How Should You Get Ready for GOSF 2014

Ladies and gentlemen! It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to shop till you drop. Google India is gearing up to host its third edition of its ‘Great Online Shopping Festival’ (GOSF) for 2014.

The mega online shopping festival will feature over 450 partners offering their best deals for 72 hours this year.  This year GOSF will also feature exclusive launches from brands like Motorola Nexus 6, HP, Lenovo, Tata Housing, Karbonn, Van Heusen, Asian Paints and great deals on exclusive designer collection from Pernia’s Pop Up Shop, as per a Business Standard report.

Google has announced that the shopping festival will run between 10 – 12th December. In addition, the GOSF website had a pre-party on November 25th, as a prelude to the actual shopping festival.

Here are some tips and tricks on how you can make your shopping at GOSF 2014 worthwhile!

Sign Up with Your Favourite Website

It never hurts to register your e-mail address and number with your favourite shopping website. It helps in keeping you updated via mails and mobile message notifications and at times even brings you special offers customised for you. And also, this will save the checkout time when you would be buying during the actual sale.

Plan your Shopping: You can make a list of the items that you need/want. This will help streamline your search, make things and will restrain you from buying not needed items. Looking at some discounted products might lead to binge shopping, and if you are not prepared for shopping with the right offers you might make your wallet unhappy.

Compare Prices Before and During the Sale

You can compare prices of the selected items on certain websites. These websites will show the best deal that the various online shopping websites are offering on the selected item of your choice. Therewith, you can decide where to purchase it from. If we go by the trends then the store offering the most discounts before sale, might do the same during the sale too.

Make a Wishlist


After you are done with the research on the prices of selected items, add them to your wishlist of the respective websites. Likewise you can add all items of your choice to your wishlist and during the Great Online Sale Festival you can purchase the product with the best deal. This will help you big time, since products often go out of stock during such sales. Making a wishlist prior to commencement of GOSF helps as it saves your precious time searching for your desirable item, and will save you from losing out on the product of your choice to other consumers

Show Love to Coupons and Cashback Sites


While you might already know of several couponing sites, if you are an avid online shopper, there are also sites in India which offer both coupons and cashback, and Pennyful is one of them. The benefit of coupons and cashback is that you can avail more savings on a wide range of products on a website, over and above the given discounts on a product. It’s a jackpot!! Avail your discounted items with an additional discount through the help of coupons and cashbacks!

Social Campaigns

Keep your eyes, or should we say Twitter accounts, open for contests. Stores and Google itself run contests and social campaigns to spread awareness about the event and attract maximum of people towards it. Last year during GOSF 2013, Google gifted Nexus 7 to several of its contest winners! Here are some of the responses of the people who won Nexus 7 during GOSF 2013.

Don’t waste a single moment! Get started, GOSF 2014 is round the corner, so start making a wishlist and be the first to grab a pair of your favourite brand jeans with a cool leather jacket this winter, before the items run out of stock. Flaunt your sexy look and show off to your peers, while saving a lot of money!

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