Sale time! SAHMs are always on the lookout for sales because we all want to save money, so…
I went to the Robinsons Expo sale today to see what good deals I can find this time. If you are someone who has never been to a Robinsons Expo sale, here’s a quick guide of what you can find there.
If you are not a SAHM but a working mum, there’s some office wear too.
Other than apparels for adults, there are clothes for your kids too.
Looking for books for yourself or your child?
There are quite a lot of books here. Only thing is, you probably need to spend some time to look for what you want, or choose from what they have instead of the specific book you are looking for. But hey, Robinsons doesn’t specialise in books.
The toys section is a place where kids may not want to leave. Just to name a few, they have toy guitars, keyboards, doll house, toy trucks, remote control cars and helicopters, and beach toys. Okay, so that wasn’t a few, but the list goes on.
Other than toys and clothes, what’s important to SAHMs, or in fact, all Mums for that matter, are things you need around the house. So let’s start with..
Bedlinen. Sales like the Robinsons Expo sale is a place where I love buying bedlinen from. And when you want to buy, look out for..
the Hourly Special! An announcer will tell everyone what the special sale is for that hour and the deals are really good. I once bought bed sheets from the hourly sale at a special deal of buy 1 get 2 free. That’s right, you pay for 1 set and bring 3 sets home, and it’s regardless of size.
But I must clarify that I’m someone who isn’t very particular about thread count. If you are someone who is particular about thread count, there could still be deals for you.
That’s quite a bit of money to save ya? =)
In the bed section, there’s also pillows, bolsters and comforters, and some of these items are also part of the hourly specials.
Other than bed linen, you might be looking for some other things for your place.
Next, we come to the snacks section. Yes, snacks!
Chips, popcorn, biscuits, jelly, candy, nuts and Chocolate of all kinds are here if you intend to have a party, or just.. well, eat them while watching tv.
Soo… Okay, this isn’t a quick guide after all. But I think it’s important to know what they have at the Sale, so you know whether this sale is worth your time or not.
Why I Like The Robinsons Expo Sale
I love going to the Robinsons Expo Sale each time it’s one because it’s a one-stop shopping for me. There are soo many different sections there! Of course, because of the many many sections they have there, I can spend more than 2 hours there sometimes. But the beauty of this sale is also that it usually stretches over 2 weekends. So I can go on a weekday, when the husband is at work and won’t have to be bored while I shop. Hahaha… Also, this is a great sale to share with fellow SAHMs who want to leave the house for a few hours.
Items SAHMs May Look Out For
Other than all the items I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of things SAHMs can look for here.
When Is a Good Time To Go?
For SAHMs, the best thing is, we have weekdays available. Such sales are usually crowded on weekends, so if your husband has an off-day on a weekday and can go with you to help carry things (hehehe…), or if you prefer to shop without your husband, weekdays are the best for us. No need to squeeze with crowds and you can take your time.
As for what time of the day, that will depend on individual preference. If your child is in school for more than 3 hours and you live relatively near to the Singapore Expo, I will say the best time to go is your child’s school time. If you are like me, where my daughter is only in pre-school for 2 hours, what I like to do is to go when it’s nap time.
If you have more than one child or are pregnant, maybe it will be good to wait for your husband to go with you so that he can help out. In case he’s a gamer and worries about being bored, tell him there’s a games section. ;P
The Robinsons Expo Sale will be at Singapore Expo Hall 4 from now till 26th May (Sunday). So if there’s something you need that’s offered there, consider going.
Happy shopping! =)