Middle of the Night Shopping

by jessicaturner on August 11, 2011

Adeline gets up once or twice every night to nurse. I get out of bed and take her into the living room to nurse. (Nursing in bed just doesn’t work well for me.)

Usually that is my time to catch up on my favorite blogs, as well as check out flash deal sites. Flash deal sites are my favorite way of shopping online. I use them to  get great deals on items I would otherwise not purchase, as well as do tons of Christmas shopping. Here are the sites I have been shopping on:

  • Zulily –  Adorable kids clothes and clothes for me, as well as fun toys – all at 50% off or more. Plus, they ship quickly and if you buy one thing on the site you get free shipping for the rest of the day. I love this feature because most flash deal sites give you a time limit of items in your cart, so this eliminates you losing something you really want. I have done quite a bit of shopping for our family on this site.
  • Heartsy – I have talked about this site a lot lately, mostly becasuse I have been shopping on it a lot and have had so many positive experiences. Seriously, I have gotten so many cute things for Elias, Adeline, family and friends – and even a few things for me. It is such a treat to shop on Etsy shops I never would have found and get the items at dirt cheap prices. I pay the monthly $7 to be a VIP because it pays for itself after just one deal (VIPS typically get deals at a $10 higher values). Plus, then I get to buy the deals the day before they go live!
  • Groupon – One of the original flash deal sites, I check Groupon every day. In the middle of the night I usually look at the Nashville and Milwaukee deals. Then in the middle of the day I google Groupon+ the date to see what the national deals are.
  • Totsy – This site is similar to Zulily (though the shipping is slower). I have  found some really adorable clothes and toys on here.
  • Living Social – this site is Groupon’s biggest competitor and I think they have really stepped up their game. In the past few weeks, I have bought deals for a massage, US Weekly and Picaboo.

Others that I look at include The Foundary, Plum District, Mamapedia and BitsyBug.

Are you guilty of late night shopping? If so, what are your favorite sites to shop on?

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Sheila August 11, 2011 at 6:29 am

I always wondered how you got the groupon deals for everywhere w/o subscribing to every city! Thanks for all the good suggestions. Love your site. I tend to catch up on twitter & my reader when nursing :)

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Kelly (Seaux Southern) August 11, 2011 at 7:58 am

I am with you Jessica–I love to shop on Heartsy!! I have been shopping on Etsy for quite some time now and Heartsy just made shopping on Etsy much more fun! And the deals are great!! (I am a VIP member too) I do late night shopping, early morning shopping, mid afternoon shopping…

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Cara August 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

I used to read blogs and news sites while nursing in the night:)
I love all the sites you mentioned other than The Foundary which I hadn’t heard of but will check out now:)
I have gotten several vouchers for Totsy from other deal sites recently which has been awesome! A deal on a deal site – doesn’t get much better:)
And Heartsy – oh I’m addicted. I signed up for the VIP program after you mentioned it the first time and it is SO worth it. Getting deals a day early and getting so much more for my money is well worth the monthly fee. I’ve gotten hair clips for my daughter, a stuffed owl for her since she loves them, reusable sandwich bags, and a new necklace for myself after my old one got all tarnished (it has my daughter’s name on it and I LOVE my new one just as much as my old).
Anyway, I just love Heartsy – such fun deals:)

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Stephanie Click August 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

I also love plumdistrict.com and juiceinthecity.com (although they aren’t in Nashville yet …. they are in my market).

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Gina August 12, 2011 at 6:54 am

I’m totally with you on the shopping late at night when feeding the baby.

I’ll have to try Heartsy. I just love Etsy.

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Laura@laurasblondemoments August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love Groupon for restaurant deals and spas in my Charlotte area, and have found that it’s great for even Shutterfly deals too! I would love to spend more time searching to save more, but just don’t make the time for it. I too love Zulily and etsy, and would like to try Heartsy, but again, just haven’t made the time to browse and find the deals I’m looking for. Maybe as Christmas gets closer and I am staying home with my daughter (born in just a few weeks) and 2 year old son, that I will have more time (wishful thinking right?) to do my searching on these sites.

Thanks for always posting about certain deals going on though!
Laura
laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

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