Review: Share, Save and Earn with Dealspotr

March 17, 2017

Just one look at my blog, you will know immediately that I am someone that loves budget-friendly things.Before I purchase items, I try to check first if there are ongoing deals or sale for the products that I want to buy (unless it is super low price that I easily become impulsive buyer). I have been like that when I was in Manila and it is still a part of me especially now that I move to the US where coupons and discount vouchers are delivered every week in the mailbox. I actually been very good at trying to cut back with shopping (I have been out of work for a year!) but I always welcome deals with household products. Just recently, I availed a good deal from Target where I was able to save $15, getting me a free laundry liquid detergent. The thing is, I actually forgot that deal from the weekly ad I got from the store. You know what reminded me to of it? Dealspotr!




Dealspotr is a reliable, community-edited deal site, where in its users/members are actively involved in making sure that deals and digital coupons posted are valid and working. I have been a member of this since September last year, but I only got active this recently as I felt that the site has evolved into a welcoming community with all the features that were added. I've read that since launching a year ago, they have helped users saved $15 million already. It is very fast growing site and if you like that news feed type like Facebook, Think of it as that, only thing is it only involved deals and discounted posts on your timeline! And the good part is you can also earn while doing that. Dealspotr give points for posting deals and validating others' posts that you can eventually redeem as gift cards or through your Paypal account. I was able to redeem $30 already and I have been just recently active even if I was a member for half a year (and I don't post a lot, I do more of deal validation). And even if I don't earn from points, I find the site updated regularly of most of the brands that I shop a lot. Imagine not checking lots of websites or weekly paper ads just to find deals. 

As a one stop shop for deals, Dealspotr is very easy to use. As you can see in the photo above, even if you are just a guest user, you can easily browse all the available promos and find certain things based on categories on the side menu. You will know what deals are valid based on the comments/validations of users. Normally, we provide screenshots when trying out a coupon code and confirm that the deal really is being applied. Everyone's goal is to maintain deals that are true as advertised. There are also moderators that check for duplicate deals and that some guidelines are used when the deals are posted. They are also friendly and easy to talk to if you have concerns or questions. 


Another feature that I like from the website is the forums. It is still pretty new but I now there is a venue where I can interact with fellow deal lovers and most of them are bloggers, too! I like to see how Dealspotr will keep on improving hence, I am showing some support by writing about them and continuing to be an active member. 

If you are ready to try and be a member, you will get 1,000 points as instant bonus just by signing up. You may feel like almost all of the stores that you know are already there and you might not earn points, remember there are different ways to earn through Dealspotr:

1. Posting deals
2. Validating deals posted by other members
3. Achieving "Daily Checklist", which involves subscribing to stores or members or sharing on social media (You earn 200 points by accomplishing 4 steps)
4. Referral (2000 points each)

And since I mentioned referral, you can use my referral link so we can both earn! I also have available access codes that can turn you into Silver Status immediately. Feel free to send me a message if you want to learn more about Dealspotr so I can help. Hope you check out their site and also enjoy using it just like me. Let's all share, save and earn!


Sincerely,

The Budget Fashion Seeker




***I might get compensation as a contributor for this post, but all of these are my personal thoughts based on my experience as a Dealspotr member

Adobo Design Awards 2017 Will Accept Entries Until March 11!

March 4, 2017

The Budget Fashion Seeker - ADAA Jury 2017
Jurors of the adobo Design Awards Asia 2017, officially opened the adobo Design Awards Asia last February 2, 2017 (L-R: Harvey Tolibao, Co-Founder, Creative Director of HMT Studios; Angel Guerrero, President, EIC & Publisher of adobo Magazine; Merlee Jayme, Chairmom& Chief Creative officer of Dentsu Jayme Syfu; CJ De Silva-Ong, Associate Creative Director of TWBA/SMP; Patrick Cabral, Freelance Type Artist; Janelle Barretto-Squires, VP & COO of adobo magazine; Ivan Despi, Owner & Creative director of The Acid House)
Photo from: Greenbulb Public Relations

Hi everyone! I received this press release from our friends at Greenbulb Public Relations almost a month ago and I apologize for not sharing this on my blog immediately. If you are still interested in joining, the deadline for submitting your entry is on March 11. You still have a week to prepare if you are planning to be a contestant. The mechanics and other details of the competition are found at the end of the article. Let me know if you joined? Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,
The Budget Fashion Seeker


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Uplifting Creativity
In this year’s call for entries, adobo Design Awards Asia asks, “How do you inspire humanity through design?”

This 2017, on its 8th year, the adobo Design Awards Asia (aDAA) returns with the theme, “Inspiring Humanity ThroughDesign” this time focusing on the emotional connection that a design can generate. Last year’s theme was, “Designingfor a Bold New World”, in which the jury looked for designs that pushed the boundaries of creativity in order to connect to the audience. TBWA Santiago Mangada Puno was the most awarded agency of 2016 winning a total of 17 awards including the top award, Best In Show for Boysen Colors (Press and Poster category). 

stellar roster of both international and local design luminaries make up this year’s jury headed by Bruce Duckworth—incumbent D&AD president, principal at Turner Duckworth, and legendary designer. He is joined byJowee Alviar of Team Manila, Dave Ferrer of J. Walter Thompson Philippines, calligrapher Patrick Cabral (who was also part in last year’s jury), Dan Matutina of Plus63 Design, Robert Alejandro of RAD Design Philippines, Quark Henares of Globe Studios, and Ivan Despi of The Acid House, to name a few.

