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Insane 11.11 deals and around $750 savings

Hello! I'm back! My blog has been collecting dust with my previous update 2 months back.

Glad to provide good updates that I've finally received the keys to my home :). Reno has also started and we hope to be able to move in by end this year!

I guess it's a blessing in disguise that my key collection was delayed till now. This is an excellent time to purchase household items at attractive prices on 11.11 (and upcoming Black Friday!)

It's practically sales everywhere now, as it builds up to Xmas. Makes me happy while typing these. Who can resist bargains right?

Prior to 11.11, I started carting stuff and comparing prices. Hence, as the clock struck 12am at 11.11, I was frantically paying.

In fact, in just 1 day, I spent close to $5.5k on 3 platforms.

Taobao, Lazada and Qoo.

And hey, I contributed to this record 

😛

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Items bought includes:
  • dining table
  • electrical laundry system
  • Xiaomi TV
  • ceiling fans
  • lights
  • fridge
  • washing machine
  • sofa
  • toilet accessories
  • mirror cabinet
  • bedside tables
  • sink
All these for close to $5.5k. I like to think I've score a great deal compared to buying offline. I also tallied the estimated savings from using coupons and it came up to around $750 savings! This has not included rebates from shopback and credit cards.

I also took up the 11.11 telco offer from Circles.Life with a $7/month mobile plan ヽ(•‿•)ノ Price will revert to $28 after 12 months.

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