Dec 14, 2020

Monday Quote & In-Store Shopping Tips

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Today’s quote is one that I hope will make you smile.

We have 10 days… count um..10 days until Xmas Eve and you know what that means…there’s ONLY 10 more days to FINISH all the shopping and prepping and decorating in time for Christmas.

If you’re one of those Super duper organized shoppers that is done with their Xmas shopping in May, well then my hats off to you.

However, if you haven’t started and/or trying to finish (and are dubious of the On line delivery times or just like to support local retailers) here are a  few  of my favorite In Store shopping tips to help you get that list done in nothing flat:

I don’t mean to brag…BUT I’m pretty good at this whole Support your “Local Retailer” Shopping thing…Favorite tips below.

  1. Make a list of EVERYONE you need to shop for. Don’t wing it and go from memory.  Brain fog is often known to happen when you come across a 70% off SALE sign.
  2. Make sure you have something to EAT and drink before you shop.
  3. Keep hydrated (Always carry a small bottle of water in your purse. (More times than not your thirsty and not hungry).
  4. Shop EARLY (right when the stores open) or as late in the day as your schedule and store hours allow.
  5. Stock is substantially diminished in stores this year. If you’re shopping and can’t decide between two items for someone…buy them both and return one after you’ve had time to consider which one is best.
  6. Use only one credit card for purchases during the holidays, and pay it off in full at the end of the month. You will not only have a complete record of what you’re bought during the holidays but it’s  easier and faster  to return an item on a charge card versus a debit card.
  7. ALWAYS get a gift receipt. 
  8.  If you’re mailing items from USPS.. Learn to use the free standing postal machines to weigh and stamp your items. You’ll avoid waiting in long lines and will be in and out of the Post Office Pronto.
  9. Prep your mailing packages:  Each package should be addressed, sealed/taped and ready to go when you get to the Post office. This will save you mountains of aggravation and time if you think ahead and have everything ready -prior to putting your item on the postal scale.
  10. When in doubt use the FLAT RATE boxes provided for FREE from the Post Office. More times than not this will save you money.

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Nov 28, 2016

Cyber NOT! Worst On-Line Shopping Sites

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Earlier this morning as I was attempting to pedal off the Thanksgiving Day pounds on said stationary bike and chatting with my friend Tanya at break neck speed (too bad talking doesn’t burn calories) we both stopped mid pedal as this article popped up on my news feed via my phone  conveniently perched on the handle bars. It read “Top 8 On-Line Retailers to Avoid from Being Ripped Off.” We both took note immediately because let’s face it no one wants to be at the mercy of some deceptive retailer. As  a major shopper in my own right and one that instills honesty be it retail or otherwise I felt compelled to report this to all you lovely Glamour Girls ASAP! Take note and avoid at all possible costs because in the end that’s what they will do-COST YOU! Happy Cyber Monday -“Go Forth and Shop Safely.”


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Better Business Bureau cites nearly $15,000 in claimed losses from this retailer. On, 313 of 460 total reviewers give the company just one star. One reviewer noted, “I have ever before seen quality this poor. Garments were missing hems, sections of fabric were hanging out of seems, sizes were off by a great deal. The garments did not function as clothing on a basic level. Don’t even try to return the stuff.”


This is not a BBB-accredited company, though the bureau registered 235 complaints for it over the last three years. They call the company out for advertising and sales issues, billing and collection problems, delivery issues, warranty problems—but most of all for problems with products (with 177 of the reviewers registering such complaints).


Of nearly 1,600 reviews on SiteJabber, nearly 900 give it the lowest possible rating. Among the typical complaints is sizing that’s way off scale. “Even though I ordered extra large, the clothes all looked like they were made for ten year old!” one reviewer noted.


Better Business Bureau has not accredited this China-based business, and gives it an F rating (yes, on a scale that goes up to A+). The bureau has in fact issued an alert against the company after the bureau tried to contact it in an attempt to develop a report, but the post office returned the mail.


SiteJabber reviewers slam this company, with more than 3,000 reviewers giving it a pathetic one-star rating out of five. On Reddit, people talking about the company complain of ill-fitting, poorly made merchandise, and call the whole thing a scam. “I honestly would not even donate these ‘clothes’ to Goodwill, as they are not only unfashionable, they are not even functional as real clothing,” one Redditor wrote. “Paper thin and laughably assembled, their items are the equivalent of something you might win at a roadside carnival.”


A measly few hundred reviewers on SiteJabber give this company a satisfactory rating; more than 2,000 of 3,000 reviewers give it one star. Choice words from reviews include “trash,” “fraud,” “ugly,” and “thieves.”


