ShopBack: Online shopping with cashback and a Sephora sale!

Hello everyone!! It has been 1 month plus since we have moved to our new house and we are settling down fine!! Here’s how a lazy Saturday looks like when the husband don’t have to travel for work..  We are still in the midst of housewarming and we are currently inviting our friends & relatives in batches.. In this way, we will be able to play a better host 🙂

Food-wise, i’m sooo thankful for food delivery portals like Food Panda which offers many choices (Besides the regular fast food deliveries~). Do you know discount code is not the only way you can enjoy some cash savings for your food orders? On top of that, you are entitled to cashback too!  Good things must share! 🙂

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You can enjoy cashback when you shop or order food online via Shopback! When you spend online through ShopBack, a portion of your purchase will be given back as Cashback. This means extra, unlimited savings whenever you shop online!  Founded in 2014, it has grown to become Singapore’s Top Cashback Website. What i like about ShopBack is that it works with many different popular merchants like Groupon, JetstarSephoraGuardian and many more.

The print-screen below shows some of the merchants which consists of fashion, travel, electronics, dining and so much more. How ShopBack work is by affiliate marketing. For each sales generated on the various sites, ShopBack receives a commission and then portion of those earnings are passed back to the shoppers.  Without much fuss, you can get up to 30% Cashback when you shop online for needs~

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ShopBack helps you get the best deals and discounts on 300+ online stores, plus Cashback! As mentioned, you can enjoy even more cost savings by utilizing coupons / vouchers/ promo codes/ discount code on top of cashback. Click here and you can gain access to all the vouchers / discount codes! Gone were the days whereby you have to use search engines to find one (Only to discover that it is invalid. haha!). Time for more online shopping!!!!!!

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Here’s a video to show how ShopBack works but nothing beats a real life example right? 🙂 At a recent house-warming, my husband and i had use ShopBack while ordering from Foodpanda. As a result, we enjoyed 8% CashBack effortlessly.

Firstly, log in to your account and click on any store and get redirected to the merchant’s website. In our case, we clicked on Food Panda and was redirected to the website. If you cannot locate the shop / brand / product you want, you can use the search function 🙂

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Locate what you want.

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Click on the ‘Shop-Now- Button

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Once re-directed, stay on the same browser and shop as usual on merchant’s site to make your purchase. Cashback will be processed once you have made your purchase. You can locate it in your ShopBack’s account within 48 hours, under the ‘Pending’ tab

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Cashback will turn ‘Redeemable’ once order is validated by the merchant. This will take 30-60 days to ensure that there is no order cancellation/return/exchange. An email will be sent once the cashback is credited to your account.

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Lastly, Cashback can be ‘Cash out’ easily to your PayPal or bank account. Just get your bank account set up and your payout will be credited once you have ‘confirmed’ your payout on ShopBack.

You can request for payout once you’ve reached Redeemable Cashback of $10.00
Bonus can only be cashed out when your Redeemable Cashback reaches $10.00

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Cost savings is as easy as 123 with SHOPBACK..

From now on, remember to incorporate ShopBack during your online shopping / ordering to earn more savings through cashback, coupons and deals! 🙂

Cook Out @ Cairnhill

Hello everyone! What is your favorite local food? For it, it has to be Satay and BBQ Chicken wings but sad to say that it is difficult to locate it in Punggol!  I have been staying in Bedok for many years and the access of food is something i am not accustomed to after moving to Punggol…

Last Saturday, i’ve attended the Cook Out at Cairnhill (Organized by BBQ House & Scatter Media) event and i’m glad that i can now prepared Satay and BBQ Chicken Wings at the comfort of my home! Cook Out At Cairnhill is an event dedicated to showcasing the talents of social media influencers who have shared their life experiences and hobbies with the general public. This event features guest blogger, Diana Gale of The Dosmetics Goddness Wannable (a well-known blogger and winner of 2015 & 2014’s Singapore Blog Awards for Best Cooking Blog). At the event, i was given the opportunity to try out food (kindly sponsored by BBQ House & prepared by Diana) and to mingle, bond and enjoy a unique culinary experience with other lifestyle bloggers.

