Amazon’s Big Smile Sale brings plenty of savings to New Zealand shoppers

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The Amazon Big Smile Sale has kicked off, and bargain hunters in New Zealand haven’t been left out. With the sale first kicking off on Monday, March 27 at 2pm NZDT (in line with the Australian launch), deals are expected to last until Monday, April 3 at 3am NZST – meaning there's still plenty of time to pick up a bargain. 

Unfortunately, New Zealand shoppers don't have the option to sign up to Amazon Prime. Though, that means that these deals are available for everyone with no need to sign up for a paid subscription. If you're looking for something to watch though, Amazon Prime Video is available for NZ$8 per month, giving Kiwi's access to a range of shows and movies.

From the Apple AirPods Pro 2 to Garmin’s Vivoactive 4 smartwatch, there’s a tech bargain suitable for any savvy deal finder in New Zealand right now. We’ve highlighted some of the top deals in the Big Smile Sale for you to discover below, so scroll down to snatch up a discount.

Just note, as these products are listed on Amazon Australia, prices below are listed in Australian dollars as conversion rates to New Zealand dollars can fluctuate.

Amazon Big Smile Sale NZ deals

Apple AirPods Pro 2

Apple AirPods Pro 2 | AU$399 AU$359 (save AU$40)

Boasting great noise cancellation, longer battery life than its predecessors and impressive sound quality, we were extremely impressed with the Apple AirPods Pro 2 in our review. While a AU$40 discount might not seem like much at first, it’s a handy saving considering these buds were only released in September 2022.

JBL Charge 5

JBL Charge 5 | AU$199.95 AU$176 (save AU$23.95)

Keep the party pumping with a speaker and portable charger rolled into one device. While we noted in our JBL Charge 5 review that this one takes a little while to charge, you’ll nonetheless be getting play time of up to 20 hours thanks to the Charge 5’s 7,500 mAh battery. With a saving of AU$23.95 up for grabs, this deal is worth considering if you’re in the market for a loud and versatile speaker.

Garmin Vivoactive 4

Garmin Vivoactive 4 | AU$599 AU$326.80 (save AU$272.20)

Looking for a gadget to support your fitness goals? Both the Garmin Vivoactive 4 and its smaller counterpart, the Garmin Vivoactive 4S, have nabbed a discount in Amazon’s Big Smile Sale. Our Garmin Vivoactive 4 review found that this watch packs in some great features, including full GPS, music streaming directly from the watch, and a big variety of stat trackers including heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).

[Note: this is an international model from the UK]

Lego Jurassic World T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout kit (76948)

Lego Jurassic World T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout kit (76948) | AU$159.99 AU$115 (save AU$45.99)

It doesn’t get much better than Lego dinosaurs, and this Jurassic World set will bring you face to face with two of the most ferocious dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Atrociraptor With 466 pieces included, score a saving of AU$45.99 on a set that any dinosaur fan will love.

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom edition | AU$549 (pre-order)

While there’s no discount on this Nintendo Switch OLED, it is now available for pre-order via Amazon. Celebrating the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, this Switch OLED console has been decorated to match themes and colours from the game. With shimmery gold Joy-Cons and a stylish dock, the only downside is that the game itself isn’t included.

Petra Player
Writer, TechRadar Australia

Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.