If you haven’t yet hopped on the online shopping bandwagon, it’s about time you do.
It literally pays to be a newbie – score major discounts as a first-time customer buying fashion items, beauty products, groceries, food, and more when you use these promo codes.
These online and in-app stores have frequent discounts and promo codes all year long. If you keep an eye at these super important shopping dates in SG – you’re sure to get the most bang for your buck with the variety of deals that are too sweet to resist!
The Asian fashion e-commerce site – ZALORA – carries an international mix of brands such as Topshop, Converse, Superdry, Nike, Under Armour and SK-II, offers customers S$20 off their next order when they sign up for ZALORA’s newsletter. That’s not it, if you download their app, you get an additional 25% off your purchases! Isn’t that sweet?
A frequent user of GrabPay and UnionPay? Check out the exclusive discounts below when you check out with GrabPay or UnionPay.
- Until 30 September 2020, new ZALORA users get a 28% discount with the code: GRABNEWSEP. (Discount capped at $40, no minimum spending required.)
- Valid till 30 September 2020 For the rest of you regular users, ZALORA and GrabPay are showing their love for their loyal customers by offering 25% with the code: GRABPAYSEP. (Minimum purchase of $90 required.)
- Until 30 September 2020, use the code UNIONPAY30 slash 30% off your cart. (Discount capped at $30, with a minimum spending of $80 required and limited to 6 redemptions per user.)
- Until 31 December 2020, first-time Zalora users enjoy 26% off your online purchases with the code: UNIONPAYNEW. (Discount capped at $40.) The rest of you regular users – don’t worry, loyalty is rewarded (wink) – you get 15% off with the code: UNIONPAY15. Minimum spending of $100 required.)
Download the ZALORA app here.
NEXT: Allies Of Skin →
Unless you’ve been living under a giant rock, you would have heard of this much raved-about local skincare brand by now. Allies Of Skin is founded by Nicolas Travis and stocked at such esteemed stores like Sephora. This 100% cruelty-free and PETA-certified brand is not only a skin-saver but also a money-saver, as it turns out.
Due to Covid this year, Allies Of Skin’s supply chain was hit with numerous delays. However, they are expecting a huge batch of old favourites to return end-October. To thank all their customers for their patience, they are offering a 20% storewide discount with the code: SORRY20 until they go back in stock.
NEXT: Airbnb →
Though we can’t travel as much as we wanted now (thanks A LOT, Covid…) there’s still a couple of sweet deals to make a note of for your future travels!
Cloud Nine beckons with Airbnb’s referral reward. Whenever a friend travels on Airbnb on your recommendation — meaning he/she makes a booking through a link shared by you from the “Invite Friends” tab in your account — they will receive up to $75 off in travel credit. In return, you will get $25 worth of travel credit to use on your next trip upon their completion of stay.
NEXT: HipVan →
HipVan’s mission is to help customers create the home of their dreams with affordable furniture. If you’ve just spent all of your CPF plus a chunk of cash on a home, this is exactly what you need — savings on décor without compromising style.
The “New Home Buy Group Discount”: When you sign up on HipVan for the first time, you can receive up to $1,200 off a $6,000 purchase! Take your pick and choose from $30 off $500, $100 off $1000, $300 off $2500, $600 off $4000 and lastly, $1200 off $6000.
Download their app and receive exclusive in-app only promotional deals too!
NEXT: Shopee Singapore →
Shopee Singapore is SG’s very own eCommerce platform founded in 2015 by Forrest Li. Since its inception, it has expanded to international markets all over Asia and even Brazil. Connecting shoppers and sellers for the best deals – promotions are a regular thing at Shopee.
Whether you’re a makeup enthusiast, fashionista, a self-confessed gadget nerd, an unapologetic foodie or a new homeowner looking for electronics or furniture – you can find almost everything at Shopee. We were even shocked to find some niche and quirky items (ahem, car antennas) in their stash!
With a near-endless list of deals, there’s a promo code for almost every purchase for you to stretch your last dollar (that explains why we can’t list all their deals in this little snippet, there’s too many!). Don’t believe us? Simply visit their website, you’re in for a shock.
**But beware, some sellers can be a little shadey with their products, so our tip is to always look at the ratings and reviews of their products before you buy them.
Tip? Keep a lookout for the coming holiday and monthly year-end sales events (9.9, 10.10, 11.11 and 12.12) to get extra sweet discounts.
Extra cool tip? If you’re looking to buy authentic items, head to Shopee Mall instead. Shopee Mall only features official brands that have guaranteed authenticity.
Download the Shopee app here.