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In line with the spirit of innovation and local heritage, BBQ house is the proud sponsor of Cook Out at Cairnhill, in a show of support to local creative culinary talents.

BBQ House Pte Ltd is Singapore’s leading BBQ food supplier. Established early in 1970’s. BBQ House started as a satay supplier and has grown since then to offer even more great tasting BBQ products at an affordable price. BBQ House is a one-stop BBQ solution for both cooked and raw food, supplying not only as a wholesalers but directly to consumers on www.bbqhouse.com.sg

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Enjoying your BBQ in a dine in environment? Yes as it is made possible by BBQ House!

BBQ House seeks to bring out the best of the outdoor grill into the dine-in experience. It is often difficult to control the quality of grilled meats during outdoor barbecues. Meats get charred, overcooked, under-cooked easily. Events outdoors while fun, tend also to require effort to organize and can also be hot, smokey and sweaty.

BBQ House has solved this problem easily by introducing its pre-cooked meats like its chicken satay in a ready-to-eat package with 10 sticks of chicken satay and curry gravy. Besides chicken satay, BBQ House also offers pre-cooked beef and mutton satay as well as pre-cooked grilled chicken wings.

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If you are worried that ready-to-eat package, fret not! At the event, there was a satay demonstration which illustrates the effort that goes into these satay. Over 20 ingredients are used to make the satay and its gravy, including shallots, galangal, lemongrass, turmeric powder, mixed five spices, red sugar, curry powder, salt and BBQ House’s secret ingredients. 🙂

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One of the most popular products after BBQ House’s satay, is the BBQ Chicken wings ! Once again, preparing and grilling the chicken wings to a consistent standard requires skill and time.
Good news is BBQ House’s pre-cooked wings take only 3 minutes in the microwave or 5 minutes at 250 degrees in the oven and is ready to serve, in the same delicious standard!

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I have high expectation for satay and the small pieces of meat on the skewer must firstly be moist, flavorful and tender!  The dipping satay sauce must be of the right consistency and rich with peanut taste as well! I love my satay well coated with peanut sauce!

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BBQ House’s ready-to-eat chicken satay met all my expectations. In just 3 minutes in the microwave, i will get to savor perfectly cooked and wonderfully succulent chicken meat with each bite. There’s even a tantalizing smoky taste on top of the delectably sweet BBQ marinade The zesty peanut sauce has the right consistency and favor which complements the delicious satay~

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I’m also a big fan of chicken wings! BBQ / Grilled ones in particular and i’m so glad that i can prepare it at home so easily!  To be frank, i tried the wings with no expectations as i don’t expect it to taste as good since they are pre-packed wings. However, i was in for a surprise after i took the first bite. The BBQ marinate is done just right – flavorful and not too sweet. The meat is not dry and best of all, the wings are not oily… Since it is mid wings, it makes eating so much more pleasant… I’m certainly stocking up on more!

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At the Cook Out event, we were given the opportunity to witness Diana Gale in action and also taste some dishes that she had prepared for us. Diana has been featured in numerous magazines and online news portals. Her wide range of recipes features breakfasts, mains and lots more. Each recipe is fastidiously done with her audience in mind and i have to say that her passion for cooking and creative flair is respectable.

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Tasty and spicy, Chicken Curry is also the favorite for many. BBQ House has specially provided some insights on how this is done. The preparation of the curry includes the use of ginger, chopped garlic, and onions mixed together and put into the grinder. Next add the curry powder with water into a paste and together with the pounded mix, rub it into the chicken wings. This is then left for at least an hour before frying the chicken with some vegetable oil. Next curry paste is added further to thicken the curry, along with a moderate amount of coconut milk.

As i was too full, i did not give the curry and grilled stingray a try.. But my husband loves the curry and he mentioned that he would attempt to cook it one day… (Good luck to my stomach! lol!)

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BBQ House’s pre-cooked products are simple and easy to prepare yet delicious at the same time. The satay and chicken wings served perfectly supplemented the home cooked meal, balanced with a rice, soup and vegetable dish. With no more than 5 minutes to cook, this is a perfect addition to the busy working family.

Thank you BBQ House and Scatter Media for the kind invitation and for feeding us so well~

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BBQ House ready-to-eat Satay Packs are now available online, selected stores islandwide and at the World Food Fair from 8-11 September @ Singapore Expo Hall 6.

