Best Online Purchases During Last Year’s Sales: Reviews From The Community
As the famous quote goes ” A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need.” Arguably true. We dare to say that if a bargain is a really good bargain, then we will need it for sure. Nothing beats the satisfaction you feel after getting the item you have been pining for a half of the price.
We wanted to know what were your top “shopping happiness” moments and asked our online community of savvy shoppers to share their most significant and memorable purchases from last year’s sales.
Interested to know what have they bought online and how much they saved? Keep reading and get inspired to go online and get your own shopping deals during this year’s sales.
Main online shopping categories to look out for during sales
We’re gearing up for the big sales season of the year but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look at what last year’ s ‘Ber’ season offered us regarding discounts and promos. Looking at all the replies (see table), 9.9, 11.11 and 12.12 are key dates well known to Filipino shoppers due to their solid deals on fashion, beauty, gadgets and home appliances. Let’s see what were the big online purchases by category.
Beauty was a significant shopping category for our community members throughout the sales season. The discounts on makeup, shampoos, skin care and others can go up to 50%. One of our members got a Sleek brow duo and Happy Skin lipstick for less than half the regular price. For this 9.9 onwards you, beauty junkies, keep note of all the makeup, hair and facial related buys because you are in for a treat.
2. Fashion and accessories
There is no better time to revamp your closet than sales periods. You get all the coveted trendy pieces and timeless fashion staples for much less. Last year, our members invested in dresses, t-shirts and shoes and were able to between 25 to 50% on their favourite fashion items.
Big sales seasons don’t necessarily mean that you will invest only in bigger and more expensive products. Often you will find good deals on groceries and everyday items. There is some great grocery buys nabbed by some of our users, from coffee and milk to personal hygiene items. Centavo by centavo, you will fill that piggy bank fast. You will be surprised at how much you can save on these small items if you choose to do your weekly or monthly shopping during one of the sales campaigns.
4. Home and appliances
Turns out that sales season is also a good time to invest in your home and update a few of the appliances you need. One of our members to the opportunity to get a screwdriver set, new mesh screen doors for the house, while other went big and bold and got a brand new electric oven with over 50% discount. Do you want a new coffee machine? Maybe the vacuum cleaner needs replacement? Keep an eye out for the discounts from September onwards.
5. Electronics and others
The favourite items on everyone wishlists also see their original prices cut off during sales: mobile phones, power banks, laptops, cameras, smartwatches and game consoles. Canon camera and ps4 games were some of the big purchases for the community members last year. If you take it as an example for this year, this will be the time to get the latest Monster Hunter game or even get a new Xbox or a Nintendo Switch.
Best online purchases and maximum savings from our Community
We asked our community about their best buys during last year sales and our members answered our call. Here is the summary of all the products bought with discounts, cashback or vouchers.
|What did you buy during last year online sales?||How much?||Original Price||When||Store||Category|
|Maybelline Fit Me foundation||Php 199||Php 399||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Beauty|
|OGX shampoo + Conditioner around 600 ml each||Php 1198 for the set||Php 600 each||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Beauty|
|Sleek lipsticks||Php 135 each||Php 400||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Beauty|
|Sleek brow duo||Php 225||Php 400||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Beauty|
|Happy Skin Lipstick||Php 99||Php 400||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Beauty|
|Beauty products from Althea||around Php 2000++||-||11.11||Althea||Beauty|
|Clothes, Shoes, Sandals and a Watch||Around Php 7000||Sa watch, around 50%. Clothes and sandals around 30%. Shoes around 25%. Again sale items then voucher. Then their bulk deals like buy 3 get 30% off||11.11 and 12.12||Zalora||Fashion & Electronics|
|NESTEA products, NESCAFE products, Banana Bed, Powerbank, Cologne, Tshirt, Stun Gun, Bag, CP, Mesh Screen Door, CP Cover, Underwear, Soap, Load, Screwdriver Set, Olay Products||Around Php 20,000 (used a voucher, Shopback and Flash Sale)||-||11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Groceries, Home & appliances, Beauty, Electronics|
|Nescafe Shake and Share twin pack||Php 99||Php 100 per pack||11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Groceries|
|NESTEA Wintermelon Milk Teabuy 1 take 1||Php 199 for 2||Php 180/box||11.11||Lazada||Groceries|
|Baby diaper, milk, clothes, toiletries and cp||Php 8000||-||11.11||Lazada||Groceries|
|Kamiliant pinnado spinner 77/ 28 luggage||Php 2625 (super sulit!!)||Php 6000||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Home & Appliances|
|American heritage 43L oven||Around php 2500||Php 3500||9.9, 11.11 and 12.12||Lazada||Home & Appliances|
|Sewing machine||Php 999||Php 2700||11.11||Lazada||Home & Appliances|
|Camera Canon M6||Php 30,000 (pretty big discount)||~ Php 52,000||11.11||Lazada||Electronics|
|Various Ps4 games||around Php 4000||from ~ Php 1000 each game||BFCM||Walmart||Electronics|
These shopping examples are just the tip of the online shopping iceberg. Get your wishlist ready and save some budget for your year-end shopping. Big sales are coming your way soon! To find out more about this year’s biggest sales, check ShopFest.
What are you looking forward to buying this ‘Ber’ season? Let us know in the comments.