Monday, April 26, 2010

TTT: Online Shopping


I do a lot of shopping online. While I enjoy shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, it's not always practical with two kids in tow. When the kids are with me, I can't leisurely peruse clearance racks or make multiple trips to a fitting room. And making multiple stops with the kids? Unbuckling from carseats, setting up stroller, buckling into stroller, shopping, unbuckling from stroller, buckling back into carseats, collapsing stroller again...just thinking about it wears me out.

Here's a list of my favorite sites for online shopping:

1) Amazon - this one is a given! I think Amazon is probably the world's most popular site for online shopping. You can get just about anything through Amazon, and you can usually get free shipping. We've done all of our Christmas shopping using Amazon several times.

2) Diapers.com - despite the name, they have much more than diapers! They have all kinds of baby essentials: formula, baby food, clothing, baby wash, toys, books...all kinds of stuff! I've been very pleased with how quickly orders are shipped, too.

3) Target - one of my favorite real-life stores is also a favorite online shopping site! Many things ship for free, and I've found great clearance items.

4) Alice - a relative newcomer to the online shopping realm, Alice is revolutionizing the way people shop! Alice carries all sorts of household items, and shipping is always free! There is a minimum of six items per order, but with the variety of products available, filling my cart is no problem!

5) Etsy - after browsing for months, I made my first Etsy purchase last week, and I'm thrilled! I'll share more about it on Thursday. Etsy is a great site for handmade and vintage items of all kinds.

6) Kohl's - another store that is great in real life! Kohl's is famous for their wonderful sales, and those prices are available online, as well.

7) Gymboree - I probably shouldn't browse on Gymboree, because I inevitably find something that would be perfect for Wendy. And then there are the matching hairbows...and tights...and sweater...and shoes... *sigh*

8) Crazy 8 - a less expensive store in the Gymboree family, Crazy 8 has a good variety of quality casual clothes for munchkins.

9) Old Navy - one of the best things about the Old Navy online store is the "Women's Plus" section. It's not available in stores, but the selection online is great! There are also great sale and clearance items throughout the site.

10) Retail Me Not - before I make any online purchase, I search for coupon codes through Retail Me Not. I can almost always get 15-20% off or free shipping - it's definitely worth clicking!

Do you shop online? What are your favorite sites?

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12 comments:

Catie said...

Great list! I will totally have to check out Retail Me Not! Thanks!

the J in PJs Til Noon said...

Me too! I'll have to check that out. I usually google the place and coupon, but get so many bogus links. Thanks for sharing that!

Sarah said...

Retail me not is a great site! I always use it when ordering food or delivery.

oh amanda said...

LOVE LOVE Crazy 8 and retailmenot is definitely the best for coupon codes.

How much do you do on Alice? I know it's cool but haven't done it yet.

Linds said...

Most of those sites won't ship to Hawaii :( (Alice, Diapers.com, etc)- wish I could use them!

Nicki said...

I'm a total Kohl's addict!

Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up said...

I have not really embraced online shopping. I do books and some random things on Amazon, but I'm afraid to shop for clothes. Thanks for sharing Retail Me Not. Maybe that will get me into online shopping!

Muthering Heights said...

I have to agree with many of these! :)

Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig said...

I love, love, love shopping online, and yet, some of these stores are new to me. I've got a little money burning a hole in my pocket...might just go surf around a bit. ;)

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