DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Boxed. The opinions are 100% my own.
Jeremy sets up all our sponsored posts. You should know that. He gets all the emails and hears the pitch and then makes the decision about whether it might be something relevant to Bower Power readers or something that I might be interested in….and then brings it to me so that I can say yay or nay. 95% of the time we get a lot of ‘offers’ that are just not a great fit.
So when Jeremy told me about Boxed, I was the BIGGEST SKEPTIC. I gave him a serious side eye and told him that there is no way that I could post about this unless I did some serious research. You see, Boxed is wholesale club shopping but without the membership fees. And the best part of their pitch is that they do all the heavy lifting, delivering your bulk purchases directly to your door in two days or less. (!!!)
Did you hear that? Free shipping. Bulk prices. No membership fees.
You moms just heard angels singing didn’t you? I know I did. I mean…last time I had all three in the grocery store, I chased Weston into the back stock area, Will only wanted to play in the pumpkin display area, and I accidentally knocked over a bottle of wine with my buggy because I strapped Weston into the stroller and had to pull that too. Wine should be in my mouth…not the floor. And that was a normal shopping trip. If I need to buy diapers or paper towels or toilet paper, it means two buggys (one entrusted to a four year old), me wearing LJ, pulling a cart while Weston is Houdini-ing out of the good-for-nothing straps and praying that he doesn’t grab the eggs….because that is when the real challenge begins because he has great aim.
So if you tell me that I can stock up online on my laptop, iPhone or iPad while the boys are quietly sleeping….you just became my best friend.
But I wasn’t about to talk about it online until my research was done….so this is my blind test. I first researched my shipping and driving costs. I live out in the country so everything is far….
Usually Boxed does free shipping on the first order and all orders after that that are over $75 (since we are out in the country, it was $80)…which doesn’t really matter because we are buying bulk, remember?
Now time for the cost comparison. I chose five items that we use in our home. No point in buying bulk here without actually using the stuff we are buying right?
The items were Lysol wipes…
Cheez-It’s (post partum moms stop licking your screen)…
And Cascade Action-Pacs….
So after all that cost comparison was done and the totals were added up, I was shocked. Like I said…I was the biggest skeptic. And I was SOLD on the fact that Boxed is a great fit for families like mine. I don’t have time to coupon. I don’t have time for grocery stores. I definitely don’t want to spend more time in the car. But we go through food and diapers like it’s our job.
In fact, our very first box came in and from the time we hit ‘order’…it took about 36 hours to get to us. It probably would have taken me that long just to return from the store.
So that’s my newest little way to save time, a little money and a whole lot of sanity.
Here’s some more facts you should know:
- Boxed offers a rewards program where for every $1 you spend on merchandise at Boxed, you receive 1 Boxed Rewards point and during promotions, even MORE points!
- Boxed app available via Apple’s App Store and Google Play. It’s free!
- Boxed offers a wide variety of all-natural and health brands including Annie’s, Mrs. Meyers and Honest Co!
- Mobile users, you can download the app by clicking here.
- Biggest tip for finding the best deal at Boxed? Click on their sales section and look for savings over 30%
Anybody else out there use Boxed?