Too Many Tabs with Nicole Byer
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This week actor, author, comedian, and podcast host Nicole Byer has all kinds of things in her cart (across all kinds of windows and tabs) but hasn’t yet clicked that *purchase* button. Together, Ku, Su, and Nicole discuss what should cross that finish line, and what should maybe just stay on the sidelines. Plus, Ku and Su tell you their new favorite shopping companion.
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- In her Sephora cart, Nicole has the Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick, Peace Out Puffy Out Patches, and Dermalogica Exfoliant Exfolier
- Amongst the 12 or so other things in her SHEIN cart (which she has complicated feelings about…mostly guilt) she has this cute chili pepper swimsuit
- Nicole loves purple and really wants some purple jellies, but so far she can only find baby gap ones (won’t fit) or Gucci ones (doesn’t want to spend $500 on jellies). Someone help Nicole find purple jellies! This is a call to action!
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Nicole Byer, Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak
SuChin Pak 00:10
Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of ADD TO CART. Now this is a show about the things we buy and buy into what it says about who we are. I am SuChin Pak.
Kulap Vilaysack 00:21
And I’m Kulap Vilaysack. This week we have a guest of regal caliber. She is a goddess amongst humans. We bow to her so I mean let’s get into it. I’m being present I am taking in this goodness because our guest today is a comedian, and author. She is an Emmy award nominated host of the Netflix series nailed it. And she also co-host TBS’ Wiped Out. She hosts multiple podcasts, including newcomers with our friend Lauren Lapkus best friends was to share some and her own Why Won’t You Date Me? Make sure to watch her on the excellent NBC sitcom grand crew and please add to cart the big beautiful weirdo streaming on Netflix Nicole Byer.
SuChin Pak 01:18
Where did you find time to squeeze us little gals in?
Nicole Byer 01:25
I mean it we did go back and forth with scheduling a lot but we did it. Where are you here?
SuChin Pak 01:30
What an honor the busiest gal in Hollywood.
Nicole Byer 01:34
Oh, well. Thank you for having me.
Kulap Vilaysack 01:37
This is a thrill I have just enjoyed every red-carpet look. Every promotional shoot.
Nicole Byer 01:49
Thank you. It’s I mean, it is not me. I am working with this wonderful person named Margo Monroe. And he is truly just incredible. I love him. He’s dressed Lizzo a bunch. And that’s how I found him like on Instagram and I was like, I love how she takes you know, like chances or risks with fashion if you will. And I was like I want somebody who’s like not afraid to dress a fat lady. And he not. I get to say no. Thank you, that dress, purple’s my favorite color. And when Margo pulled it out, I almost burst into tears. And then when I put it on, I was like, I feel like a lot of that women have like go through like very rarely do we get to put on like beautiful gowns and like stunning looks. So I yeah, I felt like a princess and what a dream, truly.
Kulap Vilaysack 02:58
If you talk about it, I’m like teary. Because the pictures were just so breathtaking. Nicole, what type of shopper would you describe yourself? Are you somebody that’s like, let me fill my cart and just purchase or do you deliberate?
Nicole Byer 03:19
I deliberate. And I am a lady who has many tabs open at the current moment. I have. Let’s see. Oh, okay. I have 10 windows open. And the one that’s yeah, and each of them have about 9 tabs. And they all have carts filled with things. Probably never buy or on a whim. I’ll go just get them. You deserve them. And then like I’m gonna my house and I’m like, none of this fits, then I have to return it. It’s a vicious cycle.
Kulap Vilaysack 04:04
You’re just like, SuChin I mean, what’s different? What’s different?
SuChin Pak 04:08
I was like wait, I’ve actually had 4, I’m only counting the tabs open where there’s a cart. And I’ve got 5 tabs that are cards. I’ve got like I’ve had this one cart open on this plant store. I don’t know. Four months? And I could close it. But that gives me a lot of anxiety.
Nicole Byer 04:44
And if you close it, you won’t remember what you want it.
SuChin Pak 04:48
No, no. And I go back. So in between things. I’ll go back and I’ll look at all the plants they have. Right. And oh my gosh, you know and that could be that and I’m off to something else, you know, and that takes me away. But I know that that tab right there is open for me when I’m ready. And that could be a year from now. Now, are you that type of yeah, ruminator? Do you? Is that how you approach your open tabs? Or are you buying closing opening new tabs? What is the tabs, there’s a lot of tabs, Nicole, for someone.
