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Iâ€™ve been seeing a lot of ads and promotions for alice.com and decided to give it a try. Count me in on something that can save me valuable time. I signed up for the free account and began to search the site for items I typically purchase. Initially I was disappointed with the number of product offerings, but after searching more I found plenty of things that I normally buy. Although, I would hope they can expand soon.
Hereâ€™s what I purchased:
- Hair conditioner
- Paper towels
- Baby formula
- Tissues (each box counts as one item)
- Storage bags
You have to buy six items for each order, but shipping is free. This is the selling point for me. The second they start charging for shipping Iâ€™m outta there.
The box came and all of the items were in order. Nothing spilled, all packed neat and tidy. Who doesn’t love getting a big box in the mail?
This bottle of conditioner came with an alice sticker over the lid and not a drop spilled.
All of the packaging is “EarthAware,” recycled film, which is pretty cool.
Pricing seems fair. I did some quick cost checking on a few items and think they are in line with my regular grocery store. I am sure you can find items cheaper if you price check and shop around, but I think alice.com is about convenience as much as price.
The site has a lot of unique features that help frequent buyers streamline his/her purchases. Here are a few highlights:
- Ability to put items in your cart, but not purchase.
- Save items for future purchase.
- Note how often you buy items and set reminders.
- Online coupons are automatic.
One sticking point for me is that you really need to plan this shopping adventure. Donâ€™t wait until you need an item to buy it from alice.com; buy at least a week before you need it. Also, communicate with other shoppers in your home. I purchased the large size of paper towels, but failed to tell my husband (see above photo). While I was eagerly awaiting my alice.com order, my husband came home with the large size of paper towels. Now we have a yearâ€™s supply of paper towels.
Overall, I am pleased with my purchase and want to place another order. I just need to find out how online ordering falls into my monthly budget and make sure my husband knows I’m making a purchase – we don’t have room in the house for more double orders.
(Disclosure: I was not paid for this post, nor did I receive a gift card for my first purchase.)