Saturday, March 30, 2013

What To look for When Shopping on The Internet

What To look for When Shopping on The Internet

Any time you shop online, you are taking a risk. Without a store front and actual employees to talk to, you have to gamble on whether or not they are trustworthy. Sometimes, if it is a big name store, you don't even think about worrying. However, smaller online stores that have not yet made a name for themselves are riskier. Here are a few ways to decide if it is right for you to go ahead and make the purchase.

Customer Experience Analytics
See if you can find some customer experience analytics on the company. These are also known as CEAs. They are reports that have been created by an outside company using statistics, data modeling, and other forms of research to determine customer satisfaction and company productivity. If you can find one of these reports, you can learn a lot about the place you are considering doing business with.

Customer Feedback from Social Media
Utilize social media to get some answers. See if they have a Facebook page that has comments on it. Check for reviews on other websites similar to that allow customers to leave their feedback. Even a quick Google search for customer feedback from social media could lead you to some very useful information regarding the experience real customers have had doing business with that particular company. Just make sure that you find enough reviews to see patterns. If there are only a few and they don't seem to match, they may have been garnered for business. Also, if there is one or two out of many that are negative, it was probably an isolated incident that led to the bad review.

Business Background
Check out the business background. Find out what their roots are, where they come from, and what inspired the start of the store. Sometimes, they have it directly on their website or on a Wikipedia page. This can help you to feel more comfortable if you know that they have been around for quite some time or have another reputable foot in the door.

Shipping and Return Policies
Finally, take a look at some of their policies, such as shipping and return. An honest company who has faith in their products will have a decent return policy. Of course, there are certain items that cannot be returned, but an "All Sales are Final" policy can send off some red flags. It means they are more concerned with the initial sale as opposed to returning customers. If the company even offers to pay for shipping on return items, that is a great signal to go ahead.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mailbox Freebies 2013 #6

Mailbox Freebies 2013 #6

Garnier Skin Renewal Miracle BB Cream Sample from Target:
Free Sample Of Juara Skincare Products:
Free Ohio Wine Wheel & Guide (Download or Order):
Silk Iced Latte (Facebook 200 coupons an hour):
Free Sample of Folgers Fresh Breaks Coffee (Facebook):
Free Roll of New Scott Extra Soft Bathroom Tissue (Signup required):
8oz Valspar Paint Sample Coupon (Mailed):

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tiny Prints Welcome Vera Bradley with 20% OFF

Vera Bradley Collection from Tiny Prints

You've got to check this out...the new Vera Bradley Collection from Tiny Prints.

You know Vera Bradley for their colorful bags, totes, luggage and more. They are known around the world for their dazzling colors, playful patterns and stylish designs.

Now, you can buy stationery with Vera Bradley-inspired designs from Tiny Prints. Check out some of the awesome designs below.

Patterned Charm Baby Shower Invitations Flowery Introduction Birth Announcements Simply Precious Thank You Notes

They have many Vera Bradley designs to choose from for baby shower invitations, birth announcements, thank you cards, and address labels. Plus, if you order by Tuesday, March 26, you can get 20% off your entire purchase at Tiny Prints. Just use the code 20MARSW by 11:59pm PT on Tuesday to save 20%.

Check out their entire collection and make your stationery as dazzling as your bags.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Accessories of The Stars At Low Prices

Stella & Dot has taken Hollywood by storm with celebrities and editors adoring Stella & Dot's boutique style jewelry and accessories line! Elizabeth Banks, an actress, producer and director, has been spotted wearing the Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace on multiple occasions! Add this necklace to a summer dress or with a shirt and jeans. Carly Rae Jepsen was seen accessorizing with the Spring Awakening Necklace while posing with Seventeen magazine. This beautiful necklace is perfect for spring! Shay Mitchell looks stunning in the Pegasus Necklace and owns several Stella & Dot pieces. Be your own celebrity and flaunt Stella & Dot's couture style. Happy Accessorizing!

Blurb Designer Book 20% OFF

I've been blogging about Blurb for a while now, bring you deals and updates to their products. So a few weeks ago, when I was offered an early bird trial of Blurb's new Designer Photo Book Templates  I of course said, Yes! 

Now that I have my finished product in front of me, I'd like to share how fun and easy it was to create this beautiful looking photo album! If you have recently taken a fun family trip or want to remember a great birthday party, head over to Blurb and create one of their new Designer Books! They are easy to design and look great! Plus you can save 20% using the code DESIGNMYBOOK  
You can thank me later!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mailbox Freebies 2013 #5

Mailbox Freebies 2013 #5

Try new chewable Pedia-Lax Probiotic Yums FREE From Target:

Free Sample Of L’Oreal Triple Resist Shampoo & Conditioner:

Win Free Hair Color From L’Oreal (Facebook):

Free Sample Of Fekkai Technician Color Care Shampoo (Sam’s Club Membership Required):

Free Sample Of Clear Ultra Shea Shampoo and Conditioner (Facebook):

Free LOLoudly T-shirt (Facebook):

Order a Free Sample of Quest Protein Bars:

FREE Quick-Start Kit and 3 FREE Atkins Bars (Facebook):

Free P & G Samples:

Free Sample Of Hydroxycut Weight Loss Gummies (Facebook):

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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