Shopping made a whole lot easier! #Flipp

Flyers…

flyers

Never around when you’re looking for something specific, or filling up your mailbox. A pain when it comes to comparing between stores. Better used to line a pets cage. Or something you use to start a campfire or fireplace.

Either way, they are wasteful and contributing to the tree shortage and global warming.

Flipp

Flipp is a FREE digital flyer app, that brings flyers into the digital age and allows users to browse through hundreds of digital flyers from all of their favourite retailers through their mobile devices. No more coupon clipping!

This is definitely UBER AWSOME!

When it comes to shopping for my family, I need to save money and time. So, if I can compare flyers digitally between different retailers, I don’t have to wait for a flyer to arrive at my door, leaf through the pile, potentially miss out on something if a particular flyer doesn’t arrive and be able to plan my outing efficiently.

Parents know that shopping efficiently is a HUGE feat when shopping with children! Shopping solo is a completely different story, we like to take as long as possible if it means some peaceful alone time.

Shopping with kids

Check out Flipp, download the app to your mobile device and never be without a flyer again when you’re out and about.

you can download them at the following:

iTunes

Google Play

 

Grocery shopping with small children in tow. #YMCCommunity

I’ve never minded going grocery shopping.

I enjoy cruising the aisles, checking out new and different types of foods to try out. And if you go to some of the bigger grocery stores, there’s more than just food to get you excited!

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There are toys, make-up, baby stuff, housewares, clothing, the list goes on. I prefer the convenience of this kind of shopping…especially when you have your kids with you.

On our last visit, we went after swim lessons, when the kids are starving and it’s nearing nap time.

I had a smallish list, but of course, as we’re racing through the store, dinner ideas are popping into my head and extra items are grabbed. Probably not the best idea to have when the weelets are getting antsy and hungrier by the minute.

Soon, the little Dude is reaching nuclear meltdown range and the diaper bag with snacks, is sitting safely in the van. He’d already destroyed the shopping list (which is now making our shopping trip even longer because now I have to decipher what it says through the drooly, chewed paper and running ink) and thrown my keys and his soother across the store SEVERAL times.

My "once was" grocery list.

My “once was” grocery list.

I gave him assorted items from the shopping cart to keep him distracted, but this didn’t work for long. He even gnawed through the bag of Babybel cheese!

Was there a mouse in that bag?

Was there a mouse in that bag?

Normally I would NEVER open an item that I’ve put in the shopping cart, before I pay for it, but wee man needed something to eat, stat! I gave him a fruit and veggie pouch and that bought me a few more minutes while we went through the checkout.

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GET ME OUT OF THIS JAIL!

Then as we’re putting the groceries on the conveyor belt, my daughter advised me that she needs to go potty “VERY BADLY MOM!”, and she’s holding her backside. She did have a bit-o-the-runs in the morning before swimming, so I’m thinking that she hasn’t quite finished what she had started before we went swimming.

Mom, I need to go potty!

Mom, I need to go potty!

Perfect, all I need now is a screaming and kicking toddler and a 4 year old with poopy pants, drawing attention to us in the grocery store.

Fortunately our cashier overhead our predicament, and blazed through ringing in our lot, so that we could dash to the loo post haste.

We made it!

No accidents, no tantrum, now just to get home before something else happens to make it even more of a stellar day.

Do you have a funny or not-so-funny story about shopping with your kids?