Archive for December, 2011

Deciding to buy refurbished versus original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink cartridges is an effective way to contain stationery costs – as much as £1000 or more can be saved per year. Plus refurbished cartridges are an environmentally sound decision.

Interestingly, only 10-15% of the ink cartridges used in the UK are recycled. 97% of the components can be reused. So why are remanufactured ink cartridges not part of the standard routine when ordering replacement cartridges? There may be several factors involved including habit, lack of knowledge about the products and fear that the products will be inferior.

How are ink cartridges refurbished? The process begins with a thorough inspection of the used cartridge. Any broken or worn out parts are replaced. This ensures that the cartridge meets the original manufactured standards. The cartridge is then filled with quality ink. Cleaning, inspecting and packaging for shipping are the final steps.

Money saving from refurbished cartridges can be upto 70% off the original cost. They will print at least the same number of pages as the OEM product. The typical price on a new colour ink cartridge is £35 while the refurbished one is less than £8. Another example is colour laser cartridges. An OEM cyan toner cartridge is around £81, a refurbished cyan toner cartridge is around £38.

Companies that buy 20 colour cartridges a year can save £540 a year on just switching to refurbished cartridges.An even bigger savings is realized for those using colour laser printers. Switching to the refurbished cyan toner alone will save £860 per year

Buying refurbished ink cartridges is a brilliant way to save significant money for the company without any compatibility problems. It also just makes sense to help reduce the amount of usable waste going to the landfill.Additionally,Printerinks.com gives hot deals of 10% discount plus 13.5% cashback on purchases, as long as you visit their site via Pouring Pounds. Switching to refurbished ink cartridges is the smart choice economically and environmentally!

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London offers an incredible array of hotels and amenities that will fit into any budget. Public transportation is readily available by tube, buses, trains, or cabs. Transport for London has a helpful site: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/. Rental cars are also an option although parking can be expensive.

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz London is all about luxury. Afternoon tea is an absolute must; no one does an elegant tea like the Ritz London. 24 hour services include porters, room service, concierge, and currency exchange. A restaurant is on site and the Rivoli Bar has light meals available along with libations to quench the parched throat. All rooms and suites have an evening “turn down” feature. The executive king starts at £415 ($663.55)

Sanderson London is located in the West End. The lobby is a huge clue that this is not going to be the average business travel. The Courtyard Garden is a wonderful setting to forget about work issues and being in a big city. The penthouse suite is exquisitely appointed; lofts are available as well as standard rooms. The Agua spa will pamper away any jet lag. King with gym start at £355 ($566)

Mid-range Hotels

Hilton Hotels have many a business hotel in London to choose from. The Trafalgar London has a Hilton business class room that includes internet access, newspaper and complimentary breakfast. This hotel is in the theatre district which makes it perfect if travel plans include a free night to enjoy some local entertainment. Rates start at £333 ($533)

The Savoy has reopened after a three year renovation. Situated on the River Thames, it is the essence of London. Fine dining is available on site. Stay connected with high speed internet. Activities and transportation can be arranged through the concierge. Rates start at £325 ($535).

Plaza on the River offers studios plus one and two bedroom suites. 24 hour room service is available for those whose tummies haven’t made the time change. High speed wireless will make working easy. On site dining is available as well as classes on how to make sushi. Afternoon tea is also offered. Pricing starts at £244 ($390).

BUDGET PICKS

Comfort Inn Kings Cross is a good choice for those not needing all the pampering of a luxury hotel. Rooms have private shower facilities en suite. Continental breakfast buffet is included and has a nice array of breakfast items beyond just juice and roll. Internet is available. Rooms start at £80 ($128).

The Hoxton is an eclectic hotel find. The rates adjust upward closer to the time of arrival. If booking occurs six months prior to arrival the price is £59 ($95) per night, compared with £199 ($318) when booked the day prior to arrival. This includes a breakfast that is delivered to the room consisting of yoghurt, orange juice and a banana. Parking can be an issue since part of the hotel is located in a congestion zone.

London is expensive but with a little looking you can find hot deals and money saving, A great way to stretch that budget is by securing your hotel room through www.pouringpounds.com. Simply visit the website you want to make your booking at via pouringpounds.com & get upto 10% cashback on your purchase. That leaves a little extra in the budget to take in sights and flavor of one of the world’s most beloved cities. And don’t forget to put an afternoon tea on the expense account.
Business travel to Paris is a journey to one of the world’s leading business centers. The weather in Paris is usually mild with frequent light rain. Temperatures in the winter average around 7C during the day with frost at night or an occasional light snow. Summer daytime temperatures range between 15 and 20C. There are a wide range of business hotels to choose from in Paris, here is just a selection suited to business travel.

