No more Q for books {Review of NoQ store and voucher giveaway}

Posted by ~Summer~ on 4.3.14
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Seeing how my girl loves to read and how her library is expanding by the month, I know that while I can say 'No' to more shoes, more clothes and more bags, I will never say 'No' to more books in the house. Books don't only quench our thirst for knowledge and let us learn about the world, they are also a great way for the family, and siblings, to bond.

Recently, we were introduced to NoQ store, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Limited that promises an awesome shopping experience for all book lovers. More than 14 million titles? Check. No hassle of having to queue up? Check. A website that is easy to navigate? Check.



Best of all, they have the lowest price guaranteed in Singapore. If you have made a purchase and find the same titled book priced lower in any book store, just submit your claims and they will refund you the price difference. Quite a fair deal, I would say.

NoQ store's website is neatly laid out and straightforward, therefore you can easily browse through the categories which are listed on the left. Alternatively, you can click on 'Shop by Categories' and have all of them displayed at one glance so that you can pick out the one that speaks to you most.

Here are some of the functions that I like best on the site:

1) Search bar
Offers the quickest way to search for a book by typing its title, author or publisher.

2) Sub-categories
Under each main category, it is further broken down into these sub-categories to help narrow down your search. Isn't it great that you can easily search for books meant for babies followed by books meant for a preschooler?

3) Sorting function
This allows you to sort the titles by popularity, date and - my most often used - price.

4) Best sellers list
If others are buying it, there's something good about the book. I love to take a look at what's hot and then decide if it is what we like and need.

In addition, there is also a Bargain Corner where you can find books at up to 50% off the listed price. It sounds crazy but at the time of search, I found books that were going for as low as S$1.00. Other than books, you can also find textbooks, assessment books, magazines and other educational materials here. For orders above S$25, you will also get to enjoy free shipping.

I have to admit, I love the fact that I can shop for books during the wee hours while happily sipping on my glass of hot chocolate. Check out our loot from NoQ store, everyone in the family gets a little something!


The only downside I had was that instead of the slated 7-14 days for delivery, ours took 3 weeks to arrive. But considering that the people at NoQ strive to bring us the lowest rates from overseas suppliers and provide value for money, I guess it's true that good things are worth waiting for.

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To all A Happy Mum readers who are intestered to shop at NoQ store, good news! Here is a special 15% discount code for you.

  • To enjoy the discount, enter AHAPPYMUM under the 'Voucher and Promotion Code' tab during checkout. 
  • Promotion is valid till 30 April 2014 and applicable for all purchases made via NoQ Store website and Mobile App. 
  • Promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and discounts. 
  • Only one promo/voucher code can be used per transaction. 
  • Promotion code can only be applied upon checkout and not to orders already placed. 
  • Promotion is not applicable to shipping and tax charges. 

That's not all. We are also giving away a S$20 voucher to one lucky reader to shop at NoQ store. Judging from how low-priced the books can be, you will be surprised that $20 can get you 4-5 good children's books or a copy of Nick Vujicic's inspirational book Life Without Limits.

All you have to do is:
1) Leave a blog comment telling me one book you will choose to buy and leave behind your email address.
2) Click on the Rafflecopter widget to indicate that you have commented and you can choose to carry out the rest of the options to increase your chances of winning.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!

Disclosure: We received shopping credits from NoQ Store in writing this review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are our own.

21 comments:

  1. We have an encyclopedia-ish book of insects, and my 6YO has been asking for one on fish and birds, so I'll need to look for one along those lines!

    Mailmummyed (a) gmail.com

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  2. Oh great! Now there's another option other than bookdepository.com! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'll be getting The Wheels on the Bus: A Very Noisy Picture Book for the boy who is obsessed with the song!
    growingwiththetans@gmail.com

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  4. I would love to get the Rainbow Fish. A $20 voucher would come in handy! :)

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  5. I would love to get the Rainbow Fish. A $20 voucher would come in handy! :)

    engyimei@gmail.com

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  6. I would like to buy I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! by Julia Cook. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Irene
    puffish03@gmail.com

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  7. I like to get a set of Magic Treehouse . Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    Shirley Yong
    shirley@yong.sg

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  8. My son loves to read more abt animals and dinosaurs. Would love to have the $20 vouchers to add on to his library. Thanks! :)

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  9. Think I will get Spot's Life the Flap books and books with built-in puzzles for my boys.

    =) cmeilim@gmail.com

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  10. Lego the movie Junior Novel, definitely!!
    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  11. Spot's big holiday sticker book

    Cynthia
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  12. We would buy The Gruffalo! We have a copy borrowed from the library but my toddler looooves it so we will definitely need to get our own!

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  13. We'd get a Berenstain Bears book! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jus
    makingmum(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. That would be The Gruffalo. My son just performed as a 'Fox' in the Gruffalo play during his year end concert...so it would be nice to have that book.

    Andrew
    Andrew.wong017@gmail.com

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  15. I would like to buy The Little Prince for my girls, as I enjoyed this story when I was young.
    Ker Min
    magixn@hotmail.com

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  16. i like to buy the giving tree...heard good reviews of that book

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  17. Book of poetry for kids will be great for us to read during tea time!
    Colortypesink@gmail.com

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  18. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

    --Alisa, keeperofwords@hotmail.com

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  19. Good Nite Construction Site, and Lego the Movie junior novel.

    M Lim
    nursingcow@gmail.com

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  20. I stumbled on your site look for reviews on NOQ and i'm glad to read that you've had good experiences with them. GOnna place an order right now for a book on Goh Keng Swee for myself and some Winx Club books for my 6 year old! :)

    zoelim (at) gmail.com

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