The Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale is happening tomorrow night, which will offer a number of good deals. Not only can you get free shipping with no minimum spend, there are also 12 million vouchers up for grabs. Needless to say, it’s a great time to purchase anything you might need at 12AM on 12 December.
Of course, if you want to get the best deals, there are a number of things to pay attention to. From claiming bank vouchers to checking out as quickly as you can (before the vouchers run out), here are some tips for Shopee’s 12.12 Birthday Sale tomorrow night!
Claim Bank Vouchers
This is arguably the best (and easiest) way to get a sizeable discount on your purchases. All you have to do is claim for bank vouchers from Shopee here, and pay with a credit card from selected banks. While the majority of these bank vouchers are for credit cards, there are occasionally vouchers for debit and prepaid cards too, such as BigPay (RM15 off).
Naturally, there’s a minimum spend requirement for the discount vouchers. The BigPay voucher, for example, has a RM120 minimum spend to get RM15 off. Each bank voucher has different minimum spend requirements, so it’s important to use ones that offer the best discount for your particular order.
On top of that, it’s worth noting that these vouchers can only be used with specific retailers, which brings us to the next point..
Look for Mall and Preferred Retailers
Most Shopee vouchers – including the aforementioned bank vouchers – are only applicable to Mall and Preferred retailers, so it’s best to do your purchases with these retailers. It’s a little inconvenient, yes, but retailers with either one of the two statuses are (usually) more reputable, so that’s good.
If you have trouble looking for specific products that are sold by Mall or Preferred retailers, you can use the filter feature in the search tool to only show listings from these retailers. You can even sort the filtered listings by price, ensuring that you can get the best deal.
Checkout Through the Shopee App
Another thing about Shopee vouchers: most of them can only be used if you checkout through the Shopee app. If you make your purchase through the Shopee website instead, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on the opportunity to use the best voucher available for your particular order.
Personally, I find it best to make my Shopee purchases through the app anyway, so this isn’t exactly a big issue (to me). You can download the Shopee app through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Combine Your Orders to Meet Minimum Spend
What if the items you want don’t meet the minimum spend for vouchers? Well, you can combine your orders from other sellers; not every item in an order has to be from the same retailer. Sure, you won’t have to pay multiple shipping fees, but if combining orders allow you to use certain discount vouchers, you’ll be saving more.
Don’t Forget to Claim Shop Vouchers
Aside from Shopee vouchers, there are also shop-specific vouchers that can be used in tandem with the former, so you can get even more discounts on your purchases. You can easily see the vouchers that are available from a specific shop through the product listing itself or from your shopping cart page in the Shopee app.
Here’s a neat trick to get the best deal on any product: if a retailer is listing an item at a higher price than another store, check if there’s any shop voucher that you can use to lower the price. I kid you not, there were a few instances where I got a better deal by doing so.
Get Your Items Ready in the Shopping Cart
The best time to make your purchases on big sales like 12.12 is to checkout at 12AM itself, so it’s imperative that you have your items ready in the shopping cart before midnight. Browse through the items that you want to purchase several days before the sale itself, claim every voucher you can find, and checkout the moment the clock strikes 12AM.
Here’s the thing: Shopee vouchers are limited, and they can run out within minutes after 12AM. This is especially true for discount vouchers that are really good – such as bank vouchers – so you’ll have to be quick to be able to use these vouchers.
Keep an Eye Out for Voucher Drops Throughout the Day
If you missed out on the crucial 12AM shopping window, don’t worry: Shopee will release quite a number of vouchers throughout the sale day. It can be a little overwhelming to keep track of this, but if you’ve got the Shopee app installed, there will usually be push notifications to notify users of any voucher drops.
So there you have it. With these tips, you’ll definitely get some good savings on Shopee’s 12.12 Birthday Sale happening this midnight. For more information on the sale – and to claim for various vouchers – visit this page.
This article is based on our previous Shopee 11.11 Shopping Guide. It has been updated with details on Shopee’s 12.12 Birthday Sale.