Singapore 12.12 sales 2023: the best deals still available in the end of year sales

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Missed the official 12.12 date? No worries – there's still a few bargains left over from the sale, so you can catch a bargain before 2023 has wrapped up.

If you missed these last savings, your next chance to catch big savings will come around during the Chinese New Year sales in January.

Completing the succession of monthly sales, 12.12 is December’s version of the 11.11 Singles Day sales. While not as big as the November sales, 12.12 is still a great chance to save on tech, gaming, homewares, beauty and more, with a stack of retailers putting their hand up to offer one more round of savings in 2023.

Ready to snatch up an end of year bargain? We've gathered the offers that are still available as of December 18...

12.12 sales Singapore: top retailers

12.12 sale Singapore: deals still available

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5  from SG$1,266 at Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 | from SG$1,266 at Microsoft (save up to SG$523)

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 5 has been around since October 2022, but it doesn’t often pick up significant discounts. For 12.12, you can save up to SG$523 on this compact and stylish laptop direct from Microsoft, though this depends on the specs that you choose. The most budget friendly option is on the 13.5-inch device with a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at SG$1,266. These specs will handle general every day tasks, but if you need a bit more oomph, you can upgrade the CPU to the i7 or increase the storage and RAM for a higher cost.

Inspiron 15 laptop i5 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD SG$998.98SG$798.98 at Dell

Inspiron 15 laptop | i5 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | SG$998.98 SG$798.98 at Dell (save SG$200)

Picking up a laptop under AU$1,000 can be a struggle, but thankfully this deal brings the Inspiron 15 down to just under SG$800 as part of Dell’s 12.12 sales. Packing in a i5 chip, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, this nice little laptop will keep you company for work whether you’re at your desk or in a cafe.

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 4050SG$1,799SG$1,499 at Dell

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 4050 | SG$1,799 SG$1,499 at Dell (save SG$300)

If you want a laptop to play games on, it can get very expensive very quickly. This deal brings the Dell G15 gaming laptop down to just under SG$1,500 though, a SG$300 discount on this solid device. Packing in a 13th-gen Intel Core i5 chip paired with an RTX 4050 GPU, you’ll be able to take this laptop with you to play some of the latest games when out and about.

IdeaPad Flex 5 Ryzen 5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD SG$1,079SG$823.50 at Lenovo

IdeaPad Flex 5 | Ryzen 5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | SG$1,079 SG$823.50 at Lenovo (save SG$255.51)

After a flexible 2-in-1 device on a budget? It can be hard to find a laptop for under SG$1,000 at the best of times, but when you throw in the versatility of a tablet along with it, even more so. The IdeaPad Flex 5 has come down to just SG$823.50, giving you a compact device with a Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – it’s not the most powerful, but if you just need something for light work or study, this one will do the job. You’ll need the code 1212SG to nab this bargain.

ThinkPad T14 G4 i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD SG$2,849SG$2,022.56 at Lenovo

ThinkPad T14 G4 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | SG$2,849 SG$2,022.56 at Lenovo (save SG$826.44)

The ThinkPad T14 G4 is a 14-inch laptop with some pretty solid specs at this price. It packs in a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, so you’ll be able to use this laptop for work with plenty of space for applications, files and documents. With a 1080p front camera you’ll be seen clearly as well as hear due to this laptop’s dual microphone. Just don't forget the code 1212SG to nab this saving.

Legion Pro 5i i7 / RTX 4060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD SG$3,309SG$2,347 at Lenovo

Legion Pro 5i | i7 / RTX 4060 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | SG$3,309 SG$2,347 at Lenovo (save SG$963)

Looking for a gaming laptop but don't want to spend over SG$2,500 for a powerful performance? This deal on the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i knocks off a solid SG$963 on this laptop packing in big specs – under the chassis you're getting a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 chip paired with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU for high performance and smooth graphics regardless of what games you're playing. Just use the code 1212SG at checkout to secure this offer.

ThinkVision P27u-20 monitor SG$1,319.01SG$699.01 at Lenovo

ThinkVision P27u-20 monitor | SG$1,319.01 SG$699.01 at Lenovo (save SG$620)

Finding a good monitor can cost you a pretty penny, so a solid discount of SG$620 on this 27-inch ThinkVision display from Lenovo is one to snatch up. Featuring a 3840p x 2160p resolution, Lenovo states that this monitor has been designed for photographers, so if you want to view and edit images, this monitor could be a good option.

ThinkVision E24q-20 QHD monitor SG$505SG$239 at Lenovo

ThinkVision E24q-20 QHD monitor | SG$505 SG$239 at Lenovo (save SG$266)

The Lenovo ThinkVision E24q-20 monitor is a compact option if you need a monitor for a small desk or space. With a 23.8 inch display that has a 2560p x 1440p resolution, this monitor comes on an adjustable stand so you can work in comfort while at your PC.

Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds SG$419SG$329 at Lazada

Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds | SG$419 SG$329 at Lazada (save SG$90)

Sony's latest earbuds pack can cost a pretty penny, but this modest SG$70 discount from the Sony store on Lazada brings the WF-1000XM5s down to a more reasonable SG$329. They might not have knocked off their predecessors, the WF-1000XM4's off the best earbuds list yet, but you're still getting a really fun, agile sound and a comfortable fit from the Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds.

