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Chapter 4

How To Get The Best Online Shopping Deals And Discounts

Online shopping trumps physical shopping when it comes to convenience and variety of products. But that’s not all – there are tons of ways to save money when you shop online. Here are a few online shopping tricks to get the best deals and discounts.

Use a shopping comparison site

If you’re looking for a specific product, you’d probably check multiple sites to see which offers the best price. That’s a good strategy, but you don’t have to do it manually. Instead, run it by a shopping comparison site like iPrice or PriceMe. These sites automatically compare prices across many different shops so that you don’t have to.

Use a cashback site

Use a cashback site like Shopback or RebateMango. These websites offer a cashback percentage if you purchase goods and services through their platforms. They have tons of popular merchants like Lazada, Zalora and Taobao. All you have to do is access the merchant’s site through their links and shop as usual. Once the cashback has been confirmed, you can withdraw it to your bank account.

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Use your credit card

Your credit card issuer may offer discounts for specific shopping sites. Sometimes these discounts are applied automatically when you use your card to pay. Other times, you may have to enter a specific promo code. Just check your credit card issuer’s promotions page for full details on how you can score these savings.

Looking for vouchers for the 11.11 sale? Here’s a full list of 11.11 credit card deals for Lazada and Shopee!

Lazada 11.11 vouchers

Payment method*Details 
Aeon CreditRM12 min spend of RM100Collect
Aeon Credit (Free shipping)RM5 min spend of RM50Collect
Aeon Credit (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
AFFINBANKRM13 min spend of RM100Collect
Alliance Bank15% off min spend of RM100 capped at RM15Collect
Alliance Bank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
AmBankRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
Ambank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
BigPayRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
BigPay (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
BSNRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
BSN (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
CIMBRM15 off min spend of RM150Collect
CIMB (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
CitibankRM 18 min spend RM 100Collect
Citibank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
FPXRM20 off min spend of RM30Collect
FPX (NC)RM20 off min spend of RM20Collect
Hong Leong BankRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
Hong Leong Bank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
HSBC (Credit Card only)RM20 off min spend of RM150Collect
HSBC (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
Lazada Citi Credit CardRM25 min spend RM100 + RM8 Free shipping min spend RM50Collect
Lazada Citi Credit Card (Free shipping)RM18 off min spend RM100 + RM6 min spend RM50Collect
MastercardTop up Lazada Wallet using Mastercard & get up to 11% cashbackCollect
MaybankRM15 min spend of RM130Collect
Maybank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
OCBCRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
OCBC (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
Public BankRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
Public Bank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
RHB Bank (Credit Card only)RM20 min spend of RM 150Collect
RHB Bank (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
Standard Chartered11% off min spend of RM150, capped at RM16.50Collect
Standard Chartered (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect
UOBRM11 min spend of RM 110Collect
UOB (NC)RM11 off min spend of RM11Collect

*NC = New customers only

Shopee 11.11 vouchers

Payment methodDetails 
Shopee Maybank Credit CardRM20 off min. spend RM120Collect
AEON CreditRM12 off min. spend RM100Collect
Affin BankRM20 off min. spend RM150Collect
Alliance BankRM13 off min. spend RM100Collect
Citi BankRM27 off min. spend RM200Collect
HSBCRM20 off min. spend RM150Collect
MaybankRM15 off min. spend RM120Collect
UOBRM20 off min. spend RM150Collect
UOB x AppleRM300 off min. spend RM4kCollect
VisaRM15 off min. spend RM150Collect

Some cards also offer cashback, where a percentage of the purchase amount will be returned to you. For example, the HSBC Amanah MPower Platinum credit card offers up to 8% bonus cashback on your e-wallet spend. Remember to read the fine print when dealing with cashback cards – some cards could have generous cashback rates, but for specific categories like groceries or petrol. The amount of cashback you can redeem could also be subject to a maximum monthly amount or a minimum monthly spend.

Other credit cards give you extra reward points for shopping online. You can use rewards points to redeem miles, items, vouchers or cashback from your credit card issuer’s reward catalogue; some credit cards also give you reward points from the online store itself. For more information, check out our roundup of the best online shopping credit cards in Malaysia.

Use coupon codes

Before you click ‘checkout’, you’ll want to see if there’s a coupon code that could bring your purchase price down. This is as easy as doing a web search for “[your shopping site] coupon”, or you can search for your specific store on a coupon site.

You can also download Honey, a browser extension that automatically finds and applies the best coupon codes for you. When the extension is installed, you will see its icon in the top right corner turn orange if you’re on a supported shopping site. Honey mainly supports sites in places like the United States of America, United Kingdom and Australia, but it does support some Malaysian shopping sites, including Lazada, Shopee and Zalora.

Leave the item in your cart

If it’s not an urgent purchase, leave the item in your shopping cart for a week or so. Some shopping sites will send you a coupon code for completing the purchase. This is a hassle-free way of getting a discount – plus, you’ll get to minimise your impulse purchases.

Wait for notable shopping dates

No matter what season it is, there’s probably a major shopping sale around the corner. It’s worth holding off on a purchase until the sale comes around, as these sales can sometimes offer big discounts. Some of the biggest sales include Singles’ Day on November 11 (popularly known as 11.11) and its derivatives (10.10, 9.9, etc.). For more, check out our roundup of notable online shopping dates.

So, there you go – six ways to find the best online shopping deals. Got a favourite shopping hack of your own? Share it with us below.

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