Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Day Closer to Christmas

It's one day until December!

What does that mean?  Another day closer to Christmas!  That can only mean one thing.... lots of gatherings and Christmas parties!  Which results in something else.... I need to buy lots of gifts =S.

Every year I have this problem, I end up getting stumped on what presents to get and then end up getting a bunch of boxes of chocolates.  I feel sorta terrible after doing that since I feel like chocolate is like a last resort solution requiring no effort.  I am sure some others feel the same as me.

So in the next month, most of my entries will be gift ideas for Christmas; for kids, for friends, for parents, etc.  But first, I have one other problem... I always buy my stuff via credit card, and in December, my spends spike up like... 3 or 4 times, and I only have one credit card =(.  My limit is too low, so better prepare early!

Perhaps this may not be the best advice in the world for everyone, and it is also not exactly something I have to "buy", but I need to try to get another credit card.  Personally I like to get a card which rewards me with some cash back, since I can use cash for anything.  I don't really like credit cards which make you collect points, and then you are restricted to a very small catalog to use your points.

If you are not a credit card user and don't plan to be one, please ignore my advice!  Otherwise, perhaps some of you are in the same situation as me, where it might be a bit frustrating to find out that while you're buying something, and your credit card maxes out.  It's good to have back up with you.

Where I am, the credit card I'd like to get is the MBNA Smart Cash Mastercard.  It gives me 5% cash back on gas and groceries for the first 6 months, and 1% cash back on everything else.  This was the best cash back card I could find in my area. 

 Awesome Card.

Depending on where you are, perhaps it may be a good idea to explore some options!  Who knows, maybe you'll find a better credit card than you're currently using!  My current credit card gives me 0.5% back in POINTS, so you can see why I am so eager to find another one, for more reasons than one.

Once I get this card, I will be all set to go out and get all the gifts I need.  Many great gift ideas are on the way!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Sunday Morning, What Do I Need To Buy???

I wake up this morning, the first thing I noticed was OUCH my lip was soooo chapped...  I have no idea how it got so bad overnight, usually my lips are okay.  So anyway, I ended up ignoring it and decided to go on in my day.

Bad mistake.

So when I'm having lunch, someone pointed out to me that I have something red on my lip, and asked if it was ketchup.  I didn't feel anything on my lip, so I ended up wiping it, and realized a bit of blood is oozing out of where my lip was chapped.  It was so dried up that I didn't even feel it!

Ok so that was bad enough, so I decided to do something about it.  Since I already had a chapstick at home, I decided to use it.  Over the course of the next few hours, remarkably it got much better. 

Will DEFINITELY help you one day.

This is the one I used, and I will definitely be getting this if my current one runs out (which is getting close).
So to all of you who have chapped lips, what should you buy today? Maybe it's time for a new chapstick =P.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Cold!!

Wow it's really cold where I live right now, it has caught me by surprise!  I'm not used to this cold weather, makes me want to get something warm... really warm.

What should I buy today?  Maybe something to keep me warm, or warm me up.

A cup of hot chocolate would be good!  I don't necessarily have a favourite, but from where I am, this is what I would get:

I'm not really a coffee drinker so hot chocolate would do for me.  If you're in a cold area, maybe it's a good idea to treat yourself to a nice cup of hot chocolate!  It'll definitely brighten your day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Entry!

Hey everyone,

So the first item I would want to include in www.whatshouldibuytoday.blogspot.com is....

Call of Duty Black Ops!

Lately I've been at a standstill as to what I should buy next...  Christmas is coming, so I have to buy many gifts for family and friends, gifts for my girlfriend, so I haven't really thought much of buying anything for myself. 

Just the other day I saw the gameplay of Call of Duty Black Ops for the first time when my brother's friend came over.  It immediately caught my attention, and that little voice inside of me kept nagging at me... "get the game!!!".  I have played the recent Call of Duty releases quite often before, but in terms of gaming in general, I haven't really had much time lately.  With Christmas coming up, it gives me a slight window to be able to enjoy a good game or two.

I've heard many good things about the game so far, from good reviews, also from asking people I know.  Many people I know say Modern Warfare 2 was disappointing, and compared it to Black Ops and how it is a lot better.  Personally I thought Modern Warfare 2 was a pretty good game, so perhaps I will be even more impressed by this new one.

Already setting new records for money made from sales during its first week of release, I might have trouble finding a copy actually.  I'm going to have to look for the PC version; even though I do have an Xbox 360, I completely suck at first person shooter games on a controller.  I'm more of a PC gamer (the last I remember anyway... hahah). 

So to all of you who are in a crisis of deciding what to get, maybe this game is the answer!  Whether it's for yourself, a relative, a friend, it's always a suitable gift.  Lots of people play games nowadays =).

Until next time, thanks for reading!


Hey everyone,

Welcome to my new blog!  There's nothing here right now yet, but I promise there will be many interesting entries to come.  When I sat down and wondered...

What should I write about?  What do I find interesting right now?

Then an idea came up.  Why not write about things that people should buy?  Perhaps sometimes, someone is thinking of getting the perfect gift, and can't figure out what it is.  Who knows, something here might save your life :).  I was thinking like... is there anything I want to buy?  I haven't bought anything significant in a long time, and Christmas and Boxing Day are coming up!  That means... LOTS OF GIFTS (to give)...

Hope you guys enjoy the blog :)