Saturday, April 12, 2014

Walmart Comes to MY House Now!!!

If you have kids, you know what a hassle grocery shopping can be if you have your brood with you.  And you know that it can go from a "hassle" to a complete disaster faster than you can scold them for licking the floor.  What is a Mom to do???

Well, you can shop in the middle of the night, when the monsters....I mean, kids...are sleeping.  BUT, there is a better solution!  Wanna know what it is?


Ok, not really.  BUT, Walmart WILL bring your groceries to you with their new program, Walmart To Go!

I have used this service three times now, and I am not ashamed to say that I am ADDICTED.  AAAAA-DDICTED.

I got online and filled my cart (which was much faster and easier than you would expect, especially if you have a list).  The options include images, so there is no question about what you are clicking on.  The minimum order is $30 in my area, but as all of us know, groceries add up fast, so it shouldn't be a problem.

I was pretty sure that I would have to sell my first born to pay for the delivery, but was pleasantly surprised at the shipping options...$7 for a two hour delivery window, $5 for a 4 hour window and *FREE* pick up at the store.  Totally worth my sanity.

After I chose my delivery window and submitted my cart, I got to mess around on Facebook while some ELSE picked out my groceries...I even got to indicate whether or not substitutions were okay with me for each item on my list.

The delivery driver gave me a call each time when he was about 10 minutes away...he brought my groceries up to my door for me, and all I had to do was sign off on the order!  Everything was perfect...even the frozen/refrigerated items were cold.

My favorite part?  (I mean, my favorite part besides the fact that I do not have to set foot into a store with my kids, who turn into monkeys for some reason when they hit those automatic doors?)  I do not have to huff the darn groceries, especially the four gallons of milk, from my car to my house.  Back and forth, back and annoys me.  And they are heavy.  And the last thing I want to do after shopping for the stuff is lug it into my house!

Wanna try it out for yourself?  Click here:

And read what the news has to say about Walmart To Go:

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Are you a Pinball Wizard???

Calling all Denver Pinball Wizards!!!

What's the WORST thing about having a pinball addiction?  No doubt, it's the cost per game!  How many times have you put those three quarters in the machine, only to have that little silver ball go right down the chute without a single flipper contact?  Infuriating! 

If this is a problem for you, or if you just want to get together with all of the other Pinball Wizards in the Denver area, you NEED to get over to the Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown NOW!!!  Over 125 machines are set to free play all day, from now until Sunday at 5PM.  This is some serious game time...they are open until midnight tonight before they reopen tomorrow at 9am.

Obviously, there is some major pinball going on, but there are also contests, tournaments, swag opportunities, a car show, and chances to meet some famous Pinball Wizards.  My hubs and oldest are there now getting their pinball binge on!

This is the perfect opportunity to bond with your kids over a childhood pastime.  It is the perfect date, and the perfect guys' outing.  My hubs is beside himself with the prospect of REALLY introducing my almost 13yo to the world of REAL, LIVE pinball...not some video game simulation!

Admission is $25 one-day adult pass; $15 one-day kid pass (7-12 years); kids 6 and under free. The show is located at the Sheraton Hotel Denver Tech Center, 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80112. Doors are open 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, April 11; 9 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 12; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

Listen, I am no pinball expert.  I am, however, no stranger to the game...the hubs dragged me on pinball dates too many times to count when we were in HS and college!