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Showing posts with label Articles. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Melbourne Coffee - Top Coffee in Melbourne

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This is the land of flat whites and these are the places you should be going for top coffee service in 2015: 

1. Sun Moth (Niagara Ln, Melbourne).

2. Patricia Coffee (Little William St, Melbourne)

3. Market Lane (Therry St, Melbourne)

4. Shortshop Donuts (Sutherland Ln, Melbourne) 

5. Aunty Peg’s (Wellington St, Collingwood)

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30 Things You Had No Idea You Needed - Still you Buy them

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Friday, February 20, 2015

DealPanda Hot Sale of the Day - Mega Deals & Coupons. Huge Discounts and Cheapest Prices Online Feb 20, 2015

 

1) Jabong

Offer 1: Buy for Rs.1999 & get Rs.1000 Off
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.jabong.com/all-products/
Validity: 02/23/2015 till 10 AM

Offer 2: Extra 30% off on orders above Rs.1299
Coupon Code: FAB30
Landing Page: http://www.jabong.com/all-products/
Validity: 02/23/2015 till 10 AM

Offer 3: Flat 50% off on bag full of styles
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.jabong.com/all-products/discount-more-than-49/
Validity: 02/23/2015 till 10 AM

Offer 4: Under 999 Store
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.jabong.com/all-products/
Validity: 02/23/2015 till 10 AM

2) Paytm

Offer : Offer: 30% cash back on bus booking.
Coupon Code: BUS30
Landing Page: https://paytm.com/bus-tickets
Condition: Usage per user: 3 / Maximum cash back: Rs 150
Validity: Please Note the coupon will go live on – Monday 23rd Feb

3) Fashion Equation

Offer: FLAT 25% Off on Purchase of Rs. 1999/-
Coupon Code: ICEOSS25
Landing Page: http://www.fashionequation.com/
Validity: 02/28/2015

4) AmericanSwan

Offer 2: Wowzer weekend Sale – Flat 53% off on all orders
Coupon Code: WOW53
Landing Page: http://www.americanswan.com/sale/weekend-sale.html
Validity: 02/22/2015

5) Pepperfry

Offer 1: Register & Buy Tupperware mm Oval Container – 500ml for Rs.119
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.pepperfry.com/mm-oval-container-500ml-1101222.html
Validity: 02/22/2015

Offer 2: Green Apple Beverage Glass – Set Of 6 for Rs.159
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.pepperfry.com/green-apple-beverage-glass-set-of-6-1281532.html
Validity: 02/22/2015

Offer 3: Register & Buy All Time Polka Kitchen Container 5 Pcs Set -Red for Rs.79
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.pepperfry.com/all-time-polka-kitchen-container-5-pcs-set-red-1273329.html
Validity: 02/22/2015

Offer 4: Philips 14W Energy Saver 2U Shaped CFL for Rs.95
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.pepperfry.com/philips-14w-energy-saver-2u-shaped-cfl-1189110.html
Validity: 02/22/2015

6) Fashionara

Offer 1: FLAT 60% off on Beach Joy Bikini
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.fashionara.com/events/ie0132-beach-wear-bikini
Validity: 03/03/2015

Offer 2: FLAT 60% Off on Mintygogo
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.fashionara.com/events/ie0104-ladies-casual-wear-by-minty-gogo
Validity: 03/03/2015

Offer 3: FLAT 50% + 25% (min purchase 1299) on W & Aurelia
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://www.fashionara.com/events/de0180-ethnic-wear
Validity: 03/03/2015

7) Foodpanda

Offer 1: World Cup Special – Flat Rs. 100 Off on Rs. 300 (All Users). *Valid on Online Payment. Also valid on Web or Mobile App. Get Additional 25% Cashback by Making Payment with Paytm Wallet.
Coupon Code: CRICBITES
Landing Page: https://www.foodpanda.in/contents/cricbites.html
Validity: 03/29/2015

Offer 2: World Cup Special – Flat 40% Off on All Orders (New Users). Offer Valid for New Users on their First Online Paid Orders. Also Get Additional 25% Cashback by Making Payment with Paytm Wallet.
Coupon Code: WCINDIA
Landing Page: https://www.foodpanda.in/restaurants?onlinepayment=1&user_search=&page=1&
Validity: 02/28/2015

8) Indiatimes Shopping

Offer 1: Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM (Black) for Rs. 6499
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://shopping.indiatimes.com/mobiles/microsoft/microsoft-lumia-532-dual-sim-black-/44325/p_B4380411
Validity: Till Further Changes

Offer 2: Zapatoz Black Men Sports Shoes @ Rs. 499 (Free Shipping)
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://shopping.indiatimes.com/fashion/sports/zapatoz-black-men-sports-shoes-boxer/41800/p_B3338202
Validity: Till Further Changes

Offer 3: Lotto Combo Of Men Track Suit, Sunglasses, Bags, Socks And Shoes @ Rs. 1999
Coupon Code: No Code Required
Landing Page: http://shopping.indiatimes.com/fashion/sports-wear/lotto-combo-of-men-track-suit-sunglasses-bags-socks-and-shoes/43973/p_B4420410
Validity: Till Further Changes

