We don’t normally write about PROMOS or SALES however, for this specific event we will make an exception. While taking a break from work, I came across an article in Gulf News saying:
Click on the link above if you don’t believe me.
As it turns out, this is in observance of the International Day of Happiness and will cover over 600 stores in the UAE including major chains like Lulu Hypermarket and Carrefour.
This “consumer” friendly move is an initiative from the Ministry of Economy, and will run from March 20 and April 20.
If this pushes through, expect long queues in participating grocery chains and stores.
For those who are planning to open their wallets during this period, please don’t forget about Earth, and bring re-usable bags and trolleys.
If you’re looking to fill those balikbayan boxes, better wait for further announcement about this, and take full advantage of it should it push through. However, we would still recommend that even if there’s a sale as big as this, exercise prudence and discernment with your spending. Don’t just go out there and fill your carts with things you don’t really need, specially with perishable items because you could end up wasting money instead of saving.
It doesn’t matter if something is on sale. If you do not need it, then you’re still spending more than your intended budget.