Saving Money with Your Amazon Alexa Device
Thinking about bringing a new Amazon echo into your home? Not only are the Amazon Alexa Devices fun and easy to use, but they also can help save you money in a wide variety of ways. From special offers on items sold on Amazon to cutting down on your utility costs, here are a few ways Alexa can help save you money.
The Alexa devices provide its users with exclusive pricing that cannot be found anywhere else on the web. By simply asking Alexa, “what are today’s deals” you can receive a list of items that are updated daily and exclusively for Alexa users.
If you have an Alexa Device, then you are surely a subscriber to Amazon prime. An Amazon prime membership comes with free access to the over two million songs available through Prime Music. Simply ask Alexa to play your favorite song, album, artist or genre. If the song is not available on Prime Music, then Alexa can also play songs through Spotify or Pandora, which are free to use. You can cancel any other music streaming services and stop buying individual albums, because Alexa will give you access to a wide variety of music without paying any additional fees.
Avoid Uber Surge Pricing
Not only will Alexa call an Uber without you having to search for your misplaced cell phone, but it will also warn you if you are paying too much for your ride. Alexa notifies you if Uber is charging surge pricing before placing your order. That way you can choose a different form of transportation to help save you money.
Keep your Car Healthy
If you decide to try and save some money by driving downtown instead of taking an Uber, then Alexa has got you covered. When paired with the Automatic, an Amazon device that can be paired with one of the many Alexa devices, Alexa can tell you why your check engine light is on, when your battery is low or even remind you about upcoming repairs. Keeping your car in great working condition and avoiding unexpected breakdowns can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Save Money on your Utilities
Alexa devices can be paired with just about any smart home device. You can use Alexa to turn off lights, raise or lower the thermostat and turn the sprinklers on or off. Alexa makes it so you can adjust all of your utility usages without ever having to leave the couch. You can even take Alexa on the go and manage your lights, thermostat, and sprinklers from work, just in case you or your kids are the forgetful types.
Alexa can provide you with bank information and remind you of upcoming payments so you can always stay on top of your finances. While Capital One is the only bank to take advantage of this capability at the moment, Alexa’s success and growth ensure that other banks are soon to follow.
Many popular travel sites are working with Amazon to make their services compatible with Alexa devices. Trying to travel on a budget? No problem, just ask Alexa, “Where can I go for $400” and she will let you know how far your money can take you. If you have your heart set on one specific place, then you can also use Alexa to help you find the best deals to get you there.
Whether you are a World Class Chef or a World Class Cereal Connoisseur, Alexa can help you save money on food. Alexa can help you avoid making cooking errors by reading your recipes and setting timers. If you aren’t the best at mathematics, then Alexa can help you convert measuring units to ensure that you get the right measurement every time. Alexa can also check your fridge to see if you need more food or even give you creative recipes for those unused cans that have been sitting in the pantry for months.
Trying to save some money by canceling your gym membership? Alexa can help you stay fit by providing you with a wide variety of workouts. It can then time and track those workouts so all you have to worry about is getting that perfect beach bod.
Alexa ‘lives in the cloud’, which means Amazon is constantly updating its capabilities in innovative and useful ways. While the market price of an Alexa enabled device may seem high, it is ultimately an investment that can help save you money in a variety of ways.
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