9) Myntra

Offer : Additional 25% off on Rs. 1599 & Above
Coupon Code: SHOP25
Landing Page: http://www.myntra.com/fashion-sale
Validity: Till Further Changes

10) FirstCry

Offer : Extra Rs. 50 OFF* on All Diapers
Coupon Code: FCEXTDP50
Landing Page: www.firstcry.com
Condition: Coupon not valid on diaper combos
Validity: Limited Period Offer

Offer : Get Additional 10% OFF* on min. purchase of Rs. 1000
Coupon Code: FC10ADD
Landing Page: www.firstcry.com
Condition: Offer not valid on Coupon code will not be valid on Diapers, Bottles & Accessories, Bottle Cleaning & Sterilization and Formula & Supplements & few brands
Validity: Offer valid till 9th Dec’15

11) Printvenue

 

Offer : CashBack contest for India Vs South Africa
Coupon Code: WIN4ALL
Landing Page: http://www.printvenue.com/page/win-4-all-contest
Condition: Make a minimum purchase of Rs.999 to enter the contest
Customer will get a cashback of the amount same as the score of Team India

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Amazon is Down for approx 38 Minutes. Avoid Transactions for sometime


2/15/2015 - Amazon servers are not responding for past few minutes. Please do not do any transaction till it gets up.

In the meantime browse deals on the below sites.
• Men’s Clothing from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal
• Men’s Footwear from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal
• Women’s Clothing from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal
• Women’s Footwear from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal
• Kids Clothing from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal (Infant | Boys 2-8 Years | Boys 8-14 Years | Girls 2-8 Years | Girls 8-14 Years)
• Kids Footwear from – FlipKart | Jabong | Myntra | Amazon | SnapDeal

 2/16/15 - It's running up and fine. Happy Shopping

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Does a Free Walmart Gift Cards offer really work?

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Does a Free Walmart Gift Cards offer really works?

The Internet is full with free Walmart gift cards offers, so you got to ask yourself one question: does this kind of offers really works? Why would anybody give $500 or $1000 to complete stranger?Well, the truth is this offers are really legit. The whole process is very simple:

1. Go to the website which gives free Walmart gift cards,

2. Leave your contact info (usually name and email address, sometimes cell number or physical address)

3.  After a few moments you will get your gift card in your email and you can spend it in any Walmart store you desire, or pass it on to somebody else.

One of main reasons why many people don't believe in this kind of offers is because of  the question: Why would anybody give me something that valuable just for my email address or something like that?It must be some kind of scam!Well,it's not and  the answer is simple: Marketing!

Big companies are spending millions of dollars on online and offline advertising and many times they really can't tell if some marketing campaign is working or not. When they spend big chunk of money on TV commercial they must to pay for it no matter what and there is big chance that commercial will not be noticed by targeted audience.

It's different with this kind of promotion, free Walmart Gift Cards offers. They will give you your gift card, it will cost them only small portion of TV advertising and, because you had to leave your contact info, they will get targeted audience for future advertising. You will get one gift card and they'll get someone to send they advertising campaigns over and over again. Even better for them: they don't really give you cash. When you decide to spend your gift card you will get products they bought on wholesale discount prices, so the whole deal is even cheaper for them.

So, if you are interested in getting free gift cards and can tolerate few promotional emails in you inbox this is win-win situation for everybody involved.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Best Christmas Shopping Tips

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Can you believe how close we are to Christmas?  Got your Christmas shopping all done?  Of course not, or you would not be reading this.  I want to help eliminate most if not all of your Christmas shopping anxieties.    Giving gifts should be fun and exciting.  All your shopping could be completed in a lazy afternoon without leaving your house.  Is this really possible?  Of course!  Read the rest of the story.
It's no mystery that shopping online save you both time and money.    Additionally, online shopping is going to save you the stress that usually accompanies Christmas shopping.
Don't become over zealous with your credit and start buying everything that looks like a good deal.  This will cause stress for years to come.
Amazon is my favorite shopping place.  It's not because they have the fanciest site.  It's because Amazon has partnered with so many highly rated companies like Disney and will offer you better deals than you can get on the retailers home site!  Amazon has low over head.  Amazon deals in large volumes of merchandise.  At Amazon, the big secret is free shipping and no sales tax charged for most orders (some restrictions apply)!
They use the one cart shopping method.  You can make purchases from thousands of partners and still pay only once.  Most orders over are eligible for free Super Saver Shipping.  If you sign up for Amazon's credit card, they will load it with $30!  Thirty dollars more to spend.  keep the cash and toss the card in the trash!
If it's sold, Amazon has it.  And I do mean everything.  Gotta be legit and legal.  Know what I mean.  It it's sold, then Amazon carries it.
Are you a disorganized shopper?  Don't worry because you are going to look like a rock star whether your organized or not.   Just stay on your budget.  If it's a thousand bucks, don't go over that amount!  Nothing hurts worse than paying off this years Christmas shopping with next year's Christmas bonus!
Even though I have talked up Amazon, you may be thinking that is the only place to shop.  Surely, not.  Google online coupons.  Most of the time, they are loss leaders and you can score some deals.  Check the shipping fees and sales tax before you place an order.  The tax alone will break the bank.  I bet that even our state congressional leaders shop online to avoid sales tax...shh!!!
My Top 10 Shopping Tips
  •     Stay at home and do all your shopping online.
  •     I go for free shipping offers.
  •     Buy from sites that do not charge sales tax.
  •     Take advantage of online gift wrapping services.
  •     Ship your long distance Christmas gifts from the online retailer (hey, it's free!)
  •     Use gift cards and act like you are really smart.
  •     Search Google for coupons.
  •     To qualify for free shipping, combine your orders.
  •     Research Christmas gifts like toys at Matel and Hasbro.  Manufacture sites are helpful.
  •     Choose major retailers because their return policies are generally more liberal.  It's more efficient.
To find all the best Christmas Shopping Gifts online deals and tips, visit Christmas Top Selling Gifts 2009 today!

