Amazon is running a promotion today that will allow you to walk away with an Echo Dot for $US8.98 ($13), a considerable discount from its regular price.
To get it, you just need to go to this specific product page. Rather than purchasing an Echo Dot for $US8.98 ($13), what you’re actually doing is getting an Echo Dot for $US.99 ($1) and signing up for a month Amazon’s Music Unlimited Service.
In general, the service is worth taking out for a spin, especially you don’t already subscribe to another streaming service like Apple Music or Spotify.
Music Unlimited gets you access to 50 million songs ad-free, you can listen through your speaker or your computer or phone, and subscribers can also listen to tunes offline.
If you don’t want Music Unlimited; however, you can go and cancel your subscription seconds after you complete the purchase and still get the super-discounted Echo.
Worth noting, if you don’t cancel it immediately, the service is set to auto-renew every month at that $US7.99 ($12) price tag. Make sure you set a calendar alert for a month from now to make sure you want to keep it.
The deal is only available for Prime customers.
And if you’d rather have a Google Home, Spotify is running a very similar promotion now where it’s giving away a free Google Home mini to Premium subscribers. As an added bonus, it’s promotion is good for current subscribers as well as those who just sign up.