CHRISTMAS may only just be over, but if you want to ensure the kids behave until the next one, there is one festive trip you should be planning now. A visit to Lapland to see Santa is a magical experience no child — or adult — will ever forget, and though peak season is November to December, this is the best time to book as the top slots go faster than Santa on Christmas Eve. The excursions last from three to four nights and are unlike any other holiday you will ever take.
ARE you set for Super Saturday? Panicking shoppers will splurge an incredible £1.2million per minute on final festive gifts and treats tomorrow, according to predictions from vouchercodes.co.uk and the Centre For Retail Research. The study has also revealed that the top items on our shopping lists include big household purchases and last-minute gifts. But we’ve already hunted down the bargains for you, so here’s how to bag what you need today and get ahead of the crowds.
If you have any of these items, you could make up to £300 selling them on sites such as eBay, Gumtree or local Facebook groupsClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)ARE you dreaming of a tight Christmas? With households predicted to spend an average £821.25, covering the cost is a challenge. But you could make cash by selling old presents on sites such as eBay, Gumtree or local Facebook groups.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".