Do Early Holiday Sales Benefit the Consumer?

christmasshoppingIt seems like every holiday season the sales come early. No sooner are the items from one holiday away before you find the aisles stocked for the next; some shops start doing these before the previous holiday has even passed. This is a practice that’s known in the retail industry as ‘creeping.” This applies mainly to Christmas shopping, but markets have begun to use this to capitalize on every ‘holiday’ from Valentine’s Day to Cinco de Mayo.

Customers complain about the practice, but still turn out in droves for the sales. In tighter markets, with more savvy customers looking for the deal, this is necessary for a lot of retailers to remain competitive. We all know that this helps the company’s bottom line by getting more shoppers in sooner for holiday deals, but does this practice help you, the customer?

Capitalizing on Creep – for Consumers

The obvious advantage to you as a shopper is that you can spend less throughout the year and avoid the jam a week before the holiday. This will help ensnare that you can get hot items that may sell out earlier, and allows you to save some stress at the holidays. However, there are hidden advantages to creep that may not have occurred to you.

1. Early holiday sales or extended the holiday season forces other retailers to do the same in order to remain viable. This leads to more choice for you at greater savings of time and money.

2. This practice allows consumers to pay cash for bigger items they may not be able to afford without using credit. Layaway is a great example of this benefit. Christmas sales in July or August allow you to reserve an item early at a sale price, pay cash for it in increments and have it on time for the holidays without accruing interest.

3. You’ll spend more overall on holiday shopping, but you’ll spend less each time and save stress by making smaller purchases over a longer period of time. Your gift recipients will be happy, and you’ll feel more magnanimous.

Websites like 234.aspx help shoppers by offer great prices throughout the year on items for every season, with deeper discounts close to the holiday. This means that you can get a great price on Christmas in July, and arrange to have the option of home delivery or shipping directly to the intended recipient.


Show Thanks and Love With Nicole Lee Handbags

I’ve never met a girl/woman who doesn’t like… let me rephrase that, doesn’t LOVE handbags. I have a 3 year old girl who gets giddy around adorable handbags/purses at the store! Handbags are a woman’s life extension. My husband would say I carry my house inside the store. I literally have everything I need in my purse to survive a day or two. A reliable handbag to carry my necessities is all I need. There is one handbag brand that I have personally tried and tested… that is Nicole Lee.

I have 3 Nicole Lee Handbags in my closet. So yes, this isn’t just something I acquired days ago but I actually own several of them. I swear but its durability, quality, cuteness and they are very stylish. I turned heads, women! And had been stopped several times on the street just to be asked where I got my handbag. LOL

What is Nicole Lee?

  • Nicole Lee, an LA based handbag company, had its first launch in 2004.
  • Nicole Lee handbags have unique designs and funky details and is always pushing the envelope when it comes to hot fashion trends. Nicole Lee believes that fashion should be fun and refreshing.
  • Nicole Lee handbags are created with Top quality fabric and detailed craftsmanship, Nicole Lee handbags are not shy on the shelves. With aggressive and fashion forward designs, Nicole Lee aspires to take the world of handbags to a whole new level.

For this review, Nicole Lee sent me the gorgeous DOROTHY DREAM CATCHER PRINT SHOPPER BAG.

nicole lee dorothy dream cather print shopper bag

  • Colors: Dream Catcher
  • Size: 19″ W X 13″ H X 5″ D
  • Drop: 9″
  • Strap: 30-58″ (adjustable/detachable)
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs

Be ready for summer with the Nicole Lee Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper Bag.

  • Exterior features: made of faux leather, Nicole Lee’s Dream Catcher print on front, tribal print trim, rhinestone embellishments, gold-tone hardware, faux croc handles, zipper closure, back zip pocket, and Nicole Lee nameplate in front.
  • Interior features: zip wall pocket with NL nameplate at interior back, double open wall pockets at interior front, and diamond geometric print with NL logo satin lining.
  • Faux leather handles with 9” inch drop.
  • Includes adjustable and detachable 30-58” inch shoulder strap.
  • Color available is Dream Catcher.
  • For cleaning, wipe with damp cloth.

This Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper bag is everything you’ll ever need in a handbag and more. The print is very unique. Something you will not find just about every wear like other handbags in stores. It is a total conversation starter. I can say that this handbag reflects my personality.

Practicality is also something I consider when I get a new handbag. I want something beautiful, stylish and of great quality without breaking my bank. And Nicole Lee handbags offers that. With so many styles, designs and sizes to choose from. You’ll surely find one that speaks to you.

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And as I have mentioned, I needed something that could possibly carry my entire house with me. Okay, maybe not my entire house… just some. The much needed ones. I am a mom! My handbag doubles as a diaper bag, snack bag and toy bag. If you are a mom like me you’ll understand.


As you can see my Dorothy Dream Catcher Print Shopper Bag can hold everything. Well, that’s just half of my things right there though but there is plenty space left for more! Much more. The lining is gorgeous too. It has pockets for things that you use often like phone, lipstick, powder, chapstick, etc… So no need to dig through.

I can go on and on with all the reasons why I love Nicole lee handbags. I mean, come on, what’s not to love?! I suggest find it out yourself. Here’s a great chance for you to!

Early Bird SALE just for Nicole Lee Facebook FANS!!!

Nicole Lee Sale

Nicole Lee have a Special Sale Exclusively for their Facebook fans on Tuesday November 25, 2014, and this is going to go on for only 24 hours!

So, go on… like them at: Nicole Lee Facebook Page

After you click like, your special access for the Early Bird Facebook Fans Special Sale is HERE!

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Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Nicole Lee USA. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

Gift Ideas for Babies

The Holidays are coming and so does the craze in buying gifts for everyone!!! May it be for the young, the old and of course the baby. Babies are the easiest to give gifts to. They don’t complain much… well, maybe the parents will (just kidding). But that doesn’t mean you can buy just about anything without thinking.

If thinking isn’t your strongest point… like me… sometimes. Here are some quick ideas you can give to a baby or for the parents who like baby stuff for their babies (what else?!).

  • Diapers
    -I guarantee you, every parent would appreciate it. May it be cloth or disposable diapers, it will surely be put to good use. Just a hint though, make sure to ask what size the baby is wearing before you go shopping. If you are not sure, keep the receipt so you can exchange it just in case.
  • Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
    – There is something about this teether that babies love. It is not cheap. It costs around $25 at Toys R Us. Though a tad pricey, it seems to be worth it. Babies especially the teething ones just LOVES this.
  • Sports Themed Outfits
    -Want to earn great points to parents? Well, get the ones that are of their interest. Are they sports fans? Do they love the Dallas Cowboys? I know, I do. Well check out  Dallas Cowboys baby clothing. They are the most adorable thing! Babies can be great fans too, you know?
  • Ride On Toys
    -Mad wheels?! Well, yes please. Your not the only one who can roll in style. Any ride on toys will surely make a baby glee as they go wheelie! Check out this little one in a sweet Harley bike. How badass is that?!


    photo not mine

    And is that a mini wheelie he is doing right there? Mad skills, little bro!

Honestly, whatever you give to the little recipient this Christmas, the size or the price doesn’t really matter. It’s the thought and the love that goes with the gift really more. Though anything from the list above are pretty awesome, eh?!