Month: December 2009

Do’s and Dont’s of Regifting

In response to the recent economic slump, people are finding more creative ways (buying online, debt consolidation, credit counseling) to save money, stretch their budget, and avoid bad credit.  What about re-gifting?

Have you thought of “re-gifting” a gift that was given to you?  Maybe it’s something that does not really suit your style or something that you already received twice, will you “regift” if you were tight on the budget?

I haven’t tried re-gifting but I wouldn’t mind being given a “regift” as long as the person giving it to me gave it lots of thoughts to make sure that I will like it, and has given the extra effort to wrap it nicely and with love.

Consider these do’s and don’ts of re-gifting:

Don’t mention it.  The other person does not need to know it.

Don’t re-gift a used item.  It doesn’t matter if you have only used it or worn it once.  If you want to give someone something that you already used, then don’t disguise it as a gift.

Don’t make it obvious.  Some things must never be re-gifted – items that are undeniably unwanted, cheap, old (has been in your closet for a  year) or obsolete.

Remember who gave it.  Make sure that you are not giving it to the person who gave it to you.  Also, make sure that you will not give it to someone who KNOWS the person who gave it to you.

Wrap it nice.  Please don’t use the old box or wrapping paper even if it still looks new.

Re-gift something of value.  A bottle of champagne for instance will always be a welcome gift even though it has been sitting on someone else’s bar for years.

Make sure that the next person will like it.  If you want to regift, see to it that the person you will give it to will sincerely like it, if not love it.

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Top Fashion Trend for the Skiing Holidays

Skiing holidays is almost here and fashion designers are gearing up in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (to be held in Vancouver).   Top trend forecast for skiers include longer and baggier jackets, zippers, plaids, and of course loud colors.
And just because you are not an athlete or a skier doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trend.  Ski jackets is a must to beat the cold weather in style and Ralph Lauren has a really cool ski gear collection such as the Racer Jacket in red, blue, black and yellow.
 
Marks and Spencer introduces a breatheable vest that uses the Merino wool thermal base layer system.  This natural elastic wool is odour- and perspiration-resistant and offers mobility and comfort.

Don’t forget these essential gears:  wool sweater, turtleneck, ski socks, thermal ong johns, neckwarmer, gloves, wool hat, boots and goggles.  Before buying your gear, make sure that you are comfortable to wear it and that it can provide you with sufficient warmth and protection on the slopes.

Sports apparel and gear that are made out of eco-friendly materials are also in for 2010.  From boots to ski suits, choose the ones that are environmentally-friendly and you’ll never go wrong.

Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts for Promotional Giveaways

For those who are looking for an online embroidery or silk-screening service, visit ecustomwear.com. The shop offers a wide selection of shirt designs for men and women.  Other types of apparel (cap, jacket, fleece, pants, t-shirts) are also available.

ecustomwear is a company that is solely focused on creating custom embroidered polo shirtsand apparel. It does not offer printing for other corporate giveaway items like mugs, key chains, pens, etc. so you can be assured that you can get 100% high=quality print/embroidery for your orders.

For more information, sign up for their newsletter to get free expert tips, special offers and giveaways. You can also call their customer hotline at 866 800 5656 or send email to sales@ecustomwear.com.

Online Translation Service Platform for Businesses

Are you in need of a translation service for business or personal communications?  If yes, do check out Translia, an online platform that offers various translation services from a network of professional translators all over the world.
Register from their website for free to try out the service.  Clients can ask for a translation for any project with no minimum or maximum limits to the required number of words.  You can use the service if you need a translator for a document that contains a million words or if you just need to translate one word to any foreign language.
The system also promises a quick turnaround time ranging from several hours for smaller projects to a few days for larger ones. If a certain project was not submitted on the deadline, you can expect remarkable discounts from your fees.  Clients are also given the option to set the price and time.  You can even obtain a free traslation!
More importantly, Translia promises high-quality service and 100% customer satisfaction.  Apart from translations, po file translation, brand translation, and linguistic editing.  For more information, visit the website.

Where to Buy Sports Event Tickets Online

Buying major sports events tickets online is the easiest way to make sure that you won’t miss your favorite game.  It’s also a great way to save your money because online ticket brokers are given huge discounts that they pass on to customers.

ACheapSeat.com is a professional ticket broker website that offers tickets for the biggest spots events and shows.  It sold Yankee Stadium Tickets for thousands of baseball fans who watched the Yankees vs Chicago Cubs exhibition game on April 3,2009.

If you are a Boston Red Sox fan, you can buy your Fenway Park Tickets now for the coming games on April 5, 2010 – October 3, 2010.   And if you are from Chicago, get your Wrigley Field Tickets now for the coming Chicago Cubs  games on April 12, 2010 – September 26, 2010.  Are you a Golfer or a Golf enthusiast?  Then get your Masters Tickets US Masters series on April 5-11 at the Augusta National Gold Course.

ACheapSeat.com also accepts purchases via telephone at their customer hotline (1-708-535-8682).  You can use Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit card.  Tickets are shipped by Fedex delivery to the Continental USA and Canada only.  Whether you love baseball, golf, football, hockey, socker, tennis, basketball or racing, you can get your tickets online at the lowest possible price. For more info, visit out the website today.