As a person that dislikes places like Wal-mart, the internet has become my best friend. I have done almost all of my gift shopping online the last couple of years and I have recently found several different sites where I can order food to be delivered right at my house.
Earlier today, I ordered a 5 lb bag of Haribo Twin Cherry Gummies through Amazon.com. Those are my favorite candy and 5 lbs just might last more than a night...kidding...they will last a week, tops.
Now, if only they would bring back the milkman, I would be set.
In the past, I have used Alice.com to purchase household and personal items like toilet paper, dish soap and baby wipes (no baby, but they are great for cleaning stains and fingerprints on walls).
Today, I tried a new site called Soap.com. Don't be fooled, they aren't just about soap. I ordered Swiffer dusters, some Febreze and make-up (they carry most of the brands you find at your local drugstore- Maybelline, Covergirl, Rimmel, Neutrogena and more) along with a couple types of bath soap. It will be here in two days via FedEx and shipping is free for all orders over $39.
Another bonus is that they offer a big selection of e-coupons for items. Alice.com offers this, too, but today Soap.com had more coupons and cheaper prices on the items I was buying. Additionally, Soap.com (but not Alice.com) participates in a cash back program through Ebates.com.
If you don't know about Ebates.com, it is a great site where you sign-up and when you wish to shop online, you log onto Ebates.com, find your retailer (they have 100's, including Wal-mart, Target, and Cooking.com) and go to the site of your choice via the link on Ebates.com.
You earn a percentage back for all your purchases made through Ebates.com. It is legitimate. I have received checks and have another one coming soon.
If you wish to sign up for Ebates, here is my referral link: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=Xy7PGr0d8JbPmV9HeVL9JA%3D%3D
If you want to try out Soap.com, you can receive a 15% discount on your order by using my promo code APE25346 at checkout.
If Alice.com is a better deal for you, then you can sign up through my referral link and receive $10 off when you spend $50: http://www.alice.com/referral/DB41121
Full disclosure: If enough people sign up through my Alice.com and Ebates.com link, I will get a bonus and for every person that uses my discount code on Soap.com I receive a $10 credit.
Just like when you head to a brick and mortar retailer, it pays to check which offers the best deal for you. For me, today, it was Soap.com.