Nicole Byer 05:24
It’s too many tabs, what happen is, I get overwhelmed and I go, this tab has nothing that I want or need. So then I open a whole new window and start making new tabs. And then I walk away and then I come back and I go, this one has nothing that I need. They all have Gmail on them. Because I just need to check my email. And I’m like, but anthropology […]
SuChin Pak 05:51
Have you ever taken a screenshot so I have the same way. And so then, what I started to do was I was like, let me get organized. And the way I was gonna get organized for my carts is not to close them, or to organize the tabs as I was like, I’m gonna take a screenshot of this page with all the time. I’m going to put the screenshot in a folder on my desktop, called whatever, open internets. That way, the tab is there visually because I can look up mochi things because I know what that is, I see the tab, but I don’t have to have the tab open. Now that system has failed me.
Kulap Vilaysack 06:36
Seems like more work.
Nicole Byer 06:39
You had to go to a folder to look at what the tabs were then to be like, okay, which tabs do I want back.
Kulap Vilaysack 06:46
I’m actually surprised you put it in a folder.
SuChin Pak 06:48
if I could, and I’ll do this offline. I’m going to screenshot even what my desktop looks like I did my desktop gives me so much anxiety I refuse to even close anything. Because my desktop, I’m seeing pickings of it outside of the Zoom when you know, window that we’re on and I have to keep enlarging the Zoom.
Kulap Vilaysack 07:12
Meanwhile, I get so horny to throw things away. Be it completing tabs, be it you know we’re crossing things out in a list.
Kulap Vilaysack 07:27
I mean I just I got out you know clothes come in and clothes got to go out. What I’m saying is guys, I’m not better, It’s my own psychosis. Is that right? I don’t know if it’s psychosis.
Nicole Byer 07:43
It’s better because the other way is you become a hoarder of tabs. Hoarder of clothes. I have to like I’ve just started being like, get rid of shit. I was like, in my closet. I was like, this is literally from when I was 22. And it doesn’t fit. What are you doing? And then I had a bunch of clothes and storage that I had shipped to me because I was like, I finally came to the realization you know, almost 10 years into it that I’m not going to move back to New York. And I ship my shit.
SuChin Pak 08:17
Grieving, we’re still grieving.
Nicole Byer 08:20
And I was like, I watched all of it. I folded all of it. And then I was like, most of this does not fit. Because when I was 25, I was just a smaller part, that’s okay. So I’m like letting it go now.
SuChin Pak 08:36
What about all the clothes that it’s not a fit issue per se but it’s like, if I could just get a lace fabric, I just need to fix this part. And really, really this back it this trust works, right? But it keeps slipping off my shoulders. What I just need is like a little lace piece to just pull the two ends, and I’m getting to this thing. I’m gonna get to it on my day.
Kulap Vilaysack 09:04
Because you’re not a seamstress. You don’t know a seamstress?
Nicole Byer 09:09
But like, what if you meet one and then you give them? I have a whole pile of like, what if I shipped myself these old baby fat jeans that I was like, oh yeah, I remember and I love them. And I put them on. They don’t go past my thighs. And I folded them right up and put them in my closet and said you’ll never wear them. I can’t wait to say that to someone. No, I have an archive.
SuChin Pak 09:38
It’s archived. I remember when I was living in New York and archiving quite a bit in those small spaces. And have I told the story, Kulap? And that my breath. Someone came over and sat on a beanbag. I was like, this feels so funny. And I was like, well, it’s filled with Sergio Valente Jeans that know that I once got from some PR company in every color. Why would I went but archive? I
Nicole Byer 10:17
Thank you for allowing me to keep things to archive
Kulap Vilaysack 10:23
I mean, better for the environment.
SuChin Pak 10:27
I mean, sure. Let’s take it. We take the winds wherever we can, especially when Kulap’s giving them out. I’m like, yes, Kulap.
Kulap Vilaysack 10:49
Nicole, I’m so excited to get into your add to carts and the first one we’re going to talk about is an eye stick. It’s the peace out retinal eye stick.
Nicole Byer 11:00
Yes. from Sephora.com. Okay, so I was like looking in the mirror and I truly was like, am I getting older? I have bags. Let’s get rid of my bags, then I was like googling Lasik eye creams with retinal or whatever. And I was like, okay, I have to get it. And it’s been in my cart for I think going on two weeks. And I don’t know why I just won’t buy it. It’s like, I want my eyes to be less puffy. And then I’m like, what if I buy it? And if it doesn’t make my eyes less puffy I’ve wasted my money. So I don’t know. I don’t know what to do.