Price List:

Pre-cooked chicken Satay pack: $4 for pack of 10 satays
50 sticks pre-cooked satays: $17.50 (chicken), $18.50 (beef satay) & $20.50 (mutton)
10 pre-cooked bbq chicken wings: $12
Nonya chicken curry: $20 for a serving for 10 persons

* Disclaimer: Products Description, information and photos are extracted from BBQ House and Scatter Media’s Presskit.

Lighten Up with Ribena Sparkling Cans~

With so much things going on in my life, i wish that there’s 36 hours a day! After a longgg day at work, nothing beats unwinding on my couch with a cold refreshing drink! 🙂

Side track a little, here’s a sneak preview of my house! The sofa was our first purchase of the house (from Locus Habitat) and we built the house theme around it.. Special mention to the talented and patient ID which made things possible. Thank you Nicky from Rezt n Relax!

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Amidst our fast-paced and stressful environment, you can take a step back and lighten up with nice cold beverage at the end of a busy day! Suntory Beverage & Food Singapore Pte Ltd (SBFS) encourages Singapore to lighten up, and relish in the comfort of Ribena Sparkling Cans, while thinking of the sparkle in your life.

This refreshing sparkling beverage is a healthier choice that boasts of a wide plethora of benefits, and is one that each special individual deserves. A lightly sparkling variant of the classic blackcurrant drink, this can of fizzy goodness adds a sparkle to your life as it is free from artificial flavour and colour, making it a wholesome treat for everyone!

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Ribena Sparkling Can’s bubbly delight is naturally sweetened and flavoured by the freshest and finest New Zealand-grown blackcurrants. One of nature’s true superfoods, New Zealand blackcurrants boasts of high antioxidant levels, and various vitamins. With one of the lowest sugar levels as compared to other carbonated drinks, coupled together with the high Vitamin C content, Ribena Sparkling Cans is a healthier choice, and the perfect beverage to be shared with family and friends, and the sparkle of your life.

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Presented in a sleek can, this refreshment is a perfect combination when effervescence meets the fruitiness of fresh blackcurrants. It is also a healthier alternative to the typical carbonated drink in the market.

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I have always love Ribena since young. Don’t say i never warn you as the Sparkling Ribena can be additive! Not only it is refreshing, the drink isn’t too sweet so you will finish 1 can without realizing it..😛

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Here’s more Ribena for my guests!! Ribena Sparkling Cans is available at all leading supermarkets, convenience stores, and out-of-home premises island-wide.

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For more information on Ribena®, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RibenaSingapore.

* Disclaimer: Products Description and information are extracted from Ribena’s Presskit.

Ribena’s Newest Ready-To-Drink Product – Ribena Sparkling Cans‏!

It seems like yesterday that we have celebrated Christmas and New Year. Now in the blink of an eye, Chinese New Year is arriving in less than 2 weeks!!! The significance of the Chinese New Year is all about ‘Renewal’ and ‘Starting Afresh’..  Hence, if you think that Year 2015 started and ended rough, fret not as you can ‘bring’ in new opportunities to start afresh in this coming new year.. Therefore, it is important to introduce positive vibes and new energy into your home and life this Chinese new year. How? You might ask? If you are clueless on what preparation work to get you ready for Chinese New Year, i have prepared a checklist of the basic tasks you should do. 🙂

Chinese New Year Checklist:

() Spring Cleaning and throwing away ‘bad / spoilt’ items

() Shopping for groceries /stocking up on food items for visitors

(X) Decorate the house with Chinese New Year luck-bringing decorations

(X) Get a new hair cut/ hair do

(X) Preparation of new notes and red packets

(X) Shop for new outfits to wear during the new year

As you can see, i’m more or less prepared for CNY 2016! Later in the afternoon, we would be shopping for groceries and stocking up on food + drinks for the visitors! Talking about beverages, i’m excited to share that Ribena has introduced Ribena Sparking Cans, just in time for CNY 2016! Ribena Sparking Can is a refreshing variant of Singapore’s all-time favourite blackcurrant beverage, with a fizzy twist. Not only is one is able to enjoy all the healthy, refreshing goodness of Ribena, the added sparkle just makes consuming this wholesome beverage even more fun, refreshing and exciting.