While SiteJabber contains far fewer reviews for this site—150 compared to several thousand for some of the other businesses on this list—most of those give the lowest rating possible. People cite receiving products that look nothing like the photos on the company’s website, constructed shoddily enough to constitute fraud.


This is not a BBB-accredited business, though it does receive an F rating from the bureau. Nearly 600 reviewers out of 830 on SiteJabber give it the lowest possible rating, citing issues like “cheap quality” and “refused to resolve an error.” Seems like Zaful should be renamed “awful” based on customer experience

On Line Site Information courtesy of Marie media (Heart Corporation)

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Jul 2, 2013

Fabulous Fourth Sales….

Posted By: Terri
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And so it begins…the start of some MAJOR summer markdowns. Racked .com has just posted a fabulous list of sales that celebrate the fourth. The best part is you don’t have to wait because the sales starts NOW! Go forth to shop and save!


· 30 Cancan: 20 to 60% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Adidas: 10% off sitewide with code EXTRA. [Details]

· Aloha Rag: Up to 65% off designer merch. [Details]

· Anthropologie: Take an extra 20% off sale items. [Details]

· Armani Exchange: 40% off select sale items. [Details]

· ASOS: Up to 50% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Bloomingdale’s: 25 to 60% off select apparel and accessories.[Details]

· C. Wonder: Up to 60% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Cassius Eyewear Co.: Take 25% off and free shipping. Enter JULY4. [Details]

· Carbon 38: Take an extra 15% off sitewide with code JULY4. [Details]

· Club Monaco: 30% off select sale merchandise. Enter SUMMER30. [Details]

· Colette: Up to 50% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Collective Habit: 30 to 70% off select sale items. [Details]

· Delicate Raymond: 60% off all jewelry. Enter 60JULY. [Details]

· Earnest Sewn: Take 25% off regular merch with code AMERICA. [Details]

· Edition01: 20% off Tracy Anderson items. Enter TAM20P. [Details]

· Elizabeth McKay: 40% off select styles. Enter FFAMILY. [Details]

· FarFetch: Up to 40% off select merchandise. [Details]

· French Connection: 50% off select sale apparel. Enter S13FINAL. [Details]

· French Garment Cleaners Co.: Up to 40% off summer. [Details]

· Haute Hippie: 65% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Intermix: 30% off two or more accessories. [Details]

· J. Crew: 40% off all swim styles. [Details]

· Les Nouvelles: 20% off sitewide. Enter FIRECRACKER. [Details]

· Levi’s: Up to 50% off select denim. [Details]

· LOFT: Take an extra 60% off sale items. [Details]

· Madewell: Extra 30% off sale merchandise. Enter HAPPY4TH. [Details]

· Maggy London: 40% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Mara Hoffman: 15% off select merchandise. Enter SUMMER. [Details]

· Matches: Up to 50% off select merchandise. [Details]

· MiH Jeans: Up to 50% off spring/summer merchandise. [Details]

· Milly: 65% select items. [Details]

· Monsoon: Up to 50% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Nasty Gal: 20% off storewide. [Details]

· Nautica: 40% off four or more items. Enter July4. [Details]

· Nicole Miller: Up to 70% off select merchandise. [Details]

· 20% off sitewide. Enter SUMMERLOVING.[Details]

· Nordstrom: 65% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Of A Kind: 35% off everything. Enter GOFOURTH. [Details]

· Opening Ceremony: Up to 60% off spring/summer merchandise. [Details]

· OTTE: 40% off designer stuff. Enter EXTRA40POP. [Details]

· Piperlime: Up to 70% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Ralph Lauren: 25% off select sale items. Enter SUMMER13. [Details]

· REISS: Up to 50% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Roxy: Up to 50% off select sale merchandise. [Details]

· Roztayger: 30 to 50% off select bags. [Details]

· Singer22: 20% off sitewide. Enter INDY20. [Details]

· Splendid: Up to 50% off select cotton goods. [Details]

· Theory: Extra 25% off sale merchandise. Enter EXTRA25. [Details]

· Timo Weiland: Take 20% off select merch. Enter BOTTOMSUP. [Details]

· Tory Burch: 30% off when you spend $250+. Enter SUMMER. [Details]

· Totokaelo: 30 to 50% off spring/summer merchandise. [Details]

· Urban Outfitters: 60% off select merchandise. [Details]

· Voda Swim: 25% off all swim styles. Enter sparkler. [Details]

· Yoox: Up to 50% off spring/summer merchandise. [Details]

· Zobha: 60% off select merchandise. [Details]


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