Saturday, October 12, 2019

How Ready Are You This Coming Black Friday Sale?

The word shopping was revolutionized when it comes to the general assumption of it. I remember back then when you talk about the word shopping it is and always interconnected to women who spend time browsing to clothing and other home essentials in a shopping mall. It was the women who invest and spend the most time in the mall. You can always correlate shopping as getting stuff at a much lower price because of the deals and marked-down. 



Years passed, as long as you have the budget and the means to buy what you need shopping can go down to any member of the family. Alongside it, technology was injected into shopping.  You can find deals and items just by browsing through the web, more so, with just a tap on your mobile phone, shopping sites are available through a mobile application. That is how efficient, reliable and easy you can buy items you need. More likely you can get the idea of what is to expect because shops are all over social media, it is widely promoted! 

What kind of shopper are you?

Are you that kind of impulsive of a buyer or are you like me who mostly based shopping on deals and sale items?  



I am a wise-shopper when it comes to items that we don't normally consume; like food, toiletries, laundry products. For electronics, furniture, and gadgets which I always consider as add-ons when it comes to spending. You don't need to buy a gadget every single month or a piece of furniture every week, a year or two can withstand an updated gadget especially for mobile phones. Electronics such as a television set can last you for 4-5 years tops needed for a replacement or an upgrade. For this year, we are crossing-out to getting a new tv as we just purchased early this year from a Duty-Free summer sale!


Thanksgiving is around the corner and what's next after this gathering? The Black Friday frenzy! 


Black Friday Sale is the biggest and wildest sale ever, to date! It is the nation's largest shopping event. Hundreds and hundreds of stories evolving Black Friday chaos due to unruly scenarios of customers because of the deals they wanted to get. Black Friday sale became chaotic and somehow "deadly" as you can see on the news, hundreds of people flock to shopping stores to hustle items that are on the drop-down sale. Most items they aim for the technology, kitchen wares, branded clothing items, to even the smallest things you can see in the store that you know you can get as low or most like almost free! This is the best time to get items for Christmas presents. 

I used to make a list of stores who releases ads for this event, my favorite stores are Costco, Target, Macy's and Walmart, and ULTA Beauty

For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., some even opened at midnight, so shoppers do camp out for just to be first in line when the door opens. This is yet the pro-tip on getting ahead of others. When you go online you need to know when is the beginning of the sale of each store. 



I also make it a point that I find time read and research on ways to help me go through this, one resource that I found online is on Slickdeals, they listed out very important details for shoppers' as guide. 

Which Categories Should You Focus on This Black Friday? Which Stores Have the Best Sales?How Big Are the Discounts for a Doorbuster Item?

So, how ready are you this coming Black Friday? Always remember be a wise shopper and enjoy the coming holidays! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shopping Items for FREE!



The most awesome feeling when going to the mall or any shopping store is when you can get to shop items you need for FREE! Yep, you read it right, the items that you can see on the photos are ALL FREE! This is because of the loyalty reward points my cellphone subscription under Globe Telecom postpaid which rewarded me with last month, September 17, 2019. 

I have been a subscriber for 14 years now using a prefix number of 917 and every year they grant me points and a single point is equivalent to one peso Php1. So, every September 17th of the year all postpaid numbers are given Php917 points under Globe Rewards App. 
Points are redeemable for clothes, food, cinema or even merchandise items from Globe Store. 

Every year I anticipate and get excited about this season. And, for how many years that I have been receiving points from them, it gets better and better because I can choose from their added merchant's items I can purchase using the points.


Look what I got from my free shopping last weekend! 




After scouting affiliated stores from the Globe Rewards app I decided to get these items from Bench Clothing and accessories and Human Clothing Store. 

Years back, I normally consumed my points buying foods and bath essentials. But from the previous years, I started to learn to use the points wisely by buying stuff which can be used for the longest period and usage.




I am so proud of myself that I was able to buy and get the items at the exact amount of my rewards points, I did not need to add more cash. :)


I got his Bench personal haircare roller brush for my daughter. The last time she was requesting me to buy a new one because the one she's using started to wear down. Now, she has a new one to use and it was for FREE! :) 
Price: Php149 (149 points).



Next, are some pairs of foot socks from Bench Clothing. I got 3-pairs per pack, black, gray and one printed. This costs Php169 (169 points).





Last is this pair of blue criss-cross sandals from Human Clothing PH for Php599 (599 points). 

Some of the perks that you can get for rewarding you as a loyal customer/subscriber. I am very much thankful and I appreciate this so much!

Thank you Globe Telecom, 917! 


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Trying Out New and Old Time Brand for Bath Essentials





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How do you reward yourself after a long day at work, or even just being busy around the house and being a mommy? 


For me, a good bath or even a quick shower using your favorite soap or even trying out some bath products available in the market is my simple way to reward myself. From my recent bath essential shopping, I included my old-timer brand and a new one for me to try out.

These are the products I bought from Watsons' store, a pack of their brand of disposable pink razors, buy one get one free H&B Heavenly Beauty Premium Goatmilk Whitening Milk Bar, and, C.Y. Gabriel Kojic Soap with Glutathione. 

As you can notice the bath soap are mostly has this skin whitening ingredient, not exactly the main purpose of me buying them but the scent which caught my interest. And, trying out products is always exciting!

I have known this brand C.Y. Gabriel soap years back as my mom used to buy this as her bath soap. But the packaging and the bar shapes evolved through the years and yep incorporating some additional ingredients was a good move. Same as the H&B goatmilk soap I love the scent from the packaging itself. The milky scent was very evident. This made me smile as I am excited to use it. 

Both of the bath soaps were on sale, tagged as buy one take one free. 

What is your recent bath haul or your favorite bath soap to use?