In my first job, I got to know a bunch of nice colleagues. Some of them are married with kids. During our lunch time, they often ate their meals quickly and zipped off for a hurried shopping trip. Then, they came back with bags of new clothes, shoes and even groceries.
I was often amazed. By their speed. By how desperate they were to steal some time during lunch to do some shopping. But at that time, I couldn’t understand why. I mean, they can always shop during weekends. Why do they need to rush during the limited lunch hour?
Fast forward to ten years later, I can finally understand the logic behind those hurried lunch time shopping. It’s nearly impossible to shop with ease when you have young kids in tow. When the kids grow older and started schooling, most of the weekends will be spent fetching them to various lessons and activities.
Most importantly, we want to reserve our weekends for precious family time, rather than queuing behind changing rooms, cashier counters, or lugging heavy groceries from supermarket all the way home.
That’s why I’m still an avid online shopper. Not that I’ve given up shopping in the real world, but online shopping is more appealing to me. For busy mothers like us, I’m sure you’ll agree that shopping away with a click of a mouse is easier than going out to the mall with our kids in tow. And I can always find exactly what I’m looking for online – usually at lower costs!
It’s strange but true. The busier I am, the more retail therapy I need. This is especially so when most of my time is taken up by work and family. I multitask by getting some retail therapy in between the daily hassles of my day. It improves my mood and motivates me in a way that I can’t possibly explain in words.
Now that I can practically shop for everything online, one of my money-saving tips is to use discount codes available at Flipit.com/sg which are valid for many different e-shops in Singapore and worldwide. For instance, here you can find a coupon for when you’re shopping online at Zalora.
It’s an amazing website where you can find over 300+ promo codes and deals for the greatest online discounts. Yes, you heard it right! That’s a HUGE range of promo codes that we can use for various products such as fashion, electronics, food, travel, health, etc.
Do you have any money saving tips to share? I love to hear from you too!