Amazon has announced a slew of Black Friday deals, with discounts available across its own Kindle, Fire TV and Amazon Echo devices as well as thousands of other brands. If you haven’t already kitted out your house with Alexa – the chatty smart assistant that can read out the latest forecast and headlines, control your light bulbs, heating and other smart devices, order taxis and takeaways, and play any song or radio station – there’s never been a better time. Amazon has slashed £21 off the cost of its third-generation Echo Dot, plunging the price to £18.99. But there’s a sneaky hack to take even more money off that price tag. When all is said and done, you’ll walk away with a brand-new Echo Dot for £3.99. Yes, really. It’s all thanks to popular cashback website, TopCashback, which has a Black Friday of its own.
Here’s how the trick works… TopCashback operates all-year and offers cash incentives to shop through its website. TopCashback receives a small commission for directing its readers to thousands of retail websites that it has partnered with, but instead of keeping that cash, TopCashback will pass on “100 percent” of its commission to you. This is where the cashback comes from.
For Black Friday, TopCashback has secured a bumper deal with Amazon UK that offers more cashback on Echo and Fire TV devices, as well as Kindle eReaders and Amazon Fire tablets. A representative for the website confirmed to Express.co.uk that all new TopCashback members will receive a one-off £15 reward when buying any of the Fire TV Stick, Amazon Echo, Kindle or Fire tablet deals currently available in Amazon’s early Black Friday bonanza. To qualify for the bumper cashback, you’ll need to spend a minimum of £15.
Given that the Echo Dot costs £18.99 and you’ll get £15 transferred straight back from TopCashback, you can now bag this clever smart speaker for £3.99. That’s the lowest we’ve ever seen.
“This offer is limited to new members and any members may only receive this bonus (or any other sign-up incentive) once. Transactions that are in any category, excluding the Takeaway category, will be eligible for the bonus, providing other Terms and Conditions are met.”
Any cashback you earn can be claimed by transferring it to a PayPal account, via a BACS transfer, or by topping up a gift card.