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The Independence month promises to be a special one for shopping enthusiasts in India. The two giants of Indian E-commerce – Flipkart and Amazon have locked horns in a discount war once again. The exciting part of this clash is that it is the first one to happen after the Government of India drafted new guidelines restricting huge discounts for online marketplaces in India.
Amazon had earlier come out with the Great Indian Sale (Aug 8th-10th) which it claimed to be a huge success. While the discounts were not very huge, the company pushed its Prime subscription for faster delivery to win over customers.
As the attention shifts to Flipkart Freedom Sale (Aug 10th-12th), there are more exciting deals and discounts to look forward to. Since Flipkart’s sale begins after Amazon, there is more time for the Bangalore-based company to edge out Amazon on big discounts and offers.
Here are some exciting deals and shopping offers to look out for, along with tricks for more savings at the Flipkart Freedom Sale.
Freedom Shopping Deals
Just a day before the big sale, Flipkart went live with the new Xiaomi Redmi 3S smartphone with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The limited quantity phones that were available on an open sale went off the shelves in minutes (8 minutes to be exact).
While there were expectations for the Redmi 3S to be available for the Freedom Sale, the phone remains out of stock till now. Would it be available again before the sale ends? We’ll have to wait and see!
There are big discounts on Samsung Phones this Freedom Sale. A Flat Rs 1,300 discount is applicable on Samsung Galaxy J5 – 6 (New 2016 Edition). The phone has a 5.2 inch HD screen and is powered by a 2GB RAM with an internal memory of 16GB. The user reviews mention the phone to be an all round performance beast. The phone has a 4/5 rating on Flipkart.
Similarly, Samsung Galaxy On7 is also available at a discounted price. Get a flat Rs 1000 discount on Galaxy On7 which is on sale for an effective price of Rs 9,190. The phone is available in two colours – Gold and Black.
The other phones which come with flat discounts include the likes of Moto X Play (Flat Rs 3,200 off), LeEco Le 1s Eco (Flat Rs 500 off) and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Flat Rs 1,000 off).
There are quite a few wonderful exclusive launches during the Flipkart Freedom Sale. The launch of LYF smartphones with Reliance Jio Preview Offer of Unlimited calls and 4G internet for 90 days is something very exciting to watch out for.
The LYF Flame 8 comes with a price tag of Rs 4,199 and has 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. There is a 2000mAh battery powering the device which runs on Android Lollipop. Meanwhile, the LYF Wind 3 priced at Rs 6,999 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. Powered by 2920mAh Li-ion Polymer battery, the phone has an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera.
LeEco has 4K Smart LED TVs launch during the Freedom Sale. The range of Smart TVs is price upwards from Rs 59,787. However, there are big savings as part of the introductory offer.
Some benefits you receive on LeEco 4K Smart LED TV during the Flipkart Sale.
- Flat Rs 5000 OFF using HDFC Credit Cards
- 2 year comprehensive + 2 year panel warranty
- Extra 25% off on Myntra on 1 Lakh+ products
- Philips HTL 1010/94 Bluetooth Soundbar only at Rs 4,999
Big Offers on Products & Categories
There are even bigger offers on many products and categories at the Freedom Sale. Some of these offers are exclusive to Flipkart and aren’t available on other e-commerce sites.
No Cost EMI Offers
This is an offer that is exclusive to Flipkart where the online shopping giant offers products for purchase through Credit Cards at no additional EMI cost.
Exchange offers too are specific to Flipkart. Through Exchange offer, customers can exchange their electronics including smartphones, laptops and large appliances to upgrade to a newer version of the same. Choose the ‘With Exchange’ tab while shopping for any electronics to get them at lesser price by swapping with your similar old product.
It is a shopping bonanza for HDFC customers. Those with HDFC Credit cards get a flat 10% discount on the total order value. This offer is applicable throughout the offer period (Aug 10th-12th). The discount is only valid on all purchases above Rs 4,999 during the sale.
Here are some important things to be kept in mind about the bank offer.
- 10% instant discount is valid from 10th August, 2016 (00:00 hrs) till 12th August, 2016 (23:59 hrs)
- Maximum discount per card will be Rs 1500
- This Offer is applicable on ALL categories / products / Gift Cards
This Offer is not applicable on LeTV range of Televisions, LYF Flame 8 phones, Samsung Galaxy J2, J5, J7, S6, S6 Edge Models
Shopping Tips & Tricks
Having a few tips and tricks up the sleeve would ensure that you walk away with your product at the best possible price.
Tip 1: Refer & Earn
The Refer and Earn program is an amazing way to get added discounts on your shopping at Flipkart. All you have to do is refer a friend to install the Flipkart app.
You get Rs 200 to your account when your friend installs the app. Also, your friend gets Rs 100 for shopping. Now, when your friend purchases for Rs 499 & above, you get another Rs 200 in your account. This means that you get to earn Rs 400 just by referring a friend who makes a purchase.
This is added as Gift Voucher to your account and can be redeemed during your online shopping during the Flipkart Freedom Sale.
Tip 2: Add Payment Details
A good way to ensure that the hugely discounted product does not slip away from your hands is by checking out quick. One of the time-consuming things during online shopping is making payments. Make sure that you never ever miss a wonderful deal.
All you have to do is add your preferred credit/debit card and make the checkout process extremely easy. You save the time of entering card details over and over again. All that is needed is the CVV and one-time password (if applicable) and you are good to go!
Shopping during the Freedom Sale with all these amazing offers and big discounts would be truly fantastic.