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Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Amazon, Citi Forward, Credit Cards, Manhattan | 0 comments

Peony Red Qipaos at Great Prices

For those not familiar with what a qipao A.K.A. cheongsam is, Wikipedia describes a qipao as, “a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women.” It was first popularized during the 1920s in Shanghai and today is a wardrobe staple for Chinese brides and even some non-Chinese brides! Here is what more modern qipaos look like, although you may be more familiar with the traditional silk, red qipaos featuring dragon or flower designs.     Peony Red Qipao Like a wedding dress, a qipao is an important price consideration for many brides, especially those who do not have the luxury of going overseas to Hong Kong or China to buy one for cheaper. If you shop for a high-quality, 100% silk qipao here in New York City, it will run you ~$300. Fortunately, I found a way better deal and from one of the more reputable qipao sellers in the city. The store is called Peony Red and if you Google for qipaos in New York City, you will consistently see...

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Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Amazon, Cash Back, Caterer, Citi Forward, Citi Thank You Premier, Credit Cards | 0 comments

Caterer Savings with the Citi Forward Credit Card

One of the credit cards that I have been recommending to friends for years is the Citi Forward card. Besides being valuable for everyday use,┬áit has the potential to save you a lot of money when you use it to pay for your wedding caterer. The credit card has no annual fee, and it also has one of the best bonus points reward system. For every $1 you spend at restaurants and bookstores (Amazon counts as a bookstore!), you earn 5 Thank You Points. If you were to redeem Thank You Points for a variety of gift cards, you can redeem increments of 2,500 Thank You Points for a $25 gift card, making each Thank You Point worth 1 cent and essentially giving you a 5% rebate on your spending. [Update 11/1/13] Unfortunately, the Citi Forward no longer offers new cardholders 5 Thank You Points per $ spent on dining and bookstores, such as Amazon. I no longer recommend opening this credit card.     You can also use...

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