Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I have a thing...

For online shopping. It's amazing. I don't have to deal with crowds, parking, walking (OK so I'm reallllly lazy)... And there's something so fun about getting packages on your doorstep. I loves it.

A couple years ago I became an Amazon Prime member. I was chemo-high one night and couldn't sleep so I signed up half-dazed and paid the $79 fee. And it's renewed itself every year. I get free 2 day shipping and $3.99 overnight. And it's glorious. I seriously buy everything on Amazon now.

Diapers? Yep, and I'm a subscribe and save member, so that huge box o' Pampers that normally costs $40 in the store runs me $28. And it ships free. Diaper Genie refills? Yep again, and I get 30% off for having them come to my doorstep! Did I mention that I don't pay no tax on these purchases either?

I can't not be Prime. It makes me happy. It makes me whole. Not to mention that 97.35% of the time, Amazon has the best price out there. Take the Jumperoo G loves so much. It's seriously $130 at Babies R Us. Amazon? $65. Bam! Oh you want Kendra's new book (don't judge!)? Borders will take $25 plus tax from you... but Amazon? $12.99! Bam again!

And I don't limit my love for online shopping to just Amazon. That would be foolhardy I tell ya! Baby Gap was doing a 40% off sale (with the free shipping y'all) two Mondays ago. G snagged herself a little Hanukkah dress and some much needed 6-12 month clothes (YELP she's growing SO FAST). And speaking of growing so fast, I needed to look into getting her a convertible car seat, because she's fast approaching that 22lb weight limit on her infant seat - head on over to Albee baby and you can save 25% off Britax car seats. I got the Boulevard 70 for only $232.49 (no tax, no shipping... sure beats paying the $309.99 retail!).

As a little girl I loved clipping coupons on Sundays (still do!). I hate to pay retail ever. I love saving money... though I suppose I'd really be saving money if I didn't buy anything at all, right?


Mama Fee said...

I nominated you for a blog award if you are up to it! :) It's on my blog.

Jill said...

I lurk on your blog but had to jump in and comment.

I am an online shopping addict too!! You can get better prices than in brick & mortar stores all day long. Lots of time I get free shipping and many, many times no sales tax!! Examples of my deals:

Brand new Bugaboo Frog almost 2 years ago now for $549!!! What, what what?? I know!! I found a coupon code that worked. no tax - no shipping

Just bought a Canon Rebel XS DSLR for myself for $479 - no tax, no shipping

I am also an Amazon prime member, loveeee Amazon!!! I also buy my diapers there, did you know that every month Parenting magazine sticks a coupon inside for 20% off diapers at It is worth going to the store and buying a copy for the savings. I can score 2 of the big boxes of Pampers Baby Dry for $40 with the coupon. And you cannot beat the free shipping.

Our Britax Roundabout for $130 - free shipping and no tax

Okay, I'll stop. Now I'm inspired to do a blog post on my own deals and steals.

I should also mention the UPS guy is here almost every day, he probably thinks I'm a bored housewife with nothing better to do than shop online, little does he know he is just delivering my cheap finds and I could teach him a trick or two about saving money by shopping online.

Jill said...

I should have mentioned I do the subscribe & save - I just cancel it after each shipment and re-sign up when I'm out of diapers for the 30% off again, then I get an add't 20% off with that coupon I mentioned.

Mrs. Lexi said...

Jill, you're a woman after my own heart! Haha my UPS guy knows me too now... I always feel like he hates me/wonders what the hell I keep buying. Maybe I should make him some holiday cookies.

Familia Puelles Sanchez said...

I LOVED your post!!! Can I just tell you that I am sooooo with you. I discovered the Amazon prime shipping with the Amazon mom (amazing deal). I am obsessed!! My mom thinks that I am crazy because I buy everything online. It is too hard to go shopping at the mall with my 2 year old. I have done all my christmas shopping online this year. Love it!!! I even buy toothpaste, breathe right strips on or prenatals on So great. By the way, thank you so much for mentioning a while back. It is so fantastic!!! I can't wait to get my next check!! You're the best. Cheers to online shopping and UPS guys!!! What would we do without it?!