Have you heard of the sale that brings in more money than Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s online sales — combined?
Where one billion dollars was spent within the first eight minutes it was live?
We’re talking about Singles Day, which occurs every year on November 11… in China.
Don’t look so sad! Bargain-hunters in the U.S. can still reap the benefits of this shopping holiday.
The sale will end soon in China, but a few retailers are offering sales stateside for the rest of the day.
How Americans Can Shop on Singles Day
Hope to get your hands on some deals? Here are a few options we found.
AliExpress is like the eBay of China: a marketplace for individual sellers. They’re having a Global Shopping Festival today, which doesn’t end until midnight PST.
You’ll find everything from electronics to clothing to home goods. Just be sure to only purchase from sellers with good reviews (like you would on eBay).
Though they’re not calling it Singles Day, American retail giant Walmart is offering some killer online specials for 11/11. We noticed a 1.0 carat diamond pendant and earring set for $199 (regular price: $500) or a Hoover WindTunnel bagless vacuum for $79 (regular price: $149).
If you want to get your holiday shopping out of the way before the Black Friday madness, it might be worth a look!
Need to stock up on essentials like toothbrushes, vitamins or diapers?
Today only, Drugstore.com is offering $18 off any purchase of $88 or more, with free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
How to Enjoy Singles Day Without Spending a Dime
Even if you don’t want to shop today, you can still participate in the Singles Day fun with this video from everyone’s favorite villain: Frank Underwood.
Your Turn: Have you found any deals on Singles Day?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.