A Singaporean’s Ultimate Guide To Year End Online Shopping Deals
And while that’s all part of #adulting and being fiscally responsible, I’m a strong believer that we should still allocate some budget to living a little.
As cliche as it sounds, we have to budget a little to…
As long as we’ve paid ourselves first, and are taking the steps towards financial independence or freedom. There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t treat yourself.
RESPONSIBLY, of course.
Think of it this way: saving up and making sound financial decisions is not always about saying “no”. It’s also about having the ability to say “yes” when it comes to certain purchases in life.
I mean, shopping doesn’t necessarily mean just buying stuff that you want…
It can also include stuff that you need.
Like a brand new Nintendo Switch for example. That’s a gaming console that’s usually going for about $400.
But a little bird told me that you can get it through ShopBack for only $199…
Okay, I kid. (The deal is legit tho…)
But hey, if you have say… a year-end family vacation that’s coming up.
Or if you need to get:
- a new rice cooker (so that you can cook and feed yourself)
- an electric iron to press your clothes (so that you can look presentable at your job)
- a new pair of shoes as the ones you wear to the gym regularly are already disintegrating (to continue keeping fit, because as cliche as it sounds: health is wealth)
it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of the deals and cash back that you can get right?
As compared to just paying for it at the full retail price of course…
Well, fam… to help you make a smarter decision when it comes to your year-end shopping, I’ve scoured the Internet to bring you the best deals and discounts, as well as when to expect them.
So bookmark this article, mark your calendars, and take note of the following dates:
- 9 September (9.9 Sale)
- 10 October (10.10 Sale)
- 11 November (11.11 Sale or Singles’ Day)
- Black Friday & Cyber Monday (BFCM Sale)
- 12 December (12.12 Sale)
For more information about the respective sales, I’ll be updating them as soon as I find out where you can find the best deals and promos.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. And Seedly in no way or form condones the wanton spending of your hard-earned money on material possessions. Live a little but spend responsibly lah…
9.9: ShopBack’s 9.9 Sale And Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day
When Does The 9.9 Sale Happen?
E-commerce giants like Lazada, Shopee, ShopBack, and Taobao have already started teasing customers with pre-sale options. And I highly suspect that this trend will continue for most online merchants as well.
However, the actual day is probably when you’ll see the best 9.9 deals and 9.9 promos.
9.9 Actual Day Sale: 9 September 2019 (Monday)
What’s The Significance Of 9.9 Sale?
9.9 marks the beginning of the year-end online shopping season and the company that’s leading the charge is none other than Shopee.
Like seriously, who hasn’t seen the ad with football superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo dancing to that jingle?
This is also the start of a little something called ShopFest, a year-end shopping festival of five sale events from 1 September to 12 December.
It’s an initiative by ShopBack which will also offer upsized cashback and a tonne of deals on a myriad of merchants.
If you’ve never heard of ShopBack, it’s a platform which allows users to earn up to 30% cashback every time they make an online purchase from a selection of more than 500 merchants.
Whether you’re an avid online shopper, or a kiam siap (Hokkien: stingy) person – like me – who only shops like maybe once a year for clothes, it’s arguably one of the best cashback reward programs in Singapore right now as you can even stack ShopBack’s cash back on top of whatever you earn on your cashback credit cards.
It’s the perfect accompaniment for the way I approach shopping: never buy anything for retail if I can get it on sale.
Also, I’m not gonna complain if I can get more cashback.
What Kind Of 9.9 Deals Can I Expect?
- 9.9 Big Discovery Sale On Lazada
- Up to 90%
- Up to $999 in vouchers
- 999 Flash Sale
- Upsized cashback on ShopBack
- Booking.com – 9% upsized cashback (6 – 10 Sep)
- FWD Insurance – Up to $99 cashback (1 – 12 Sep)
- Klook – Up to 5% upsized cashback (1 – 12 Sep)
- Lazada – 12% upsized cashback (9 Sep)
- Nike – 12% upsized cashback (9 Sep)
- Taobao – Up to 12% upsized cashback (9 Sep)
- 9.9 Super Shopping Day on Shopee
- Win up to 99,999 Shopee Coins through Shopee Shake
- Shopee Live Flash Sale
- Under $2.99 Crazy Deals
10.10: 10.10 Sale
When Does The 10.10 Sale Happen?
10.10 Actual Day Sale: 10 October 2019 (Thursday)
What’s The Significance Of 10.10 Sale?
Since many e-commerce players have seen an uplift in sales during 9.9. It’s only a matter of time before some enterprising marketer suggests 10.10 (the next double-digit date on the calendar) as the next major year-end sales event.
What Kind Of 10.10 Deals Can I Expect?
11.11: Taobao’s Singles’ Day
When Does The 11.11 Sale Happen?
11.11 Actual Day Sale: 11 November 2019 (Monday)
What’s The Significance Of 11.11 Sale?
11.11 Sale or Singles’ Day is probably the year-end sale that started it all.
This online shopping extravaganza which originated in China was the brainchild of e-commerce company Alibaba, back in 2009, which has morphed into the world’s biggest online shopping event.
To give you an idea of the magnitude of this event, Alibaba set a record of more than US$30.8 billion in sales within 24 hours during 11 November 2018.
What Kind Of 11.11 Deals Can I Expect?
Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale
When Does The BFCM Sale Happen?
Black Friday Actual Day Sale: 29 November 2019 (Friday)
Cyber Monday Actual Day Sale: 2 December 2019 (Monday)
What’s The Significance Of BFCM Sale?
Since 1952, Black Friday Cyber Monday has been regarded as the beginning of the U.S. Christmas shopping season.
And while BFCM does not see the insane numbers put up by the Alibaba Group on 11.11, Black Friday accounts for US$6.22billion in online sales while Cyber Monday saw US$7.9 billion spent online in 2018.
That’s about US$12billion in total, which is quite respectable.
Unlike in the States where major retailers open really early or even stay open overnight to offer Black Friday sales, our BFCM experience is largely confined online. But hey, if you’re looking to score some tech at a low price, then BFCM might probably be the best time to do so.
What Kind Of BFCM Deals Can I Expect?
12.12: 12.12 Sale
When Does The 12.12 Sale Happen?
12.12 Actual Day Sale: 12 December 2019 (Thursday)
What’s The Significance Of 12.12?
What Kind Of 12.12 Deals Can I Expect?
Know any other awesome year-end online shopping deals? Let us know in the comments below!