Posts Tagged ‘bargains’

Must Develop Self Control

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

So I clearly am addicted to online shopping. I must now admit to a very off-the-cuff purchase I made simply because I saw a bargain. Yes, I have now official purchased a Catch of the Day and I’m not entirely sure why…

Catch of the day

It was a bargain!

I have never previously bought sunglasses without trying them on first, but when a pair of $49 glasses are on sale for $14 and they don’t have any branding OR bling on them, how could I say no?

Sunglasses

Do they suit me?

They’re a bit plasticy and I can see why my current sunglasses cost about 15 times as much, but what a deal!

P.S. Catch of the Day currently has a Catchathon with over 200 products on sale. I dare you…

Discount! discount! DISCOUNT!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I received an email this morning from Book Depository offering me 10% discount vouchers for ten of my friends! So I thought I’d open it up as a little prize to my millions of readers. First ten people to email me with “Please, please, I need discount books!” as the subject line gets a voucher!*

*Winners will be notified by email. Offer ends sometime soon.
Books

Hooray for Clipart!

It’s Christmas in July

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I think my neighbours must think my family runs a drug lab or we’re involved in some sort of suspicious international scam due to the number of white delivery vans that come to my house. We are active ‘online purchasers’ so we receive deliveries almost every day. Today was my turn and boy, did I do well!

Last Sunday night I became a little bit excited when my brother introduced me to The Book Depository, a UK based book shop that ships internationally FOR FREE. That’s right, free. Zilch. Zip. Zero dollars. To make this deal even more delicious, the books themselves are SO CHEAP that you’ll just scream with delight every time you click “Add to basket”. Let’s just say, I went a little click-happy and purchased ten books, seven of which have already arrived! I ordered on 4 July, received three on 9 July, another four today (12 July) and I’m reasonably certain the next three will arrive very soon, all the way from the UK! This is beyond amazing considering I wanted to punch Borders after they declared their Australian online store open, announced free delivery but then you have to wait 3 weeks for the book to arrive because for some reason it comes from Germany. As a show of my gratitude I am telling everyone to go there. So, GO THERE. NOW. CLICK HERE.

Parcels

Presents for myself from me!

Meanwhile, one of my purchases was a vegetarian cookbook called Plenty written by a chef called Yotam Ottolenghi. I cannot wait to cook some of the recipes! They are quite simple, don’t use ridiculous, inaccessible products and look absolutely delicious. And while I’d never give up eating meat, I am a vegetable freak and I’d happily live on these recipes for the rest of my life. Well… you know what I mean.

Plenty

Yum num num...

I love looking in cookbooks and this is no exception. It has beautiful images and some fabulous illustrations of vegetables dividing each section of the book. I often look through cookbooks and get nervous by the lists of ingredients or that one ingredient that I have never even heard of. There are a few of those in here – does anyone know what ‘kohlrabi’ is?? – but overall the recipes seem doable. There are so many I want to make including baked eggplants with a buttermilk and yoghurt filling, broccoli and gorgonzola pie, a vegetarian vietnamese pancake and a potato and tomato pie. To top things off, I learnt a new word!

Brassicas.

It almost says Jessicas. But it is a genus of the mustard plants and includes cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli. I had no idea. Now I do. A worthwhile purchase. Meanwhile, apparently broccoli was first used over 2000 years ago in Italy. Wow. I knew those Italians were clever people.

Broccoli

Made in Italy.

Hold Me Back – Bargains Galore

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I have been introduced to the phenomenon of ‘Deal of the Day’ websites that offer a product that you never knew you needed at such a low price that you discover you have to buy it. My favourite is Catch of the Day that releases a new product every day at midday. The products range from kids toys to cooking appliances to food and are often sold in bulk. At one stage you could buy nine Colgate toothbrushes at money saving prices. As I do not have a family of nine I decided to let this deal pass but I thought about it! Oh boy, did I think about it…

Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes for the whole family

I thought I would share some Catch of the Day highlights to tempt your tastebuds. At the moment there is a $15 cap on delivery charges, making this process even more of a bargain! How can you look past these:

I feel too guilty to actually purchase something from this site because I know it is waste of money and I really don’t need any of it! So I am opening up the challenge to you all! Go on! You know you want that six piece pink kitchen knife set! Spoil the wife with a new dustbuster! Or solve those bad breath issues with 30 packs of chewing gum. All I ask is that you let me know how it goes.

Pet bed

I bet you never realised you needed this! It's great for cats, dogs and bonuses!

And on another note, for all you alcoholics, every Wednesday you can go to Wine Catch of the Day and purchase yourself a lot of wine for not much money! Who knows what it will taste like, but you can sleep easy knowing it was a bargain.