Time Hack: Mother’s Day Shopping

Leaving the house with a toddler is always an adventure. Sometimes we get the angelic toddler who willingly sits in the shopping cart or stroller for the duration of the trip eating gummies and raisins; other times we get the whiny, finicky, “I want to be carried” toddler, who can’t be pleased (in her defense, this is rare). I swear if there was a way to go shopping that removed this variable entirely, it would make life much easier.

Mission accomplished without moving this cray cray girl.

Mission accomplished without moving this cray cray girl.

Well, say hello to Sears’ In-Vehicle Pickup service that launched just in time for last minute Mother’s Day shopping (Sears.com/AllForMom). Seriously, why haven’t more stores thought of this, since it’s basically drive-thru shopping* (well, almost), and any shopping that doesn’t require getting myself, child, and stroller out of the car is a win-win situation. (Unrelated time-hack: If you ever go to Chipotle, even if you’re going to eat there, order online beforehand! Save yourself the time and energy waiting in line for no reason.)

Mama FWL has been bugging me for years to get a Keurig, but since we already have a coffee maker, don’t drink that much coffee to begin with, and I have ZERO desire to spend money on those stupid pods, I’ve been very reluctant to get one. However, with another kid on the way (!!!) and the role that coffee now plays in our life, the convenience of this gadget outweighed my previous objections. Plus, Mama is nearly 6 months pregnant, I’m a pushover when it comes to her shopping wants, and it will make our lives easier; why not get it for her?

So, I bit the bullet and ordered it (FYI – the pods from Trader Joe’s don’t fit in this newer 2.0 version, so there’s $5 down the drain!). I picked “In-Vehicle Pickup” (this can be done online and via their app) and eagerly waited for the magical email informing me that my caffeine dispenser was ready.

It wasn’t long until I found the “Merchandise Pick-Up” area on the opposite side of the store from where I originally parked, opened the Sears app, found my order, and indicated that I wanted In-Car Pickup. Less than 3 minutes later (no joke) the friendly lady was opening my door and putting it into the backseat. Again, not joking.


As a bonus, shoppers that use Sears In-Vehicle Pickup for their online purchases between Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday, May 7 are automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 Sears gift card! You can also click on and enter the Shop Your Way All For Mom Sweepstakes at Sears.com/AllForMom.

Thanks to @sears, I got VIP status shopping #AllForMom. (She loves her new @keurig). #ad #mothersday #coffee #shopping

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Given that Mama growing a human, and I’m not depriving myself of black gold in the name of “sympathy coffee drinking” (I hope this isn’t real), we’ve already made more cups of coffee in the past 48 hours than we had made in the past several weeks.

Needless to say, Mr. Keurig is a keeper.

*Jewelry and large items (ie. TVs) are excluded from In-Vehicle Pickup

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Life of Dad and Sears. I have received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.