Christmas shopping with cashback

I love Christmas shopping, well shopping in general, I’ve spoken about it many times. I do generally online shop for most things, the main thing I don’t do online is food shopping. As much as I hate food shopping I just have never got my head around online food shopping.

When I shop online I always look for a discount code or a Christmas cashback site to use for it. I am always looking at ways to save some money, it helps me to justify everything that I buy and it’s quite a lot. My Christmas shopping has just about all been completed online.

Along with the 42% of people who do their Christmas shopping online or so statistics say, I do almost all of mine online. The thought of walking around shopping centres or city centres with large shopping bags really puts me off.

Did you know that you could have a chance of winning all of your money back each time you shop online? How fabulous is that?

Hello Boom25

Boom25 is ‘not your regular cashback site’ where by you can get a small percentage of our shopping in cashback. Boom25 gives you the chance to win all of your money back. Sounds great to me.

So how does it work?

I have spent some time looking at their website so find out just how it works and how easy it is to use. Like will all many of the cashback sites it is free to sign up too. Once registered you can start of track your shopping activity, in your account area you can see this and it shows you any winnings or bonuses you have made. You then find the retailer you are wanting to shop with, click through to their site, on you have made your purchase you then need to pray you are a winner.

Boom25 pays out winnings to every 25th purchase made using their site. So that’s a 1:25 chance of winning the cost of your shopping back. It’s then paid to you via PayPal, just don’t forget about their fees that gets taken off as well. If you a making a large online purchase it might well be worth while giving Boom25 a go, you could get everything you paid back.

I love the idea of Boom25, when I get my head around online food shopping I might well give it ago. As it supports so many online retailers with all of the major supermarkets being there. Why not give it ago.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Finding statement wedding stationery is towards the top of the lists for wedding planning. After you have chosen your wedding style and you start to plan the smaller details, like your invitations, the order of service, menus, gift lists that is where the fun begins. With Purple Trail you are able to find 1000’s of designs that you can completely customise just for you.

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Statement Wedding Stationery with Purple Trail

Choosing the design you want with Purple Trail will be the hardest thing, there are so many beautiful designs. They offer something for every style of wedding, so whatever you are looking for I’m sure you will find it. Purple Trails standard collection is also very affordable, so you do not have to miss out on your dream wedding stationery even if you are on a smaller budget.

Each of their designs are 100% customisable, meaning you can choose that perfect shade of sage green to match your bridesmaid dresses, or edit the font size so it’s just how you want it. Purple trail allow you to add images, change the wording and they will even post them out to your guests to save you having to arrange that, what a fabulous idea for time saving!

If you are looking to set the style of your wedding from the very beginning then you can even arrange for matching engagement party invitations, bridal shower, hen parties all the through the wedding to the thank you letters. If you are unsure about the quality of their invitations you can order one of their sample packs.

The premium collect

While I was looking through all of the purple trail range, I came across their premium range. WOW! A stunning collection of tri-folding, pocking fold and even a mini booklet style invitation. I love the 8 page mini booklet, I have not seen these anywhere before so they really caught my eye. You can fill these with photographs of the happy couple, all the information about your day, menu options, accommodation, gift lists and they even have a detachable RSVP page. I know that people worry about spending so much money on the invitations for them to go in the bin, however I think invitations really set the tone of your wedding. I also like to keep them in a memory box.

Once you have found your perfect design, you have customised it, the design team at Purple Trail will send you a digital proof copy, so you can make sure it is just how you want it to be. It then gives you the chance to make any changes before it is printed and delivered.

Purple trail have a handy app that you can use to make your dream statement wedding stationery, which is perfect because you can do it with ease from your mobile phone of table. If you pop over to their website they offer a 10% discount off your first order. Happy ordering!

 

*This is a collaborative post, as always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

3 Strong Reasons to Have a DJ at Your Wedding Party

A wedding is meant to be absolutely one of the most special days of your life, and for that reason, people are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that everything is as well-structured, organised, and perfect as possible, in advance of their big day.

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There’s a lot that goes into this. Booking the perfect venue. Ensuring that your dress, or suit, is on point. Arranging the catering.

But, of course, no wedding would be complete without music, and there are some good reasons why you should seriously consider having a professional DJ at your wedding, as opposed to playing your own soundtrack off a laptop on the one hand, or even hiring a band, on the other hand.

Reasons to Have a DJ at Your Wedding Party

Here are a few good reasons to have a DJ at your party.

They will be able to take everyone’s favourite requests in a way that a band might not be able to. There are many good reasons to hire a wedding band. There’s always something engaging and impressive about people playing live music, and it creates a certain kind of atmosphere that you might be going for.

On the other hand, though, a wedding band is inevitably going to be limited in their ability to cover everyone’s favourite songs. A DJ, on the other hand, can take requests in advance and maybe also on the spur of the moment, and can create a tailor-made soundtrack that hits all the right notes and transports you back to any point in your life you’d like to invoke, whether that means playing rock, pop, country, or choral tracks. Music is the life of any party, and helps people unwind and get on the same wavelength.

When all is said and done, music is basically the life of any party. It has the ability to get people out of their own heads, up out of their seats, and moving. It can set the mood of a place or alter it from one moment to the next, depending on what you want it to be.

Music, also, is a mental anchor. Hearing a good song that you enjoy can summon up all manner of uplifting recollections and can alter your mindset radically.

Keeping all of that in mind, it’s an excellent idea to ensure that some professions are supplying the music for your wedding party, and that they know how to arrange things so as to set the tone exactly where you want it to be.

A good DJ will offer a professional service and can help to allow you a bit of breathing room

In theory, you could deal the music for your wedding party on your own, but that would take a significant amount of work and trouble, at a time when by all accounts, you’ll already have more than enough on your plate.

Hiring a good DJ will allow you to benefit from a professional service, and enjoy a bit of breathing room in the midst of all the wedding-chaos. You can count on the DJ to do the bulk of the work surrounding the music, while you relax and focus on other things. Like enjoying your big day.