It is not a crime to be a cheapo. In fact in the modern world we live in now, it is a virtue. It is this little part in everyone that makes us all common. Let's express ourselves and let out the cheapo in us. Come join me!
Mdm Cheapo has not gotten a chance to head to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO). But would definitely hope to check it out despite the many adverse comments on it being not worth it. From experience at the US premium outlets, it is always better to head there during special occassions, Mother's Day Sale, National Day Sale etc. Same as the USA Premium Outlet, JPO has the VIP shoppers' club where you can print a voucher to get FREE VIP coupon book which gives you additional discounts, sometimes includes the sales merchandise too! Link> http://www.premiumoutlets.com.my/vip
And for all who are planning to head to the USA Premium outlets, you MUST join the VIP club. Not only you get a free VIP coupon book voucher, there are lots of exclusive online vouchers which you can print and the discounts are even more fantastic then the VIP coupon book. Imagine getting 20% off an already-50% off item. Awwwww... i miss those days so so much! Link> https://www.premiumoutlets.com/vip/register.asp
Here's an overview of the mode of delivery for the various vouchers from MyMailMoment:
$5 NTUC Vouchers - Comes in registered post, so if there's nobody around at home you would need to call post office and rearrange for a re-delivery day/time. Or head to the nearset post office to collect it. it needs to be collected within a number of days, else it will be sent back to sender *leh chey* So make it worth claim more than one $5 voucher at a go.
$5 Popular Voucher - Sent in an envelope direct to your place. *Hassle-Free*
$5 Robinson Voucher - Redemption letter sent to you needs to be exchanged at Centrepoint for Robinson Voucher. *Lagi LehChey*
Will update this post once I've tried redeeming the rest of the vouchers!
New Laundry Detergent from Kao, from the name it's supposed to make your clothes smell very very nice. I've never noticed this in the supermarts before. 2 flavours available: Fruity & Floral. I do like my clothes to smell good. Hope this is good!
Found Thong Hup Gardens at Jalan Bahar selling a large variety of potted plants during the CNY festive seasons, all with very auspicious names too. There's a wide range of flowers and all going for cheap! Pots of pretty flowers are going for as low as $4 per pot. Mdm Cheapo bought a 6 pots for CNY last weekend in the evening!
Well, instead of posting best deals to buy new year decorations, I shall share with everyone how to make your very own for FREE! This is also when you will start to notice the ang baos your children collect and use them for next year's deco. I always collect the old ang bao and when i see those with lots of gold on them I get excited as they make very good candidates to make CNY decorations.
Here's a very simple one for the plants & pussy willow you have at home. Enjoy:
*Mdm Cheapo claims proudly: I have laminated ones which i have used & re-used for 3 years now.
For the very common ang bao with the "Fu", do this:
This is simple enough to even get your kids to help with if you have ang baos with simple straight line patterns to cut. Keep a look out for the CNY promo letters/brochures/calendars that you receive, they are good for this too!
Mdm Cheapo is super excited at this freebie! I had this in Australia more than 6 months ago and fell in love with it. The Dilmah Exceptional range came to SG about 1-2 months ago, *limited flavours* were available in the market.
Favorite Flavors were Rose with French Vanilla, Peppermint with English Toffee & Arabian Mint Tea with Honey.
Now, you can get all 6 flavours FOR FREE!!! No limit on per household. *HINTS*
This is part of the promotion strategy adopted by Dilmah in other countries as well to promote the Exceptional Range.