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The Singles Day 11.11 Sale Survival Guide for Thrifty Fashionistas

08 November 2017 | Febriana Ramadhanya

Something big is coming and you don’t want to be that one person who came unprepared. The Singles’ Day Sale, also known as the 11.11 Sale, is one of the biggest shopping events not only in the region but all throughout the world. Initially created by a group of college students to protest Valentine’s Day, November 11th (11/11) was chosen as the date as the number 1 represents singlehood and aloneness.

Whats so special about the 11.11 sale?

Many online merchants in Malaysia and beyond took this date as an opportunity to hold their biggest and baddest sale ever. The 11.11 sale in Malaysia offers various kind of deals, ranging from discounts up to 90% and shocking rewards to hundreds of exclusive coupons to make single people feel more at ease with their singlehood. But, the deals during the 11.11 sale are not made only for single people and can be enjoyed by anyone with an access to the internet.

So, what should I do when Saturday comes around?

For the thrifty fashionistas out there, take advantage of all the 11.11 sale offers to buy every single trendy clothing, accessories, and footwear that you’ve always wanted at the fraction of the cost. Be ready though, a lot of people are also anticipating this big day so follow the tips below to make sure all your desired items don’t sell out and your 11.11 sale shopping experience remain a breeze.

Bookmark your favorite fashion merchants

All the biggest fashion merchants in Malaysia like are Zalora, 11street, Qoo10, Shopee, and Lazada are participating in the 11.11 sale extravaganza. To make shopping on this day easier for you, list down at least three of your favorite fashion merchants that you’ll visit when Saturday rolls around. Then, bookmark the 11.11 sale page on the merchants’ website for an easy, instant access.

Subscribe to the newsletters

Sometimes, all the big fashion merchants will send out newsletters to your inbox containing exclusive deals only for the subscribers. These newsletters often contain coupon codes, rewards, and miscellaneous deals that only the subscribers can see. To do so, you can sign up or enter your email address on the merchants’ websites to subscribe. Sites like Qoo10 don’t have this feature but they do let you turn on your notifications so you don’t miss out on any of their great 11.11 sale deals.

Browse through the coupons before the D-day

Many merchants will have their 11.11 sale page up and running before the D-day so you can browse through all the available offers and coupons for an easy shopping experience. Luckily for you, iPrice have curated all the best 11.11 sale coupons in one page for your convenience. This way, you can bookmark the page on iPrice and easily redeem those codes on Saturday.

Download the mobile apps

For those who don’t want to stay at home and wait around in front of a computer screen, you can always download the merchants’ mobile app if you want to shop on-the-go. Sites like Zalora have launched their own mobile app available on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is essentially the same as the desktop site but Zalora would often give out extra deals exclusively for the mobile app users.

Make use of that wish list

It’s better if you start browsing right this second (after you’ve finished reading this article, of course) and add all your desired clothing pieces, accessories, and footwear into the wish list or the shopping cart. This will make sure that all these items won’t sell out before you even had a chance to look over them. All you need to do after adding everything to the cart is to just simply checkout, redeem your coupons, and complete the transactions.

Check out the sizing charts

This tip is crucial if you’re planning to buy clothes or footwear online during the 11.11 sale. You must check out the sizing chart of each item that you want to buy to make sure you don’t regret your 11.11 sale purchases. Jot down your measurements and find the size that’s most suitable for your body. These charts will be provided either by the website or the individual merchant.

Read reviews and ratings

To make sure you get the best bang out of your buck this Saturday, find reviews and ratings on all the items that you want to buy. For instance, you can read the product reviews and ratings on all products on 11street if you scroll all the way to the bottom. Here, you can see if other buyers recommend the products and the individual sellers. Also be wary of inauthentic products and familiarize yourself with ways how to separate the real products from the fakes.

If you keep all of these tips in mind, your 11.11 sale shopping experience will go as smooth as butter. This sale only comes once a year so be sure to make the most out of this special day.

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