Kulap Vilaysack 11:39
Just to give people some context. It’s $20 at Sephora, we’re getting four out of five stars. 1000 people have rated it. It’s supposedly best-selling.
SuChin Pak 11:56
And this may push you over the edge. I believe Sephora has a pretty generous return policy. Am I not correcting in this?
Kulap Vilaysack 12:06
I think you’re right even if you like I want to say use all of it and return it.
SuChin Pak 12:13
I don’t know if they’ve changed it since because I don’t shop at Sephora that often.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:19
You guys talk I will find out right now.
SuChin Pak 12:21
But, I remember once going into Sephora. And of course my search has always been for like finding an eyeliner, a liquid eyeliner that won’t smudge. And I remember talking to the woman and she was like, this is the one, she’s like, but if it doesn’t work for you, no problem. Just bring it back. We take things back even when they’re open.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:43
Okay, I can confirm, if you are not completely satisfied with a Sephora purchase or gift for any reason, you can bring it back.
Nicole Byer 12:54
That’s wild. They can’t resell it.
SuChin Pak 12:58
Well, that things can be quote gently used, or maybe it will now COVID It’s different. But maybe they used to back in the day. Sterilize it, maybe use it as a tester.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:10
But I bet they’re banking on you’re not returning it.
SuChin Pak 13:16
Are you a good returner, Nicole?
Nicole Byer 13:18
Kulap Vilaysack 13:19
So this is part of the archive situation.
SuChin Pak 13:22
Then this Sephora return policy has been specifically written to you. But if that makes you feel better, because that generally, if I’m on the fence about something, I check reviews, I check the return policy. I do all of that. And then I think, okay, I have a lot of guarantees. There’s insurance. I may not return it, even if I hate it, but at least that comfort.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:47
It gives you confidence.
Nicole Byer 13:50
Okay. I never look at reviews. Never, ever, ever.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:57
Why did you land on this guy then?
Nicole Byer 14:01
It’s got pink packaging. I don’t know. So there’s other stuff in my cart. There’s also dermalogica daily micro exfoliant exfoliator and it’s $62 and I didn’t read a single review about it. And then peace out puppy under eyepatch just because I’m really on this like under eye thing. And then a retinal face stick a piece out. That one’s not as cute packaging. I don’t know. I just put them in the cart.
Kulap Vilaysack 14:27
So do you also like the name of the company, peace out kind?
Nicole Byer 14:30
It’s a vibe, you know?
SuChin Pak 14:36
This is chaotic.
Kulap Vilaysack 14:46
But, Su, do we have rex for her because she’s concerned about under eye stuff.
SuChin Pak 14:52
Yes. I am not a skincare expert. I am not a doctor. I’m not a dermatologist. But, if I were to Look for and you were looking for under eye. That sort of thing. I will look more in the area of a brightener like a vitamin C under eye cream. I only say this and I’m sure peace out’s formulation is fantastic. Is retinol, some people can have a reaction to retinol because it can be can make your skin more sensitive, say to the sun or etcetera or not. And your under-eye area the skin there is so thin.
Kulap Vilaysack 15:34
Su has told me when I use retinols I have to do it and the PM.
Nicole Byer 15:40
Yes, that’s what I’ve heard.
SuChin Pak 15:43
That’s my own thing. But then again, I mean, Retinol is kind of one of those, like, you know, do it all fix it all type of things. So, again, I’m comfortable with testing things out at Sephora, because if you really, you’re like this is not making a difference, and you can take it back. One of the reasons why you picked it up just because the packaging was great.
Kulap Vilaysack 16:08
Because she has a hard time with that. I think that’s part of it. That’s part of the experience to me.
Nicole Byer 16:17
I think so it’s like, do I want this on my countertop? Do I want to pick this up and use it? I have this was NARS foundation that I really didn’t like the packaging, so I didn’t really use it. It kind of influenced it. I was like, this isn’t good, but it’s fine.
Kulap Vilaysack 16:33
But like, okay, for example, SuChin, let me just try to make you understand where me and Nicole are coming from like, you hear that this restaurant has like the best meal that you’ll ever have. but then you go in and there’s like I don’t know, rats dining beside you.
