7 Ways to Make This Independence Day Your Best Ever

The 4th of July is almost here. Can you smell the fireworks?

Here are 7 easy ways to make this fourth of July the best you’ve ever had (for you and your family).

Go on a Picnic

The weather in July is notoriously good all across the nation. So there really isn’t a better time to pack some sandwiches up and have a picnic by the lake. During the picnic you can read famous stories about the holiday, like Paul Revere’s midnight ride, the Declaration of Independence or Valley Forge.

Lounge in the Pool

There’s no better antidote to the hot July sun than relaxing in a cool pool. Stretch out and improve your tan, lay on a pool floatie and read a book, or splash around with the kids. Just make sure you don’t forget the sunscreen!

Host a Block Party

July 4th is the perfect time to get together with your friends and extended family. And there’s no better way to do that than hosting a block party. Arrange for people to bring their own food and dishes. While you’re firing up the grill, here are some fun games everyone can play:

  • Red White & Blue Tag

Give everyone a strip of paper that is either red, white or blue. When you tag another person, you get their strip of paper. The first to have all three wins.

  • American History Trivia

Test your knowledge of American history with a game of history trivia. Create questions relating to famous battles (like Lexington & Concord), famous people (like Patrick Henry and Ben Franklin), and famous locations (like Valley Forge).

  • Bike Decorating Contest

Have all the kids decorate their bikes with red, white and blue streamers. When the bikes are decorated, go on a bike ride so they can show them off to everyone.

  • Capture the American Flag

Just like capture the flag, only you use one blue flag and one red one. Put them at opposing ends of the field. If someone is tagged, they’re out. The team that brings the flag from one side of the field to the other wins!

  • Water Balloon Dodge Ball

This one is perfect for especially hot days. Fill up a bunch of red, white, and blue balloons with water. Then set up two sides on a small field. Anyone who gets hit by a balloon is out for the remainder of the match. The team who manages to get all the opposing side out wins.

  • Air Mail Ballots

Get a few red, white and blue frisbees. Then cut a slit in a cardboard box that’s big enough for them to fly through with relative ease. Decorate the cardboard box like a ballot box you would put votes in. Stand back 10 – 15 feet and try and throw the frisbees through the ballot box. The person who can throw the most in wins.

After you play these games and everyone gets their fill of the delicious food, you can bust out the fireworks for a magnificent closing display.

Make Your Own Festive Crafts

Let’s face it – red, white and blue looks good on everything! From painted pots to a revolutionary war inspired quilt, there are countless ways to add your own touch of patriotism around the house.

Make a Hot Dog Station

Who doesn’t love hot dogs? Take it to the next level this 4th with a dedicated hot dog station. Include all the essentials like ketchup, mustard and buns. Take things to the next level with barbeque sauce, relish, chili, or anything else you can think of.

Watch a Parade

July 4th may have the best parade of the year. With music, games, entertainment and food trucks galore, a 4th of July parade is something the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to arrive at the parade grounds early to secure a good seat.

Take Independence Day Photos

Dress up like your favorite 4th of July hero (don’t forget the fake beards) and take group photos together. Hold flags and pop confetti poppers for memories that will last a lifetime.

Go on a Trip

The 4th of July is different all across the nation. Visit Washington D.C., and you can see the fireworks display right on the Lincoln Memorial (with every explosion reflecting in the pool below). Visit Seattle for a waterfront fireworks display that is one of the best in the nation. In San Diego, you can see the fireworks on the beach.

Philadelphia and Boston are both homes to a huge amount of colonial history. Schedule a tour of the city in the days leading up to the fourth, gain a new, deep appreciation for the history, and cap it all off with a brilliant display of fireworks. What’s not to love?  

Best wishes,
The Vipon Team.



Let’s Make This Fathers’ Day Special

With Fathers’ Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning the activities to make this occasion a day to remember for your dad. But just because you are making Fathers’ Day extra special, it doesn’t mean you have to empty your piggy bank to do so.

Small and thoughtful gifts often evoke the best reactions when it comes to opening presents, and free activities are often the best way to connect the whole family for special events.

Make Sure He Looks the Part

You can’t let your dad walk around on this special day without letting the world know how special he is to you. A fun way to accomplish this is to buy him a T-shirt that accurately depicts his abilities as a parent.

Whether you choose this legendary shirt, or this cool graphic tee to show how great your dad is, everyone who sees him this Fathers’ Day will know just how proud you are of him.

