Amazon Great Indian Festival 2021: Prime Fridays deals, sale date, list of best offers on mobiles, electronics, and more

Amazon Great Indian Festival is the next major sale event for the e-commerce platform in India. Amazon uses the Great Indian Festival and Prime Day as the two major sale events for customers in the country. During these two sale events, Amazon turns its platform into a hub for discounts, offers on devices to a launch venue for new products. This year is proving to be no different despite the impact left behind by the ongoing pandemic.

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In fact, the Great Indian Festival this year seems to be a recovery effort from the Seattle-based e-commerce giant. The number of offers and massive discounts on products suggest Amazon will compel Indian consumers to spend their hard earned money during the Great Indian Festival and thus create the shopping activity that is associated with the festive season that culminates in Diwali. So, without further ado, let’s look at Amazon Great Indian Festival and offers that you shouldn’t miss.

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale: start date and time

The Amazon Great Indian Festival will start in India on October 3rd, 2021. However, if you are an Amazon Prime member then you get early access benefits starting from midnight on October 2nd, 2021. In other words, the Prime members get 24 hours early access to all deals and offers. The sale will start at 12am on October 2nd for all Prime members and at 12am on October 3rd for all non-Prime members. This is another pitch by Amazon to avail Prime membership.

During the Great Indian Festival sale, you will be able to shop online via three different methods. The first and arguably the most popular method is to use the Amazon shopping app on your Android smartphone or iPhone. The second method is to login to Amazon India on the web and order your favourite products. If you have a smartphone then you can also access Amazon India using the mobile site. Amazon says the deals will remain the same across all platforms but suggests customers to use the app for faster access.

Amazon Great Indian Festival (GIF) Sale: bank and wallet offers

Bank Name Offer
HDFC Bank Credit Card Extra 10% off
HDFC Bank Debit Card Extra 10% off
HDFC Bank EMI offer Extra 10% off

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale, like every other major sale, will shine light on deals and offers available on smartphones. The smartphones have beacon for connectivity in India and have proved extremely useful during the pandemic. During the Great Indian Festival, Amazon wants to convert even that last person who is yet to embrace smartphones with attractive deals and offers.

The e-commerce giant is going out of its way to offer deals on smartphones based on various brands that sell on its platforms. It is also categorising the deals based on price segment, which further help you drill down your choice. During the sale, Amazon will offer discounts on all the popular smartphones from various brands but you can avail additional 10 percent discount on the final price using HDFC Bank Credit or Debit cards and EMI.

Amazon GIF Sale: best mobile offers

The biggest deal of the year, according to Amazon India’s homepage, is the discount offered on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G. Samsung had launched the Galaxy S20 FE 5G with Snapdragon 865 at Rs 55,999. At the time of the launch, there was Rs 8,000 cashback offered on the device bringing the effective price down to Rs 47,999. During the Great Indian Festival sale, you can grab this smartphone for as low as 36,999. With the HDFC Bank offer, you can get the smartphone at an effective price of Rs 33,999.

On the iPhone camp, Amazon is promising a big discount on the iPhone 11 but the price has not been revealed yet. OnePlus smartphones are available with an additional discount of up to Rs 3,000 on exchange while Xiaomi Mi 11X will start at Rs 20,999. These devices join the newly launched smartphones such as iQOO Z5 5g, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G and OPPO A55.

Redmi & Mi mobile offers

Redmi & Mi Smartphones Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
Redmi Note 10S Rs 14,999 Rs 12,999
Redmi Note 10 Pro Rs 15,999 Rs 14,999
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max Rs 18,999 Rs 17,499
Redmi 10 Prime Rs 12,499 Rs 11,999
Redmi Note 10T 5G Rs 13,999 Rs 14,999
Redmi 9 Rs 8,999 Rs 8,799
Redmi 9A Rs 6,799 Rs 6,799
Redmi 9 Activ Rs 9,499 Rs 9,900
Redmi 9 Power Rs 10,999 Rs 10,499
Redmi 9 Prime Rs 9,999 Rs 9,999
Xiaomi Mi 11X Rs 29,999 Rs 20,999
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Rs 39,999 Rs 36,999
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Rs 26,999 Rs 23,499
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G Rs 20,999 Rs 21,999

Amazon has a longstanding relationship with Xiaomi and Redmi in India. Amazon has emerged as the platform for launch of new Redmi Note series and is even being preferred for Mi flagship devices. During the sale, we are seeing discounts on models like the Redmi Note 10 Pro Series, the Mi 11X Series and the new launch model such as Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G. If you are in the market for a smartphone priced under Rs 25,000 then you should definitely look at the offer on Xiaomi Mi 11X 5G.

