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Chinese New Year sales & deals December 2018

The year of the dog is coming!

Chinese New Year marks the day of the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar - the new moon in the middle of the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This year's awaited Chinese New Year falls on 16 February comes before two weeks of Chinese New Year celebrations. Chinese New Years Eve and the New Years Day are traditionally followed by two weeks days of festivities, including Renri, the Jade Emperor's party and culminating in the beautiful and iconic Lantern Festival. During this time of celebration, it is common for small gifts to be given to friends and family in addition to the red envelopes given by older people to younger, unmarried people.

This Chinese New Year, there are some great deals, sales and discounts to be had. We've done the hard work and rounded them all up for you. Now you can compare and make sure that you're getting the best possible deal.


Best sales and deals this Chinese New Year

Dell Dell

Up to 50% off selected Optiplex, Vostro & Precision performance desktops

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Dell Dell

15% off all in-stock PCs: Smart selection

Enjoy big savings on this exclusive pre-christmas deal for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 54% off iPhones, Samsung phones & more

Save up to 54% on iPhones, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Huawei and much more phones at Mydeal. T&Cs apply.

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Myer Myer

Up to 50% off women’s designers sale

Save up to 50% on a great range of women's clothing and shoes including Basque, Piper, Tokito, Wayne Cooper, Mossman, Cue, Levi's, Stella and more. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 60% off furniture & homewares

Enjoy up to 60% off furniture and homewares at Zanui. Includes items from great brands like Maxwell & Williams and Casa Domani. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay
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5% off orders over $50

Save when you spend $50 or more with code at eBay. Max disc $300. GST may apply. Valid for a limited time only. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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Amazon AU Amazon AU

2 Echo Dot (2nd gen) for just $49

Buy 2 Echo Dot (2nd gen) for just $49. Discount applied at checkout. T&Cs apply.

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Sportitude Sportitude

Extra 20% off shoes

Enter at checkout to receive a further 20% off the marked prices of the selected styles men, women & kids. Only one code can be used per order. T&Cs apply.

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Myer Myer

50% off cookware

Take 50% off all boxed dinnerware, glassware and cutlery by Maxwell & Williams. T&Cs apply.

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General Pants General Pants

30% off swimwear

Enjoy 30% off swimwear by using this code at checkout. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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City Beach City Beach

20% off women's sunnies & watches

Applies to full price styles from designer brands including Quay Australia, Mink Pink, Nixon, Rosefield and much more. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

Extra 10% off orders + FREE delivery when you spend $120

Use the promo code at checkout to receive an extra 10% off your orders. Plus, FREE delivery on selected Christmas bargains. Applies when you spend $120. Earn $300 maximum discount. 2 transactions per person. T&Cs apply.

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Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

Extra 10% off your orders

Get an extra 10% off your orders by using this code at checkout. T&Cs apply.

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 85% off New years eve look

Includes selected clothing, footwear and accessories from top brands such as Sam Edelman, Nine West, Bandolino and much more. T&Cs apply.

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rebel Sport rebel Sport

20% off surf & watersports bodyboards

Includes selected items from brands such as Tahwalhi, Land & Sea and Wahu. T&Cs apply.

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Glue Store Glue Store

Women's tops from $20 + men's tees from $15

Includes selected styles from brands such as adidas, Calvin Klein, Obey, Fila & much more at Glue Store. T&Cs apply.

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General Pants General Pants

Swimwear from $35

Discover a wide range of swimwear starting from $35 at General Pants. Includes selected styles from exclusive brands such Subtitled and Rhythm. T&Cs apply.

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BNKR BNKR

50% off The Essentials Edit

Limited time only. Discount applies to items in The Essentials Edit only, not valid in conjunction with any other offer. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

Up to 70% off outlet

Enjoy up to 70% off Parisian, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and much more at ASOS. T&Cs apply.

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General Pants General Pants

Women's jumpsuits & playsuits from $30

Discover a wide range of women's jumpsuits and playsuits at General Pants starting from $30. Includes selected styles from lines such as Afends, Free People, The Fifth Label, MINKPINK & much more. Prices as marked. T&Cs apply.

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Hallenstein Brothers Hallenstein Brothers

Underwear packs for $40

Buy Kit plain or double dot trunks pack at Hallenstein Brothers for just $40. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

30% off full-priced cookware

Save 30% when you buy 2 or more full-priced items of loose cookware from Essteele, Scanpan, Tefal, Anolon and Circulon. T&Cs apply.

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WineMarket.com.au WineMarket.com.au

Up to 70% off mixed cases + FREE delivery

Get up to 70% off mixed cases also free freight at WineMarket. T&Cs apply.

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Ecosa Ecosa

20% off site-wide

Enjoy 20% off any order site-wide at Ecosa. T&Cs apply.

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Appliances Online Appliances Online

Up to 25% off TVs

Enjoy up to 25% off TVs at Appliances Online. T&Cs apply.

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Interflora Interflora

10% off select order

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eBay eBay

20% off New Beats by Dr Dre Studio3 wireless headphones

Pay just $335.80 (20% off) with code. T&Cs apply.

