Xiaomi 4th Anniversary Sale from July 10th to 12th with Fabulous Deals and Offers: Grab them now

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which entered the Indian market with the launch of the Mi3 smartphone, is all set to celebrate its 4th anniversary starting today with some fabulous sales offers. The annual Mi sale had kick-started on the Mi.com website today and will give you great offers all the way through July 12th. The range of exciting offers is for their Mi LED Smart TV 4 (55-inch), Redmi Y2, Mi Band 2 and a lot more.

Mi sale

Re.4 Mi Flash Sale

It’s raining offers and what better way than to begin with the Mi Re.4 Flash Sale!  This deal ends on July 12th at 4 PM.  The Re.4 offer is available on Redmi Y1, Mi Smart TV 455, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, and Mi Band 2. Each of these products can be grabbed at the specific time mentioned on their site and you can bag them for an unbelievable price of Re.4.

Blink & Miss Deals

For those who miss out on the Flash Sale, here’s more! The Blink and Miss Deals are available for the following.

  • Mi Body Composition Scale + Mi Band 2 – ₹ 1,999(MRP –Re.3,798)
  • Redmi Note 5 + Mi VR Play 2 – ₹ 9,999(MRP RE.11, 298)
  • Redmi Y1 + Mi Bluetooth Headset – ₹ 8,999(MRP Re.9,898)

These are also available for accessories like pocket speakers and power banks. Remember, these are limited offer deals and are available for 200 units of each product only. The offer is valid only for 50 units of Mi Air Purifier 2.

12 PM Blockbusters

These offers are up for 12 PM grabs on the Mi LED Smart TV and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Mi Anniversary Sales

It’s raining offers on the MI website, besides the above, you also have the Anniversary Deals on mobiles like the following:

  • Mi Mix 2 (2000 off)
  • Mi Max 2 (1000 off)
  • Travel Backpack(100 off)
  • Discounts on Mi Earphones and Mi Band 2
  • Travel Combo and Fitness Combo(150 off)

And many more such discounts.

Last but not the least, what’s a sale without some exciting coupons? Grab these coupons which will be available all three days up to July 12th. The coupons are available in denominations of Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.500 and will be valid on a minimum purchase of Rs.600.Avail the Mi Gift Cards to gift your loved ones the latest in technology. There’s an exchange offer to exchange your old mobile for a new one.
Xiaomi has also partnered with SBI, Mobikwik and Paytm for some instant cashback and discounts when you make your payments.

  • SBI Offer – When you use your SBI Credit cards, you get an instant discount of Rs.500 for a transaction of Rs.7,500.
  • Paytm Offer – For a cashback of Rs.500, you will have to make a minimum transaction of Rs.8,999 with additional cash back on movies and flights.
  • Mobikwik – For your transactions via Mobikwik, you get a 25% Supercash for your purchases.

There are annual souvenirs to Mi VIP Club members and some special surprises for Platinum and Diamond Class members.

Go ahead, grab these deals and discounts and get access to the best in technology at unbelievable rates.

5 Best Online Pharmacy Stores In India

The Internet has made lives way easier. From groceries to clothes to electronics, everything that you need is available online and can be delivered to you right at your doorstep. The online stores don’t just cater to your needs but also help you save your time and money. With great deals and offers, online sites are becoming a boon! The online pharmacy stores are emerging too and are making it convenient for people to order medicines at low rates from the comfort of their home. Here’s a list of 5 best online pharmacy stores in India which will let you buy your medicines at low rates with great discounts:

 5 Best Online Pharmacy Stores in India

  1. NETMEDSNetmeds

  • With 100 years of experience in dispensing high-quality medicines, founded in 2015 by Dadha& Company, helps you buy prescription medicines from its online store and gets them delivered to your home in time. The company offers a wide range of medicines and also OTC products, supplements, and vitamins, herbal products, pain relievers, baby/mother care products etc.

How to order from NETMEDS.com?

  • Go to the site/app and type the name of the medicine you wish to order or upload your prescription. The prescription will be verified after which you’ll receive a confirmation from the site for your order.
  • Add the medicine to the cart and proceed
  • Fill in the required details and proceed to payment

Payment modes accepted:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Net banking
  • Cash on delivery (COD)
  • Netmeds e-wallet
  • Wallet

Returns:

  • Full refund possible if you receive a damaged item; the order has been expired
  • If you want to return an item due to its damaged condition or if it’s an incomplete order then contact the Netmeds Customer Support within 10 days of receiving the product.
  • If you wish to return an unopened, unused item then 20% restocking charge will be deducted from your payment. This return will ONLY be accepted if you inform them within 30 days of receipt.

