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Diwali 2019: These five platforms will help you save loads on shopping this festive season

All set for shopping this Diwali? Check out these five platforms will help you save loads on shopping this festive season!

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New Delhi Updated on: October 16, 2019 19:14 IST
Diwali 2019: These 5 platforms will help you save loads on

Diwali 2019: These 5 platforms will help you save loads on shopping

As the festive season is at its peak, everyone is busy shopping for Diwali and ticking off the things from their wishlist. Gifting beloved ones on this festive occasion is one of the traditions followed by Indians over the years. While it is the most exciting period for individuals to enjoy with their family and friends, this time of the year is the costliest time for shoppers.

To overcome the consequences like unusually high credit card balances, tighter finances and the added stress over the money spent so that you can save more as you indulge in festive shopping and do not face an after-festival cash crunch, you can use below-listed platforms that ensure you make the most of your money.

1. CouponDunia:

Times Internet-backed CouponDunia was founded by Sameer Parwani in 2010. This Mumbai-based company lists more than 2,000 online brands including the top e-commerce players like Flipkart, Amazon, PayTM, MakeMyTrip and BookMyShow. It claims to have 7.5 million email subscribers and more than 2 million app downloads. Customers also receive cashback when they shop through their website, a service they launched in 2016. In 2015, they also forayed into brick-and-mortar retail. CouponDunia tied up with over 200 brands, including Marks & Spencers, Skechers, Calvin Klein, and Arrow.

2. GrabOn:

Hyderabad-based GrabOn was founded by Ashok Reddy in 2013. It claims to have over 4,000 clients including Uber, Paytm, Freecharge, Snapdeal, Swiggy, and Mobikwik. GrabOn provides its users with deals, offers, coupons and discounts across fashion, food, travel, recharge and entertainment sectors. The company's recently entered the gift card space. With a focus on the B2C segment, GrabOn is planning to expand into the B2B space. Backed by Landmark IT solutions, it secured a funding of $250,000 in 2014.

3. TWID:

A SaaS-based Fintech startup or a millennials payment app that aggregates and join multiple loyalty/reward points enabling an individual to use them to pay at offline and online stores. These rewards get accumulated into the account of a user but are usually unnoticed by them and there’s hardly any meaningful option to spend on. Inspired by this realization, Twid was established as a mobile-first global platform that facilitates the consumers to utilize these accumulated reward points by making payments at the leading online and offline platforms. The app (currently available on Google Play) has deep integrated partnerships with banks, retailers, dining, travel, online platforms and much more. It allows the user to keep track of all their loyalty memberships, total accumulated points, their worth, expiry date, transaction history, etc.

4. GyFTR:

Bootstrapped company GyFTR is a subsidiary of Vouchgram India and was founded by Arvind Prabhakar in April 2012. It is an online-to-offline commerce solution facilitating peer-to-peer gifting across multiple geographies. GyFTR facilitates gifting by allowing users to buy gift vouchers online that can be delivered to the recipient via SMS, e-mails, and even physically. It provides deals on food, travel, magazine subscriptions, and fashion.

5. Pennyful:

Founded by Ravitej Yadalam, Pennyful was first started in the US with the idea of giving away real cash on customer purchases. After having partnered with 2,500 companies in the US market, Ravitej launched Pennyful in India in November 2011. The company has partnered with more than 500 merchants, including Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, Alibaba, Jabong and Fabfurnish. Besides cashback, it claims to provide customers with instant discounts while shopping online.Pennyful launched its price comparison and product discovery tool for Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart in January 2015.

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