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Whether you’re a housewife or career woman, being a mum is no mean feat indeed. And if chores aren’t depressing enough, your empty wallet after a day of shopping probably is.

Are your money-saving strategies failing you? Are you struggling to keep in line with your budget? Here are 5 sites that will help you stretch your dollar even further!

BABY PRODUCTS

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We recommend : Rakuten

Why purchase expensive baby products from speciality stores when Rakuten and Lazada can offer you a wider range for way cheaper? You get to browse a comprehensive selection of infant care essentials and purchase them at exclusive discounted prices!  Take care of your newborn’s nappy woes with Huggies Diaper Pants Dry Super Jumbo Pack  for RM59.90 (usual price: RM79.60), and make sure he/she grows up all healthy and strong with Friso Gold Milk powder for only RM60.40. For the older kids, make sure they are getting a great start to the day with healthy and organic meal options from the store Mrs.Enak. Try the delicious Xongdur  Instant Cereal (RM25.43) which is perfect for a quick breakfast. A much healthier option as compared to sugar-laden premixed cereals, Xongdur’s mix is packed with nutritious seeds and grains!

“Being a working mum isn’t easy, especially when I have two infants: a one year old and a three year old. That’s why I love it that I can easily stock up on items in bulk online and have them sent straight to my home. No more diaper distress and I get hefty cashback from ShopBack too since I buy so many things!”

– Sarah Ain, 36, Mother of 2

HOME APPLIANCES

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We recommend: Lazada

Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping mall also boasts an impressive range of the latest and most energy-efficient home appliances from world-renowned brands such as Bosch, Morries, Tefal and Philips. With Lazada, you get the best home appliances in town for cheap with exclusive discounts when you apply Lazada promo codes! Even more good news? Your purchases will be conveniently (and speedily!) delivered to your doorstep for free!

If vacuuming the floor is too much of a hassle, the OMI Nanny Robot Vacuum cleaner RV1 at RM247 (67% off) on Lazada is the perfect housekeeping companion for you. With intelligent sensors and dual-sided brushes, this vacuum-o-matic will keep even the tightest corners spick and span.  Looking for a fan to beat the sultry weather? Have the Elba Stand Fan (RM129) delivered straight to your doorstep without you having to manoeuvre it from the store to your car.

“Multipurpose appliances are a godsend when living in my modest flat. I don’t know what I’d do without things like my airfryer and washer/dryer. These are investments, I know, but buying them from Lazada made it worth it since I got them for over 70% off during the their Home Appliance Clearance!”

– Wan Anisha Nor Akmat, 40, Mother of 4

TOYS & ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS

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We recommend: Groupon

There’s simply no better way to spend quality time with your children by taking the day off and having fun together. With a wide assortment of activities including art classes, dance workshops and indoor playground sessions, Groupon has something for every child, and it’s all going for cheap! Current deals include Reading classes in all local languages offered at Little Greenland Kindergarten for only RM48. If your tyke is keen on science, you can sign him/her up for a fun Science Workshop at the Mother Nature Science Learning Centre for only RM80!*

*Both deals quoted are offered in Klang. Please refer to Groupon for deals in your area.

“Trying to expose your child to enriching experiences can be really expensive! It was by a fluke that I found a Groupon for dance classes for my little princess. I enrolled her as a trial since the deal was so affordable. She could try it and see if she liked it (kids can be picky) and I didn’t have to spend a bomb and force her to commit to something she didn’t like! Six months into the lessons and she’s loving it! Thanks Groupon!”

– Saraswathy S. Neelam, 40, Mother of 1

FASHION

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We recommend : ZALORA

Even mums need to pamper themselves every once in a while! Too busy to visit a store or cash-strapped? ZALORA is your answer to trendy and affordable fashion. Members of ZALORA stand to enjoy exclusive offers and discounts (trust me, it’s on a frequent basis!) , while ShopBack members enjoy a double whammy of discounts along with cashback. Plus, you get to shop stress free without worrying if your child is wandering off while you’re in the dressing room.

“Being a mum doesn’t mean I have to slack of on my appearance. So even though I don’t have time to go shopping much anymore, ZALORA is my go-to for fashion and makeup. And I love how being a Citibank and a ShopBack member gives me great discounts. No more waiting for sales to get a great discount!”

– Sharol Ng, 25, Mother of 1

ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE…

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We Recommend : ShopBack

Whether it’s grocery shopping, getting toys for little tykes or trying out the latest fashion,  ShopBack’s the perfect place to get the most out of every purchase. Every purchase you make with us earns you cashback, on top of whatever discounts you already enjoy!  With ShopBack, all you have to do is spend, earn cashback and use said cashback to shop for even more!

“I didn’t find out about ShopBack until my sister referred me to the site. Let me tell you that this is one of my favourite sites to use now! I love the cashback system and how easily I can access many local stores and get extra perks I can’t find anywhere else, like coupons and cashback. Never heard of cashback before this but I don’t think I’ll go back to regular shopping without it.”

– Sally N. Rodriguez, 40, Mother of 3

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