Being a shopaholic is great, isn’t it? I mean, I believe that shopping is almost a therapy for the mind and heart. People shop when happy, when festivals are around, or to please themselves. People shop even when they are sad…. So it’s only ‘natural’ for people to shop even while traveling. Infact a lot of us even travel so that we can explore a new place to SHOP 🙂 And the presence of a plethora of buying avenues around train and bus stations is a testimony to this fact. But what really stands out among all this is Airport Duty Free shopping. Sadly, not all of us know about ways to really make the most of your duty free shopping…. Yeah! I mean there certain things or Duty Free Shopping Tips which no one gives you, which can actually help you save a lot of money, time and add to the awesomeness of what is Duty Free Shopping…
Here are 4 Duty Free Shopping Tips that you can bank on
1. Compare prices of Duty-Free Products online before you buy them
Put that duty-free perfume that you took just now right back!! Why are you buying it from Singapore when you can save $5 by buying it at Kolkata?
But how will you know that?
Dutyfree.buzz will tell you that and a lot more – On your Phone or Laptop!
- Just visit the site
- Enter your Departure, Stopover (if any) and Arrival airports
- Select the Product (You can filter them by brand, category, quantity)
- Prices between your selected airports will be displayed, alongwith the lowest prices
You can even get the FREE App on your Mobile. Simply Click here.
2. Pre-Order to Save Time and Money
Comparing will tell you the lowest price. But what if I told you, there is a way to get a further 5-10% off on the Duty Free products. Yep! You can do so by pre-ordering the products online from select stores and pick them up on your arrival at the airport. You only pay when you pick your package – It is that simple.
DutyFree.buzz will also show you the “Pre-Order” option if your airport allows for it. So you if you see a “Click Here to Pre-Order” option below the prices shown, you can do it (see the image above – you will notice the option below the Kolkata price).
You can even pre-order at Flemingo Reserve, a duty Free portal run by Flemingo International – a Chain of Global Duty Free store.
3. Better to know the limits and allowances
Before you leave for a country and happily start shopping loads to your heart’s content, there are certain things you must be careful of.
Almost every country offers its visitors Duty-Free shops to shop from, but there are some limits that the government of that country imposes on the products that you buy. At the same time there are limits to the worth of goods you can carry to another country as well. So you need to know the allowances well.
For example, many countries have a limitation on tobacco products or liquor or even perfumes you can carry in to the country. While Google is a good bet, you can find a quicker list of Duty Free Allowances over here.
4. Make the most of Transit Vouchers and Duty Free Offers
Many airports encourage visitors and travelers to shop, and they leave no stone unturned to let passengers know that they love ‘em. Many offer transit vouchers via select airlines or have some sort of a limited amount discount on select products to allow passengers to shop at the various Duty Free airport stores. So if you are traveling, it is always adviced to be on the lookout for such vouchers or offers. You will find such info online.
So there you have it. 4 often unspoken Duty Free Shopping gems to make the most of your airport and Duty Free Shopping.
We hope these Duty Free Shopping tips help everyone looking to make most of their time while airport shopping.