Ready, get set, shop! ‘Tis the season to be shopping, as one of the year’s largest online shopping festival is back with crazy discounts, deals and promotions covering a wide range of consumer products. From electronics to fashion, home items, kids’ toys and more, the 11.11 Singles’ Day sales, which originated in China, are arguably even bigger than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Despite its name, you can take advantage of huge savings and indulge in a bit of retail therapy no matter if you’re single or not.
Our biggest tip? Start adding to cart now, so you can check out at the stroke of midnight come 11.11 — with so many people shopping at once, you don’t want to lag behind only to find out that the item you want is sold out.
We’ve got the lowdown on all the 11.11 Singles’ Day sales you cannot miss:
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You can’t mention 11.11 without thinking about Taobao and Tmall – especially after how Alibaba, which both of them are under, basically kick-started the Singles’ Day event 11 years ago. In fact, Alibaba actually amassed a total of S$4.8 billion in 2018 in that one single day alone.
For their 11th year anniversary, both sites are going all out with the deals and discounts this year, with free shipping. Start collecting your discount “hongbaos” now to save more, on top of the site’s storewide vouchers and other deals!
To help narrow your search, we’ve curated our top 10 beauty gadget picks from Taobao and Tmall, plus all the shopping tips you need to earn even better discounts.
Housing clothes, shoes, accessories and even beauty products, Zalora is an online platform many turn to when needing fashion and beauty essentials – and what better news than to hear that they too have amazing deals to dish!
Spread across different timings over 8 to 11 November, snag what you want at their flash sales and pocket other items with their special offers of up to 80%, and use the code “SINGLE25” to take an additional 25% off.
Also owned by the Alibaba Group is Aliexpress, which you can consider as the English equivalent of Taobao – and they are proclaiming 11 November as their biggest sale of the year with products up to 70% off.
Maximise your discounts by adding your items to cart beforehand and playing the games in their mobile app to earn coupons. If that’s not enough, there are even flash deals up to 90% off over more than 100 items.
Chances are you already own something from Uniqlo, considering how their stores just own so many staples for the working woman. But whether or not you do, 11.11 is a good time to save even more cash on their already affordable workwear and winterwear.
From 8 to 11 November, more than 100 items will go on sale (up to $50 per item), and if you’re catching a vacation this December, you would be glad to know that’s including their Hybrid Down Ultra Warm Coat and HEATTECH Ultra Warm Innerwear too!
You also stand a chance to win one year’s worth of LifeWear items and the opportunity to be styled by local fashion stylist, Grace Lim by spending over $250 in a single transaction.
It would be unwise for Lazada to sit out the 11 November event as one of the pioneers in eCommerce – and this year, they are giving out vouchers in every way possible. With categories that include toys, fashion, home appliances, pets and even car care necessities, family members would want to collect vouchers all across the board to get all that you need at discounted prices. You can even get discounts for your family vacations!
Shopee really doesn’t hold back on vouchers, and has already started with their promotions on 22 October – but it’s not yet too late! From now till 11 November, get your early bird vouchers with 20% cashback and other vouchers with $5 to $1,111 off with varied minimum spending amounts.
There will even be flash vouchers and more sales to come, so keep your eyes peeled as the big day draws near.
If you’re constantly spending on health and beauty products, you might want to pop on over to Watsons to get a few months’ worth of haul! You can save a hefty amount with the site-wide $15 discount, and with other promotions like their flash deals and buy-1-free-1s, you may never have to shop for your necessities again anytime soon.
If you’re going overseas in November or December you can pick up your travel essentials there too. They go from hair care, cosmetics all the way to household and baby products.
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If you’re into Asian influences for fashion, stock up on your clothes from 8 to 11 November with SocietyA’s 11% off all regular items. Pick up outfits for work, casual lunches and even date nights with their extensive range of designs to flaunt at each occasion. If you’re a member, you’re not losing out – membership discounts still apply.
