That’s right, my new best friend is Alice, as in www.alice.com. If you haven’t heard about it yet you have to check it out. (Thanks Dad for the introduction)
Alice allows you to shop for household items (other than food) that you might otherwise get at Walmart. They have toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaners, over the counter medicines, dog food and TONS of other things. The first time you log in you have to create your personal shopping list and I will admit that it is a pretty arduous task (it took about 2 hours but you don’t have to do it all at once). You choose the products you use and choose the brands and sizes you usually need. It puts all of those products on a virtual store shelf like you see below. When it’s time to order you just click on the product you need and drag it over to the cart on the right.
Alice keeps track of manufacturer’s coupons too and automatically gives you any that apply to your purchase. But, the best part is that shipping is FREE.
During the winter we often order our groceries online and have them delivered. You can’t beat it when it’s 25 below and blowing snow but the grocery store doesn’t have everything I need and even if they did the prices wouldn’t be nearly as cheap as what I find on Alice. I know not everyone has to contend with horrible weather but everyone has obstacles to getting to the store…working a lot of overtime, 3 school age kids with 15 after school activities, a toddler that hates shopping and makes you hate it too, etc.
I realize that it sounds like this is a paid endorsement for Alice (it’s not) and I am usually not one to get all gushy about things like this but I haven’t found anything not to like. Check it out!