The Meaning of Pearl Jewelry

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Birthstone for June, pearls jewelry are recognized as the emblem of modesty, chastity and purity. They have also come to symbolize a happy marriage and hence it is no wonder that freshwater pearl ring is much preferred by girls during their engagement days or by brides as their primary jewelry. Besides, pearls are the only gems created by a living organism having an array of fascinating colors, shapes, sizes and origin and hence have a charm of its own. Pearl jewelry is often found as family heirlooms, passed on from a grandmother to mother and from a mother to the daughter.Being the most magical and feminine of all gems, pearl jewelry has long been considered as one of the most romantic items that can be gifted to a lady. As a matter of fact, freshwater pearl sets go beautifully well with any neckline, whatever the attire could be. However, natural pearls are rare and their price tags forbid many and so, most of the freshwater pearl brooches sold now is made of cultured pearls though one could hardly tell the difference between a good quality cultured pearl and a natural pearl.

Cultured pearls come in two primary forms - pearls that are grown in saltwater and those that are cultured in freshwater. Since saltwater cultured pearls are much higher in quality as compared to their freshwater cousins, saltwater cultured pearl jewelry is much more expensive. Cultured pearl jewelry is usually available as pearl necklace, pearl earrings, pearl pendants, pearl rings, pearl bracelets and so on. Pearl jewelry forms a perfect wedding present, birthday or Christmas gift. Also, it can work as a classic accessory for the bride in the form of a superb bridal pearl set consisting of pearl earrings and a finely crafted pearl necklace.

Cultured pearls come in a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes and their assortments are equally fascinating from wholesale pearls jewelry store. To satisfy the customer craze, jewelers produce such artistic costume jewelry ranging from smallish Akoya pearls to big black Tahitian pearls, Japanese Mikimoto pearls, South Sea pearls and the spherical Mabe pearls – each of these items seem as good as the other, making the buyer spoilt for choices. And that is why purchasing pearl jewelry can be a tricky business if you are not fully familiar with the various available options, quality and the price structure of the various kinds of pearls. So perhaps the best way to secure pearl jewelry is to buy from a source that offers a return warranty if at least the quality is not satisfactory.

Incidentally, there was a time when pearl jewelry was rated as one of the highest priced items but with the advent of widespread pearl farming now, the price of pearl jewelry has become quite affordable to most people.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Online Holiday Shopping Tips- How to Spend Much Less but Get Much More

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There are a lot of online holiday shopping tips that you can use to your advantage when it comes to getting more out of your investment. Both financially and time-wise, you can save a lot when you use the internet to your advantage. With so many different resources available to you, the internet is definitely going to be a big help for your shopping needs, no matter what you have in mind. Here are some online holiday shopping tips to help you get more while spending less:
-First, know where the deals are. This includes finding daily deal websites and other resources that focus on providing you with information about the best deals in online shopping. You can even benefit from sites that track Black Friday sales long before the actual day, allowing you to plan accordingly and get the most savings on your holiday shopping every time.
-Always look for free shipping. This means that you have to shop early because you're not going to get last-minute shipping for free. Take advantage of saver shipping that offers 7-10 day delivery free of charge. A lot of retailers offer something like this, but you have to shop early to take advantage of it. Just like retailers tend to increase prices closer to the holiday because of the last minute demand, online retailers often increase shipping rates to play to your needs, as well.
-Shop early and plan ahead. Start in September instead of December and you'll find plenty of great gifts for less than you might expect to pay. If you're looking for a specific item, go with seasonal sales. For example, buying a new computer during the back to school season might offer a lot better deals than waiting until the holidays arrive. If you have a plan, you can save a lot more on your online shopping and get a lot more, too.
These are just a few online holiday shopping tips that will help you get more out of your investment. No matter what you have in mind, it will be easy for you to save money without sacrificing the quality of the gifts that you get when you shop online. You just have to know where to look, how to shop, and what resources are out there for you to take advantage of. A little preparation and research will give you the opportunity to get so much more for so much less with your online holiday shopping.

