How to avail additional discount while shopping at the festival season sale online

The festive season sale has commenced on the major e-commerce sites; Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart in India this week.  While Amazon calls it “The Great Indian Festival”, the Flipkart is calling its sale “The Big Billion Days”, and Snapdeal “Unbox Diwali Sale”.

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Even though the product listings as well as the discounts have a minor difference in the categories and their prices, when a comparison is made between these websites, there is a scope of availing additional discount for the customers. The additional discount can be availed if you have a particular brand of debit card or credit card of that bank, which has partnered with these e-commerce platforms.

  1. HDFC bank has partnered with Amazon.in to give 10% cash back to its customers who make purchases from their desktop site. If you transact via amazon’s mobile application, the cash back amount increases to 15% of the amount spent.

The transaction value should be at least INR 6000 to avail cash backs. The offer is available to the existing HDFC Debit card as well as Credit card users.

Maximum cashback per customer card account is Rs. 1500 across the mobile app and the site for the overall duration of the campaign i.e. 1st to 5th Oct 2016.

Additionally, if you spend using your HDFC bank Debit cards you can get 5% cashback (in the form of reward points) up to Rs. 500.

2. State Bank of India has partnered with Flipkart.com to give 10% instant discount to its Debit as well as Credit card customers. Offer is also applicable on the payments made through EMI on SBI Credit cards. From 3rd to 6th October, the minimum cart amount to avail the discount is INR 5000.

The Bank offer is NOT applicable on Flipkart EGVs, Samsung Tablets and select Samsung Mobiles Phones, except Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On7, Samsung Galaxy J5 – 6 (2016 Edition) and Samsung Galaxy On8.

3. Citi Bank has partnered with Snapdeal.com to provide instant savings of 20% to its customers on their purchases at the website as well as snapdeal’s mobile application.

Offer is valid on all products except Samsung and select other mobiles ,Tablets , Wearable, Precious Jewellery, Gold Coins,Automobiles, Gift Cards & Services (Home Services, DTH, Mobile Services, VAS, Installations, Vehicle Services, Food Ordering, Movie Tickets, Bus Tickets, Cabs, Recharges, etc.). Please see the product page Offer Section to check the validity of the offer.

The minimum transaction amount to avail the Offer is Rs. 1,000/-. Maximum discount applicable per card is Rs2,000/-

The customer needs to select the bank offer on the payment page in order to receive the discount. Offer Duration:  02 October –  06 October, 2016, both dates included. Discount is applicable over and above any promo code  promotions running on the website.

So, what do you think about these offers? Do they induce you to make heavy purchases at these e-commerce platforms? Share your views in the comments section below.

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