It’s coming. The day we’ve all been waiting for: Black Friday.
Contrary to its name, there’s nothing dark about this day – well, except the fact that real fights happen when people want to get the best deals.
What started out as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States way back in 1952 has now taken the world by storm.
It happens the day after Thanksgiving, so it falls on November 24 this year. And Cyber Monday is the Monday following the Thanksgiving weekend, and that’s on November 27 this year.
While the tradition of Black Friday shopping happened a long time ago, Cyber Monday only became a thing in 2005 when there was a need to promote online shopping. Now, this can only be the greatest cure for Monday blues.
For a nation that loves shopping and good bargains, this is really the best way to get into the festive mood. What should you expect this year? Most retailers are pretty secretive about their deals and promotions until D-Day, but we’ve been sniffing out clues. Here’s what we found out.
With over 500 international and local brands to boot, you will want to bookmark Zalora ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether it’s for Christmas parties or the new year, with all the insane deals, you’ll probably be able to get a whole new wardrobe. Out with the old and in with the new. Enjoy up to 70% off storewide, free delivery with S$40 spent and, if you’re a new customer, you’ll get a S$15 voucher when you subscribe to the online newsletter. You can also save an extra 15% off by using this Cuponation voucher. Join in the countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday as more details on crazy deals will be unlocked soon. Stay tuned.
Get your beauty A-game on with Sephora’s own Black Friday and Cyber Monday offerings. Brace yourself for a 15% discount storewide starting from midnight on November 24. From the best skincare to make-up brands, there’s no doubt this is in itself a party for beauty junkies. You’ll also enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of S$40. That’s not all. Receive a free beauty sample bundle with a minimum spend of S$100 when you enter the code SGJOY. Start clicking and adding to your wish list now.
For everything you could need under the sun, Amazon is the place for checking those boxes on your Christmas list. There is something for everyone here. Needless to say, their Black Friday and Cyber Mondays deals are going to be major, with up to 90% off various items and on-going deals of the day. You’re going to want to keep an eye on their site, and join the countdown to November 24 when it all goes live. Start warming up your fingers now.
You can never have too many shoes, and that extends to sneakers too. Build your sneaker collection at Superga’s Black Friday sale with discounts of up to 80%, and prices going for as low as $30. Get one in every colour because, why not? The sale runs from November 24 to 27.
Expect to save on premium products while shopping in the comfort of home. If you’ve been hankering after the latest IT gadget or a brand-new outfit, you can be sure to get them at the most affordable prices on Lazada’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Enjoy up to 90% discounts, over 50 on-going flash deals and free delivery nationwide — it doesn’t get any sweeter. What’s more, there’s a 14-day free return policy, which makes the shopping all the more fuss-free.
You’ve seen that famous Big Brown Bag in your favourite chick flicks, and you know you want that Big Brown Bag, filled with awesome goodies from your lust-list. Mark your calendar for the shopping event of the year at Bloomingdales online. They are tight-lipped about their secret deals, so you’ll just have to hold your breath till the big weekend. Judging from last years’ frenzy, which offered 50% off all-time favourite fashion brands and more, we can only imagine what’s in store this year. Stay on the edge of your seat, people.
Planning a trip soon? Take advantage of the Black Friday deals that British Airways has. Get a flight to Sydney for as low as $688 on economy class and $1,218 for a round-trip to London. These special fares will be available from November 24 through 28, and for travel from the same day to March 31, 2018, subjected to seat availability.
Fashion, beauty, sports, electronics, home and lifestyle products. You name it, you’ll find it at Qoo10. Exact deals won’t be released until next Friday, so be sure to stay close to your screen. If you really can’t wait, you can take part in their countdown giveaway now. Each day, there are vouchers, points and giveaways to be earned, making the countdown more exciting than ever.
If you’re a fan of brands like beautyblender®, K-Palette and Klara, head to Beauty Carousel from now till November 24 to enjoy 20% off storewide! K-Palette is known for its amazing eyeliner, and they’ve just launched a collection of coloured ones, so now’s the best time to get your paws on them. Read the full terms and conditions before you check out.
Whether you’re a beauty junkie, a fashionista or a home decor lover, you’ll love the amazing deals at Robinsons this Black Friday. From November 24 to 26, enjoy up to 80% off on various products and get purchase-with-purchase promotions and gift-with-purchase promos. There’ll also be hourly specials happening, so keep an eye out on that through the website or their Instagram stories. PS: If you see a magician walking around, don’t ignore them because they’ll reward shoppers with a “sure-win” $5 GRAB voucher!
Calling all Astalift fans! Time to stock up on your faves because the brand is offering 20% off storewide with a minimum purchase of two full-priced items. The promotion is only from November 24 to 26, so make full use of it! That’s not all, with every purchase of Astalift In-Focus serum, you’ll receive a complimentary box of Astalift White Shield Drink!
Don’t fancy jostling with the crowd on Black Friday to get your toiletries? Visit the Watsons website to enjoy 20% off storewide from November 23 to 26 with no minimum spending. If you’re a member, you can also get $25 off with a minimum spending of $80 nett on the site. If you complete the transaction using the POSB Everyday Card, you’ll also receive a $15 Watsons eVoucher with a minimum spending of $80.
Keep those fuzz away by signing up for a package this Black Friday. From November 24 to 27, enjoy 20% off waxing services, and full-priced waxing credit or IPL packages so you can enjoy more savings. There’s no better time to put down the shaver and go for these longer-lasting services.
No time to make your brows look on fleek at home? Get a package of 12 sessions for Brow Shaping services at Browhaus. The good news is, if you sign up between November 24 and 27, you’ll get 12 sessions of Upper Lip Threading for free!
If you’re a lipstick junkie, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get all 10 shades of the lip colours by INGA Cosmetics for $200 (U.P. $29 each). If you just need one tube to add to your collection, you can get it at 25% off from November 24 to 27.
Make Up Store
If you’ve always wanted to try products from the Make Up Store, there’s no better time than now. Enjoy 20% off storewide on regular-priced items (excluding Christmas sets) at their 313@Somerset outlet on November 24. This is a one-day-only sale, so don’t miss out!
Text: Alexa Fang / SingSaver, Hidayah Idris