Top Gift Ideas for the Holiday season

Top Gift Ideas for the Holiday season.  First, every year many people either plan or wait till the last minute to shop.  Though, people find that shopping early makes the holiday season less stressful.  Finding where to shop, what bargains are available and how fast the item can be delivered.  Saving time, money and convenience are the top reasons why people shop online.

Secondly, not only you can find your items at multiple retailers.  Finding the communities trusted merchants can also be a challenge.  While searching the internet for numerous websites and spending countless hours.  More importantly, it puts you in control.  The exciting part of all this is.  The Retailers have links that give you quick and easy access to their website.  Therefore, you now have more freedom with your time and money.

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To speed up or add excitement to their daily achievements. Some are building a favorites list or their own online kiosk using these links.  Just to keep in mind if doing so.  Retailers every so often update information or links.   Be sure to check back here or “Guide to On-line Mall Merchants”.

In Conclusion:

Finally, the moments have come to have fun and enjoy shopping.

Shopping List below:

Ear Pods (Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s)
Bose – Soundlink Color Bluetooth speakers (Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s)
Game stations –(Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s)
TV’s (Best Buy, Walmart)
LED light-up shoelaces  (Walmart,)
Pink Bunny head phone (Walmart,)
Watches (Walmart, Watchshop)
Gift baskets (Walmart, Macy’s, Gourmet Gift baskets)
Jewelry ( Gabriel & Co., Beverly Diamonds, Swarvoski, Walmart, Macy’s)
Shoes (Walmart, Macy’s, Stacy Adams)
Travel – Trips (Alaska Mileage, British Airways Avios, Cheap Flights, Crystal Travel, Intrepid Travel, Qatar Airways, Reservations.com, TripAdvisor, Southwest Rapid Rewards, United Vacations or United Mileage Plus)
Gift cards (Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s)

***Some products may be subject to availability***

Finally, searching for other ideas or suggestions.  Please continue

Behind each door are an extravaganza of deals

Top Gift Ideas for the Holiday season

Spending Cut Tips For Everyday

Spending Cut Tips For Everyday

1. Lunch. Don’t buy at the food court, bring it and save $2,000 per year.

Many people spend over $10/day buying lunch. That’s over $2,500/year. Be smart and bring lunch to reduce your costs. Dinner leftovers or a sandwich and fresh fruit can be less than $3 a meal. Even if you’re not the next Gordon Ramsey, cook a large meal on the Sunday night and you’ll have lunch for the next few days. Impact? $2,000/year.

2. Ride the subway, bus or walk. Avoid the $10-15 taxi or Uber. Public transportation is not “uber” or “Lift” not cheap. Save $1,000/year.

Don’t use Uber as your personal chauffeur. All those $10-15 trips start to add up. In some cities, it can also be faster by subway and/or bus as they have dedicated bus lanes. Even better for your money and health to walk or take a bike. Impact of saving $10 twice a week? Over $1,000/year.

3. Stream, cut the cable. Save about $1,000/year.

You probably don’t need both cable and streaming. Think about what you really use. If you’re spending 90% of your time streaming, you can probably cut cable. The average monthly cable subscription can cost about $85 per month. Impact? Over $1,000/year.

4. Shopping kills budgets. Shop wisely! Save over $1,000/year.

Most people buy too much, and have closets full of clothes and shoes they don’t wear. You probably don’t want to retire with boxes full of clothes and no money. Be smart. Buy quality clothes that you need, that fit right and will last, not fast fashion to wear never or once. You can spend less on clothes that will last much longer. Impact? Can be huge. Just $100/month is $1,200/year.

5. Car. If you need one, buy pre-owned not new. Save over $2,000/year.  Optional

Do you really need any car at all? The cost is huge. Finance or Leasing. Insurance. Parking. Gas. Maintenance. Repairs. The average car can cost over $6000/year before buying any gas. Before even driving one mile ! Best if you can avoid owning a car. If you really need a car, get a used one, maybe 2-4 years old. Do some research. Do some math. A new car can lose 30-40% of its original value in 2-4 years. You can get that 2-4 year old car, and use the savings to build your financial freedom. Impact? It can be over $2,000/year.

6. Stay within your budget.

Staying within your budget will increase your personal discipline.  By setting those goals will lead to bigger and better outlook  of your future.  The average savings in accomplishing can range from $500-1,000/year.

7. Other suggestions

You can also save by being smart about your apartment or house, not overspending and going “house poor”. You can reduce spending for nights out, the fancy gym you don’t use and much more. Just look at your credit card bills for ideas. Also, read the articles we have coming soon.

In Conclusion?  Saving over $8,000/year or more.

We thank you for reading this article. Share it with people who may also find it useful and to apply it daily. Each persons results may differ. Apply these tips and enjoy saving money.

Spending Cut Tips For Everyday

Coolest and Hottest Online Mall For All

Coolest and Hottest Online Mall for All

Our mission is to assist consumers in shopping experience. By associating with highly respectable companies. Those who value their clients as we do. Also, giving you the best deals available.

Here at Steamboat Market Place, we offer thousands of products and services for our customers. We strive to have real products for our consumers.  But it’s extremely hard for us to showcase all of them as the quantity is enormous.  Here we have hand-selected some popular merchants which widely used by real customers.

