What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the month of June? School holidays? Travelling? For us, it screams SALE, SALE, and more SALES! The annual Great Singapore Sale (GSS) is back again with discounts going on just about everywhere in our little red dot, just take our money already! Some things that’d never get old are useful tips to tackle the GSS mayhem! We asked the good people in our office and even our Alphas to get you ready, so here goes:
Tip 1: Try the items before the GSS period – Gillian
If you have limited time and can only shop after working hours (‘cause you know, werk werk werk werk werk…), then this tip is for you! This year, GSS starts on 3rd June 2016 extending all the way till 14 August 2016. That leaves you with about 2 week to hit the stores, hunt for items that catches your eye, find the right size and note them down. Why all that trouble? So that when the sales arrive, you can avoid the fitting room queues & save time! All you got to do is grab and go.
Tip 2: Dress comfortably
Searching for the best buy requires tons of determination especially when you’re jam packed like sardines in a clothing store. To avoid being a grouch and giving up early in such situations, prepare yourself for the battle! Dress as comfortably as possible (think dresses, shorts & sandals!), carry a small bag with only the essentials. This also makes it easier for you to change in & out quickly in the dressing room 😉
Tip 3: Avoid the crowd, go online!
Squeezing with the crowd isn’t really your thing? No problem! Other than shopping on weekdays to beat the crowd, you could also shop in the comforts of your own home. That means doing some ONLINE SHOPPING! Lots of sites now provide discounts to tie in with GSS and that includes our Alpha, Brianna’s very own online store, The Closet Lover. Stay tuned to The Closet Lover as they’ll be doing a GSS promo too! #goodthingsmustshare But if you’re a hands-on kind of person, you could still browse online to check the catalogues before heading down to their physical stores as you can get a clearer idea of what promotions are ongoing and also decide on which items you fancy.
Tip 4: Check your emails!
It’s happened a lot of times, we subscribe to our favourite brands’ newsletter but instead of reading them, we click on “mark as read” or simply delete them (yup, we’re guilty of that). This GSS, take some time to open up those emails so you won’t miss out on any fantastic deals! In addition, there are some memberships that are totally free of charge with no minimum spending but of course, there not every purchase comes with a discount (boohoo!). The biggest perk of signing up for these memberships is that you get notified via email of their private sales! Before GSS, members get first dibs on promotions so they can get their hands on the items at a discounted rate before everyone else.
Tip 5: Look out for instant draws and rewards programs
Aside from discounted prices, keep an eye out for instant draws and rewards programs especially if you have a credit card! During this period, shopping malls usually come up with instant draws and prizes for shoppers to redeem once they’ve reached a minimum spending. Not to mention, some credit cards have cash rebates or even attractive gifts when you spend above a certain amount too. So if you’re thinking of purchasing some big items (like furniture), wait till GSS to get the biggest gains!
Tip 6: Don’t think, just buy! – Brianna
GSS happens only once every year so… Don’t Think, Just Buy! Brianna lives by this motto so if you follow her on Dayre, you’ll know why she buys the same pair of shoes in different colours! But if you keep second guessing yourself on a purchase, then honey, you’re not that into it. So our advice? Save the money for something you’d love!
Now that you have this at the tip of your fingers (pun intended), time to stay on high alert and watch out for GSS updates from your favourite retailers. If you have other tips that might be useful for the Great Singapore Sale, feel free to leave a comment below!
Have fun window shopping this weekend, Churpers!