20 September 2014

How to select the perfect oven for your kitchen

The oven is one of the most essential appliances in the kitchen. When customers are searching for ovens to install in their kitchens, there are three criteria that should use to ensure that the product they choose is a good purchase. Ovens must look nice, perform well and save energy.



They Must Look Good in Appearance

The first criterion used to determine if an oven is worth the purchase is its appearance. Some ovens have a dull look to them, appearing very basic at best. Then there are ovens that have a fancy appeal. Ovens can also have unique features such as stainless steel handles, glass-panel doors and eye-catching digital displays. What customers choose will depend on what they prefer.

Ovens Must Perform Well

Along with having a satisfying appearance, customers expect ovens to perform well. These appliances must be able to cook food to perfection, and they must not take too long to heat. Furthermore, features must be available that allow for the seamless preparation of a wide range of dishes.

Significant Savings on Energy

Now more than ever, there has been a lot of discussion about energy savings. With the cost of living rising along with the cost of utilities, consumers are always searching for ways that they can use the least amount of energy. While it is paramount that ovens perform well and look appealing, they must also be able to function like a first-rate, high-powered oven without draining on the utilities. 

Large companies that sell a wide range of ovens, such as the ovens from Appliances Connection, are guaranteed to allow purchasers to find an oven that meets all three criteria. Not to mention, there will be enough of a selection to enable customers to choose the oven that fits their preferences perfectly.

02 September 2014

TrackIf $500 Cash Giveaway

As a business owner, your goal is to not only draw customers to your site, but to create sales conversions as often as possible. With Internet marketing reaching its highest level ever, having an active ecommerce site is a great method to boost your business sales. Whether you have a store front with an additional website, or work solely as an online proprietor, utilizing all information available to you to increase sales is imperative.

TrackIf is the perfect solution for large and small ecommerce sites of all types. This innovative ecommerce app works not only to benefit the website owner and seller, but as a means of help to a buyer as well. Not only will you as a business owner be able to increase your sales conversions, your customers will be naturally drawn back to your site to meet their needs in the future thus creating a long term repeat customer.


What Is TrackIf?

This great back end tool is a method to track your customers habits on your site. A simple code added to your site allows you to see what potential customers are interested in, as well as the price points they find appropriate. TrackIf gives you not only information about your customers habits, it gives them the opportunity to easily let you know what they would like to see happen. In the process, it allows your customer to take control of their shopping experience and give you feedback in a simple and non intrusive to them way.

Why Choose TrackIf For My Site?
  • Additional Buttons To Remind or Notify of Updates, Sales & Price Changes. These are easily placed next to the “buy now” button on all products. This gives your potential customers the ability to specify the price point they would be willing to pay, so if the product goes on sale at that price they would receive an email notice encouraging them to come back and make the purchase.
  • Out Of Stock Notices. Addition of a “notify me” button to all pages so if an item is out of stock, you won't lose future sales. As soon as it is back in stock your customer will be alerted and return to make their purchase. This also gives you an insight on how many additional products to have on hand to supply your customer base in the future.
  • Integrated Social Commerce Capture. This utilizes your existing social media following to increase sales without paying the high fees social media often charges to promote your business. When a customer shares a product from your website to social media, they will be given the opportunity to receive notices regarding that product in the future. Sale prices, special events and promos will be sent to them as requested. No more paying extra on your social media pages to promote your sales to the existing followers! TrackIf does it for you.
  • Wishlist Price Change Updates & Promotions. When someone adds an item to their wishlist, they are now opted into an email update when that price changes or a sale includes the item. Additionally, you can look at the items most often added to wishlists and then create a special promotional event to increase sales on that one item.
  • Search Tracking. This unique addition to the TrackIf Ecommerce app is great for those sites wanting to know what their customers are looking for. A “Save This Search” button added to the site allows your visitors to be alerted of new or return items matching their search.


What Is My Investment?

There is no up front cost! You are only charged by TrackIf if you succeed in creating sales leads through the links and alerts generated as a part of the TrackIf system, email alerts and wishlists. You can set up TrackIf within a few days, give it a test run and see how it works for your site without a hefty up front fee.

TrackIf proves to be an excellent application that is not only simple and non invasive to you or the customer, but affordable for even the smallest online business. If you are looking to increase your sales and revenue, set up TrackIf to help you naturally create leads and conversions with your existing and new customers. This integrated ecommerce application is a great asset to your website and business goals.

Get started with TrackIf today!


One winner will receive a $500 Cash from TrackIf.

Giveaway ends September 16th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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28 August 2014

$1,000 Back To School Cash Giveaway

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Did you know you can shop, earn, and donate all at once? You are already shopping online or on your mobile devices, so why not donate to a good cause while doing so. iMyne allows you to do just that. Many of the retailers you already know and love actually offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these incentives are rarely cashed in on. iMyne works with these sites to send those savings back to you as well as your favorite charitable cause.

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iMyne is also very easy to use. Most cash back websites are hard to navigate and are complicated, iMyne is different. Once you are signed up with iMyne you simply click on the iMyne activation button that will be in your toolbar, as a plugin. If the button is green then you are ready to shop and earn! If you're on the go and using your mobile device such as your smart phone or tablet, you simply just use the SHOP tab located on iMyne's site.

