Hold up, while I do my online shopping on Rakuten!
Well, the perks of online shopping is that you can almost do it anywhere and at anytime.
For those who love online shopping, did you ever shop on Rakuten? I think you shouldn't miss it out! Why? Because they currently carries over 330,000 goods from close to 500 merchants with a diverse mix of products! And for Japan lovers, 30% of the shops are from Japan - so you can expect to get the authentic Japanese goods/products and yummy food/snacks! :D
Do read on as there is a giveaway at the end of the post! To start off, I'm going to show you all some of the products that I find it's a good deal from the various categories:
The first one, is this tray table from Nissho under home & living!
Don't you find it really cute if we were to use at home?
The tray can even be removed to be placed on the table!
Super apt for tea sessions with friends or if you're going to have a simple meal alone/with your partner. I really wouldn't mind getting this and put it beside my bed, so I can drink some tea or have some snacks while I'm in bed watching shows lol! :'D
Next is Snaffle's pastry - if you get it during any Rakuten campaign promotion, you might get it at a cheaper price than the retail store, since they rarely do promotion at their store! Omg who doesn't love Japanese snacks!
You can also get high quality seafood from Rakuten too! I saw many positive reviews there, especially for their salmon!
For fashion lovers, you girls can shop at Tokichoi - mentioning it because they have really good deals there!
For health & beauty products, you can get SK-II at a more affordable price for you or your friends?
Or Bioderma Cleansing Water? I heard it's pretty good for make-up removal! Look out for promotions that can make it cheaper than retail.
You also can get KAO MegRhythm at a more affordable price too! See there's so much to shop already!
For any of you that take collagen, you can get NanoJapan Collagen in bigger quantity for a lower price at Rakuten!
They also have electronics stores such as Megadiscount Store and Galaxy, for those of you who are interested in all the gadgets too!
Now that I've shared with you all some of the great deals that I found there, you must be thinking like.... Can we get even better deals? Or as what my title says, how can you get the best value out of Rakuten? There's way you can get more out of it at Rakuten and since CNY is coming, so I'm going to compile 8 (fa fa fa!) shopping hacks and share with you all!
By signing up, not only you will get first-hand knowledge of flash sale alerts for the entire Rakuten marketplace, you will also get coupon codes too! They will also send you curated items for the best buys daily (usually a combination of shop discounts + Rakuten’s own campaign discount), since Rakuten sometimes co-sponsor the discount with the merchants to give greater value to shoppers!
By subscribing to your favourite shop, they will directly inform you when there are new arrivals or promotions.
This email comes directly from the shop themselves, so you only receive emails you subscribe for!
Savers packs such as this Meiji Collagen is cheaper in bigger quantity! And mostly, all the Japanese shops on Rakuten sell in big quantity (ie. ramen/miso soup/rice seasoning/diapers/mineral water etc.)!
Most of the time, Rakuten has special partnerships with banks and credit card companies, such as Mastercard Tuesdays! So you get to save more by paying with these cards! Awesome! Bookmark this page and check it for the best deals every Tuesday on Rakuten!
Not to forget to check out their deals corner too!
Once you become a Gold member, you get special perks and secret coupons mailed to you periodically! So when you buy items online, you can accumulate Rakuten Super Points to become a Gold member! The more you buy, the more points you get!
Not only points can allow you to become a Gold member, they can be used to get rebate from your purchase! Rakuten will offer additional Rakuten Super Points when you make multiple orders from different shops in a day. It can be up to 40x Rakuten Super Points which mean that you get 40% rebate in the form of points and this can be offset in the next purchase.
Since we are talking about becoming Gold member and looking out for Rakuten big points day....
Good news!!! Rakuten recently launched a 5x Rakuten Super Point-back programme, where members (like you and me, and it's free sign-up btw) can get 5% rebate in the form of Rakuten Super Points for our purchases – everything, every day, with no limit on the amount of rebate. Yes, it's 5x more than usual!
- Every $1 spent gets you 5 points (used to be only 1 point but now there’s 5X RSP on everything by default!)
- Every 100 points earned = $1 off your next purchase
(Eg. Buy an item for $68.85 and earn 340 points. 340 points = $3.40 rebate off your next purchase!)
More information on Rakuten Super Points here!
Rakuten is giving away $1000 worth of Rakuten Super Points to us!
All you have to do is to sign up as member on Rakuten.com.sg (it's free!) and go HERE to enter your email address! It's that simple! The form will look like something below!
Each of you will at least win $20 worth of Rakuten Super Points, where you can buy anything there using it! Enter your email address here: http://goo.gl/forms/0LHUwAw8ol - Good luck! ;)