Metro 20% Storewide Sale

July 30, 2008

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
Singapore 208539
Tel: 6333 3322

Metro Paragon
290 Orchard Road
#02-28 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6835 3322

Metro Sengkang
No. 1 Sengkang Square
#02-38 Compass Point
Singapore 545078
Tel: 6733 3322

Metro Woodlands
1 Woodlands Square
#01-20 Causeway Point
Singapore 738099
Tel: 6893 3322


* It is generally understood that Metro does not allow the use of the rebate voucher on a repeat purchase of items from the brand that gave you the voucher in the first place. For example, if you purchase S$100 worth of Kanebo products, the S$20 voucher which you will receive cannot be used to purchase or offset further Kanebo purchases.

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4 Responses to Metro 20% Storewide Sale

  1. Chev
    August 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    YSL no longer at Paragon leh. You know where else got?

  2. makeupmag
    August 4, 2008 at 2:08 am

    I’m not sure. You could try calling up the other Metro stores? Otherwise, you could try Taka; there’s a counter there still.

  3. Chev
    August 6, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    But then hor no discount liao. Really need to go HK and do major stockup!;P

  4. makeupmag
    August 12, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    There’s a YSL counter at Tangs. Wait for 12%? ;)

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