Offers:

  • Get up to 20% off on all prescription medicines
  • Get 15% Paytmcashback
  • Use code NMS35 and get 15% off on all medicines with the minimum order value of Rs.250+ 20% NMS super cash
  • Use code NETMEDS45 and get up to 45% off
  • Refer Netmeds to your friends and earn RS.250 for each referral, And your friends will get 20% on medicines
  1. JUST RELIEFJust Relief

  • Launched in 2016 by Amit Goel, justrelief.com provides healthcare and pharma products and services. They provide OTC products, Patanjali products, baby/mother products, nutrition, medicine usage, side effects etc. They also provide various lab tests for which they will collect your blood samples right from your doorstep. The tests are from NABL accredited labs.

How to order?

  • Go to the justrelief site
  • Search your medicine and add it to your cart
  • Fill in the required details and select the payment mode

Payment modes accepted are:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Net banking
  • Cash on delivery (COD)
  • No shipping charges on minimum order value of Rs.199

Returns:

  • If you wish to cancel your order then send a mail at info@justrelief.com
  • Orders can be returned or exchanged if they are damaged; if the order doesn’t match the required product; if the medicine has expired
  • Orders can be exchanged or returned by mail at info@justrelief.com within 15 days of receipt of goods.

Offers:

  • Get 20% off on prescribed medicines
  • 15% off on OTC medicines
  • Up to 40% off on Healthcare products
  • Make your first order through Mobikwik and get maximum MobikwikSupercash of Rs.100. valid once per user.
  1. APOLLO PharmacyApollo pharmacy

  • Apollo pharmacy is a part of Apollo Hospitals which is Asia’s largest healthcare group. It has 3000+ outlets in major cities. It provides OTC products, supplements, FMCG products, baby care, personal care, health care products etc. They provide the service of 24-hour pharmacies.

How to Order?

  • Go to the Apollo pharmacy site
  • Search your medicine or upload your prescription. The prescription will be verified after which you’ll receive a confirmation from the site for your order.
  • Fill in the required details and select the payment mode

Payment modes accepted:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Net banking
  • Cash on delivery (COD)
  • FREE delivery on non-prescription orders of Rs.600 or more
  • FREE delivery of medicine orders of Rs.200 or more
  • 55 charged as shipping charges if the order if below Rs.600

Returns:

  • You can return the order if it is incomplete/damaged/wrong product by informing Apollo Pharmacy Customer Support within 7 days of receiving the product.
  • Orders can be canceled before their shipping.

Offers:

  • Up to 15% off on talc and deodorants
  • Up to 15% off on Sports nutrition products
  • Up to 20% off on personal care products
  • Up to 25% off on Summer care products
  1. 1MG1mg

  • Founded in 2015, 1MG is another top pharmacy online store that delivers medicines, lets you book doctor’s appointments, provides free home sample pickup for diagnostics tests. It has a wide range of products from top brands like Patanjali, Himalaya, Accu-Chek, Amway Nutrition, Dabur, Hamdard etc.

How to order?

  • Go to the 1MG site/app
  • Search your medicine or upload your prescription. The prescription will be verified after which you’ll receive a confirmation from the site for your order.
  • Fill in the required details and select the payment mode

Payment modes accepted:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Net banking
  • Cash on delivery (COD)
  • E-wallet

Returns:

  • You can return the order if it is expired/damaged/wrong product by informing the Customer Care within 7 days of receiving the product

Offers:

  • Sign up and get Rs.50 in your 1MG account
  • Get 20% off on medicines
  • Save 35% on health tests
  • Get up to Rs200 Paytmcashback
  • Get 20% off on allopathy medicines + up to Rs.200 paytm cashback. Use code HEALTH1020
  1. MEDPLUS MARTMedplus mart

  • MedPlus is one of the leading medical and general store. You can choose your products from the wide range available and avail the offers. You can either pick your order from a nearby MedPlus store when its ready or can get it home delivered.

How to order?

  • Go to the MedPlus site/app
  • Search your medicine and add it to the cart
  • Fill in the required details and select the payment mode

Payment modes accepted:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Net banking
  • Cash on delivery (COD)
  • E-wallet

Returns:

  • If you receive damaged/wrong medicines/medicines with shelf life less than 3 months you can return them within 14 working days by contacting the customer care.