Other members of last year’s jury include Andy Sandoz (then D&AD President), Melvin Mangada, AJ Dimarucot, Dan Matutina, Jowee Alviar, Marcus & Bernie Nada, Benjamin Marasigan, Leigh Reyes, Ric Gindap, and ArnoldArre.

Adobo Design Awards Asia is a partnership between D&AD (formerly Design and Art Direction) and adobomagazine. D&AD is a global creative, design, and advertising association celebrating and finest in design and advertising. The organization’s professional awards are recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, making their participation cement aDAA's stature as one of the region's most important creative awards.adobo magazine, on the other hand, is the Philippines’ premier advertising, marketing, and brand communications magazine garnering an international audience of 80,000.

Bruce Duckworth enthuses, “We share the philosophy that we should promote the best work in the world and working together will be key to sharing our vision of creative excellence with a global audience.”

The adobo Design Awards Asia call for entries will be launched on January 31, 2017 with over 15 professional Categories, an Open Category, as well as Special Awards. The deadline for entries will be on March 11, 2017.

As it’s always been, the most rigorous of standards will be appliedNothing but the best will do for the best.

Will you be part this year’s adobo Design Awards Asia’s list of winners? There’s only one way to find out.

More information on its founders can be found on https://www.dandad.org and
adobomagazine.com.Details are of the competition can be found at adobodesignawards.asia.



**Photo and article are from Greenbulb Public Relations

Budget Outfit: Casual Wear for Valentine's Day (less than $10!)

March 2, 2017

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For the past years, I have been enjoying dressing up for Valentine's Day as my colleagues like to have a lunch out for this occasion. Normally I like to wear dress as it makes me feel more feminine, but for a change, I thought of coming up with a casual outfit.

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I bought this cute top from Target last January from the Kids Section (they are the ones that normally fit me) and when I saw the design and the price, which is $2.50 by the way (sale), I knew it could be a basis for a Heart's Day outfit. I thought of pairing it up with my white shorts from H&M that I bought from our Las Vegas trip last year. This was $5.00 when I bought it. So my entire outfit (top and bottom) only costs a total of $7.50 (plus tax)! What a steal right? I have worn the shorts over and over by the way as they were easy to match with any top.

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This particular pair of sneakers is from Etnies.com. It was my husband who love this brand at first and we got mine for free when he shopped online last December. I will discuss more details about it on a separate post after I used it a couple of times so I can give a better review.

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So what do you think about this outfit? Would you wear something like this on Valentine's Day? Feel free to share your thoughts on the comments section below. Have an awesome day everyone!


Sincerely,
The Budget Fashion Seeker


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Top - Cat and Jack (Target) - $2.50 (sale)
Shorts - H& M - $5.00 (sale)
Shoes - Etnies - free
Sunglasses - Target - free
earrings - Michaels  [see post here]

Denver Bloggers Club Meetup: Igniting Your Blog SEO in 2017

February 17, 2017

The Budget Fashion Seeker - Igniting your blog with SEO in 2017

For the last quarter of 2016, I was actively looking for blogging communities on Facebook that are located around Denver. And fortunately, I found Denver Bloggers Club! The club is organized by Jenny, owner Good For You Gluten Free blog and monthly events are provided to members in which they can learn things about certain topics as well as enjoy good food and freebies. Just last month, I got be part of their SEO tutorial event entitled "Igniting Your Blog SEO in 2017".

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Twenty Denver bloggers attended the event and it was nice to meet them that day! We had fun learning some techniques from Chuck and Andrew of Market Element as they discuss how SEO as an important part of blogging behaves now in 2017 and what we can tweak in our blogs to improve our ranking and traffic. They even provided as a copy of their presentation few days after the event.  The meetup was at Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern in Westminster, CO (will publish a blog post about them soon!) and they provided us with delicious food throughout the event. I will  definitely visit them again and order the yummy shrimp in the bucket!

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All in all, I was happy I joined the Denver Bloggers Club and attended the meetup! Jenny is very friendly and accommodating as well and made me feel very welcome in the group and I am looking forward to the next event that is already lined up for the club. I also would like to express my gratitude to the generous sponsors Rusty Bucket and The Market Element! Thank you for taking good care of us bloggers that day.


So, If you are also a blogger residing in Denver and interested to be part of the group, feel free to contact Jenny (or you can also reach out to me) and we will be happy to see you in the next meetup. Have a great day!


SPONSORS:

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern
14613 Orchard Pkwy #100, Bldg J
Westminster, CO 80023

The Market Element 
357 South McCaslin Blvd. Suit #200
Louisville, CO 80027

Happy New Year and Announcement of StyleWe Winner

January 3, 2017

Photo from here

I know that today is already the 3rd of January, but I still want to say Happy New Year to all! I got caught up with personal things but now I am back and feel more refreshed. I am totally looking forward to 2017 as I can feel that it will be an amazing year for all of us. For the past two days, we have just been doing some cleaning and attending to chores that are necessary as we start our year. I will be sharing some of them soon so I hope you visit my blog regularly. Thank you so much for all the support that you have given me the past years.

Now for another important part, I already picked a winner for the StyleWe x The Budget Fashion Seeker Giveaway! I apologize for the delay on the announcement though. And to all of the readers, thanks a lot for joining! I will work harder for this blog so I can host more giveaway this year.

And for our winner, the lucky reader is:


Congratulations, Gretchen! I will send you an email soon about how to claim your prize. Again, thanks everyone for joining this giveaway!


Love,
The Budget Fashion Seeker

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