Amazon currently has the Echo Plus along with a Philips Hue Bulb on sale for $99. That is $50 off of its regular price for this bundle. But it is also $30 off of the price of the Echo Plus by itself. So you are essentially saving $30 plus getting a free smart bulb from Philips Hue – and to top it off, you don't need to get the Hue Bridge!
The Amazon Echo Plus is the most expensive Echo speaker, and that's because it is bigger. But it is also a hub. This is why you get the Philips Hue bulb here and no Hue Bridge. Because the Echo Plus replaces the Hue Bridge. Amazon also makes it super simple to set it up as a hub. Essentially plug in your Echo Plus and set it up like any other Echo device. After that, it will scan your network to find devices to connect to. And after that you are all set. Now the Echo Plus can do everything a regular Echo can do, aside from controlling your smart home. This includes playing music from Alexa, using a variety of services, as well as asking Alexa questions and even doing other tasks like ordering an Uber, ordering pizza and so forth. This is definitely a great deal to take advantage of right now, and it won't be around forever.
This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.