Nicole Byer 16:52
Like a possum runs by you every couple seconds because that happened to be at a very delicious restaurant recently. This possum was just like I live here. Like that’s gonna influence your dining experience. Whether it’s good or not, you know, you’re like there’s a possum here.
SuChin Pak 17:22
I feel like the closer metaphor would be like you walk in. The fabric on the chair is tacky. You know the menu font doesn’t you know it doesn’t suit the vibe you’re in.
Nicole Byer 17:43
Their clothing doesn’t match, the possums wearing top hats. Come on.
SuChin Pak 17:50
The chaotic land of carts again. Nicole, you went to a restaurant where a possum stroll by and you finish your meal?
Nicole Byer 18:02
Sure did we needed to get our dessert, like we truly needed to finish our dessert and then we were like we should go right, yeah that was nasty but yeah, we fully finished our food and took to go boxes like we were like really unaffected. We said we have to have a nice time.
SuChin Pak 18:33
We know where Nicole’s line is, you know rat, no thank you, possum to go bag.
Nicole Byer 18:43
Make a real mess. Right? Like possums aren’t getting in the kitchen right? I don’t know I don’t know what the reasoning was. But I was like I’m not leaving.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:06
Let’s talk about the swimsuit. This is from shine and it is a plus chilly print not side bikini swimsuit. Oh, yes. Spicy.
Nicole Byer 19:21
I love a bathing suit. I do love them, I tried to stuff in this cart too. I have 15 items, is how do you […]? I don’t know. I just know. It’s like fast fashion that’s too cheap and bad. And like I shouldn’t be buying from them. But sometimes they really have cute stuff.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:47
okay. When you when you when you get a swimsuit, it doesn’t dissolve. Right?
Nicole Byer 19:53
It lasts for a minute.
SuChin Pak 19:58
You know, like possum’s minute.
Nicole Byer 20:00
Yeah, real possum minute. Yeah, I mean, there’s stuff is in terrible quality. Okay, like, you will look at a shirt and be like, that’s cute. I mean, you’ll get it and you’ll go, what? Artificial fabric. How did you make this? It is stretchy, but not stretchy at the same time. It doesn’t breathe, and it looks insane and it feels wild on your skin. Like how did you do this? It’s like, oh, it’s polyester. I’m like, This is not polyester I’ve ever met. Who is shave. This is weird. And then they use like, they don’t pay their workers well, and people are sewing I guess by candlelight because you’ll buy something the same size. And it’ll come you’ll be like, how is one shirt a 100 yards smaller than this one. What do you mean? Yeah, it’s not a great website, but I really liked this chili pepper, the long walk to be like, I feel guilty. But like I might, I’m just I’m probably gonna buy this $15 bikini that someone was paid a penny to make and I feel bad about it. But like, I’ll take a picture for Instagram. It’s bad.
SuChin Pak 21:07
You know, that’s a huge market of fashion, clothing brands etc. Right? Is the Instagram pic. Like buying things that are great for the gram. And that’s really out there. That’s the purpose, that’s the beginning middle and end.
Nicole Byer 21:24
Which is crazy. Because then like, you see all this stuff and like thrift stores and shit. Like it’s just generating more stuff. Because it doesn’t last it’s not made well. But the bikini is really cute.
Kulap Vilaysack 21:36
It is really cute. I like the side tie.
SuChin Pak 21:38
And how many likes you’re gonna get on this one? The job of the algorithm, you know?
Kulap Vilaysack 21:47
Where your go to place first swimsuit?
Nicole Byer 21:50
But, I go all over Etsy is a fun place to go. I got a couple of custom bikinis from this person. I can’t remember what the shop name is. Swimsuits for all, truly anywhere. Yeah, I just found this new one. I can’t remember it was on Instagram because Instagram’s now like, don’t you want to shop about pictures? It’s not about pictures. It’s like videos and shopping which is insane. I truly am drawing a blank at where I buy my book.
SuChin Pak 22:26
But those are all places.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:35
From an Instagram ad. I have a one piece that I really love. And it’s TA3. And if you spin that around, it spells eat.
SuChin Pak 22:48
Is that on purpose?
Kulap Vilaysack 22:51
Somebody pointed out and I yeah, I think and basically this of the ads or the promotional pictures are like women eating like fries while wearing it. So I’ve gotten two suits from there I really, really like.