Take the Family Out for a Picnic

Since most dads spend most of their waking hours at work to provide an income for you and your family, they cherish the time that you get to spend together as a family.

There’s no better free activity than taking your family out for a picnic.

So pile up your favorite food, snacks and drinks in this picnic lunchbox ,
wine tote bag and head out to either your local park or the beach to spend the day playing games, eating your favorite foods and supplying your dad with his favorite drinks.

Help Him Out Around the House

Let’s face it, there’s always one home improvement project that your father keeps putting off.

Whether that’s putting up some shelves or taking on something larger like fixing his old motorbike, these jobs often fall down the priority list when he devotes his time to making your weekend activities happen instead.

So why not give your time back by helping him with his latest DIY project? Many fathers would appreciate the help, as finishing the job will give them a great sense of satisfaction.

Help him to get organized before starting the work with this useful utility belt, which will keep all on the tools he needs in one place whilst you give him the help he needs to complete the job.

Find Steep Discounts On Vipon

It may be the case that you know exactly which gift to give your dad this Fathers’ Day. In which case, you are probably best served by shopping on Vipon to get the best possible price for the products you’re interested in purchasing.

Whether that’s a pair of new shoes, or a new pair of shades for the summer, Vipon has over 40,000 products to choose from. With discounts of up to 90%, you are sure to find yourself a bargain here at Vipon!

Fathers’ Day Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth

As we’ve shown you, you don’t have to rack up huge bills to make this year’s Fathers’ Day extra special. The old saying “It’s the thought that counts” is just as true today as it ever has been.

So plan a day full of meaningful activities, and of course grab a few discounted presents to make your dad feel good about himself on this special day.

Best wishes,

Vipon Team



10 Everyday Habits That Are Costing You Money

The bottom 20% of American households ranked by income have no savings whatsoever — a shocking statistic when you think about how many unforeseen bills could pop up at any time. Luckily for you, there’s a whole host of everyday habits that you can break today that will help you save.

Eating far too much takeout food

Takeout food is so popular because it’s convenient, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for your wallet. It will typically cost several times as much as preparing the same meal at home. By all means, treat yourself, but don’t make it your go-to way of feeding yourself when you’re out and about.

“We actively try and avoid too much takeout in the office, and reserve it just for special occasions. That way we get a healthy lunch from home that enables us to be more productive, and we each save a little bit of money that soon adds up to a significant amount” — says Kate Turner, Head of HR department at Get Good Grade.

Not getting outside and working out

Working long hours is not necessarily going to be conducive to your long-term health, which in turn costs you money. Medical bills, sickness and illness, and even a reduced level of productivity are all results of poor physical fitness and low levels of daily activity. The best way to combat these issues is to invest in resources that enable you to work smarter, not harder.

Online tools like Canada Writers, Grammarly, and WriteLoad are great ways to do this by improving your productivity so that you can get more done in less time. Set a time you want to be finished by, and then use your new tools to ensure you make it happen.

Impulse buys that derail any long-term planning

Impulse buys are tempting, mostly because they are fun. To keep a close eye on things, we recommend introducing a 7-day waiting period. The chances are that by the time is up, you won’t even remember what it was you had to have that instant just 1 week ago.

Buying coffee on the way to work every day

Coffee is something millions of us buy but for the sake of a few dollars a day what are getting that you can’t get at home with a little practice? Calculate how much you will spend in a typical month, and then imagine this is the amount you’re being asked to pay for that first cup of coffee tomorrow morning. Then remember that if you walk on by, you’ll soon have all of that money sat in your savings.

“I’m a big coffee drinker, but I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve saved by cutting down. Now I just buy one cup on my way to work on payday as a little treat” — says Simon Lamper, Head of Finance at Paper Writing Service.

Opting to skip the bulk buying offers in the supermarket

Supermarkets offer bulk buys all the time, so why don’t you take advantage of them? The great thing about buying in bulk is that if you pick a couple of different things a week, you can easily build up a significant addition to your savings. Browsing the offers online before you go to the store is the best way to do it in a structured and targeted manner.

Not using Amazon’s subscribe and deals website

Subscribing and saving on Amazon is a great way to save money on those everyday household nonperishables like dishwasher tablets and laundry liquid. It only takes a couple of clicks, and you can start saving anywhere from 5-15% with every subsequent order. Plus, they’ll deliver it at a set time every month too. And don’t forget to take advantage of those deals website for great discounts and vouchers. There are over 40,000 discounted products between 30%-99% off on Vipon everyday, you will save dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars by shopping on Vipon.com.

