Category: Shopping

Get Free Trials & Samples from the Sample Store

With all the sponcon out there, you never really know whether a product review was genuine or a paid endorsement. Buying and trying products yourself can be very expense, not to mention wasteful. That’s why I like to use sample portions when deciding on new products. But you don’t want to get just random samples; you want samples you’d actually use. That’s why I like “shopping” at the Sample Store. (more…)

Advertisement or Article? Marketers Don’t Want You to Know

Most people will tell you they hate advertisements. When watching television, these people will skip through commercials or subscribe to commercial-free streaming services like Netflix. On the internet, they will use ad-blockers. But, advertisers and marketers today are very sneaky. With the rise of native advertising, many ads blend in seamlessly with content. This makes it difficult to tell whether internet content — news, product/service reviews, how-to guides, etc. — is authentic or was developed/written purely for commercial purposes. Sadly, a recent study showed that >80% of today’s students were unable to tell an advertisement from a news article.


The EcoBank Bazaar & How I Prepare for the Lunar New Year

Every lunar new year, my mum (who is in the States) asks, “Are you wearing new clothes?” And every year, the answer is the same. “Well, they are new-ish“. “And what have you done to ensure another 12 months of good fortune and prosperity?,” she asks. I tell her that I have cleaned my home and donated some items along with my time. Those items and my time have, in a small way, benefited the less privileged. And my year is off to a new, conscientious, charitable, and sustainable fresh start. How’s that for an answer?


hoolah: Buy Now, Pay Later. Interest-Free. No Credit Card Required.

Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of a 3-week grace period (which is what you typically get from using a credit card), you got an entire 2 months to pay off your purchases? That’s 4 instalments (one instalment every 2 weeks) to pay off a balance while accruing zero interest and zero fees. That’s exactly what hoolah offers shoppers. What is hoolah (pronounced “hula”)?