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Pick up Service from #Walmarttogo Grocery – It really is quick!

I posted before about Walmart Grocery To Go! delivery, but I have never tried pick-up service. I tried home delivery four times, and you can read about all my experiences on Get Clued In!  So, this time we tried pickup to see if it was really a “game changing time saver.”  It really is.

20150110_123124It worked great! And we did it with our kids in tow!  When the weather is nice like it was today, roll up your sleeves, head out to run errands, and make a quick 5 minute or less stop at Walmart Curbside pick up, and get all your groceries before you head home.  Make sure to register here for Walmart Grocery To Go, so you can set up your account, so when you are ready to order, you are good to go!   Pick your store, the one you will either pass by on the way home from work, or running errands, and you actually give Walmart a 4-hour window for pick up.  They call you at the start of your window to let you know to call them when you are 15 minutes out.  Once you are 15 minutes out, call them, and when you get there, you pull into a special marked area, and voila!  They come out, review your order, and load your car.  We had our items and loaded into the trunk within two minutes of arrival.  No fuss, no muss, no standing in long lines, no trying to find all you need from various Departments.  It is all ready for you and best of all, it’s FREE!  Delivery is approximately $7, and pick up is free.   And, they even gave ua free gift for our loyalty – a little Walmart care package.  Wow!  What a treat!

20150110_123117Holiday rush at the store? Fret not, order everything you need on-line. Oh, and be sure to indicate which items you are okay to substitute out because if they do not have the one you ordered, are you okay with generic or another brand?  Make sure to put that in, and check out. You pay on-line when you check out, but you are not charged until pick up because they might not have all your items.  Worked like a charm for us!

20140316-231926.jpgWhether you choose home delivery (a truck like the one pictured to the left will deliver all your goods to your home), or pick up service, save time, money, and hassles of traffic and lines of holiday grocery shopping, and order from Walmart Grocery To Go. Reduce stress of the new year and spend time on things that matter.

Disclaimer: As a participant in the Walmart Grocery to Go program, I’ve received a personal invite and payment for my time and efforts in creating this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.  Don’t forget to CLICK HERE so we both get a $15 credit at WALMART To Go! 

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Meet a Bookseller at Barnes & Nobles this weekend #BNDiscovery

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pre-folded artfold books- you can still read them!

B22kd2BCIAAkVA_.jpg large A book – what a concept!  Barnes & Noble stores are so, so much more than just bookstores.  Remember when we read magazines and took the fun quizzes?  There is a music shop, a kids’ educational zone (just for them), educational toys, fun toys, Minecraft, gifts galore, and so, so much more.  It is literally a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs.  And, you can get a coffee, a cookie, a muffin, or even a cheesecake (from the Cheesecake Factory) in your Barnes & Noble, while you do all your holiday shopping, or just have fun this weekend.

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New ART FOLDS books- read them and fold them

Stop by your local or any Barnes & Noble this weekend, for Discovery Weekend.  Check out all the events here, and take the family along for fun, kids’ events, and prizes, and yummy cookies.  When did you connect with a bookseller? I am not talking about ordering something on-line and reading it on a back-lit tablet, but when did you really connect with someone who sells and knows books? We all love our local library, but if you want to find a rare book, or something new, connect with a bookseller and ask questions, and get exactly what you are looking for – that perfect gift for that special someone. My favorite new thing I discovered was the book Art Folds- how cool.  It does not destroy the book, but you can read a book and follow the instructions (origami-like) to fold the pages you read to create some fun words.  This will look great on my book-shelf when I am done reading, and fun B22fUMIIAAAbi9V.jpg largeto look at too!  Check out the pictures, because I love ArtFolds.  Who thinks of this stuff?  You can’t do this with your digital reader, can you?

And don’t forget to add some yummy to your list while you shop.  Visit the Cafe and enjoy a coffee and fresh-baked goodies- S’more cookies are only $1.00!  Yum!  Check out and play with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK – comes in a 7 inch screen and 10.1 inch too.  Whatever your gift needs are this year, check out Barnes & Noble this weekend, for their big Discovery Weekend event, Friday through Sunday, 21-23 November.

