There is nothing like having a play structure in your own backyard. Personally, I love having the kids in my backyard where I can chaperone. (Ok – I’m a control freak – I admit it). I have some great suggestions when it comes to choosing a play structure. Read on to see my 3 Recommendations For Your New Swing Set. [Read more…]
You know when you just had a baby and you would give anything to get out of the house and socialize? No? Yeah, me neither. I personally wanted to hide away in my home with my little nugget as much as possible. Especially those first few weeks where you are still in pain and recovering from having a tiny human come out of your body. The thought of going to the grocery store gave me more anxiety than I could bear. I was an exhausted, emotional, leaking mess.
More than a few times, I enlisted Peapod to deliver my groceries to my home. With gratefulness, I shopped from my couch and had someone collect everything into bags and place those bags neatly in my kitchen for me. Let me give you the play-by-play and consider treating yourself to this fabulous service.
Head over to Peapod’s website and enter your zip code. Based on your location, Peapod will choose the store that will complete your order. In my case, being in Eastern PA, Giant Food Store is my Peapod provider. Complete the registration by entering your email address and creating a password. Don’t forget to link your grocery store card to the Peapod account – since you can earn gas rewards through this service.
Discount/Free Delivery Offers
Keep your eyes open while you are on the site for the various discount and free delivery offers. One such offer that I found for new members is using code AFF20FD – That will get your $20 off of your first order of $75 or more + Free Delivery (This code was valid at the time this article was published. Check MamaSavesALot Deal Section for currently available Peapod coupons.)
Add items to the cart as you would if you were shopping. There are options to search as well as browse the aisles. When you have already shopped Peapod, you will also see Past Purchases, which makes it really easy to re-order things that you have ordered before. You can also add items to your “Favorites,” so they are also ready to re-order quickly and easily.
You may see different sale prices and promotions in store than on Peapod, but I do find that the prices are quite comparable. Your groceries are not coming directly from your local store, but rather from the distribution warehouse, so items may be in stock in your store, but not in stock on Peapod and vice versa.
Your order must add up to $60 to be eligible for delivery.
Oops, I forgot something
Don’t worry. You can add to or subtract from your order up until midnight the night before delivery. You can also add/change a coupon code after your order has been submitted.
If you order is over $100, the fee to deliver is $7.95, which, I believe, is completely reasonable. Think about the hour+ that you just saved yourself lugging you baby/toddler/big kid to the store (As I am sure you know, Mama, the grocery store is the prime opportunity for kids to cause trouble. Whether it’s a tantrum over a candy bar or having to go to the bathroom 6 times, or they are all out of those adorable but impossible to push race car carts… it’s a stressful event. ) Free delivery is available for those who just signed up and occasionally for those of us who are loyal customers. The $7.95 includes:
- Someone shopping for your items and bagging them for you.
- Someone driving said bags to your home
- The driver placing said bags in your home at the location you choose (I always have mine walked right to my kitchen counter so I can put them away.
- Not seeing anyone you know at the grocery store when you are unshowered and have spit up all over your shirt.
You choose a 2 hour delivery window. (Or, they sometime offer a wider window and offer your a few dollars off. An example: If you choose delivery between 4 and 10pm, you might save $2 on delivery charges)
There is a place for a tip for your driver on the bill. I always tip $5 – My house is not particularly hard to get into (just 3 steps in the front). I usually have a lot of bags because most of my orders are $100+. You may choose to tip based on the service you receive, the difficulty of the navigation to your front door, a percentage of your bill, or the complexity/size of your order. Use your judgement.
If I have convinced you to try Peapod, please click my referral link here : Peapod Referral
Don’t forget the promo code AFF20FD – That will get your $20 off of your first order and free delivery
Or, For existing Customers: $25 off each of your next 2 orders with code: 25OFFJUNE
Did you use a grocery delivery service when your little were born, or when life got a little hectic? What did you think?
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Last year I was at the pool wearing the pretty Amethyst stud earrings I received from my sister for being a bridesmaid in her wedding. I’m not sure where or when it happened, but one of them fell out. I called the pool house, checked the grass and the pool, and went over my car with a fine-toothed comb. It was lost forever and I was incredibly sad. [Read more…]
Last week, I announced a deal from a website called Tidy Living. I would love to say that my house looks like one of the showcase HGTV homes, but, let’s face it – I have kids and I spend a chunk of my day looking for deals for you all. Organization is something that I have struggled with my whole life. I had a not so nice nickname growing up related to my lack of cleaning skills – No. I will not share what it was. #scarredForLife
Sometimes the deals that I post are too overwhelmingly good for me not to take advantage of myself. Sometimes I wonder if I have spent more money than I have made in the last 3 months since I started doing this. One thing is for sure though, I do find some stellar deals. I was enticed by the Tidy Living deal, their website, and blog. Their sale section was looking good to me AND I found a coupon (YAY!) AND free shipping (Double YAY!). So let me show you want I got for $52.70. [Read more…]
I was scrolling my Facebook feed today and saw a post from a woman asking about “thigh rub” when wearing summer skirts. For those of us not blessed with a gap the size of Tallahassee, wearing a dress or a skirt when the weather gets nice can range from uncomfortable to downright painful. Here are some tips I collected from them – and my own experience – on staying comfortable during dress season.
One of my biggest pet peeves (and now that I am thinking about it I have quite a few pet peeves) is when people have a cracked cell phone screen. I mean, like it or not, this 6.5 inch piece of glass, plastic, and metal is your lifeline to the outside world. It connects you with family, friends, telemarketers … all the important people in your life. Watching someone squint through a cracked screen to eek out the details from their latest email or news article drives me up a wall. Worse, they try to show me a YouTube video on their phone. No… I can’t… focus…. big … spidery… screen crack.
If you are clumsy like me, you have dropped your cell phone more times than you can count. Or, you know, the baby tosses it across the room with impressive force because you put the lock screen on before she could text your ex, boss, and mom an embarrassing selfie you took. Before you know it, there is an impact crack on your phone that spiders across your beautiful, several hundred dollar screen. NO!!!
Not to worry though, there are places just about everywhere who will fix your cracked cell phone screen for $100 – $150. (!!!!!) I know. This is no small chunk of change. Plus, you have to drop off said precious lifeline for an hour or more to have them fix it. I don’t know about you, but I feel completely lost without my phone in my pocket. I panic if it’s not there. Sometimes I panic that I can’t find it and then realize it’s in my hand! (Wait, what?)
But why even go through that in the first place?
Two words. Tempered. Glass. Tempered Glass screen protectors take less than 2 minutes to put on, do not cause issues with your ability to swipe, make your screen look just as beautiful, and cost $2 – $10. If you drop your phone, the tempered glass will absorb the impact and your screen will not crack. The screen protector will crack instead, keeping your screen perfectly safe. If you crack the screen protector? You’re out $2 – $10… not $150. It’s kind of a no-brainer.
So if you are not willing to live dangerously when it comes to your phone, please, get yourself a tempered glass screen protector. Here is the one I have on my phone now. Less than $8 for 2. You’re welcome 😉
$7.99 for 2 Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for your iPhone 6