We were inspired by the innovative Alexa skills you created last month. So this month, we are bringing back the Echo Dot promotion and adding new limited-edition Alexa developer socks. Specifically, we are offering a free Echo Dot device and Alexa developer socks to the first 5,000 developers in the US who publish a custom Alexa skill between August 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. We want to help you imagine and create unique Alexa skills that bring your big ideas to life. Build the skill of your daydreams and apply for our promotion. Skills built using templates do not qualify.
To be eligible for this promotion, you must fill out this form.
Skills built using our templates are not eligible. See full terms and conditions below.
Log in to the developer portal and start building today.
Please allow three to four weeks after the promotional period has ended to receive your Alexa perks. You will receive the Echo Dot voucher via email. If you have not received your Alexa perks within 30 days after the promotional period has ended please submit a help ticket.
Q: I renamed my Skill after I submitted the promotional form, do I need to submit a new form?
A: No, if you have changed the name of your Skill after submission of the promotion form, there is no need to resubmit a new form. The more important information that you provided in the form was your Skill ID.
Q: The address that I submitted has since changed. How do I update my address?
A: If your address has changed or you made a mistake in your form submission, please sign into your Amazon developer account and use the Contact Us form along with the following information.
Q: My Skill failed certification, do I need to submit a new promotional form when I re-submit my Skill for certification?
A: No. Because your Skill ID has not changed, your original form submission is still valid.
Q: I believe that I have done everything to qualify for the promotion. When will I receive my promotional items (e.g.: socks, shirt, promo code, etc.)?
A: Please allow 30 days time to pass before contacting our support team for details regarding any items (either a promotional code or physical good) you may have earned through the promotion.
Q: Do I have to submit a new Skill to qualify for the promotion?
A: Yes. To be eligible for the promotion, you must publish a new skill to the catalog during the promotion period. Updates to existing Skills (published to the catalog before the current promotion period) will not qualify for the promotion.
Q: My Skill didn't end up going live last month. Can I submit it for this month's promotion?
A: Yes. Your new Skill is eligible for the promotional period in which it was published, not when you submitted it for certification. Please be sure to submit a promotional form entry during the same month that your Skill has gone live to ensure you are properly entered into the promotion.
Q: Can I submit my Skill for multiple Alexa promotions?
A: No. We do sometimes run multiple promotions during the same period, but we do not allow for eligibility for more than one promotion at a time.
Q: How do I find my skill ID?
A: Your Skill ID will be in one of two formats. It will either start with either amzn1.ask.skill or amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app
You can find your Skill ID by logging into developer.amazon.com and navigating to Amazon Developer Console > Alexa > Alexa Skills Kit > View Skill ID. The Skill ID is unique and typically starts with "amzn1.ask.skill.
Q: Do I have to wait for my Skill to go live before I can submit a promotional form?
A: No. However, your Skill does need to be published the month of the promotion to be eligible.