Fitness Expert Gives Top 10 Grocery Shopping Tips

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Grocery shopping can be such a nightmare, especially when you're trying to lose weight. There are so many distractions, confusing labels, and all kinds of temptations.

What's a person to do?

Here are my top 10 grocery shopping tips to keep you on track and fueling your body to achieve your goals.

1. Create a menu- if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Going to the store without your meal planned for the week is a sure fire way to fail. Take 30 minutes before heading out to check recipes for the necessities of the week.

2. Eat before you go- we have all heard that before but it is a proven fact that you will spend more purchasing unnecessary food if you shop on an empty stomach. You WILL be more tempted by the newest product or marketing gimmicks.

3. Perimeter shop- outside aisles of most grocery stores contains fresh produce, dairy and butcher sections. Fill your cart so there so it doesn't allow room for the processed foods found in the center aisles.

4. Shop solo- it is quicker and there isn't outside influence to go off the reservation.

5. Stick to your list- this saves your budget as well as your waistline. That what lists are for- TO FOLLOW.

6. Look for and avoid hidden sugars- these include corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, glucofrutose, honey, molasses, maple syrup, maltose, sucrose and artificial sweeteners. If you read labels carefully they will be easy to spot.

7. Read labels- The nutrition label will also list total grams of fat per serving along with amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol. Watch for and avoid palm and palm kernel oil, shortening, butter, chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa butter, egg and egg yolk solids, lard, tallow, suet, whole-milk solids, glycerol esters, and mono-or-diglycerides.

8. Avoid man-made trans fats and saturated fats at all cost- trans fats are the worst artery-clogging, cancer-causing substance you can put in your body.

9. Always look for the highest fiber content products- especially in breads and cereals.

10. Be aware of "health" foods posing as healthy foods- to be fat-free, 33% less fat, low fat the manufactures must put something as a substitute to enhance the flavor. More often than not these products contain more hidden evils than the original.

Bonus Tip #11 - Join a local fitness boot camp that offers FREE grocery store tours. This can be a HUGE help. A quality tour will show you how to shop, where to spend your time and what to watch out for.

Grocery shopping when your trying to lose weight doesn't have to be such a daunting task. Follow these ELEVEN tips and you'll be sure to beat the grocery shopping demons.

Good luck and remember...

Have Faith & Take Action

Excellent and Very Informative New Car Shopping Tips

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Are you planning to buy a new car? Then you must be definitely looking for informative shopping tips to assist you while you get the best deal for your new car. Buying a car is a big decision as it is a big investment and you need to make the right choice in order to get value for money. So here are some new car shopping tips that will guide and facilitate you to take a corrective step while buying your dream car.
Set your Priorities - The most important thing to remember is that different car models come with variety of distinctive features and what you are exactly looking for matters a lot. Set your priorities, what you prefer - a high mileage car, additional safety features, economical to maintain etc. Moreover just keep in mind the size of your family and the seating capacity of the car.
Set your Budget - Decide the budget for your car and stick to it. Check out the models in the market according to your set limit and if you are buying a car on loan then check out the maximum EMI you can afford on your present income. Make sure the hidden costs like insurance, registration, maintenance and extra accessories are included in your set budget.
Petrol or Diesel Car - Both the models come with advantages and disadvantages. The diesel engine is quite economical as compared to petrol engines. Diesel engines have slower pick up plus they require high cost maintenance. While on the other hand petrol engines are quieter, have greater pick up and require low cost maintenance.
Negotiate the Price Deal - Now that you have finally decided the model and the dealer from where you are buying the car, take necessary steps to get the best deal. Communicate with the sales representative and negotiate on the price deal, do check with other dealers as well and what price they are offering. Many of the dealerships offer seasonal discounts and offers on the car model you have selected.
Take a test drive - Before you buy and finalize the deal, do take a test drive. Keep a checklist with you and check all the required details. Lastly make sure you are completely satisfied with this big investment plus carry out all the necessary documentations required and close the deal of your dream car.
Though buying a new car is not an easy task but the entire above mentioned new car shopping tips will guide you to have a satisfied deal and enjoyable experience of car shopping.