Expensive

Pullman Paris La Defense is located in the business district and is set up for the traveling executive. The rooms have high speed internet, a safe that will hold a laptop, minibar, air conditioning, 24 hour room service. Junior suite €593

Hilton Arc De Triomphe Paris offers the King Executive Eiffel Tower room. A private balcony with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower sets this room apart. In addition there is access to the executive lounge, work desk, high speed internet, and two phones with multi-line, data port, and gym facilities. €565 per night

Moderate

Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle offers a club deluxe king that has high speed internet with 6MB data, voice mail, direct dial phones, shuttle to the airport, WiFi in lobby, laundry and express pressing, limousine service and private concierge. Fitness facilities include swimming pool, cardio equipment, massage, tennis courts, and access to Paris International golf club. €295

Best Western Premier l’Horset Opera is offering a special deal through Hotels.com They have free wireless internet, free buffet breakfast, free local calls, windows that open, air conditioning. €267

Secret De Paris Design Boutique Hotel is for the business traveler who like a few perks. Safe will accommodate a 17” laptop with recharging capabilities, mini bar with 4 complementary drinks per stay, fitness room, and free broadband internet access. €226


Hotel Saint Louis Bastille has air conditioning, complementary newspaper, all no smoking rooms, wireless high speed internet for surcharge, superior single room: €100

Balladins Superior Paris est Maur: air conditioning, all no smoking, dial up internet for a surcharge, free WiFi, pillow menu, shower, hair dryer €56

Hot Deal for Business Travel with a Spouse

Hotel Le Petit Paris is a fabulous boutique hotel in the middle of Paris. It was first used during the reign of Louis XV. Now very modern and chic, it is an absolute gem. €360

Here are a few hot deals on office products and stationery. Money Saving is always at the top of every Personal Assistant list so we have gathered a few suggestions just for you.

Viking has a Brother Multifunction Inkjet Printer (MFCJ6710DW A3) on sale. This printer is touted as being for a small office but this little work horse will hold 500 sheets of paper and will print A3 size sheets. It copies, scans, and faxes in addition to printing. It will print 10 colour images a minute. On sale for £169.99 + vat

Plus Cashback of 8.5% for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Viking also has the Lexmark E460DW Mono Laser Printer on sale. This printer is for offices that print up to 10,000 pages per month. It has Wi-Fi compatibility so space taken up by cables is eliminated. 38 page per minute print speed. On sale for £199.99, down from £349.99.

Plus Cashback of 8.5% for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Euroffice has a Brother MFC-8380DN Mono Multifunction Laser Printer that prints, scans, faxes, and copies. Maximum media size is A4, print speed is 30 pages per minute. On sale for £349.99

Plus Cashback of upto 8.25% for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Staples also has an HP Photosmart Plus e-3-in 1 Printer if your office needs to print photos. These are print lab-quality photos. In addition it also print, copy, scans and has web functions without a PC. £62.40

Plus Cashback of 4.5% for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Ryman has a great deal on a small printer for a small office. The HP CN245B Wireless Photosmart E 3-in-1 is a smart little machine at a smart price. Fabulous machine for sitting in your office so you are not hopping up and down to go to the big copier or fax machine that everyone shares. On sale for £39.99

Plus Cashback of upto 3.75% for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Printerinks will handle all your ink and toner needs. You have the option to choose from original manufacture equipment or remanufactured products.

Plus Cashback of upto 13.5% + 10% vouchers for all sales from Pouring Pounds

Remember, to always visit these and 2,300 office supplies other retailers via www.pouringpounds.com and get an additional discount via cashback / vouchers. The cashback collects in your Pouring Pounds account and you get paid from Pouring Pounds via BACS or Paypal.

