LIFE­STYLE & TRAVEL

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Stock up on beauty and skin­care prod­ucts at the air­port when you travel. “You’re al­ready spared the seven per cent GST when you buy at the air­port. And most of our prod­ucts are pegged at a dis­count of up to 40 per cent,” says a spokesper­son from Nuance-Wat­son (Sin­ga­pore), a trav­el­re­tail group. For ex­am­ple, a pop­u­lar anti-age­ing cream, cost­ing around $150 at beauty counters, goes for $112 at the air­port.

Yearly sav­ings: $152

(if you re­place the cream ev­ery three months)

Scrap your fit­ness pack­age. “I had a yoga pack­age but skipped classes fre­quently. So I de­cided to just buy a yoga mat and stretch at home. That saved me $200 for a 10-week pack­age; in a year, I saved $1,040.” – Ch­eryl Leong, fea­tures writer

Wait for travel fairs. “I booked my trip to Shang­hai three months in ad­vance at last year’s NATAS Travel Fair, sav­ing at least 15 per er cent off the cost of $800.” – Seo Cai Ling, 27, se­nior or com­mu­nity con­nec­tions s ex­ec­u­tive

Yearly sav­ings: $120

Yearly sav­ings: $100

Opt to fly mid-week. An­drea ex­plains: “I’ve found that at fly­ing out on Tues­days and Thurs­days hursdays is less ex­pen­sive. On aver­age, mid-week fly­ing could po­ten­tially save you up to 25 per cent of the cost.” Say you’re ou’re fly­ing budget to Syd­ney, the ba­sic fares on Tues­day or Thurs­day y may be $148 each way; on a Wed­nes­day, ed­nes­day, it’s $198.

(for or a round trip for one per­son, not in­clud­ing taxes)

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