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Thanks to first-world privileges, even with Mid-Autumn Festival more than two months away, we are blessed to be able partake in our favourite mooncakes.
The Yahoo Shopping team has sussed out early-bird deals of up to 53% off (Yes! Scroll down for details!) for those of you who crave this yearly treat way before the actual festival on 21 September. Click on each link for more selections ranging from traditional baked, snowskin, durian, fruit-flavoured, tea-infused and even reduced sugar mooncakes options!
This year, we spotted lychee and Singapore Sling flavoured mooncakes! You can choose to buy now at the early bird prices and collect later or tuck into these delightful mooncakes at discounted prices right now. Be it for yourself, gifts to the elderly or business associates, we have picked out some interesting and popular choices for you. Check out these irresistible offers!
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