Offers:

  • 25% off on prescription medicines for a new user
  • Up to 45% off with PhonePe payment
  • Up to 40% off with Mobikwik payment
  • Up to 35% off with Paytm payment
  • FREE delivery, minimum order value Rs.200

10 Tips To Help You Save On Your Groceries

It’s really a challenging job to go grocery shopping if your budget is tight. “To buy or not to buy” is the only thing that goes in your head more than anything else! Sometimes people end up spending a really large amount on groceries than they should and that disturbs their entire budget for the month. But compromising on food is something that none of us want to do,

Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Save On Your Groceries

  1. Budgeting Is Everything!


For everything that you do, even for groceries, setting up a budget is the 1stand the most essential step. If you have a budget set for all your expenses, you’ll be on the safer side. When planning to buy groceries, start off with setting up a budget for your groceries. This will help you in making the list, prioritizing and will save you from spending on unnecessary things.

  1. List It All


The next thing after setting up a budget is to make a list of all the things that you need according to your budget. Prioritize things as per your necessity and budget. Milk, veggies, eggs, bread, fruits, sugar, etc. are the most important ones and need to be given priority, other snack items can be cut down or can be bought in lesser quantities. STICK to the list. Be determined to spend on the essential ones first and then go to the extra ones.

  1. Understand Your Needs


You don’t need everything that’s on SALE! Don’t follow “I’ll buy it coz it’s on SALE” rule. Out of the 10 things that are on sale, you probably eat/need 5-6 of them, so don’t start buying everything that’s available for a lesser amount. Buy things only if you or your family eat/need them. If you see non-perishable items like flour, sugar, pasta, oil etc. on sale then its always a good idea to buy those in bulk as these do come under the priorities category of your list and can be stored for a longer time. But buy the perishable ones as per the required quantity. Choose wisely.

  1. Meal Planning


Plan your meals for the week in advance as this will help you shop better. When you’ll know what you’ll cook and what all ingredients you’ll need, then you can choose better. This will reduce the confusion and will save you from buying anything that won’t be put to use. Hence, nothing gets wasted.

  1. Store Brands Can Help


People often overlook the in-store brand products and go for the name brand that makes their bill go up! Many times, the in-store and name brand products are similar but just have different labels. This can help you save more as most of the times its just the brand’s goodwill that you are paying for, otherwise the ingredients are mostly similar in name brands and in-store brands.

  1. The Coupon Way


Make use of those grocery store coupons and ads that you see in the weekly. Many stores provide discounts, reward point, and other exciting offers. Sign up for store’s emails/loyalty cards etc. and make the most of their coupons and offers.

  1. No Off Season Items


Try to avoid offseason products like veggies and fruits as the shipping costs are added to their original price and this makes them costly. Buy the in-season items and avoid paying extra.

  1. Less Of Packaged Food


Packaged foods are generally costlier than the fresh ones. Avoid buying packaged food and go for the fresh ones. Buying packaged food means that you are just paying extra for the marinating and storage process. You can very well marinate your meat and store food on your own.

  1. Compare


Keep a track of prices of products in different stores. Sometimes prices vary from store to store, what may be costly in one store can be on sale in the other store or can be priced at a lesser rate. Also, sometimes you might get more quantity of a product at a store at a lesser rate or with some offer than a store that is selling it at a higher rate with less/equal quantity.

  1. Go Solo


Try not to bring your kids as they tend to get distracted with a lot of stuff in the store and it’s really hard to say no to them or to convince them on not buying something. When you go grocery shopping with your kids, you definitely end up buying more things than you planned.

6 Tips To Save On School Supplies

May is almost coming to an end and its time for the kids to get ready for school with their backpacks on! A new class, new subjects, new teachers and when everything else is new, the kids will definitely want to have new school supplies as well. School supplies are the only things that get them excited about going to school but you cant let their excitement make you go out of budget! So here are 6 tips to help you save on school supplies:

  1. Grab It First

Grab soonIf you are planning to buy the school supplies on the very last day on maybe say 2-3 days before the school reopens, then you are highly mistaken! This will make you pay extra bucks for any item that you purchase as school supplies tend to be in high demand and so the prices get hiked. Purchase them during off-season sales when the demand is low so that you get them at nominal rates.

  1. The More The Better

more the betterWhatever you buy, buy in bulk. If you want to buy pens, then instead of buying few of them and thinking of buying them again later when needed, buy it all together in bulk during off-season sales as the prices are low and you are sorted for the year. Do the same with other necessary stationery as well. Also, some stores offer great discounts when buying in bulk.

  1. Reuse The Old Stuff

ReuseLook back in your closets and drawers and you’ll definitely find some old stuff that you bought with complete intentions of using it but then you just forgot about them! Reuse those old empty notebooks, crayons, pencils etc. and save some bucks!

