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How to shop smartly during Amazon Prime Day sale: Tips and tricks


Amazon Prime Day sale is just around the corner now and it is bringing a lot of offers and deals. It is a 48 hour sale running on 15 and 16 July worldwide offering discounts, heavy cashback offers on shopping and even launching new products. It is not just limited to the shopping portal of the company, but Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music are also getting new original shows like “Comicstaan Season 2” and new celebrity-curated playlists.

All you got to do is become a Prime member and start shopping during Prime Day Sale. Customers within the age bracket of 18-24 years can also become yearly Prime members at Rs 499 which is half the actual subscription fee. You also have an option of splitting your subscription cost and benefits with a family member by opting for “Amazon household

However, with so many deals going on, it can be daunting to keep up with it. So, here is how you can shop smartly in the Amazon Prime Day sale:

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How to shop during Amazon Prime Day sale

Step 1: Become a Prime member (Rs 999/year or Rs 129/month)

Step 2: Download the Amazon app on your device, you will be notified every time there is a new sale or offer

Step 3: Head back to the app on 15 July (Monday) as the sale will go live at 12.00 am

Step 4: You can add the preferred items to your cart and then buy it during the sale if they are available at better prices.

Offers you don’t want to miss

  • Get Rs 750 cashback just by applying for an Amazon Pay ICICI credit card
  • Up to Rs 2,000 off on booking domestic flights via Amazon’s website
  • If you shop at the merchant websites like via Amazon Pay, you can get up to Rs 850 off.
  • Browsing through deals during the Prime Day sale can be daunting. So, here are a few tips and tricks that you should consider.

    Have a wishlist ready

    Since the deals just come and go within seconds during the sale, you need to be prepared with a list of things that you want. Amazon is giving an option of saving the deals before the sale starts so that you can just buy it as soon as the sale starts instead of searching for them and wasting time.

    Make smart selections

    Buyers should note that before making any purchase, they should thoroughly read the reviews and also the terms and conditions in case of an offer. You should be careful as to what brand does the item belong to and how is the quality of the product. Since it is a platform with many third-party brands, we would suggest you to stick to “fulfilled by Amazon” products only.

    Also, one way to shop smartly will be to compare the prices of the item before and after the sale, this way you will be aware of how much are you saving and if it is worth it. For this, you can also price tracking tools like Buyhatke, Keepa or Price History to compare the prices.

    Be on your toes

    To get the most out of the sale, keep the notifications for Amazon turned on whether it is your phone or laptop. Since, “Lightning deals” are mostly sold out within minutes, this trick will let you be up-to-date with all the deals during the sale. You can also subscribe to Amazon sneak peak to see new deals.

    Get Alexa on work

    If you happen to have an Alexa enabled device, that might act as the cherry on top. You can just ask “What are the best deals on Prime Day?”. Based on your previous shopping history, it will suggest you the best deals. Another thing that Alexa can help you out with is tracking the order by simply asking “Where has my order reached” and you will have the required details in seconds.

    Happy shopping!

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