How To Use In-Store Pickup to Finish Your Holiday Shopping Without Losing Your Mind

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Have you run out of time and energy to finish up your holiday shopping? Or have you realized that you’ve missed the order deadline to ship your gifts without paying a fortune to get them in time? At Christmas and all year long, our TOP way to save time, hassle and money on last-minute shopping is to order online at our favorite stores that offer in-store pickup.

Shop from your computer or phone while you are at work, waiting for your kids at practice, lessons or doctor’s appointment, in line at the grocery store, at the airport waiting for your flight or to pick up guests, taking it easy at home while waiting for the pizza to be delivered. Select In-Store Pickup at checkout and let the store employees collect your items from around the store and process your order for you. It’s multi-tasking at its finest and sure to help you NOT lose your mind!

The advantages of ordering online and picking up in-store are:

  • Shop from anywhere, anytime
  • Know your items are in-stock before you leave home
  • Compare prices and selection online
  • Use online coupon codes and offers
  • No fees or shipping charges
  • Get text or email notification when order is ready to pick up
  • Usually ready in about an hour
  • Order is bagged and waiting at customer service when you arrive

Our favorite way to use this method is for Woof Woof Papa to drive, so I can just hop out and run in to the store and we don’t even have to spend time searching for parking!

This option is also great for when you are out-of-town, staying at a hotel or friends & family, and realize you need a gift at the last minute. Plus it saves the hassle of flying or traveling with gifts…just order now and pick them up at your destination!

Another advantage besides saving time, is that you can also save money. Use any current coupon code when you place your order for added savings. Many stores offer special discounts when you order online and pick up in person. The stores we most frequently use online shopping with in-store pick include:

PetSmart

Petsmart.com Current offers:

  • Save 10-20% OFF  when you Buy Online and Pick Up In-Store
  • Up to 75% OFF Holiday Toys for Pets
  • See more

Kohls Department Stores Inc

Kohls.com Current offers with Kohl’s Credit Card:

  • 20% off with code MERRY20
  • 30% off with code FROSTING30
  • See more

Current offers without Kohl’s Credit Card:

  • 15% off with code WREATH thru 12/24
  • 20% off $100 or more with code WREATH thru 12/24
  • 20% off with code JOYFUL 12/25
  • See more

Target.com Current offers:

  • Pet supplies, buy 3 get a $10 gift card
  • 10% off select vacuums and floor care with in-store pickup
  • Star Wars Sale
  • 5% OFF every day with Red Card
  • 30% off coffee and coffee makers
  • Xbox deals
  • See more

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BestBuy.com Current offers:

  • Up to 30% OFF select TVs
  • Great Deals on Apple Devices
  • Laptops starting at $149
  • Up to 30% OFF Major Appliances
  • Deals on gaming and streaming media devices
  • See more

I have used all of these stores personally for in-store pickup of my online orders. Just wait til you get the email or text that your order is ready and then print your confirmation and head to the store with your ID. Go straight to the customer service desk or designated pickup area where your order will be ready and waiting for you!

BarkShop Black Friday Sale: 20 Percent OFF Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

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If you are skipping the stores and shopping online from home this Black Friday then you are in luck because EVERYTHING is 20% OFF over at BarkShop.com today! Find gifts for dog lovers and great dog gifts you can’t get anywhere else. You get FREE Shipping on orders of $35+ and remember to use BarkShop coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE TREAT added to any order!

Here are just a few things you will want to grab at the BarkShop Black Friday Sale today:

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New Year’s Eve Dog Gift Box

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Pupcorn Treat Tin for Dogs

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Dog People Gift Box

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Shoodles Shoes for Dog Lovers (Men, Women, Kids)

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Emoji Dog Toy Bundle

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Dog Doodle Gift Wrapping Paper

Head on over to BarkShop.com for lots more great gifts for dogs and dog lovers!

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How To Prepare Now For Amazon Prime Day + $30 Prime Day Promo Code

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Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is set for Tuesday, July 12th and Amazon is promising that it’s going to be way bigger and better than last year! This will be welcome improvement over last year when the “good stuff” was hard to find and lots of the deals were on weird products no one wanted or needed. Remember all the chefs hats on sale and the #PrimeDayFail hashtag all over Twitter? Although…I did snag an incredible deal on my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker! I use it so often that it’s hard to imagine I’ve only had it for a year now!

Anyway, according to Amazon, there will be almost twice as many TV deals as Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined…plus huge sales and discounts on toys and other popular product categories as well. There’s also talk about deals on Amazon Echo, Kindle Unlimited and more…so it’s worth being prepared.

I’m the unfortunate position of having to appear for Jury Duty selection on Tuesday, which makes me so sad because there’s nothing I love more than snagging an amazing deal, and I’m having major FOMO over the whole situation, but I wanted to post ahead of time because I don’t want you missing out as well!

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Things you need to know to be ready for Amazon Prime Day:

It’s only for Amazon Prime Members, but you can get a 30-Day FREE trial membership HERE now.

The annual Amazon Prime membership is $99/year and includes FREE 2-Day Prime Shipping on most orders, free streaming TV, Movies and Music, plus Kindle owner deals, extra perks and special offers. I feel like this is a great deal, but you’ll have the 30 days of free trial to decide for yourself. Don’t wait til Prime Day to signup though…get it out of the way now because the deals will go quickly and you’ll need to be ready!

Deals for Prime Day Countdown have already started! You don’t have to wait til Amazon Prime Day to start taking advantage of the deals. Now through July 12th you’ll find Countdown Deals as well as extra Gold Box and Lightning Deals. These will almost always include FREE Prime Shipping, so just another reason to get that trial membership if you’re not already a Prime Member!

Get $30 off your purchase of $150 or more with your Amazon Rewards Visa Card! If you are already a cardholder then you are prepared. On Prime Day, July 12, 2016, you can get $30 off your purchase when you spend $150 or more on items shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Offer excludes Amazon.com Gift Cards and gift cards redeemable at other retailers.

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What Would You Do with Some Extra Summer Cash? Enter to WIN $100!

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Summer PayPal Cash Giveaway

Summer is less than 2 weeks away, and we’re celebrating with a cash giveaway! This time of year is a great chance to spend more time with friends and loved ones…including the fur kids of course, and we want to help out with a little extra cash for you to spend however you like.

I got to thinking about how Woof Woof Papa and I would spend some extra cash if we could this summer, and here are some ideas I came up with:

  • Spend the night at a pet-friendly hotel with Daisy
  • Buy new bathing suits for both of us and pool toys for Daisy
  • Buy some summer reading books for our nieces and nephews
  • Pack a fancy picnic lunch and gas up the car for a day trip somewhere new
  • Surprise the dogs at our favorite rescue group with some items from their Amazon wish list
  • Get some professional photos taken of the hubby and me with Daisy
  • Dinner and drinks on the patio at our favorite pet-friendly restaurant

How would YOU spend an extra $100 if you win? Whether you need to payoff a few bills, help out a friend, or are able to use it to treat yourself to something you wouldn’t ordinarily splurge on–we hope this prize of $100 via PayPal Cash will help one lucky winner start summer off with a bang!

We’ve partnered with a small group of bloggers who have each kicked in to make this happen. Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter widget below, choosing any or all of the optional entry methods you like. Complete your entries by 11:59pm on June 21st when the giveaway ends. Good luck everybody!
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4 Last Minute Gift Ideas In time for Christmas

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Have you run out of time, energy or ideas? Not to worry because we’ve got four great last-minute gift ideas that you can still get in time for Christmas. There’s no time to waste, so we’ll get right to it!

4 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas: