Archive for the ‘shopping’ Category
November 17th, 2014 at 10:24 am
By Kim Ross
Online shopping has become a popular way to handle the purchase of holiday gifts. It’s an easier and quicker way for busy people to shop. If you are new to online shopping, here are some tips to help you become a savvy online shopper!
- Companies often offer sales online that they don’t offer in store. Coupled with coupons you might be able to use, you can not only save time, but money as well, by shopping on their website.
- Create an account on sites you shop the most. This makes purchasing easier because your information (shipping, billing, order history, etc.) will be securely stored in the account. Additionally, you’ll be able to check your order/shipping status, facilitate returns, and sometimes even contact customer service through live chat or a direct account function.
- Sign up to get emails from companies you frequently purchase from. They will send you exclusive emails with sales and coupons to use for future purchases. It can make a big difference when you have a significant percentage off your total!
- Don’t throw away packaging and receipts once your item arrives. Most companies allow you to send the item back in it’s original packaging for a full refund with free postage. Sometimes you decide the item isn’t exactly what you wanted, sometimes there’s an issue with the item itself, or sometimes it doesn’t fit or work the way you need it to. Don’t get stuck keeping an item you don’t want or need.
- Early Black Friday sales are already being posted, and even more appear on Black Friday itself. The best day to shop online is Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving. It is a good day to find significant sales of up to 40% or 50% off!
Also, you can earn cash back from your online holiday purchases (and any other time of year as well) by signing up with Ebates.com. Ebates is paid by a number of popular online retailers to drive sales on their online platforms. Each retailer offers a different percentage of cash back, some on certain items or type of purchases, some on your total purchase of any items. Walmart is one of the major participants, so you can earn cash back from buying Garanimals!
Some great sites to monitor for online sale information are:
I plan on getting A LOT of shopping done this way for Christmas! How about you?
July 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am
As a kid, I LIVED in sweatsuits in the fall and winter because they were just so comfortable! These fleece sets are no different, and they come in a bunch of colors with fun graphics and patterns. Sports, skulls and crossbones, and monster trucks…your little guy will love these soft sets for play or just lounging around.
You can find these in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com!
July 17th, 2014 at 1:30 pm
The fall collection is here and it’s as bright and bold as the changing leaves will be soon! This outfit of the week is for infant/toddler girls. The pretty striped long-sleeved tee features a sparkly silver threading in between each stripe. The stretchy tuxedo leggings feature sparkly side striping for the perfect glitter glam ensemble! Both items come in a variety of colors for mixing and matching.
You can find these items in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com!
July 9th, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Introducing new Garanimals newborn “attitude” bodysuits! Available in 2-piece sets online and singles in stores, these adorable bodysuits do all the talking! They come in a variety of bright colors, and the cute phrases feature color glitter and crystalline for girls, and puff ink and gel prints for boys! The line has both english and spanish phrases…there are so many options! Best of all, they’re only $6.50 for a two-piece set!
They are just entering stores now, so expect more variety and inventory in the coming weeks.
July 2nd, 2014 at 3:13 pm
We are incredibly excited to introduce a new product to our line…Garanimals PAJAMAS! Available for sizes 12 Months to 5T, we have a number of girls and boys styles for you to choose from. These comfortable and adorable sets are made from 100% cotton materials. The tops are crew neck and feature fun graphics, while the bottoms have an elastic waistband. Your little ones will sleep soundly in them! Best of all, you get 2 pajama sets for only $10.88!
June 18th, 2014 at 5:47 pm
This outfit of the week is from the Garanimals girls infant/toddler line, and it’s bright and bold…perfect for summer fun! The tank top is an edgy neon green, and features pretty lace ruffles. The shorts are stretchy with a comfortable elastic waistband, decorative pockets, and a cool ombre coloring. Summer is just around the corner and Garanimals has a ton of great outfits for all occasions.
You can find this set and other great styles in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com now!
June 13th, 2014 at 6:57 am
By Kim Ross
Farmer’s markets are not only a source of healthy and often organic produce, they’re also a source of learning for kids! Supporting local businesses helps your community as well. Here are 10 reasons you should visit a farmer’s market with your kids.
Talk With Real Farmers – One thing I have found is that the vendors at the farmer’s market love to talk about how they grew their food. Have the kids talk to them and ask questions.
Teach Kids About Farms- In the city, a lot of children don’t know about farms or have never been to one. Take this time to talk about people who farm, what they do, and how the food gets to their plates.
Spend Family Time Together – Set an hour or so aside to walk through the market and talk about the items. Sometimes there is even music and other activities for your children to participate in.
Learn About Your Community- Connect with others and learn all the different things that go on in your town. At our market, one of our favorite restaurants does cooking demonstrations. Our kids have learned that much of the food they eat comes from the market. Our farmer’s market also takes place on our downtown main street. This gives us an opportunity to explore the stores and restaurants that are in the area as well.
Develop Healthy Eating Habits- Open up a possibility of options for new foods that your kids will eat.
Learn About Nutrition- Talk about the importance of eating a rainbow of colors.
Introduce New Foods- Discuss any new foods you may see. Some even YOU may not know about.
Teach Kids About Money – Give each child some money to spend on things they want to try.
Teach Kids About When Certain Things Grow- Certain fruits and vegetables are available at certain times of year according to weather and growing conditions.
Cook Your Purchases – This is a great way to get your kids involved in the cooking of the items you found. It is known that kids are more likely to try new things if they had a hand in preparing them.
Have fun exploring your local farmer’s market!
June 11th, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This outfit of the week is summery and fun for your little guy! With our 3-packs (available online only), you can mix and match to create tons of outfits. This tank creeper bundle features bright colors and cute graphics, including “Daddy’s Little Helper” which is an outfit Dad will love to see on Father’s Day. The shorts bundle has lightweight bottoms with ribbed waistband for maximum comfort. Are you ready for fun in the sun?
You can get these products bundled online at Walmart.com, or individually in Walmart stores.
June 5th, 2014 at 6:32 pm
Father’s day is right around the corner, and my sisters and I were just discussing what we’re going to get our father this year. It seems that, over the years, it has gotten harder and harder to find gifts for our closest family members. Last month, Kim did a blog post about great mother’s day gifts from Etsy, so I decided to check it out. The great thing about this website is that there really is something for everyone…and you find tons of handmade and unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Here are my top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas from Etsy.
Dad and Baby Dinosaur Matching Tees from Zoey’s Attic
Personalized Toiletry/Travel Bag from Designs By Daffy
Custom Photo Keychain from Too Too Posh
Personalized Leather Wallet and Money Clip Combo from My Personal Memories
Charging Stand and Valet from Improve Results
Personalized Grilling Apron Set from Monogram Envy Boutique
Personalized “Daddy” Picture Frame from Custom Wood Engravings
Father’s Day Hot Sauce Gift Set from In Nonna’s Kitchen
Personalized Postcard Pillow from Olive Handmade
(Great for military dads!)
Guinness Truffles and Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon from Champagne Chocolate
June 4th, 2014 at 1:12 pm
Surf’s up, dudes! This outfit of the week is for the big boys from the 365 Kids from Garanimals line. White polos are classic, but this one has a cool plaid surfboard appliqué on the front, and is made of a soft jersey material. The plaid shorts have an elastic waistband, making them comfortable for all-day wear, and the blue and orange colors are bright and fun for summer.
You can find these items in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com now!