Hello lovely people! How are you all today? I do hope that things are beautiful for you.
As many of you know, I am always on the lookout for good deals and great prices. On one of the very seldom days of me watching the box with moving pictures, aka television, I saw a commercial for an online store called Boxed.com. It is a store that specializes in providing bulk grocery and household items for cheaper prices than in the store. Think of it as a Sams Club, but just online.
I thought to myself, “Lilly, this is something we need to look into. We need to investigate this magic for ourselves.” And so, I went onto the site and low and behold, what they said was true. They did seem like cheaper prices, and there were some other “perks” that I will discuss in a bit.
I sat on that website for weeks, months even, debating in my head if I should bite the bullet and give it a shot. So, on March 1st (keep in mind, this is the 3rd!) I finally jumped and started the search for things I needed.
Slowly I filled my cart, and honestly, I felt my heart racing, fear mixed with excitement pouring through my veins like a drug. I was terrified, but the thought of not having to step foot in the bowels of hell that we know of as a BULK STORE was making my mouse move. Thing after thing I clicked, “OH I need this! And this!” I finally came to my senses and banged my head on the desk for a while telling myself to take one of those chill pills.
I ended up putting 9 things in my cart, things that I needed and a few things that I wanted to give the childlings. And then into the process of actually PURCHASING said things.
The process was pretty simple to say the least, the site giving clear and precise instructions on what to do. And the site was secure (I have a scan thingie that looks for all the foolishness out there. *leans in close* Watch out for a certain bargain site. *coughs* Wish *coughs*)
Now, I want to explain something here. To me, I bought a lot of stuff. And it would have came out to be a pretty penny. BUT. When you make an account, Boxed will provide free shipping on your first order. You can also occasionally find other offers as well. Coupon codes on the site that will bring your price down even further. Also, if I am remembering correctly, you also receive a $10 bonus, just for signing up. That will drop your price to low low. And it DID.
My original price for the things in my cart was a little over $70 dollars (not including shipping!). With the $10 bonus, and a code that I found on the site which took 15% off of the order, my price before shipping was $40. Add on to that the free shipping, and the price is awesome.
Speaking of shipping. I got my box today. Let me say that one more time. I got my box TODAY. It is the 3rd of March, 2017. I ordered on March 1st, 2017. I will give you a moment to let that sink in. There. Yes my friends, it made it here in 2 days.
So I tear into the box, my fingers itching to see the prizes within. I was estatic. But I remember looking at the box, thinking about what I had ordered and stopped for a moment. “This box seems a bit small for what I got,” I thought to myself. And I tentatively began removing the things I had gotten. Here is the list and I’ll try to make it quick. *coughs* Bullet Points. *coughs*
- Bandaid Brand adhesive bandages (280 count) $11.99: The deal was perfect in my opinion. If you think about it, the small boxes in the store is around 4 bucks. With maybe 30 bandages inside.
- Hunts Tomato Paste (12 count) $5.99: This was another winner.
- Argo Corn Starch (35 oz) $4.99: For the size, it is definitely priced well.
- Crisco Shortening (48 oz) $6.99: This one I am on the fence about. I am sure I could have gotten cheaper at a shop in town.
- St. Ives Apricot Scrub x2 (6 oz per bottle) $6.49: This one is about the same anywhere you go.
- Crisco Vegetable Oil (64 oz) $6.99: This one, I am honestly feeling a bit let down about. I felt there would be a bit more but the bottle seems small.
- Honey Bunches of Oats (3 lbs) $7.99: The price in store, for just a single box is normally up in price so this was killer.
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch (3 lbs) $7.99: See Honey Bunches of Oats above yo!
- Barilla Pesto Sauce x4 (6.3 oz per bottle) $10.99: I want to be mad. I reallllly want to be mad at this. The bottles were tiny. TEENY TINY. And could easily fit in the palm of my hand. Do I think it was worth it? No, BUT do I think it is worth it? YES. Let me explain. I love pesto, my childlings love pesto. Waya bro loves pesto. Will one bottle be enough for us to enjoy the splendid flavor of the sauce of the Gods? I hope the hell so. The bottles are just so tiny and itty bitty, but yes, it is worth it people. 10.99 for 4 bottles is killer.
So, as for my thoughts.
Boxed.com is definitely a place that I feel we could all use. The website is easy to navigate, and is easy on the eyes. They have many deals going on all the time, and considering the first time you get onto the site and create an account, you instantly get free shipping on that first order.
Will it keep you out a store completely? No. Unfortunately not. They do not sell cold products, or meats. So those are things that you will need. They also have pet products, cleaning supplies, laundry things. It is a huge array of items and all in bulk. They carry name brand things that normally cost a fortune in stores.
BUT like I said before, you need to really do some recon on the products that you find. Look up prices at on different websites like Walmart.com, or even grocery stores. See if what you find is worth it.
Now, there is one tiny detail that I left out. So, I am going to go ahead and tell ya. With every order that you do, you are able to get 2 free samples from the list of things that they provide. FREE SAMPLES. There can be anything on there.
So in the end, do I suggest this place? Yes. I do. Especially for people that hate being in the large crowds that are normally found in stores. Will it help completely? No. There will still be things that are needed. But yes, go and check it out. At least give it a looksee. It doesn’t hurt to at least try it out right?