Alexa Voice-Ordering: Two different $5 bonus offers

If you are an Amazon Prime member, AND you have a device that is compatible with Alexa Voice Ordering (not just Echo/Dot hardware, but also fireTV, Fire tablets, and Amazon apps), there are two promotions running at Amazon that require Alexa Voice Ordering.

+ re-order a previously ordered item with Alexa Voice Ordering and get a $5 Amazon promotional credit within seven days
+ you must have previously purchased this product to trigger the $5 bonus
+ this is for any item you previously purchased, not the items under “Best Deals”
+ ends 4/30/17

+ Order a $25+ Amazon Gift Card with Alexa Voice Ordering and get a $5 Amazon promotional code
+ ends 4/16/17

I haven’t done this, so I can’t tell you how it works further. I have to setup Alexa. One possibility of double-dipping (again, I have no way of testing this), if you had previously purchased a $25+ Amazon gift card, would re-ordering the $25+ gift card get you both bonuses?

Project idea: have all the AI assistants talk among themselves. A new podcast, starring Siri, Alexa, Cortana, Bixby, and Google-Assistant 🙂

Pre-order new Nikon D7500 for $1250

Nikon has a new APS-C dSLR in the popular D7XX series, the new D7500 is now available for pre-order for $1250 as body only or $1750 with the 18-140mm DX VR lens at Amazon by Amazon itself. No shipping estimate yet.

This was added to the Cameras of 2017 Tracking page where the DSLRs have now scored an equalizer goal, making it DSLRs vs Mirrorless 5-5.

Woot App two-step $10 off $25+ coupon

Woot is trying to encourage people to use its app, and doing so will get you a $10 discount on an order of $25+. But this is a two-step promotion. First you have to install their app (available on GooglePLAY and iTunes and of course the mothership Amazon App Store), then you make a purchase with it by 4/16/17. After that, a $10 off a $25+ order coupon will be sent to you on 4/21/17. The two-step will probably discourage some people, so this is perhaps best for hardcore Woot users…

10% off coupon at Groupon Goods

In addition to getting you 20% off Local Deals (this is where custom photo print offers reside), coupon code SALE3 also gets you 10% off on Groupon Goods where most of the camera and photo and electronics and other physical goods reside. You can use the coupon on three different offers, buying one unit in each offer, with a maximum discount of $50 per offer. You can use the sub-categories to navigate (cameras are under “Electronics” or use the search box over there).

NOTE that like Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, NewEgg, Jet, Groupon also allows third-party sellers to offer products on its site. When buying items where manufacturer warranty or buying a USA-market-model is important, check the Groupon listing to see who’s selling it. It is not shown as clearly as Amazon or NewEgg or eBay (and these three could do some work to improve upon it), so you have to read the blob of text in the main body of the description.

Coupon ends 4/13/17.