Online shopping 101 with Shopback

Living in an Internet-powered era, of course, most of my shopping/booking transactions are done online. I prefer to shop online since it saves me the hassle of driving to the mall (also, no need to worry about finding a parking spot because, let’s be real, THAT alone is an issue these days) and as someone who pretty much dislikes being in an overly crowded malls, it’s such a blessing to be able to fulfill my shopping needs from the comfort of my own home.

I may be missing out on in-store deals but that’s where Shopback comes in. It’s pretty cool actually. Shopback’s a popular cashback site in Malaysia that allows you to earn a certain percentage back of what you already spent. I’d say this is way better than those in-store deals. And there’s a whole list of shops that you can shop at AND earn cashback. From beauty to books to fashion… and even travel sites!

Check out this video to learn more of what they do:

It’s awesome because now I can earn back a small percentage of what I just spent. And who doesn’t like getting their money back? It’s a damn good deal, I’d say. There’s just so many stores that I can shop at via Shopback. I can find and use Lazada vouchers to enjoy more discounts on essential items (yes, that includes those big home appliances too). And as someone who loves her beauty stuff, I can find the best beauty deals on Shopback and I can even earn cashback with Hermo vouchers offered by them. I can even earn cashback when I shop for books on Book Depository, okay, how awesome is that?

I think when it comes to online shopping hacks, this is one of the best ways for you to save more. Get on the Shopback train, guise, you won’t regret it.


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Travel Diaries #6: Medan, Indonesia

This post is long overdue but I’d like to share my recent trip to Medan as part of a ‘do-good programme’, in collaboration with AirAsia Foundation and APE Malaysia. It was a four-day trip, in which we volunteered to help build enrichments for Sumatran orangutans in captivity. I’d say our group was a diverse bunch. There were people from Thailand, India, Macao, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and more — all from different departments of our company. Despite the language barriers, it’s awesome to have met such lovely people during my time there, some of them I’m glad to call friends :)

The trip was great — I managed to do heavy work (for me it is lah haha) such as carrying around used fire hoses, drilling and screwing them together (they’re really thick so it was tough to do that). I think we managed to make all 4 hammocks (each team has to make 4 hammocks) in about 5 hours.

My team and our first hammock!
My team and our first hammock! (Photo credit: APE Malaysia)
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