Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Online Recipe Websites Reviews

Online Recipe Websites
Online Recipe Websites have developed a great deal in recent years, with a great number of internet users logging on and signing up to recipe-sharing sites in order to pick up new recipes, share family favorites and get to know other cooking enthusiasts from around the world. The form and style of all of the websites we have reviewed as part of this category differs greatly from site to site, but the basic premise is generally the same – users come to these sites to find out how to develop their cooking skills and create something that tastes great! As always, our expert reviews have written in-depth reviews of the most commonly used online recipe websites, giving our readers all the information they need to choose the perfect one each time.

Websites in this category vary considerably, both in terms of what is on offer for each member (in terms of the features available, the number of recipes included on the site and the way that members can interact with each other) and the cost of membership. While many sites are free of charge, some websites in this category either charge a monthly subscription fee or a one-off membership fee, so it’s worth checking out our reviews in this category for specific information about the pricing policy of each site. As well as information on price however, all of our reviews are carefully crafted to take into account a wide range of factors including ease of use, the features on offer, the content and quality of recipes and the number of recipes on offer.

Out of the sixteen websites we reviewed as part of this category, AllRecipes.com came out as a clear winner. We loved the way that it offered its members not only one of the biggest collections of great recipes you’re likely to find anywhere online, but also a range of features that help make cooking easier. How to video-guides for particular dishes, interactive and searchable ingredient lists and an active contributor community helps to make this site a great destination for keen recipe sharers. That said, numerous other sites we reviewed also have a lot to offer, so be sure to check out other high-ranking sites, such as Epicurious and the Food Network, too!

Unsurprisingly (being huge foodies one and all) our expert reviewers had a great time considering each and every one of the major sites in the Online Recipe Websites category. If you’re interested in sharing some of your family favorites, or learning how to make something you’ve never had the confidence to try before, the sites in this category really could be perfect for you. For extensive information about all of the sites and services we have reviewed as part of this category, along with our trademark expert-reviews and detailed summaries, be sure to check out our in-depth reviews at No.1 Reviews. 

USA Online Greeting Card Websites Reviews

USA Online Greeting Cards Services
Greetings cards are a great way to let your loved ones and friends know that you care and to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Our USA Greeting Card Websites Reviews help our readers decide which online greetings card service is right for them. With a wide variety of different options available, all of which offer similar features and services (including card personalization and customization, e-cards and automated postage), it can be difficult to decide which site is offering the best deal for your purposes. Our reviews compare all of the most popular sites in this category to find those services that are offering the best combination of features at the right price.

The clear advantage of using these sites as opposed to buying regular greetings cards in stores is that these cards can be customized in a number of ways to make the card particularly special. All of the sites we have reviewed in this category have ‘card editors’, letting customers change all manner of details on a particular card (including adding names and photographs; changing font, colour and layout; or adding a joke or special message about the recipient). This is great fun, not only for the recipient when they actually receive the card, but also for the sender, too. As well as customizing paper-based cards, users can also choose from a wide variety of e-cards too – perfect for those situations where you only remember about a loved one’s birthday at the last minute!

As with all of the reviews on No.1 Reviews, we have assessed all of the sites in this category against the same objective criteria. Not only have we noted the availability and choice of cards and e-cards (and their levels of customizability) at each service, but we have also assessed each site on ease of use, value for money, quality, features and customer support. Our No.1 Choice Award in this category goes to American Greetings, a great online greetings card site that is literally packed full of greetings card choices for every occasion. We loved how customizable every card was and really enjoyed checking out what was on offer here. Other high-ranking sites include Moo.com, Blue Mountain and Smile Box – all of which made it into our top ten in this category and have loads to offer even the most discerning customer.

If you’re looking for a great US greetings card service that offers choice, flexibility and value, we’re sure you’ll enjoy checking out the sites we have reviewed here. Follow our links to find out more using our in-depth expert reviews!

