Singles' Day is arguably the biggest shopping date on the online retail calendar with half a billion customers participating worldwide. While less well-known in Australia, the event is starting to gain traction with plenty of local retailers offering Singles' Day deals of their own. Here are the best bargains we've spotted so far!
Singles' Day (AKA Guanggun Jie) is an annual online shopping event originating in China that always takes place on November 11. Apparently, this date was chosen because the number '1' resembles an individual who is alone (11.11). While nominally a sale for singles, the deals can obviously be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good bargain. (Welp, apart from the dating site discounts. Probably.)
Here are a few deals that caught our eye.
43% off eHarmony memberships: Looking for love? Aren't we all. You can currently score 43% off eHarmony subscriptions - 6 months for $34.95. To get the deal, use the discount code 'AU6MSPECIAL' at checkout. Click here!
$1 vibrators: Wild Secrets's is throwing a huge Singles' Day clearance sale across all categories. The standout deal is an Adam and Eve 2.25" Silky Bullet Vibrator for jut $1 (not a typo). To get the deal, use the discount code 'DOLLAR' during checkout. Click here!
30% off at Lovehoney: Adult site Lovehoney is also having a Singles' Day sale with 30% off solo toys for him and her. Click here!
103GB of mobile data for $28 a month: We're not sure if this is a Singles' Day deal, but it appeared today which is good enough for us. Circles.Life is currently offering a massive 103GB of data per month for just $28! Here are the inclusions:
Get an extra 11% off at eBay: In celebration of Singles Day, eBay has knocked 11% off storewide. (See what they did there?) To get the deal, use the discount code 'PINCH11' at checkout. Click here!
Steam Singles' Day sale: Steam is having a Singles Day sale on a stack of PG games. (And they're not even dating RPGs or romance visual novels. Hurrah!) Click here for some highlights.
77% off big brand electronics: A bunch of tech manufacturers have knocked 75% off select bestselling via daily deals site Catch. There are also hundreds of other products to choose from including shoes, board games, clothing and food. Click here!
Alibaba Singles' Day sale: Alibaba is basically the Amazon of China and is the chief force popularising Singles' Day internationally. Click here!
50% off everything at BooHoo: Fashion e-store BooHoo has knocked 50% off everything "single" thing. Click here!
Lifehacker Coupon deals: Our own coupons page has a great roundup of the best online deals from around the web. You can even search by category. Click here!
You can find a stack of additional deals via Google, but don't spend all your money just yet - Click Frenzy kicks off tomorrow night at 7pm AEDT!
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