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 http://www.giftsforyounow.com/personalized-halloween-trick-or-treat-bags 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.

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Buy the Coolest Shoes this Fall

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Fall season is one of the most suitable times of the year to shop as most of the online fashion websites offer cool discounts on the most amazing range of products especially the shoes. If you are a shopper by heart who is always looking for an opportunity to make the most of your purchase decisions by getting good quality shoes at affordable rates then you should go over the following tips that would guide you on the same.

  • Select an appropriate website: Buying your shoes online can be a good choice as it will save your time and effort required to actually visit a shop. When buying your shoes online, you must make sure that you buy it from a website that offers quality products so that you don’t end up paying for shoes that last only one season. Websites like 6pm should be considered by you as it has a pretty good reputation in the market and the customers for selling quality products.

 

  • Check out a lot of options: While buying fall shoes for yourself, you must check out a lot of shoe types that the website is offering before you make the purchase decision. It would be smart to buy sturdy shoes that do not get damaged easily and can be worn at your workplace as well as on a special occasion without making you feel out of the place.

 

  • Make use of the additional deals: Many of the online shopping sites like 6pm offer special discounts and coupons to its loyal or regular customers – check them here. Some websites also offer daily deals to all its customers. So it would be smart to gain knowledge of various deals and discounts offered by the website before making the purchase.

 

  • Stick with the brands: If you are going to buy a daily use item like shoes then you must buy only branded products. Doing so would assure you that you are getting a good quality product that would last for years and would give you the option of using them as a casual wear at home even if they go out of fashion.

 

  • Seek other benefits: Before you actually decide to buy your shoes from an online store, you must seek out other benefits that are offered by it. Free delivery in your locality can be one of the benefits that would help you to save more of your hard earned money.

August Beauty Box 5 (Review)

The “ber months” are fast approaching! Yay! I don’t know about you but I am so ready for summer to be over. It’s waaaaayyyy too hot here in Texas. The A/C in our car stopped working so driving around in mid-afternoon is a chore. You’ll be drenched in sweat but the time you arrive at your destination no matter how close that is. The heat goes up to 3 digits. So yeah, Fall season hurry up will ya?!

On the other hand, I got my new BB5 box!!! Yay! One of the things I look forward to every month is this box. Remember those shower gel samples?! I got the chance to use them. We go to my in-law’s house to swim in their pool every week. The shower gels really came in handy. Actually, I already ran out. Ha! And the lotions too. So yeah, everything in the Beauty Box 5 is useful. You may not use every single one of them right away but when time comes, you’ll be glad you got them on hand.

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What is Beauty Box 5?

  • Beauty Box 5 is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

How to get the box?

  • Subscribing to Beauty Box 5 is really easy. You can choose  from the 3 affordable subscription plans that they have and get one that you think will work best for you. Check subscription plans here.

For my review, I got the Beauty Box 5 box for the month of August.

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Here’s what’s inside!!!

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Here’s what I got:

Style Essentials – Nail Polish

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  • In this box, I love this the most. The color of the glitter is gorgeous. It goes well with those mint hued nail polishes. My daughter went gaga with this. She’s 3 so I was surprised. She kept on saying “Oh nice!” as I put 3 coats of this on her nails for more glitters. LOL

Nanacoco – Lip Glass

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  • As a lipstick-crazy person it’s funny how I have never tried a lip glass ever. I love matte and cream lipstick. I don’t like them shimmery, sticky or super shiny. And by the name itself “lip glass” I presumed this will be super shiny, I was wrong. This has more cream texture on it. It’s shear but really pretty. Great for casual days and if you want to go for the au naturel look. I can see myself wearing this everyday, even at the gym.

Novex – Brazilian Keratin

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  • My first time hearing (seeing?! LOL) this brand. My hair is as I call it “dead”, blame the constant bleaching. I am hoping this will resurrect my hair. Make it un-dead! Haha! Like a zombie?! Can’t stop giggling now. My un-dead hair! LOL We shall see. 🙂

Pur-lisse – Pur-Protect SPF 30

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  • As I mentioned above, we have been swimming for almost every week now so this is PERFECT!!! Shall be using this soon and maybe will be buying more. I really don’t have a decent facial SPF cream. I use the usual sunscreen for the body and pat on my face. Yup, so ghetto. LOL

La Fresh – Travel Lite Makeup remover Wipes

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  • A girl could never have enough makeup remover wipes! This is something I would happily accept in my box if they will include one in every single one of them. I have it in ALL the purses that I got. I also have them in my bathroom. Haha

This month’s box verdict:

This month’s box just made the top of my BB5 Favorite Boxes of all time. Every single item in this box will be used up pretty quick! I love it! On a scale of 1-10, 10 as the highest. This a perfect 11!

To subscribe and learn more about Beauty Box 5, visit their website at: http://www.beautybox5.com/
You can also follow them on: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube andInstagram

April

Disclosure: “Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product/s was gifted from Beauty Box 5. Opinions expressed here are my own.”

Prom Season

The most awaited day among teens is just around the corner. Yes, I am talking about prom. Prom season here in the States usually starts around April until May. Date varies from school to school. I remember when I was in high school that we prepared for this magical day months ahead. I am sure the ladies who will attend the prom have already a perfect, hair, make up and dress in mind.

A prom dress is as important as the sweet 16 dress, maybe even the wedding dress. Well, at this moment of their life of course. It’s a make it or break it kind of deal. So finding that “perfect prom dress” is vital. But whatever that perfect dress may be, I am sure they will find it at the JJsHouse. They have all the beautiful prom dresses you can possibly think of. I have my top picks of course. And picking my top 3 was hard. How much more if you will just pick one?

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But whatever dress you may pick, one thing is to be kept in mind. It is to have a great time at the prom and make the most out of it. Make memories that will last a lifetime. After all, you can only go to the prom once. But if you’re lucky, maybe more.

April

That Prom Dress by JenJenHouse

Prom is probably one of the best highlights in a teens life. Every girl is obsessing about that most awaited day (I know I did…). And of course, getting that most beautiful dress possible to wear to this magical event.

Prom season is upon us and I know it was around this time that girls are already on the hunt for that coveted prom queen worthy of a dress. But even if you aren’t the prom queen you can make a statement and be the talk of the high school halls just by showing up in the most gorgeous dress.

During my time which was ages ago, getting a beautiful dress for prom is limited as to what is available in the area. And there isn’t much. The designs are blah! I ended up wearing one that isn’t my style and taste just for the sake of attending the prom and have fun. Nowadays, that’s not going to be an issue. Getting the most beautiful prom dress is just as easy as a click. Check out JenJenHouse to know what I mean.

Girls can now rock the latest trend in prom dresses that will surely turn everyone’s heads. I have checked http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Prom-Dresses-c18/new-arrival/, JenJenHouse’s latest arrival of beautiful prom dresses and here are my favorites:

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From simple beautiful dresses to the most extensively detailed and gorgeous dresses, JenJenHouse got it. If only online shopping is available during my time, I wouldn’t have been stuck in that drab of a prom dress that I wore. I love the variety of dresses that this store have. I can hardly make up my mind as to which one is the most beautiful one because honestly, every single one is beautiful in it’s own way. Every single girl will definitely find their dress at JenJenHouse that will best suit their style, personality and of course according to their liking.

April

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.

 

Dress Sale for Valentines at Romwe

Sale for going out dresses! Starting at $9.99!

Preparing for the Valentine’s Day!

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2014 First Big Sale! Up to 70% off!

Extended with another 1000 styles!

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