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A little background story on Ribena- Developed in 1938 by Dr. Vernon Charley of Bristol University, the blackcurrant syrup derived its name from Ribes Negrum, the Latin word for blackcurrant. Ribena was first launched in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong) in 1980s. Made from 100% New Zealand blackcurrants, with no artificial colour, flavour or sweetener, it was the first beverage to contain the fruit goodness of blackcurrants, rich in Vitamin C. Each serving of Ribena meets the daily Vitamin C requirements of both adults and children, building the foundation of a healthy and happy life.

Since its global introduction 75 years ago, Ribena has stayed true to its original positioning, packing the beverage with Vitamin C. A crucial component in our diet, the consumption of Vitamin C brings about numerous health benefits. This natural antioxidant stimulates the body’s immune system, and helps to neutralise harmful toxins.

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Beside being a household name, Ribena continues to impress 75 years on, with a wide range of products and beverages. Constantly striving to develop new drinks and flavours to suit every palate, it maintains its position as a leading brand in the beverage industry by evolving – from cordials, to the ready-to-drink range, and now, Ribena Sparkling Cans.

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Presented in a sleek can, this refreshment is a perfect combination when effervescence meets the fruitiness of fresh blackcurrants. It is also a healthier alternative to the typical carbonated drink in the market.

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Ribena Sparkling Can’s thirst-quenching bubbly satisfaction comes with added benefits. This
refreshing beverage is naturally sweetened by the finest New Zealand-grown blackcurrants, a
superfood which comes with nutraceutical benefits.

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It contains antioxidants and anthrocyanins, providing a wide array of health merits. Each 325ml Ribena Sparkling Can contains 24mg of Vitamin C, giving an added boost to one’s body system. Moreover, Ribena Sparkling Can has one of the lowest sugar levels as compared to other carbonated drinks, making it a to-go treat for all.

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This festive season, share the refreshing goodness of Ribena Sparkling Cans with family and friends as a perfect complement to a hearty meal.

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Ribena Sparkling Cans is available at all leading supermarkets and convenience stores island-wide. Ribena Sparkling Can (325ml per can) is retailing at $6.20 for a 6-pack, and $1.45 for a single can.

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I have to say that Sparkling Ribena can be additive! Not only it is refreshing, the drink isn’t too sweet so you will finish 1 can without realizing it.. 😛 My MIL will be getting more for CNY from NTUC (Heard that there’s a promotion going on~)

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Do give this refreshing carbonated variant of the all-time favourite blackcurrant beverage in can form a try today! 🙂

Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Ribena’s Presskit.

Loacker Celebrates 90 Years With The Launch Of Its New Raspberry Yoghurt Flavour in Singapore

Bello!!!! Finally i have spare time to blog as work has been really hectic for the past week!! Was really exhausted after i reached home and i felt so much better after a good rest last night! 🙂 In the midst of my hectic work schedule, i took time off to attend Loacker’s launch event at Two Bakers last Monday.

I’m sure Loacker is no stranger to many and it is many family favorite for generations and a household name throughout the region.. Loacker is an iconic Italian wafer and cookie company based in the South Tyrol region since 1925 which has become an internationally famous brand.. What has always helped Loacker is their firm family status – each step is determined by the Loacker family, and for generations they have only set the highest quality standards. For all the diversity of Loacker’s ranges, an unchanging fundamental rule for Loacker is to be identical in every market and to adhere to an identical packaging design. People recognise Loacker’s products immediately – first by the packaging, and then by the inimitable, fresh taste of its wafers.Who can resist the taste of rich, delicious and crispy wafer biscuit? My personal favorite has to be the hazelnut and dark chocolate wafer!

Loacker was awarded the Candy Industry’s Kettle Award in 2003. The Candy Industry’s Kettle
Award represents the highest recognition an individual working within the U.K.
confectionery industry can attain. The brand was also awarded the Sweets Global Award in
2007 by the Sweets Global Network in Germany. Natural, delicious, and of the highest
quality, Loacker wafers are universal snacks that are enjoyed globally

For generations, Loacker has procured selected, premium ingredients from pure, natural
environments to produce its unique wafers and chocolate delicacies. Hazelnuts used in
Loacker wafers are from Naples, Italy, while the authentic vanilla pods are from Reunion
Island in France.