JBL Flip 6 SG$188SG$129.30 at Amazon

JBL Flip 6 | SG$188 SG$129.30 at Amazon (save AU$58.70)

Packing in 12 hours of playtime along with an IPX7 waterproof rating, the JBL Flip 6 will let you listen to your favourite tunes wherever you are. Shipping all the way from the US, you can score this compact and stylish Bluetooth speaker on sale for SG$129.30 – which is a massive 31% off it's regular price.

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LG C3 OLED TV (48-inch) SG$2,549SG$1,799 at Amazon

LG C3 OLED TV (48-inch) | SG$2,549 SG$1,799 at Amazon (save SG$650 + SG$100 in coupons)

LG’s latest range of OLED TVs continue building on brilliant OLED technology, but they come at a hefty price. Thankfully, throughout 2023, there have been deals galore on this range of TVs, and 12.12 has delivered another one – coming down to SG$1,799 for the 48-inch TV, the LG OLED C3 will bring you deeper blacks and vivid detail so you can get fully immersed while watching your TV. There's three coupons automatically applied at checkout to give you this full saving.

JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar SG$1,299SG$1,044.05 at Amazon
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JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar | SG$1,299 SG$1,044.05 at Amazon (save SG$254.95)

Upgrade your TV by simply improving its sound with this deal on the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar. Coming down to SG$1,044 at Amazon, this soundbar features a wireless connection, but you can use one of the three HDMI ports instead for a true hi-fi experience.

ErgoTune Supreme V3 SG$988SG$499 at Lazada

ErgoTune Supreme V3 | SG$988 SG$499 at Lazada (save SG$489)

If you want a new office chair, the ErgoTune Supreme V3 won’t let you down. Coming in at SG$499 in Lazada’s 12.12 sales, this office chair tops our best office chair list thanks to its ergonomic design and premium build.

12.12 sales Singapore: all you need to know

When are the 12.12 sales?

The 12.12 sales are a yearly event that kick off from 12am SGT time on December 12, and typically finish up at 11.59pm that same day. Some retailers might start the sales a little early and keep them running for a few days after the official date, however this isn’t guaranteed.

What are the 12.12 sales?

As the final matching date in the calendar, the 12.12 sales close out the year as the final shopping event in a series of sales. Singapore has one of these sales just about every month, though the big ones to watch out for are the 9.9 sales in September, the 10.10 sales in October and especially the 11.11 Singles Day sales in November which kick off the holiday shopping season.

The 11.11 Singles Day shopping event is the original matching dates sale, with the other monthly sales having been spearheaded by the online marketplace Shopee throughout Singapore.

Is 12.12 bigger than 11.11?

The 11.11 Singles Day sales tend to be the biggest matching dates sale, as that shopping event is the one that kicks off a big shopping season that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Meanwhile, the 12.12 sales are typically smaller, but you can still find a large number of retailers, including marketplaces such as Shopee, Lazada and Amazon, jumping into the event with some exclusive discounts.

What retailers participate in the 12.12 sales?

Just coming off Cyber Monday, most retailers aren’t advertising 12.12 sales just yet. Though, we can take a look at 2022 list to get an idea of what’s to come this December:

The top five tech deals throughout 2023

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio |from SG$1,999 at the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio | from SG$1,999 at the Microsoft Store (up to SG$650 in savings) 

During Black Friday, Microsoft discounted the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, with up to SG$650 off depending on your configuration. This offer was a great chance to score on a nifty little 2-in-1 laptop, especially if you were after something that was portable without too many compromises on performance.

TCL C935 Mini LED TV SG$4,899SG$2,899 at Lazada

TCL C935 Mini LED TV | SG$4,899 SG$2,899 at Lazada (SG$2,000 off)

A massive SG$2,000 discount fell onto the TCL C935 this year, offering up this Mini LED TV for a much more reasonable price of SG$2,899. Between it's Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support plus a 144Hz variable refresh rate, this TV was a great offer if you were looking for an upgrade to your home entertainment setup or even for a gaming room.

PlayStation 5 (disc edition) SG$799SG$639 at Lazada

PlayStation 5 (disc edition) | SG$799 SG$639 at Lazada (SG$160 off)

Speaking of gaming, we saw a very rare discount on what we consider the best gaming console in 2023. The PS5 came down by a decent SG$160 just ahead of the Black Friday sales, and we're hoping we'll see it on sale again for 12.12 or with even bigger discounts in 2024 now that the PS5 Slim is here.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 SG$599SG$419 at Amazon

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | SG$599 SG$419 at Amazon (SG$180 off)

Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are getting on in years now, so it's no surprise we saw discounts on these stylish cans throughout 2023. Still, a SG$180 discount was a solid bargain for a set of noise-cancelling headphones that pack in a very solid 20-hours of playtime between charges.

Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine CompleteSG$1,399SG$999 at Dyson

Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine Complete | SG$1,399 SG$999 at Dyson (SG$400 off)

Dyson's very first wet-dry vacuum arrived in 2023, and so did some big savings. Scoring a solid SG$400 in the last quarter of 2023, the Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine Complete came down to just under SG$1,000 – still a hefty purchase, but you're getting  mopping functionality from a cordless Dyson stick vacuum.

Petra Player

Petra has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, especially if she can find it at a discount. With a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and enjoys trying out new peripherals whenever she gets the chance.