UK Greeting Card Websites Reviews

UK Online Greeting Cards
There’s little better than receiving a greetings card from a loved one on a special occasion (or indeed, at any time!). Our UK Greeting Card Websites Reviews give our readers the low down on exactly what to look out for when choosing which of the many online greetings card delivery services they would like to use. Online greetings card services are fantastic tools to have at your disposal – especially when you’re pressed for time or have forgotten a loved one’s birthday. What’s more, with a variety that you won’t find anywhere else (even in the largest high street shops) and the option to choose to send a great e-card instead of a traditional paper card through the post, these services are becoming more and more popular every day!

Easily the most important and exciting additional feature that Greetings Card Websites offer that traditional greetings cards do not is that users can opt to customize their chosen card to make it even more appropriate for the person receiving it. These customizations come in many forms – by adding the recipient’s name to the front of the card; writing a joke about them; adding photos to the card or creating a totally unique card from scratch using a number of pre-designed templates. Cards can also be customized in more sedate ways, by editing font, colours, styles and of course, by adding a personalized message on the inside of the card. In addition to customization, easily one of the most pleasing aspects of these service is the level of automation involved – users simply add the address of the recipient before paying, and the card is automatically printed and posted to the recipient without the buyer ever having to worry about posting it! Brilliant!

A clear winner in this category is, unsurprisingly, Moonpig.com. As the most well-known service in this category by far, and one of the first sites to offer customizable greetings cards online, Moonpig.com remains one of the services that genuinely does it best. With a fantastic range of cards and gifts, all at reasonable prices and with a range of customizable elements (that are all a breeze to play with), Moonpig.com is a deserving winner in this category. Other services that rank highly in this category include Funky Pigeon, a relative newcomer to the market, and the high-street market leaders Hallmark.co.uk and Clinton Cards Online – all of which made it into our top ten.

If you’re looking for a fun, easy and convenient alternative to traditional greetings cards, the UK-based online services we have reviewed in this category are a perfect place to start. Follow our links to find out more using our in-depth expert reviews!

USA Flower Delivery Websites Reviews

USA Flower Delivery Services
You really can say anything with flowers – “Happy Birthday!”, “Merry Christmas”, “Well Done!”, “Congratulations”… the list really does go on and on. These days, getting hold of the perfect bouquet to surprise your loved one with has never been easier. With so many great flower delivery services popping up online, many with full USA national coverage, finding the right bouquet for any occasion is wonderfully straightforward. With so many new services on the market however, along with the big brands we all recognise from the high street, it’s difficult to find a service that offers exactly what you want at the right price. Thankfully, No.1 Reviews’ USA Flower Delivery Reviews gives our readers the low-down on the best and worst of the US flower delivery market, making it delightfully easy to find the right bouquet every single time.

While the traditional ‘mom-and-pop’ florist still has its place, especially for local deliveries in smaller communities, more and more internet-savvy users are turning to online services to deliver flowers to loved ones across the USA. There are a number of advantages to these services – users can order quickly and easily, take advantage of a number of special offers and promotional deals and choose from standard or customisable bouquets depending on the occasion and season. Most sites make it incredibly easy to find what you’re looking for, with customers being able to search the flowers on offer by occasion, colour, style or floral content. Easy!

As with all of the categories of services we review at No.1 Reviews, all of the US Flower Delivery services we have checked out have been examined against the same objective criteria, meaning all the hard work has been done for you! As well as considering the overall value, choice, quality, delivery time, ease of use and special offers available at each site, we’ve also given our readers an idea of the sort of price bracket each site fits into by providing points of comparison (the cost of 12 red roses and the cheapest mixed bouquet). With 22 sites reviewed in total, we’re sure you’ll find something perfect for any occasion and budget at one of the services we have checked out!

Top of the pack in this category is Pro Flowers, a great service that aims to offer customers the perfect balance between quality and price. With one of the widest selections of bouquets and arrangements we found anywhere online, all at fair and reasonable prices, along with a range of delivery options and endless special offers, Pro Flowers really is a great choice. If you don’t quite find what you’re looking for there though, there’s loads more to choose from, including 1-800-Flowers.com, FTD.com and Teleflora – all of which make it into the top ten in this category.

For all the information you need to choose the perfect US Flower Delivery service, follow our links to check out our expert reviews and pick up the perfect bouquet today!