  1. Pass It On

Donate booksThere’s no harm in passing on the supplies to your younger kids that were used by your elder ones if are in good condition. Water bottles, lunch boxes, craft items etc. can be easily used again if they are fit to use. Also, you can buy books from second-hand stores if the syllabus hasn’t changed and if the books are in good condition. If there is not much age gap between your kids, then you can also use textbooks for you elder kids, provided syllabus remains the same.

  1. Use The Cards

use cardsCertain credit cards offer discounts and cash back offers in departmental stores like the SBI Simply Save Credit Card offers 10 reward points on spending Rs.100 in departmental stores that accept VISA cards or MasterCards. Also, a lot of supplies are available on online shopping sites at low costs and offers. Certain coupons can also be used for these.

  1. Don’t Spoil Them

Parents and kidsIts hard to say NO to your kids especially with the adorable face they make when they need something from you, but you need to be little strict. You don’t always have to fulfill all the demands especially if you are running low on your budget. Make them understand that sometimes they’ll have to adjust and compromise on certain things.

Our deal hunters have suggested the best stores online to shop

1. Firstcry

Flat 20% Off Geometry Boxes & Stationery+ Extra 10% Via Axis Bank debit & credit cards

2. Amazon

Up To 50% Off Lunch Boxes & Water Bottles + Extra 10% Cashback Via SBI debit and credit cards

3. Flipkart

Up To 70% Off School bags & Stationery + Extra 5% Off On All Visa Cards (On First 3 Transactions)

4. Shop Clues

Up To 66% Off Sketch Pens & Coloring supplies + 10% Cashback Via Airtel Payment Bank + Additional 15% Cashback via Freecharge Wallet

5. Paytmmall

Up To 100% Cashback + Additional 5% Cashback Via ICICI Bank Debit & Credit Cards

Top 6 Credit Cards That Offer Maximum Cash Back

The cashback feature is one of the most important features that you need to consider while getting a credit card. It would be really exciting to earn some money while spending it. Here is a list of top 6 credit cards that offer you maximum cashback:

  1. Citibank Cashback Credit Card

citi card


This is a very good option for earning cashback and also for paying your utility bills online.

  • Movie lover? Well, then the Citibank cashback credit card is just the right pick for you as it offers 5% Cash Back on movie tickets.
  • Pay your utility bills and get 5% cashback.
  •  Get 5% cash back on telephone payments.
  • 0.5% cash back on other amount spent.
  • NOTE:  cashback is restricted to Rs.100 per month for each category mentioned above.
  • The cashback will be reflected directly in your monthly statement as a cash credit. Also, this contactless card which means that just by tapping the card at the POS terminals you can make the payment.
  1. Standard Chartered Manhattan Platinum Credit Card

Standard bank cc


Women will definitely want to get this card as it offers great cashback offers on grocery purchases.

  • Get  5% cashback on groceries from stores like Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, More, Food Bazaar etc.
  • Get up to Rs.500 cashback every month and Rs.150 per transaction
  • NOTE: You need to spend at least 1000 per transaction to earn cashback
  • Earn 5x reward points on paying for Hotels, Dining, Airline ticket reservation and fuel.
  • You need to earn minimum 500 reward points to get redemption.
  • Joining Fee:499+tax (Waived if you Spend Rs.30,000 in a year )
  • Renewal fee: Annual/Renewal Fee waived if you spend Rs. 60,000 in a year
  1. SBI Simply Click Credit Card

SBI Simply cc


If online shopping is your thing, then you should definitely get the SBI Simply Click Credit Card.

  • Get 10x rewards on shopping from Amazon, BookMyShow, Cleartrip, Foodpanda, Zoomcar, Ola Cabs, Fabfurnish, Lenskart
  • Get additional benefits from Amazon as Amazon gift voucher worth Rs.500
  • Get 5% discount on other online shopping.
  • Also, get 5% waiver of fuel surcharge for transactions between Rs.500 and Rs.3000
  • Get Cleartrip e-voucher worth Rs.2,000 on annual online spends of Rs.1 Lakh
  1. ICICI Platinum Chip Credit Card

Icici CC


You cannot directly avail cashback through this, but you can earn reward points that can be redeemed to get amazing gifts and payback points on purchases.

