Alright, let’s get straight to the point – who thinks mooncakes are expensive?
The thing here is, some would say mooncakes are expensive, but if you count in the effort and time used to make mooncakes, perhaps the price is not that pricey after all.
Anyway, we are not here to argue about that. What we want to do is to share how can you get the best mooncake deal in town! Want to know more? Read on!
1. Buy During Promotion
It’s not rocket science really. Buying anything during promotion is by far the easiest way to get the best deal. How do you spot them? Well, some mooncake manufacturers run a month-long promotion selling their mooncakes at promotional booths. You can easily find them in shopping malls or Mid-Autumn fairs. There are even mooncake manufacturers that offer discount codes or cashbacks when you purchase a certain number of mooncakes or do online purchases.
2. Buy After The Mooncake Season
The whole idea of buying mooncakes is for you to enjoy them during the mooncake season. But you can still enjoy mooncakes after the Mid-Autumn festival too. Mooncake prices can drop up to 30% and more once the season is over! Considering the fact that mooncakes have a long shelf life, if you love mooncakes and don’t mind having them after the season, then this is the best way for you to enjoy as many mooncake flavours as you want at a fraction of its original price! Take note that popular flavours may not be available anymore.
3. Buy From Home Bakers
This is a bit tricky. The prices for mass-produced mooncakes can be cheaper than home bakers. However, without the brand name, expensive ingredients and fancy packaging, the price of home bakers mooncakes can be significantly cheaper. You’ll need to scout around for the best prices though. On the plus point, if you choose to buy from home bakers, think of it that you are supporting their dream to someday become one of the big brands too, or that you’re encouraging someone to go after his/her passion. You can’t get a better deal than that, can you?
Come to think of it, we still have 2 mooncakes in the fridge. Off to cut and enjoy a slice!