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This month we are bringing back the Echo Dot promotion and adding in new limited-edition Alexa developer socks. Specifically, we are offering a free Echo Dot device and custom Alexa developer socks to the first 5,000 developers in the US who publish an Alexa skill between August 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. To be eligible for this promotion, you must fill out this form.

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This is the same deal from last month, the only caveat is that you can't use the any template tutorials, the skill has to be a custom skill developed by you.
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This month we are bringing back the Echo Dot promotion and adding in new limited-edition Alexa developer socks. Specifically, we are offering a free Echo Dot device and custom Alexa developer socks to the first 5,000 developers in the US who publish an Alexa skill between August 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017. To be eligible for this promotion, you must fill out this form.
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"Skills built using our templates are not eligible. See full terms and conditions below.​"
For June we were able to use any template, July restricted us from using the Fact Skill Template, and it seems this month you must code the skill from scratch? - Will update when this becomes clear.

https://developer.amazon.com/alex...-promotion
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I am thinking that either this https://iotforall.com/alexa-skills-kit-tutorial/ tutorial, or this https://github.com/pluralsight/gu...article.md tutorial might work since these are not amazon templates.
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Missed the June/July promotions. Thanks!
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Skills built using our templates are not eligible. See full terms and conditions below.

anybody know any way to get around this, btw the web services is not free after 12 months so make sure you cancel it afterwards
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Skills built using our templates are not eligible. See full terms and conditions below.

anybody know any way to get around this, btw the web services is not free after 12 months so make sure you cancel it afterwards
Actually up to 1 million lambda requests/month are free even after the AWS free tier expires. Since skills run on Lambda entirely there should be no charge even after the AWS free tier expires except for a couple pennies in bandwidth charges.
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I am thinking that either this https://iotforall.com/alexa-skills-kit-tutorial/ tutorial, or this https://github.com/pluralsight/gu...article.md tutorial might work since these are not amazon templates.
anything similar to those won't pass certification. Tried it last month
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I'm still waiting to receive my echo dot for June however Amazon email support won't reply back to me and Amazon phone support is incompetent and cannot forward you to the proper department to talk to relating to this promo...

I'm hoping I receive July but I have my doubts on these promo's. Seems like July and August could be a waste of time.
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I'm still waiting to receive my echo dot for June however Amazon email support won't reply back to me and Amazon phone support is incompetent and cannot forward you to the proper department to talk to relating to this promo...

I'm hoping I receive July but I have my doubts on these promo's. Seems like July and August could be a waste of time.
Same here..
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Can you submit a new one if you already did that in july?
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Can you submit a new one if you already did that in july?
I think so...
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Already got 3 for free on PD lol
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Already got 3 for free on PD lol
How? Different accounts?
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anything similar to those won't pass certification. Tried it last month
What the reply in the certification email? Thanks!
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anything similar to those won't pass certification. Tried it last month
So do you think that any tutorials, amazon or not, won't pass the certification? I am pretty sure that the skills will get certified, but I am unsure whether or not they will qualify for the promotion.
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