  • The embedded chip in the card ensures secure transactions and gives protection against fraud.
  • Earn 2 payback points on every Rs.100 payment except fuel payments.
  • Save minimum 15% on dining bills in 12 major cities with ICICI Bank Culinary Treats Program.
  • Earn one payback point on every Rs.100 spent on utilities and insurance categories
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver can be availed on fuel transactions of maximum Rs. 4,000 at HPCL pumps when the Card is swiped on ICICI Merchant Services swipe machines
  • Ensure that you spend Rs.50,000 or more annually on your Card and the Annual Fee of Rs.99 for the subsequent year will be reversed.
  1. Standard Chartered Super Value Titanium Credit Card

Standard bank titanium


Save on your monthly expenses.

  • Get5% cashback on fuel payments across all fuel stations up to a maximum of Rs.200 per month (max of Rs.100 per transaction). Minimum transaction of Rs.750
  • 5% cashback on telephone bill payments up to a maximum of Rs.200 per month (max of Rs.100 per transaction). Minimum transaction of Rs.750.
  • Get 5% cashback on utility bill payments up to a maximum of Rs.100 per month. Minimum transaction of Rs.750
  • Earn 1 reward point for every purchase worth Rs.150 when you use your credit card for all other expenses.
  • Get 20% cashback up to Rs.600 monthly on all your uber rides
  1. HDFC Moneyback Credit Card

HDFC CC


The card is perfect for you if you love shopping!

  • Earn 2 Reward Points (RP) on every payment of Rs.150. get 2x Reward Points on online payments. (Here, 100 Reward Points are equivalent to Rs.20)
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge waived off on fuel transactions ( Minimum transaction of Rs.400, Maximum Cashback of Rs.250 per statement cycle)
  • If you lose your Card, report it immediately to the 24-hour call center. After reporting the loss, you have a zero liability on any fraudulent transactions made on your card.
  • Avail up to 50 days of the interest-free period from the date of purchase (subject to the submission of the charge by the Merchant)

8 Simple Ways To Save Money

The hardest thing about saving money is to actually start doing it. One has to be quite determined when planning on to save money as it would require them to cut down on the unnecessary expenses and stop splurging on those weekly or monthly shopping trips! It might sound difficult but it is really important to start saving in your early 20s as it would help you learn the tricks well in advance.

  1. Know Your Expenses

The first step, to begin with, is to learn about how much you spend. Make a note of all your expenses. Divide all the items on the list into different categories such as grocery, electricity etc. to help you track how much you are spending on each item so that you can plan on what can be cut down.

  1. Plan A Budget

Having a budget is very essential. You need to make a budget for a week or for a month. Once you have your budget ready, it will be easier for you to decide what you should spend on and how is to be spent on each item. You need to plan your budget strictly according to your earnings. After planning the budget, keep out a small portion of your savings. If you find out that your expenses are too high and keeping aside some amount of savings is tough, then you need to cross out few items on your list. Distinguish between “wants” and “needs”.

  1. More Chilling Indoors

It is hard to say “no” to friends for plans but that is an important thing to do when you are in your saving mode! Do more of in-house chilling than going out and spending on movies, dinners, brunches etc. Doing less of fancy dinners, day brunches, coffee dates and movie nights will actually help you save a lot as these are the major areas where you spend more than required at times! A lot of movies these days are available online soon after their release. Also, food ordering sites like Foodpanda, Swiggy etc. get you your favorite cuisines at home with a minimal delivery charge which saves you from paying the extra taxes at restaurants. Also, hosting a potluck can be beneficial and fun as well!

  1. Expensive With Less Expensive

One way to stop splurging is by spending less on expensive clothing and accessories. It is not necessary to wear everything expensive or branded. It is completely OKAY to pair up a 3k Top with an 800 bucks jegging! You don’t always have to pair up expensive clothes with equally expensive accessories!

  1. Less Of “YOLO”/”FOMO”

Do less of “you only live once” (YOLO) and “fear of missing out” (FOMO) purchasing. Sometimes people tend to purchase things just so that they can keep up with the ongoing trends or so that they can grab the limited period stuff. Trying to satisfy these wants is costing you a lot!  Understand what you need and what you don’t instead to trying to compete with people. Surely, you live only once but you’ll need money to survive this one life as well. Spend wisely!

  1. Be The Seller

Surely you have large cabinets filled with stuff that either you never wore or you wore it once for some summer party last year. Get rid of all the unused stuff! Stop piling up things in your closet unnecessarily. Sites like OLX help you sell your used stuff, just upload the ad, find a buyer nearby and sell it off! This way you can earn some money and also get rid of the piled up junk!

