Ordering Groceries Online with Peapod Saves Me Time & Money


Tonight I walked into a grocery store for the first time in a couple weeks. In the last several months I have only been in a grocery store a handful of times.


I’m ordering my groceries online with Peapod.

Save Time


Last year I shared 7 things I do to make my life a little easier, and ordering groceries online was on the top of that list. Ordering groceries from the comfort of home is truly a game-changer. I save so much time each week by simply adding our needed items to the online cart. In fact, I usually begin by simply filling my cart with all the items I purchased the previous week. I do that with a simple click of a button, and then I adjust my cart as needed.

Save Money

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Not only do I save time by ordering my groceries online, I also save money. I am not tempted by every tasty item or once-in-a-lifetime sale. I stick to my list and buy what we need. I have stayed below my grocery budget for the last several months by staying out of the store. I even included ordering groceries from Peapod in my favorites post last month for this very reason.

A Few More Tips & Tidbits

~You can always pick up your groceries instead of having them delivered. You don’t tip at pick up, but do consider tipping your driver!

~Peapod does accept manufacter coupons. Just hand them to your driver!

~While handing him or her your coupons, also pass them your old Peapod grocery bags. They recycle them for you!

If you are looking to make your life a little easier and if you are looking to save time and money, then I suggest ordering your groceries online. A number of major grocery stores offer this service, so check to see what your local store offers!

If you live near a Stop & Shop, then check out Peapod! First time customers can receive $20 off their order.

What about you? Have you ever ordered your groceries online? Share your experiences below! I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,

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Gift Guide for Kids: 10 Ideas Under $50

Gift Guide for Kids_ 10 Ideas Under $50

I am sure there are many of you who are done with your Christmas shopping. For those of you who are still looking, here is my 2017 gift guide for kids! All these items can be found on Amazon for quick shipping and easy returns!

I hope you see something your child will enjoy!!

Happy shopping!!

(This post contains affiliate links, so thenotsobusymom receives a very small commission if you make a purchase through the links.)

1) Who Was book series   

My children have enjoyed many books in this series. They are informative and well-written. There are so many choices that you are bound to find a good pick for your child! And don’t forget that they have the Who Is, What Was  and What Is books, as well.

If you have a middle grade reader, consider Wolf Hollow or Beyond the Bright Sea both by Lauren Wolk. These are even great books for adults. I just recently read both!

2) Connect 4  

Who doesn’t love a good, classic game?! This is one my kids have and enjoy playing!! Adults can get in on the fun, too! If you already have Connect 4, consider Guess Who?. That is probably one of my favorite games from my childhood and Amazon sells the retro version!!

3) Art Set

I included an art set in last year’s post, too. It’s a great option for so many kids! Don’t forget to grab a sketch pad to complete the gift.

4) Razor scooter

If you’re looking for a gift your children can enjoy outside, consider a Razor Scooter. There are lots of color and style options from which to choose.

5) Snap Circuits Jr.

My son has and enjoys Snap Circuits Jr. This is a 30 piece set that brings out the young scientist in your child! For more of a challenge, try out Snap Circuits with 60 pieces.

6) Brain Flakes

This is a toy that all 3 of my kids (ages 4, 8 & 11) enjoy. These colorful interlocking pieces allow for endless creativity!

7) Play tent

We have a few play tents that have been given as gifts over the years. Right now my girls have one set up in their bedroom. They add a little flare to any room and provide opportunity for lots of imaginative play!

8) LEGO City Town Bus Station

Any LEGO fans in your life?  A building kit is always a nice option, and my children have received a few over the years. This bus station stood out to me, but you can find the kit that catches your eye.

9) Floor puzzle

Melissa and Doug offer many floor puzzles that are colorful and detailed! It’s a fun gift to give a family with young children because they can all work on it together. For more of a challenge, check out this one with 100 pieces.

10) Melissa and Doug Imaginative Play Sets

Melissa and Doug sell endless toys and art activities. They have many play sets that spark imagination and creativity like this ice cream set.

What about you? What did you get the children in your life this year? I would love to hear from you, so drop me a comment below!

Until next time,

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