The 11.11 sales are all the rage these days. Wherever you look, whichever site you visit, there’s always an ad about these sales. While all of us are delighted to see our favorite brands offer the craziest discounts, we are a little confused. What’s all this fuss about? What’s so special about 11.11 that every brand is hosting a sale?
A brief look into the history of 11.11 Sales
It all started in 1993 when four university students from Nanjing University, China, decided to celebrate being single. They chose the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year for this celebration and called it “Singles’ day”. The four one’s in the date, i.e., 11.11, represent the four single men from Nanjing University who started this.
The Singles Day, also known as the bachelors’ day, was not very popular at first but many people did celebrate it. Its purpose was simple. To be proud of yourself for being single, celebrate your singlehood, and look for love.
Why we need singles’ day
The truth is, no matter how strong or happy we are with our lives, we all wish for our own custom-built happily-ever-afters. We all wish to be loved. We long for someone who would stand by our side, someone we could share our lives with. But not many of us are in relationships and not many of us get the happily-ever-afters we dream of.
Being single is not easy, especially when you see couples being all lovey-dovey right wherever you go. You can’t help but wonder if there is someone out there who would look at us the way these couples look at each other.
Be that as it may, everything has its pros and cons. Relationships are cool but they can get a little exhausting and stressful at times. Being single, you may get lonesome at times but it also comes with the freedom to live a stressfree life.
11.11 or Singles’ Day Sales Events
The Singles’ Day or 11.11 sales were introduced by Alibaba, for the very first time, in 2009. Over the years, the world’s greatest e-commerce and retail giant has earned millions of dollars through this event alone. This year marks the 11th installment of the 11.11 sales event at Alibaba. Several other brands and organizations from around the world have also followed suit and introduced these sales events on their sites. Some of these brands are listed below:
In addition to the $2 discount coupon offered to new users for orders exceeding $3, AliExpress is hosting a Singles’ Day sale. This sale is laced with the most shocking discount offers of all time! There’s a 70% discount on all healthcare products, 60% on computer and office products, 50% on home appliances, luggage & bags, and 80% on all mother & kids’ products.
Bath & Body Works
Bath & Body Works UAE has welcomed the 11.11 sales season with open arms by offering the craziest offers ever! From fine fragrance mists selling for as little as AED 25 to sets of 5 handsoaps/ room sprays for AED 99, these offers will blow your mind! Not only can you get up to 4 body care products at the price of 3 but also purchase up to 5 PocketBac Hand Sanitizers for AED 49!!
H&M UAE & KSA
H&M UAE is hosting an exclusive Singles’ Day sale on 11/11/20 offering a stunning 30% to 40% discount on everything. From men’s clothing, accessories, and footwear to women’s and kids’ clothing, accessories, and footwear as well as home decor products; everything’s on the table. Every. Single. Thing.
In addition to this, H&M KSA is offering up to 70% off on the online purchase of selected products until the stock runs out. The discount ranges from 30% to 70% and can be claimed against a selection of menswear, kidswear, womenswear, footwear, cosmetics, and accessories.
Sephora UAE & KSA
This Singles’ Day, Sephora is offering a discount of up to 30% on its Armani selection. In addition to this, there are free gifts on purchase of certain Sephora products. For instance, on the purchase of any Smashbox product, you will get a Smashbox Always On liquid lipstick for free.
Similarly, any two products from Laura Mercier will get you two Laura Mercier minis for free. Moreover, any product from Ole Henrikson exceeding AED/SAR 200 will entitle you to a free mini truth juice cleanser. Plus, there’s a 54% discount on the Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Calendar inclusive of 24 beauty surprises
In addition to the 25% discount to new users on their first order, the 11.11 sale is in full swing on Namshi. There’s a jaw-dropping discount of up to 80% being offered on all Namshi products. Moreover, there is a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” sale as well. This means that you can purchase two products at the price of one.
In addition to the 15% discount exclusive to new members, Zaful’s Singles’ Day sale involves free shipping services on orders exceeding $39. Speaking of which, Zaful is not leaving any stones unturned in terms of the 11.11 sales event. It is offering a $3 on a purchase of up to $55.
Similarly, the 11.11 sales discount rates vary based on the total amount of each purchase. Orders of up to $59 are eligible for a 17% discount while those of up to $99 are qualified for a 22% discount. Moreover, the discount rate for purchases adding up to $129 comes with a discount of up to 25%. To avail of these discounts, simply enter the code “ZVIP” before checking out.