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Boohoo Boohoo

50% off everything

Get 50% off everything at Boohoo. Includes sale items. T&C's apply.

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Veronika Maine Veronika Maine

30-50% off selected styles

Get up to 50% off selected styles from Veronika Maine for a limited time only.

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General Pants General Pants

Men's boardies from $30

Applies to selected styles for a limited time only. Prices as marked. Includes styles from Insight, Zanerobe and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 70% off fragrances for Christmas

Save up to 70% on fragrances from top brands such as Lancome, Giorgio Armani & much more. T&Cs apply.

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rebel Sport rebel Sport

Buy one, get 50% off selected swimwear

Buy one and get 50% off selected swimwear from brands such as Speedo, Roxy & much more. T&Cs apply.

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Glue Store Glue Store

Converse, Superga, Nike & much more from $50

Buy your favourite shoes from brands such as Converse, Superga, Nike & much more starting from just $50 at Glue Store. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 85% off MOR perfume, beauty & skincare products

Enjoy up to 85% off MOR perfume, beauty & skincare products at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

Up to 80% off everything

Applies to clothing, footwear & accessories on site. Includes new Festival Muse collection. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Polly Princess Polly
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20% off any orders

Excludes Olivia Jade collection, cosmetics and gift cards. No minimum spend. T&Cs apply.

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SurfStitch SurfStitch

Extra 30% off over 1,000 new styles added

Includes already reduced men's, women's & kids' footwear, surf and more. This includes FREE gift offers requiring a promo code to be applied. Excludes Digital Gift Cards, Physical Gift Cards, Surfboards, SUP Boards, Softboards, Board Racks, Cameras and Camera Accessories. T&Cs apply.

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Dissh Dissh

20% off dresses

Find a dress for every occasion from Finders Keepers, The Fifth Label, SNDYS and much more with 20% off. Use the code to claim. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

25% off gifts & party wear

Simply use the code to enjoy 25% off gifts & party wear from THE ICONIC. Valid on selected styles and colours listed. Exclusions apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 70% off in the Christmas sale

Enjoy up to 70% off Illuminate Me, Birkenstock, Gourmet Kitchen, Calvin Klein Jeans, Circulon, Antler, Puma, Crocs and much more at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

40% off everything

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Up to 68% off gifts for pets

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Up to 40% off selected footwear

Applies only to selected footwear for men's, women's and kids. Includes Roxy, Nike and ASICS. T&Cs apply.

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Showpo Showpo

FREE express shipping on orders over $50

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Apple AirPods for $229

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eBay eBay

20% off the Apple iPhone XS 512GB

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20% off the Apple iPhone XS Max 512GB

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Up to 70% off clothing, shoes & accessories

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Up to $150 members benefits

By becoming a member you can earn rewards up to $150 in one transaction, track your purchases and checkout with ease, along with receiving extra benefits such as birthday rewards and special offers. Sign up now. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 60% off a range of fashion, shoes, accessories & homewares

Save up to 60% on the original price on selected already reduced women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, shoes, accessories and homewares at David Jones. T&Cs apply.

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Things you shouldn't gift for Chinese New Year

  • Anything relating to the number 4: In Chinese languages the number 4 sounds like the word for death and is considered to be unlucky.
  • Mirrors: Mirrors are believed by some to attract ghosts.
  • Clock and watches: These items are symbols for running out of time, especially for older people. In addition "giving a clock" sounds the same as "attending a funeral ritual" in Chinese languages. For these reasons you would never give someone a clock or watch.
  • Black or white objects: These are traditionally funeral colours and should not be used for gifts.
  • Sharp objects: Sharps like knives and scissors symbolise division. Gifting this suggests you want to cut ties with that person.
  • Fresh cut flowers (especially chrysanthemums): Again, these are a taboo gift as they are used and given to people at funerals.
  • Pears: The Chinese language word for "pears" sounds very similar to the word for "parting" and therefore pears are a taboo gift.
  • Handkerchiefs: These are another item that are traditionally given at funerals making them an unsuitable gift for celebrations.
  • Shoes: The word for "shoes" sounds like the word for "evil". Also, giving shoes may suggest you want to walk away from the relationship.

Red envelopes

Red envelopes are a traditional gift given from older or more senior people to younger unmarried or more junior people. For example, employers will give to their employees or you may give to your friends' children. Many younger married people will also give red envelopes to their parents.

These red envelopes are typically filled with an even sum of money that excludes the number 4. Odd numbers are determined by the first and second numbers so numbers like 50 are considered odd because 5 is an odd number. Even numbers are numbers like 22 or 26. As 4 is a very unlucky number, you would never give an amount like 4, 24 or 40.

It is important to know that red is a very joyous, lucky and prosperous colour, so the giving of red envelopes is more about the red paper than the cash. The money is added to bring blessing and good fortune to the receivers. Do not feel pressured to give large amounts. It is definitely the thought that counts.


Other popular Chinese New Year gifts

  • Cakes
  • Oranges
  • Candles
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolates

Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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