How to shop wisely during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Promotions, discounts and cashback—these are some of the terms that will undoubtedly catch our attention when the festive shopping season arrives. And with the highly-anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales just around the corner, we list some tips and tricks you will need to know as Singaporeans go all out at the two (possibly) largest annual sales. Happy shopping, people; you’re in for a real treat this year.

Enjoy cashback

The word on everyone’s lips these days, cashback is basically the fastest way to enjoy your well-deserved rebates. Currently, popular e-commerce platform Shopee will be offering everyone a daily 30 per cent cashback during its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period, while Zalora boasts some exclusive promotions and cashback deals too.

Look out for daily deals

Keep your eyes peeled for daily deals at various time slots throughout the day as some of the biggest online retailers around unleash flash promotions scheduled at staggered hours of the day. One of these sites is Shopee, which will run deals for you to grab great gifts at incredible prices. Otherwise, look out for their one-day only offers; skincare items like the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask 30ml will see a whopping 50 per cent discount on Nov 30, and the Deep Hydration Rose Facial Toner 250ml by Fresh will go for just $43 on the same day.

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Take advantage of credit card promotions

Credit card promotions are a no-brainer, but do you know what your options are this year? This festive period, stack and save with vouchers as UOB, Standard Chartered, DBS, Maybank and even HSBC partner up with Lazada Singapore to offer savings during the end of November. Citibank and Lazada also flaunt a partnership credit card; readily receive $250 Lazada and RedMart vouchers when you apply for their Citi Lazada Credit Card, so send in your card application quickly if you intend to be a big spender this season.

Use coupons for additional savings

Digital coupons have always been a lifesaver, and they will continue to serve all of us well this gifting period. During the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, don’t forget to keep a lookout for useful coupons online at pages like to find discounts on everyday essentials, electronics, beauty, toys, and more at Amazon.

Visit exclusive storefronts

Speaking of Amazon, the global e-commerce giant will be offering shoppers some assistance with their biggest-ever selection of gift guides and exclusive storefronts bearing curated lists of gift ideas. There’s the Children’s Wishing Well Gift Guides, Top 100 Board Games and even Holiday Gift Guide available for everyone to check out.

Black Friday 2020 falls on Nov 27 while Cyber Monday 2020 happens Nov 30. Promotions during this period may run separately or together at the online retailers mentioned.