An established departmental store in Singapore, Metro is known for its periodic sales at which a 20% discount is offered on items storewide.
This is a good opportunity to stock up on makeup from brands such as Anna Sui, Biotherm, Clinique, Christian Dior, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Ettusais, Givenchy, Kanebo, Kosé, Lancome, Laneige, i Nuovi, ModelCo, Murad, Origins, Shiseido/Shiseido Maquillage, Shu Uemura, Sisley and SKII…among others! :)
Some drugstore brands can be found in Metro, so you can get them during this time as well.
Be aware that this 20% discount is not always a direct one. That is, you sometimes get back 20% of the total purchase in the form of a rebate voucher.
Here is an example of how Metro’s rebate voucher is issued:
If you spend S$100 on items from a counter brand, you pay the full price of S$100. However, you get back S$20 (20% of S$100) in the form of a voucher to be spent any time – usually anywhere* – in the store. It makes economic sense, of course, to spend it during such a sale; so as to take advantage of the 20% discount.
If the brand of the item that you buy offers a direct discount, you simply pay the discounted price; that is, 80% of its original price (or 20% off its original price).
Remember: The nature of the discount depends on the brand of the item(s) that you buy.
As a rule, counter brands do not offer a direct discount although I remember Anna Sui and Clarins doing so. I recently found out that Elizabeth Arden, Givenchy and Murad do so, as well.
The three Metro stores in Singapore are located as follows:
Metro City Square
180 Kitchener Road #01-06
City Square Mall
Tel: 6333 3322
290 Orchard Road
Tel: 6835 3322
No. 1 Sengkang Square
#02-38 Compass Point
Tel: 6733 3322
1 Woodlands Square
#01-20 Causeway Point
Tel: 6893 3322