Every time Singles Day rolls around, we get super excited. Not just because we think it’s perfectly OK for you to be single and that you deserve a day to celebrate it, but also because of Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival!
Every year, Taobao and Tmall, two popular shopping platforms under Alibaba, go all out for this extravaganza, and this year, it’s no different. In Singapore, Taobao will be kicking off its 11.11 sales from now with flash deals, coupons and other promos to sweeten your deal.
But before you whip up your credit card, here are tips to make sure you secure the best deals you possibly can.
How To Get The Best Deals Before The Sales: November 1 to 10
- Collect shopping coupons
Like something you saw while browsing? Just add to cart first. From now till November 10, you can add 11.11 deals to cart and collect shopping coupons that give you RMB50 off with every RMB400 spend. In this way, you’ll not only be able to check out quickly on sale day, but you can also calculate how much you’re spending before November 11, which is important if you’re setting a budget for yourself. Discounts are stackable with hongbaos and promo codes, which means you get more savings!
- Snatch mega hongbaos of up to RMB111
Set your alarm for 10.59am every day because at 11am daily, you can snatch up hongbaos worth up to RMB111 on the main 11.11 campaign page! However, there’s a limited quantity, which means fastest fingers first!
- Grab RMB20 worth of shipping hongbaos
Spent too much money shopping for all the good things during the sale and want to save on shipping? Good news: Taobao is giving out RMB20 shopping hongbaos to offset your shipping fee when you check out on November 11. Applicable to official air and sea shipping only.
- Watch 11.11 Countdown Gala
A highlight of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is the 11.11 Countdown Gala, a star-studded live show that runs in the hours leading up to the 11.11 sale. If you’ve always lamented about not being able to watch the Gala, you’ll be happy to know that you can catch it this year on Starhub TV. The event will be broadcast on Starhub TV Hub E City (Starhub TV Channel 111/825) on November 10 at 7.30pm. Have your Taobao app open while watching the show so you can participate in the activities and grab deals for as low as RMB1!
- Visit the Taobao store @ Funan Mall
ICYMI: there’s a Taobao store at Funan—yes, a brick-and-mortar store just opened in September so Singaporeans can check out a selection of trending items curated from Taobao. Head there from now to November 10 to search for mystery eggs. Scan the code on the eggs using your Taobao app and get a surprise! You can also enjoy up to 70% off on in-store products. PS: The store is open till midnight on November 11, so you can still shop even if you ended work late.
- Enjoy giveaways worth up to RMB6,000
Follow Taobao’s social media channels on Facebook to win extra perks. Facebook: @sea.taobao
How To Get The Best Deals On D-Day: November 11
The day has come when you can finally check everything out! Before you do, check this list to ensure you’ve really gotten the best deal you can.
- Get RMB20 off with every RMB200 spend
Enjoy RMB20 off for every RMB200 spend, and RMB50 off for every RMB1000 spend on this day! Applicable to participating Taobao shops. Discount stackable with hongbaos and promo codes.
- Use shopping coupons
Here’s why we’ve asked you to collect shopping coupons from now till Nov 10: they”ll come in handy on Nov 11! Enjoy RMB50 off every RMB400 spend with no cap on participating products. Discount stackable with hongbaos and promo codes.
- Check if you can enjoy further discounts with your credit card
Paying with a Singapore credit card? Well, more perks for you! Spend a minimum of S$100 in-app and get S$10 off. A 3% service fee will also be waived for all credit card transactions during the 11.11 sale. Enjoy additional discounts when you use a UOB or Maybank credit card. *Promo starts at 00.11am, on Nov 11.
- Grab flash deals that are as low as RMB1
By popular demand, Tmall will be bringing back flash deals, which can go as low as RMB11! The deals will be activated at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm on this day, so set your alarms to get the best deals on local favourites such as Mala Xiaolongxia Crayfish, and more!
- Enjoy free shipping to Singapore
Added too many items to cart and worried about the shipping fee? If you’re shopping on Tmall Signature Store, which features items curated for consumers outside mainland China, you can get over 1,000 free shipping deals. That’s a pretty good incentive to shop, no?
- Get your promo codes
New to Taobao and Tmall? OK, we won’t judge. But hey, you’re in for a treat: enter code SGP20 to enjoy 20RMB off with minimum spend of RMB21. Applicable to your first order in-app only, and a Singapore address must be used at checkout. Valid till November 11, 2019. Other terms and conditions apply. If you’re not a new user, don’t worry. You can still get promo codes from Taobao’s social media pages, and even participate in the giveaways to win extra prizes! Facebook: @sea.taobao
Now that you’re armed with tips to get the best deals, start shopping!
Scroll through this gallery to see our picks for this sale.
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For more details on offers from Taobao and Tmall during the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, click here, visit Taobao’s social media pages or simply open your Taobao app.
Before you go… here are more promotions that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
UOB CARDS ENJOY S$12 OFF
Promotion Period: November 11, 2019, from 00.11 to 23.59
Mechanics: Spend S$100 get S$12 OFF
First 2000 Taobao x UOB Cardmembers.
MAYBANK CARDS ENJOY UP TO S$30 OFF
Promotion Period: November 11, 2019, from 00.11 to 23.59
Mechanics: Spend S$100 get S$11 OFF, Spend S$250 get S$30
First 500 (S$100-S$11) and 300 (S$250-S$30) Taobao x Maybank Cardmembers respectively.
AXS CHANCE TO WIN 500RMB DAILY
Promotion Period: Now to November 12, 2019
Mechanics: Buy any Alipay Purchase Card at AXS Station or AXS mobile application and stand a chance to win a RMB200 or RMB500 Alipay Purchase Card!
One RMB200 or One RMB500 Alipay Purchase Card to be won daily.
Prices are accurate as of November 5, 2019.
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