What’s more, students can get an additional 20% off on their purchase by registering with Zaful. However, these are not the only offers Zaful has in store for you. There’s a shocking 70% discount on all products paired with two additional jaw-dropping offers, i.e., “Buy 3 get 20% off” and “Buy 2 Get 1 Free”. Considering these discounts alone, the prices of many products have dropped down to as low as $7.
American Eagle UAE
American Eagle UAE is hosting a 4-day 11.11 sales event. The highlight of the event is the “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” offer valid for all products. However, you are required to add at least two products to your cart. That being done, the product with the lowest price will be free.
Styli Shop KSA is hosting the greatest 11.11 sales event in KSA. There’s a straight 30% off on all products with the exception of a few. These few products are being offered at varied discount rates ranging between 25 and 80 percent. Many of the products are being sold for as low as SAR10! Plus, free shipping services are available for orders exceeding SAR100.
Max Fashion KSA
The 11.11 sales event hosted by Max Fashion is slightly different from those hosted by other brands. In addition to the amazing discounts of up to 70% on all products, a bundle sale is also active right now. While a single item of a product is available at a discounted price, two items of the same product, if bought together, are offered at a price lesser than the total discounted price of the two products. For instance, if a shirt’s discounted price is SAR15, the price of two shirts would be SAR30. However, under the bundle offer, the total price of both shirts would be SAR18 or less.
Amazon UAE & KSA
Amazon (KSA & UAE) are offering a wide range of discounts on all of their products. While payment through Mada Card will get you a 20% cashback (not exceeding SAR250, a RakBand Mastercard will earn you an additional 15% off (Use code: RAK15). Moreover, Prime members are entitled to free shipping services on orders placed through the Global store.
- Discounts on Amazon UAE:
The 11.11 sales event at Amazon UAE is overflowing with discounts. To name a few, there is a 30% discount on books, 40% on electronics, 45% on home & leisure, and 50% on deals from Amazon US, video games, and daily essentials. In addition to this, You can get up to 60% off on all health & beauty products, 65% on jewelry, and a stunning 70% on fashion.
Moreover, Amazon’s cleaning (home sanitization and mattress, furniture, and house cleaning services) and beauty (mani-pedis, blow-drys, etc.) services are available at a 20% discount. Plus, you can also claim discounts of up to 70% through Amazon coupons.
- Discounts on Amazon KSA:
The Singles’ Day sale at Amazon KSA is just as exciting as the one host by its UAE branch. Discounts are being offered based on product categories. For instance, the discount rates range from 10%-40% for electronics, 10%-50% for deals from Amazon US, 10%-70% for supermarket, and 15%-70% for home products. An additional 10%-60% discount can also be availed through Amazon coupons. Moreover, you can also get a discount of around 20%-70% on fashion, women’s accessories, and kitchen products.
In addition to the 11.11 sales discounts ranging from as low as 20% to a shocking 80%, Souq Egypt is offering free delivery on a selection of products. However, this is not all there is on Souq’s Singles’ Day sales event. There are three sales deals active right now, the wow deals, the bundle deals, and the last chance deals.
What’s more, online payment through Vodafone cash will earn you an additional 20% discount. For payments through CIB credit cards, both lump sum and installments, you will not only get an extra 15% off but also be entitled to a zero percent interest rate.
6th Street is not coming slow in terms of 11.11 discounts. Moreover, it is offering two types of discounts on all of its offers, i.e., the initial discounts and the additional discounts. While the initial discounts have automatically been applied to the relevant products, the additional discounts require a code to be active.
There is a minimum discount (initial) of up to 40% on all product categories including shoes, clothing, and many others. Paired with the 40% discount is the additional discount of 10% that can be claimed through the code “EXTRA10”
Plus, the Shoeniverse sale is offering amazing (initial) discounts of around 30% – 70% on all footwear products. There are more than 3900 designs for you to choose from. Moreover, you can get an additional discount of 11% using the code “SINGLE11”.
Furthermore, by using the code “BHPC20” before going through with your purchase, you can get an extra 20% discount on all BHPC (Beverly Hills Polo Club) products. Word of advice: check it out as soon as you can and get your hands on your favorite products! You do NOT want to miss this chance!
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