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Early Christmas Shopping in Singapore – The Best Deals This Week

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Mark Cheng

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Last minute shopping for Christmas is a surefire method to both spend way more than you should, and also cause some really unnecessary stress. Thankfully, there’s quite a lot happening this upcoming week that can help you to sort out quite a bit of your Christmas gift list. Here are different types of sales you can look forward to:

 

1. For the “Atas” friend – Coach 50% off Sale

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We all have that one friend (or maybe a few) that will snort in your face if you presented them with a top from H&M for Christmas. Coach is probably one of the brands that is still teetering on the line of being what they call “affordable luxury”. Thankfully, with 50% off selected items, you can pacify your friend(s) need for something of “status”, although you might have other more important things to think about with regards to your friendship.

Here are the details of the sale:

Coach-10-Nov-2016

 

2. For small office gifts – Meiji Warehouse Sale

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There are very few snacks in this world that can bring the kind of smile to faces as wide as Meiji snacks can. The look of joy on the faces of people when biting into a small cube of Meltykiss or breaking off a stick of Pocky is just something that can’t be explained, and the Japanese have gotten snack perfection down to the very finest detail.

If you’re worried about the annual office party, this is definitely the place for you. It’s certainly going to be within whatever ridiculously small budget was set for the office gift exchange, and it’s obviously not Jack & Jill potato chips (no offense), so people won’t think you got your gifts from your neighbourhood Econ Mini Mart. Here are the details of the sale:

  • Location: 36 Quality Road
  • Duration: 18-19 Nov 2016
  • Time: 10am to 5pm

 

3. For Lifestyle Items – Consumer Electronics Fair and Philips Carnival Sale

Want to get something cool (read: big and expensive) for your parents? Or have friends who just moved into a new house and want to get them something for it? These fairs are the best time to get lifestyle and household items that you might otherwise end up paying an excessive amount for, only to find 6 months later that the price has dropped by 20%.

The Philips Carnival Sale is also a popular event with Singaporeans, and with up to 60% off on popular Philips products, this is a no-brainer if you are looking for household items. There are also daily specials so don’t forget to check that out as well!

Consumer Electronics Fair

  • Location: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405
  • Duration: 17 – 20 Nov 2016
  • Time: 12 – 9pm

 

Philips Carnival Sale

  • Location: 622 Lorong 1, Toa Payoh Singapore 319763
  • Duration: 18 – 20 Nov 2016
  • Time:
    • 18 Nov: 3 – 9 pm
    • 19 & 20 Nov: 9am – 7pm

 

4. For people who just want to get out of the country – Budget Airline Sales

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Budget airlines are in full force now with their year-end marketing, and as we mentioned recently, waiting till the last minute to make any holiday travel plans is a financial disaster waiting to happen. Here are the offers currently running:

If you are going to book flight tickets for your loved ones, just make sure you don’t miss out on further savings by using the correct credit card.

 

Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping early? What other good deals are happening? Share them with us here!

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Mark Cheng

I rant and rave a lot, but when I'm not busy doing that, I'm managing the content for MoneySmart. I love Singapore, but I also believe in helping it to improve bit by bit, and that's where MoneySmart comes in. Have some thoughts? Drop me an email at mark@moneysmart.sg.