Recently, I was delighted to be cordially invited to an interesting event that was held at Singapore Changi Airport. It was an eye-opening experience.
5 bloggers including myself were invited to this exclusive event. It was my first ever excursion within Transit areas at Changi Airport Terminal 1, 2 and 3 without having to carry a passport with me at all.
I have to confess, I’m a total shopaholic freak whenever I’m shopping at Perfume & Cosmetics outlets at Changi Airport. Recently, I have twice burned a big big hole on my wallet at the same Perfume & Cosmetics store located at Terminal 3 transit area while on my way to Japan in April 2011 and Shanghai in June 2011 trips, spending more than S$500 and S$1000 respectively. I just couldn’t control myself, the heavily discounted prices are too irresistible! Do you know all products at the Perfumes & Cosmetics outlets are up to 40% cheaper than the downtown stores? And one big reason for my recent hush hush extravagant buy is to get a chance to win the “Be a Changi Millionaire” Draw that ends 30 November 2011! ONE lucky shopper will get to win A MILLION DOLLAR!
Isn’t it the best time to stock up my beauty products? How could I able to resist these super deals right?!
Whenever I travel abroad, I will often check-in my luggage 2-hour before my departure time so that there is sufficient time for me to do some price, brands and products comparison, and to grab all the beauty products I required. Frankly, 2-hour is actually not enough for me.
9 Great Reasons To Shop & Dine At Changi Airport!
1. Prices up to 40% cheaper than downtown
Products at the Perfumes & Cosmetics outlets are up to 40% lower than the downtown stores.
2. Receive a FREE S$30 or S$40 upon purchase of S$450
You will instantly receive a FREE S$40 voucher for every S$450 purchase with MasterCard or a FREE S$30 for every S$450 purchase with other payment methods. The vouchers can only be used for the next purchase.
3. Win a S$1,000,000 at the “Be A Changi Millionaire” Draw!
In conjunction with Changi Airport’s 30th anniversary, the Changi Airport Group together with Visa, is launching 2 of its most exciting shopping promotions ever – the “Be a Changi Millionaire” draw’s 2nd run and “Fabulous Fridays”, a shopping programme which features weekly deals at incredibly discounted prices. Passengers and visitors can join in the celebration with 30 weeks of amazing and fun-filled shopping at Changi! Both promotions end 30th November 2011.
Many F&B outlets at the public areas open 24-hour round the clock everyday.
The “Be A Changi Millionaire” Draw is also extended to visitors who are not traveling abroad too. You can now get to a chance to win the grand prize of S$1 million in cash if you shop or dine at any of the retail shops and F&B outlets at Changi Airport public areas too.
Shoppers or diners can qualify for the draw simply by spending a minimum of S$30 in a single receipt at Changi Airport*, with the number of lucky draw chances increasing with the amount spent. On top of that, those who pay using Visa cards will receive double the number of chances in the draw**.
* Except money changing facilities, top-up card machines, postal services, medical clinics, airline lounges, push-carts, temporary outposts and Crowne Plaza Hotel.
** Terms & Conditions apply
During the 30-week promotion period (May to Nov 2011), 1 monthly finalist will be drawn after the close of each month and each of 7 monthly finalists will win a cash prize of S$5,000 plus return airfare to Singapore (for non-Singapore residents) and a 2-night hotel stay. All 7 monthly finalists will eventually gather at Changi Airport in January 2012 for the million-dollar Grand Draw. In addition, throughout the 30 weeks, one lucky winner drawn each week will win a weekly cash prize of S$1,000.
4. “Fabulous Fridays” at Changi Airport
Starting May 2011, Changi Airport launches the “Fabulous Fridays” – a special shopping programme offering travellers and visitors at Changi Airport the opportunity to snag of the season’s hottest buys at a fraction of the original retail price. This programme will run for 30 weeks starting 6 May to 30 November 2011 with a different product featured every week at an incredible bargain! To be eligible to purchase the “Fabulous Fridays” deal of the week, shoppers just need to spend a minimum of S$30 in a single receipt at Changi using their Visa card, or S$60 by other means.
