Showing posts with label Nakumatt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nakumatt. Show all posts

Friday, 30 June 2017

Kenya's Plastic Nightmare & Fantasy vs Reality

August is near, and every Kenyan is panicking,

C’mon, this isn’t about the elections.
Remember the notice that was gazetted back in March stating that, starting August 28th, Kenya will go plastic bags free?

We’re now only a month away from it’s execution.
Turns out you are fed up with drainage systems getting blocked every time it rains leading to unnecessary floods, the millions of non-biogradable waste piling up at Dandora dump site, the hundreds of paper bags piling up at the bottom drawer of your kitchen cabinet, your constant hospitalizations from malaria disease…  I guess that’s why you went as far as signing that Avaaz Petition that drew  thousands of signatures.

And now, you can’t wait to see and be a part of a cleaner and greener future, or so you think.

Monday, 12 May 2014

#Nakumatt, Tuskys, Uchumi, Naivas and Ukwala---WHERE TO AND WHERE NOT TO SHOP

In the beginning, there was barter trade, and then came kiosks, later on-retail shops, and now, supermarkets.

They are deemed to be the most convenient form of shopping for they not only offer a hassle free shopping experience but also give one a chance to window shop, save money, accumulate reward points and at times, fill time.
But, everything that's good has its weak points.  Generally, one of the strongest weak points is the fact that cashiers have become too lazy to look for change hence opt to give shoppers change in form of sweets and PK chewing gums.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Rupu, Zetu, Unado Deals---The Answer to Your Shopping Nightmares
Tough times calls for smart decisions.

In 2005, for only KSh. 9,000 you could rent out a very nice and comfortable one bedroom house in Nairobi, do more than enough shopping with KSh. 3,000 and allocate KSh. 2,000 to all the other miscellaneous.

A few years later, the best you can get with KSh. 9,000 is a bedsitter.  KSh. 3,000 is not even enough to cater for your transport.  And as for the KSh. 2,000, that is much less than what you use as your airtime on monthly basis.  But above all, your salary is where it was 10 years ago…stagnating.

A pay increase may help you sort out your financial mess for a while, but in no time, you will back to square one.  But smart financial ideas are what will get you going.

I just discovered that in most of the Nakumatt branches that operate 24 hours a day, they offer discounts to all shopping done during the night.  By shopping at night, you are guaranteed of lesser congestion, no traffic and now, bigger discount.  To take full advantage of this, you should have a shopping card/a reward card/a smart card.

Other than shopping at night, you could also look out at those special times when different supermarkets offer special discounts especially during holidays and vacations like on Valentines’ Day, Easter, Christmas, Back to School…

Then there are coupons.  They are not yet as much established in Kenya but, the few there are are worth a lot.  Like, did you know that you can get all your Daily Newspapers and Magazines at a highly low cost.  Check out the Standard newspaper…they are always offering coupons.  I never understand why people never take advantage of them.

But still, there are more interesting deals, online deals actually.  Have you heard of ZETU, RUPU or UNADO deals?  These deals are amazing.  It’s only here that you get to buy high quality and quantity stuff for an extremely discounted price, at times, over 60%.  These, unlike the retail shops that offer 75% discounts only to find out that they hiked the prices before hand…are genuine.

In case you are worried about their being secure, yes, they are very secure.  I have used them and I know a couple of other people who have used them as well, and they are always genuine.  You can buy stuff from these sites either through Mobile Banking like M-Pesa, Airtel Money or Yu Mobile or even through your Bank.
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