UK Flower Delivery Websites Reviews

UK Flower Delivery Services
Flowers make fantastic gifts – they look great, they smell great and they really are a wonderful way to let a loved one know how you really feel. While high-street florists are on the decline, the internet has stepped in to revitalise and reinvent the way we send flowers. Now, there’s no need to leave home or spend ages choosing what sort of bouquet you’re going to send (unless, of course, you want to!). As always, No.1 Reviews has done all the hard work by reviewing and comparing all of the major brands in the UK Flower Delivery Market – along with a few that you may not have heard of – to find the services that offer not only the best blooms, but also the best value for money too.

There are so many advantages to using an online Flower Delivery Service as opposed to a traditional florist. Firstly, the availability and choice is often better, as is customisability, as companies are able to buy more flowers as they serve a national audience. Secondly, customers are almost always going to see a reduction in the cost of bouquets, as these services often don’t have the same overheads associated with high street floristry. Finally, using these services is so straightforward, making finding, buying and delivering the perfect bouquet an absolute breeze. When you’re choosing the site that you’d like to try out, be sure to bear in mind the availability of special offers and promotions too – these are so much more prevalent than at regular florists (where, indeed, they may be non-existent) and make it even easier to pick up a great bouquet at a bargain price.

Our UK Flower Delivery Reviews are all based on the same objective criteria. We take a variety of factors into account when deciding how a particular service fares in our reviews, including price, quality, availability, special offers and promotions, delivery cost, value for money and the level of customer support available. To make it easier to compare services on a like-for-like basis, we also include the cost of the cheapest mixed bouquet available at every site, along with the cost of a dozen red roses. eFlorist, one of the largest services currently on the market, stormed ahead in every criteria and claimed the top spot in this category. Other industry big-hitters weren’t far behind however, with Interflora, Marks & Spencer Flowers and John Lewis Flowers all taking up positions in the top ten.

If you’re looking to find a UK Flower Delivery Service to help you make your loved ones smile, be sure to check out our in-depth reviews (including detailed features lists and price comparisons) for each of the major services within this market – we’re sure you’ll find a service that is “bloomin’ perfect”!

USA Debt Consolidation Reviews

Debt Consolidation USA
In the current economic climate, it’s easy to fall into debt and find it difficult to get back on your feet. If you’re not careful, high interest rates on casual borrowing can lead to a downward spiral of debt that just keeps getting worse and worse. This is where Debt Consolidation Services come into play, helping individuals out of debt by grouping all outgoings into a single, workable consolidated monthly payment and agreeing a settlement plan with creditors. Our USA Debt Consolidation Reviews quickly and effectively compare all of the services currently on the market, letting you concentrate on signing up and improving your financial life.

In short, Debt Consolidation Services offer advice and debt management services that help individuals who owe money to various creditors to reduce overall outgoings and reduce the impact of prohibitive interest payments by grouping debts together into one payment. There are a number of advantages to using these services. Firstly, customers can often get out of debt faster by agreeing a new repayment plan based on consolidated debts – a realistic plan is the best place to start improving your financial health. Secondly, working with these services help you to establish a better credit rating and develop useful budgeting skills that will help you to manage your finances better in the future. Finally, customers who opt to use these services take decisive action that avoids future legal action and increased risk of bankruptcy. All in all, if you’ve got a lot of personal debt and it’s starting to get you down, one of these services is likely to be a great place to start easing your money woes.

We take a lot of factors into consideration when deciding which sites should make it into our top ten (and indeed, onto the site at all), including the industry rating of the service, whether it is for profit or not-for-profit, the level of fees customers should expect, the services offered and the reputation the service has within the industry. While individual results from using these services will obviously vary, we think that customers have the best chance of being successful if they choose a good, reliable service to start with. Our No.1 Choice Award winner in this category is Debt Consolidation Care, a great service that consistently offers customers the advice they really need in order to sort out their financial problems. Fees with Debt Consolidation Care are variable, based on circumstances, too, meaning you can be sure you’ll only pay for the services you need. Also scoring high are CuraDebt and Care One Debt Relief, both of which made it into our top ten in this category.

