Make every moment of your Great Singapore Sale (GSS) experience count with these nifty deals and tips
If you are in desperate need of time out, keep a lookout for staycation steals during the GSS.
Hot deal: Don’t miss The St Regis Singapore’s Escape to Luxury package, which includes a three-course dinner at Brasserie Les Saveurs and 20 per cent off treatments at Remède Spa. Visit exclusives.stregis.com for details.
Know what you want
It’s tempting to simply get one of everything because it is on sale. But come up with a game plan so you do not lose focus and use up your funds too quickly. That said, if you spot a to-die-for item at a good price, by all means snap it up!
Look after yourself
Don’t skip meals — you will need energy to hunt around for great buys. Bring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated while you get ready for the next round of shopping.
Mark down card promotions
Suss out credit or debit cards that reward you with discounts or gifts when you hit a specified amount at certain retailers. This way, you get rewarded even when you’re on a spending spree.
Nosh fit for a festival
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore will welcome the Dragon Boat Festival with a selection of three homemade, savoury rice dumplings. Presented in a tasteful box, they make ideal gifts.
Hot deal: From now till June 18, get the Multi-grain and Dried Seafood Rice Dumpling and Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling at $48 each, and Traditional Rice Dumpling at $42 each. For reservations and enquiries, call 6839-5623.
Do not underestimate the appeal of stylish eyewear as a fashion accessory.
Hot deals: Till August 12, visit any W Optics outlet and enjoy 20 per cent off your first pair and 40 per cent off your second pair of regular-priced frames and sunglasses. Or purchase international designer frames and sunglasses and enjoy a 50 per cent discount.
Porcelain, The Face Spa
Recreate the luxe experience of enjoying a treatment at skincare spa Porcelain, The Face Spa at home with its range of customised products.
Hot deal: Spend at least $250 and get 15 per cent off and free shipping for online orders by quoting “GSS250” at check-out. Spend at least $450 and get 15 per cent off, free shipping and a gift with purchase (Porcelain Travel Trio — Power Cleansing worth $83) by quoting “GSS450” at check-out.
Save precious time by trying on items without going to the changing room, and shopping and making payment when the stores are generally emptier. Those in the know say that the golden hours are between 11am and noon, or 3pm and 5pm.
Reward yourself as you shop
Some of your favourite brick-and-mortar retailers may offer exclusive online deals. Sign up for digital memberships with specific malls or stores to score additional discounts at participating retail or dining outlets.
Hot deal: From now till Dec 31, download the ION Orchard Mobile App and sign up for the ION Rewards programme to enjoy a variety of deals from participating retailers.