With holiday shopping in full swing (how in the world is it almost Thanksgiving?), we are all starting to gear up and write our lists and make our budget and panic a little. Just me? Whether you are an exclusive online shopper or are planning your Black Friday route, most of us are thinking about how we are going to get our shopping done efficiently and inexpensively and maybe have a little fun on the side.
Shopular is a fantastic new app for your smartphone that alerts you to deals at your favorite stores. After downloading, you simply choose your favorite stores from a HUGE list and Shopular will notify you when they are having a great sale. This includes traditional retail and mall stores, Costco, drug stores like Rite Aid and CVS, even food deals from Starbucks, Wendy’s and more. Shopular will send you a quick notification of the best sales at your favorite stores and most can be redeemed directly from your phone.
My favorite feature, because I’m fairly absent minded and outrageously busy (a horrible combination), is deals based on your location. If you are near one of your favorite stores, Shopular uses your location and pops up deals to remind you. With as much holiday shopping as most of us do, this can be a fantastic way to save money. No cursing yourself at the register because you left your coupon at home!
Gearing up for Black Friday, Shopular sent me an AMAZING kit to survive the shopping experience. If you are a die-hard shopper and go out with a group of friends or family, a version of this kit would be adorable to put together for the big day.
A few years ago, some friends and I would stand in line at Toys R’ Us for HOURS in the freezing cold and snow and rain. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I could now get those deals online, but the experience was so much fun. Racing through the store to get the things you want, the anticipation, the excitement building from the crowd around you. This has got to the be the reason people do it. It’s like the Hunger Games, you know, without all the bloodshed.
So what do you NEED to survive Black Friday? Besides a drink or two.
Simbihaiti Hair Ties – Hair disasters are the last thing you need while shopping. We need to be efficient! A portion of all sales goes to help to keep Haitians employed and raises money to install water filtration systems around the country. Facebook Twitter Instagram
Foot Petals Insoles – Shoe cushions made to absorb shock, repel moisture and fight bacteria and odor, these are perfect for racing around on your feet all day. Facebook Twitter Instagram
Crazy Rumors Lip Balm – Vegan and made with certified organic ingredients, Crazy Rumors Balm is made with things like organic shea butter and essential oils. This is a must for your purse, especially if you live in a super cold area and will be outside waiting in line. When I am without lip balm, all of a sudden I find myself desperate for it. Come prepared! Facebook Twitter Instagram
Vermints Mints – If you’re like me, you’ll have 17 cups of coffee just waiting in line for the stores to open and then will be breathing fire on everyone around you. If you’re shopping through the night and into the day, mints can at least temporarily replace a toothbrush. Vermints are made with organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and nut-free ingredients. We’re covering all bases here, people! Facebook Twitter Instagram
Quest Nutrition Energy Bars – Black Friday shopping requires fuel and energy (and not just coffee). Don’t miss a minute of shopping, come prepared with snacks. Quest Bars are full of protein and fiber to keep you full and honestly, not the worst ingredients. No hard to pronounce chemicals or artificial flavors. And pretty delicious. Facebook Twitter Instagram
Cosmetic Boulevard Coffee Scrub – What better way to scrub off all the sweat and grime from a long day of shopping and RELAX than with a delicious body scrub. Made from Robusta coffee beans, this scrub is exfoliating, generating and moisturizing. Instagram
Dearfoams Slippers – Obviously, your feet are going to need a little pampering after a long day of shopping. Grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up! I’m not really a slipper gal, but are you kidding me?? These are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. Facebook Twitter Instagram
Click here to check out Shopular. The app has 4.5 star reviews out of 30,000 reviewers on Google Play! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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