For those that love to shop and where time is an essence. We bring the MALL to you. Just imagine you are just less than 3 clicks away to reach your destination. Yes, it’s that easy. How easy is it? View the Guide to Mall Merchants. Once there, all have links directly to your desired merchant(s) website. With over 80 merchants to choose from. With more to come. So, stay tuned as more is coming your way. Many merchants have exciting deals you don’t want to miss.

As we all know. Not everyone has time or patience to take the time walking and strolling around a mall. Some are on a budget, others can be so lucky. Some have physical challenges. Some have children to tend to. Some have had bad experiences at a mall. PARKING. Some shoppers just have their reason or reasons for not going to a mall.

Benefits:

Shop at your own convenience

Dress in a manner of your own taste

No pressure sales agents

Don’t need a ride

Restrooms are nearby and clean

Weather is always right

Be at peace while shopping

Best of Both worlds:

Some merchants offer online shipping with pickup at a store or closest location available.

Those that do love to shop at the Mall. Please enjoy yourself. This is for those shoppers for whatever reason they just need to save TIME. You can go anywhere and be anywhere and with whom you ever want. You can take as long as you want to shop. No OPEN or CLOSING hours.

Coolest and Hottest Online Mall for All

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Why choosing this website for your Online Shopping?

Why choosing this website for your Online Shopping? S~M~P online shopping mall is a coalition of online stores, department stores, and national retailers, designed to provide you with a safe shopping experience that makes it extremely quick and easy for you to compare prices, explore gift ideas, bargains, great offers and more.

Online buying power, we know you care about your time, price, selection and service. At S~M~P you’ll find everything from iPods, camcorders, DVD players, and digital cameras to women’s clothing and apparel, shoes, furniture, bedding, jewelry, gift baskets, and handmade products you won’t find elsewhere. The S~M~P shopping mall offers great branded name products you know and trust like Sony, X-Box, Microsoft, Apple, and Dell.

So, we don’t just carry electronics, computers, books, and music, though – our shopping center also allows you to do comparison shopping for products from Nike, Laura Ashley, Samsonite, Stacy Adams, Lego, Lenox and hundreds more of the best brands, and offers a large selection of special gifts and products you simply won’t find at other online malls. Look for uniquely handmade collectibles and fashion handbags, remarkable custom art, glimmering glassware, finest jewelry, and many specialty treasures.

I see, I think, I wonder

1. No membership needed

2. No subscription needed

3. No pressure sales agents/employees

4. Merchants are trusted and respected by the communities

5. Merchants must pass qualifying rules and guidelines

6. Consumer-friendly

7. Uphold high standards in products or services

8. Consumer Q & A through merchants

9. Updating the merchant’s availability (weekly or bi-weekly).

10. Merchants must compliment fellow merchants

11. Consumer’s response is highly regarded.

12.  Fast access

Why choosing this website for your Online Shopping?

Top 10 reasons why people shop online

Main Topics

  No standing in LINE.

No personal information is asked for.

 Discounts are always visible.

 Pressure signing up for sales programs/cards not insisted.

 Browsing freely

 No rude sales agents/employee

 Email information  not required

 Zip code survey not required

 Phone numbers not needed

 No QUESTIONS!!!!!

Other incentives:
  1. Every gallon of gas used in cars. Help save lives on earth for futures generations. Mile by each mile.  Breathing fresh air.  Reduces pollutions.
  2. For the most part, consumers who shop online versus brick-and-mortar stores do so. Because, it’s where they expect to find the lowest prices, right?
    Wrong.
  3. Most shoppers do not cite “lower prices” as their primary motivation for shopping the web. According to a new survey of over 1,000 consumers by Simon-Kucher & Partners.
    In turn, retailers that make winning the low-price war the centerpiece of their competitive strategy. Therfore, this coming holiday season and in general will regret that tack long term, the firm concludes.
  4. While it might sound unglamorous, retailers that invest in infrastructure will reap long-term customer loyalty, said Susan Lee, a partner who runs Simon-Kucher’s.
  5.  Recent moves by the nation’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer and the largest online retailer.  Respectively, for guidance on one secret to satisfying online shoppers.
  6. Wal-Mart is building two new fulfillment centers to boost speed of delivery.  While Amazon is increasing its seasonal staff by 70,000 employees, according to a Simon-Kucher press release.
  7. “Wal-Mart’s competitive issue with the big online retailers isn’t pricing. It’s a fulfillment and service battle,” Lee said in the release.
    The big lesson: It’s a big no-no for retailers “to use pricing to correct a weakness in another area.  Like product selection or speed of delivery,” she said. “You should fix the problem.” That’s not to say that price doesn’t matter to shoppers – but its importance varies by product category:
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• Shoppers surveyed. (24 cited “lower prices” as the primary motivating factor to purchase “vanguard” products — books, consumer electronics and entertainment – the study revealed.

•“Lower prices” was the main reason.  That brought “new frontier” items such as health and beauty products, toys/sports/hobby related merchandise, as well as clothing and furniture.

•However, when it came to buying food and beverages, shoppers surveyed ranked “better selection”. As the leading impetus driving their purchase, the survey said.

•And “free shipping” was the leading motivation among shoppers(16%) buying commodity products like cleaning and paper products.

 “The vast majority of buyers in all segments did not cite lower prices as their main motivation,” by the press .
Lee elaborates on the findings in her new eBook, “It’s Time For E-Commerce To Grow Up.”

Source:  Forbes