  1. Have A Goal

It’s always good to be goal oriented in life. Do the same when you are saving. Have a goal, say you want to buy a new phone, set this as your goal and save for it. Having a goal always helps as it keeps you motivated. You need not always start with setting up big goals. Start with setting up small goals and then go ahead towards the bigger ones. Once you achieve the smaller ones, it will be easier for you work for the bigger ones!

  1. Track How Far You’ve Come

Track your progress every month. See how much you have saved and what are the shortcomings and how can they be fixed. The first month might be difficult for you but if you stay persistent, the results will amaze you soon. By tracking your progress you will also get an idea of what all unnecessary expenses you’ve been doing and what are the things that you ACTUALLY need.

Tricks To Save More On Flight bookings

‘If traveling was free, you would never see me again’. Booking flights are becoming a difficult task and expensive these days, you check the rates in the morning and can see them fluctuate within the next few hours.  If you love to travel or need to travel at the last minute, then you should be aware of these tricks that can help you save more on flight bookings for your next adventure.

PLAN EARLY

Planning your trip well in advance can save you some good amount of bucks as last minute flight bookings are very costly. Start your flight search 3 months before the trip because as per a general guideline, you can get cheaper flights to destinations 47 days prior the departure date. Check flight rates early in the morning, say around 9 AM and in the evening after 6 PM.

ENABLE PRIVATE BROWSING

Always keep your searches private as airline sites collect data and use it to change the prices. If they observe that a route is being searched repeatedly, they tend to hike up prices, forcing you to book the flight as soon as possible. You can enable private search or incognito in Google Chrome either by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N to open a new incognito window or you can start Chrome and click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the screen and click New Incognito Window and start browsing in it. If you are searching in Skyscanner, then you need not worry about private browsing as it does not use any tracking system. Also, compare rates before booking the flight.
Incognito

ONE TICKET AT A TIME

If you search multiple tickets at once, the airlines may show different prices. For instance, if you are traveling in a pair and if there is just one low rate seat left then the site will show you two tickets together that are of higher rates. Search for one ticket at a time, this way you can at least save some money on one ticket.

USE APT SEARCH ENGINES

Be careful with the search engines that you use, as some search engines keep hiking up the prices than others. You can use Skyscanner, MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Momondo, Google flights for your flight search. These search engines can help you book cheaper flights.

DO IT ON YOUR OWN

Book your own tickets instead of getting them booked from a travel agent as travel agent often add up their own share of a commission to the actual rate and book the tickets. Also, sign up for email alerts offered by your preferred airlines as these will keep you updated about the special or exclusive offers and discounts on tickets.

LOOK FOR CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY

Most of the studies suggest that Tuesday and Thursday are the cheapest days to fly but these are not absolutely true. Weekends are expensive obviously but sometimes even weekdays can cost you some heavy amount, especially if booked at the last minute. The best way to find out the low rate or from which date the prices will decrease is by looking at the prices of the entire month. For instance, if you use the MakeMyTrip site or App then just open the site or app and select a One-way Trip option and enter the ‘To’ and ‘From’ destinations. Click on the date option to select the date and you’ll see the rates for each date of the entire month.
Makemytrip

AVOID SEAT SELECTION PAYMENT

If you are not very particular about where you sit, avoid seat selecting as some airlines charge extra for selecting a seat of your own choice. Instead, always check-in 24 hours before the flight and select your choice of seat for free.
Go india

LOOK FOR THE WEBSITE DIRECTLY

Though websites like Skyscanner, MakeMyTrip etc..can offer some great discounts sometimes even the airline’s website have some unannounced deals and offer to help you save more.
Website direct

CONNECTING FLIGHTS CAN HELP

Sometimes instead of booking a direct flight to your destination, you can opt for a connecting flight as for some routes connecting flights are cheaper than direct flights.
Skyscanner

LOOK FOR PACKAGES

Some airlines offer packages(flight and a car, flight and a hotel etc..) that can help you save a lot in some cities.
Jet Airways

15 Best Mother’S Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and all of us want to make it special and memorable for our mums but with a tight budget, it gets little tough. So here are 15 best and affordable Mother’s Day Gifts that you gift your mom and show her that you do think about her!

  1. To keep it cozy for your mother, the Best Mom Ever Cushion is a perfect gift which is available at just Rs.395 at Myflowertree. The 12×12 inch cushion can be personalized with the name and picture of your choice. The cushion is easy-to-wash and will add an extra funky look to your house or office.

Best mom

  1. Mother’s Day Photo Stone, the perfect decorative and memorable gift to remind your mother of your special moment with her. The Photo Stone is available for Rs.845 at Myflowertree and can be personalized with your choice of photograph.

