Be it Shopee or anywhere else, as long as it’s an online shopping platform, you had better first Google for promo codes. If you can’t find any, then boycott the fella – they don’t deserve your business! Competition is stiff in the e-commerce arena, so you’ll probably be able to find the same item elsewhere, but with a discount code to use.
I’ll be honest, I had only ever used Shopee once… and it was in 2015 when they first launched with a welcome promo code I couldn’t ignore. The brand has since gone regional – they’re all over Southeast Asia and in Taiwan – and although they don’t seem as aggressive as sites like Zalora and Lazada, they’ve got some pretty solid tie-ups with the banks.
So not only are Shopee’s listed prices lower (than the offline stores) to begin with, you can also further stretch your dollar by using the right credit cards and promo codes. BAM! That’s a wombo combo right there.
Let’s get right to it then.
Shopee credit card promo codes for new users – $7 off min spend $15
In general, there are two tiers of discounts – one for new users, and one for existing shoppers – and the Shopee discounts are pretty much standard across the banks.
|UOB||$7 off min spend $15||UOBNEW7||30 sep 2019|
|CIMB||$7 off min spend $15||CIMBNEW7||31 Dec 2019|
|Citibank||$7 off min spend $15||CITINEW7||31 Dec 2019|
|DBS/POSB||$7 off min spend $15||DBSNEW15||31 Dec 2019|
|HSBC||$7 off min spend $15||HSBC7NEW||31 Dec 2019|
|Maybank||$7 off min spend $15||MBNEW7||31 Dec 2019|
|OCBC||$7 off min spend $15||OCBC7NEW||31 Dec 2019|
Those new to the Shopee platform score the biggest discount – $7 off a minimum spend of $15. If swee swee you’re eyeing something around $15, then that’s almost 50% off, which is a real steal. Each promo code is valid for one-time use only.
If you’re eligible to, you should definitely use this promo code first. The discount is the same across the many popular banks in Singapore (CIMB, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC and UOB).
If you’re a seasoned online-shopper, you might try to game the system by trying different emails and credit cards, but sorry – for Shopee, your account is tied to your mobile number. So even if you have cards from all 7 banks, you can only be a “new user” once. So pick wisely, and choose your best online shopping credit card.
Shopee credit card promo codes for existing users – up to 10% off (capped at $4)
|UOB||10% off (capped at $4)||UOBTEN4||30 Sep 2019|
|CIMB||10% off (capped at $4)||CIMBEX4||31 Dec 2019|
|Citibank||10% off (capped at $4)||CITITEN4||31 Dec 2019|
|DBS/POSB||10% off (capped at $4)||DBSTEN4||31 Dec 2019|
|HSBC||10% off (capped at $4)||HSBC4OFF||31 Dec 2019|
|Maybank||10% off (capped at $4)||MBTEN4||31 Dec 2019|
|OCBC||$3 off min spend $30||OCBC3OFF||31 Dec 2019|
After you’ve exhausted all the above promo codes, you’re officially in the next tier of “existing users” where you only get a maximum of $4 off $40 spend. However, unlike the new-user codes, these codes can be used multiple times, limited to 1 redemption per month.
All the banks offer 10% off, capped at $4, except OCBC, which offers $3 off $30. If you ask me, I think OCBC’s Shopee promo code is quite lame lah. You should only use it if that’s the only credit card you have.
If your cart is under $30, you have no choice but to pick another promo code. If your cart is over $30, then you’re better off using the other codes too, but 10% of that will be more than $3.
Most of the Shopee promo codes above are valid until year end (except UOB, which expires end Sep 2019), so you still have about 6 months to use them.
Bank of the day Shopee credit card promotions – no promo code needed
If you’re a hardcore Shopee fan, and have already used up all the above codes, then you have to take advantage of Shopee’s “Bank of the Day” campaign.
|Bank||Day of the week||Discount||Validity|
|Singtel Dash||Monday||$5 off min spend $40 (first 500 only)||1 Jul 2019|
|Standard Chartered||Tuesday||$6 off min spend $50 (first 400 only)||31 Dec 2019|
|UOB||Wednesday||$5 off min spend $50 (first 400 only)||25 Dec 2019|
|DBS||Thursday||$10 off min spend $80 (first 650 only)||10 Jan 2020|
|CIMB||Saturday||$5 off min spend $50 (first 200 only)||31 Aug 2019|
|Citibank||Sunday||$10 off min spend $80 (first 200 only)||Until 2020|
Basically there’s a featured bank for every day of the week (except Friday).
The most worth it discount is Monday’s – you get $5 off min spend $40 using Singtel Dash. Singtel Dash is an e-wallet, which means it would be more troublesome to set up (as opposed to checking out via credit card) if you don’t already have an account.
The next-best one is Sunday and Thursday’s, which is $10 off min spend $80 with DBS/POSB and Citibank cards. That’s up to 12.5% off, instead of the max 12% with the other cards on the rest of the days. If you compare Citibank with DBS/POSB, the latter has the more redemptions allowed (650).
The only thing is that the minimum spend is $80, which is quite a lot considering the stuff on Shopee are so cheap.
Daily GSS Shopee vouchers – refreshes daily
Shopee also has seasonal discounts from time to time, and you can check them on the Shopee voucher page here.
New promo codes are released at midnight daily, so you can just check the page before you check out – you know, just in case there’s a better flash sale promo code to use.
There are sitewide vouchers which can be used for any merchant on Shopee, as well as merchant-specific vouchers given by different brands. I took a quick look at today’s discounts, and found that most of them are effectively about 5% to 10% off, with either a min spend criteria or a discount cap.
There’s also a special cashback promotion going on, but it’s not really “cash back” per se. You get your “cash” rebates in Shopee coins, for use on your next purchase.
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