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Do Supermarkets Confuse Consumers With Copy-Cat Labelling? 3

Screen shot from Tesco.com A Which? report has revealed that many consumers are confused and annoyed that supermarkets use labels and packaging that is similar to well-known brands. Well maybe I’m unusual, but I like that they look the same. I’m a mum on a tight budget and when Jen goes on about “Dr Pepper” which is often nearly £2 I can say “yes, ok you an have a treat” and pick up the copy cat Dr Pop one at around 70p. I can see its not the same product, the printed labels aren’t identical so I do not feel its confusing, from my point of view its I can buy something that looks very similar, tastes the same but is less than half the price. Why wouldn’t you like that? I had a quick nosey online at one of the big four supermarkets (Tesco just because I shop there, […]


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Introducing Stuffster – A Smart Shopping Tool – Review 3

Yesterday I found out about a site called Stuffster.com from a twitter buddy, I thought to myself “That’s an odd name” and then looked into what the site was about. I headed first to the Twitter Stuffster page, and then had a peek about the main website.  Stuffster in a pictorial nutshell.. Its a shopping tool, a bit like a funky hybrid of an auction sites watch list system and a comparison site and an Internet wish-list. You add products, from almost any site to your Stufflists, and set a desired price. So lets say you want something in particular, a certain brand of shoes and you know the style, You pop to your favourite sites as normal (after registering on Stuffster that is, I’ll talk you through that shortly) and look for these shoes in your size then click “+STUFF” button on your browsers links bar et voila, […]


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Freebie or Bargain at the Body Shop 3

A lovely receipt, no charge! At the moment if you say HAPPY BUNNY at the till in Body Shop you get £3 off. No minimum spend, no catch. So I’ve just got some nice. hair conditioner for zero pence. I’m not sure how much longer they can do this, they must have given away massive amounts of stock, so if you’re passing a body shop pop in and just say “are you still doing the Happy Bunny code from the paper?” and then get a freebie. This was published in Metro last week. You can’t use the £3 code against Sale/clearance or 3 for 2, but smaller bits like soaps or travel sized items are potentially free. You can still buy things over the £3 but you pay the rest. This is due to the animal testing ban I mentioned on the 11th March. Body Shop are celebrating the animal […]


Wombling! Do you Womble?

If you’ve not heard the term wombling before it means picking up thrown away things. Now I don’t mean routing through other peoples rubbish, more like keeping your eyes open in supermarket car parks. If you recognise that shops vouchers you can spot them a mile off. For example Tesco “till spit” vouchers are those ones printed immeadiately with the receipt at the till. Always on white till paper, almost always the same length of paper. If you see it, pick them up! Might be money off petrol or something else you need! Another one is recycling bins, often there are points collect tokens or codes in newspapers or on side of drinks bottles. Again, whilst I wouldn’t rummage, I have been known to pick up a bottle/newspaper and take the code or token off and place it in the next open recycling box on recycling lorry day. Or keeping […]


Groupon

Having known about Groupon for years now I’ve finally jumped in and joined. People at work kept taking about it…. for example the lady on Virgin was on about having teeth whitening and those fish pedicures where they chew your toes off. Hehe. She’s still alive though, so I think its ok. Anyone the point is its a group buying website, so you buy as an individual but get “group” discounts as Groupon bulk buy then pass those prices to the individuals…. like me. There was an amazing wedding package available but I didn’t have a spare £3K! Below is an example of thier deals, if anyone would like to join I would love that. You can get £6 for refering new members… hence this post! 60% Off at The Hotel on the Park, Cheltenham – http://t.co/iwq4r4fE