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Electrolux Free Samsonite luggage offer with Washers & dryers Apr 28, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017

On the weekend, we got sick and tired of going to the Laundry king Laundromat every weekend, and went out to buy ourselves a brand spanking new washing machine.

We ended up settling on the Electrolux 8.5KG front loader EWF12853 from Harvey Norman. (it’s a good looking thing, isn’t it!)

It seemed a pretty decent price, at under $800, which was what I paid for the last washer over 7 years ago, and it had some nifty features such as quick steam cleaning modes, called “Vapor Cycle” which seemed pretty innovative and useful. Typically, I’ve shied away from front loaders because they tend to take forever to deliver a single washload… but this one has pretty quick specifications, which I’ll write about in the near future.

This month, at Harvey Norman, (and other major retailers, I presume) the Electrolux Laundry products came Electrolux_samsonite_b'lite_3_55cm_spinner_offerwith a free bonus of a piece of luggage from Samsonite- a B’lite 3 55cm Spinner.

Apparently, you can live the Electrolux life with one of these. Either way, its FREE. Might as well claim it!

Doesn’t seem too hard, does it? Till the website asked you about the serial number… which is probably stamped on the BACK of the 75KG Electrolux front loading washing machine you probably just had installed in a hutch or nook in what is usually the most cramped room in the house!!

There is an easy way to find the serial number of your Electrolux laundry product though, without moving it or any backbreaking work!

Just keep reading on how to easily take the steps you need to make to successfully claim your free bonus Samsonite luggage!

Link to website to claim or redeem free samsonite luggage from Electrolux after buying a laundry product in 2017

A) After Clicking on the link, the site will ask for some basic details, then ask you to verify your email address.

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There is a trick to easily finding the serial number on an Electrolux laundry item.. or most electrical appliances really.

b) Step 2 will require more information, such as what model you bought, where you got it, and upload a copy of Electrolux_samsonite_b'lite_3_55cm_spinner_offer- step 2the receipt.

As mentioned before, the serial number of your eligible electrolux laundry product  can be a bit more difficult to figure out than it initially seems- you wont find it in your user guide, or on your receipt usually.

Instructions on where to locate or find the Serial number on an Electrolux EWF12853 front loading washer:

  1. Look at the packaging and plastic wrapping the Electrolux washer came in- you should find a sticker on the wrapping somewhere!
  2. Read through the maze of barcodes and meaningless picking and stock numbers all over the sticker.
  3. On mine, the serial number is located directly under the BIG product number in the middle
  4. In the photo I have taken to the right, the serial number to our EWF12853 is underneath the blue pen that is obscuring the number on the picking/packing stickerWP_20170521_01_41_26_Pro
  5. You should be able to use this exact effortless technique on ALL the Participating Products- the following Electrolux Laundry models:
  • Front load washers EWF12753, EWF12853, EWF14933, EWF14013, EWF14023, EWF1074, EWF1083, EWF10831, EWF1087, EWF1090, EWF1282, EWF12821, EWF12822, EWF12832, EWF14012, EWF1470, EWF14742, EWF14811, EWF14822, EWF14912, EWF14922, EWF1495
    Front load washer dryers EWW12753, EWW14013, EWW1273, EWW12832, EWW14912
    Condenser Dryers EDC2075GDW, EDC2086GDW, EDH3786GDW, EDC2086PDW, EDC47130W, EDH3284PDW, EDI97170W, EDP2074PDW

C) Once you have jumped though all the hoops, you will get a confirmation email and receipt.

Electrolux_samsonite_b'lite_3_55cm_spinner_offer- success!

You can track your claim via this link, provided you successfully received a password in your email from electrolux

Of course, with all these promos, there are terms and conditions- be careful to read them- especially the one about the limited time you have to cough up a valid serial number if you don’t provide it straight away!

Promotion terms and conditions- Electrolux Samsonite luggage offer

Hope you have some luck in getting the bonus luggage to turn up! post us a few comments if you have any questions!

 

Herkimer Diamond Engagement Ring Melbourne Australia Corky Saint Clair

This post is a little thank you to the inspired and insightfulJeweler Chris Bril, of Corky Saint Clair who created the ultimate token of my love (A 1.81ct Herkimer Diamond Solitaire Engagement ring. set in sterling silver) for the lass, to whom I proposed to on Saturday, while on a bike, in a subway, of all places.

Since making my decision to ask the most charming and beautiful friend I have in this world to marry me, I’d spent many months searching and agonising in Melbourne and beyond over exactly what engagement ring I was going to buy for the lass, not to mention a lot of stress over the cost.. and most of the options fit the bill- nice and sparkly and shiny.. but they were a little.. generic, and not quite me, or her, or us somehow.

While wandering Melbourne’s little niche and custom shops, I was in the old, and slightly dank Art Deco section of Flinders street subway, below Degraves street where there is a ratty collection of tiny, artisan shops, ensconced in wood and sensually curved glass… or.. well.. graffiti covered old skool galv B&D roller doors, when something really, really special sparkled alluringly in the depths of one of the shops.

