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Is it already mid-November? This means that Christmas, the season of giving where we pamper our loved ones after a whole year’s worth of hard work, is just around the corner!
Let’s not forget to reward ourselves too — after all, this past year has been rough, what with Covid-19 restrictions, a sluggish economy and all… Anyway, although VTLs are in place, travel is still something to do with caution, as we may have seniors, immunocompromised folks or young children at home.
While we go ahead to treat ourselves and buy pressies for those near and dear to us, here’s a public service announcement from us at MoneySmart to always keep an eye out for ways you can also benefit while spending — whether it’s credit card points/rewards/perks, cashback, deals and other freebies.
Chances are, you’re still shopping around for top notch gift ideas. What do you get your budding photography enthusiast best friend, the pal who just got the keys to their new home and loves home entertainment, or the audiophile sibling?
This Christmas, Sony has got you covered with a plethora of gift ideas that are sure to suit a wide range of tastes — plus, the cherry on top is that they are also gifts that keep on giving…back to you!
While you claim your own credit card rewards on the spend, thanks to this year-end shopping period coinciding with Sony Days Year End Promo, you can also enjoy great deals, PLUS discounts up to $4,000 and even exclusive freebies from Sony.
Promo code alert!
On top of this, use our exclusive promo code MONEYSMART8OFF to get $8 off when you purchase $250 at Sony Store Online (limited to the first 100 customers only). You’ll also enjoy next day delivery (min. $100 spend), additional 3 months warranty if you register online, free gift wrapping, and access to dedicated product consultants (WhatsApp 6341 9945 for enquiries). Terms & conditions apply.
Without further ado, check out these top highlights of the Sony Days Year End Promo:
1. WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
The award-winning Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones offers both exceptional sound quality and industry-leading noise-cancelling capabilities. In today’s urban living, this is your secret survival tool that can be used while you’re commuting, studying, and even working from home or the office.
It’s also got smart tech such as Adaptive Sound Control that matches your environment, Speak-to-Chat, as well as a proximity sensor to create a seamless listening experience, and comfy pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane for all-day wear.
Usual price: $499
2. WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones (earbuds)
If headphones that rest on your ear aren’t really your or your recipient’s style, and you’d prefer something more discreet, with a smaller form factor but the same exceptional sound quality and industry-leading noise-cancelling capabilities, then Sony’s award-winning and best-seller WF-1000XM4 wireless noise-cancelling earbuds fit the bill.
These earbuds deliver a personalised listening experience that adjusts to every situation. It also features amped up specs compared to its predecessor, the WF-1000XM3, a long-lasting battery life of up to 24 hours, is water, dust and sweat resistant, and allows for deep customisation and digital noise-cancelling. Good things can indeed come in small packages.
Usual price: $379
3. Xperia™ 5 III Mobile Phone
Besides the fact that the new Sony Xperia™ 5 III looks like a glittering green emerald whenever you take it out from your pocket, the mobile phone from Sony also features a new optical zoom up to 105mm, lightning-fast focus for shutterbugs, and an all-day battery for those who are always on the go, go, go.
Usual price: $1,499
4. Alpha 7 IV Full-frame Mirrorless Camera
Speaking of shutterbugs, the newly announced Alpha 7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera would be excellent for your budding photography enthusiast friend (or for yourself). This latest addition to the Alpha series features a 33MP full-frame sensor and improved autofocus performance.
With 4K 60p video recording in its arsenal of features as well, the Alpha 7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera is also perfect for hybrid shooters, or those in your circle who are venturing into something much more professional than those TikTok videos.
The Alpha 7 IV full-frame mirrorless camera will be available from December 2021 in the following configurations:
5. ZV-E10 APS-C mirrorless camera
Without leaving out our potential vlogger friends, the new ZV-E10 APS-C mirrorless camera is the ideal present for them. It’s definitely much more budget-friendly than the Alpha 7 IV, yet still offers all the functionalities for them to turn out entertaining and cute casual Christmas videos, make-up tutorials, toy reviews, ASMR baking clips and more.
The key to this creative versatility is the ZV-E10’s bevvy of interchangeable lens options. So it’s easy to take picture-perfect shots of a delicious Christmas feast, PLUS livestream the entire preparation process to family and friends who are abroad or aren’t within the household visitors limit. Too bad for them, it’s time to humblebrag!
Top features of the ZV-E10 that we love: Outstanding image quality, crystal-clear audio, Face Priority AE and Soft Skin Effect. There’s also a convenient zoom lever paired with easy file transfer for all your multimedia creation needs.
The Sony ZV-E10 APS-C mirrorless camera is available in the following configurations:
6. ZV-1 Compact Digital Camera
Designed for casual videography, the Sony ZV-1 comes with a selfie-friendly vari-angle LCD screen. You can also get recommended accessories that are sold separately, such as a handy wireless shooting grip that also works as a remote and table tripod. For crystal-clear sound, its directional 3-capsule mic with wind-screen picks up the speaker’s voice clearly with less wind noise, and the compact digital camera’s Bokeh switch and Product Showcase Setting instantly turn every video into masterpieces with less effort.
Usual price: $999
7. BRAVIA XR Series Televisions
Sony’s BRAVIA XR series televisions are like a work of art in the home — the perfect Christmas or housewarming gift for a close friend who just got the keys to their flat!
Equipped with the highly acclaimed XR Cognitive Processor, these sleek televisions are the World’s First Cognitive Intelligence TVs. They are able to deliver top-grade picture quality for matchless entertainment — colour, contrast and clarity are combined with immersive multidimensional sound.
With the limited-time Sony Days Year End Promo, in addition to sweet discounts and complimentary wall-bracket plus installation, you’ll receive up to $300 in Klook e-gift cards for even more entertainment — both in 2D (on BRAVIA XR) and 3D (like a real-life staycay!).
8. HT-A7000 Dolby Atmos® soundbar
What’s a blockbuster action movie on your large screen TV without good sound that keeps you on the edge of your seat? With Sony’s HT-A7000 Dolby Atmos® soundbar, you can bring the movie theatre experience to your very own living room and keep the whole family entertained.
This elegant soundbar with a built-in subwoofer is ideal for home entertainment buffs as it delivers authentic 7.1.2 channel surround sound without any additional speakers or wires. That’s fantastic for the minimalist!
Usual price: $2,499
Still clueless about what gifts to get for those near and dear? Why not purchase a Sony Store Gift Card and have them pick their favourite gadgets!