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Chinese New Year sales & deals June 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

Extra 30% off overalls

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Use the promo code at checkout to receive extra 30% off overralls from Surfstitch. T&Cs apply.

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30% off new season winter styles

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Use the promo code to receive 30% off a huge range of new season winter styles from the promo category. T&Cs apply.

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30 - 70% off thousands of styles

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Enjoy 30 - 70% off thousands of styles for men and women. T&Cs apply.

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$5 off when you spend $125

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FREE $50 Gourmet Traveller restaurant gift card on orders over $200

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Use the promo code to receive a FREE $50 Gourmet Traveller restaurant gift card when you spend $200 at THE ICONIC. Conditions apply.

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15% off everything

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Up to 80% off everything + extra 10% off

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Enjoy 40 - 80% off any order site-wide at Boohoo. Excludes Pars & Dele/Pride for Menswear. Conditions apply.

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Up to 50% off dining and kitchen furniture

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Enjoy up to 50% off dining and kitchen furniture from Zanui. T&Cs apply.

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15% off full price

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Valid on full-priced items only. Minimum order of $50. Code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and not applicable on gift cards. T&Cs apply.

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FREE 7-piece gift with Clarins skincare purchase

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Receive your exclusive 7-piece gift when you purchase 2 or more Clarins skincare products at David Jones. One gift per customer. Valid on full-priced products only and while stocks last. Excludes accessories and tools. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off everything in the eofy sale

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Get up to 50% off 100s of items in the Sheridan EOFY sale. T&Cs apply.

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10% off full-priced items

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Up to 70% off clothing, footwear and accessories

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Score up to 70% off on women's, men's and kids' clothing, footwear and accessories when you shop at City Beach. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $500 on select Asus PCs

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15% off your order

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Up to 50% off fashion, home, electrical & more

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50% off everything

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Up to 40% off 15,000+ styles

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Up to 50% off your order

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Enjoy up to 50% off on a range of women's, men's and kids' fashion and accessories, homewares, manchester, beds and more. Applies only to styles in the Sale category. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off sale

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50% - 70% off hundreds of winter styles

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Get 50% - 70% off in the General Pants sale. Discount applies to original prices. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off 25,000+ styles

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Up to 70% off clothing, shoes and more

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15% off new arrival dresses, tops and swimwear

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17% off hot looks items + extra 13% off with code

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Up to 50% off bargain shop + FREE worldwide delivery Visit bargain shop for up to 50% off hundreds of great books, always with free delivery worldwide. Added even more titles so explore your favourite category and find your next favourite book. T&Cs apply.

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FREE Lucy Retro sunglasses Receive FREE Lucy Retro sunglasses (black) when you spend $180 at Beginning Boutique. T&Cs apply.

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40% off your first HelloFresh box

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$20 off orders over $60

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40% off everything + FREE shipping

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FREE shipping when you spend over $39 Get your orders shipped for FREE when you spend over $39. T&Cs apply.

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20% off orders over $50

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Extra 10% off selected activewear

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10% off when you spend $200

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Up to 88% off book sale Get up to 88% off with Angus & Robertson's book sale. Conditions apply.

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Up to 40% off TVs, Action Cams, headphones and more Save up to 40% on Sony products on sale. Including select TVs, Action Cams and more. While stocks last. 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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