Photostone

  1. If you want to surprise your mom in the vintage style, then the Heartful Wishes is the best buy. The gift includes 1 Heart-shaped key chain and a sweet loving message for your mother in a bottle, just for Rs.495 at The keychain can be personalized with your favorite picture.

heart shaped key

  1. If your mom is a tea or coffee lover then this Heart Shaped Glass is the right pick for her. The glass is a double layered one to keep the liquid hot and is made of Acrylic plastic glassware and can hold 240ml of the drink. Buy this present at Bigsmall for just Rs.599.

heart shaped glass

  1. Create an emotional yet magical moment for your mum with the Mother’s Day Pop Up Card that shows the difficult yet the most beautiful journey of a mother. The paper card with laser cut illustrates the phases of a mother’s journey in the most enticing way. Buy this heart-melting present for just Rs.250 from Big Small

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  1. Bring in peace and positivity to your mother’s life by buying her the Back Flow Buddha Incense Burner with 80 Cones. The piece creates a smokey waterfall illusion effect from incense burner and comes in two color variants. Made of ceramic, the Buddha incense burner measures 12.5×8.5cm and weighs 500g. If you can go a little high on your budget then buy this for Rs. 1,499 from Big Small

Budda

  1. Get Maybelline New York’s The Blushed Nudes Palette Eyeshadow,9g if your mom likes her eyes to do the talking. Buy this tempting palette with 12 luxurious rose gold infused shades at a special mother’s day discount of 13%, just for Rs.765 from Amazon.

Blushed nudes

  1. Help your mom style her beautiful hair with the Philips HP8643/46 MS Fresher Philips Essential Dryer and Straightener (Pink/Black) on this Mother’s Day to add an extra oomph to her look. The product is available at a mother’s day special discount of 11% and is now available for Rs.1,899. Buy this useful gift if you can go a little overboard with your budget from Amazon.

hair Dryer

  1. Plant lover mom? Don’t worry. We’ve got one for her too. Buy the Trust Basket Single Pot Railing Planter (Set of 5), at an amazing discount of 36%, for just Rs.999 from Amazon and help your mom keep your house fresh and green.

Pot railing

  1. A picture speaks a 1000 words. Show your love to your mom by gifting her the Ajanta Royal Classic set of 12 Individual Photo Frames (12-6×8 inch)- WPC-13 and let her relive all the beautiful moments of her life through the pictures, available at Amazon with a special mother’s day discount of 47%, for Rs.1,325.

ajantha photo

  1. Give a refreshing gift of Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden for Women to your mum from the perfume range of fernsnpetals with their special mother’s day discount of 28% on the product. The perfume is available for Rs.1,999.

perfume

  1. Add up to the home décor of your home with some fresh bamboos and brighten up your mother’s special day with the Three Lucky Bamboo Plants for Mom by fernsnpetals for Rs.1749.

MOM home decor

  1. Keep it simple yet memorable for your mother by buying her the beautiful rose bouquet and a delicious Black forest cake from fernsnpetals for Rs.1299.

Rose bouquet

  1. Let the walls of your house scream your love for your mom through this queen of my Hearts personalized poster by UC. The poster is available at giftease for just Rs.199.

Poster

  1. Wish mother’s day to your mom with some fresh red roses and begin the day with the sweetness of chocolates from giftsnideas for Rs.2,900.

Roses Mothers day Gifts

10 Ways To Avoid Paying More For Bank Services

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies, said Thomas Jefferson. The banks have increased the complications for its customers. The free Bank services currently being provided by the banks to their customers can be chargeable in the near future if the IT Department’s demand boosts up. The customers can opt for the following 10 steps to refrain from paying more to their banks:

1. LARGER ATM AMOUNTS:


Withdraw larger ATM amounts at once to avoid paying more on each non-free withdrawal as some banks offer only 5 free transactions to its customers. This way you can save up to Rs.20 per withdrawal and up to Rs.8.50 on non-financial transactions.

2. NET BANKING FTW!


Netbanking is becoming a boon these days as it is quite convenient to use. Funds transferred through net banking are free of cost and allow you to save Rs.20-150 per cheque book, depending on the number of leaves.

3. NO DRAGGING OF THE OUTSTANDING AMOUNT


Procrastinating payments of credit card bills will only call for increased interest rates like for instance, a delay of 3 days will make you pay Rs.750 extra, but paying the bills on time will let you save 39-42% interest per annum.

