The festive season is upon us, which means Amazon is ready to launch its Great Indian Festival sale. Shoppers may be able to snag the best possible deals on different products. Sales begin September 22nd for Prime members and September 23rd for everyone else. Rest assured there will be discounts, deals, lightning deals and so on. With so many offers and discounts, it can get a bit overwhelming and confusing. Here are some tips to help you navigate better and increase your chances of getting the best possible deal during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale:
Get an Amazon Prime membership if you don’t have one
Amazon Prime membership can play a big part in getting free shipping, better discounts, and early bird access on certain products. If you don’t want to be a long-term Prime member, opt for the monthly membership plan, which starts at Rs 179. You can also check if your telecom provider offers all the key Prime benefits, as usual if you have certain postpaid plans.
Get the cash rolling in Amazon Pay
Amazon Pay is perhaps the fastest way to pay on the ecommerce site. Topping up the balance is not that difficult and can help you save time and avoid all the OTP hassle.
Plan ahead and make your list
If you’re on a budget, say when buying a phone, then have your options ready. This will save you time and you will not have to search for unnecessary options. Planning ahead also helps avoid impulse purchases that might seem too tempting during the sale.
Use the Amazon notification feature
The Amazon app has a feature for personalized notifications. You can go to Settings in the app and click Notifications to receive notifications about products that you may want to purchase or that you have browsed in the past.
Search for Amazon branded products
Sometimes you might just be a “crazy” deal from a brand you might have never heard of. In such a case, see if Amazon has a similar product as chances are it will be heavily discounted and potentially offer a better brand promise.
Alexa can be your good friend while shopping
At any time, you can instruct Alexa to remind you of an item that may be saved to your shopping cart or added to your Wishlist. Alexa has a feature that allows it to notify you in advance if a particular offer becomes available during the sale.
Save multiple payment options
You will always receive specific products if you have a specific bank’s credit or debit card. It’s always a smart move to save your payment options in advance as it not only saves you time but also saves you extra money.
Don’t wait until the last minute
For Amazon Prime members, sales begin at midnight on September 22nd. You don’t have to wait until then to add products to your shopping cart. While you may not be able to see the discounted prices now, you will only see the best possible price at checkout time.
Amazon Assistant on desktop can be helpful
This only applies if you intend to do all your shopping on a laptop or PC. You can download the Amazon Assistant, which will send you regular notifications about offers and discounts.
Search for “Grand Opening Deals”
Amazon — without giving details — listed a section called Grand Opening Deals. Keep an eye out for them as they are only available for a limited time and chances are there are good discounts on newly launched products.
Look out for “crazy deals” every six hours.
According to the microsite created for the Great Indian Festival, Amazon will be giving out some “crazy deals” every six hours, meaning there could be some attractive discounts on offer.