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Chinese New Year sales & deals 2020

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Chinese New Year 2020 -Year of the Rat

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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 Saturday 25 January. 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.

The Chinese New Year also sees some great deals and discounts, so we've gone ahead and rounded them up for you. Scroll on to see all the offers available now!


Best sales and deals this Chinese New Year

Princess Polly Princess Polly

25% off orders over $99

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Baby Bunting Baby Bunting

15 - 20% off entire range

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Harrods Harrods

10% off sale + extra 20% off selected brands

Includes Balmain, Off-White, Victoria Beckham, Kenzo and more. T&Cs apply.

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Quay Australia Quay Australia

Styles starting at $31

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Razer Razer

Up to 50% off selected Razer gaming gear

Includes gaming laptops, keyboards, microphones and more. T&Cs apply.

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Just Sunnies Just Sunnies

Halloween Treat up to $30 off

Just Sunnies let you choose your Halloween treat up to $30 off with spending requirements. T&Cs apply.

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Adore Beauty Adore Beauty

FREE Jane Iredale Gift

Shop to redeem Jane Iredale PureLash Mascara 3g & Conditioner 2.5g Duo free gift using promo code. Limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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Princess Highway Princess Highway

70% off winter styles

Enjoy 70% off winter styles including scarlet dress, cord jeans, lace tops, and more at Princess Highway. T&Cs apply.

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Bonds Bonds

Up to 50% off sale

Enjoy up to 50% off clothing for men, men and kids, underwear, socks, tights and more. T&Cs apply.

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Catch Catch

Up to 40% off Polo Ralph Lauren kids' apparel

Valid for a limited time at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Sephora Sephora

4 for 3 on Sephora collection

The lowest-value item will be the FREE item. While stocks last. Can't be combined with other offers. T&CS apply.

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Sephora Sephora

30% off select Guerlain products

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iHerb iHerb

Up to 75% off weekly deals

Valid on Azelique, Laura Mercier, Serumdipity, CGN, Waterboard and more. T&Cs apply.

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Amara Amara

20% off almost everything

Use the code to enjoy 20% almost everything from bed and bath to dining and decorations and so much more. T&Cs apply.

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YOOX.com YOOX.com

Up to 30% off Halloween style remix

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Kathmandu Kathmandu

Up to 40% off sale

Valid on selected full-priced Kathmandu jackets, footwear, camping gear and more. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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David Jones David Jones

25% off full-priced fashion

Get 25% off full-priced women and men's fashion from Lulu & Rose, Boss Casual, Fred Perry, Lacoste, and more at David Jones. Limited time only, T&Cs apply.

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

Up to 40% pants and jeans

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The Good Guys The Good Guys

Bonus Buy up to $60 store credit

When you spend $200-$350 or more. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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L'urv L'urv

20% off site-wide

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Catch Catch

Up to 52% off tees and shorts

Score up to 52% off tees and shorts from Zoo York, adidas, New Balance, and more at Catch. T&Cs apply.

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Dangerfield Dangerfield

Massive Outerwear Sale

Shop now and enjoy the massive outerwear sale at Dangerfield. T&Cs apply.

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Kogan Kogan

20% off Ergolux mattresses

Valid with purchase on selected Ovela or Shangri-La bed frame. While stocks last. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

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gorman gorman

Dress Sale $149 and below

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Cotton On Cotton On

Extra 20% off sale

Take an additional 20% off sale by using the promo code at Cotton On. Valid for a limited time, T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On

30% off activewear

Valid for a limited time at Cotton On. T&Cs apply.

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Cotton On Cotton On

25% off dresses

Choose from a wide variety of dresses and get 25% off your purchase at Cotton On. Limited time only, T&Cs apply.

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eBay eBay

15% off Step One men's underwear

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20% off toys and games

Use promo code to save 20% on the hottest toys and games at eBay. Valid for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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TwoTags TwoTags

$20 off orders over $120

Simply use the code and get $20 off orders over $120. T&Cs Apply

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Yd Yd

30-75% off everything

Valid on men's chinos, shirts, tops, accessories, shoes and more. T&Cs apply.

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ASOS ASOS

Up to 30% off street styles

Includes Adidas, Nike, Vans, Puma, New Balance and more. T&Cs apply.

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Bonds Bonds

Buy 2, save 20% off all men's clothing

Includes tees, pullovers, hoodies, pants, trackies and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kogan Kogan

Up to $300 off KitchenAid countertop mixers

Save up to $300 off KitchenAid countertop mixers for a limited time only. T&Cs apply.

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

30% off 31,000+ products: shoes, fashion, kids and more

Valid on selected styles from Adidas, Dr Martens, Lacoste, Reebok, Nike and more. T&Cs apply.

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Dangerfield Dangerfield

$50 dresses

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Up to 50% off selected toys

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

Win $2500 worth of wardrobe

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PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

Up to 70% off everything

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BNKR BNKR

Nothing over $50

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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

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.

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