Shopping Tips For Early Black Friday Sales

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Take advantage of early black Friday sales to beat the shopping rush. Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, is the day when the shopping season for Christmas begins. Even though it is not an official holiday, but many people have this day off as part of their Thanksgiving holiday. The term Black Friday has many meanings attached to it. However, in recent times it has come to mark the beginning of the period in which the retailers go from red (loss) to black (profit).
Shopping Madness!
The day sees a horde of people on the streets starting off their Christmas shopping, and the tremendous sales on this particular day just add to the madness. Sometimes, the count of shoppers reaches as high as 135 million! That is why to beat the rush some large retail chains have started special early black friday where the stores open as early as 12 in the midnight and remain open till 12 the next midnight. Electronics and popular toys are often the most sought-after items and are usually on discounts. Generally, these early November black friday event are for Christmas gift shopping but some people take advantage of these sales to buy products on great discounts and then sell them online.
Tips And Ideas…
This day is also the day when many accidents happen and there have been reports of some stampedes as well. To make sure that you don't get caught up in the mad shopping rush and to avail the best discounts this pre-black friday deals, go through the following shopping tips.
  • * Check out your local newspapers for ads, coupons, and circulars in order to be aware which store is offering the best discounts.
  • * Do your research about the products which you are planning to buy before the sales rather than just picking up the products that have big discounts attached to them.
  • * Compare prices of different brands before picking up anything. You can either do this by visiting different stores or you can also do it online.
  • * Find out about Early Bird Shopper Discounts. These are those special discounts offered by stores and are usually on from 5 am until 11 am. They have a condition attached that once they run out of the products, you run out of luck.
  • * Another way is to shop online in the pre-dawn hours as many stores post the discounts on their websites. You can order them online and pick up the products from the store later. Also, some web-only deals are available as early as Thanksgiving evening.
  • * Before purchasing a product, know the return policy so if you have to exchange something brought in a hurry, you have the information to make that exchange.
  • * You can also ask for gift receipts that include the description of the product but doesn't mention the price. It would help the recipient in exchanging the gift you got him if he wants to.
To maximize the benefits and getting the best deals this black Friday, make a plan and then hit the market. Follow these shopping tips and see how you make the most of these pre-black friday sales.

What India gifts to get for a Hindu Wedding

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Indians are well known for their strong culture and beliefs. This is from Hindu gods to the Indian clothing and Indian foods among others. They are very particular about following and maintaining their culture and tradition wherever they are. This is greatly reflected in their weddings. Hindu weddings are colorful events, which are not only lively but very interesting to attend.
If one day you are invited for a Hindu wedding then the first thing you have to think about is India gifts for the couple as well as going India shopping for your wedding attire. When it comes to India gifts there are many things you can buy for the couple or the bride. You can easily shop online India and check out the different gifts from India you can present to the couple. There are varieties of handmade gifts that you can get to present to the couple. Getting the couple gifts from India will not only be creative but also thoughtful. All you have to know is where to do your India shopping, whether you take the time and travel there or if you are to busy you can easily shop online India.
There is lots of India jewelry that you can get for the bride. This include bracelets, which are handmade jewelry thus making them not only special but very unique. Indians also love to wear armlets, and these can make very good gifts from India for the bride. You can get silver armlets or even those made from traditional materials. Another form of India jewelry you can get for the bride is an anklet, this is very beautiful and can be silver or beaded, although since they are handmade jewelry there are quite a number of different styles to choose from. When it comes to gifts for women, apart from jewelry, you can also get them India clothing. There is a wide range of Indian dress that you can choose from and they are all easily available when you go India shopping. The most common is the India saree, this is a very beautiful Indian dress and it is considered as their traditional dress. It is beautiful and comfortable to put on. Therefore if you are a woman you might consider getting one for yourself for this special event. There are quite a number of variations to it as well as different colors so all you have to choose is which one you like.
There are also gifts for the groom, so that he does not feel left out. When doing India shopping you can get gifts for him very easily. You can get men's scarfs for the groom. The thing about getting men's scarfs as India gifts is that these scarves are very versatile and can be won any time. They can be won with India clothing as well as with modern clothing since they are very flexible. Therefore, you have no excuse to go empty handed next time you are invited for a Hindu wedding.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Shopping

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Online shopping is a multi billion business and is constantly growing. Many individuals favour this kind of shopping because of ease. For shoppers who work for lengthy hours, it would be hard to visit a store during standard trade hours. Online retailers allow orders twenty four hours a day and shoppers can easily shop from their place of convenience and whenever they have free moment available. As well, online shopping gives the shopper the facility to compare the products with easiness. This prevents the bother of visiting different conventional stores and finding difficult to remember details like cost and features. Online shopping is predominantly useful for those with limited mobility as they can shop with out any difficulty.

Some items may only be available in certain locations of the country and this makes comparing the prices difficult for traditional high street shoppers. By online shopping, products from around the world can be purchased, by comparing details and price of the items. An item which is a regional speciality can be bought online without going in person to that location. In most occasions, the prices are cheaper online than in the high street stores. Online shoppers can send gifts to family members or friends as a surprise. It also saves the time of buying the gifts in high street, packing it carefully and shipping the gift.

While there are numerous advantages of online shopping there are some hassles and fear regarding them. Identity theft is the most key worry for those who fear about online shopping. But threat of identity theft with online shopping through a secure website is comparatively little. Most highly regarded online retailers will give a secure website for shoppers. If the client is unsure about the security there is always a choice of calling customer service to leave the order. One more worry is about dealing with returns. In majority of cases the returns procedure with online retailers is quite easy like returning the product to traditional store. But some time the shopper will be financially liable for the cost of shipping the product back to the online vendor. This can be expensive if the product is oversize. Like wise some the products are not returnable except they have technical damage. Always read the return policy before you buy.