SuChin Pak 23:09
People love these swimsuits. And okay, if you go to TA3swim.com, Nicole, you’ll see in the video..
Nicole Byer 23:23
And I liked that they have a lot of like, thicker lady. The normal size ladies because normal is every size. But yeah, just like bodies that you see in the world. It means what it means bathing suits. This is not
Kulap Vilaysack 23:38
I think and I didn’t see the episode but the woman who started it was on Shark Tank too.
Nicole Byer 23:46
I love Shark Tank.
SuChin Pak 23:49
But I feel like while this is like a very sophisticated look, Nicole, you’re also into chili peppers. You want something whimsical and fun. And you know what I mean? Sort of light hearted and, you know?
Nicole Byer 24:04
I have a chili pepper tattoos. So that’s why I was like, Ooh, let me get a chili pepper bikini.
Kulap Vilaysack 24:09
How do you feel about the Red-Hot Chili Peppers?
Nicole Byer 24:12
I don’t really think about them. Wait, they sing Californication. Is that one of their songs?
Kulap Vilaysack 24:29
I think they have a song called Californication. I don’t think it goes that way.
Nicole Byer 24:32
But yeah, I think I was thinking a little Snoop Dogg and was trying to be like red chili peppers. I don’t know. But yeah, that’s the only song of theirs that I do know.
Kulap Vilaysack 25:04
Okay, the last thing that you’re adding to cart are Gucci jellies. Oh, I am a real Gucci..
SuChin Pak 25:15
Spending some of those chicks.
Nicole Byer 25:18
Yeah, but not really because I can’t bring myself on now I just see you know during this podcast I have opened another window. And now I have four tabs open. I can’t bring myself to buy them because they’re 500 fucking dollars for jelly.
Kulap Vilaysack 25:37
Okay, this is the jelly fisherman sandal from Gucci. She’s of course she hasn’t in purple. She’s already told us it’s her favorite color.
Nicole Byer 25:45
I love purple. They’re really cute, but I’m just like, I got these for $12 at Bradley’s when I was a kid which is a store on the East Coast don’t think anybody’s gonna remember Bradley’s anyway he got them for $12 whatever but like $500 for jelly’s? Really hurts my heart to think about but bearable where are we gonna find purple ones?
SuChin Pak 26:15
Kulap Vilaysack 26:19
They’re going to have the big GG right there.
Nicole Byer 26:22
And I don’t need the GG, I’m fine with it. Not saying Gucci. I mean it’s nice just to be like look at what I have. But like
Kulap Vilaysack 26:38
Well if you don’t need the GG than 100% Close this tab. I’ll actually will make it my mission to find you. These shoes. What size are you?
Nicole Byer 26:54
I got big dogs. She’s an 11 or 12, can you even?
Kulap Vilaysack 27:02
And you know what guys don’t let me do this on my own, listeners. Let’s find these.
Nicole Byer 27:09
Okay, I googled it and truly it is like Gucci here’s him Gucci and then gap toddler one. From Gucci to gap toddler which is like pretty fucking rude. Come on. How dare you? I’m a grown woman who wants it, who needs her jellies. I want jellies. That’s all I want.
Kulap Vilaysack 27:34
Look, I like this idea of you in the summer. Wearing these jellies. I get it.
Nicole Byer 27:41
Thank you, that’s all I fucking want these purple jellies. Oh, if someone wants to buy them for me.
Kulap Vilaysack 27:48
That’s another way to hell. That’s another way you won’t you won’t say no.
Nicole Byer 27:53
You will know if somebody bought them for me. And they happen to slam right on my feet after they bought it. Like I would just say thank you so much. How wild, what a beautiful treat. Thank you.
Kulap Vilaysack 28:03
Wait, hold that in that scenario. Are you asking someone to put them on you like Cinderella?
Nicole Byer 28:09
Yeah, not only do I want you to buy these $500 plastic shoes for me. I want you to drive over to my home. open my door. I’ll leave it unlocked. Promise. It will get me out of my bed and slip them on my dang feet. And then take me for a walk. Like a break and ride him.
SuChin Pak 28:26
You made it too hard to refuse to argue with us that that’s a good fun time. That’s a Saturday afternoon.
Nicole Byer 28:37
I have a purple bike to match my bike. Well have a nice time.
SuChin Pak 28:42
Don’t make promises you can’t keep Nicole. These jellies aren’t worth a whole Saturday afternoon and a bike ride.
