Aug 7

It is a trip that you have to make weekly, no matter how tight your schedule is. You can spend as long or as little time doing this depending on the time you have. If you are a busy mom you need to get the shopping out of the way as soon as possible. A little pre planning is all you need to do.

Make a list

Make a healthy meal plan for the week and make a list of what is required, check with what you already have in the house and make the shopping list. Have the list on the fridge and whenever something is running low, add it to the list.

Go to a familiar store

When you are familiar with the layout of the store, you can go straight to the aisles you need without having to walk around the store looking for things.

Shop at the right time

Avoid going to the store during the weekends and early evenings during week days. Avoid these times as much as possible; preferably go during a week day morning to avoid the queues.

Shop alone

This will allow you to go around getting what you want fast without being distracted.

Apr 29

Are you interested in the lowest prices on genuine Samsung parts and accessories? Then SamsungParts.com is the right choice for you. It is an authorized dealer of Samsung items, meaning that you can have the peace of mind when you buy a product like a Samsung cooking tray that it will work with your Samsung microwave.

When you do a search on the Internet for replacement parts and accessories such as a Samsung waste toner container for your printer, you want to make sure that you are getting the highest-quality products. Buying OEM products means that you have no way of knowing about the quality of the parts and items you are buying. In many cases, purchasing parts and accessories that aren’t authorized from Samsung is an invitation for trouble and headaches down the road.

You purchased Samsung products because you trust their quality — so why not turn to Samsung parts and accessories for these products? If you have a Samsung television, the best choice for it will be a Samsung TV stand. You believe in quality and so does SamsungParts.com.

Dec 23

Whether it is a vintage Chloe dress, Louis Vuitton bag or Gucci shoes, there are certain designer creations that have stood the test of time. Stylists, celebrities and fashion connoisseurs have all developed a taste for vintage designer clothing, representing a new look that mixes the old with the new.

For example, taking a vintage dress and pairing it with modern shoes and jewelry is exceptionally acceptable. You can also purchase vintage Western clothing such as a vintage Gap gingham shirt and wear it with new Levi’s.

Online retailer VintageTrends.com carries a wide selection of vintage designer clothes from the 1930s through the 1980s including 1930s dresses, 1940s military uniforms and 1960s mod clothing. Browse their online inventory to find unique designer clothing you won’t find anywhere else.

Oct 20

Samsung announced October 14 that Amazon Video on Demand will be available on select Samsung HDTVs via a downloadable widget. Owners of Samsung LCD and Plasma HDTVs Series 650 and above and Samsung LED HDTVs Series 7000 and above can download the Amazon Video On Demand widget for free using the Internet@TV — Content Service feature on their HDTVs. Users will have access to more than 50,000 titles from leading movie studios and networks.

“Consumers have told us they want easy access to premium on demand TV shows and movies, and we’re very pleased to continue to offer more ways to do that with Amazon Video On Demand through our Internet@TV — Content Service feature, ” said John Revie, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Whether it’s watching their favorite Blu-ray movie or instantly streaming their favorite content, we’re committed to offering people maximum choice and will continue to be an innovator.”

Consumers with the aforementioned TVs can purchase replacement parts and accessories from SamsungParts.com, including the Samsung wall mount for your favorite LCD or Plasma HDTV. In addition to the latest TVs, Samsung also manufactures appliances and appliance replacement parts such as Samsung fridge filter parts and much more.

Aug 20

Paypal, one of the internet’s largest payment services, has quietly adjusted their fees, leading to outrage among a large portion of the online community.

Paypal, no stranger to controversies in the past, quietly announced a fee change that grossly changes the way that the payment service operates payment transfers. Prior to the change, individuals who were using a personal account were charged no fees for transferring money to other personal accounts. Business and premium accounts were charged a 30 cents plus 2.9 percent commission on every transaction that passed through the account.

Now, however, the playing field has been leveled. All users are charged a 3 cents plus 2.9 percent commission on every transaction that their account enters into. The only account not subject to this fee are one-time cash gifts between personal accounts. However, because many users respond to invoices and requests for payment, they do not have the option to employ this loophole.

While it is the prerogative of a company to change their fee structure whenever they wish, many users are most angered by the fact that Paypal neglected to tell their users about the shift in policy in simple language, instead opting for a densely worded update that was sent to users via e-mail (the policy shift could also be seen on the company’s website). While Paypal noted that they avoided a more public communication because they “weren’t really adding any fees,” many users find are outraged about the new fees now attached to personal accounts.

Jul 17

Samsung Electronics America has launched its latest color laser printer, the CLP-770ND, for medium-to-corporate-size businesses. This high-volume printer can produce up to 33 pages per minute in either color or black and white, while providing continuous use with a 120,000 page monthly duty cycle.

According to the company’s press release, Samsung is committed to producing cost-effective printers. For example, the CLP-770ND can print from 9.3 cents per page in color and 1.8 cents per page in black and white. Additionally, each Samsung toner cartridge can yield up to 7,000 pages. The printer also comes with automatic duplex printing which cuts costs and paper waste in half.

Several features make the CLP-770ND ideal for a networked environment, such as its authentication and confidential information protection features which help protect sensitive information in a shared workplace environment.