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Another great incentive that iMyne offers is referral cash. You can invite all of your friends through Facebook, Twitter or email to join iMyne and you will get up to $1 referral cash back for every $10 they earn. Your friends will then sign up their friends and you can earn even more. The more friends you have in your iMyne network, the more money you will earn for yourself and your charity!

Why Shop with iMyne

Any cash back that you earn will automatically be added to your account, log in to view your funds and keep track, or you can cash out. You can always send your funds to the charity of your choice as well.

There are no forms to mail, no points to redeem and no fees. You earn rewards for you and your cause in real cash, automatically.

Sign-up for iMyne and start earning your rewards now.

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One winner will receive a $1,000 Back To School Cash from iMyne.

Organized by: Social Swayy ♥ with special guest: Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends September 10th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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18 August 2014

5 Handy Home Security Tricks Everyone Should Know

Robberies have become an almost daily occurrence in most towns and cities. With break-ins on the rise, it’s important to do what you can to help reduce the risks to your home. Here are five handy home security tricks to help burglar-proof your property.


Lock It

Keep doors and windows locked even when you are at home. Thieves are becoming increasingly indiscriminate and no longer target only empty houses. There is a disturbing trend of violent home invasions taking place so for safety’s sake it’s imperative to keep your doors locked even when you are in it. Try to get into the habit of doing this every time you arrive home. While it can be awfully stuffy keeping your windows closed, if you can avoid it, keep low-lying windows shut when you head to sleep. Alternatively you can install security screens from companies like Stylewise Security on all windows, so you can enjoy the fresh air of open windows and still be safe.

Beware of Social Media

Be careful when using social media. While you may like to post that you are out of town on holiday you are sending an open invitation to thieves. If you must talk about any absences on social media be careful to assert that someone is still at the house. Also do not leave an absent message on your telephone answering service. It is better to say something like, “We are busy at the moment so please leave a message.”

Be Discreet

When it comes to home security it pays not to advertise! Install drapes or blinds at street level windows to avoid passersby seeing into your home and spying any expensive items you may have. Thieves look for items that are easy to dispose of, like computers, televisions and jewellery. You could even go as far as cutting up any cartons or boxes that your appliances came in before you put them in the bin.

Lighting and Visibility

It’s important to keep your entrance way highly visible to passing traffic. Make sure trees and shrubs do not obscure doors and windows. It is a good idea to install motion detector lights too. These lights will switch on automatically when someone is moving around the area. Not only will they make your home more secure they will make it easier for you to get inside when you arrive home after dark.

A Home Safe

A home safe is a really worthwhile investment if you keep jewellery and other valuables at home. Most thieves will head straight for the master bedroom where home owners commonly keep their precious possessions. By installing a safe you can prevent a thief from making a quick getaway with your valuables.
Remember, f you have any concerns or suspicions about criminal activity around your home do not hesitate to call the police. Keep an inventory of all your valuables in case the worst happens, and make sure you have a current insurance policy to cover your home contents.

26 July 2014

$100 Cattleboyz Gift Certificate & BBQ Starter Kit Giveaway


A Little About Cattleboyz:

CattleBoyZ Manufactures a line of Award Winning Gourmet BBQ Sauces that are meticulously mass produced and are being shipped to a variety of North American, and Other Global Destinations. The sauces come in many flavors; can be purchased at Retail Outlets, On-line, in Branded Gift Boxes, Private Labelled, or can even be Custom Labelled for Corporate Events and Promotional Items.

Joe Ternes, CEO and member of the Ternes Family who founded CattleBoyZ Barbecue Sauce says: “Our family has been raising prime Alberta beef for over 70 years so we know a thing or two about Barbecue and BBQ Sauce. When we started bottling Grilling Sauce in our own family kitchen and selling it at the family butcher shop in Calgary, we never dreamed that later it would be named as the nation’s favorite!”

CattleBoyZ produces Gluten Free Barbecue Sauces, BBQ Seasonings, and Barbecue Rubs that appeal to modern diets and to bring the unique Alberta savory Sauce sensation to a wider audience. Many known CFIA identified allergens have been removed from our secret ingredient blend to make CattleBoyZ the superior, nutritionally sound Gluten Free BBQ Sauce solution for any meal.

CattleBoyZ recently added a line of Premium Quality Pellet BBQ Smoker Grills and Other High Quality Barbecue Products To Our Award Winning Product Line.

CattleBoyZ BBQ Sauce is incredibly versatile and has proven to be the perfect condiment. Our BBQ sauces use only the finest all-natural ingredients to create a sweet, tangy barbeque sauce with a spicy kick.

EXCITING news for everyone in USA Cattleboyz BBQ Sauce is being listed with Safeway And THEY are a 30+ times award winning sauce company coming to 1400 Safeway locations in August"

ONE lucky fan has a chance to WIN - 100$ gift certificate, bbq starter kit and latest bbq sauce!

RULES to enter!
  • Open to USA/CAN 18+
  • void where prohibited (no quebec)
  • ends august 9 at Noon EST
  • ONE entry per household!
  • You will have 2 days from when name is drawn to email be back or a new winner will be chosen.

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