"I only get one life and I will not let Fibromyalgia take the joy from my living it."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Year's Goal 2011

My New Year's Goal for 2011 is to try to make things easier for myself, specifically by ordering things online. I can order online and have groceries and things delivered. I can pre-order things and just go pick them up when I get there. A lot of these sites also save money. I will try to share the sites with you as I find them. I hope this preliminary list helps you get your new year off to an easier start.

  • Angel Food Ministries- Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief to communities throughout the U.S. basically allowing you to buy groceries at a reduced price. Order in advance and pick up at a local site. Plus, you can buy GLUTEN FREE, check out the current month's menu. When you arrive they just box up your groceries and put them in your car for you. It sure beats a trip to the store.
  • Schwan's - Online Grocery Store. I love when the Schwan's man delivers. It's so nice to not have to go to the store. I'll share my fav dishes in another post.
  • Soap.com -  Pretty much everything you would get at the store except groceries. From paper products to shampoo. Always free shipping on orders of $25 or more. And for a limited time it's 15% off your first order with promo code SOAPSPLASH.
  • Diapers.com - Everything for baby, mom and maternity. Free 2-day shipping on order over $49. Right now new customers can get 30% back on diapers on 10% back on everything else.
  • Netflix - We love our netflix. There are lots of movies, television shows, even exercise videos,  that you can watch instantly in addition to your movies that come in the mail. If you do not have a computer hooked up to your t.v. then you can purchase a blu-ray player than has the netflix player built in. My mom recently bought one and loves it. Just make sure you buy the one with the built-in wi-fi not the one with just the "wireless capable". You have to go online to your netflix account on your computer and put the shows you want to watch into your queue. Once that is done then you can access them from your television through the blu-ray player. 
  • Paperback Swap - Swap books through the mail.List books you'd like to swap with other club members. Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. In return, you may choose from other available books! Books you request are mailed to you for free.
  • Church - I hate to miss church. I miss the music. I miss seeing the people, especially after being cooped up and isolated at times. And I miss the sermons, especially when they are part of a series. Did you know that many churches allow you to watch or listen to the sermons online? The amount of time it takes for the sermons to be put on the website after the service vary from church to church. Clicking on "church" here in my post takes you to a website where you can listen to Andy Stanley.
  • Post Office - please don't go to the post office just to buy stamps. Next time your checking out a the grocery store ask the cashier if you can purchase some stamps also. Or go to the post office website and order them. You can also print postage labels with shipping! Schedule your mail carrier to pick up your packages. Put your mail on hold or make your change of address online as well. There is no reason to stand in that line! 
  • CVS - This is who I use for my mail order prescriptions. I get a 90 day supply at a time. The only problem is you have to remember to renew them in plenty of time for them to go through the mail before your supply at home runs out. I have a problem remembering to do that. You can just renew online. The initial process of submitting your prescriptions is different depending on which mail-order pharmacy you use. Sometimes it can just be done between your doctor and the pharmacy. Your doctor's office will help you with the process though.  
  • AVON - Avon has come a long way. Not only can you buy really good cosmetics, but you can can get really stylish jewelry, purses, clothing, shoes. They even have undergarments! You can order online. You can pay online and have it shipped to you. Or you can choose to let your friendly Avon representative deliver to you and pay her (or him) directly. 

1 comment:

  1. What good sites you've listed. I am all for saving money and time and EFFORT. My legs are getting worse and makes standing for any amount of time out of the question. So why not let the computer do the hard part for us?