I have been so excited to share this post with you…it’s like when someone goes vegan and they can’t stop talking about it. Or those CrossFit fanatics who tell you all about PR-ing whats-her-face. That is me right now…telling you with the upmost enthusiasm about Boxed. Again. Because it is that good.
First of all…Boxed is an online warehouse…they sell bulk pantry and household items. You might know of other big-box stores where you pay a membership to buy bulk foods and items and you can save because you are buying ninety candy bars vs. two. Same idea except this is online and you don’t pay a membership fee and they ship it directly to your house. Since we don’t have a nearby wholesale store (#countryproblems), this is a heaven-sent angel.
Sometimes people are like…dude this is sponsored and you don’t really use it, do you?!
Oh heck yeah. This is my jam people. I have shopped for beach supplies while sitting on my sofa. I have gotten baseball team snacks while waiting for my chicken dinner to be served. I have bought shampoo, paper towels and organic veggie chips while taking a bath. Try to do that while in a store. I dare you.
Of course I was introduced to it as a sponsored post and I am so thankful because now I use it four to six weeks to get our snacks and toiletries.
And every single time I use Boxed, I know I am saving time, money and energy. My number one problem with going to the grocery store for basics is that I have so many freaking kids. And they want to play! They want to eat the cookies! They want all. the. toys. And I end up being less than stellar as a mom when it comes to checkout. DEAR LORD THE CHECKOUT! I have the five year old pushing the stroller with the two babies, I’m holding Weston like a football, and the cart is overflowing because the diapers take up 99% of the space.
Ordering online is SO much easier. I can get the basics and have them delivered to my doorstop. My kids get to play in the new toy…aka the big box…and I have my sanity so that when it comes time to buy fresh produce and meats and cheeses at my local grocery store, I have the room in the cart and the energy to do it.
Last time I talked about Boxed, I compared them and the cost to the other wholesale stores and their prices. You can read about that here.
This time I thought it would be more practical to compare it to my local grocery stores. That is where I shop so that makes sense. Why would I buy something online if it doesn’t actually save me money?! I hit up Publix and Kroger and Walmart (those are the closest grocery stores I would consider going to). I first ordered a bunch of snacks from Boxed and then I went to each place and jotted down the prices. Photographic evidence of me in Publix….
And at Kroger….
Will was my shopping buddy and we searched out the twelve items that we snagged in our latest Boxed order and wrote down all the prices…it was beneficial for him because he got practice calling out the numbers and I got to compare all the prices on the following twelve items. (click the product graphic for a direct link)
Did you see? Boxed was actually cheaper (or the same price) ON EVERY SINGLE ITEM. That blew my mind. I was so surprised because I thought for sure it would be a draw.
Also, I am so glad that buying online helps me avoid this….the never-ending “take a picture for Santa” routine. That is literally the best thing I ever did and it requires me to have so much patience in the store. I told Will that we don’t buy toys in the store….we take a photo of them and send them to Santa and grandparents…so now every time we hit ANY store, he wants to take photos of all the things his little heart desires. He gladly puts them away and doesn’t cry when he doesn’t get to buy it (BEST THING EVER) but sometimes I don’t want to whip out the phone and fill it up with monster truck photos (SERENITY NOW!)
I will have to admit, I did get weirdly excited that there were Star Wars displays out….
But let’s get back to it…
the point of this homework was if I had bought the same exact items and amounts at other stores, Boxed would have saved me money. Boxed wins hands down. I know that some of you probably are concerned that I didn’t coupon. Well, I don’t have time for that. I have four kids ages five and under. Sharp objects are not allowed in my house. The crazy thing is, this comparison is probably even more skewed against Boxed because they offer extras like coupon codes and goodie bags and free face wipes with your shampoo purchase. It’s the little things!
I know that it sounds too good to be true but honestly this is one of those deals that is just plain awesome. They saved me money on the items, gas money, time and energy in a store, plus there is no membership fee, free shipping on orders over $65 and have great products. They even have a wide range of all-natural, organic, and special diet snacks and groceries. So if you are gluten or dairy free…they even have options for you!
Do you get it now? Do you see why I am so excited to share this with you? SAVINGS! And if you don’t believe me…just do the math. And if you are a fan of saving…here is a way to do it even more…use the code BOXEDBP and you can receive 15% off plus free shipping with a minimum $65 order, expires 12/31/2015! Happy savings!