I am a bit of a nerd. I love technology and gadgets especially ones that can automate or help me control things from a distance. I always liked what Amazon is doing with Alexa and Echos and it looks like right now we have a fairly good deal going on with some double or triple stacking opportunities.
The Echo allows you to stream music, make calls, control devices and lighting around your home with adapted outlets, and even display photos and videos on their new Echo Spot.
I am a huge fan of automation, especially when I am traveling. It is nice to be able to turn on lights or see the front door camera just so I can have a bit more peace of mind, as well as security over my home base while I am on the road. My friend recently got an Echo system installed in his house and admittedly my inner geek was quite excited to see it in action.
Today Amazon.com has some early Cyber Monday deals going and it looks like the Echo is getting discounted across the board. Right now, the Echo Dot is discounted from $49.99 to $29.99, the Echo from $99.99 to $79.99, and the Echo Plus from $149.99 to $119.99. These would be able to get you the automation and voice control from Alexa. They also have the Echo Show at $179.99 from $229.99, and it adds a screen to an Alexa system.
If you have an Amazon.com credit card, you are eligible for 5% cashback on top of the discounts as an extra kicker. It is a Chase card however so you may want to consider your options if you do not already have the card if applying for this would affect your credit card signup plans.
On top of that, you may want to look into your shopping portals to triple dip discounts. I used ebates myself to take advantage of their 6% cashback on Echo devices, so between all my Cyber Monday discounts, ebate rebate, and credit card cash back, I am getting around 30% to 45% off retail. Not a bad deal!
Here's the link to Amazon for the devices. You may want to use your own shopping portal if you want to triple dip for points or additional cashbacks.