The transit lounge of the airport – a corridor that never sleeps. For all our beauty junkies and shopaholics, you might know it better as the corridor where every product in sight is on “discount”, thanks to duty-free prices!
The only problem with the duty-free stores? Nobody has the time to slowly walk around, browse, and shop to their hearts’ content when they have a flight to catch.
This is where iShopChangi, the duty-free shop in Changi Airport, steps in. We’ve seen their website around before, but when we found out the full extent of what they can do, we were mind-blown.
You haven’t seen discounts and perks like this
You not only get discounts, but you also earn Changi Rewards loyalty points even as you save money, which can entitle you to further discounts and other rewards.
Not a frequent flyer yourself, but know someone else who is? Their on-site Share a Wishlist function is a not-so-subtle hint hint nudge nudge to your friends to keep them updated about the products you’re eyeing from the transit area.
iShopChangi even has a 30-day money back guarantee! As long as your products are in undamaged condition, you can send in a request for a refund on their official website within 30 days after you collect your purchase.
We’re not ignoring the elephant in the room here. The biggest reason why everyones goes ga-ga over duty-free shopping is really because of the unbeatable prices.
No GST, tax, and other duties are included in the price for all products sold in the transit area of Changi Airport, so you can expect hefty discounts that can’t be topped anywhere else.
Plus, the online store occasionally runs site-wide promotions, which gives shoppers even more discounts on top of the existing duty-free savings!
Don’t believe us? Take a look at these products and how much cheaper they are in iShopChangi:
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Retail price: SGD170 (50ml)
iShopChangi price: SGD131.60 (50ml)
This cult classic is up there with all the legendary holy grails of skincare. Whether you’re buying it as a gift for someone else or for your own skin, this is one product that can’t go wrong.
Buy Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II on iShopChangi.
2. La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream
Retail price: SGD500 (60ml)
iShopChangi price: SGD372.10 (60ml)
If this is not a hefty discount, we don’t know what is. La Mer prices are usually so steep that they make our hairs stand, but if this is a brand that you can get behind, being able to save almost SGD130 on a tub is an offer that nobody can resist.
Buy La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream on iShopChangi.
3. NARS Orgasm Blush
Retail price: SGD50 (60ml)
iShopChangi price: SGD39.40(60ml)
This is another entry in the beauty hall of fame. The NARS Orgasm Blush is one of those things that you either love it, or you haven’t tried it yet. Whichever camp you fall in to, the 25% discount on iShopChangi is definitely welcome.
Buy NARS Orgasm on iShopChangi.
4. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Retail price: SGD68 (30ml)
iShopChangi price: SGD52.30(30ml)
We aren’t surprised that Estee Lauder has been producing so many holy grail makeup over the years. The Double Wear Foundation is old but gold. If you haven’t tried it out yet, get nearly SGD16 off when you buy it in transit.
Buy Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation on iShopChangi.
5. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Retail price: SGD210 (160ml)
iShopChangi price: SGD158(160ml)
We’re willing to bet every cent we have that you have heard of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence before, and this youth-saver skincare isn’t so famous for nothing. Buying it at iShopChangi will save you a whopping SGD52 per 160ml bottle – how can anyone say no?!
Buy SK-II Facial Treatment Essence on iShopChangi.
Buy your products before you check in
You don’t actually have to wait until the last minute to buy your duty-free beauty goodies.
iShopChangi is online, which means you can browse at your own convenience, buy whatever you need at any time from 30 days to 18 hours just before your flight.
After that, simply pop by the appropriate counters to collect them shopping bags in the departure transit area before you fly off.
You don’t need to bring your shopping on holiday with you
Don’t want to have to carry your products with you when you’re on holiday? If your products are available in the arrival transit area, you can even opt to collect them there after you fly back!
iShopChangi counters are available in all four terminals of Changi Airport, and they’re open 24/7. You never have to worry about being unable to collect something because of an odd flight timing, or if your flight gets delayed.
What’s more, they now provide complimentary delivery in Singapore for orders above SGD380 for selected beauty brands. You don’t even have to lift a finger when you need to stock up on all your favourite beauty products.
No need to break a sweat rushing around
Don’t worry, shopping at iShopChangi doesn’t mean you have to rush around from terminal to terminal collecting your purchases before your flight. That’d be a nightmare!
All you need to do is select which terminal you would prefer to collect your purchases from, and head to the iShopChangi counter there to collect your shopping. This applies even to terminal-exclusive beauty products, like those from coveted Korean brand Hera!
How does iShopChangi work?
- Go to their website here.
- Search for the product you’d like to buy.
- Select whether you’d like to collect it in the Departure or Arrival transit areas – or opt for Delivery if your order hits the minimum spend of SGD380!
- Check out either with your OneChangi ID or an iShopChangi account
- Enter in your flight details
- Review your order, and make payment
- You’re done with all your duty-free shopping even before you’ve stepped into the airport!
This article is brought to you by iShopChangi.