With the festive season around the corner, e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon back with their festive sales. While Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Days’ has already started, Amazon’s ‘Great Indian Festival’ is also set to return.

The Big Billion Days sale began at 12am on October 16. However, for Flipkart Plus members, the sale began 24 hours in advance, at 12am on October 15. The sale will be a five-day affair and will last on October 21.

While there are sharp discounts on products like consumer durables and smartphones, the e-commerce giant has tied up with banks to offer additional discounts to its customers.

State Bank of India (SBI) customers will get a 10% discount for shopping during the Big Billion Day sale. For Flipkart Axis Bank credit cardholders, there is a 5% cashback every time it is used to make a purchase. Similarly, there is an ‘assured cashback’ for Paytm users when they make a purchase through UPI or wallet.

There is also a ‘no-cost’ EMI offer. For this, Flipkart has tied up with SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC and Bajaj Finserv.

For those without a credit card, there is the option of Debit EMI card, which is being offered by HDFC, Axis Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, Zest Money etc.