Great Singapore Sale Survival Tips

As the annual Great Singapore Sale continues with more shops offering more tantalising offers, here’s some survival tips for all! Remember, getting the discount is but a means to an end. Enjoying the entire shopping process and learning how to rise above the challenges is the true hallmark of the seasoned shopper.

Master these four handy survival tips & as they all say, happy shopping!

1. Be Prepared

As the shopping day can last anything from 4-10 hours, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and loose clothes. You certainly do not want to look under-dressed in a pair of flip-flops and bermudas but neither do you want to go the other extreme and turn up in killer 5 inch heels and spandex/fully lycra attire. 

Speaking from experience, it is advisable to do your homework first before attacking the malls. In short, always plan ahead. Recall this saying ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. Under this sale climate, this saying is especially pertinent as you have to know which shops offer the best deals in town and how you should plan your route to maximise your shopping time.

2. Seek Shelter

It has been proven many times that too much sun can result in heat exhaustion. As Singapore only has two seasons – read summer and rain, it is best to seek the comfort of an air-conditioned building. Up your shopping experience by up to 4 hours if you are shopping in cool comfort. Nobody would like to shop under the hot blazing sun nor the heavy downpour. 

3. Stay Hydrated

Research shows that dehydration can reduce your shopping enjoyment by up to 20%. Ensure you take on regular refreshments every 1-2 hours to stay fresh and ready to shop (some more). This can be in the form of a fruit, drink or simply a bottle of mineral water.

4. Avoid Starvation

When we get hungry, we cannot think rationally. That’s why it is of utmost importance to avoid starvation during our shopping. Even mild hunger can reduce your ability to think logically. This in turn increases susceptibility to unnecessary and pointless purchases. Grab a bite every 2-3 hours. This will also help prevent overeating and keep your weight in check.