All the 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales you need to know about

All the 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales you need to know about
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Sales season is upon us. And for a country that loves good deals and shopping, this is truly the best way to usher in the festive holidays. The much anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the best way to offset Monday blues, if you ask us) is happening tomorrow (Nov 24) and next Monday (Nov 27) respectively.

It's going to be a whole weekend of sweet deals; so get your shopping game on and ready your credit cards.

To get you started, here are some helpful dos and don'ts compiled by Hardware Zone to help you snag the best deals when shopping online and enjoy the most savings this coming weekend.

DOS:

1. Find out if free shipping to Singapore (FSSG) is offered - paying $50 worth of shipping for a $12 item would definitely suck.

2. Use a reliable forwarder that offers the best rate if FSSG is not applicable.

3. Get in the loops on the hottest items to snag and the best deals available so you won't miss out on any.

Singapore shoppers queue and rush in stores for best Black Friday deals

DON'TS

1. Swipe freely on the first credit card you find. Exchange rates can make a big difference on your total bill - especially when you're purchasing from overseas sites. Always find out which credit card is offering the best.

2. Buy on impulse - particularly on big ticket items. Check out reviews and get opinions to ensure you're making a good purchase decision and won't end up regretting the fact that you've wasted your hard earned moolah.

Now that you're geared up with all the tips, it's time you know which sites and labels to keep on our radar for the weekend ahead. Below, we give you the lowdown on all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to look out for.

ZALORA

With over 500 international and local top brands such as Topshop, Mango, GINLEE Studio and Ying The Label, you will want to bookmark Zalora ahead of the sales. For now, Zalora's not revealing much about their impending deals, but here's what we know so far: you'll enjoy up to 70 per cent off storewide, free delivery with S$40 spent. If you're a new customer, you'll get a S$15 voucher when you subscribe to the online newsletter. If you're looking to get a head start, Zalora's offering a Buy 2, Get 20 per cent Off promotion for a select crop of items as a "Black Friday/Cyber Monday Preview". You'll find party-appropriate laced high heels, chic ankle boots, and tonnes of Little Black Dresses.

SEPHORA

Beauty and makeup lovers, rejoice! Brace yourselves for a one-day only 15 per cent discount sitewide starting from midnight this Friday (Nov 24). You'll also enjoy free shipping with a minimum spending of $40 and receive a free beauty sample bundle when you spend $100 or more online (refer to the code listed on Sephora's website).

P.s. If you're racking your brains over what to buy, check out our run-down on the cruelty-free beauty buys to pick up from Sephora for the festive season.

AMAZON

You'll find this year's lowest prices and sales on electronics, toys, DVDs, and more with Amazon. Their Black Friday and Cyber Mondays deals are pretty major with up to 90 per cent off various items and on-going deals of the day. You're going to want to keep an eye on their site, and join the countdown to Nov 24 when it all goes live. Enjoy huge price slashes off of video games, home furnishing items such as bean bags and chairs, and even musical instruments.

LAZADA

If you've been hankering after the latest IT gadget or a brand-new outfit, you can be sure to get them at the most affordable prices on Lazada this coming weekend. From Nov 24-27, enjoy up to 90 per cent discounts, 50 over flash deals on Friday and free delivery nationwide. There's also a 14-day free return policy. Just when we thought things couldn't get any sweeter, you can even stand a chance to get up to 18 per cent off in vouchers.

COURTS

Courts is offering up to 90 per cent off online with exclusive deals changing on a daily basis. At midnight daily, new items get added to the bargai deals. It is undeniable that smart TVs and LED TVs steal the show when it comes to Courts' sales; it's one of the biggest doorbusters and will be a fantastic grab on Black Friday.

This article was first published in Her World Online.

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