How to gatecrash the Amazon Prime Day sale

Ivan Schwartz
July 16, 2018

Flipkart is kicking off its Big Shopping Days sale today at 4PM, to take on the Amazon Prime Day sale which is set to start at 12 noon today.

Amazon Prime Day was launched three years ago to mark the company's 20th anniversary but proved such a hit with online shoppers that it has since evolved into a yearly event.

While Amazon has only announced a few Prime Day 2018 deals in the United States with focus on Back to School, the giant retailer teases in India a hot Prime Day TV deal.

This year, Prime members will be able to enjoy 36 hours of shopping across TVs, smart home, kitchen, grocery, toys, furniture, fashion, appliances and more. If you have a higher end product that you have been coveting, it's definitely worthwhile to check its price on Prime Day.

Secondly, it is always good to have your list in place for the products that you want to buy in the sale.

Prime members are entitled to early access to deals during festive season sales and other promotional sales from time to time.

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To rival this, stores like Target and Walmart are offering deals of speedy shipping.

Unlike Flipkart, Amazon's 36-hour sale is only for Prime customers. The upcoming sale from Flipkart will be offering unmatched offers under Blockbuster deals, Rush Hour Deals, First Time Discounts, and Price Crash offers.

While the deals on third party products may not be earth-shattering, Amazon usually slashes prices on its own devices, like the Alexa Smart Speaker, Fire stick streaming TV device and their line of Kindles. The company offers the two plans from which interested customers can choose from.

If you have your Prime account linked to your phone number or the Whole Foods Market app, you can score an extra 10 percent off many sale products at Whole Foods on Prime Day.

"We are thrilled to add our growing selection of high-quality private label items to Prime Day's epic day of deals and offer the lowest prices across products from our brands", said Sarah Wood, vice president of Amazon Private Brands. Setting a calendar reminder on your phone or computer might help you not forget to cancel. If you are an Airtel or Vodafone subscriber, then you can also grab the Prime membership for free or at half price by signing up for special packs. All the aforementioned benefits can be availed by purchasing the Amazon Prime membership. Make sure you're using the latest version of the app to ensure you see the sign-up banner.

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