for a wide range of things, thanks to the built-in AI assistant, Alexa.
By using the wake-up phrase (this notifies the smart speaker that you are about to give an order to the smart AI) “Alexa…” you will be able to check the latest alert, traffic conditions, headlines, as well as get answers to general knowledge questions such as the altitude on the Eiffel Tower, the age of a film actor or the closing times of your nearest supermarket.
If you have smart home equipment at home, you’ll be able to use Alexa to control lights, thermostats, video doorbells, home security systems, smart plugs, and more.
Dedicated Alexa Skills (this is what Amazon calls the applications that can be used with Alexa) are available for popular services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Audible, while more niche, quirky or tailored skills are also available as apps that let you play trivia games, turn your smart speaker into a security device or send someone a virtual hug.
You can also use Echo Dot to set reminders, alarms or timers. You can make free Internet calls to friends and family with Alexa devices in their home, too.
Is there a monthly fee for the Echo Dot?
There’s no monthly fee for the Echo Dot – once you make your first purchase, it’s yours to use.
It doesn’t cost anything to use Alexa either. However, if you plan to use your Echo device to play music, you may want to subscribe to one of the supported streaming services such as Amazon’s Music Unlimited service, or Apple Music or Spotify.
What do you need to use the Alexa Echo Dot?
All you need to use an Echo Dot is an Amazon account, which is free to sign up for.
You don’t need an Amazon Prime subscription, which costs £8.99 a month.
But if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get access to the Amazon Music benefit, which lets you play millions of songs on your Echo.
If you’re not already signed up for Amazon Prime, you can simply get a 30-day free trial to try out the service.