Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Get an Early Start on Holiday Shopping with Jasmere

Between getting my research started, worrying over my lack of participants, and trying to prepare for my poster presentation at the Happiest Place on Earth next week, life has been insane. While I don't expect it to get any better in the coming weeks (or months), I have been finding ways to prepare myself for the end of the semester craziness that seems to coincide with the holiday season. My not-so-secret weapon this year is Jasmere.

You might be asking yourself, "What's Jasmere and why should I use it?" The site's "How it Works" page describes it much better than I can, but in short, the best way I can describe it is that it is the lovechild of Groupon and shopping sites like HauteLook and and Gilt Group. The site features a product or voucher from a different vendor every weekday, and the price goes down after a certain number of people make a purchase.

Besides being a fun (and cheap) way to shop, the other thing I love about Jasmere is that the vendors featured are very different and fit a range of lifestyles and tastes. Happy shopping, and let me know if (and what) you decide to purchase from the site!