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5 easy hacks to maximize your 9.9 online shopping spree

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Sep 08, 2022 4:57 pm

Admit it. How many times have you actually marked yourself safe from double-digit sale events?

Well, we can't blame you. The deals that online shopping apps offer during these sale events are just too enticing to sleep on. That's why the best way to go about it is to be wise with your purchases.

You can do this by learning about the simple yet effective hacks that would allow you to save more from just the discounts you’d usually see in your cart.

Start off with the Lazada 9.9 Mega Brands Sale happening from September 9 to 11. While the online event promises members with up to 90% off on select items, having the “skills” to navigate the app will help you get the most out of promos and deals.

Read on to know how to master online shopping, especially in time for the Christmas season.  

Check the app every day

A common misconception among online shoppers is that deals and promos only pour in on the day of the sale itself. While these offers are already compelling, you can sweeten them up further by checking your app every day for exclusive vouchers you can use on top of the discounts.

Claiming them is easy in Lazada as a message would simply pop up on the app once you open it, and you would just have to click “Collect now” right there and then. Apart from these Lazada Bonus vouchers, the app is offering up to P50 worth of free shipping vouchers,  100% off cashback vouchers, and more on the “Vouchers” tab on the app’s home page.

Test the products first

We’ve all been there—buying makeup or perfume online but only to find out that it doesn’t suit your skintone or the scent is too sweet. This trial-and-error process can hurt your wallet real good, but here’s good news: now you can finally avoid those unwanted purchases.

You can do so by trying out Lazada’s Try & Buy feature, which allows you to test out a makeup or skincare product by purchasing smaller-sized products at a lower price point. If you’ll be checking out during Lazada’s 9.9 sale, you can also get a voucher within the week to buy the full-sized product, if you’re satisfied with the product after trying it out.

To get started, go to your Lazada profile, scroll down to the “My Service” section, and click “Try & Buy” icon.

Purchase gadgets with freebies

Been wanting to upgrade your gadgets? You might want to consider buying it during 9.9 sales as these item are offered not only with big discounts, but also freebies you don’t usually get on other days. Just do make sure that the brand is legit, and if you’re a Lazada member, you’d usually find them in LazMall.

For this year’s 9.9 sale, Huawei is accepting pre-orders for its 11-inch MatePad Pro with a discount of P100 and over P15,000 worth of freebies, including a Huawei Keyboard and M-Pencil.

Store like Beyond the Box is slashing off up to P 25,000 on Apple products, while Digital Walker will be giving away discounts and freebies, such as charging pads, earbuds case, and duffel bag, for select items.

Partner promos

Aside from product discounts and vouchers, you can maximize your online shopping spree by paying using a credit card or digital wallet that offers additional savings.

During Lazada’s 9.9 Mega Brands Sale, those who will use their BDO Mastercard to pay for their purchases of at least P3,500 will get additional P2,000 off their total bill. Meanwhile, customers who will pay via GCash will receive an additional discount of P150 for a minimum purchase of P999, and P200 off for those with a minimum purchase of P1,900 and will check out with their Maya account.

Here is a complete list of Lazada’s partner promotions that you should take note of before checking out during the sale:

Tune into your shopping app’s special programs on TV

In addition to in-app discounts and vouchers, e-commerce platforms would usually take the fun to local TV screens through shows where they give away more deals and prizes.

For its sale this month, Lazada is airing its 9.9 Super Show, which will feature performances from celebrities and a chance for viewers to win up to P3 million worth of prizes and giveaways.

The 9.9 Super Show will be live-streamed on the app through LazLive+, and streamed on Lazada Philippines’ official Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube channels from 9 pm on September 8 until 12 am on September 9. Make sure to block off those hours to get the most out of your shopping spree this 9.9.