Putting off small home maintenance jobs

Put off a small job, and it will just become a big job. The issue here is that it will then take 10 times as much time, money, and effort to fix as it would have done had you taken care of it straight away. Be pragmatic, and ensure you stay on top all these annoying little jobs.

Smoking and drinking

If you want to find a simple approach to saving, then you need to start examining all of those little habits you’ve gotten into over the years. Smoking and drinking are two of the most common examples, and yet millions of us would never think about quitting or cutting back purely to save money. If you calculate how much you’ll spend in a year, what you could spend it on instead, plus all of the health benefits, then it becomes something of a no-brainer.

Taking your phone to bed at night

When you get into bed, it’s really time to sleep. Taking your phone with you may seem like second nature, but why do you need to lie there on social media or YouTube for 2 hours? Your mind and body are tired, which means you need to disconnect and power down for the night. Buy an old school alarm clock, leave your charger in the living room, and get the uninterrupted full night’s sleep you need to be productive. 

Buying the most expensive clothes you can afford

Shopping for the most expensive outfit you can afford is natural because it will typically mean you get something of higher quality. What you need to think about, however, is whether or not it’s necessary. Give yourself a 7 day cooling off period, during which you only look at cheaper outfits from more affordable stores. This will often be all you need to persuade yourself that stuff on sale for half the price is just as good.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve seen 10 of the everyday habits that are costing you money, you need to start changing things. Make one change a day, and in less than 2 weeks you’ll notice a real change to the monthly outlay. Once you get it under control, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your savings start to grow.

Best Wishes,
Written by James Daily



The Brand New Vipon Website is Now Live!

We’ve been spending the last few months getting ready for the exciting new Vipon launch.

So what’s new?

The website has had a total redesign from top to bottom which you are sure to love. The new design makes it easier to navigate the site, and the way products are now displayed optimizes them so that you see the best deals first out of the thousands that are out there on Vipon. In addition, you can directly search for any item you are looking for, meaning you will spend less time browsing to find the thing you want!

A really great new addition to the site is that of a section we will use to bring you personalized deals. We thought it was important to introduce a feature like this so that our users can save time browsing through the thousands of deals on Vipon, and see more results relevant to them. We’ll do this by using your coupon request history to display products that we think you will like. At the moment this is just based on your coupon history, but in the future, users will be able to edit this to add categories they like. This will be your ‘go-to’ place to instantly see deals that will likely interest you more than others. This will be your ‘go-to’ place to instantly see deals that will likely interest you more than others.

Those extra special deals will keep coming in the form of the Weekly Hot Deals, and the blog section will receive more attention as we bring you even better money saving tips and product reviews. What’s more, we will be featuring professional product reviews written by people who have real experience using the particular product you are reading about. This will benefit you by arming you with all the information you need about a product – from a shopper just like you – so you can make an informed choice.

Not only this, but products will be updated on a more regular basis and new sections will bring you the best discounted items out there, as well as Weekly Top Deals showing you the top 10 best-sellers on Vipon each week.

It’s exciting, it’s new, it’s not to be missed. There is something for everyone, and super savings to be made. Check it out now to pick up the best deals Vipon has to offer.

See you soon!

Vipon Team



Let’s Make a Plan for Mothers Day


Mothers Day is around the corner and we all know she deserves the best. What are you planning to do this Mothers Day? Every year, millions of families across the world take to the cities, parks, and beaches to celebrate the Day of Mothers. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg in order to have a Grade A adventure on Mothers Day. What makes this day special is your creativity, and passion for building a stronger bond. Like they say, “The Best Things in Life are Free”. If you are looking for some surefire ways to save money on Mothers Day, keep reading…



Have a Special Private Dinner at Home

Nothing beats having a deliciously cooked meal in the comfort of your own home. The privacy, and intimacy of your home can set the tone for a great night. Not only will you save money but delicious leftovers might be in your future. Spark a few candles, and lay out the full spread. Make sure you go big. A great way to surprise your mother is to throw in a special gift at the end of the night.