This year, Loacker celebrates its 90th anniversary with the release of its Raspberry-Yoghurt flavour in Singapore. Loacker’s Raspberry-Yoghurt is a delicate new taste, tart and creamy, yet with the same fresh crispness of its other flavours.

Smooth with a tangy edge, Loacker’s new Raspberry-Yoghurt is a layered sensation of
flavours. Between Loacker’s signature light and crispy wafers is an appetising cream filling
made of fresh raspberries paired with the smoothness of yoghurt. One can enjoy the
delectable taste of Raspberry-Yoghurt in easy bite-size Quadratini wafers, or as a classic
wafer bar.

Each easy bite-sized Quadratini cube wafers are made with the Loacker family’s secret recipe.  74% of the wafer consists of the cream filled with the finest Raspberry-Yoghurt cream filling without with no added flavourings, hydrogenated fats and preservatives.

Loacker uses only the finest ingredients: for every 100g of raspberry-yoghurt cream filling,
about 10g of sun-ripened raspberries are gently processed, with no hydrogenated fat and no
added flavorings or preservatives. 74% of the wafer consists of the delicious cream filling,
poised to delight your taste buds with the rich and piquant flavor of Raspberry-Yoghurt. It is
the perfect treat for Singaporeans who are on the lookout for exciting new tastes.

At the event, the team at Loacker and Two Bakers has prepared something special for those present at the launch event. A special Loacker dessert menu was specially created for the event and we were in for a treat! Our dinner and drinks are even Halloween-inspired!

Chocolate Cake with Pink Vanilla Buttercream (With Loacker wafers as decorations)

Coconut Coated Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream (With Loacker wafers as decorations)

Mini Ricotta Cheesecake (Raspberry Wafer)

Tiramisu (Espresso Wafer)

Panna Cotta Glass Verrine with Raspberry Sauce (Milk Vanilla Wafer)

Lavender Lemon

Butternut Mushroom Risotto

4 Pairs of Eyes are staring at you! haha!

We were pampered with more ‘Treats’ (not Trick!) from Two Bakers

Loacker Quadratini Raspberry-Yoghurt is available in three different sizes:

Loacker Quadratini Raspberry-Yoghurt 220g (Large family pack, Retail Price: S$4.95)

Loacker Quadratini Raspberry-Yoghurt 110g, (Fun-sized pack, Retail Price: S$2.95)

Loacker Raspberry-Yoghurt 37.5g (Convenient-sized wafer bars, Retail Price: S$1)

I’m sure many ladies will like the Raspberry-Yoghurt wafer as it has a slight sourish, creamy and berry taste! But don’t say i never warn you – Once you pop this crispy bite size delight into your mouth, it is so hard to stop. hahahaha! So addictive! My MIL loves it as well and below, is the 2nd pack that she has purchased and there’s only a little left in the current packet (FYI, she has a fussy taste bud.. hehe!)

Thank you Loacker Singapore and Media Flair for the kind invitation and for showering us with so much love & hospitality! Thank you for feeding me well with all the Wafers, Chocolate wafers, and Premium Patisserie Gran Pasticceria (not forgetting the gigantic float!)

Before i go, I Loacker Singapore is giving away this inflatable Loacker mattress! From now till 30 Nov 2015, just head to Loacker Singapore’s FB page and tell them what you love about Loacker to receive a complementary inflatable Loacker mattress!

Loacker’s new Raspberry-Yoghurt flavor and other products can be found in selected NTUC
FairPrice, Cold Storage, 7-Eleven, Cheers outlets and selected cafés islandwide.

Another exciting news to share: Loacker is now bringing its iconic wafers to cafes around Singapore as well. Singaporeans can now savour their favourite Loacker wafers at selected cafes around the island, such as The Sandwich Shop Pte Ltd, The Canopy Café Pte Ltd, Ah Dong Teh House, Doi Chaang Coffee (Clementi & Rochester), and Ice Cream Chefs to further enrich their café experience 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Loacker’s presskit.