 

Another problem of online shopping is encountering misleading product information or shopper buying a wrong item. The simplest solution is to contact the customer service to verify whether or not the product for sale will suit your needs. Carefully read the fine print before you make a purchase. These include information such as product description, payment options, cost of the product, taxes and shipping and return policy. Another problem with online shopping is slow internet connection or a web site loading very slowly. Most of the reputable online retailers have dedicated servers with less than ten second loading time.

But the above problems are almost fully avoided if you shop in reputed online retailers These retailers have secure web sites and concern about identity theft is almost nil. In addition they have dedicated servers and make every effort to load the web pages within ten seconds. In addition the prices are much cheaper, as they sell products directly from the warehouses. Online shopping in reputable sites will not only safe and secure, they also give the pleasure of high street shopping at your home comfort.

Online Shopping Tips!

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The holiday season is when it seems the world is clattering for you to shop 'til you drop! It can be a very stressful time for everybody involved, but it doesn't have to be. Save gas, time and money by shopping online this season! It can be a little tricky, but lucky this we have some online holiday shopping tips for you to make it that much easier!
Tinsel Tip #1: Make A List!
Write down exactly who you're gifting this year and what it is you're going to gift to each person. Not only will this list be your go-to guide when it's time to start shopping, it will also help you figure out if you've forgotten someone! If you already own a smartphone, you know that the multi tasking features like checkbook ledgers, alarms, reminders, calenders, and Internet all help you manage life a little easier. If you don't have a smartphone but you've been meaning to get one, this would be a great time to do it!
Tinsel Tip #2: De-clutter!
If you already know you're going to be replacing quite a few items for your kids (they grow up so fast!) why not go through the closets and find the stuff you know they or you won't be using again. Old video games, clothes, shoes, etc can all be sold or donated (donations can be written off at 'fair market value' come tax time). Make back some of the money you spent on gifts and do a good dead for a nice warm fuzzy feeling!
Tinsel Tip #3: Start Shopping NOW!
The longer you wait the more likely top items are going to be sold out. The closer an item gets to sold out, the higher the price climbs - so start your shopping as soon as possible! Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) is always a good time to get started as its when the Christmas sales get going at ridiculously low prices. By getting what you need now, you not only save money, you can spend time relaxing and enjoying the decorations instead of rushing around!
Tinsel Tip #4: Search for Coupons and Price Compare!
Although it takes little effort, it can be exhausting traipsing around the Internet trying to find the best deal on the item you want. Instead of wasting time, use shopping.aol.com to compare prices at each place an item is sold. It can save you a good amount of money and time so check it out!
Tinsel Tip #5: Leave No Online Store Unvisited!
Everyone knows that Amazon.com is a fantastic place to buy books and music, but did you know that they also have an amazing grocery section, too? Many stores that mostly focus on one big-ticket item, like electronics (BestBuy.com for example) also often have booming deals on grocery and cleaning items, too. Knowing this can come in handy when you're trying to gather up enough purchases to make a minimum for free shipping or other coupon codes.
Tinsel Tip #6: Get Used to Used Stuff
There is a huge industry made up of selling items that were returned but not placed back on store shelves for a variety of reasons, from just the box being opened to small repairs being needed and made before reselling. Refurbished laptops, refurbished printers, and even refurbished cameras often go for a fraction of the price of a brand new version of the same item, with similar warranties. While something refurbished should be nearly new, other code words for gently used items include "open box," "store demo," and display item," which can mean anything from never touched to nearly broken. To avoid disappointment, make sure to get all the details before you buy. And no matter how good the deal, never buy unless there is some sort of return policy on your used electronics to ensure that you're protected if something happens to go wrong.
Tinsel Tip #7: Buy in Bulk
Bulk shopping isn't just for families with five kids - everyone can benefit from large purchases! What isn't normally known is that online purchases can be in bulk as well! From microwave popcorn to stocking stuffers, you can find those little things you're looking for for way less in bulk online! It saves time and money! And if you end up with a few extras, find friends to split the costs with!
Tinsel Tip #8: ONLY Use a Credit Card
It sounds less than budget friendly but it does have its perks. With so many shoppers in already overwhelmed stores it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. It makes sense to make a budget to stick to, but those big ticket purchases are better not bought with cash. When you make purchases with cash, check or debit cards, you get little to no buyer protection. Whereas when you use your credit card, you have a way to fight back if something goes wrong - and some cards offer extended warranties for free!
Tinsel Tip #9: Think Outside Your Season
It seems logical to gift items others can use in the winter season like coats, earmuffs, scarfs etc. But have you ever considered swimsuits, shorts, or sandals? These items are usually in clearance around this time of year and can be a great inexpensive way to gift to get ahead of the rising prices when the thaw comes, doubly so if you're planning a winter vacation to a hot spot!
Tinsel Tip #10: Keep Track of Return Policies & Receipts
The beautiful thing about being human is that every body is different, which can sometimes translate into you thinking a gift if perfect and the recipient thinking it's awful. When these situations arise, or others such as gift duplication or getting the wrong size or color or something, it can completely save a gift to have the receipt and return policy in your favor. It makes exchanges super easy. For big ticket purchases, remember to print out or screen capture the store's return policy at the time of purchase.
These online holiday shopping tips will help make your holiday season run that much smoother. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Online Holiday Shopping Tips- 3 Ways to Avoid Holiday Shopping Anxiety

