Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to get the best deals and crack the 48-hour sale

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Jul 08 2019
Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to get the best deals and crack the 48-hour sale

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The Amazon Prime Day sale 2019 starts on July 15.

It will be live for 48 hours.

Amazon will launch 1,000+ products during the sale. Here's how you can make the most out of the Prime Day sale.

Amazon is all set to host its third Prime Day sale in India. The Amazon Prime Day 2019 sale will run from July 15 to July 16. Last year, the sale ran for 36 hours but this time around, Amazon is looking to extend it to 48 hours. The annual sale has a promising number of deals across all the major categories along with new releases on Prime Video and Prime Music. Additionally, Amazon will be launching 1,000+ products from top brands like OnePlus, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser, etc in the sale.

What is Amazon Prime Day sale?

If you are new to the e-commerce world and unaware of what Amazon Prime Day sale is, it's time that you get clued up on it. To put it in simple terms, Amazon Prime Day sale is a global annual sale event for Amazon Prime members. Amazon introduced the Prime Day sale to India in 2016. Since then, this is the 3rd consecutive year when the event is going to be hosted. 

During the sale period, products will be available at heavily discounted rates. So, if you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you might miss out on some great deals during this sale period. To recall, Amazon Prime membership costs Rs 999 annually and Rs 129 on a monthly basis. The membership includes free fast delivery, access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, as well as early access to deals.  

Here are some tips to help you make the most of Amazon Prime Day 2019:

No need to pay full price for multiple Prime accounts

Amazon does not have any rules when it comes to the usage of a single prime account on multiple devices. Hence, if someone in your family has a Prime account, you too, have access to the sale. You’ll share the same benefits, like free next-day or two-day shipping. 

This is the right time to use your 30-day free trial

If you are not a member of Amazon Prime yet, this is the right time to start your 30-day free trial. You'll gain access to all the deals without any strings attached. If you're unhappy with your membership. you can always cancel after the two-day sale is over to avoid future membership charges. 

Add items you’d like to buy in your wishlist

It’s natural for a popular product to sell out within minutes during a sale. Hence, it is recommended to add the items you are looking forward to buying in your wishlist. It is also recommended to get on the waitlist. 

Grab the Blockbuster Deals

Amazon offers some great deals under the sections 'Today’s Deals', 'Great Saving', 'Lightning Deals', and 'Deal of the Day'. Always look out for these sections while browsing through Amazon on the sale day. All you need to do to get timely updates on lightning deals is to sign up on the deals notifications section and you shall never miss out on any deal. Further, Digit.in will be curating the best electronic, home appliances, smartphones and other gadget deals on and before Prime Day 2019 sale begins. So watch out for the same on Digit.in.

Amazon Prime Day Sale 2019 offers

Apart for the huge discounts, Amazon will be offering some additional offers to help you save more during the sale. Here are some of the additional offers:

Additional savings for HDFC Bank debit/credit card users

If you are an HDFC bank customer, you are eligible for some extra savings during the Prime Day sale. Amazon is offering up to 10 percent instant cashback on purchases made through HDFC Bank cards. The minimum transaction amount needed to avail this cashback is Rs 3,000, whereas the maximum cashback one can receive is Rs 10,000.

Save on your next domestic flight booking travel

Amazon will be offering up to Rs 2,000 cashback on booking of flight tickets using Amazon Pay. Breaking it down, buyers can save up to Rs 400 on tickets costing Rs 4,999, and Rs 2,000 on tickets costing Rs 20,000+. Once you make the purchase, the cashback will be credited to your Amazon Pay balance within 3 working days.

Additional 10 percent discount on using Amazon Pay

You can avail an extra 10 percent discount if you make transactions using Amazon Pay during the sale. Add a minimum of Rs 1,000 and you’ll be eligible for a maximum cashback of Rs 200. You will receive the cashback as Amazon Pay balance by July 20. Remember to verify KYC on your Amazon Pay account to avoid any disruptions.

Prime Day Cashback Offers

There are additional cashback offers for the Prime Day sale. Some of the cashback offers are:

  • Join Prime and recharge prepaid mobile to get a 20 percent cashback. It is limited to a maximum of Rs 100.
  • Pay using Amazon Pay on Swiggy and get 20 percent cashback. You can avail a cashback of up to Rs 75.
  • Similar offers are availale for a number of categories, such as storage devices and computer accessories, watches, books, etc.

The best time to buy Amazon devices

If you have eyes on Amazon devices, like the Kindle or the Echo smart speakers, Prime Days are the best time to make a purchase. During the sale days, the discount on Amazon brands and devices is going to be up to 65 percent.

Exclusive products launching on Prime Day

Amazon is also planning to launch about 1,000+ products during the two-day sale. The launches include a range of products from big brands like OnePlus, Samsung, Honor, IFB, etc. Mostly, the new launches in mobile category include a new colour variant of an already-existing  smartphone. Here are some of the to-be launched products:
 

  • OnePlus 7 Mirror Blue variant

  • Samsung Galaxy M40 in Cocktail Orange

  • LG W30 Aurora Green

  • Amazfit BIP Lite smartwatch

  • New Intel-powered laptops 

You can check the new product launches on this page.

Participate in Amazon App Quiz Contest to win rewards

Amazon Prime Day Quiz offers contestants a chance to win Rs 9,999 as Amazon Pay balance. However, the contest is app-only. To be an eligible contestant, log in to your account in the Amazon app and participate in the contest. A lucky draw for the Amazon App Quiz will be held across the entire Contest Period and 20 lucky participants will emerge as winners through a random draw of lots.

Prime Video

While the Prime Day 2019 sale is still a week away, Amazon has already kicked off things with new releases on Amazon Prime Video. From July 1 to July 14, Prime Video will feature one major 'blockbuster' release every day. Prime Video is a free online streaming service for Prime subscribers.

Amazon will also offer celebrity curated playlists during the days leading up to the Prime Day 2019 sale, and stream its Prime Day concert on July 11 on Prime Video.

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