Samsung mobile offers

Samsung Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Rs 55,999 Rs 36,999
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Rs 29,999 Rs 25,999
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Rs 20,999 Rs 15,999
Samsung Galaxy M32 Rs 14,999 Rs 11,999
Samsung Galaxy M12 Rs 10,999 Rs 9,999
Samsung Galaxy M51 Rs 24,999 Rs 19,999
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Rs 12,499 Rs 12,499
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Rs 77,999 Rs 44,999
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Rs 1,04,999 Rs 69,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Rs 1,49,999 Rs 1,49,999
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G Rs 84,999 Rs 84,999
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Rs 69,999 Rs 69,999
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Rs 1,05,999 Rs 1,04,999
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G Rs 35,999 Rs 35,999
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Rs 19,999 Rs 21,999
Samsung Galaxy A72 Rs 34,999 Rs 34,999
Samsung Galaxy A52 Rs 26,499 Rs 27,499
Samsung Galaxy A32 Rs 21,999 Rs 21,999
Samsung Galaxy A12 Rs 13,999 Rs 13,499

The biggest deal on smartphones this year during the Great Indian Festival comes from the house of Samsung. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is available at an attractive discount and will definitely attract a lot of consumers looking to jump on the Galaxy bandwagon. Apart from this device, there is not a lot to see in terms of big discounts here. Samsung is essentially focusing on 5G smartphones and mid-range devices during this sale.

OnePlus mobile offers

OnePlus Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Rs 24,999 Rs 23,499
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Rs 29,999 Rs 28,499
OnePlus 8T 5G Rs 42,999 Rs 35,999
OnePlus 9R 5G Rs 39,999 Rs 34,999
OnePlus 9 5G Rs 49,999 Rs 39,999
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G Rs 64,999 Rs 57,999

OnePlus arguably has the cleanest product lineup in India. It has so few devices that consumers won’t be left confused. The OnePlus 9 series consisting of the OnePlus 9R 5G, OnePlus 9 5G and the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G are all getting additional discounts on exchange while the Nord series is also getting some love from the retailer. If you are looking for a flagship Android smartphone, the OnePlus 9 5G and OnePlus 9 Pro 5G will be a good bet at this discounted price.

Apple mobile offers

Apple Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
iPhone 11 Rs 64,900 Rs 38,999
iPhone XR Rs 76,900 Rs 32,999
iPhone 12 Pro Rs 1,19,900 Rs 99,900

At the time of writing this article, Apple iPhone 11 is listed on Amazon India but the best offer price has not been revealed. With the iPhone XR listed for Rs 32,999, one can expect the iPhone 11 to be available for around Rs 39,999 or lower. At that price, the iPhone 11 becomes an aspirational smartphone for anyone looking to join the iPhone world. With Apple’s strong software support and a robust device ecosystem, it is hard to argue against it.

Vivo & iQOO mobile offers

Vivo & iQOO Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
iQOO Z3 5G Rs 20,990 Rs 17,900
iQOO 7 5G Rs 31,990 Rs 29,990
iQOO 7 Legend 5G Rs 39,990 Rs 29,990
Vivo V21e 5G Rs 24,999 Rs 24,990
Vivo Y73 Rs 20,990 Rs 20,990
Vivo Y51A Rs 17,990 Rs 16,990
Vivo Y12s Rs 9,990 Rs 10,990
Vivo X60 Rs 37,990 Rs 34,990
Vivo Y20A Rs 11,490 Rs 11,990

Both iQOO and Vivo are offering discounts on some of their popular smartphones during the Great Indian Festival on Amazon India. The iQOO 7 Series is getting discounted but Amazon India seems to have mixed up the price. The iQOO 7 Legend is one of our favourite devices and if you have a budget of around Rs 30,000, you should definitely look at this device. In the Vivo camp, the company is focusing on X60 and affordable Y-series smartphones.

OPPO mobile offers

OPPO Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
OPPO A74 5G Rs 17,990 Rs 15,990
OPPO A31 Rs 13,990 Rs 11,490
OPPO A16 Rs 13,990 Rs 13,990
OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G Rs 25,990 Rs 25,990

OPPO is going all in with the A series during the Great Indian Festival. The OPPO A74 5G, OPPO A16 and OPPO A31 are seeing minor price corrections while the OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is being offered at the launch price. With so many options available this year, OPPO should have done better than offering just four models during the sale.

Realme mobile offers

Realme Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
Realme Narzo 30 Rs 12,499 Rs 11,999
Realme Narzo 50A Rs 11,499 Rs 12,499
Realme Narzo 50i Rs 7,499 Rs 7,499

Realme is the only brand yet to confirm pricing for its smartphones. The smartphone maker has never used Amazon India for its phones and if you want to buy Realme phones we recommend checking our deals during the Flipkart Big Billion Days. But the Narzo 30, Narzo 50A and Realme Narzo 50i are getting a decent price cut during the sale.

