Use Alexa to get free postage without £20 spend for add on items on Amazon. (Idea comes from user Jediross)

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Posted 7th Nov
This idea comes from user Jediross who posted it in the comments on the Amazon Sharpie Pens Thread I suggested posting it as a thread but he hasn't got round to it but I've used it so much since and found it so useful I wanted to share. But it isn't my idea it's Mr Jedi!

In a nutshell put an add on item in your basket. Then use the voice commands on Alexa to make the order. It does not add on the P&P and you do not have to spend the £20 minimum.

With Christmas coming its great for stocking fillers.

Sharpie thread for reference
hotukdeals.com/deals/12-sharpies-for-250-on-amazon-add-on-item-3322607

** this may be prime exclusive.
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An amazon warehouse worker somewhere just died a little inside...
juless7707/11/2019 07:47

I've got Google will it work with that and what do you say to activate it …I've got Google will it work with that and what do you say to activate it please ?


Yes, of course. Obviously Google will subsidise postage from their smart assistant competitors.

Just Google it.
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This stopped working few months ago, has anyone tried it recently
Done this last night for a diy item.

Alexa will ask you to enable voice purchasing on the app. When she asks you to do this, a notification will appear on your mobile phone. When you touch the notification, it will bring you directly to the option to enable voice purchasing.
An amazon warehouse worker somewhere just died a little inside...
19DembaBa1907/11/2019 07:44

This stopped working few months ago, has anyone tried it recently


Today and last week for pens.
I've got Google will it work with that and what do you say to activate it please ?
I got it to work the other day after months of it not working, but then it didn't work yesterday when I tried several times.
juless7707/11/2019 07:47

I've got Google will it work with that and what do you say to activate it …I've got Google will it work with that and what do you say to activate it please ?


Yes, of course. Obviously Google will subsidise postage from their smart assistant competitors.

Just Google it.
this is a good idea and will need to try it the next time im ordering an add on item.

on a side not, anybody know how to turn off delivery notifications on one of my echo dots. every time I order something it flashes a red ring on my daughters echo dot and tells her what the delivery is. 2 xmas present surprises ruined so far.

I just want to turn off delivery notifications on that one echo dot and leave the rest as is. is this possible?
That wasn't well thought through by Amazon!!
Deedie07/11/2019 08:27

this is a good idea and will need to try it the next time im ordering an …this is a good idea and will need to try it the next time im ordering an add on item.on a side not, anybody know how to turn off delivery notifications on one of my echo dots. every time I order something it flashes a red ring on my daughters echo dot and tells her what the delivery is. 2 xmas present surprises ruined so far.I just want to turn off delivery notifications on that one echo dot and leave the rest as is. is this possible?


You can sort out the notifications in the alexa app. I wish they'd told us before enabling this
Just used. Brilliant thank you!
Deedie07/11/2019 08:27

this is a good idea and will need to try it the next time im ordering an …this is a good idea and will need to try it the next time im ordering an add on item.on a side not, anybody know how to turn off delivery notifications on one of my echo dots. every time I order something it flashes a red ring on my daughters echo dot and tells her what the delivery is. 2 xmas present surprises ruined so far.I just want to turn off delivery notifications on that one echo dot and leave the rest as is. is this possible?


It happened to me too, I had to return the product as the whole house knew what I've got. However, I remember that after I've listened to the notification, Alexa asked me if I would like next time the product not to be mentioned in the notification.
sheffield78807/11/2019 09:47

It happened to me too, I had to return the product as the whole house knew …It happened to me too, I had to return the product as the whole house knew what I've got. However, I remember that after I've listened to the notification, Alexa asked me if I would like next time the product not to be mentioned in the notification.


That is what I need. I don't mind the parcel notification. Its the contents being announced that is the issue. Never had the option to turn it off on alexa. Will need to "have a word with her" when I get in.
Just worked for me
in the alexa app go to settings and then notifictions. in the shopping menu there is the option to turn of the title of the parcel. this will stop alexa from ruining xmas surprises but still tell you a parcel is due for delivery.
Tried this yesterday to order a 9-pack of Lemon Drizzle Kit-Kats for £1 delivered and it worked.

Came this morning with my monthly S&S delivery so I don't feel too guilty
Perfect! Had 2 add on things in my basket for ages! Worked for me! Cheers!
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