- 1.(2 hours ago)Many people are trying to have groceries delivered rather than risk virus exposure at crowded grocery stores. We recommend doing this, if you feel at risk of infection.
Hopes can seem squashed when trying to check-out online, only to find an impenetrable wall saying, "no delivery times available."
Grocery delivery services have expanded their schedules and staff, but are still busy because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Keep a bunch of groceries in your cart, and reload the checkout page every so often until delivery spots become available. This method worked for us, and we hope others with some patience and persistence can also have similar success with grocery delivery services.
Available delivery times vary by location and chosen grocery store, but our area seems to open delivery times in the morning hours. Load up your cart and re-try the checkout when you wake up the next day. If none are available by the afternoon, try again the next morning.
Instacart allows adding items after your order has been placed, so you can modify and grow your order as much as you like, after placing the order. They will adjust your shopping total on the fly, and you will only pay for items that end up being delivered.
Instacart has an excellent UX, providing easy shopping and choosing replacement items.
Delivery times seem to disappear fast, and new ones seem to open at random times throughout the day. We reloaded one checkout page at 10:30pm and found they just posted lots of delivery slots. Orders cannot change once placed, but can be cancelled if the shopper has not yet started filling your order.
Delivery times seem to open in the morning hours. Fill your cart and retry your checkout in the morning. Your shopper will do live instant messaging with you, so you can pick replacements of items sold-out. For example, if organic cucumbers are sold-out, you can message the shopper to pick an alternative item like maybe non-organic cucumbers.
Note that many items may be sold out, despite being in-stock at the time you placed your order. This means your delivered order may be a bit smaller than you had hoped, and you will only be charged for items delivered to your door.
Shipt and FreshDirect:
We have not had experience with them, but the same rules may apply. Keep re-trying the checkout at various times throughout the day until delivery slots open.
When considering how much to tip your delivery person, consider their effort and risk to get your groceries.
Some grocery stores also provide curbside pickup options. Google for your local grocery store to find shopping options.
When bringing groceries into the home, consider sanitizing all items, as shown in this video. Using this advice, we spend a few minutes removing some outer packaging and wiping down containers with soapy towels. We wash off fruit with water, and bring all perishable items inside using a clean bag. For non-perishable items that can wait to be brought inside (snacks, cleaning products, etc.), we leave in a secure place (garage or storage shed) untouched for 3 days, enough time to kill any Covid-19 that may be on containers. This applies for our restaurant delivery too, where we transfer food from their containers to ours or wipe all containers with soap and water before bringing to the table.
Knowing how to navigate this tough time can make the time go by quicker, and help protect the health of yourself and others.
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Poweradd 6-outlet power strip with 900-joules surge protection and 6 2.4A USB charging ports for $17.
900-joules surge protection is adequate for small electronics. Computers and office equipment should have 1,000 to 2,000 joule protection.$17
- 3.(2 days ago)With most people working from home, home-office equipment is in high demand. Deals on professionally-sounding microphones are rare, but Amazon does have this Blue Yeti in Black for $100. Most stores sell this mic for about $130.
It connects to a USB port on a PC or Mac, and provides better audio quality that on-laptop microphones, earpods, and headsets.
This version is bundled with Ghost Recon Breakpoint for PC, a nice free bonus.
It's a popular microphone for home offices and postcasters. Some people sell their used Blue Yeti microphones (not the Nano) for about $80 on Ebay, so $100 new with 2-year warranty is a great deal.$100
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Sale on storage and memory products by SanDisk and Western Digital, including: SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD Card for $16. The "Extreme Pro" line are some of the best quality SD cards on the market, and we recommend them for people with mirrorless and SLR cameras. SanDisk Ultra 400GB MicroSD Memory Card for $45. Normally about $55. Many Android devices, laptops, and non-Apple products have MicroSD slots for adding storage. Western Digital 12TB External/Desktop Hard Drive for $175. Normally about $200+. This line of Western Digital "Elements" drives are some of the best on the market for backups and storage. Western Digital Black SN750 2TB M.2 2280 SSD Card for $340. Normally over $400.$16
- 6.(1 month ago)You must have a personal (non-business) American Express card that earns points, such as AmEx Blue. Go to Manage Payment Methods on Amazon, and check that you have an American Express card stored on your account. Click here Click "Active Now" to see if you are eligible. If successful, you should see green text, "this promo code is now activated". Add at least $50 of products sold and shipped by Amazon. During checkout, apply AmEx points, at least partially, as little as $1 worth of points. The $20 discount should apply.$20
- 7.(2 months ago)$90
- 8.(2 months ago)Pogo BPA-Free Water Bottle, 18oz in Blue for $4.69 Their 18oz bottles normally sell for about $8.