Nicole Byer 28:50
For the right person maybe.
Kulap Vilaysack 28:58
Nicole, thank you so much for coming on the show. I know it took us forever to get you. You’re an absolute delight and a half.
Nicole Byer 29:08
Thank you. Thank you so much for having me.
Kulap Vilaysack 29:12
You are at @NicoleByer everywhere, right?
Nicole Byer 29:15
Everywhere Instagram, Twitter. I couldn’t remember. What else am I on? Just those two. I have a TikTok but guess what? I can’t learn. I can’t learn a new fucking thing. I’m too fucking old.
Kulap Vilaysack 29:30
And busy. You’re not fucking with that Instagram reels.
SuChin Pak 29:44
It’s so overwhelming
Nicole Byer 29:46
Like, what did we do? Like buy wigs and do sketches?
Kulap Vilaysack 29:51
That’s in your rear view.
Nicole Byer 29:52
I mean, honestly, when I got a new car, when I was emptying the trunk, I was like, alright, goodbye wigs. Goodbye dildos. Prop dildo. Goodbye sketch comedy thing. You don’t do that anymore. A new chapter. Now I’ve got blankets and basketballs in my car. And roller skates because I’m always ready to be in a park. I don’t know. 2020 changed me.
Kulap Vilaysack 30:24
Nicole, how do people get caught up in season one of the Grand Crew?
Nicole Byer 30:28
Ooh, okay, so you can watch Grand Cru on Peacock or you can watch it on Hulu. I’m really proud of it. And honestly, the pilot is the pilot of the second episode gets you more into it. And then I think we really hit our stride in the middle of the season and the last three episodes I think are so fucking fun. So watch it and stick with it.
Kulap Vilaysack 30:48
Make sure to watch her one hour special on Netflix. Yes, please. And your book has been out. What’s it called?
Nicole Byer 30:59
It is called very fat, very brave. The fat Girls Guide to Being brave and not a melancholy down in the dumps weeping fat girl in a bikini. The longest title of a book ever. That’s right. Just me archiving words for a book title.
Kulap Vilaysack 31:28
By putting words into a beanbag chair.
Nicole Byer 31:33
Such a funny story, but even a beanbag chair. Someone sits on it. They’re like, this isn’t right. Like no, it’s not.
SuChin Pak 31:40
Kulap Vilaysack 31:41
It’s a jean bag chair. Thank you, Nicole. Oh, boy, who doesn’t love Nicole Byer. She was such an amazing guest. Oh, one last thing we want to tell you before we go. So, Su, you know, I’ve been talking to you and Claire about racket tennis, and it seems to me that you have begun your journey.
SuChin Pak 32:12
You texted once. I don’t remember because it feels like a lifetime ago. You said have you tried Rakuten? I just got 80 bucks on the site. And I was like, I’m sorry. Oh, I’m sorry, that that the student is now the teacher. And I have gotten so far deep with Rakuten. Let’s tell people what it’s about. I don’t know what why you wouldn’t have this thing. Well, I talk about Rakuten to everyone.
Kulap Vilaysack 32:43
I said to you, I go sue. I don’t quite understand it. I need you to do the research. I’m just using it and receiving money back. I don’t know. I don’t know. Like I can’t answer any questions. It is for you to figure this out.
SuChin Pak 32:58
Yes, I think you actually said you were like, is this a scam question mark? I don’t know. But I’m getting $80. And I was like, I have to look into this. It is not a scam. I mean, we’re just I don’t know if we’re the last last old ladies to be on this thing. And everybody else knows about this. But it’s basically an extension, on your web browser. So you don’t have to do anything when someone says extension on a web browser, like my eyes glaze over. But basically, you install it, you never have to think about it again. And every time you go shopping on a site, and that site happens to have a relationship or a partnership with Rakuten and there are 3500 stores and brands that do, they will give you cashback on that site. So what does cashback mean? It’ll be like anything from like, if you’re on.
Kulap Vilaysack 33:46
Neiman Marcus was at one point when I was shopping was like it was like 5% cashback.
SuChin Pak 33:52
So for every $100 You spent you’re just gonna get a check from Rakuten for $5 and you did nothing.
Kulap Vilaysack 34:00
I mean, I haven’t done it yet. I’ve downloaded the app. But you can also do this with in store purchases. It’s a different step. You could do it with insert purchases. You don’t have to do desktop.
