It’s nearing the end of the year, and no doubt there will be a race to snag Christmas gifts for your families, friends and loved ones for the next couple of months leading up to December. And of course, since you’ll most likely be getting gifts for more than just one person, you’ll more than likely want to do your gift shopping as money-smart as possible.
The eCommerce giant knows what one likes, and slaps tantalisingly attractive discounts on such items, especially when these sales happen. And we’re here to help sift out some of the best deals you might find here. But before we get down to it, we thought you might want to know about ways in which you can slash those prices even further before the big day itself.
There are a couple of different methods to get some juicy discounts, but the one we feel is most beneficial is Slash It, which is happening right now, leading up to 11.11.
Navigating there might be a little tricky, so we’ll describe it to you. Basically, on the main 11.11 sale page, head over to “Guidebook”, located at the top corner of your screen (we’ve circled it out for you in the image below for your convenience). Once there, you should be able to find the Slash It button, which will then lead you to the deals.
Now that’s out of the way, let us describe how Slash It works.
How it works is that, when certain Slash Deal for a particular item goes live, you’ll clicking the “Slash Now” button located to the side of these items. The total number of slashes for each item varies. Since you can only Slash It yourself for that item once, you then can slash the price further by inviting a friend on the Lazada app over to do so for you. You can conversely help slash prices for your friends (where then you can start your own “Slash It!” campaign). It’s that simple.
This particular promo is a really good way to get discounts to ridiculously low prices, especially if you get more friends to help you.
In fact, here are some geeky Slash It deals you can try out in the coming days leading up to 11.11!
|Date||Product||Current Price (S$)||Slash It Price||No. of Slashes|
|6 Nov||OMEN X 25 240Hz Gaming Display||599||299||50|
|7 Nov||Black & Decker 3.6V Li-ion Vaccuum Cleaner ORB36LB||109.90||0.00||100|
|8 Nov||PRISM+ F240v 24” 144Hz Flat Screen Gaming Monitor (1920 x 1080)||249||99||50|
|8 Nov||Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless||469||169||50|
|9 Nov||Predator Cestus 500 Gaming Mouse||159||29||50|
|10 Nov||Lazada x Studio Tolv BT5.0 True Wireless Earbuds (Exclusive RED Limited Edition)||199||69||50|
Aside from Slash It, here are the other 11.11 promos in which you can snag some mouth-watering discounts before the sale even begins:
- LazGames (play games for coins to be exchanged for vouchers, will crosslink to our LazGames piece)
- Pre-Sale (place a non-refundable deposit to lock your purchase before 11.11 at special early bird prices)
- Daily Check-In (claim coins every day leading up to 11.11, with additional bonuses if you claim on consecutive days)
- Stamp Hunt (physically look for Lazada stamps at selected stores islandwide):
- Haagen Daz (1-for-1 ice cream scoop)
- 7-Eleven (S$2 Lazada voucher)
- Gong Cha (1-for-1 Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Pearl/Milk Foam)
- Caltex (S$2 Lazada voucher)
- Golden Village (S$11 combo – 1 Regular Popcorn, 1 Regular Drink, 1 Nachos)
- Blue.sg (50% off 1-year premium plan)
- Mission Centre (complete daily missions to earn coins to be exchanged for vouchers)
- Storewide Flash Sales (on 11.11 only, look out for storewide flash sales for selected brands at certain timings with up to 80% off)
- Surprise Boxes (on 11.11 only, branded surprise boxes going from S$11 – S$111 containing up to S$400 worth of products)
And on the big day itself, you’ll be literally spoilt for choice in terms of cool geeky tech and toys to suss out from. Here are some of the swankiest pieces you can find at stellar prices on 11.11 itself (do check them out on the day itself as their discounted prices)!
Leading the line for this list is the LEGO Marvel Avengers Compound Battle 76131. Featuring a modular setup with your favourite heroes from Avengers: Endgame, this is arguably the ultimate gift you can give your kid now that the festive season is approaching. The rest of the sexy LEGO deals can be found in the app itself.
