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Grab good bargains at honestbee’s Family Market

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Family Market- The new store on Honestbee
Family Market- The new store on honestbee

There is a ” new kid” on board  in  honestbee’s selection of stores-  FAMILY MARKET .  This new store focuses on family and baby essentials that interested customers will find of good value.

Being a busy mum of three, I hardly have time to go supermarket shopping at times. I dread buying groceries with the kids on the weekend as it is extremely crowded  with shoppers making it twice as tiring navigating through the aisle.

For the past few years I have been buying groceries  and household items online as it saves me the hassle of jostling with the crowd and having to lug the heavy bags home after each trip.  Now with even more stores available online  I have even more chances to snap up more bargains.

The main page of Honestbee
The main page of honestbee

Why should I shop at Family Market?

Price of Pampers at Fairprice Online
Price of Pampers at Fairprice Online
The same Pampers as sold in Family Market
The same Pampers as sold in Family Market

SAVINGS = $$$$

As you can see from the above screenshots comparing the same item – Pampers Baby Diapers ( L Size) from two different stores on honestbee’s website– NTUC and Family Market there is significant savings if the product is purchased from Family Market.

There is a saving of  $5.30 if the item was purchased from Family  Market. That is a whopping 30% off the listed retail price!!

Is Everything much cheaper at the Family Market?

A bottle of Pokka Green tea sold in NTUC
A bottle of Pokka Green tea sold in NTUC
Bottle of Pokka Jasmine Green Tea as sold at Family Market
Bottle of Pokka Jasmine Green Tea as sold at Family Market

Not everything sold at Family Market may be cheaper then in other stores. The bottle of Pokka  Jasmine Green Tea is $0.35 more expensive then if it was purchased at NTUC.

The variation of price of an item ,whether it is cheaper or more expensive, depends on  the probability that  the  store you are comparing with is having an offer when you shop.

How about comparing with items from other websites/ stores not from honestbee?

Kinoshimitsu Collegeon Diamond as sold at Family Market
Kinoshimitsu Collegeon Diamond as sold at Family Market
Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond as sold on Redmart
Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond as sold on Redmart
The same item sold at Watsons
The same item sold at Watsons

If you are lucky you maybe able to spot some exclusive discounts over at Family Market when you decide to go shopping.

For the beauty supplement Kinoshimitsu Collagen Diamond you can see that it is being sold at $55.90 while it retails $69.90 on the other two websites. A savings of  $14.00!!

What are you waiting for? Check out the new Family Market at honestbee  and start picking up some bargains for you and your family.

Disclosure: This post was crafted in collaboration with honestbee.   All opinions are 100% mine There are affiliate links in the post  and I will earn a commission if you purchase through them. If you wish to support Dominique’s Desk do consider making purchases through these links. Thank you 🙂

 

Staycation in Style in D’Resort At Downtown East

{Staycation Invite}

D'resort at Downtown East
D’resort at Downtown East

Last week the kids were given a treat with a 2D1N Staycation at D’resort.  We decided on a midweek stay as it would be less crowded and the kids could have more time to enjoy the facilities at the resort.

The room we were given-Beach Cove Duplex
The room we were given- Beach Cove Duplex

We were given the Beach Cove Duplex room for our stay. Suitable for 4 adults of a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. This  52 SQM  double story room came with a  queen size bed and sofa bed.

The bed/ sofa upstairs
The bed/ sofa upstairs
Tiger girl posing with the Tayo bus boxes
Tiger girl posing with the Tayo bus boxes

It was a toss up to who would be sleeping on the bed or the sofa bed for the night as everyone was aiming for the comfy bed.

The welcome basket with snacks that we were given
The welcome basket with snacks that we were given

The staff at D’resort generously prepared a snack box for the kids and they were digging into it when they spotted it in the room.

The snacks and free wifi didn’t occupy them for long as we soon left for our first activity at Pasir Ris Beach.

Ohana Beach House where we did stand up paddling
Ohana Beach House where we did stand up paddling

Stand Up Paddling was something new that the kids tried out that evening.  It was a really interesting experience for all as it was the first time they were on a surf board and tried paddling.

The surf boards that we used
The surf boards that we used

The weather was perfect.  It wasn’t too hot nor the tide too low to go out paddling.

Learning how to paddle
Learning how to paddle

Before we could hit the waters the instructor started off by showing us how to handle the paddle.  It was important that the kids learn how to place their hands on the paddle and work the board to the direction they needed to go.

The instructor explaining how to put on the leg cuff
The instructor explaining how to put on the leg cuff

Safety first before everything else. The kids were shown how to secure themselves to the board and the procedures that they had to follow getting in and out of the water.

getting started on paddling in the water
getting started on paddling in the water
The boys maneuvering the boards
The boys maneuvering the boards

Before long our paddling session was up and it was time for us to return back to the resort to wash up and prepare for the next activity- bowling.

The kids at the Orchid bowling alley
The kids at the Orchid bowling alley

After a quick dinner we headed over the bowling alley for a few rounds of bowling. All the kids can bowl so it was fun taking turns at the lane that was assigned to us.

It was really nice that they could tailor the guard rail guards to come into/out of play based on each player’s specifications. The bowling alleys of today are certainly more sophisticated as compared to the ones of yesteryear. It was nearly midnight when we returned to the room after the game.

some of the slides at Wild Wild Wet
some of the slides at Wild Wild Wet
The slides at Wild Wild Wet
The slides at Wild Wild Wet

On the 2nd day we headed over to Wild Wild Wet for some splashing good time. It was the 2nd time that the kids were at this Water theme park and were extremely delighted to be able to have fun at this place.  The last time we visited the place was more then 2 years ago. Back then Tiger girl was not tall enough to go on most of the rides. This time round she is taller then the 1.00 m mark and could go on some of the family rides together with me and her brothers.  The park wasn’t that crowded as we went on a weekday and we had the chances to go on the different rides many times as there wasn’t much queue.

The kids and I had a fun and entertaining time at D’Resort and before we knew it our staycation had come to an end. Thanks for the invitation D’resort.

Discaimer: We were invited to experience a 2D1N Staycation experience at Downtown East. All opinions are 100% mine.