<![CDATA[Frau Meow - Born to Shop]]>Sat, 07 Mar 2020 00:43:50 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[How to Find Out When Something Is On Sale]]>Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:41:08 GMThttp://fraumeow.com/born-to-shop/how-to-find-out-when-something-is-on-sale
Store mannequin in window with 70% off sign
If you're anything like me, you love finding a good bargain. Who wants to pay full price when almost everything eventually goes on sale? I discovered a nifty little tool that will text or email you when a price drops on an item that you're watching. The interface is butt ugly, like 1990's MS-DOS ugly. But, guess what? It works! While there are other solutions that have pretty, slick interfaces (such as Shoptagr), the downside of these sites is that they only allow you to track from a specific list of retailers. Such is not the case with Price Owlert. The only limitation is that you can't track prices that require you to input search criteria (such as travel sites).

After you setup your login, all you have to do is drag a little button into your browser's favorites bar like so:
Image showing how to drag a bookmarklet to a browser's favorites bar

Then, anytime you want to track a price, you highlight the actual price on the retailer website, and then click on the button that you dragged up top. A pop up will appear and ask if you want to set any parameters or assign the item to a list. I don't use the list feature. But, if you'd like to organize by say clothing versus household stuff, then this feature could come in handy.

Price Owlert works in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. The FAQ's indicate that more countries will be added in the future.

So, get to tracking! And, you can thank me later.
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<![CDATA[How to Stalk Your Snail Mailbox]]>Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:33:51 GMThttp://fraumeow.com/born-to-shop/how-to-stalk-your-snail-mailbox
Mailboxes on rural road
As someone who is an avid online shopper, I do a great job of helping to keep the post office in business. Surprisingly, it's very rare that my packages get lost in the mail. But, I did have an incident, recently, that caused me to look around on the USPS website to try to figure out how to file a lost claim.

While searching the website, I learned that the USPS has a new (to me) feature called "informed delivery" which shows you a scanned image of your letters that are out for delivery, as well as tracking info on packages that are on the way. I don't think that a lot of people know about this even though it was released in 2017. If you're interested, you can sign up for this free service by clicking here.

I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's great! Check it out.
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