I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
November 30, 2018
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Are your kids as obsessed with Amazon Alexa as mine are? My son has led the way in Alexa innovation, figuring out the many capabilities of his Amazon Echo and helping the rest of us learn to use it in so many endlessly fascinating ways. I’ve been inspired to sign up for the ‘What’s new with Alexa’ email so that I can share with him all of Alexa’s latest tricks. Some, like knock-knock jokes, are right up my son’s alley. Others are perfect for me — and for you.
One new feature I’m loving is that Amazon customers can now donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa by simply saying, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.”
Amazon will be matching customer donations throughout the end of the year, toy for toy, doubling customers’ contributions! I’m all about stretching my donation dollars as far as possible, so I’m a big fan of Alexa’s newest feat.
This is especially cool because it marks the first time customers can donate a product to a charity using voice shopping. Give it a try and help kids in need have a brighter Christmas!
For more information, check out this video from Amazon.
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