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Chinese New Year sales & deals September 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

Boohoo Boohoo

40% off Jumbo Rib clothing

Save 40% on Jumbo Rib clothing at Boohoo. T&Cs apply.

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Dell Dell

Up to 40% off selected business desktops

Get up to 40% off on selected business desktops from OptiPlex, Vostro and Precision. Condition apply.

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NET-A-PORTER NET-A-PORTER

15% off your order

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Dell Dell

Up to 30% off selected laptops

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 60% off movie books

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Mydeal.com.au Mydeal.com.au

Up to 64% off Urbanears + FREE shipping

Take up to 64% off Urbanears phone accessories and FREE shipping on your orders. T&Cs apply.

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Myer Myer

50% off home and kitchen accessories & appliances

Save 50% on homeware, kitchen accessories and appliances from Australian House & Garden, Tefal, Amalfi, Vue, and much more. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 75% off MOR Boutique body care & fragrances

Take up to 75% off MOR Boutique body care & fragrances at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 57% off Hugo Boss underwear

Take up to 57% off Hugo Boss underwear at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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General Pants General Pants

20% off full price in your second order when you sign up

Get 20% off full price in your second order when you sign up and make a purchase at the same time. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 40% off cushions and throws

Save up to 40% on cushions and throws at Zanui. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 30% off Amouage, Bioeffect, Creed & more

Save up to 30% on a selected range of fragrances from Amouage, Bioeffect, Creed and more. T&Cs apply.

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Zanui Zanui

40% off baby & kids furniture, toys, games, baby gear

Up to 40% off play equipment, toys and gear for the little ones. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

20% off auto parts and accessories

Save 20% on auto parts and accessories at eBay. Maximum discount of $1,000. T&Cs apply.

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Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

40% off everything

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PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

Dresses at $12

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Boohoo Boohoo

Dresses at $9

Shop dresses for $9 only at Boohoo. Selected lines excluded from promotions. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

20% off ASOS Design, French Connection, Nike & more

Buy your favourite styles for autumn at ASOS. Limited time only, while stocks last. Selected items marked down on site. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 50% off fashion, shoes, accessories: Mid Season Sale

Save up to 50% on fashion, shoes & accessories at David Jones. Offer available for a limited time only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

30% off Le Creuset cookware

Save 30% on a great range of cookware from Le Creuset. Offer available for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

$70 off when you spend $250

Enjoy $50 off when you spend $250 at ASOS by using this code. Includes sale items. Multiple use per customer. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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$50 off when you spend $200

Use the promo code to receive $50 off when you spend $200 at ASOS. Includes sale items. Multiple use per customer. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

$30 off when you spend $150

Enter promo code to get $30 off when you spend $150 at ASOS. Includes sale items. Multiple use per customer. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 33% off ASICS performance footwear

Enjoy up to 33% off Asics performance footwear at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Bonds Bonds

40% off everything

Available online and in store. Excludes gift cards, swimwear, halloween, co-branded collaborations, licensed product and personalised items. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

40% off adidas activewear

Take 40% off adidas sports and fitness shoes and apparel at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Gymshark Gymshark
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10% off when you spend $130

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 20% off spring style guide

Enjoy up to 20% off baskets, flat weave, planters, rattan furniture and round mirrors. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

20% off select Nerf gaming products

Shop the new Nerf Laser Ops, the ultimate in laser gaming. Selected items only, prices as marked. T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

15% off Plus items when you join eBay Plus

Minimum spend of $75. Maximum discount of $200. 2 transactions per person. For a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Missguided Missguided

FREE standard shipping on orders over $120

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Missguided Missguided

Up to 50% off everything

Use the promo code to receive up to 50% off dresses, knitwear, jeans, tops, jumpsuits & playsuits, footwear and accessories. T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

Up to 50% on a range of fashion, shoes & accessories

Not all brands or categories available at all stores and online. Offers available for a limited time or while stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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$15 off orders over $75

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15% off all full-priced items

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Myer Myer

20% off selected footwear and accessories

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Zanui Zanui

Up to 40% off mid-season sale

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Up to 50% off Australian and International designers

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

Up to 50% off 27,000+ items from adidas, Levi's, Marc Jacobs, 2XU & more

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$50 off when you spend $100

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Gymshark Gymshark

5% off entire order: New customers only

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Myer Myer

Bedroom essentials from $79

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Zaful Zaful

15% off site-wide + FREE shipping

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Up to 40% off all Basketball gear

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FREE reef oil & towel when you spend $100 on full price swimwear

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Up to 60% off dresses

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$150 off any mattress

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Myer Myer

FREE $10 gift card on orders over $100

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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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