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Butterball’s New Alexa Skill Makes Turkey Day Preparations Easier + Enter To #Win 1 of 2 $25 #Butterball Checks #Giveaway

Are you new to the whole idea of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family? That can put a lot of stress on your shoulders during the holidays. We as parents and moms don’t need that added stress, right? If you have the Amazon Echo, consider using Alexa this holiday season as a way to help. Butterball wants to make the holidays less stressful and has released a new skill this season to help make turkey day preparations a lot easier for you. All you have to do is ask this simple question to get started:

“Alexa, Ask Butterball How to Cook a Turkey”

You can find more information below to help you learn more about this new Alexa skill and Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line.


The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is officially open for the holiday season; and this year, the experts are empowering cooks with more turkey resources than ever. With more than one in five American households1 turning to their smart speakers for guidance, it’s the perfect time to integrate Butterball’s holiday expertise into their new hands-free, in-kitchen helper: Amazon Alexa.

For more than 65 years, Butterball has empowered cooks to shake off the stress of holiday meal prep and host like a boss. The Turkey Talk-Line has already evolved to offer support through text, email, live chat, and this year, the Turkey Talk-Line is extending its presence to the voice space with the help of Amazon Alexa.

Through the new Butterball skill for Amazon Alexa – now available on Alexa-enabled devices – a simple voice command (“Alexa, ask Butterball…”) allows cooks to hear trusted Turkey Talk-Line experts share answers to frequently asked questions and provide turkey preparation advice. Users can also watch how-to videos on compatible devices like Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Amazon Fire TV Cube. To use the Butterball skill for the first time, Alexa users can say “Alexa, enable the Butterball skill” to their Alexa-enabled device or enable directly by visiting the Alexa Skills Store through the Alexa app or on

“The Turkey Talk-Line is focused on one-on-one help for cooking a turkey – whether it’s a first-time cook or a 20-year Thanksgiving veteran,” said Nicole Johnson, Co-Director of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. “Nothing will ever replace a phone call with an expert, but our goal is to reach cooks where it’s convenient for them and give them the confidence to ‘Host Like a Boss’ through as many means as possible.”

Teaming up with Alexa enables the Turkey Talk-Line to deliver expert advice via the voice service, Alexa. To learn more about the skill and the ways the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line is supporting cooks everywhere, visit or Butterball’s social channels, like FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

“The new Butterball skill for Alexa lets customers tap into years of expert cooking advice on how to prepare a turkey – even when their hands are full in the kitchen,” said Rob Pulciani, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “We’re excited that Alexa can help make the holidays a little easier for our customers.”

Expert Advice Anytime, Anywhere: Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are available Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, with extended hours the week of Thanksgiving. With decades of Thanksgivings under their belts, Butterball’s experts are a holiday staple and a source of vital turkey knowledge. With Butterball experts taking care of the turkey questions, hosts can spend more time putting their own stamp on the day and truly “Host Like a Boss.” You can reach the Turkey Talk-Line via:

  • NEW! Butterball Skill for Amazon Alexa: Starting Nov. 1, users can enable the Butterball Skill for Amazon Alexa. Once enabled, just ask the Butterball skill your cooking questions and hear trusted Talk-Line experts share answers. Users can even watch how-to videos on compatible Alexa-enabled devices (Echo Show, Echo Spot and Amazon Fire TV).
  • Text (844-877-3456): With nearly one in three first-time cooks saying they’d text the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line for cooking help, it only makes sense that, for the third year in a row, the Turkey Talk-Line offer text support in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.
  • 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372): Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available this season starting Nov.1 through Dec. 24, 2018, to answer questions and assist all holiday cooks.
  • How-To Videos: Need a visual guide? Check out our fun and helpful instructional videos at and YouTube.
  • Facebook and Twitter: Help is available through the Butterball Facebook and Twitter pages with tips, special savings and more.
  • Pinterest: Find Thanksgiving recipe inspiration for your holiday celebration on the Butterball Pinterest page.
  • Instagram: Follow Butterball on Instagram to get a behind-the-scenes look at recipe inspiration for your Thanksgiving meal and more.
  • Live Chats: Engage with turkey experts through live chat on during November and December and receive real-time suggestions and advice.
  • Email: Email Butterball using this form and receive helpful tips right to your inbox. 
  • Website and Mobile App: With coupons, trusted recipes, step-by-step how-to videos and key tips for success, everything you need is accessible at and the Butterball Cookbook Plus App.

About the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line
One of the first national, toll-free consumer help lines, the Turkey Talk-Line has helped almost 50 million consumers since its first season in November 1981. Each November and December, professionally trained turkey experts assist more than 4 million cooks through the Turkey Talk-Line,, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, live chat and emails in the United States and Canada. With more than 50 staff members, the Turkey Talk-Line has the resources to answer questions from both English- or Spanish-speaking callers and respond to questions via email.

Source: Butterball


A big thanks to Butterball for allowing me to send 2 of my lucky reader’s $25 gift checks to use towards their holiday meals.

To enter, please complete the entries on the Gleam form below.  Good luck!

Giveaway ends 12/02/18 at 11:59 PM EST. Must be 18 or older a resident from the United States to win.

Winner will be drawn the next day and emailed.

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  1. mamamayor
    November 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I love mashed potatoes,

  2. Regina
    November 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

    One of my favorite things to eat is homemade cornbread dressing.