Each month will feature a unique theme such as Electronics, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Children, Fashion and Liquor, at an attractive discount. Some exciting “Fabulous Fridays” deals to anticipate over the upcoming and present months range from 30% off on beauty products and great bargains on liquor from brands like Johnnie Walker and Remy Martin, as well as vouchers for luxury fashion and watches.
The theme for July is ‘Perfume and Cosmetics’. For the members of the public, the Fabulous Friday products for July can be purchased at the Fabulous Fridays kiosk at Terminal 3 Basement 2 (opposite NTUC FairPrice). For travellers, the location is at the central Perfumes & Cosmetics store in each terminal. The “Fabulous Fridays” sale will start at 7.00pm every Friday at the transit areas of each of Changi’s four terminals including the Budget Terminal, and at the public area of Terminal 3. At each location, a limited number of pieces will be made available for sale while stocks last, so visitors are encouraged to hurry down to Changi Airport every Friday to grab the fabulous buys!
Click here to find out more about the “Fabulous Fridays” promotions.
Jul 15 2011
Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Ex (80ml) – S$28.35 (ORP $40.50)
22 Jul 2011
Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua EDT for Men (100ml) – S$65.80 (ORP $94)
29 Jul 2011
Biotherm Aquasource Gel-creme (50ml) – S$45.50 (ORP $65)
5. NO GST at Changi Airport
GST is absorbed for all purchases at the Perfumes & Cosmetics stores at Changi Airport, regardless of whether the purchases are made in the public or transit areas. This means the items will already be 7% cheaper than what you will get from downtown stores.
Check out the Perfume & Cosmetics store at Terminal 3 public area.
6. Shopping Guarantees
Set your mind at ease when you shop at Changi Airport. There are 2 shopping guarantees to protect shoppers :
100% Money Back Guarantee
Customers who are not satisfied with their purchases at Changi Airport can return the product for a full refund or exchange – no questions asked.
2x The Price Difference Refund
Prices at Changi Airport are guaranteed to be no higher than off-airport outlets such as established department stores, supermarkets, and major fixed-price shops in popular downtown shopping areas such as City Hall, Raffles Boulevard, Bugis and Orchard Road. If an item at Changi Airport is found to be more expensive than the same product at any of the comparable outlets, simply present the receipt / advertisement of the lower-priced item and customers will get a refund at 2x the price difference.
7. Changi Rewards
Changi Rewards is a programme to reward shoppers and diners at Changi Airport. Every minimum spend of S$10 in a single receipt at Changi Airport outlets will earn members Changi Rewards points, which can be redeemed for Changi Airport Dollars vouchers.
There is no membership fee required for the Changi Rewards programme. Click here to find out more about Changi Rewards.
8. Exclusive Launches
Renowned as THE beauty launch pad in Asia Pacific airports, this recognition has proven Nuance-Watson Singapore’s capability in bringing the very best in beauty to consumers.
Some of the recent exclusive launches include :
Changi Airport First In The World To Launch 2 SK-II Anti-aging Products
In June 2011, Changi Airport is proud to be the first in the world to launch 2 SK-II newest anti-aging products – SK-II Wrinkle Specialist and SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream. Both products haven’t been even launched in Japan yet. These 2 newest anti-aging products will only be available at SK-II counters @ departmental stores in October 2011 onwards.
Click here to read my previous post on these 2 products.
Bath & Body Works (Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge only)
The popular US specialty personal care brand is now exclusively available in Singapore at the Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge’s Perfumes & Cosmetics store. It is famous for its flavorful indulgences such as shower gels, lotions, candles and accessories. For as low as S$3 for an antibacterial hand sanitiser to S$52 for a 75ml EDT perfume, consumers can now stock up on their favorite Bath & Body Works products from Changi Airport without traveling all the way to the US!
9. Pay less for luxury goods, international and popular brands
Changi Airport offers a whole lot of fabulous shopping experience. You can now enjoy cheaper prices for such as watches, fashion, cosmetics and handbags from top luxury & international brands at Changi Airport. You can save on 7% GST and up to 30% on some products too.
Below are some of the popular brands you can find at Changi Airport.
Aren’t you spoilt for choices!
If you are keen to know more about Changi Airport, do stay tuned for my upcoming post on some interesting finds at Changi Airport. See you soon.