How Not to Stress Out During the Holidays

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The holidays are steamrolling their ways in. We have Thanksgiving this week with Christmas a few weeks later. But we all know that the holidays have morphed themselves into a month long extravagenza that leaves us stressed, broke, and wishing for it to be over.

But it doesn’t have to be that way!

You don’t have to stress yourself to the point where you don’t actually enjoy the holidays. Well, I’m sharing with you the number one thing I do to save my sanity during the holidays.

Shop online!

Yup, it’s that easy.

I do a lot of my holiday (and every day) shopping online. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, I suggest you hop right on that! Not only has it helped me out with my Christmas shopping, but it also saved me a few weeks ago for my husband’s birthday. The night before my son announces he wants to get Daddy a Penguins Bobblehead as his present. Um, ok? I hop on Amazon and for only an extra $3.99 the Bobblehead would be on my doorstep the next day. Happy kid, happy dad, happy Me!

Not only do I use Amazon Prime, I hit up Ebates as much as I can. I always check to see if an online store is a partner on Ebates. So not only am I saving myself time by shopping online, I’m earning cash back! Win/Win in my book.

My online shopping just doesn’t stop at Christmas gifts. Nope, it extends to my grocery shopping. I don’t know what’s worse during the holidays: the mall or the grocery store. Seriously, it does something to people! To skip the hassle, I do my grocery shopping with Peapod. As I’m sitting on the couch, snuggled under a warm and toasty blanket, I can add my items to my shopping cart, check out, and schedule a delivery or pick up.

Gotta love technology. Laying in bed ordering my groceries through @peapod!

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Peapod is celebrating it’s 25th birthday this year! In 1989, brothers Thomas and Andrew Parkinson developed the first online grocery service (with the help of floppy disks and dial-up), offering customers the convenience of shopping for groceries from home for the first time. Saving moms like me the headache that is the grocery store…with kids…during the holidays!

Win it!

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I’m gonna help you be a little less stress out this week! Peapod will give one lucky reader a $25 gift card to try out Peapod in their area! Head on over to my Facebook Page for your chance to enter! (Giveaway ends on 11/30/14, US only)

Did you know that more than 64 million bananas have been ordered through Peapod? That is a whole lot of Banana Bread, 32 million loaves to be exact! Check out some interesting facts about Peapod how they have innovated online grocery shopping the past 25 years.


Disclosure: I was provided a Peapod Gift Card so that I could enjoy being stress-free this holiday season. All opinions are my own.

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