Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

Gladys Abbott
July 16, 2018

Amazon's best Prime Day 2018 deals are yet to come, as the e-tailer will start the bonanza today at 3pm Eastern, but there is already enough evidence that the pricing during its 36-hour event will beat the Black Friday 2017 deals on average.

For the first time, Prime members in India will also have access to hundreds of top global Prime Day deals from across 17 countries.

It's Prime Day - an online shopping event in which Amazon offers hundreds of thousands of deals to its Prime customers. Going by the landing page of the website, the sale will proffer the customers with exciting deals and offers on various products across categories like smartphones, tablet, TVs, laptops and more.

Watch the video above for advice on discounted Prime memberships.

While Amazon is offering price cuts on various items, some of the best deals will be on the brands exclusive to Amazon.

Another major benefit that Amazon offers its Prime members is free ad-free access to Prime Video and Prime Music. There is a flat Rs 16,001 discount under the sale, flat Rs 8,000 cashback on using select bank cards, and an additional discount of Rs 3,000 on exchange, taking the effective price to Rs 42,999.

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While the deals on third party products may not be earth-shattering, Amazon usually slashes prices on its own devices, like the Alexa Smart Speaker, Fire stick streaming TV device and their line of Kindles.

If you have never used the PrimeNow grocery delivery service, they are also offering a promotion for first-time users of $10 off and a $10 credit for a future order. Amazon also offers discounted same-day and morning delivery options to Prime members in select cities.

They will then be charged £7.99 per month once the trial period expires. Students can sign up for a * a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/pipeline/signup?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0&primeCampaignId=primeMobileSignupWhite_studentWlpPrimeRedir&ref_=st_wlp_pr_redir&renderingType=mobile&showLandingPage=1" *free six-month trial here. Setting a calendar reminder on your phone or computer might help you not forget to cancel.

How to become Amazon Prime member? . Download the Vodafone Play app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

From their site: "To share Prime benefits and digital content between adults, both adults must link their accounts through Amazon Household and agree to share payment methods".

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