9 Reasons to Shop for OnlineWritten by Andy McKenna
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5. Why not try something a bit different and treat that special person to an 'experience'. Whether it's horse riding, a pampering treat, racecar driving or paintballing, they make a great gift for other people, or even yourself. You can buy a voucher online that recipient can then redeem it themselves
6. Flowers are classic gift that says it all. Perfect for Valentines Day or Mother's Day, or just to say thank you. Buying from an online florist is so much more convenient and almost always much cheaper than going to florist yourself
7. A food and wine hamper is a gift that suits a number of different occasions, and with same day delivery to most towns and cities in Australia, all hard work is done for you
8. Health and beauty products are no longer just reserved for women. Men are getting more and more into skin care and grooming. So buy perfume gifts online, for him or her, and avoid customs duty and restrictions
9. Australia loves its sport, and sporting gear and accessories can make perfect gift for sporting nut. You can save money by buying from sporting goods stores online
Andy McKenna owns www.ausgift.com, a website providing gift ideas, advice and special offer information, as well as reviews of gift websites and the gift products of over 70 merchants. To receive regular gift advice and news of special offers you can subscribe to the ausgift newsletter at www.ausgift.com
Give Back to the World, the Internet Makes it Easy and FreeWritten by Jesse S. Somer
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So One click gives 1.1 cups of staple food to hungry. Well, at one of affiliate sites (similar concept) www.therainforestsite.com, click on button called, 'Save Our Rainforests: Click here', and 'Thank you! Your click has funded preservation of 11.4 square feet of endangered rainforest. Please click every day and support sponsors below, who pay for your gift.' comes up on screen. On June 01 alone, visitors who clicked on this button protected 1,025,008 square feet of endangered land. The site stipulates that they give 100% of collected revenue from sponsor banner advertising to their charity partners, who use it to protect wilderness land. Since site's advent in 2000, 1.2 billion square feet (29,000 acres) of endangered forestland has been protected and preserved.
There are four other sites built out of this same construct: www.thebreastcancersite.com who fund free mammograms, www.thechildhealthsite.com who help provide basic health services to children around world, www.theliteracysite.com who provide books for children, and www.theanimalrescuesite.com who give food and care to rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries.
I really think that these sites are an incredible step forward in showing that people in our society are becoming more aware and compassionate in relation to world around them Have a look at some of these sites and see just how easy it has become to lend a helping hand to Earth and marginalised people and creatures who share its magical life force.
Jesse S. Somer M6.Net http://www.m6.net Jesse S. Somer hears a lot about how people do wrong in life, but after seeing the ingenuity that humanity used to make these websites, you have to admire the wisdom and compassion that many of us are learning.