Jill Schmidt
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Jill Schmidt is a voice and smart home technology enthusiast. She created the Facebook group, Amazon Alexa and Smart Home Tips, Deals, News, and How-to's in 2017 and enjoys sharing with and learning from a community of individuals who contribute their technical expertise, insight, and inspiration. Jill is a regular contributor to Alexa-focused questions and answers on Quora.

Act Now to Score the First-Gen Amazon Fire TV Cube for only $40

Head over to Woot.com (an Amazon.com company) to score a first-generation Fire TV Cube in used (very good) condition for $50.  Shipping is free for Amazon Prime members. The Fire TV Cube is “the first hands-free streaming media play with…

Prime Members Can Score a Pre-owned 3rd-Gen Echo Dot for $15

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, head over to Woot.com (An Amazon company) to pick-up a 3rd-generation Echo Dot in your choice of colors for $15 with free shipping. Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (Used -Very Good Condition) for $14.99 (for…

Amazon’s Popular Kindle Unlimited Sale is Available Now

Kindle Unlimited Membership Sale: Purchase for a friend or for yourself. Amazon will email the recipient with redemption instructions. 2-year membership – $143.80 (43% off retail price) 1-year membership – $80.30 (35% off retail price) 6-month membership -$47.86 (20% off…

Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Top Alexa and Smart Home Deals and Discounts

Keep tabs on this blog through Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the best Amazon Alexa and smart home device deals. New Deal Updates Beginning November 29, 2020. Key by Amazon in-Garage Delivery Bundle | Chamberlain myQ-G0401 – Wireless Smart…

Order a Kindle eBook with Alexa and Get a $5 eBook Credit

For a limited time, select Amazon Prime members will receive a $5 credit when they order an eBook via any Alexa-enabled device. Some readers report that they were able to receive a $5 credit at checkout when ordering an ebook…

Celebrate Alexa’s 6th Birthday with Deep Discounts on Alexa and Smart Home Devices

Celebrate Alexa’s golden birthday (Alexa turns 6 on November 6th) with big discounts and deals on Alexa and smart home devices. The 4K Fire TV stick with Alexa built-in and Dolby Vision drops from $50 to a birthday price of…

How to Find Rebates and Cash Back Incentives for Smart Thermostats

If you’re in the market for a smart thermostat that can help you save money over time, your best path to saving cash is to begin by searching for smart thermostat rebates and money-off incentives. (For links on where to…

Our Favorite Amazon Prime Day Bargains

We’re tracking some of our very favorite Amazon Prime Day deals, read on for deeply-discounted picks, many at the lowest price ever offered. This blog will be updated through the end of Prime Day so bookmark it and visit again…

It’s Easier than Ever to Upload Photos to an Echo Show

It’s time to ditch the digital photo frame and relive favorite memories by selecting from a number of different photo displays you can enjoy on your Echo Show device. Amazon has updated the Alexa mobile app so that it’s now…

Most of Amazon’s New Alexa Devices are Available for Pre-Order Now

Amazon announced a host of new Alexa-enabled devices and services at their Fall Event 2020. New devices include the 4th-generation Echo Dot (available in a kids and clock face edition) and the 4th-generation Echo. Both are available in the new…