What really caught my eye was a silver set engagement ring with quite a twist on it, that really made me look twice.

A handy book available on amazon on the exciting variations of Herkimer available on the market.

The stone was cut in a wonky, shonky looking way that suggested it was the apprentice jewel cutter’s first attempt at cutting a diamond, and he had royally ballsed it up.

But. it sure was different. I just could not look away. Looking more closely, it had a wild kind of ordered beauty that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but the clarity of the stone was exceptional, and it was impressive, but not obnoxious in size. It was as if the unusual cut had been actually made on purpose, and was not a product of incompetence, or an unfortunate accident… it… worked…

Next to it was a write up about the Diamond that was in the solitaire ring, which described it as a “Herkimer Diamond”.

The narrow and exclusive region in new york state, USA, that Herkimer diamonds are mined from

Pffttt. I thought. so, it’s a fake diamond, just a lousy cubic zirconia, or CZ.  I kept reading though, and discovered that it was anything but fake, it was the genuine article, alright, and genuine and unique in many more ways than the average carbon based diamond ever could be.

Herkimer diamonds come from upstate New York. They display unusually high brightness, clarity and hardness, and are formed over 400 million years in bubble pockets, or “vugs” in dolostone. The most authentic feature of them is that their shape, which looks like man made “cut” facets, but, amazingly, they are actually formed naturally, by the miracle of the mechanics of the earth and nature.

Every Herkimer has 18 individual and unique facets, and are actually are a naturally occurring, highly rare double terminated crystal. No two are exactly alike, or, for that matter, vaguely the same. That’s the way I feel about the lass, and our relationship- nothing compares, and I don’t doubt for a moment that I’ll ever in my lifetime meet another girl quite like her.

In the cabinet next to the display of the ring, was an excised cross section of a piece of dolomite stone, exposing a little cavity or bubble in the rock mass. Inside, was a the crystalline shining diamond of a Herkimer, nestled in the little pocket, as perfect and untouched as could be.

Video of a herkimer ring on facebook

 

In the Subway, which can be entered off Flinders and Degraves street, many of the little establishments

Subway Entrance off Degraves Street

eking out an existence seem to sell something just a little bit different, hand crafted, or rare second hand items of style, and at pretty reasonable prices.

Technically, the 1950’s pink tiled subway is called the “Campbell Arcade”, though few Melbourne residents might refer to it as such, and 2/3 of residents surveyed at one point had no idea the place even exists, despite being a very distinctive, and major part of the Flinders street station complex. The shopping strip has an interesting history, which is brought to life by a post by the blogger “danno”, which is worth a read if you are intrigued by history like me.

One of these quirky little shops is the esteemed Jeweler named “Corky Saint Clair“, whose unlikely insignia is denoted by a funny little power monster thingy. Apparently, it’s called the “Carrymonster”, though I have no darn idea why.

Corky’s after one of the regular subway floods

The owner and head jeweler is the aforementioned Chris Bril, who is a pleasant guy who quietly beavers away in the workshop part of the shop, while customers explore the surreal layout of his wares.

Broadsheet did an interview with Chris a while ago, which gives one some insight into the smiling man behind the soldering iron, pliers and files.

If you want your own ring,  for that special person in your ife you want to commit to, take a look at Herkimer solitaire rings at corky st clair melbourne

99spaces.co – Creative Coworking & Popup shop rental site

During my travels, I met one of the owners of a brand new creative coworking and pop-up shop rental advertising site, 99spaces.co

The site is quite handy as there are no other real estate sites quite like it around that allow you to search for exactly what you want in a creative coworking space to do your freelance teleworking, and has quite a good level of inventory on it, including coworking offices for niche minority and specialised groups.

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There are even coworking spaces for women only!

and yes, its a DOT “CO”, NOT A DOT COM.

If you are a freelance writer, graphic designer, programmer or any other professional that just needs a nest to put your laptop, and a comfy chair, with (hopefully) nice people around you to bounce ideas off, this could be an invaluable resource.

The ability to search by daily, weekly, or even hourly hire of the coworking space makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for and filter out the other candidates in the area with a click of a button.

Essentially, its like realestate.com.au, but for corwrkign and super short term commercial popup retail space.

lots of handy filter options to find exactly the coworking or popup shop facility you need, on the terms you require.

lots of handy filter options to find exactly the coworking or popup shop facility you need, on the terms you require.

Often these co-working spaces and popup shop sites have reduced rates, or free days where you can try before you commit, and this site is a great way to sniff some of those great deals out.

The site provides all the essential information you need to know, plus some photos of the spaces so you can make an assessment about whether it has the kind of positive and airy atmosphere that you are looking for.

Many of the coworking rentals look significantly better equipped and more pleasant than most A grade corporate office blocks. Ask your boss if you can move offsite? 😛 Cheeky idea.

 

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