If you feel like your financial life could use a little TLC, the Debt Consolidation Services we have reviewed in this category could right for you. For a full comparison, follow the links to check out our full reviews for yourself at No.1 Reviews!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Weight Loss Programs Reviews

Weight Loss Program Reviews
With well over fifty products reviewed at No.1 Reviews relating to weight loss and fitness, its no surprise that our Weight Loss Programs Reviews are some of the most popular we have worked on. Weight Loss Programs work to introduce subscribers to a healthier way of life – giving users all the information (and incentive) they need to lose weight and get healthy. The exact style of each site and service differs considerably, but there’s no denying that these reviews are already some of the most popular we have worked on at No.1 Reviews.

Weight Loss Programs help individuals to lose weight, be healthier and live a better life. The way these services achieve this differs considerably, so our reviews are particularly useful in helping you to decide which service is right for your needs. Users can choose from programs that deliver nutritionally balanced, calorie-counted meals straight to their homes each week (with minimal effort and maximum opportunity to lose weight in a controlled way) or opt for any number of less structured programs, such as diet plans, calorie counters, exercise regimes or a variety of other diet and weight loss regimes based around lifestyle changes.

As always at No.1 Reviews, we have taken care to ensure that all of our Weight Loss Program Reviews are objectively compared by our expert reviewing staff to ensure that our readers choose the perfect service for them. While this category contains a number of major branded services that you would expect to see, such as WeightWatchers and Jillian Michaels, our reviews in this category take into account a range of factors to ensure they are the most comprehensive you will find online. As such, our favorite brands in this category – eDiets, Diet.com and DietWatch for example – scored highly across the board, taking into account a range of factors such as diet and fitness related features, the availability of expert advice, ease of use and value for money.

Losing weight is normally not considered very easy, but with the aid of many of the programs and services we have reviewed as part of this category, losing weight can become not only achievable but in many cases, fun and enjoyable too! Many of our readers will enjoy taking advantage of the wealth of features on offer at these sites, as well as the community atmosphere that can be found at many too.

For all of the information you need on Weight Loss Programs, including in-depth reviews, extensive lists of features and pricing comparisons, check out our full reviews for yourself at No.1 Reviews!

US Movie Download Website Reviews

Movie Download Websites
Downloading the latest movies has become a little bit of a obsession in the USA recent years, with more and more users turning to the growing number of online movie download services to find the newest releases and most popular classics. Our USA Movie Download Sites Reviews give our readers a head-start in choosing which service and package is right for their needs by objectively comparing the major players in this expanding market. By considering the likes of NetFlix, Amazon Video on Demand and iTunes Movie Downloads against other services, we can be sure that our readers will find a package that ideally suits their needs and budget, leaving them free to sit back and enjoy the show!

Along with music downloads, movie downloads is one of the biggest growth areas in online media. While at one time users would only really be able to rent movies from movie stores, the development of the internet in almost every sphere of our daily lives means that it is now possible to buy, rent or watch movies online via a pre-paid account or subscription package. Broadly speaking, the sites in this category offer either download-to-buy services (where movies are downloaded and then can be watched as many times as the purchaser wishes), download-to-rent services (where movies are downloaded and stored on a hard drive and can be accessed for a set number of days) and direct streaming services, giving users the chance to watch films instantly without having to wait for them to download first.

As always, we compared all of the services in this category using the same objective criteria: the number and quality of the movies on offer, the quality of the supplied software, ease of use, value for money and technical support (in short, all of the considerations our readers would want us to take into account!). Unsurprisingly, NetFlix, the true behemoth of the US Movie Download Sites came out on top, scoring highly across the board. With membership packages available from just $4.99 a month all the way up to around $50 a month, there’s definitely a package there to suit everyone. Also featuring highly in our reviews are Amazon Video On Demand, Blockbuster Movie Downloads and iTunes Movie Download Service, meaning the whole category is made up of quality brands that all have something to offer even the most discerning user.