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Holiday shopping is a big deal for a lot of people. There is often a lot of stress involved, but there are also ways to alleviate that stress and get more out of your holiday shopping if you know what you are doing. When it comes to online holiday shopping tips, you can find a lot of information out there to help you get more out of your shopping experience. If you take the time to explore all of the different resources, you'll find great online holiday shopping tips to relieve the stress and give you more enjoyment in your shopping experience.
Here are three online holiday shopping tips to get you started:
-Know what your options are. The first key to success with online shopping is to plan early and know what you're working with. When it comes to things like stock quantities, shipping schedules, and other elements that could affect your purchase, you have to be prepared. Make sure that you start early and plan accordingly to get the perfect results every single time. Preparation and planning are the keys to successful, less stressful holiday shopping.
-Look for deals and discount websites to spend less and get more. Know when the good days for shopping are and be on top of your game at all times. It might take a little extra effort in the Fall, but you'll be saving yourself a lot of stress come Winter by not spending a fortune on last minute items you could have gotten cheaper elsewhere or at a different time.
-Shop online in the first place. So many people don't realize just how much stress they can eliminate from holiday shopping if they take advantage of the online world. From things like discounts and deals to not having to stand in lines and fight crowds, there are plenty of perks to the world of online shopping. This, in and of itself, can make holiday shopping a much more enjoyable experience for everyone.
As you can see, there are plenty of simple ways to alleviate the anxiety and stress of holiday shopping when you choose to shop online. Of course, these are just a few online holiday shopping tips to get you started. You can find a lot more out there that will give you all the tools and tricks that you need to make the most from your holiday shopping no matter what you have in mind.

7 Shopping Tips That You Should Keep in Mind During a Divisoria Escapade

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For those who wish to relax and unwind by treating themselves to a Divisoria shopping spree, here are several Manila shopping tips that you should keep in mind:
1. Go on a weekday
Divisoria in Manila, Philippines is a staple bargain-hunting spot in the metropolis. So, going here on weekends will surely put you in a large crowd of shoppers. It is best to go on a weekday to avoid long lines at the cashier and squeezing your way into stores just to get a certain item.
2. Dress appropriately
Shopping in Divisoria and in other neighboring Manila shopping malls, like 168 Mall, Tutuban, and Manila Textile Market, constitutes a lot of walking. Make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear and light clothes to make it easy for your to move around. In that way, you can focus on your shopping and not on your aching feet or sweaty shirts.
3. Always think of your safety
If you plan to go on a shopping spree in the bazaars, do not wear expensive jewelry or accessories and bring money just enough for your purchases. Also, avoid shopping during the evenings alone. Snatchers and pickpockets will target individuals, while they will generally ignore groups of two or more people.
4. Don't go shopping on an empty stomach
Shopping while your stomach is grumbling can be downright frustrating because you won't be able to focus on selecting the right items and in following your list and budget, as well. Grab a snack that's enough to keep you going from one shop to the other. A few sweets can also help you get by.
5. Haggle for lower prices
Remember that all the prices of goods are doubled and shop owners commonly set their prices a bit higher during the holiday season. So, try to ask for a lower price or even meet halfway with the seller. Also, don't stick to just one shop, look at other stores and see if they have lower prices for a particular item that you want to purchase.
6. Keep those receipts
Broken items, duplicate gifts, and wrong sizes, are unavoidable when shopping. Customers have the right to return or have these items replaced from the Manila shopping center it was purchased. And that is possible by presenting the receipt of your purchase. Never throw those little pieces of paper away; you'll never know when you're going to need it.
7. Find an accommodation nearby to spend the night
A city accommodation, like the Orion Hotel, presents a convenient place for accessing Manila's bargain shopping paradise. Staying in this hotel before or after your shopping spree will certainly provide you that much-needed rest. Situated on the 3rd level of the Primeblock Building in Tutuban Center, this hotel brings you close to the best deals in the metro.
By following all these Manila shopping tips, you'll surely have a fun-filled and hassle-free Divisoria adventure.

Tips for Shopping for Christmas Gifts online

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Since online shopping has long become the craze, holiday season is the most exciting period when online shopping is the hottest way to shop for holiday gifts. With Christmas approaching, do you have any idea of Christmas gifts for your friends and relatives? If you decide to shop for Christmas gifts online, here are some tips you need to know.
1. Plan and order your Christmas gifts in advance
In order to prepare some creative gifts for your family and friends, it is important to take some time to think about it. On one hand, it is necessary to order things online as soon as possible in case online stores may sell out of things. You need to believe that millions of others are looking at the same item you are browsing at the same time. On the other hand, with so many items available, it usually takes some time to find the best. Also, you could design some special gifts on your own.
2. Shop around
Shopping online can offer diversified choices, and in the meantime online retailers compete in price and quality. You may find the same items in several sites which are priced differently. Thus, take a moment to compare between online stores. In particular, many online stores offer free shipping with certain amounts of orders which can save you much money.
3. Ensure safe online shopping
Risk is a big problem of shopping online, but as long as we pay some attention, there is no need to worry about it. Two points need to be kept in mind: secure your computer and secure your browser.
Once online resources are made full use of with great efficiency, we can find much fun while we shop online. As Christmas approaches, it is time to think about preparing some special Christmas gifts. Take some time to see if there are proper gifts in some online stores.