Enjoy Creative Activities

Enjoying activities as a family is a great way to pass the time and save money. The more creative you can be, the better time you will have. Take for example lunch on the beach. An assortment of sandwiches, and snacks can last a whole day on the beach, and cost virtually nothing. Don’t forget to bring along a waterproof Bluetooth Speaker to crank up the tunes. Staying on the beach until the sunset breaks past the horizon is a time honored activity. Have fun!

Bake a Special Creation for your Mother

Breakout the cake mix. Things are about to get sweet! Everyone loves a tasty treat. When you bake something for another person, it shows how much you love and care for them. Plan an entire ceremony around the unveiling of your cake. This micro fiesta can really turn your Mothers Day into a special evening. Take advantage of the hottest deals by giving a gift along with your cake. Something like these baking essentials will be an ironic, yet practical gift from the heart.



Choose Discounted Products on VIPON

Nothing says I love you more than a thoughtful gift from the heart. There are over 40,000 discounted products between 30%-99% off on VIPON everyday. Take advantage of these great discounts, and vouchers to give your mom the best gift possible. You will save dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars by shopping on Vipon.com. or buy a beautiful dress as gift to mom, come check out or selection now.



Now you have the secret for enjoying Mother’s Day without breaking the bank

As a mother, you don’t have to leave it up to the kids. Mothers can also take the initiative to bake a special cake, plan a trip to the beach, search online for discounted products, and find creative ways to save money during mother’s day. This blog is just a guide. There are more ways that you can have a great time without spending too much money. Use your creativity, and everything will work out!


Best wishes,
Vipon Team.




8 Online Money-saving Tips You Should Know in 2019

 

No matter the salary you make or your overall household income, chances are that saving comes to your mind frequently. After all, you never know when a rainy day might come and you will have to use some of your savings fund to stay afloat. This is where savings apps and budget planning come in handy, especially with 2019 well underway.

According to statistics published by CNBC, 57% of Americans have less than $1000 in their bank accounts with many of them claiming to be in debt due to one reason or another. Saving funds quickly became a necessity due to the high-speed modern world we live in. With that in mind, let’s take a look at several online money-saving tips which can help you make ends meet in 2019 and further down the line.

 

 

  • Start a consistent savings habit: little and often is better than a lump sum

The first thing you should know about savings is that it doesn’t involve not eating or not going out ever again. Consistent saving is a great idea, especially at first. You can put small lumps of change aside and make a habit out of it.

Pat Fredshaw, head of the content department at Essay Supply had this to say on the matter: “We have a small plate next to the front door and we all try to put a few coins into it on a daily basis. At the end of the month, we tally up what we’ve gathered and put it into the family piggy-bank, satisfied with our spending restraint.”

 

  • Buy in bulk: make use of discounts on bulk buys

Buying goods in bulk is much cheaper than buying a single product at a time. This is especially true for supermarket goods and general household necessities. You can save a lot of money each month by visiting the local market once or twice a month and buying goods in bulk. The same logic can be applied to second-hand clothing, fresh fruit, and vegetables as well as other expendable goods.

 

  • Sign up to rewards cards: make money for being a loyal customer

Reward cards can provide you not only with discounts but free goods altogether. Retail establishments such as Starbucks and McDonald’s offer very tempting loyalty programs for recurring customers.

Veronica Wright, a CEO of resumescentre.com was quoted recently: “I’ve made sure that our company offers loyalty discounts and incentives for recurring clients to come back for more services. This has created a great second-hand revenue source for us, making the loyalty program’s existence a no-brainer.”

Collect stamps, points or whatever your favorite store has on offer on a regular basis. Reward cards can provide you with a nice plan B in terms of non-monetary savings. Cash in on your loyalty by using the reward cards in smart ways, especially when you are short on funds.

 

  • Add a budgeting app on your phone: no more impulse buys

Thanks to the online revolution of the previous few years in terms of mobile application development, budgeting apps have become commonplace. Apps such as Mint and Wally are perfectly suited for small-time savings management as well as to help you keep track of debts and payments.

These apps are perfectly suited for impulse buyers and individuals who generally don’t think twice before buying something they like at first glance. Make sure to install an app of your choice and use it on a regular basis to get a hold of your spending and saving habits quickly.

 

  • Monthly vs. annual charges: make use of lower annual charges for services

On-demand services such as Netflix or Lynda can become notorious if you want to keep track of your spending. They are particularly problematic if your savings take a hit because of a monthly fee or two you have pending. This can be avoided by using services which offer annual flat fees for their clients’ convenience.