We use the larger 32oz bottles for our everyday water drinking bottles, and they are quite nice. The lid can be fully closed without risk of leaks, the bottle is durable from drops, and the built-in hook makes carrying easier. The larger 32oz bottles sell for about $8-9.$5
- 9.(2 months ago)Poweradd EnergyCell 10,000mAh Compact Portable Battery Charger with a single 2.4A USB output for $13.30 when clicking the $2 off coupon under the price.
It's small and lightweight, at 4 x 1.9 x 1 inches and 0.375 pounds. The 10,000mAh capacity is capable of fully charging most phones 3 times.$13
- 10.(2 months ago)Tide HE Laundry Detergent Liquid, Original Scent, 100 Fl Oz Bottle for $11.97 each. Add one to the cart, view the cart and change the quantity to 3, then a $10 discount automatically appears during checkout. That comes out to $26 for 3 bottles (under $9 each).
Each bottle has enough liquid for about 64 loads of laundry, and normally sells for about $12 to $15.$26
- 11.(2 months ago)Oral-B 8000 Electric Toothbrush for $100, available in choice of color. Battery lasts for 14-days of use, and includes a USB charging case.
We like Oral-B's spin brush head which does a great job at cleaning teeth and the spaces between. Philips Sonicare is also a popular choice and recommended by our dentist, and can run cheaper than an Oral-B, and also works far better than a regular toothbrush.$100
- 12.(2 months ago)Square Terminal is a portable payment acceptance device for accepting payments. Normally $300, it's on sale today for $240.$240
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- 14.(2 months ago)Deals on several computer monitors from Acer, HP, and Sceptre, including: Sceptre 22" Monitor for $65 HP Pavilion 21.5" IPS Monitor for $80 BenQ 24" Monitor for $95 Sceptre 25" 1ms Gaming Monitor for $145. Normally about $175. Acer 31.5" IPS Monitor for $199 Acer Nitro 27" IPS Gaming Monitor for $271$65
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Pay $40 to get a Gap gift card worth $50. It's a real physical gift card, and its funds never expire until fully used.
Gap is one of the only retail stores that sells organic cotton baby & kids clothes, and they plan to offer more clothes made from sustainable sources.$50
- 17.(3 months ago)It's one of the cheapest luggage scales on the market, and works well. We bought one of these before flying on an airline with strict baggage limits.
Most airlines limit checked luggage to 50 pounds (23 kg), and some international airlines (many in the pacific) have a strict 15 pound (7 kg) limit on carry-on bags. To avoid hefty penalties while traveling, this handheld scale can measure the weight of luggage to help pack within limits before arriving at the airport.
Beware, to use this handheld scale, you must possess the strength to lift the weight of the luggage. Say your luggage weighs 45 pounds, you must strap the scale to the luggage handle and lift the 45 pound bag off the ground and hold it steady for about 4 seconds to get an accurate weight measurement.
Speaking of international travel, Amazon sells a carry-on luggage with 4 wheels for $55 that conforms to most reduced carry-on size limits enforced by many international airlines. Alternatively, Samsonite and TravelPro do sell 2-wheel bags at this size, but if you want 4 wheels, the Amazon bag is one of the only options for an international-compatible carry-on.$8
- 18.(3 months ago)Hook-shaped magnets stick to any metallic surface like filing cabinets, fridgerators, and hold a lot of weight.
Some reviewers say the hooks do not hold the 25 pounds as advertised, but can still hold a lot.$10
- 19.(3 months ago)4-pack of Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste (4.8oz each) for $6.21.
Save a few cents by choosing "Subscribe & Save" but remember to cancel your subscription anytime after your order ships, otherwise Amazon will automatically re-order this item for you at a future date.$6
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People love their Sonicare toothbrushes, and they normally sell for about $100 and up.
Both Philips and Oral-B electric toothbrushes really do improve teeth and gum health over standard toothbrushes, and we recommend either brand.$84
- 21.(3 months ago)MaaIbok 2020 Monthly Planner/Calendar with Faux Leather Soft Cover, 8.86" x 11.4" size. Add the black color to the cart for $11. During checkout, apply promo code TDLFNUSG to get $7 off. Free shipping with Prime, or with a $25+ purchase.$4
- 22.(3 months ago)24-pack of Anker Alkaline AAA Batteries for $7 when clicking the $3 off coupon under the $9.99 price.
AAA batteries are commonly used in remote controls, and good to have a few extra on-hand when needed.
If you need 9-volt batteries for smoke detectors, a 12-pack of 9-volt batteries for $16 after coupon.$7
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Your free $5 credit appears 4 days after spending $20 on Kindle eBooks, and expires 21 days after it is applied to your account.$20
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