“With the introduction of our CLP-770ND, Samsung again ups the ante in color laser performance, features and value. Strengthening our single-function color laser offering, the CLP-770ND will be positioned at the top of our line-up.” said Ken Colby, director of printer product marketing for Samsung Electronics America, Inc. He added, “We wanted to focus on flexibility and the CLP-770ND will allow businesses to start with a solid foundation and then we can tailor the final solution that fits their unique needs through multiple hardware and software offerings.”

The new printer as well as related Samsung parts and accessories are available through Samsung’s network of authorized resellers and dealers.

Jul 10

If you’re thinking about which costume to wear this Halloween, consider spreading the peace by showing up as a hippie. The U.S. gave birth to the hippie movement in the early 1960s, and while this love-centered subculture is famous for everything from music to drugs to free-spirited sexuality, it is mostly characterized by a unique style of clothing. The hippie look consists of long hair, bell-bottom pants, and bright-colored shirts and blouses. Typical attire included funky tie-dyed clothing, floral prints, headbands, scarves, vests, and sunglasses. By the early 1970s, the hippie look took over mainstream fashion and to this day continues to influence the fashion industry worldwide. 

To find groovy hippie costumes for both men and women, we recommend HalloweenUnlimited.com. The online retailer carries a wide variety of stylish hippie outfits, from the orange Shag-A-Delic Dancer costume to the Bohemian Go-Go Girl costume. The collection also includes sexy hippie costumes, disco costumes, floral costumes, and tie-dye costumes. In addition to 60s and 70s costumes, don’t forget to check out the accessories. Halloween Unlimited carries giant afro wigs, long hair wigs, hippie sunglasses, peace medal pendants, and much more. 

Jun 5

Mimaki has announced that its newest flatbed inkjet printer, the JFX-1631 model, will be the best of its kind.  According to the company’s press release, it is a fast, high-quality large format UV curable flatbed inkjet printer, “incorporating the very latest in UV LED curing technology and high-precision linear microstepping.”
The JFX-1631 Mimaki printers are twice as fast as other models, result in fewer banding artifacts and can even print legible three-point type. The company is offering two types of UV ink, flexible and hard, that can be used for a broad array of printing needs. The new UV LED curing system is designed to dramatically reduce the amount of generated heat, “allowing the printer to support a broader range of heat-sensitive media, such as foam and channel boards, PVC, acrylic and styrene panels.” The ultra-violet rays released from UV LED instantly cure the ink so that there is no need for post-printing drying time, which is usually associated with solvent and other inks. In addition, the inkjet printer is eco-friendly. Instead of using traditional metal halide lamps, the new Mimaki bulk ink printers save 2/3 of the energy and last five times as long. The following are just a few of the main features highlighted in the press release:

  • The new head positioning system uses high-resolution linear motors for super fine step accuracy of dot placement.
  • UV LEDs don’t generate heat, thus avoiding thermal damage of media.
  • Direct printing on non-coated media up to 50 mm thickness is possible.
  • White hard ink allows vibrant full-color printing on transparent and colored materials.
  • Optional page feeding function also enables accurate printing on roll media.

The JFX-163 is scheduled to go on sale at the end of this year.

Jun 5

Though retail prices have dropped since the start of the recession, one item that seems to always remain costly is fashion. Clothing prices don’t go down as quickly as grocery prices, for example. However, buying clothes doesn’t have to—and shouldn’t—empty your wallet.

In this regard, shopping online can offer distinct advantages over visiting a brick-and-mortar store. Many retailers have foregone shipping costs and offer discounts that can only be used for Internet purchases. A number of sites dedicated to finding the best details online have also launched in recent years. Here are just a few of our favorites for hunting bargains, whether we’re shopping for white sailor tunic tops, gothic dresses, pencil skirts, or everything in-between!

  • Retail Me Not. Organizes Internet-based savings codes according to site. Discounts are available for everything from women’s apparel to electronics, books, and more.
  • CurrentCodes.com. Similar to Retail Me Not and provides codes for a variety of websites.
  • ShopStyle.com. Aggregates products, including products on sale, from around the web and displays them according to category (tops, dresses, etc.) with links to the retailing site.
  • Kaboodle. A social shopping community that allows users to add, share, and discover products. Includes special section devoted to the latest deals and discounts culled from the web.
Apr 28

While the first American flight jacket was created with durability in mind, it wasn’t short of style. There are many men and women who love the rugged and classic look of a vintage American bomber jacket. In fact, you don’t have to be in the U.S. military to appreciate the look and feel of an American flight jacket. These jackets are often made from high-quality leather and feature luxurious shearling intended to keep the wearer warm and comfortable. If you are searching for an old American flight jacket replica, we recommend purchasing one from online clothing retailer, American Mystique.

American Mystique offers authentic replicas of the most popular bomber jacket types, such as the type A2, B3, or G-1. For example, the type A2 American Mystique Eagle is manufactured to meet the U.S. Department of Defense Standards. It is made in the U.S.A. with top-grain goatskin leather, and features dark brown nylon-satin lining. American Mystique also offers the Patton B3 shearling bomber jacket—modeled after General George S. Patton’s original jacket. It features his signature style with shoulder epaulets and slash pockets. Although the jackets are replicas, they offer a modern cut and fit.

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