Amazon Great Indian sale: The festival bonanza is back! With October around the corner, Diwali online sales are here with thrilling deals and offers to excite eager buyers once again. Amazon is hosting its annual 5-day festive sale called 'The Great Indian Festival' sale between October 1 and October 5. Amazon is ratcheting up the rivalry with other Indian e-commerce majors by starting the sale a day ahead of Flipkart and Snapdeal. Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' sale and Snapdeal's festive deals will be held from October 2 to October 6 - of course, their sales will be live even a day after Amazon's concludes on 5th. During this sale season Amazon will be offering big discounts (but not as big as last year as the govt has banned discounts beyond a certain amount) on all categories of products including smartphones like Moto G4, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Redmi Note 3 and others. Amazon is also expected to give 'Blockbuster deals' and 'Midnight Deals'. Amazon is also offering early deals for 30 minutes to Amazon Prime users with 5 per cent cashback on app and 10 per cent cashback on site for HDFC debit and credit card users. Amazon taken various consumer-friendly steps and come up with something called an Assistant to help users keep a tab of the best deals of the day, including product comparisons during the 5 day festive sale. Also, in order to help consumers avert the huge rush and still be able to avail great discounts the ecommerce major has come up with a few tips for the users. Amazon says users should keep the page bookmarked and signed in and check out within 15 minutes to avail the deals. Blockbuster deals are expected to be preliminary deals on the site. Users must store credit\/debit card information on the site in order to get access to the products as feasibly fast as possible. Amazon is also expected to offer some mouth-watering prizes during the sale like OnePlus phones, etc, for app users. Amazon has stated that it would implement one-day deliveries of select products, though the list of these products is yet to be made official. Same-day delivery is also applicable on certain products.