Tecno mobile offers

Tecno Smartphone deals Launch Price Amazon Great Indian Festival Price
Tecno Spark 7T Rs 8,999 Rs 8,499
Tecno POVA 2 Rs 10,499 Rs 10,999
Tecno Spark Go 2021 Rs 7,299 Rs 6,999
Tecno Spark 7 Rs 6,999 Rs 7,499
Tecno Camon 17 Rs 12,999 Rs 13,999
Tecno Spark 7 Pro Rs 9,999 Rs 11,499
Tecno Spark 8 Rs 7,999 Rs 7,999

Last but not the least, Tecno is also offering discounts on some of its models during the Great Indian Festival. With the recent price hike, it seems like all the major brands are reverting to a moderate pricing for their device during the sale on Amazon India. Tecno Spark and Camon series have done well in India and these smartphones are getting discounted now.

Amazon GIF Sale: best electronics offers

Categories Discount
Laptops and Desktops Up to 50% off on Intel & AMD powered laptops
Audio Deals on TWS earbuds
Up to Rs 40,000 off on select premium cameras from Sony & Fujifilm with 12 months No cost EMI
Up to 60% off on printers with 12 months No Cost EMI
Appliances and TV Up to 60% off

While smartphones take all the limelight during these sales, Amazon is also offering exciting discounts on other electronics devices. On purchase of consumer appliances and TVs, there is up to 60 percent off while laptops powered by Intel or AMD processors will see up to 50 percent discount. There is also a deal on iPad Air that is yet to be announced, which Amazon is calling as the lowest price yet on the tablet device.

If you are looking to get your first smart bulb then the Great Indian Festival might be the right time. Amazon is offering an Alexa deal on Wipro 9W Smart Bulb and all you need to do is ask Alexa to add Wipro Smart Bulb to your cart. The device will be added to your cart and you can then verify and complete the deal on your smartphone.

The Wipro 9W Smart Bulb is listed for Rs 1,899 and with Alexa, you are getting a discount of Rs 1,800. As a result, you can get a 9W smart bulb at the price of a regular LED bulb. You can also get 1.5m cable from Ambrane for Rs 99 during the sale.

Amazon GIF Sale: best wearables offers

Wearables Discount
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Up to Rs 19,000 off
Apple Watch SE Starts at Rs 19,990
Boat Xtend, Amazfit GTS 2 mini Up to 65% off
Mi, Boat, Noise fitness bands Up to 60% off

Wearables have seen a moment of reckoning during the pandemic as people chased the idea of getting 10,000 steps on their fitness tracker and realised how being sedentary for long is harmful. If you were on the fence about fitness trackers or smartwatches then the deals on Apple Watch SE, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will convince you to get on the wearables train.

Amazon Prime Fridays announced: here’s everything you need to know

As part of Great Indian Festival, Amazon has announced Prime Fridays for Prime members. This seems like a dedicated hub for Prime members going live today, October 8th and Prime members get access to new offers and other shopping benefits across categories such as smartphones, consumer electronics, home appliances, Amazon devices and more.

Amazon is also offering other benefits such as extended warranty, screen replacement, no cost EMI options and more for those purchasing during Prime Fridays. In terms of noteworthy offers, Amazon customers get an additional Rs 2,500 off with HDFC Bank card on the iQOO Z3 5G while Redmi Note 10S is getting Rs 3,000 off. There is also offer on Echo Dot and Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick combo.

Amazon Great Indian Festival Diamonds Offer: What is it and how to redeem?

One of the big changes during the Great Indian Festival is the introduction of Diamonds. Amazon is prominently highlighting the Diamonds added to each customer’s account. It seems like these Diamonds are credited on the basis of your shopping during the past year. While you cannot redeem these Diamonds against your order, you can use the diamonds to enter contests and you stand a chance to win exciting rewards.

Amazon customers will be able to earn Diamonds by two different ways. The first method is to shop and earn where you will earn Diamonds for every Rs 100 spent on the platform. The second method is to participate in activities including playing games, watching miniTV for a minimum of 15 minutes. Another method to get Amazon Diamonds is to sign up for annual Prime membership or making an UPI transaction.

The e-commerce giant further notes that Diamonds will be credited to the account of customers within 7 days of shopping. The Diamonds, as per terms and conditions posted by the company, will be valid till the last day of Amazon Great Indian Festival, which is live for all customers right now.

How to redeem Amazon Diamonds:

  • Use Diamonds & save: You can convert your Diamonds to get guaranteed cashback reward
  • Use Diamonds & win big: Amazon customers can use Diamonds to play Jackpot and get a chance to win big
Karthekayan Iyer

Karthekayan is an Assistant Editor at Pricebaba. He covers consumer technology for Pricebaba and leads the development of the deals section. With a degree in Instrumentation Engineering, Karthekayan spent three years working for an engineering firm before becoming a tech reporter. He writes news, features and reviews the latest gadgets. He has over 8 years' experience and has worked with Indian Express, and BGR India in the past.