  3. monique s
    November 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    stuffing is my favorite food

  4. Ashley
    November 19, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I love stuffing! And winter squash! And cranberries. And turkey! And mashed potatoes. OK, I like it all. Haha.

  5. Carolsue
    November 20, 2018 at 2:43 am

    My favorite thing is turkey — along with mashed potatoes and stuffing.
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  6. Lauren
    November 20, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I like to eat stuffing and cranberry sauce.

  7. Monica Young (@Monnie311)
    November 20, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    My favorite is mashed potatoes and I love my grandma’s green bean casserole recipe!

  8. Tim
    November 20, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    My favorite is cornbread stuffing. It is a contentious debate between bread and cornbread stuffing, so it is a treat when I win the battle!!

  9. Wendy R.
    November 21, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Turkey is my favorite thing for real! I also really, really like the yams that I make. 🙂

  10. Curtis
    November 21, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I love mashed potatoes and gravy

  11. Bryan Vice
    November 21, 2018 at 10:44 am

    One of my favorite foods to eat for Thanksgiving is Ham & Turkey

  12. Calvin
    November 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Stuffing, also like the apple pie desserts

  13. Kelly D
    November 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I to eat the mashed potatoes.

  14. Tiffany Schantzenbach
    November 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I love to eat sweet potato casserole.

  15. Jessica To
    November 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    i like homemade macaroni and cheese during the holidays.

  16. Ellen B
    November 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    My favorites are the turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

  17. Cindy Peterson
    November 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    My Mom’s homemade pie

  18. Steve Weber
    November 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I also loved mashed potatoes! and gravy 🙂

  19. Tracie M. Cooper
    November 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I love Turkey, cornbread dressing and squash casserole! My email is

  20. tat2gurlzrock
    November 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I am all about the turkey and gravy!

  21. Vikki p
    November 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    My favorite food is the dessert – banana pudding and chocolate brownies

  22. Jenny S
    November 21, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Mashed potatoes with tons of red wine gravy.

    November 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I love honey carrots with lots of butter for the holidays soooo festive.

  24. Kristina
    November 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I love eating turkey and ham. I’ll never turn down a good pie, either.

  25. Cathy Thompson
    November 22, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Oh my I must say the green bean casserole would be one of my favorite dishes during the holiday season,

  26. athena graeme
    November 22, 2018 at 8:15 am

    My favorite holiday food is pecan pie … but my husband hates pecans! I don’t make it often, but when I do it’s ALL mine!

  27. Elena
    November 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I love to eat roasted turkey. Yum!

  28. aaron reck
    November 23, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I liked the turkey and stuffing and I had a piece of the red velvet cake and it was good. Thanks so much.

  29. Robin M
    November 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I like stuffing

  30. Rose SantuciSofranko (@Artists4God2)
    November 23, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I love turkey, and ham, and pumpkin pie, and….and….Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

  31. ChristineK
    November 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    The mac and cheese is my fav

  32. angela smith
    November 24, 2018 at 1:07 pm


  33. Tabathia B
    November 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I love turkey bbq and sweet potato pudding

  34. Tabathia B
    November 24, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I love fried turkey breast

  35. Michele Pineda
    November 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I love turkey and ham for the holidays! But also we eat tamales on Christmas eve.

  36. Laurajj
    November 25, 2018 at 12:54 am

    One of my favorites is the Sweet Potatoes with the brown sugar and marshmallows on top!

  37. Emme
    November 25, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I’m not a big Turkey fan until recent years with smoked Turkey and fried Turkey options. I cant get enough of stuffing and cranberry Sauce though!

  38. marilynnawara
    November 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    My favorite food to eat during the holidays is turkey – YUM!

  39. Emme
    November 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I love stuffing and cranberry sauce here on the east coast

  40. megan tilley
    November 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    My favorite is my brother’s sweet potato casserole.

  41. Jill Jeffrey
    November 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Our homemade sweet potatoes! We have those every holiday every year!

  42. S Riches
    November 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I like to eat any kind of pie during the holidays.

  43. al
    November 26, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite.

  44. Casey
    November 26, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I always eat desserts first so I have room!

  45. cyndi br
    November 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    my favorite to eat is sweet potato pie during every holiday

  46. Debbie Yoder
    November 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    mashed potatoes and gravy!

  47. ae minx
    November 30, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Favorite foods during the holidays? Hmm.. I love beef tenderloin and pumpkin bread.. oh and Russian teacakes- Yum!

  48. Jessica Walker
    December 1, 2018 at 6:23 am

    My favorite thing to eat is Turkey wings and homemade cookies

  49. Kathy B.
    December 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    My favorites are the homemade chicken and dressing, and hash brown casserole.

  50. Bridgett Wilbur
    December 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I love the turkey but my kids love the deserts.

  51. Mary Gardner
    December 1, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    My favorite food to eat during the holidays is home made fudge.

  52. Lisa Vanhook
    December 1, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    There is but 1 food I love during the holidays,,,,,,,everything!! 😉

  53. Jeremy McLaughlin
    December 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    My favorite food to eat is stuffing.

  54. julie redden
    December 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I have to say christmas cookies are my favorite thing to eat for the holidays.

  55. Missy
    December 2, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I love eating lots of cookies during the holidays.

  56. Patti Lambert
    December 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    My favorite holiday food always will be pumpkin pie

  57. Julie R
    December 2, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I love stuffed mushrooms.

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