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Online Shopping Tips: How to Maximize Your Savings During Big Sales

Remember these online shopping tips when navigating your favorite e-commerce sites.
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Click-happy citizens of the World Wide Web, what you need are online shopping tips because the biggest give-up-your-money event of the year, the November 11 (or 11.11 or 11/11 or 11 11) sale is here. For those who do not live by the tyranny of the calendar, the major shopping event happens tomorrow, November 11 (duh) and all the big online shopping hubs, such as Lazada, as well as independent outfits are joining in on the fun, because we all need a dose of happiness right now, even if it means the suffering of our wallets. 

If you are a novice at same-digit sales, it can be overwhelming, what with all the potential deals, discounts, and schemes available… for a limited time. We know a friend of a friend of a friend who was so intent on getting the best price on an air fryer, he missed the 10 10 sale entirely. He was busy canvassing different shops when the clock quietly passed into the next day. Then there was the uncle who ordered the least expensive kitchen scale (for Instagram cookies) and found out later during his unboxing that dirt-cheap also means very small.

Let these be cautionary tales to avoid. To come out on top of the 11 11 Lazada sale, keep in mind the online shopping tips for successful shopping and major savings.

Online Shopping Tip No. 1: Draw up a battle plan.

Yes, it’s a war—you versus other shoppers, you versus your credit limit, you versus the shops, you versus time, you versus confusion—so it’s best to have a plan. How much can you spend? What do you need? Where are the shops that fulfill both requirements? Search ahead and bookmark your finds so that come game day, you’re ready and organized.

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Online Shopping Tip No. 2: Use the Lazada Wallet.

The opportunity to save is right under your nose. If you haven’t activated your Lazada Wallet yet, now is the time. Using wallet credits can lead to savings of P200 (for every P2,500 spent), P400 (for every P5,000 spent), or P1,111 (for every P12,000 spent). Mind the goalposts when you’re at check out and add accordingly, but only if you’re near the node.

There’s also a big promotion running until today, November 10: You can be one of 20 winners of P11,111 when you cash in to your Lazada Wallet.

Online Shopping Tip No. 3: Know your credit card promo.

Another thing you may be missing out on? Credit cards, e-wallets, and other companies are joining in on the celebrations, offering discounts of up to 20 percent. Mind the details such as the minimum purchase requirements, the maximum discounts for each, and the codes you have to apply during checkout. Check out the full list right here.

One of the bigger promotions for the 11 11 sale is a raffle for a new Honda City. To join, follow the Honda Flagship store to get one raffle entry. Purchase an item from the store (a car?) and get five raffle entries. 

Online Shopping Tip No. 4: Control this kitty.

Okay, we’re not one to idly play games on a screen but tough times (now) call for all measures, even tap-tap-tapping away on coins in the Lazada app. Control the cute kitty in Happy Bounce to collect coins and vouchers for shopping rewards.

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Online Shopping Tip No. 5: Go on social media.

The e-commerce platform has all sorts of social media activities spread across various platforms until November 11, including Shake It! on Facebook Live, Noche Buena giveaways on Instagram, and daily challenges on TikTok for vouchers. Might as well...

Online Shopping Tip No. 6: Watch this gigantic show.

Lazada has really thought of everything, including putting up a concert-game show hybrid, the Lazada 11.11 Super Show, which will stream tonight from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on LazLive and also air on Cinema One, Kapamilya Channel, and GMA 7, so that you have something to do before the gates open. 

There are opportunities for savings here, too, as P11 million worth of vouchers and more will be given away. Truckloads of furniture, appliances, and that brand-spanking-new car will also be unleashed during the show (the winner of the car will be announced in the last hour). The Super Show will feature Ben&Ben, Inigo Pascual, Robi Domingo, among many others, and will be hosted by Mimiyuuuh, Sam YG, Iya Villania, and Andre Paras. It’s a big show because the 11 11 sale is a big deal. Good luck, have fun, and shop wisely. lazada.com.ph

And because we can't just feature Lazada, here are Shopee deals for your enjoyment.

This way please: 11 11 Big Christmas Deals on Shopee.


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