You will not only breathe easier by paying once for a year in advance but you will also save a ton of money in doing so. This is because services often offer very lucrative discounts for customers who commit to them for extended periods.

 

 

  • Purchase last year’s range: pay less for clothes that you still love

Depending on your fashion sense and the social circles you frequent, you can skip new clothing lines and opt for last year’s models. After all, no one will force you to wear the latest and greatest fashion lines, especially with money-saving troubles looming over you.

As we’ve previously mentioned, you can also check out local second-hand shops and discover very cool and well-kept clothing for a fraction of the price. Be a patient customer when it comes to clothing and apparel – your wallet will thank you for it immensely.

 

  • Monitor flash sales: add big purchases and holidays to your cart, and signup for alerts

Flash sales can be great money-savers depending on what websites you like to buy from. Popular sales website such as Amazon feature flash deals, discounts, bulk deals, and last-minute sales campaigns almost daily.

Jessica Fender, a chief marketing officer at Online writers rating spoke on the matter: “We realize that flash deals and one-time discounts work wonders for online customers. It’s why we have very appealing, affordable and quality services on offer very frequently at competitive prices.”

Be sure to follow several websites in whichever item category you like and make sure to subscribe to email alerts. While you may not have your dream accessory or house appliance tomorrow, you might have it a week or two down the line for chunk change compared to the original price.

 

  • Shop on comparison sites: save money on holidays, phones, etc.

Lastly, you should never make an online purchase without considering a comparison with other websites. Platforms such as Google Shopping are equipped to showcase competitive price ranges for items you may be interested in.

You can use this data to make a more informed and affordable decision when it comes to saving some money while shopping. Comparison websites show their true value during holiday sales seasons so make sure to keep checking for new offers every now and then.

 

In Conclusion

Combining these tips in 2019 and beyond should leave you with a hefty savings fund to look forward to. Think twice before making any purchase decision online, especially with so many competing websites and storefronts out there.

Before you know it, you will have a personal money-saving system to fall back on any time you become short on funds. Spend less today so that you can feel safer with your monetary wellbeing tomorrow. And don’t forget to check out some of our amazing Amazon deals while you are here at VIPON !

Best Wishes,

Written by James Daily

 



Save over Spring Break – A Holiday for the Whole Family

 

Turns out Spring Break isn’t just for the kids after all! Grab your swim gear, slather on the sunscreen, and let’s party!

But wait, isn’t spring break supposed to be expensive?

Not at all…

Although the holiday might make you think of expensive airline tickets and hotel reservations, there are actually plenty of active and affordable ways to spend your Spring Break without breaking the bank. Before hitting the road make sure you check out these top tips to save on Spring Break this year, have a great time, and make some memories with the whole family.

 

 

Let’s have a look at a few of useful apps first.

  • Hopper – Analyze information from thousands of flights with this flight price forecasting APP, simply plug in your date and destination and Hopper’s deep learning algorithm will try to estimate the cheapest time to buy your ticket.

 

  • Tripit – Compile your travel itinerary in one convenient place, you can enter your travel costs and Tripit will automatically create a budget and saving plan for your holiday.

 

  • Cool Cousin – Connect with local tour guides all around the world. Your local guide will happily show you around the city of your choice, give you an authentic (and hopefully cheaper) experience.

 

 

And now for a few saving rules in general…

  • Don’t forget to check online!

It may seem obvious but don’t forget to look for deals on local restaurants and activities no matter where you end up, during peak holiday season all sorts of businesses love to begin advertising online and it’s the perfect time to find some bargains.

 

  • Always Compare Prices!

Spring break is a competitive time in the tourism industry. Hundreds of companies will be fighting for your attention and business. Don’t forget to compare prices and if you get the chance, try speaking to customer support and playing companies against each other to find a better deal.

 

 

  • Take advantage of last minute discounts!

The majority of people will tell you to book your holidays way in advance in order to secure the largest savings. However, if you aren’t the type to worry too much about where you’re going, you can wait until the last minute to find some fantastic savings and discounts on travel.

 

  • Plan & Research everything

Somewhat counter intuitive to our last point, even if you are planning to leave the actual booking of your holiday till the last minute then it still might not be a terrible idea to research and plan possible vacation venues. Have kids? Find out what restaurants offer family or group meal discounts? Grandpa and Grandma coming along? Make sure you make full use of that seniors discount.