If you don’t have a top-tier tablet or need a new screen to watch Apple TV+ on, now’s your chance. The Apple iPad Pro may be the one to accompany you for the next half decade or so, with its Liquid Retina display, coupled with the super-powerful, super-smart A12X Bionic chip to keep you going for hours on end. Intuitive touch gestures, Face ID and the new Apple Pencil are just great quality-of-life improvements all around. Also, if you’re an avid photo editor, Adobe Photoshop is now available on the iPad, which is another reason why you should get it here!
Yes, the Xperia is still alive and kicking. Sony’s flagship smartphone returns with its fifth iteration, boasting a sleek and slim body that houses a 21.9 CinemaWide FHD+ HDR OLED display. Mounted on its rear is a triple lens camera with 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses for all your shooting needs. To complement its versatile camera range, it also comes with Eye AF (auto focus) to lock on to your subject hassle-free. It also comes with a free wireless headset if you got it during the Pre-Sale.
The increasing demand for all things cordless is also reflective in the vaccuum cleaners of today. Dyson has perfected that art, combining power and compactness in one machine (just look at our V11 review for starters), and the V8 is no exception.
If you’re also in the search for a high-end gaming laptop, Lazada’s got you covered as well. The OMEN 15 laptop, in particular, has the hardware capable of going toe to toe with some of the biggest names out there, thanks to its NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics, Intel Core i7-9750H processor and a whopping 16GB RAM. Perfect for when both Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the PC port for Death Stranding go live. As a bonus, you can get it with an S$80 off S$1,200 voucher!
Speaking of Death Stranding, you know what’s the best way to enjoy the game in all its visually weird glory? A huge 50-inch smart TV, that’s what. But of course, the Samsung 50” UHD 4K Smart TV is also great to use on its own, as it boasts a host of entertainment apps, such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify and YouTube to keep your eyes glued to the screen even when you’re not marveling at Hideo Kojima’s latest masterpiece.
And if you’re playing late at night and don’t want to wake the kids or family up, the Logitech G Pro headset will keep you company all night long. Its subtle look and comfy memory foam pads belie its pro-grade heavyweight lifting, with a series of EQ options available via G HUB, as well as a pro-grade mic that ensures your friends never miss a single thing you say during raids. Sure, it’s not as intense as its G Pro X elder sibling, but it comes pretty close, and at a mightily good price, too. Additionally, it will go off as a flash deal for just S$129, so just keep your eyes peeled for this one.
Game streaming might also come to mind when searching for new gaming peripherals. The new Elgato Stream Deck Mini by Corsair is all a game streamer ever really needs, as it packs all your streaming essentials, such as Game Capture, OBS, Twitch, Mixer and more, all into the comfort of just six customisable LCD keys. Simply tap on a key and it will boot up the app it’s assigned to. If you’re looking to begin a streaming career, this bad boy will get you up and running in no time.
Since we’re still on the topic of gaming, perhaps a new graphics card may interest you. If an RTX may be a little out of your price range, then this GTX 1660 Ti by Gigabyte might just do the trick. Featuring a WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will keep your gaming rig up and running for hours on end, without worrying about it overheating too much.
Also featured on the Slash It deals, the PRISM+ W240 24” Flat Screen gaming Monitor is ideal for FPS gamers. Its FHD 1920×1080 IPS panel provides consistent rich and vibrant colours regardless of what game you play, as well as a solid 75Hz refresh rate for a silky-smooth gaming experience. Flicker-free and adjustable low blue light eye-care technology are some of the quality-of-life improvements you’ll get when playing games on this monitor, reducing eye strain and fatigue rather considerably.
All in all, these are some pretty sweet deals. Remember, this is a one-day sale only, so the deals here will come as fast as they go! So no matter where you are, it’d be best to keep your phone with the Lazada app close to you.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.