Share your best shopping tip and win this!

wine holder

Advent officially started today as we just celebrated Christ the King yesterday.  In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m giving away a couple of wine holders from Saigon (yup!  just the holder, no wine!).  😉

Send in your best tip when shopping in foreign lands.  I’m excited to hear what you have to say — as this will also help me when I do shopping myself! 😀

So please, tell me,  what’s the best advise you can tell someone when shopping outside the Philippines?

If you win, the wine holder will be delivered to your home in the Philippines.  People abroad can send entries but should have a Philippine address.

This contest will run from November 22, 3pm till December 15, 2010 11:59 pm. 😀  Hit the comment button and send in your entry!

Here are the prizes:

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9 Responses to Share your best shopping tip and win this!

  1. littledot78 says:

    Map the routes and canvass what is cheaper prior to going there. 🙂 and always bring a pocket calculator.

    If you can pass off as a local.. the better. If not, try to ask a local what are the usual prices or where is the best place to go for that item. ( dont ask a tourguide!)

  2. Becca says:

    Don’t convert prices to your home currency. Everything will seem expensive and you’ll regret not buying some special items. Remember that when you travel, you create memories and it’s wonderful to have souvenirs of them.

  3. Rhodawynn Segun says:

    When shopping abroad, if you found something you really like, it’s one-of-a-kind, and you can afford it, don’t hesitate to buy it. You might not find anything like it again.

  4. emsfronda says:

    Research before your travel…ask around from friends and relatives who are locally based there or are frequent travellers to that place…esp if you’re buying expensive stuff like electronics or those techie stuff, better be safe than sorry ;o)

  5. Ria Salazar says:

    It’s always practical to use a bag with many compartments and an adjustable strap. The bag doesn’t have to be big as long as you can put in your travel essentials such as your wallet, passport, cellphone and pocket calculator (as mentioned earlier). The adjustable strap would help when you feel safer and more comfortable to use the bag as a bodybag.

    Also, it’s comfy and practical to practice layering when wearing clothes. It could be a simple tanktop or babytee shirt with a sweater or jacket on top. Not only would you be prepared when the weather changes (from warm to cool and vice versa), but it would also be great to try out items in the local market without needing a dressing room.

  6. Ree says:

    Before you make that purchase–given that you did price comparisons, research, etc–always think before you hand over your money: do I really, really need this?

    You could actually save a lot of money by answering that single question honestly 😀

  7. Google maps, your most comfortable pair of shoes, and your shopping buddy.

    Google maps will help you get to where you want to go AND bring you back. Google up the address of the shopping district you want to go, map it up from where you are, and that’s it. You’d know the bus stops, main roads, and landmarks. You won’t get lost.

    Now, to enjoy long hours of walking and shopping, nothing beats a good pair of shoes. You won’t complain of aching feet or legs the next day. You’d be walking carefree the entire day.

    Get a shopping buddy. Not your boyfriend, not your husband. Men usually do not like long hours of walking and moving from one shop to another. Get someone who’d also enjoy shopping the entire day.

    Forget the price tag conversion. If you like it, buy it. You’re there to buy stuff you’d like, right?

  8. Jason Tan says:

    I would like to join but I have no experience shopping abroad. However, as for tips when shopping locally, I have this advice: Always hold your wife’s purse and shopping bags. 😛

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