Like a Gift of Time - and a Giveaway!

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote how I was signing up with in an effort to to gain some more time in my week. ( You can read about that HERE) Well it's been about 3 weeks now so I thought I would report back in about how my Alice adventure was going. ... in a word   LOVE.

If I could I would doodle my and Alice's name together with tiny little hearts and curls floating around it, I might even carve her name on a tree or better yet write it on my arm in Sharpie marker just like in highschool! Alice is my new BFF!

Seriously, I have been quite impressed so far with  Alice-shopping for my sundry items. No more quick (eh, not so quick) runs through Target or stops at my local pharmacy, thus saving me quite a bit of time and might I also mention money since I am not doing my normal Target impulse shopping that really piles the $$$ onto the final bill when you only stopped in for toothpaste and leave with a new CD, some blush and a 12 pack of gum.... just sayn'.  Did I also mention they always have free shipping?

Using Alice has meant that my time in the grocery is just for food, thus cutting out my need to go down over 1/2 the aisles at the store..woot!

I will mention that my first order with Alice did come in damaged. UPS had not been at all kind to my Alice boxes and the contents of a couple of my items was damaged and 1 was leaking.  This did not make me smile as I dialed the ALICE customer service number. But you know what?... a very nice guy answered the phone after just 1 phone-tree button push and he got my problem sorted out in under 3 minutes with a resolution that was totally fair and hassle free on my part. Since in the end the damage to the box was not the fault of  its self I was more than pleased and am happy to say that the orders since that point have come in just fine.

There is something so freeing about knowing that all the little bits are taken care of!   I am using those extra 2-4 hours a week for things I of them being spending time with my boys playing games and swimming.

To celebrate my new found time I have for you  a way to spend some quality time with your kids or Grandkids!  I am going to be giving away a copy of the Cranium's fun family game Wacky Words. Since when mama is happy...everyone is happy!

 All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what YOU would do with 2-4 extra hours per week! You may enter 1 time per day until  Friday the 10th at Midnight. I will draw for a winner next Saturday!

*The Cranium game was bought with my own money while loitering around Barnes and Nobel using some of that new free time I have, but do let it be known I would pimp their games in a heart beat given the chance since they are way fun for both grown-ups as well as kids!   Also.. has no idea that I am blogger so they were just nice to me because they are swell that way!


The Ellis Crew said...

This is kind of cheating because I do plan on doing this during the summer already. AMF and are both doing 2 free games per day per child. I am getting my daughter bowling shoes from Craig's list. We plan to spend some hours in the air conditioning enjoying some free fun.

Stitchfork said...

The guys and I actually sat down at the kitchen table and played Scrabble the other night! Not the Words with Friends game we play each other on the iphones - but the real Scrabble with tiles in hand! Would love to have more of that family game time back!
xo Cathy

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like a very cool site, and so glad your experience with them so far has been top-notch. :)

Faith said...

An extra 2 hours?I have no idea what I would do with that, but I would sure love to try! Definitely gonna check out the website!