 

 

  • Focus on yourself and not the kids!

Make sure to pick a destination that you and your spouse or friends are going to enjoy. Kids are easy to please and will be just as happy building sandcastles on a small scenic beach as they will be on a $2000+ trip to disneyland. Children are often happiest when their parents are happy too, pick somewhere that’s good fit for the grownups before giving into the whim of the kids.

 

Best wishes,
The Vipon Team.

 



5-Step Guide to Reduce Your Home Energy Spending in 2019

 

Reducing your home energy costs isn’t as complicated as you might think, huge savings can be accomplished from simple changes you can easily start making yourself, there’s really no reason not to start today!


Start reducing your energy cost today to see a huge impact on your yearly spending and do your part towards reducing your impact on the planet.

 

 

  • Heating & Cooling.

 

The #1 culprit for excess spending around the house has always been heating & cooling.

  • Air conditioning and heating systems are expensive to run and care should always be taken not to waste them.
  • Ceiling fans can be used as a cheap alternative to AC, circulating air will keep your home fresh and cool without the high costs air conditioning brings.
  • Convection powered heating fans can be used with traditional hot stoves and open fires to circulate warm air effectively around the home.
  • Thick ‘blackout’ curtains can be used to insulate your houses windows, trap heat during the winter & cool air during the summer.
  • Programmable thermostats can be used to keep the temperature in your home regulated reducing costs over time.

 

  • Long live the LED, incandescent is dead.

 

If you are still using regular incandescent lighting in 2019 then this is for you.

  • LED lighting uses on average 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting.
  • LED lighting experiences less malfunctions, requires less replacement, and has a longer average lifespan per product.
  • LED lighting lasts on average 10x longer than it’s incandescent brother.

 

 

  • Insulate Everything!

 

Households can lose up to a third of their total heat through badly insulated window frames, roofs, and doors.

  • Talk to your local contractor to find out more about how you can start weather proofing and insulating your house.
  • Simple changes usually include insulating window edges with caulk.
  • Double pane glass is an amazing insulator and will go away towards reducing leaks.
  • Doors & windows can be lined with draft protectors to create a tight seal and prevent leaks.

 

  • Conservative Kitchen Cooking is Key.

 

That sure is a mouthful to say! Take a bite out of your energy spending by changing the way you cook and use your kitchen.

  • Convection over conventional. Studies show that convection ovens use up to 20% less energy when compared to conventional ovens that do not circulate their air.
  • Reheat in the microwave, although we don’t recommend using it for every meal your microwave uses 80% less energy than your conventional oven and is perfect for reheating food, soups, and leftovers.
  • Pressure cookers and crock pots are your friends. Covered pressurised cooking reduces the energy required and tastes delicious! There are thousands of easy recipes available online.

 

 

  • Take advantage of new low-flow toilet technology.

 

Advances in toilet technology have led to some fantastic opportunities to save on energy spending.

  • Low-flow showerheads & rain style showers use significantly less water compared to bathing and traditional showers.
  • Dual-flush toilets allow the user to select a heavy or light flush depending on the ‘package’.
  • Low-flow toilets use up to 50% less water than traditional toilets making them the biggest opportunity to save on water in the household. They work by using pressurized flushing systems or powerful vacuum chambers.

 

 

Alright everyone, that wraps up our top tips for energy saving around the home in 2019. We hope you continue to have a fantastic frugal year. And don’t forget to check out some of our amazing Amazon deals while you are here at VIPON !

 

Peace & Love

The Vipon Team

 



The Three Rules of Pet Saving


We love our furry four-legged friends here at Vipon, but they sure are expensive! Our office doggo GoGo is constantly barking for new treats and toys, even after his long walks around the city. With thousands of pet products and fads on offer, it can be hard to decide what’s necessary spending and what isn’t so we’ve put together our short guide on our essential pet spending tips and tricks.

Here’s our guide to smart pet spending. Lets keep our four-legged friends as happy as our wallets will be after seeing these incredible saving opportunities.

 

Rule #1 – Don’t Follow The Herd.


Saving is a state of mind You can’t jump on every pet fad and trend without thinking how it will affect you wallet. We are looking at you expensive geometric hairstyles!

 

Nutritional fads such as grain free food or 100% meat diets may seem attractive but will create additional costs you want to avoid. Before starting your pet on any diet you should do you research and contact your veterinarian to ensure the safety of your pet.