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, and attended a live preview event (and yes, even met several booksellers :-)) in exchange for promoting the #BNDiscovery weekend, 21-23 Nov.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Walmart 2 Go – 2nd Delivery Review of #Walmarttogo

I picked myself up, dusted off the first delivery of #walmarttogo and gave it another try.  My first review is posted, and can be read here.  This time, I ordered on Tuesday for Wednesday evening delivery.  Remember to book it before you add items to your cart to snag the best possible time slot for you.  You can always change it before paying/confirming your order.  This time, after logging on, I snagged my slot, added items to my cart, and went through the process just like before.  I learned another important fact about the online ordering process.  You cannot change your delivery time or date on-line or through your account history once you place the order.  You have to call the customer service number and attempt this feat thru them.

The window was 6 to 8 p.m20140319-210239.jpg. and at 6:30 p.m., my order arrived.  Yeah! It was all there, and only one item was substituted.  I had “allowed” the substitution on this particular item.  Please read my earlier post for all the tips on the online ordering process.  Several people I know who have ordered have received late delivery, or even moved to the next day, but have not reported any other issues.  For my second order, I also ordered non-grocery items, and they brought the correct items.  I ordered household products and it worked out- this time.  You can also order electronics and anything else on the Walmart2Go website.   Another thing I checked out this time was whether the service offered in other areas, and it is not offered everywhere quite yet.  To check if your zip code qualifies for the walmart to go service, click here and plug in your zip code.  There is an option to enter your E-mail so you can be notified when it is available in your area.20140319-210318.jpg

After two deliveries, here are my PROS for home delivery: (1) You do not have to go out and shop, and (2) you do not buy items you do not need- i.e. impulse shopping.  Bottom line: Save time and gas!  The CONS are:  (1) You have to be at home for the delivery window, and may get a delay, or a no-show which means you may need to head out if you need something desperately; (2) Also, not all products may be available, and you may have to go out anyway, and (3) It costs money for home delivery, which is $7 for a two-hour window, and $5 for four-hour window.  Gas to run to the store once may not run you that much.

Good luck, and no matter what you choose, happy shopping!

Disclaimer:

As a participant in the Walmart to Go First program, I’ve received a personal invite and incentives for my time and efforts in creating this post.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Soybu Grand-Opening — Denver #loveyourbody

SoybuAh, life in yoga pants!  I could come to love that.  Trust me, you do not have to perform yoga to love the gear.  It is important to have practical, comfortable clothes to move in no matter what you do.

On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the Soybu flagship store, and it was fabulous!  Thanks to Denver Mile High Mamas, I learned of this event and was lucky enough to attend with some fabulous ladies.  Obviously, we got to try on all the Soybu we wanted, and they offered us 25% off all our purchases, but we were lucky enough to meet some of the other generous vendors in the Cherry Hills Marketplace- Bundt shoppe let us try four decadent flavors of cakes, and Cherry Hills marketplace hair stylists and colorists were on-site to make us feel beautiful too!  What a great ladies night!

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You can receive 25% off on all purchases through February 23, Sunday, at their store or on-line at the Soybu website.  Be sure to check it out, and see what fits you best!  They have amazing sales on-line and in-stores.  Don’t miss out and while you are at Cherry Hills Marketplace, check out Trader Joe’s, the Bundt Shoppe and other vendors.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Mile High Mamas for partnering with Soybu. I received a store credit to purchase clothing for my review. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

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Lovable Labels- NEW Holiday Labels & Giveaway/Discounts & More

photo courtesy of Lovable Labels
photo courtesy of Lovable Labels

Label me, “Happy Holidays…”  ‘Tis the season, and Lovable Labels has a new holiday product line-up you really should check out. I had the opportunity to try out the Holiday Fun Stickies and the Stocking Stuffers.  The kids love them!  The stocking stuffer packs are very cool and include:  6 Sticker Labels, 8 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS, 2 Shoe Labels and 1 Mini Metal Tag.  The Holiday Fun Stickies include 16 labels in cute new holiday themed designs.  We chose music, since both girls are really into piano lessons.  They have received their sets a little early and are quite excited to be using them on our vacation!  The Cyber Monday sale at lovable labels is quite extraordinary if you want to order now.

