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Publish an Alexa Skill in SEPTEMBER to receive a pair of socks & a chance to get a free Echo Dot.

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Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our new tiered rewards system.

Publish a skill in September, and earn a pair of limited-edition Alexa dev socks.

If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design.

All skill types are eligible for this promotion.

Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don't forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.

Looking for inspiration? Explore the Alexa Skills Store and our case studies gallery to see what others have built with Alexa. Log in to the developer portal and start building your new skill today. See terms and conditions below.
Non-US developers, check out our other promotions in the UK, Germany, and India.

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Last Edited by ihmdbt September 1, 2017 at 11:05 AM
Github with a lot of skill templates to walk you through creating your own skills:
https://github.com/alexa

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Got skills? Bring your big idea to life with Alexa and earn perks through our new tiered rewards system.

Publish a skill in September, and earn a pair of limited-edition Alexa dev socks. If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design. All skill types are eligible for this promotion. Use our templates to get started quickly, then build the skill of your daydreams. Once you publish your skill, don't forget to share it to increase usage and engagement.

Looking for inspiration? Explore the Alexa Skills Store [amazon.com] and our case studies gallery [amazon.com] to see what others have built with Alexa. Log in to the developer portal [amazon.com] and start building your new skill today. See terms and conditions below.

Non-US developers, check out our other promotions in the UK [amazon.com], Germany [amazon.com], and India [amazon.com].

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Offer valid for developers who publish an Alexa skill between September 1, 2017 at 12:01 am (PT) and September 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm (PT) (the "promotion period").
Developers who publish an Alexa skill during the promotion period and otherwise comply with the terms of the offer will receive Alexa developer socks, while supplies last. Promotion benefits will be distributed at the end of the promotion period.
Developers that publish an Alexa skill during the promotion period that is used by at least 100 unique users within the first 30 days of being approved by Amazon for publication and otherwise comply with the terms of the offer will receive an Echo Dot with an exclusive developer skin, in addition to the Alexa developer socks, while supplies last. Promotion benefits will be distributed at the end of the promotion period.
Offer good while supplies last.
Developers must complete the form above to qualify 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. Link to Certification Guidelines: https://developer.amazon.com/publ...-checklist.
Offer limited to one promotion benefit per developer and account.
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. If you have any issues with this form, please contact us via the form at https://developer.amazon.com/publ...contact-us
Please allow three to four weeks after the promotional period has ended to receive your Alexa perks. If you have not received your Alexa perks within 30 days after the promotional period has ended (10/31/17) please submit a help ticket.
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This is different than previous months, you only get a pair of socks for getting published. You have to get 100 unique users to get a Dot.
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This is the key here this month - If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design

A big if...
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This is the key here this month - If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design

A big if...
Certainly tough, but not impossible, given that the Skills are open-ended. I got just shy of 100 users on my July skill, hoping to think of a good idea that can get me to 100 for this month!
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Certainly tough, but not impossible, given that the Skills are open-ended. I got just shy of 100 users on my July skill, hoping to think of a good idea that can get me to 100 for this month!
Agreed. However, most of the audience here is just looking for a quick/easy way to get a Dot. Just a warning that this is not that opportunity.
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This is the key here this month - If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design

A big if...
I'm dumb. I've edited the original post to reflect that. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Amazon cancelled my free echo
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One funny observation, all my skill that actually give some useful insight like when is certain event going to occur and such have very few user vs some random garage skill I made just for the quick free dot, like just throw a random famous quote, gained much better popularity, well over 100.... and honestly 90% of the folks that API quoted from I have no idea who they are :x

But that skinned dot sure looks sexy....
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Amazon cancelled my free echo
Can you share more detail on what happened?
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"Alexa, why are you giving away ugly nerd socks as a prize?"
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This is the key here this month - If 100 unique users use your skill in its first 30 days in the Alexa Skills Store, you can also apply to receive a free Echo Dot featuring a limited-edition developer skin design

A big if...
A skill I submitted as a joke has over 350 unique users and it only has a 2 star rating. 100 unique users shouldn't be hard to reach with a halfway decent amount of effort put into your skill.
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make a Game of Thrones trivia. The Seinfeld Trivia one was fun and only had 5 questions, easy 100 uses. Then remember your friends with a rep.
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