Sometimes you just have to drop the heels and flats for a pair of comfy, causal kicks. Grab yourself a pair at Superga while you can – between 8 and 11 November, Superga shoes will be discounted up to 70% with prices starting from $30 with a variety of designs to choose from – including designs with ribbon lace, suede and even embroidered sides. You may also want to get the Superga Junior Classic for your kids.
Whether you’re living alone or with your special someone, Swedish furniture brand Ikea is offering 20% off selected products every single day until 11 November. Each day will feature a different category, so make sure you take note of the items you’d like and milk the whole 11 days’ worth of unlimited shopping.
From dining furniture to beds and mattresses, buy to your heart’s content and don’t forget to satisfy your stomach with its food promotions available exclusively on 11 November!
At this rate, you could really revamp your own home, because furniture retailer Courts will not only be having their 11.11 sales online site-wide but in their 14 stores too. With discounts up to 85% for furniture and at $11, $111 and $1,111 for IT and appliances, set your alarms to go off once the clock strikes for 11 November to enjoy these deals until 10am.
You may also want to head down to a COURTS outlet after for thematic and limited set deals at $11, $111 and $1,111 too!
Getting hungry from site-hopping? Take a quick break from all the shopping you’ve been doing and order a meal from Deliveroo to get an 11% discount from a selection of brands like 4Fingers, Fish&Chicks, Churros Republic and many more.
Conveniently, Deliveroo will also be celebrating their 4th birthday — so if you’re not in for their 11% off foods on Singles Day, feel free to check out their other deals under the ‘Birthday Giveaways’ tag. Offers like free sides from Pezzo and a 1-for-1 porridge at A-One Claypot House await you there.
For the first time ever, Turbo will be holding their first nationwide sales for Hob and Hood package deals, so it’s a good chance for you to hop on to the upgrade if you’ve been dwelling on it due to its costs. The latest collections, which usually come at $759, will be dropped almost by half at $399 — which means you might as well take up their offer to add on a built-in oven at the same price (usual price at $699). An awesome opportunity to save some space and cash.
There’s no better time to get your Dyson vacuums, air purifiers and hair styling tools than on November 11. Offering free tools, gifts and even personalisation options, save up to $400 and enjoy free next-day delivery with a 14-day money-back policy. Products also come with a two to five year warranty – so you can shop with one less worry of getting the short end of the stick just because it’s sale season.
It’s not just material items that are vying for a part in the Singles Day glory. Between 8 and 15 November, Viu is offering a 50% discount on a 12-month Premium plan and a 30% discount on a 6-month subscription!
This also means you are entitled to watching your favourite K-dramas as fast as eight hours after the original telecast in high definition with unlimited downloads — which is truly a luxury if you’re always battling with the need to wait, or the belief that the quality isn’t doing your idol justice.
Klook is trying to spice things up on Singles Day with a combination of guesswork and competition for you. On the day itself, Klook will be releasing five clues every hour on Facebook from 9am to 1pm for cities you can get codes for (at 21% off Klook activities) if you’re travelling in larger groups — so join your friends for the hunt for a higher chance of scoring them deals!
Your strength in numbers will also help when Klook releases a 1-for-1 flash sale for Osaka, Seoul and Taipei from 5pm to 9pm on the Klook app, capped at 200 redemptions. If you’re not into competition, there’s still a given 11% discount on Klook activities and 1-for-1 flash deals for selected F&B brands.
Looking for a discount on your next hotel stay? For the first time ever, more than 100 Wyndham hotels across Southeast Asia and the South Pacific will be holding 11.11 Singles’ Day promotions on November 11 itself. Enjoy 40% off the Best Available Rate at hotels such as Wyndham Garden Hanoi, Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji and Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Bali.
If you’re a member, you’ll also be entitled to 3,000 bonus points per stay (at least two nights’ worth) – these points can be used to redeem complimentary nights, as well as book tours and activities. Go here for more information.
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The post was updated on November 8, 2019.