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Bargain Hunting: Singapore’s Greatest Shopping Events

Great Singapore Sale (Image credit: http://www.yoursingapore.com)

If you want to avoid shopping crowds and busy stores, why not shop online? You can easily experience hassle-free shopping and still get the best discounts, if you know when and where to shop. If you don’t want to miss out on the biggest discounts of the year, make sure you keep yourself updated with the most popular shopping events in Singapore.

The Great Singapore Sale (GSS)

Dates: 29 May – 26 July

There’s no better time to be a bit more carefree with money than during the Great Singapore Sale (GSS). Acclaimed Singapore’s biggest sale of the year, GSS is one of the top shopping holidays for both retailers and customers. Singapore Retailers Association (SRA), official organiser of the event, teamed up with MasterCard to provide Singaporeans with amazing opportunities to save money during the festival – shoppers are invited to use dedicated coupon codes and discounts on flights, hotel accommodation, fashion, electronics and various online services. The festival is full of attractive events, including Singapore Restaurant Month, International Jewellery Expo or Food Festival. What’s most important though, promotions live up to customer’s expectations – you can get even 70% off on a wide range of products. In addition, customers who participate in the event can enter daily giveaways and stand a chance to win daily prizes (detailed information can be found on the event’s official website).

The Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)

Dates: 02 – 04 February

Created by Google, The Great Online Shopping Festival came to Singapore right after its commercial success in India. The idea behind the event was to convince online retailers and shopping platforms to release great discounts in order to push their sales. Google partners with big ecommerce sites and shopping websites who will provide a special promotional offer for these two days only – coupon codes, gifts with purchases, free shipping, extra off sales, competitions and much more. GOSF is also supported by DBS and SingPost who joined the organiser to facilitate the participation in the event. In result, shoppers are spoilt with a massive number of promotion codes applicable via website or mobile devices and are offered a huge range of discounted services and products that are equally satisfactory. The shopping festival lasts only two days but it’s filled with opportunities to save money and win prizes on a daily basis. Shoppers must act quickly not to miss out.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Dates: 27 – 30 November

Those two major shopping events and the busiest shopping days of the year originated in the USA and quickly gained great international popularity. Black Friday and its online counterpart Cyber Monday provide retailers with an opportunity to increase sales before Christmas and customers with a chance to save money and do some early shopping on a budget. Even though Singaporeans invented their own version of Cyber Monday – GOSF – these shopping events are still celebrated by a number of local online retailers. Cross-border shoppers should stay tuned and keep their eyes wide opened, especially if they plan to seek bargains from outside of Singapore. Plenty of online retailers release free worldwide delivery codes so that international consumers can also benefit and make some savings during sales period.

Participate in the Singapore’s online shopping craze from the comfort of your home and spoil yourself, as these events will bring you the best that online shopping has to offer.

The impatient bargain hunters can visit Picodi.sg and browse a wide range of online coupons to Singapore’s online stores. The website updates its listing of coupons on a daily basis, so grab a deal and start shopping!

 

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