I was at the Robinsons’ Card Members Sales on 15 May. This was only my second time attending such an event, since I am not one who would rush to sales events unless I have something to buy. This is because I don’t want to end up an impulsive shopper, and buying unnecessarily.
Though it was the afternoon of a mid-week, I was not surprised to see the huge crowds everywhere in Robinsons @ Centre Point, in particular the Kitchen department. Singaporeans enjoy shopping especially when there is a sales event, don’t they?
Robinsons has this catch-phrase for its sales event – The Sale Worth Waiting For.
Is it really worth waiting for? So I did a calculation this time.
|Item||Original Price S$|
|Van Heusen business shirt 1||129.00|
|Van Heusen business shirt 2||109.00|
|Jarmay Essentials Kitchen shears x 1 pair||45.00|
|Corelle bowl x 2||35.00|
|Etoile ice tea spoon x 6||8.00|
And what was my final bill? S$315.76, after all the discounts. On top of that, I will also be getting another 5% rebate when I receive my credit card statement. All in all, it translates to 39.4% of savings.
So I concluded that it was indeed a sale worth waiting for, if you don’t need the items urgently. Of course, I am mindful of shopping with due diligence so that I don’t end up with a big hole in my pocket, or regret over my purchases!
Happy weekend! 🙂