Month: May 2013

Online Coupons vs Printed Coupons?

As soon as the U.S. economy went into a recession in the late 2000s, more people searched for ways to save money through coupons. For instance, close to 80% of consumers reported using at least one coupon in 2010 alone, according to a study by the Nielsen Company. Manufacturers and vendors have definitely met this demand by increasing the number of coupons that are made available for redemption. Over 3 billion coupons were redeemed in 2010, according to the same study. With the advancements that have been made in technology and the Internet, however, it seems as if the world of couponing has changed drastically as well. The Distribution of Online vs. Printed Coupons More people seem to be turning to the Internet for online coupons instead of traditional media for printed coupons. Forty-nine million different customers used online coupons in the 2010 alone, according to a report from the Association of Coupon Professionals. From NewEgg promo codes for free shipping to department store coupons for high percentage discounts off of purchases, online coupons seem to be more and more prevalent now more than ever before. When it comes to overall distribution, however, there are still many more printed coupons that are being distributed through traditional media than there are online coupons that are being offered through the Internet. Statistics from one study showed that digital coupons in general...

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Check if that hat fits!

The warmer, sunnier months are approaching and our calendars are filling with summer parties, weddings and cocktail parties. Struggling with what to wear? The outfit is easy to find, the right hat that fits is a lot more difficult, right? This fun tool from Fashion World is here to help and tell you if the hat fits. All it needs is your face shape, eye colour, and where you’re going, to give you the best suggestion of what hat or hair accessory to wear. A result that means putting the fabulous summer outfit together just got a lot more fun, and easy. Happy summer shopping,...

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How to find a good UK estate agent

Whether you’re in the market to buy a new house or need help selling your current home, you don’t want to go it alone. Finding a good UK estate agent to help you with the task is essential! After all, since moving property is their business, they can help you with the ins and out of closing on a home, offer tips to make things go more smoothly, and connect you with options you might have known existed before. That said, you don’t want to pair up with just any estate agent. After all, buying or selling a home can be one of the most important things you’ll ever do, so you want to make that choice with a reliable and experienced estate agent. Here are some tips on how to find a good estate agent. Meet them in the field. A good agent spends most of her time on the go rather than working from a desk. An open house is a great place to meet agents, even if you aren’t interested in that particular property, as many agents use these gatherings to socialize with potential clients. If you’re buying a home and really want to multitask, attend an open house in the neighborhood you hope to live in so you get an idea of the home prices there. Check your agent’s experience. Many agents only close on...

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How to find affordable accessories

Getting the right purse, shoes, hat, jewelry or other accessory makes a good dress into the perfect ensemble. You can spend a fortune on them. Or, you can do some research and legwork to get the right pieces for a bargain price and still look great. Refuse to buy less-than-perfect pieces or something that doesn’t quite match. You can get what you want and not spend an arm and a leg. If you take the time to shop carefully, you may even find something that you keep long after the event you’re dressing to attend. Shop Second-Hand Stores Every urban area has a network of retail shops. Start there. Specifically look for boutique style second-hand stores. These are great places to find not only quality second-hand clothing but, also, the accessories that go with them. Check the stock they carry first. If you shop often, you may get an inside track on new arrivals in the stores. So, you can get a chance at getting upscale accessories before they get grabbed up by other buyers. If you’re looking specifically for jewelry, you should also check with pawn shops and go to antique stores. What stores carry is different for different geographic areas. Head for your city’s more upscale districts or suburbs. You’ll have a better selection of finer accessories to choose from. If calling ahead to talk to the...

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