If you’re thinking of joining a movie download service, our in-depth reviews and expert verdicts will help you choose which one is right for you, as well as the sort of package you might want to choose based on your needs and budget. Follow the links to our reviews to find out all you need to know!

UK Movie Download Website Reviews

UK Movie Download Sites
With the growth of online media, it’s unsurprising that downloading digital versions of hit movies straight to our PCs and laptops has become a bit of a global phenomenon. Not only are users able to receive and enjoy movies almost instantaneously, they can also be transferred easily and quickly between devices to be enjoyed on the go. As you would expect from No.1 Reviews, our in depth product reviews for all of the most popular UK Movie Download Sites give readers the chance to find out all they need to know about any service, so as to help them make an informed choice when it comes to deciding which one is right for them. Indeed, with so many sites to choose from these days, the information pulled together in one place by our expert reviewers has never been so useful!

At one time, the only way to get hold of newly released movies was to pick them up at the local movie rental store. With the rise of the internet, the best of new releases and classic movies alike are available to download within a matter of minutes, giving users access to the widest range of high quality movies without even having to leave home! The sites themselves differ considerably, with some offering rental downloads (where downloaded movies ‘expire’ a set number of days after they were first downloaded or watched), purchase downloads (where downloaded movies can be kept forever afterwards, as with downloaded music) and streaming-downloads, where movies don’t actually get stored on a user’s hard drive at all but instead play instantly through a direct feed.

As always we have done all the hard work so you don’t have to – reviewing thoroughly all of the most commonly used and most frequently advertised UK Movie Download Services to make it easier for you to find the perfect site. We review sites based on a number of important criteria, including the number and quality of available movies, ease of use, value for money, the quality and ease of use of any supplied software and the level of technical support available. The top rated site in this category is the amazing LoveFilm, one of the most well-known movie download services in the UK. LoveFilm ranked highly in all areas – testament to its great selection of movies and fantastic customer service. Also featuring in the category are Blockbuster Movie Downloads, Virgin Movies On-Demand and Film4 On-Demand, all of which offer users a great library of new releases and classic movies, 24 hours a day!

If you fancy filling your spare time with movie madness, No.1 Reviews can help you work out which service is right for you – head over to the main site for the full lowdown on the best UK Movie Download Websites.

USA Poker Website Reviews

US Poker Websites
As with other forms of online gaming in the USA, following the passing of online-gambling legislation, there has been some confusion as to which sites offer Online Poker to US players. There does remain a small group of sites that offer online bingo to US players, and as such we have gone to great lengths to ensure that our readers know where the best bonuses can be found, which sites are most popular and which offer the best overall gaming experience. Our USA Poker Websites Reviews contain all of the information you’ll ever need in order to make a decision about where to play poker online if you’re a US player.

Although online poker remains extremely popular, the number of sites catering for US-based players has reduced considerably in recent years. No.1 Reviews contains commentary on the 17 biggest and most frequently used sites, giving our readers information on the quality of the software and client used, the availability and popularity of specific games, the number of tournaments on offer, the rewards scheme in operation and the number of bonuses a player can expect to receive when joining and throughout the course of their membership. If you follow our advice, you would struggle to end up at a bad online poker site and, if you’re good at the game, the dollars really would start rolling in!

Making its way to the top of this category is Bet US Poker, a great poker site that offers players a great combination of bonuses, exciting games and tournaments. Even though it’s definitely not the most established site in this market (with a lot of larger services such as Intertops and Lucky Ace being around a lot longer), we were impressed by what this site had to offer new and experienced players alike. New players can enjoy an overall welcome bonus package of up to $1,000 and an ongoing reload bonus of 50% on all cash deposits. Add to this the availability of large $200,000 prizes for weekly tournaments and $10,000 daily tournaments and you really do have a recipe for success! Players should also check out Sportsbook Poker and Ultimate Bet Poker, both of which ranked high within this category!

If you’ve never really played Poker before, online poker is a great place to start. Even if you’re experienced at the game, online poker can be a great way to hone your skills, make extra cash or meet new people. The sites we have reviewed in this category really do represent the absolute best in US Online Poker, so be sure to check them out and start playing today! Follow our links and check out our reviews for more information on all of the sites in this category.