4. MAKE YOUR BANK PAY

make banks payOpting for the Bill Pay Services offered by the bank means that your bills’ on-time payment is taken care by your bank and hence, you get saved from paying the penalties which can be from Rs.40-100, depending on the utility company.

5. SAVE ON DUPLICATE STATEMENTS

bank statementYou can save Rs.100 by opting for receiving duplicate statements via email as duplicate physical statements or passbooks are chargeable.

6. LIMIT CASH TRANSACTIONS AT BANK

Cash transactionsBanks offer 3-4 free transactions to its customers in a month. Any transaction beyond this limit calls for a charge per transaction. For instance, HDFC bank charges a minimum amount of Rs.150 per transaction that’s done after the 4 free transactions offered by it in a month. Limiting cash transactions at branches can help you save up to Rs.150 per transaction.

7. MAINTENANCE OF MINIMUM BALANCE

Minimum balanceThe banks require its customers to maintain a minimum balance amount in their accounts so as to avoid non-maintenance charges. For instance, HDFC requires you to maintain a minimum balance amount of Rs.25,000 in its Savings Account. The minimum balance amount in SBI banks is mandatory too but varies with regions. Maintenance of minimum balance saves you from paying non-maintenance charges that can be from Rs.10-600 per month.

8. WISDOM OVER CONVENIENCE

Credit card paymetsThough it is quite convenient to withdraw from credit card it can make you pay an extra fee for doing so. Some banks charge its customers for withdrawing cash from credit cards. Cash withdrawal from credit cards is referred to as Cash Advance by some banks. Cash advance alternatives such as, use of balance transfer or convenience checks, pay your friend’s bills and get the amount back in cash from them, use credit card for payments at places where it is acceptable instead of cash payments etc could be helpful in saving you from paying an extra fee of minimum Rs.300-500 or 2.5% of the amount withdrawn.

9. ADHERE TO THE CREDIT LIMIT

credit limitCredit card limit is the maximum amount of money a cardholder can spend on his credit card. Spending within this limit can help you save from paying an extra charge of 2.5% of the exceeded amount or Rs.500

10. CHECK BALANCE BEFORE ISSUING CHEQUES

cheque dishonourCheques should be issued as per the balance amount available in the account as if the cheque amount exceeds the account balance amount, the cheque gets dishonoured and the payer is liable to pay a penalty depending upon the amount for which the cheque is issued or can be imprisoned if the case tends to be a serious one or involves large amount as dishonouring of cheques is also a criminal offence. Issuing cheque with the amount which is within the bank account balance can save the payer from paying the penalties.
The above-mentioned tips can be used for saving oneself from falling into the trap of the banks that make its customers pay the extra penny in name of taxes and penalties.

How to Get Free Amazon Prime Membership for One Year

Airtel’s Offer Amazon prime Membership to its Post-paid Infinity Plan Customers can be availed with these simple steps.

Amazon prime Membership
An interesting entertainment deal has been signed between Airtel, one of the largest telecom operators in the country and e-commerce giant Amazon for Airtel’s post-paid customers. This enables select Airtel users to Amazon Prime membership for free, provides them access to a wonderful platform to watch movies, TV shows, and much international television series. Amazon Prime is a most sought after service by millions, so it’s indeed a bonanza for Airtel customers.

Who can avail the Amazon Prime Membership Offer for Free?

The offer is available only to Airtel post-paid customers:

  • myInfinity plans priced Rs. 499 and above

How to claim the Amazon Prime Free Subscription Offer?

  • First subscribers need to download the Airtel TV App from the App Store or Play Store.
  • Login using your registered mobile number.
  • You will see the Amazon Prime Banner.
  • Activate it and enter your Amazon login credentials.
  • You will now be eligible for 365-day Amazon Prime Subscription.

How long is the Amazon prime membership Offer Valid?

The partnership between Airtel and Amazon is till the December of 2018. So a customer who activates his plan in April will have free Prime access till December. If you’re already a subscriber, then you can avail this offer only after your current subscription ends

Other Benefits when you avail Free Amazon Prime

With this Airtel Plan, while you get great benefits like unlimited calling and 40GB data, remember that Amazon Prime offers you great benefits too.

  • Free Delivery
  • Access to Prime Video Streaming
  • Easy and first access to deals
  • Exclusive deals

Will the offer be valid if Airtel User switches plans?

This offer will continue till the customer continues the plan or switches to a higher plan. In case they choose a plan of lesser value, the subscription will be terminated. After one year if the customer wishes to continue, he has to pay Rs999 a year.

Go ahead, avail the Infinity Plan and enjoy your Amazon Prime Free subscription offer.