These days we all need to shop smart. Even if the economy seems slightly better, we’re still all looking for the best deals. My friend Farnoosh Torabi has put together a best day to shop online for the best deals list. Here’s a quick overview:
Monday’s bargains are pants for men and women and sunglasses.
Men looking for deals on clothes should shop on Tuesdays.
Shoes and kid’s clothing are cheapest on Wednesday.
If you’re a handbag junkie like I am, Thursday is the best day to look for the best deals.
Friday’s best bargains are on accessories like jewelry and belts.
And if you’re still in the mood to shop on the weekend, look for deals on intimates on Saturday and bathing suits on Sunday.
Since we’re all too busy to be tethered to our computers every day, it’s great to have the Tilt2 as a shopping companion (or should I say enabler?). It makes it easy to find the deals and buy them, no matter where you are.
June 24, 10:06
Confessions of a Shopaholic
I confess, I love to shop. This not necessarily a good thing, especially since as a relatively new business owner I should be watching what I spend. So I am always looking for a deal. I get several email sales alerts both from stores and shops themselves and from sales and bargain aggregators.
So two weeks ago when I was stuck in the Chicago airport waiting for 5 hours for thunderstorms to pass I got bored. Not enough electrical outlets so I couldn't write my column. So instead I decided to go shopping—not in the airport (the United terminal in Chicago is not a fun shopping destination).
Instead, I whipped out my Tilt and started surfing the web. I found these really comfortable shoes on sale. (I have "weird" feet so finding shoes is always a problem.) I knew these would work since I bought them last year and essentially wore them out.
The great thing is these were on sale. Before I ordered I went through my email and found the online retailer had emailed me a free shipping offer earlier that day, so I quickly (using the Tilt) ordered a pair, which I am enjoying very much.
Shopping on the Tilt is so easy. Maybe too easy.
June 9, 6:14
Riding the Rails with the Tilt
On this last day of April (where we’re celebrating travel) I wanted to send this picture of the my view from the driveway of the Inn at Mendenhall in Mendenhall, PA. Tonight I spoke at the Chester County Chamber’s annual dinner honoring their women business leader of the year.
I’m starting to hear from more and more people who love their Tilt 2. We all agree, best keyboard ever. And I love the fact that when I use it, people are instantly attracted to the device. Though I could live without complete strangers asking if they can touch my smartphone. Seems like a bit of an invasion of privacy. But I generally let them, since to “play” with that keyboard is to love it.
I got here via Amtrak. While riding the rails with my Tilt 2, I very much appreciated the very readable browser (something I have NEVER said about my old Blackberry. I’m headed from this bucolic spot to my native Long Island (back on the train), where my cousin is getting married Saturday. I forgot my camera at home (that’s what I get for packing at the very last minute). I momentarily panicked when I got to my first location (Alexandria, VA) and couldn’t find it. Then I realized I had the Tilt 2 and relaxed. And I will be able to instantly email pictures to my friend’s 7-year old daughter, who’s currently infatuated (and obsessed) with brides.
We all lead life at 90 mph these days and don’t take the time to think about how lucky we are to live in an age of amazing technology. I’m old enough to remember the first consumer cell phones; relatively speaking they were really enormous. Today we take for granted how much power and multi-functionality is packed into one small device.
The Tilt 2 is the perfect traveling companion for train travel. Glad I didn’t forget to pack that.
I do have a question for you—anyone out there who Tweets on the Tilt? What’s your favorite app?
April 30, 1:41
As you can tell from the dates of these posts I am woefully behind in my tasks. It's not that I'm not busy using my Tilt 2, it's just that I haven't had 2 seconds to complete a thought.
This is the wrong month for me to write about travel since the only travel I have been doing is on the freeways of southern California which to many is an adventure in itself.
That's when the Tilt 2 comes in handy. Thursday I was able to check email and start writing this on my way to a middle school award ceremony. Then I could take some great pics at the event, still check email and call home to report on the proceedings all thanks to the Tilt 2. I even wrote a blog for my website while waiting.
April 21, 12:41
I was traveling up to Pasadena with friends of mine going to Easter dinner. Since they have 3 kids we were in a minivan which may explain why we didn't feel anything.
Right before we pulled up my phone rang. My significant other who chose to stay at home wanted to know if I "felt it." I had no clue what he was talking about and when he told me the house shook for over a minute I thought he was nuts.
I have lived in southern California a long time and experienced several large earthquakes. He had not had that pleasure. When we walked into my friend's parent's house I asked if anyone had felt an earthquake. No one had, so I told him no one else felt it and hung up.
But I thought he couldn't be that delusional so I whipped out the Tilt 2 and logged on to the LA Times Web site. Sure enough there had been a 6.9 quake (since updated to a 7.2) in Baja California which was close enough to our house to really feel it.
I quickly called home to let him no he wasn't crazy. Thankfully I had the Tilt 2 or I would have kept wondering about his sanity.
April 19, 9:14