 

Grooming trends such as ‘pawdicure’ and fur-dying are also probably worth skipping, these expensive procedures, while looking great, are often not worth the cost and in the worst case scenario can damage your pet’s health. We recommend steering clear of this garish animal fashion altogether, and sticking to relaxing home grooming.

 

Rule #2 – Spend Smarter On Food.

 

Finding, Feeding, Preparing  – We know you guys are already adept online shoppers, so when buying pet food make sure to check out your favourite online retailers and stores. Amazon is a fantastic place to buy bulk pet food for cheap prices and you already know you can find some fantastic discounts here with Vipon.

Remember to always buy in bulk! Pet food is made to last for months, maybe even years. Dry food can have an especially long lifetime.

 

Compare Serving Sizes – Often high-quality pet food brands will require a much smaller serving size due to the fact that they contain more of the nutrients and fuel your pet needs. In addition to this, overfeeding your pet is dangerous and can be extremely detrimental to their long term health. Make sure you check nutritional values or you’ll end up with a Tubby Tom Cat or a Chubby Chihuahua.

 

Rule #3 – Avoid The Vet!

 

Know When To Go – We aren’t saying don’t go to the vet if your pet’s sick! Of course if your pet has a medical condition seeking professional assistance should be the first thing on your mind. However, when it comes to buying treats, food, toys and even medication you can potentially save thousands of dollars a year shopping outside your vet’s office.

 

Make Your Own Toys – There are thousands of resources available online for cunning crafty types to make their own pet toys and games. Take advantage of this wealth of resources and information by making your own fun and saving a few dollars at the same time.

 

Make Your Own Treats – The same as the toys, a quick search online reveals too many diy pet treat recipes and guides to count! If you prefer the kitchen over the workshop then this might be the more attractive choice to you.

 

BONUS RULE #4

 

Brush Their Teeth!!! –  Looking back on GoGo’s pet expenses over the years nothing has cost us more than his teeth! Expensive vet appointments, operations, medication, follow-ups and so much more – what a headache! – If you only pay attention to one tip in this whole article then let it be this. Brush your pet’s teeth, pay attention to their health, and groom them to enjoy a happy life time together.

 

 

We hope you and all your animal buddies are having a fantastic time and can learn to save together thanks to these helpful pet saving tips and tricks.

 

Much love,
The Vipon Team.



Love shouldn’t cost a thing, save more on valentines

 

When we think of Valentine’s Day we think of chocolates, expensive dinners, wine, flowers, and giant soft toys – it’s no surprise that the average American will spend an average of $140 on their partner every year!

We don’t think love should be based on how much you spend, if you are looking for ways to cut costs in this New Year then here’s our guide to having a fun and romantic valentines day without blowing your budget.

 

 

Here are our top 5 ideas for Valentine’s savings. Keep the fire alive in your relationship and the balance healthy in your bank account.

 

  • Skip it!

Although this might not be the answer you are looking for, a lot can be said about rescheduling your celebration of love. Candy and similar Valentine’s Day items are likely to see huge discounts after the date. Take the day off and set a date in the future to take advantage of all that cheap candy and chocolate.

 

  • Home cooking.

Instead of shelling out for the usual restaurant experience and being rolled by expensive “holiday special” menus why not find an interesting recipe you both would love to cook together. Time spent in the kitchen together can reinforce relationships, build trust, and you might even get an edible meal from it.

 

 

  • Home spa.

This idea involves stocking up on some relatively cheap facial scrubs and masks and pampering the night away. Share stories treat each other to foot rubs, oil treatments, and back massages and you will be seeing the romance in no time at all. There are many recipes for homemade scrubs and treatments available online.

 

  • DIY present.

Show your love with a custom handmade gift – it can be anything from a painting to a coupon book, or even an old school mixtape (maybe a Soundcloud mix?). You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to show someone you love them, just some well-spent time and effort will go a long way to showing how much you care.

 

 

  • Hunt for coupons.

Start preparing early and search sites for activity coupons and giveaways – if you are looking for gift coupons then there is no better place than Vipon, but, there are also hundreds of sites out there that offer discounts on relaxing day spa’s, couples activities, and more.

 

 

Whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s Day, we hope you do it with love in your heart. Have an amazing day, and if you haven’t found someone to share it with yet, don’t worry, you still have plenty of time!

 

Best Wishes & Much Love – The Vipon Team