photoI have posted about the amazing products at Lovable Labels before- their toddler toes, and other products are used in our home, and dishwasher and microwave safe labels are great to use on lunch boxes, and containers.  I love Lovable Labels products, and use them daily, otherwise, would not promote them here.  Their products are very well made, and endure.

A little history of this company- it was launched in 2003, started by a mom that found herself in a similar situation all us parents find ourselves in. The daycare or school asks us to label our kids’ jackets, their shoes, their clothes and yet, even so, we still end up getting others kids’ clothes and hats and the other parents end up with our child’s stuff.   Markers are messy and wash off as I have learned, and regular store-bought labels are not waterproof, nor can you iron them on.   I don’t know about you, but I do not have time for embroidery nor am I talented enough to do it.  So, along  came Lovable Labels providing an easy, simple, and cost efficient solution for parents and kids.  More importantly, these labels are very durable and even though they are inside my child’s shoes they stick well, and are not bunching up or tearing.  Lovable Labels are durable- waterproof, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer safe; and safe to external factors like sunscreen, temperature and sun.  Lovable labels solves the problem of misplaced, misidentified clothing, shoes, and belongings including books. They are also a great value for the amount of great quality labels you get.   Check out all their great products at:  Lovable Labels – “don’t lose it- label it!”  And remember to enter the giveaway below, or use the coupon code below to get a special discount.

GIVEAWAY: Lovable Labels has generously supplied Get Clued In with their NEW! Stocking Stuffers and NEW! Holiday Fun Stickies! That’s two products for a combined price point of $25. Both these items are Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, and can withstand the washer and dryer.  Their Stocking Stuffers are packaged to impress with 6 Sticker Labels, 8 Press N’ Stick Clothing DOTS, 2 Shoe Labels and 1 Mini Metal Tag. These are the ideal stocking stuffer for your own children, as well as nieces and nephews. Their Holiday Fun Stickies include 16 labels in cute new holiday themed designs.

One lucky winner will be selected before Christmas, so the winner can have them in time for Christmas!  Also if you want other products, or wish to purchase products, check out this special discount offer!

DISCOUNTS: And do not fret if you do not win the giveaway, Get Clued In has a special discount code to use on all products at Loveable Labels.  At check out, use this special discount code, to get $5 off of $25: DECLOVE1302  – this offer expires December 31, 2013.

To Enter:(mandatory entry) Answer the following in a comment after checking out special holiday products here.   Which of the holiday Lovable Labels products do you like best and why?

OPTIONAL additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one below):
*** Giveaway ends Thursday, December 12, 2013, 10am MDT.  Winner will be chosen by the plug-in application “Pick Giveaway Winner” on my website, and will be notified by email.  Winner’s name will also be posted HERE on the morning of Dec 12.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond to Lovable Label’s notification email before another winner is selected. (please leave your email when commenting)
**This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only**
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…. we have a winner!  Plug-in “And the Winner Is” chose randomly and the winner is:

Your Winner – CONGRATS ANGIE!

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Disclaimer:  Get Clued In’s standard disclaimer applies to this giveaway.  Additionally, the products in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by the non-monetary compensation. As indicated above, images and links were used with permission from Lovable Labels. Additionally Get Clued In! is not to be held liable for any issues encountered between the customer and Lovable Labels.  Get Clued In’s endorsement of this product does not imply sponsorship or affiliation with the company. Get Clued In is not responsible for delivery of the winner’s prize.  Any complaints and/or dissatisfaction with the website or products on Lovable Labels should be discussed with them.   Giveaway winners are chosen by Plug-In application randomly and by entering this giveaway, you agree that Get Clued In is no way responsible for the production, delivery, or quality of the product received.
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