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Shopping Guide for Holiday

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

1. Create a list of everyone you need to purchase a gift for. Start by indicating your budget for each person on your list. This will help you brainstorm and browse for gift ideas within a price range that makes sense for your wallet. Holiday shopping can be overwhelming, but when you approach it with an organized game plan, you’re more likely to avoid distractions and stick with your budget.

2. You don’t have to do it alone; holiday buyer’s guides are there to help. Don’t get bogged down by your fear of not picking the right thing. Holiday buyer’s guides are a helpful resource when you’re completely stumped, pulling together lists of hand-selected potential gifts along with images, links to sites where you can purchase the items, and product descriptions and reviews.

3. Shop and compare. Although it might be cutting it close, you still have a small window of time to shop around and compare prices on specific items. If you set up customized deal alerts, you’ll automatically receive notifications about products at the price you’re looking for; you can tend to the other demands of life and let us do the shopping for you. This is a useful tool, especially if your gifts aren’t tied to a hard December 25th deadline. Many products will be marked down to clearance prices right before Christmas, too, so take advantage of those closeout deals if you see them. Word to the wise: hot ticket items are usually limited in quantity, so you may want to have a backup option.

4. Take advantage of free shipping and in-store pickup. Today is Free Shipping Day. More than a thousand retailers will be participating this year, and it‘ll be your last best chance to ship your gifts in time for Christmas for free. Our holiday hub features a list of shipping schedules from popular retailers so you can plan accordingly.

Whether you’re a shopping pro or a shopping procrastinator, the “buy online, pick up in-store” option is for you. Why wait in a crowded checkout line when you can browse and buy online at your convenience, and then quickly pick up those items in person? Many major retailers (like Best Buy, JCPenney, and Walmart) offer in-store pickup service, so it’s worth checking to see if your favorite store does as well.

5. Take a closer look at retailers’ return and exchange policies. If you have to make a return or an exchange, it helps to know in advance whether additional shipping fees will be tacked on, or if you can take care of everything at an actual retail store nearby.

6. Let someone else take care of shipping your gifts. The majority of online retailers will ship your purchases to a location other than your billing address. Some merchants will even allow you to ship items in a single order to separate addresses. It only gets busier from here on out, and if you’re traveling to be with loved ones for the holidays, sending their gifts directly to them will allow you to travel with a huge weight off your shoulders, literally.

7. Truth be told, people love gift cards. “I hate getting free money.” Said no one, ever. Gift cards have long been considered less personal, but the fact of the matter is that people like having the ability to choose what they really want. Gift cards are especially perfect for incidental presents (and Secret Santa or White Elephant exchanges, of course) and they’re a surefire way to stick to your budget.

8. Have the checkout essentials on standby. When you’re shopping online, be sure to have your credit cards and address book out and ready. Retailer websites often require customers to complete the ordering process within a set window of time, so having shipping information readily available will ensure an easy shopping experience. Patience is often at a premium during the holidays, but remember: pay attention when you’re checking out. Don’t hit “submit” more than once, or you could end up doubling your purchase.

Types of Cigars

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

For many people, cigars are the symbol of indulgence in which they enjoy; or a time that these people celebrate or seal the deal. But for enjoying the cigar fullest, a smoker must have the knowledge of different varieties of cigars. From a local brand to tens of premium brands, cigars today, offer a number of alternatives to choose from. Here are some of the best brands available in the market:

Cuban Cigars: Considered as the best brands in the world, Cuban cigars are the most popular. Made by hands with a careful selection of each tobacco leaves, Cuban cigars is said to win the hearts of all cigar smokers through out the globe. That’s why; they are expensive than other cigars and can cost you up to 20 dollars. Because of their incomparable taste, Cuban cigars are made strictly in corporation with the government.

Cohiba Cigars: Existed in 1966, the Cohiba cigar became famous in 1969. The tobacco used for preparing Cohiba Cigars is grown at full length in certain selected plantations in the province of Penar Del Rio. It has a different taste and preferred cigar among smokers.

Macanudo Cigars: Introduced by the General Cigar Company in 1971, Macanudo cigars quickly became an important premium cigar. The specialty of Macanudo cigars is its fine Connecticut Shade wrapper that is a rare blend of Dominican tobaccos and a select binder grown in the rich St. Andres Tuxtla Valley of Mexico.

Partagas Cigars: Partagas cigars were founded by Don Jaime Partagas, a leading Cuban cigar. It is known for their rich aroma that uses high quality wrappers from Cameroon.

Padron Cigars: Founded in 1964, Pardon cigars were founded by Jose O. Padron. They use only sun-grown habano aged for a minimum of two and half years, and are available in natural and maduro wrappers.

Ashton Cigars: One of the famous brand, Ashton Cigars produced using 3 to 4 year old Dominician tobacco. They get their rich flavor from the golden Connecticut shade wrapper.

Montecristo Cigars: This famous Havana brand was started in late 1930’s and got Popularity by the Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo. It has a sweet taste and faultless manufacturing.

Arturo Fuente Cigars: Arturo Fuente cigars were manufactured by Arturo Fuente in the year 1912. It uses the best quality vintage tobacco for its cigars. They are considered as one of the flavored cigars in the world.

Acid Cigars: Acid Cigars have completely natural cigars. Leader in herbal and botanical aromatic cigar market, acid cigars are prepared using the finest tobaccos and over 140 botanicals, herbs and essential oils.

When it’s time to relax and enjoy a fine cigar; then the destination has to be Cutters. Their guest feel like they are part of a club accompanied by fellow cigar enthusiast that enjoy the simple pleasure of a smoke and a good conversation. Their place is laid back One can just talk about cigars or their latest business adventures. Or perhaps talk about the upcoming game. So come in and light up. You will appreciate the decor and the experience.