NEXT: Lazada →
Similar to its competitor Shopee, Lazada is also an eCommerce platform founded by Maximilian Bittner and Rocket Internet in 2012. It is now owned by the Alibaba Group. 2 years later, in 2014, Lazada launched in SG and its headquarters are now located in our sunny little island. It is now one of the largest eCommerce operators in Southeast Asia.
Lazada is also known for its frequent flash sales and promotions throughout the year (we wish we could list them all, but they’re really a long, ever-changing list). Likewise to its other eCommerce competitors, keep a lookout on their website during the year-end holiday sales (10.10, Halloween, 11.11, Black Friday, Christmas and New Years) for price-slashing deals that are honestly, irresistible.
Lazada also has a really cool Partners’ Promotion when you purchase their products with your *credit/debit cards.
*Cardholders of Citibank, DBS/POSB, UOB, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Maybank, Singtel Dash, OCBC and GrabPay enjoy exclusive deals when you shop with Lazada.
Download the Lazada app here.
NEXT: RedMart →
RedMart is SG’s leading online supermarket site. It was founded in 2011 when co-founder Roger Egan III found that online shopping for groceries in SG has been a dormant industry since 1997. Together with Vikram Rupani and Rajesh Lingappa, the trio created RedMart. It is now acquired by the Lazada Group.
Groceries are sold at attractive prices – that plus the cardholder deals that Lazada has? Uh-mazing. We love that you don’t have to transport a whole week’s worth of groceries from the physical stores too. Shoppers with RedMart can receive free delivery for purchases above $60. (Considering the Covid pandemic, this is indeed one to bookmark for future reference.)
Access the RedMart shopping page by downloading the Lazada app here.
NEXT: Qoo10 →
Formerly known as GMarket, Qoo10 is a Southeast Asian eCommerce platform headquartered in SG. Qoo10 is founded by Ku Young Bae in 2010 as a venture between GMarket (its former name) and eBay. It is now one of SG’s most popular online marketplace along with Shopee, Lazada and RedMart.
What sets Qoo10 apart from the rest of the eCommerce platforms? Its bulk deals and package/group buys are great for those who wish to stock up on things at home (ahem, toilet paper perhaps? Face masks, anyone?) without breaking the bank.
Yes, the year-end flash sales are also a regular affair (as with Shopee and Lazada) with Q0010. You don’t wanna miss out on these important shopping dates, so mark them down in your calendars!
NEXT: foodpanda →
For the love of food, foodpanda is an online and in-app food delivery service operating 24/7 to fulfill all your cravings and any time of the day. Whether you’re thinking of having local favourites, bar bites, a cold dessert – based on whenever you’re located, foodpanda delivers from your favourites restos and eateries. While they have a stash of online promo codes and discounts for new and regular users, cardholders enjoy sweet and exclusive deals as well.
Citibank, DBS, UOB and HSBC cardholders are entitled discounts from $5 to $10 off their food purchases — simply click here for the list of promo codes offered.
Not only do you get fresh, hot dishes delivered to your doorstep, but you can also run your grocery errands online with PandaMart.
NEXT: Grab →
Grab first started out in 2012 as a car ride-sharing application (think, Uber) but has now expanded to become a one-stop platform to provide transport, food, groceries and payment services. You can even get your hotel bookings sorted out! With the pandemic, Grab has extended their compassion to help bolster the impact on the community with its GrabForGood movement.
With GrabRide you can book, hire, share or hitch private cars, vans and mini-coaches to serve all your transport needs.
GrabFood and GrabMart, like foodpanda and PandaMart, is your personal food and grocery delivery service. During festive seasons like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas and more, there’s a wealth of in-app food deals and promotions that run throughout the season. Be sure to keep a lookout for those!
GrabPay is an electronic cash-free payment service that can be used at multiple online and physical merchants all over SG. (Tip? They have a really handsome rewards service called GrabRewards, where you can accumulate points on every purchase to get even sweeter deals on your next buy.)
First-time users for all their services are entitled to attractive promo codes that are available when you download their app.
NEXT: Tobi →
Fashion and cosmetics online retailer, ASOS, hails from the U.K. and regularly offers attractive seasonal deals on their online and app store. Still studying and working within a tight budget? All students get a 10% discount upon purchase when you sign up with them here — you’ll get a unique promo code that’s unlimited to your own use until you graduate. How nice is that?
Also, users who spend more than $65 get free delivery to SG. Absolutely dread waiting for your packages to arrive? Try their Primer Delivery deal — for $99 a year, customers are entitled to Express Delivery with no minimum purchase requirement!
NEXT: ZALORA →
By Alexa Fang, SingSaver, 13 September 2016 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, September 2020. All images are courtesy of the brands’ social media pages and/or official websites.
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