Incentives for Alexa Skill Builders

Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn the latest promotion. When developers build delightful skills with compelling content, customers win. US developers—this month we’re offering two promotions when you publish new skills and add in-skill purchasing to previously published skills.

Promotion 1: Publish a skill in June, submit the form below, and earn an AWS IoT Button. Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. All skill types are eligible for this promotion.

Submit your skill

Promotion 2: All developers now have the opportunity to make money with Alexa skills. With in-skill purchasing, you can sell premium content as one-time purchases or subscriptions to enrich your Alexa skill experience. Developers in the US who add in-skill purchasing to any skill in June can earn an Alexa-enabled device for the car.

By adding in-skill purchasing, you can offer premium experiences in the form of game products, interactive stories, new features or content, and more. In-skill purchasing supports both one-time purchases for entitlements that unlock access to features or content in your skill and subscriptions that offer access to premium features or content for a period of time.

Only custom skills available in the Alexa US Skills Store created by developers in the US are eligible for the in skill purchasing promotion. Learn more and get started with in-skill purchasing today.

Submit your skill

Please note: You may apply to both promotions, but you must use a unique skill ID for each submission. See updated terms and conditions below. Please note: You may only apply to Alexa promotions in the country or region you reside in, or you will be ineligible for all current Alexa promotions.

If you’re not in the US, check out our other promotions in Canada, UK, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, and India to see if your country/region of residence is covered by those promotions.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid for developers who publish an Alexa skill and fill out the form above between June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am (PT) and June 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm (PT) (the “promotion period”).
  • Developers who submit to Alexa promotions in other geographies will be disqualified from all Alexa promotions running during this time.
  • Developers who publish an Alexa skill during the promotion period and otherwise comply with the terms of the offer will receive an AWS IoT Button, while supplies last. Promotion benefits will be distributed within 30 days after the promotion period ends.
  • Offer good while supplies last.
  • Developers must complete the form above to be considered for the offer.
  • Developers must have an account on the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal and accept the App Distribution and Services Agreement to be eligible for the offer.
  • The skill must be submitted through the developer portal, must comply with our Certification Guidelines, and must be approved by Amazon for publication during the promotional period.
  • Offer limited to one promotion benefit per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  • Promotion benefits are non-transferable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash.
  • This promotion is only available to U.S. residents.
  • Employees of Amazon or its affiliates are not eligible to participate.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the App Distribution and Services Agreement or any of our Program Policies, the offer will be invalid.

 

Void where prohibited. Please allow 30 days after the promotional period has ended to receive your promotional benefit. If you have not received them within 30 days after the promotional period has ended please submit a contact us ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

A: Please allow 30 days time to pass after the promotional month has ended before contacting our support team for details regarding any items 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 if Amazon Alexa has a promotion running at that time. 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 if appropriate.

Q: How do I find my skill ID?

A: Your Skill ID will be in one of two formats. It will either start with 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 during the promotional period to be eligible and you can only submit one Skill and we cannot change the Skill submitted after the fact.

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid for developers who add in skill purchasing to a published Alexa skill and fill out the form above between June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am (PT) and June 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm (PT) (the “promotion period”).
  • Developers who submit to Alexa promotions in other geographies will be disqualified from all Alexa promotions running during this time.
  • Developers who add in skill purchasing to an Alexa skill during the promotion period and otherwise comply with the terms of the offer will receive the Roav Viva, while supplies last. Promotion benefits will be distributed within 30 days after the promotion period ends.
  • Offer good while supplies last.
  • Developers must complete the form above to be considered for the offer.
  • Developers must have an account on the Amazon Apps & Games Developer Portal and accept the App Distribution and Services Agreement to be eligible for the offer.
  • The skill must be submitted through the developer portal, must comply with our Certification Guidelines, and must be approved by Amazon for publication and include in skill purchasing during the promotional period.
  • Offer limited to one promotion benefit per person, per skill ID, developer account, or physical address.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  • Promotion benefits are non-transferable and cannot be resold or redeemed for cash.
  • This promotion is only available to U.S. residents.
  • Employees of Amazon or its affiliates are not eligible to participate.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the App Distribution and Services Agreement or any of our Program Policies, the offer will be invalid.

 

Void where prohibited. Please allow 30 days after the promotional period has ended to receive your promotional benefit. If you have not received them within 30 days after the promotional period has ended please submit a contact us ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I believe that I have done everything to qualify for the promotion. When will I receive my promotional items?

A: Please allow 30 days time to pass after the promotional month has ended before contacting our support team for details regarding any items you may have earned through the promotion.

Q: How do I find my skill ID?

A: Your Skill ID will be in one of two formats. It will either start with 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 in Skill purchasing to go live before I can submit a promotional form?

A: No. However, your Skill does need to have in skill purchasing added during the promotional period to be eligible and you can only submit one Skill and we cannot change the Skill submitted after the fact.

Past Alexa Incentive Items