PSA: You Must Know These Best Year End Online Shopping Deal Dates in 2018

PSA: You Must Know These Best Year End Online Shopping Deal Dates in 2018

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Oh, what an online world we live in!

Holla to all you smart deal hunters out there! To be honest, the names that these companies have created for themselves to encourage spending will probably make you cringe.

But that being said, it’s a waste if you don’t look for the best deals on these 5 dates. Here are the best tips and some of the recommended purchases and strategies to get you the best hunts on those days! We’ll update this list as we proceed on. 

PSA: You Must Know These Best Year End Online Shopping Deal Dates in 2018

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, just an unbiased take on some of these smarter way to shop and buy needs you may have. Save this link, mark your calendars and share them with your fellow online shopping friends!

  • 9/9
  • 10/10
  • 11/11
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday
  • 12/12

Read till the end for something BIG you can take home, free of charge!

Image Credit: Shopback

9.9: ShopBack’s Rewards Day and Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day

9th Sept 2018, Sunday

How it originated?

Around 2 years ago, ShopBack and other eCommerce merchants (eg. LAZADA and Shopee) came together to create this special day in Singapore and South-East Asia to get more consumers like you and me to spend more. But if they are really good deals, who’s complaining?

Why is this a good date?

  • ShopBack will actually offer a ton of big cash back and to be honest these ones are less spammy than the other normal day emails you probably get 
  • You can follow through ShopFest as a go-to for this shopping season!
  • The best deals which really get me excited are like Expedia (now 11% vs 6%) and Scoot (now 3% vs 1%) these can drive some really big travel savings
  • LAZADA and Shopee also joins in with their respective sales like $9.90 deals 🙂
  • Pro Tip: STACK your cash back online credit cards with ShopBack cash back and the actual deals themselves
  • Shoppers can also look forward to exciting promotions including 99-cent deals on best-selling products and Flash Deals up to 90% off on Shoppee

10.10: Perfect 10 Sale

10th October 2018, Wednesday

How it originated?

Learning from the success in the past nice date events (e.g. 9.9) again mobile eCommerce players come together to offer the best deals to the users. The one leading this effort for 10.10 is Shopee with the Shopee Mobile Shopping day. Their efforts are largely focused on Indonesian consumers.

Why is this a good date?

  • Based on previous years, Shopee will splurge on a huge budget to bring people to their site
  • They will also release a series of mobile shopping competitions for the users to participate in.
  • Other e-commerce sites will all look to ride on the wave and launch sales and deals respectively.
A big screen at the media centre of Tmall Global Singles’ Day Shopping Festival in Shanghai. Image Credit: SCMP

11.11: Taobao Single’s Day

Nov 11th 2018, Sunday

How it originated?

Woohoo, it’s everyone’s favourite Alibaba and their retail online arm – Taobao. It started in 2009 because 11.11 looks like a group of Single ‘1s’ and therefore, it became this. Soon after, all the other eCommerce merchants in SouthEast Asia started following suit and there you go!

Why is this a good date?

  • Taobao and Alibaba affiliated online malls will offer massive discounts
  • In this region, all the eCommerce merchants (eg ShopBack, LAZADA, Shopee etc will join in to support this endeavour)
  • If you like data, over $14.3 Billion in sales in just one day would speak for itself in 2015 alone

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

23rd November 2018, Friday &
26th November 2018, Monday

How it originated?

Since 1952, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales. It also happens to be the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S! Soon after, Cyber Monday followed for a purely online sale and of course, South East Asia merchants followed suit as well.

Why is this a good date?

  • This is hands down one of the biggest shopping online events in the world because even the offline shops (eg ZARA, Banana Republic, GAP etc) would offer HUGE discounts
  • You would be able to get deals up to 80 – 90% discounts off retail prices (because usually US retailers would aim to clear their out of season stock)

12.12: Online Fever

Dec 12th 2018, Wednesday 

How it originated?

A story behind this was when ZALORA realized the power of the 11.11 campaigns and they started to rally together to rally around this date, thus naming it Online Fever. You can read more about this story here where the ZALORA Tribe illustrates the full glory of this online event. And needless to say, many other eCommerce players in SEA soon followed.

Why is this a good date?

  • Shopping deals all over online (especially fashion online (e.g. ZALORA) and travel deals)
  • Last minute shopping deals and fast delivery for Christmas

4 Best Tips & Strategy

  • For international shipping, save on the fees via EZBuy or Boderlinx
  • Stack, Stack, and Stack (with ShopBack or Cashback credit cards)
  • Buy online, collect offline
  • Subscribe to mailing lists (and look out for the non-spam type nearing those dates)

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How to end this shopping season?

ShopBack is giving away Apple products such as iPhone XR, Apple Watch Series 4 and AirPods (worth S$2,066) for new sign-ups here!

From their Terms and Conditions:

  • Sign up via this page for a chance to win the new Apple iPhone XR, Apple Watch & Apple AirPods.
  • Valid from 11 Dec 00:00 – 12 Dec 11:59pm.
  • The winner will be announced via ShopBack’s Facebook page by 21 December 2018.
  • Enjoy up to 30% Cashback all year-long at 500+ online shops.
  • Accumulate your Cashback and withdraw to your bank account/PayPal for free.
  • ShopBack reserves the right to terminate accounts suspected of fraudulent activity. i.e. creating multiple accounts per user.

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