UK Poker Website Reviews

UK Poker Websites
While the basics of a poker game are little different when played online, joining in on online poker games can seem a little daunting at first, especially given the sheer number of sites on the market. Our UK Poker Websites Reviews give new players (and veteran players, too) the chance to check out what’s on offer at the best sites on the market before committing to membership of any particular one. With a range of exciting games, bonuses, promotions and special features, Online Poker is one of the most exciting online gaming environments around and if you’re a lover of the real thing, we’re sure you’ll be hooked on online poker fairly quickly!

Due to the sheer popularity of online poker, there are literally hundreds of potential sites to choose from. At No.1 Reviews we have chosen the forty best sites in the UK Online Poker market and compared them against each other in order to give our readers a clear idea of where the best games are to be found. We compare sites in a similar way to our readers – taking into account the number and popularity of games offered, the size of stake needed for a game, the popularity of tournaments and other competitions; and the number of rewards, promotions and bonuses on offer. By comparing all sites against the same standard we’re able to give our readers an objective assessment of precisely what is on offer at each site.

Playing Online Poker well can be a profitable enterprise, particularly if you play with a site that offers a range of promotions and bonus payments. Our No.1 Choice Award in this category goes to Bet Fair Poker, a great site that offers users high quality games, fantastic bonuses and a range of high-level jackpots too. When players can compete for weekly guaranteed jackpots and tournament prizes of anything between $25,000 and $200,000, there’s definitely a good reason to join up and deposit a few pounds! Also ranking highly in this category include Bwin, PKR Poker and Party Poker, although the whole category is peppered with a number of large brand names including 888 Poker, Ladbrokes Poker, Littlewoods Poker and more. Even though this is one of the largest categories we have reviewed, our readers should still find it just as easy to find the perfect place to play!

Our in-depth, expert reviews along with our category specific buying-guide should give you everything you need to be able to make a decision on which site is right for your poker preferences. You can be playing (and winning) in a matter of minutes – simply pick a site, sign up, deposit funds and start winning! Follow our links and check out our reviews for more information on all of the sites in this category.

US Bingo Website Reviews

Bingo Websites USA
While online bingo generally is a fairly recent development, the USA has been a little slower than others to develop an active market for online bingo due to the passing of legislation that makes gambling online difficult in many states. Despite this, a number of sites have found a way around the legislation and operate online bingo gaming for US players. Our USA Bingo Sites Reviews give expert and novice users alike an insight into the best and the worst of the US Online Bingo market, highlighting which sites are offering the best deals, the biggest jackpots and the most exciting gaming experience.

Traditional bingo (played in bingo halls around the USA) is a popular pastime, though many may be reluctant to give its online counterpart a try. Online bingo has a number of great advantages over the ‘in-house’ game and many players find it a great way to waste a few hours in between work or chores! Not only can players choose from a range of great games (with many reflecting those that can be found in traditional bingo halls, as well as others that are themed or more unusual), they can also benefit from a wide range of great promotions, including deposit bonuses, big jackpots and even regular free bingo games. Many members will also enjoy the availability of welcome bonuses, where members can often double or treble their stake when they first start playing with a particular site.

Our No.1 Choice Award winner for this category simply had to go to 123 Bingo Online. Everything we were looking to find in a great online bingo site was present and correct here, including a great number of games, features, bonuses and promotions – all of which add to the overall user experience. With a $25 free play bonus when you first join the site, along with up to 300% deposit bonuses on your first four cash deposits, users won’t find 123 Bingo Online light on the member rewards, either. A number of other big online bingo names also made it into our top ten in this category, including Bingo Flash, Gone Bingo and Cyber Bingo – all of which offer a great combination of features, games and bonuses that will delight any player.

All our reviews are comprehensive and objective, meaning you can be sure that the site you choose will be right for you. Online bingo is not only great fun, but it can also be a great social activity too – especially if you take the time to choose a site that has a lot of member interaction. If you’re new to online bingo (or even bingo at all), be sure to follow our links and check out our reviews for more information about the sites we have featured in this category!
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