How to Verify a Coach Handbag Authenticity

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I wrote an article on this a few years back but I wanted to give this followup article. There is always a question as to if a Coach Handbag is authentic or not. Distributors that make fake Coach Handbags are getting even better with there reproductions it is getting harder and harder these days to tell the difference.

That being said, I found a sure fire way to find out if a COACH handbag is authentic or not. Especially if your shopping for the handbag on eBay. Its really very simple. Coach has been recording the serial numbers of there bags for a while now, especially there newer bags. If you find a handbag that you have a question as to if it is authentic or not just take get the serial number and call Coach on there 1-800 line. You can get the number from COACH.com. Give that serial number to the customer service agent and he/she will tell you if the handbag is authentic or not. It is that simple. Don't try to take the handbag to a store as the clerks are not equipped to answer such a question.

Secondly, holder handbags are a different story. Yes, Coach has been recording the serial numbers of there handbags for a while but some of the older handbags are just not in this database the customer service representative have access to. In this case you will have to take a step of faith and send the handbag into COACH for them to evaluate it. They will send the purse back with a authenticity letter or a letter stating that the handbag is fake.

 

So on older handbags how are they able to evaluate the handbag?

Well, it seams that COACH has been sticking with the same fabric for there handbags for years. They are able to evaluate the fabric as well as the stitching techniques to say yea or na to an handbags authentic character. One other tell sign is on older style bags, if the interior patch says made in Italy, Costa Rica, or United States, and there is no misspelling of the words - the item is most certainly authentic. But would still check out the serial number with Coach.

I hope this followup give you a easier time in evaluating COACH merchandise.

Online Shopping in India Gives You Enticing Experience

India has been a dominating power in the world of online shopping in the recent times and is widely known for its niche reputation in the global arena. It is all due to its far reaching excellence in the field of online marketing that has managed it to gain a competitive edge over its close competitors. Alongside, it is also heavily responsible for bringing about an unprecedented boom in the field of online marketing. Online shopping in India is a very simple and easy way as whatever you like to buy, you can order online and receive at your doorsteps.
While opting for online shopping in India, you can seek valuable advices and suggestions from your family and friends. Alternatively, you can simply ascertain your requirements, look out for the product over the Internet that caters best to your requirements and buy the one that is available at the most reasonable cost. Online shopping India is highly preferred by countless people, since it not only enables them to shop in the comfort of their homes, but it also gives them due value for their money along with safe and secure payment modes such as PayPal, credit card and more.
Information related to costs, features and specifications of numerous items including baby products, jewelery, health equipments, mobile phones, computer and myriad of other electronic devices are provided on various websites. For making your online shopping experience the best and most satisfying one, you can browse through innumerable websites that offer all these and many more products. You can compare products from multiple online shops and buy the one or more that suit your requirements at the most competitive rate. If you want to make any query, there is nothing to worry about as some reputed online shops may also offer 24X7 online support to their customers to solve their queries.
Other Advantages of Online Shopping India Include:
You can read other users' reviews and take ideas about the product you want to buy
You can save a lot of your time and money as you are not moving outside your home
Thousands of websites related to online shopping in India have been designed to fulfill the needs of different customers. The manifold benefits that you get are simply incredible. Many leading online stores are offering products at discounted rates in order to promote their products among people across the world.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Consumer Shopping Tips-How to Find the Best Bargains

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Bargain hunting is something that not a few people enjoy.  Who does not want to get more for less?  Bargain stores, flea markets, second-hand stores, outlet shops, and garage sales are some of those that are recommended in consumer shopping tips found everywhere.  Recently, with the growing popularity of online shopping, even internet websites can be a source for bargains.  Whether you are looking for new items or used items, there are great bargains and consumer shopping tips to take advantage of in a number of internet websites.  You do not have to spend an arm and a leg for an item in your local department store that you can get at a lower price elsewhere.  Looking for the best bargains and the best consumer shopping tips can make bargain hunting even more enjoyable.
Just about every item you need could be bought for a bargain in internet websites.  You just have to know where to look.  Consumer shopping tips online can point you to the right direction when it comes to bargains.  Oftentimes, there are even click ads that could link you to where you can get the items you are looking for.  You do have to be ready to give out your credit card information when you purchase bargains through the internet.  Bargain shopping could really be so much fun through the internet as you are able to hop from one online store to another without spending for transportation expenses and without getting crampy legs from walking and commuting or driving from store to store.  Perhaps the best of all consumer shopping tips is to keep on looking until you find the lowest price possible.