Update (10/18 3:00pm): Best Buy has adjusted the deal, it is now $25 off each item for a total of $250. Still solid if you’re looking for an Amazon Echo, but obviously not as good as the original deal.
Best Buy is throwing in a free 2nd generation Amazon Echo Dot with the purchase of an ecobee3 Programmable Touchscreen Wi-Fi Thermostat. It will cost you $200 for the entire bundle, which is particularly notable because the thermostat alone usually sells for $250 while the Echo Dot has a pre-order price of $50. This is the first true deal that we’ve seen on Amazon’s latest release since it was announced a few weeks back.
To cash in on today’s deal, you’ll need to follow these directions:
- Add the ecobee3 to your cart
- Click on ‘pre-order’ on the Echo Dot listing page
- The savings will be automatically reflected in your cart
The Ecobee 3 will save “an average of 23% annually” on home energy costs, plus it is loaded with features. For example, HomeKit control allows the ecobee3 to communicate with your Apple devices and enables Siri voice activation. It ships with a remote sensor that monitors temperatures in other areas of your home (you can buy more here.) The free iOS or Android app adds another layer of functionality with remote monitoring and data tracking. It is rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,100 Amazon customers where it is also the best-selling thermostat. Check out our review of the ecobee3 for more information.
Meanwhile, Amazon’s Echo Dot is slated it to be released on Thursday with upgraded features and Alexa voice-control. You’ll be able to control your smart home devices with your voice and stream music from a variety of services. Learn more in our in-depth review here.
Ordinary thermostats read the temperature in just one room (usually the hallway). That can make things uncomfortable in important rooms like your bedroom. That’s why we created ecobee3. It works with room sensors to deliver the right temperature to the rooms that matter most. Our room sensors detect temperature and occupancy. Are you reading in bed or watching the game downstairs? ecobee3 knows and delivers comfort to the right place at the right time. The sensors also know when a room is empty. Unoccupied rooms can be automatically deprioritized, for increased energy savings. It’s simply a smarter, better system.