NoQ online bookstore

[ Sponsored Review ]

We were recently introduced to an interesting bookshop NoQ,
which stands for “No Queue“.

To quote from NoQ :
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Founded in 2011 as the online bookstore of Times Publishing Group, NoQ store offers a brand new shopping experience for books lovers and literature aficionados, making it convenient to purchase books and other related items, without the hassle of lining up and queuing, hence the name “NoQ.”
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What are some of the advantages of shopping online with NoQ?
We can browse for books and magazines from the comfort of our home, and NoQ has 14 million of them across all categories !

NoQ runs a Price Guaranteed Programme, and they will refund you the difference if you can find a similar book cheaper elsewhere.
(only applies for regular retail price items, and physical bookstores, read here)

NoQ offers free shipping in Singapore too (minimum order $20).

NoQ cheapest price gurantee

To start shopping, you will need to create a new account.

How can you search for your book or magazine?
1) Browse by category (left column).
Maybe Daddy is interested in Social Media Marketing, he wants to make SengkangBabies even more popular, so he clicked on “Computers & Internet”.

For every category, the best sellers would be highlighted on the right column. Romance will be “50 Shades of Grey”, and Marketing “Who moved my Cheese?”

If Daddy should buy “50 Shades of Grey” online, he does not have to face stares from fellow customers or cashier. (another benefit of online shopping)
Best seller romance Novel

We brought something more homely (and innocent) for our little girl under the “Parenting and Families” category.

For the boys, Amos Lee and Geronimo Stilton.

We end up getting two more Amos Lee based on NoQ’s recommendations.

2) You can simply key in your search criteria, example “Blog” and a listing of blog-related titles or categories will be displayed. Daddy is always interested in Social Media Marketing stuffs.

You can search by Author, ISBN or Publisher too.

Maybe “Baking” would make Mummy happy 🙂
buying baking books online

3) If you are really clueless and you have a finite budget, click on Bargain Corner for some $3 steals !!
Bargain book stores, range of books NoQ

Do pop by NoQ Website and Fanpage for their promotions and discount vouchers 🙂
Where to get books discount

Once you have added the books to your basket, and click checkout, the final screen allows you to confirm your shopping list. (7% GST applies)

You might be curious to know how NoQ process our orders.

In 30 minutes, we have completed our shopping hassle-free, we are now waiting for our parcel to arrive 🙂

Before we forget, NoQ has a nifty app (both Apple and Android) for book price comparison.

**updated 2014Jan22 – books have arrived !

More details about NoQ can be found on their Website and Fanpage.

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We would like to thanks NoQ for sponsoring us with a voucher and we are happy to share the joy with our blog readers.

a) We have a $20 NoQ voucher to giveaway, conditions :
a1. Contest is on our Fanpage
a2. Fans must first LIKE NoQ and SengkangBabies Fanpage
a3. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us)
NoQ vouchers, NoQ review

a4. Voucher winner will be randomly selected on 13 Jan 11pm.

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b) From now till 30Apr2014, you can enjoy up to 15% discount off your purchase, just key in this voucher SNGKNGBBS at checkout.

** Do take note of the the 15% discount T&C :
– Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and discounts.
– Only one promo/voucher code can be used in one transaction.
– Promotion code can only be applied upon checkout and not to orders already placed
– Promotion not applicable to shipping and tax charges.

Fun for Free

You know SengkangBabies’ motto is “We bring you Fun!“, and we also tag ourselves “Ambassadors of Fun”.

There are a lot of attractions and playgrounds in Singapore but some tickets are on the high side. We share Singapore’s Top 3 attractions in an earlier post, and lament that a family of four will need to spend $80++ just for entry.

Water play at Fountains, Bugis Junction Fountain

We are fortunate that our Blog has been engaged for some media previews, saving a bundle. And we keep trying to highlight to whoever would listen, that our River Safari, Sea Aquarium and other world-class attractions can be made more affordable.

We were happy when Mummy Adora (GingerBreadMum) started Instagram #FunforfreeSG. She is asking for everyone to contribute “Fun and Free” activities, read her story here.

SengkangBabies IG, #FunforFreeSG, Free playgrounds Singapore

This is one of our FUN contributions 🙂

Video : To adults, lifts bring you up or down a building. To kids, every lift ride is an adventure. And it is never a SIMPLE lift ride at NLB’s bubble lift.

Video : Talking about Play, we have been interviewed about our opinion on “Unstructured Play” (no rules, aka Children own-time-own-target). Daddy highlighted that kids nowadays are so helpless without their mobile devices, they come back to parents for playtime-ideas.

Hello, we used to design our own games in the 70s and 80s. Pop by more more kids friendly activities at http://littlecaptainsatplay.com.

Do pop by IG #FunForFreeSG and view the Fun places in Singapore.
Fun need not be expensive, and although Singapore is small, there is no lack of playgrounds (just ask the kids).

We hope you will contribute and share your own Fun corners too 🙂
Follow us on Instagram and Fanpage.

ps.. the first pic is Boon Yee and Boon Xin dashing at Bugis Junction’s Fountain.
Everyone was jealous of the Fun they had haha.