Get ready to #buybuybuy the best deals from Alibaba’s global shopping festival on November 11!
Who doesn’t love a good sale? But physically digging through the sale products at retail stores can be challenging, particularly when you’re pregnant or have a fussy baby in tow.
Fear not, we’ve got your shopping needs covered – with just a swipe of your phone – this November 11 at Alibaba’s annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival!
As in previous years, the sale will run on various platforms under Alibaba, including popular shopping sites Taobao and Tmall, which Singapore shoppers can access via world.taobao.com or the Taobao app.
Get your hands on a wide variety of cool baby and maternity products, some of which are not commonly seen in retail stores.
Excited already? We sure are.
Before you start loading up your virtual shopping cart, here’s what you need to know about the biggest online shopping event of the year, and 10 family and baby-friendly products to cart out.
LOAD YOUR CARTS IN ADVANCE
The sale runs on November 11, but don’t wait till then to take action. From now to November 10, you can start loading your cart with 11.11 deals and collect shopping coupons, so you can check out quickly on the actual sale day.
GRAB HONGBAOS AND GIVEAWAYS
At 11am daily, you stand a chance to grab hongbaos worth up to RMB111 on Taobao’s main 11.11 campaign page. There are also RMB20 shipping hongbaos to offset your shipping costs after you cart out (applicable for official air and sea shipping only). And if you follow Taobao’s social media channels on Facebook (@sea.taobao), you stand to win fantastic prizes.
HAVE YOUR TAOBAO APP READY
For the first time, Singaporeans will be able to enjoy the 11.11 Countdown Gala, a star-studded live show that runs in the hours leading up to the 11.11 sale. If you are a Starhub TV subscriber, have your Taobao app ready at home when you tune in to the show on Hub E City (Starhub TV Channel 111/825) starting at 7:30pm on 10 November. You get to participate in activities and a chance to grab deals for as low as RMB1!
The app also comes in handy when you visit the Taobao Store at Funan. Search for mystery eggs, and scan the eggs with the app for a surprise. Plus, you get up to 70 per cent off in-store products. The store is open till midnight on November 11, so you can shop to your heart’s content!
DISCOUNTS AND DEALS GALORE!
This is when all the shopping hongbaos and coupons you have collected come in handy. But that’s not all. There are also other discounts that are stackable.
Plus, keep an eye out for flash deals as low as RMB1, and other in-app promotions at midnight, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm on November 11 for favourites like Mala Xiaolongxia Crayfish and more.
LOOK OUT FOR PROMO CODES
If you’re a new user, enter code SGP20 to enjoy RMB20 off when you spend at least RMB21 on your first in-app order. A Singapore address must be used at check-out. Terms and conditions apply. Repeat users can also look out for promo codes on Taobao’s social media.
PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD
Get S$10 off when you pay with any Singapore credit card with a minimum spend of S$100. The 3 per cent service fee will also be waived for all credit card transactions during the 11.11 Sale. Enjoy additional discounts when you use participating credit cards like UOB and Maybank cards. Promotion starts on November 11 at 00:11. Valid only for in-app purchases.
For more details on promotions and deals from Taobao and Tmall during the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, check out Taobao’s social media pages and this link.
Don’t miss fabulous family and baby-friendly products to cart out! Here are 10 of our favourites.
1. Smart Mini Wall Washing Machine, RMB5,499 (approximately S$1,060)
This smart mini wall washing machine is a must-have if you’re big on aesthetics and functionality. Its compact and sleek wall-mounted water droplet-shaped design makes it easy for you to load and unload your little ones’ soiled nappies and other delicate linen and clothing. With a load capacity of 3kg, the front-loading machine has multiple washing modes that also include the use of hot water up to 95 deg C. Plus, you can use a mobile app to control the settings – how cool!
2. Automatic Soap and Hand Sanitiser Dispenser, RMB150 (approximately S$29)
An automatic soap dispenser helps your kids wash and sanitise their little hands without having to touch germy surfaces. This minimises the spread of germs and other nasty bugs and keeps your countertop mess-free. This easy-to-use battery-operated device, which can also work as a hands-free hand sanitiser dispenser (leave one next to the changing table for before and after diaper changes!), also comes with a clear display fill window to let you know when it needs a refill.
3. Smart Milk Bottle Steriliser, RMB368 (approximately S$71)
Finding a clean bottle between feeds can be a real challenge for any frazzled new parent. Keep your stash of baby bottles and feeding equipment in order with this smart milk bottle steriliser. This intelligent, multi-tasking gadget also has adjustable temperature modes for thawing and warming up breast milk, as well as for formula feeds. It can also keep milk or water at a target temperature for 24 hours.
4. Electric and Rechargeable Toothbrush for Kids, RMB700 (approximately S$135)
Motivate your little ones to keep their teeth sparkling clean with this cute ergonomically-designed rechargeable electric toothbrush. The U-shaped toothbrush, which also comes with a kid-friendly cup, conforms to the shape of little mouths. Available in three brushing speeds, its unique shape offers 360-degree cleaning, even in hard-to-reach areas. The toothbrush can be recharged fast and efficiently: A two-hour charge can last 20 days.
5. Baby Products Disinfection Cabinet, RMB938 (approximately S$181)
Baby can’t keep toys away from her mouth? This baby products disinfection cabinet uses UV technology to keep baby and household products dry and germ-free. This large capacity 22 litre-unit can hold a variety of items including water bottles, tableware, utensils and toys. It comes with a light function so you can conveniently reach for your items even at night.
6. Automatic/Smart Milk Dispensing Machine, RMB5,880 (approximately S$1,134)
Preload water and formula powder into this user-friendly smart milk dispensing machine, and you can easily mix of bottle of milk for your baby in 10 seconds with just a few swipes on your smartphone. This fuss-free automatic milk dispenser can be operated using an app, which can be used to scan the barcode on your baby’s formula brand to get the recommended formula concentration for the ideal bottle of milk. The materials used for the water tank (with a capacity of up to 1.3 litres), formula powder bucket and funnel are made of BPA-free plastic.
7. Soft Cotton and Gauze Toothbrush, RMB29.90 (approximately S$6)
Comfort and convenience are key when you are doing your confinement or travelling with babies. Ergonomically designed, this 30-piece disposable soft, cotton-textured toothbrush is suitable for both little ones and adults.
8. Nail Trimmer Set for Babies, RMB356 (approximately S$69)
Every parent knows how nerve-wrecking it can be to trim a baby’s nails. This electric nail trimmer set for babies gets the job done fast and efficiently. The set comes with six interchangeable nail pads for babies of different ages, adjustable speed levels and a gentle LED light that allows you to file and trim your baby’s nails even at night.
9. Super Soft and Absorbent Cotton Towels, from RMB99 (approximately S$19)
Your bubba’s delicate skin deserves tender loving care. This 100 per cent cotton towel isn’t just great for keeping him dry after bath time; it is super soft and can also be used as a swaddle or lightweight blanket.
10. Inflatable Bathtub, RMB1,345 (approximately S$259)
Babies will have a splashing good time in this sturdy inflatable bathtub with a cute sea creature-themed design. It is available in different heights and comes with an electric air pump to help you inflate it quickly. Ensure that adult supervision is always present when your baby takes a dip in the bathtub.
*Prices listed are accurate as of November 5 2019.
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