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As big as Amazon Prime Day continues to be for shoppers, there’s still one retail holiday that’s bigger: Singles Day.
The unofficial holiday celebrating single people happens on 11/11 every year (because all those 1s in the date represent the relationally unattached).
It started in 1993 in China, and since then Chinese mega-retailer AliBaba has latched onto it, Prime Day style. Having nearly double the sales of Prime Day in 2019, Singles Day is now the biggest shopping day in the world.
The U.S. hasn’t quite latched onto Singles Day yet (although they did their own version on 10/10), but between AliBaba’s sales in the U.S. and the fact that Nov. 11 is also Veterans Day, there are some sales to pay attention to this year.
AliExpress Singles Day Sale
AliBaba doesn’t have any stores in the U.S., but we can still shop Singles Day sales at AliExpress.com.
If you’re a first-time shopper, look out for pop-up coupons. I got two: $2 off a purchase of $3 or more and $6 off a purchase of $65 or more.
AliExpress is already hyping Singles Day sales, including:
- Up to 80% off baby & kids clothing/accessories
- Up to 70% off beauty, women’s clothing, toys & hobbies, fashion accessories
- Up to 60% off cell phones & accessories, new consumer tech, tools & home improvement
- Up to 50% off jewelry & watches, hair extensions & wigs
Keep in mind, free standard shipping will take about a month to arrive to the U.S. (from China, mostly), and premium shipping is about $30 to get it about 2 weeks earlier.
Walmart 11/11 Black Friday Sale
Walmart has divided their Black Friday sale into three different sales, and the second wave begins at 7 PM Eastern Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Singles Day & Veterans Day.
Round 2 of Deals for Days will be focused on electronics including TVs, computers, and tablets, plus savings on movies and music.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, the sale hits physical stores, and Walmart promises a massive sale on iPhones and Samsung devices. In the past, Walmart has offered shoppers a $400 gift card when they purchase the latest iPhone with a service plan.
Macy’s Veterans Day Sale
Macy’s is going to have their Veterans Day Sale Nov. 10-11. Not only will Macy’s continue to give shoppers access to early Black Friday deals, but if the sale is like previous years, look for a special coupon code that’ll take an extra 20% off.
Look for sales on clothing, furniture, mattresses, shoes, and more.
The sale goes live at Macys.com and in stores on Nov. 10.