SuChin Pak 34:12
I’m so hardcore on Rakuten now that like, I’ll be thinking about something to buy. And they’ll usually be like in line at the grocery store like on my phone. I’m like, no, no, no, I’m not going to buy it on my cell phone because I could have a Rakuten you know, cash back and I go home and I buy it on my desktop because there is a very good chance that I will be getting a check for purchasing the same thing.
Kulap Vilaysack 34:37
So now we’ll figure this out. You’ll tell me how to do it. And this is again I just, this is such a great relationship she and I have.
SuChin Pak 34:46
One of us just throws out an idea that we know, that we know the other person will enjoy it and then the other person runs into a hole and has a problem with it like love it so much. Wasn’t so much that may you know we may need to have an intervention but what you’re gonna intervene on me saving money and getting checks in the mail?
Kulap Vilaysack 35:09
I’m not having checks in the mail it’s going direct into my PayPal account.
SuChin Pak 35:13
Oh, see, when they give you the option by the way they’ll either send you a check are the put it into a PayPal account? I mean so legit.
Kulap Vilaysack 35:23
We need to bring this up to you guys now because they’re doing something called the Big Give week. Do you know about the sales?
SuChin Pak 35:32
Yes. You guys, I have been signing up friends left and right for Rakuten, by the way, Kulap, do that. Offline. I’ll show you where to do that.
Kulap Vilaysack 35:45
Yes, exactly. That sounds like check this out. Use my link.
SuChin Pak 35:51
So from now until May 16. They are offering 15% cashback on 700 of their breads. 15% Like usually there’s somewhere between one and five if I see a 5% on Rakuten. I’m like wow, that that’s a big cashback. This is 15% cashback. Another thing I discovered the other day while I was shopping online. I was looking for a credenza for my parents’ new house.
Kulap Vilaysack 36:20
I don’t know why that made me laugh. I’m so sorry. I don’t know why you think credenz, just gave me the giggles but continue.
SuChin Pak 36:26
Is that even when it’s called the thing that a TV goes on top? And then like, Is that called something else? Anyway, I was looking for the thing that the TV sets off. My Tony Danza. And I remembered I had say I saw Tony Danza earlier. And I saw I was like, Oh, let me go back to that site. We’re ready to buy furniture. And guess what racket? 10 said, Oh, you like this media Console. Yeah, guess what? It’s on this site cheaper. Just saying.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:00
What do you want me to say about it?
SuChin Pak 37:07
It just gets richer and deeper as I develop this relationship?
Kulap Vilaysack 37:11
I mean, it’s everything right? Because you could also get 3% back, you could go to Sephora get 6% back, but we’re not even just talking about beauty. They’ve got travel subscription service, Sam’s Club. I mean, it’s such a steal. I’ve used it, you use it on Hoka I’ve used it on Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus. I’ve used
SuChin Pak 37:24
I’ve used it Bed Bath and Beyond. And I just booked a very extravagant trip for my children on the Hilton site. And boy, is there a big check coming? Let’s take this offline because Claire has just texted us and saying that we are overtime.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:48
Rakuten, and you can get the Chrome extension the app or just go to their website. It’s free to sign up, there’s something for everyone check out their big give week between now and May 16. That’s our hot tip. That’s it for epi make sure to follow us on Instagram at @AddToCartPod to see everything Nicole added to cart.
SuChin Pak 38:19
And call us at 833-453-6662 Tell us what you’re adding to cart what you’re thinking about adding to cart in fact Nicole kind of inspired me. You can call and say this is what I’m thinking about adding to cart. Should I add this to cart and Ku and I will give you our unfiltered expert opinion.
Kulap Vilaysack 38:40
Also Su, why aren’t we doing that for an episode?
SuChin Pak 38:44
Cuz we needed Nicole our mute needed she’s our new muse now.
Kulap Vilaysack 38:49
This is why she’s always working you guys and we’ll be back next week.
Kulap Vilaysack 39:05
ADD TO CART is a production of Lemonada Media. Our producer is Claire Jones and our mix is by Ivan Kuraev and Veronica Rodriguez. The music is by Wasahhbii and produced by La Made It and Oh So Familiar with additional music by APM music. Executive producers are Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Be sure to check out all the items we mentioned today on our Instagram at @AddToCartPod. Also, please take a moment to rate, review, and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcast.