Don’t Miss These Year-End Sales In Singapore

Don’t Miss These Year-End Sales In Singapore

If you’ve been holding off on major purchases for most of the year, here’s your chance to snag the best deals of 2018. Come November and December, retailers are offering huge discounts for nearly the entire year-end season.

Here are the dates you’ll want to look out for:

Best November and December sales in Singapore

11 NovemberSingles’ Day Sales
23 NovemberBlack Friday
22 – 25 NovemberSITEX 2018
26 NovemberCyber Monday
12 DecemberOnline Fever Sales

Singles’ Day Sales: 11 November

The year-end splurging kicks off with Singles’ Day Sales, where you’ll find a ton of discounts on various online shopping platforms. Here are some of the best deals this season:

  • AliExpress: Up to 70% off at 70,000 stores.
  • Up to 70% off.
  • Lazada: Up to 90% off. Start browsing Lazada now to collect vouchers or to check out daily flash deals.
  • Sephora: Apart from discounts on cosmetics, shoppers can already start redeeming free makeup or limited edition gift boxes with a minimum spend of S$150.
  • Shopback: Shopback is currently offering special deals and cashback rates for Singles’ Day.
  • Shopee: Up to 90% off. Daily flash deals have already started. Stack with these vouchers for even greater savings.
  • Taobao: Dirt-cheap items on Taobao are now even cheaper. (Don’t read Chinese? We’ve got you covered.)
  • Qoo10: Qoo10 offers a wide range of discounts with lots of opportunities to shop and win prizes. If you’re an American Express, Standard Chartered, HSBC, UOB, Bank of China, Citi, Maybank or DBS credit cardholder, you can claim coupons and other promotions.
  • Zalora: Sales start early, with daily flash sales starting from 8 November.

Black Friday: 23 November

Online stores and brick-and-mortar shops alike will be marking down prices for Black Friday. While Black Friday sales in Singapore don’t attract the kind of human stampedes that inevitably happen every year in America, stores like Robinsons do attract crowds that camp out for hours.

If you’re not keen on jostling with the sweaty masses, you can also get great discounts from online retailers like Amazon, Lazada, Zalora, Shopee and Q0010. Sales typically continue through to Cyber Monday, where you can score tech items at reduced prices.

SITEX 2018: 22 – 25 November

One of Singapore’s biggest tech exhibitions is back again in town. Apart from the usual gadgets and computer accessories, check out SITEX for interesting technology showcases. This year’s Sensory Immersion showcase promises to bring “portable audio and noise cancelling technology to a whole new level”.

You can also trade in or repair your smartphone, or even recycle your old gadgets to stand a chance to win prizes worth up to S$200.

22 – 25 November 2018
Singapore EXPO Halls 5 & 6
11am – 9pm daily

Cyber Monday: 26 November

Can’t be bothered with the queues on Black Friday, and too lazy to check out SITEX? You can still score great deals on Cyber Monday from your favourite online retailers.

Online Fever Sales: 12 December

If you’ve been tardy with your Christmas shopping – or if you’re simply looking for another reason to splurge – online retailers will be offering discounts once again on the 12th of December.

Keep checking this page for updates on the best promotions going on this holiday season!

How to get the most out of the year-end sales

1. Put items in your cart

Start marking your favourite items by adding them to your wishlist or shopping cart. It’ll help you keep track of what you want, as well as provide notifications when discounts are being offered.

2. Use a freight forwarding service

If you’ve found a great Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal on an international site that, alas, doesn’t offer international shipping, you’ll want to make use of a freight forwarding service. Freight forwarders work by giving you an address (eg, a US address) that you can ship your item to. The freight forwarder receives your item, and then ships it to you in Singapore.

Freight forwarders available in Singapore include borderlinkx, comGateway, HopShopGo, Parcl, Shippn and vPost.

3. Compare prices

It’s sales season everywhere, so even if you find something you like that’s marked down, chances are it’s on sale somewhere else too.

Use price comparison sites like Google ShoppingPricePanda or iPrice to automatically scour the web for the lowest prices before you commit to a purchase.

4. Look at historical price trends

How do you know if a particular discount is genuine, or if prices were hiked up just before the sale? Besides comparing prices on other online retailers, you can also check out historical price trends.

For Lazada, there’s the Lazada Price Tracker Chrome extension, which helps you track a product’s historical prices.  Similarly, for Amazon, you can use the web-based Camelcamelcamel.

5. Stack the savings with these online tools

On top of discounts already offered by retailers, you can use cashback tools like Shopback and Fuzzie for even greater savings.

Cashback rates can range from 2% to 20%, so it’s worth checking them out.

6. Wield the right cards

Some credit cards will offer special promotions for shopping at specific retailers, so you’ll want to take advantage of those.

In addition, using a cashback credit card can really maximise your savings this season. Alternatively, rack those miles for that dream vacation in the upcoming year by spending with your travel credit card.

HSBC Advance Credit Card

HSBC Advance Credit Card

Up to 3.5% cash back on purchases and online spending

Enjoy 1-for-1 offers on dining, travel, entertainment and more

The year-end season is a good opportunity to stock up on essentials or netting the occasional luxury buy at great prices, but try not to go overboard! It’s also a great time to start reviewing your finances – perhaps it’s time you start building your emergency fund or kickstart an investment portfolio.

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