Are you planning to buy a gift for your loved ones this Christmas? How about a Kindle or perhaps iPad2? Or are you planning to treat yourself this holiday season with a new Mac book pro?
We have an exclusive offer just for you, Viking is now offering 10% cashback on all your purchases (includes everything from office supplies, stationery, laptops and more). It’s very simple; you just have to follow the steps below:
  1. Log in to your Pouring Pounds account.
  2. Search for Viking and click through to their website.
  3. Shop for the product you want to buy.
And now ENJOY 10% CASHBACK on your transaction amount. Say you visit Viking via Pouring Pounds and spent £400 on iPad2. You will receive £40 i.e. 10% as cashback in your Pouring Pounds account. This way you buy and save at the same time, so the effective cost of iPad2 now becomes £360 (this cashback can be transferred to your bank account or paid via PayPal).
And the excitement continues… Viking is sponsoring out latest competition too. You have a chance to win the latest Amazon Kindle. Want to know how? Below are the details of the competition and how you can enter:

1) One transaction on Pouring Pounds gives you one vote.
2) Refer your friends and if atleast one friend joins via your referral link you earn an extra vote.
3) This competition is until 23rd November, so hurry!

The more transactions and more referrals you have, more are your chances to win!

Many users of Pouring Pounds are taking advantage of this hot deals and many other money saving offers! So go ahead and try Pouring Pounds and start saving today!
Baby carriers are probably one of the best inventions ever! Mums have been devising slings for centuries to carry their babies with them while doing everyday chores. Here are five recommendations for baby carriers covering several different styles.
Mother Care Options
  • Carrier needs to have wide, padded shoulder straps
  • Back support is essential
  • Carrier needs to be adjustable in the front with one hand
  • Machine washable – babies can make a mess disproportional to their size!
Baby Care Options
  • Baby must be carried in a safe and secure manner
  • Parent facing option when child is little with head, neck and back support
  • Front facing option when baby is older and can control their head
  • Adjustable for infant growth
  • Place to clip baby toys
Money saving choices:
Babies “R” Us Three-Way Carrier: £35. This light weight carrier that comes in a no-frills black colour. It is hard to get men to share the baby carrying duties if the little tot is in a frilly pink carrier. This carrier also has a back-pack type option.
Available at Toys R Us + 2.25% cashback
I Love My Bear Four-Way Advanced Carrier: £35. In addition to the clip on toy for the baby, there is a nice hand warmer for the mum at the bottom front of the carrier. A hip carrying option makes this a unique option.
Available at Toys R Us +2.25% cashback
Morph Baby Carrier: £60. The really great thing about this carrier is you can buy different sized harnesses to easily fit both the mum and the dad. All kinds of accessories are also available.
Available at Mamas & Papas +upto 4.5% cashback
Wallaboo Baby Sling: £40. The Wallaboo is wonderful for small babies (2kg) and nursing mums. The sling is made of 100 % cotton, so it is comfortable no matter what the temperature. Ease of repositioning baby after nursing is a huge plus.
Available at Baby Curls + 6% cashback
Hippychick Hipseat: £37.5. This is just plain fun. It provides a little extra support for those who like to throw an older kid on a hip and go. The Hippychick comes in lots of fun colours.
Available at Mothercare + 3% cashback
On Pouring Pounds you can find many other retailers focused on mum and baby products and get great moneyback offers and hot deals every time.

Baby toys

Posted: December 27, 2011 in Baby toys, Mother care

Baby toys can be a source of learning for your child along with play time. Playing with toys can be great fun for kids. In case the mother is too busy to hold the infant, playing with toys can divert a child’s mind from crying. So, order toys at best discounts.

Business travel

Posted: December 27, 2011 in business hotel, business travel

When work related traveling becomes essential then why not take the full advantage of it. Book tickets for business travel through pouring pounds and get the best price for your journey with travel insurance, car rentals and accommodation.

Mother care | Baby toys

Posted: December 26, 2011 in Baby toys, Mother care

Get cashback on all your mother care requirements. With over 70 of UK’s largest retailers offering cashback Pouring Pounds can help you save hundreds. Whether you are buying baby toys, maternity wear, baby carriers and diapers, you will find the best retailers listed here offering cashback and vouchers. Shop at Debenhams, Mamas & Papas, Mothercare, Baby Curls, Kiddicare and more. Free to join and as seen in Metro.

Business hotel

Posted: December 26, 2011 in business hotel, business travel

Get a great cashback on popular travel sites like Expedia, Hotels, laterooms, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and more. So whether you are booking a business travel or looking for discounts hotel the site is ideal for you. We specialize in the business hotel category and you can save several thousand pounds a year using Pouring Pounds.