Qoo10 ♥ Shopback

 

I never thought this would happen, but Qoo10 is now also on Shopback. All along i thought Qoo10 was doing well enough, but i guess all businesses need avenues to capture new customers. That makes life slightly more difficult for me – i need to keep track of promotions on Qoo10 that gives me discount coupons, accumulate and utilize Qpoints which are equivalent to cash, make payment using the credit card (Bank of China Shop! card) that offer rebates for online transactions, and now, i also need to initiate my shopping via Shopback. Well, if that means saving money, why not?

Update 16 Jun 2016: It must have been quite some time already that Qoo10 is no longer on Shopback.

Discounted groceries on Qoo10

Qoo10 does a lot of promotions, and the most recent one caught my attention – Super Sale coupon, whereby you get $10 off $50 and above purchase. That’s a 20% discount, which is not bad (unfortunately this promotion is already over in case you’re wondering). There is also the weekly (every Wednesday) Mastercard coupons promotion, whereby you get discounts of $1 off $2 (50%), S$2 off $5 (40%), $3 off $20 (15%), $5 off $30 (16.7%) and $10 off $100 (10%). You can combine the item discount coupons with the cart discount coupons and easily get 20% and above discounts, which is very significant.

Well, there wasn’t anything specific that i needed to buy, and after looking around for a while, i discovered that there is actually a “Groceries” category. Well, there is always a need to buy groceries right? After browsing about, i decided i could get some frozen meat from a seller called Hen Tick. I’ve been trying to source for frozen duck legs to make Sous Vide duck confit, and they are probably one of the very few suppliers in Singapore, perfect. They also have Ox tail, which we love for making Buntut Bakar. In fact, they seem to sell many items that are similar to QB Food, and they are located within the same vicinity of each other, so i can combine a visit to both places. Double perfect. Continue reading Discounted groceries on Qoo10

Lazada repeat customer, i am

My significant other requested that i get her a hair dryer. In the past, i would have just gone to Qoo10 and do the purchase. Now, i will also check with Lazada before making a decision. Lazada uses the more conventional promo code concept, whereby you get a discount when you enter a promo code, whereas Qoo10 uses a combination of loyalty points (sometimes dished out for free), coupon and time sale/group buy concepts. Well, both require you to do a bit of research before you hit the buy button, so it’s hard to say which is better, though a promo code is overall simpler. Lazada has a slight edge over Qoo10 for offering cashback through Shopback, which allows you to get rebates every single time, and also promising you low delivery fees.

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$3 set meal courtesy of Qoo10

Qoo10 is probably the most popular online shopping site in Singapore. I’ve been a Qoo10 user for more than a year. Qoo10 succeeds in attracting shoppers by giving out incentives in the form of coupons (discounted prices) and points (cash to offset payment). Because of the volume of business Qoo10 generates, often times sellers are willing to lower their profit margin, making the prices of items on Qoo10 attractive.

Let me illustrate how i managed to pay just $3 for a $7.50 item. Firstly, I grabbed hold of coupons from the long running Qoo10 and MasterCard joint promotion (unfortunately the promotion ends today 30th Sep 2015). The coupon pack is available for use as long as payment is made with MasterCard. The coupons are applicable to purchases of $2 and above, and result in at least 10% or more of savings, which is quite significant.

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Next, I took advantage of a promotion related to the ShoppingTalk app, whereby if you install the app, you are awarded 300 Q-points (equivalent to $3) and a cart discount coupon that gives $5 discount on a $10 and above purchase.

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Here’s how i applied these coupons in my purchase of 2 sets of $7.50 Ayam Penyet meals: first the $2 item discount, which takes the items price from $15 down to $13. Next, i used the $5 cart discount, which takes the total price of $13 down to $8. Finally, during payment, i selected to utilize 200 Q-points, which gives me $2 to offset the payment. So, in the end, I’m paying just $3 per set meal.

The promotions mentioned above are probably no longer applicable by the time you’re reading this post, but I think you get the idea that a combination of coupons and points (which are often given out for free) will sometimes earn you pretty good deals on Qoo10.