I find that life with three small children 5 years and under, "going out" to shop can be nearly impossible. Unless my husband who has a full time job and is going to school twice a week comes with us, getting out to the store rarely happens. Here is the deal, I love going out to retail shops and picking through the clothes and actually touching a tangible item. I love the thrill of making the purchase and leaving the store with my items. But I also like my sanity and going into a store like Old Navy with these three small kids, will make me loose it for sure!
I have found that shopping on line is the way to go for me right now. The pressure is off. I don't have to hurry up and pick something out before one of them starts crying. I don't have to worry who is where and if my 5 and almost 2 year old are playing inside the clothing racks. I don't have to lug my items around while carrying my 5 month old in her "baby wearing" pack. Oh the list goes on about how much easier it is to just sit in front of my computer, browse ALL of the times that I want to, when I want to, all while my babies are tucked in for the night. I can make my purchase stress free with just the click of a few buttons. And don't get me started on the thrill of waiting for it to come in the mail! Around here we call them "special deliveries" and they are a big deal. When the door bell rings, we don't know who it is for (Mom, Dad the kids) or where it is coming from until you open it (we don't look at the shipping label, that makes it more fun). So when you shop on line not only do you get the thrill once when you make the initial purchase, you get it again when it shows up on your door step. Nice. Shopping on line is a convenience that we didn't have years ago. Thank goodness that was before I had 3 small children :)
Another great thing about shopping on line is that you can use all kinds of coupons and codes that are not available for use in the retail store. I found that promotion codes are the way to go. There are hundreds and hundreds of coupon codes for more stores than I can count. The list of retailers goes on and on. This is great for me because with a family of 5 we are always in need of things like new pants, shoes, toys, games, entertainment items and much more. I am all about saving money on items that you buy anyways, so I am always checking sites to see what kind of a deal I can get for the day. If you like online shopping and you like saving money this something you might want to look into. Coupons nowadays are not like they used to be, you don't have to buy the Sunday paper and cut them out, file them and take them with you to the store. They are just a click away, it doesn't get any faster or easier than that. And for this busy Mom it doesn't get any better than saving time and money!
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and may vary from your experience.