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Alice.com: Save Big While Shopping From Home

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 20, 2009 · 24 comments

Alice.com Coupons

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Alice.com. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you haven't had a chance to check out Alice.com, now would be a great time to do so. You'll find cleaning supplies, food, personal care items, baby items, pet food, and more -- all of your household essentials -- all on one easy-to-navigate site.

While the prices may be higher than what you hard core couponers are used to, there are still bargains to be found, and with free shipping, it's a nice option when you can't get to the store for some reason.

Cool features:

  • Low prices -- while the prices may not be the lowest around, they are competitive with the regular prices of grocery and big box stores. Here's a hint -- to find the best deasl click on "Other Ways to Shop" and then click "Shop the Best Deals."
  • Clip-free coupons -- take advantage of clip-free coupons to save some cash. These are often in the same amounts as the Sunday inserts; however, you may only use one like coupon per item so that makes stocking up difficult. Coupons are deducted automatically though, making it easy to save hundreds of dollars annually without any extra work.
  • FREE shipping -- all Alice.com orders ship free. There is a minimum of six items per order to qualify, but there are plenty of low-cost items listed on the site that makes reaching this minimum quite easy.
  • Reordering reminders -- Alice.com will send emails at intervals based on your household size and usage to remind you when it should be time to reorder a specific item.

Alice.com Signup Bonus

If you'd like to give Alice.com a try for yourself, you can receive a $10 bonus (using this link) credited to your account after you've spent $50! Plus if you share the news with your friends through their referral program they'll receive the same $10 bonus offer, plus you'll earn 3% of what they spend over the next year. It's a win-win offer!

Have you tried Alice.com yet? If so, what did you think?

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1 Emily November 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I thought I'd throw it out there - I'd be really sad to see my favorite coupon sites start doing "sponsored posts". Yeah, I know you're trying to make money off these sites, and that is fine, but sponsored posts...honestly, they just make me not trust you as much. For what it is worth.

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2 Anonymous November 20, 2009 at 5:13 pm

i agree with Emily

i don't want to see sponsored posts either :(

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3 Sarah November 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I still like to visit "my favorite coupon site" even with the sponsored posts because I don't think you would write about something you don't believe in. If you're getting some money and showing me new stuff, I'm cool with that.

Keep up the good work - and thanks for the Alice.com tip - I'll have to try that out :)

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4 Bryant November 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I don't care if its sponsored. You covered all the positives and things they need to improve on in the post.

I just signed up and tried it out and its awesome! I hate going to the store and I love how it paints a picture of who I am based on what I buy. A little digital me. :)

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5 Sonya November 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I have used alice.com and LOVE it! Ya, sometimes I don't get the absolute BEST deals as I can when stacking coupons, but this site is great. You can shop during a storm, while kids are yelling and having meltdowns, or in your PJ's. Shipping is always free and I have found some absolute awesome deals on there. LOVE it!

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6 Jen November 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I appreciate the frugal blogs I follow posting ALL ways to save money...I would have never known about this site if you and others hadn't posted about it! Thank you. :)

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7 Emily November 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I've used Alice too, and I like it. I don't have a problem with the site, I just object to "sponsored posts" in general. Any time a company is paying you to review their site or product, you're indebted to them and I think that is likely to come out (even subconsciously!) in the review. I don't trust paid reviews (even if I happen to agree with the particular one!) and I'd hate to see a good site go this direction.

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8 Dee J November 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I've shopped there too, and it's cool that the "get $10 when you spend $50" is calculated before they deduct the "coupon" value, so I got a whole box of great items for about 21.00 total! And they even stock index cards for about 75 cents a pack, which my guys always seem to need. Also makes a good filler item when you have to buy 6 items (after your first order).

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9 Michele November 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I also think that Alice.com is a site worthy of consideration, but don't find sponsored posts to be of value. While I believe you to be a person of integrity (you did, after all, tell us it was sponsored), I think it dilutes and cheapens your site content. I have quit reading other sites which use them. Again, for what it's worth.

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10 Jessica-MomForHim November 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I wanted to make sure your readers know that if they are new to Alice.com, they can get a $5 gift card from Swagbucks for only 20 SB. And since your first order doesn't have to have 6 items, you could get a great deal with this.

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11 Tara Kuczykowski November 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I really appreciate the perspective you all have given. However, rest assured that I only consider writing sponsored posts on products or services that I believe my readers will find valuable, and I always give my true opinion regardless of whether it's a sponsored post or not.

I get dozens of requests for sponsored posts, links, etc. every week, and I've posted less than ten over the entire life of this blog. As many of you know, I've been supporting our family of 7 since my husband was laid off last Christmas Eve. Could we have used the additional money from those offers? Absolutely, but I refuse to compromise my principals and write about something that I don't believe in.

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12 Kat November 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I agree with your mindset, Tara. I feel it is the consumer's responsibility to make and educated decision and put the efort into deciding what to buy regardless of what someone tells them and why. Thank you and keep doing what you're doing. I, for one, am not going anywhere. :D

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13 Maria November 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Tara, I agree with you 100%. I am not going anywhere.Thank you.

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14 Briana November 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Alice.com is a great service! I'm sure Tara would have written about it regardless of whether it was a sponsored post or not because it is a great way for people who don't want to clip coupons and need convenience to save.

My trust isn't diminished when I feel people are giving their honest opinion and there are so many sites that do sponsored posts without labeling them as such.

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15 Mary H November 21, 2009 at 1:38 am

Deal seeking Mom, just wanted to add my 2 cents to this conversation. You've been so extremely helpful in putting together this blog and listing all these deals. I'd have no idea how to get good deals without learning all the tricks that you've taught me. I'm grateful for this resource and I can't imagine the kind of time you must put into this effort. That being said, you deserve compensation for all the paying it forward you have done in alerting your readers to deals and money saving. If that means writing sponsored posts every once in while, heck every day, girl, it's your blog - you do what you need to do to take care of that beautiful family!! and all the whiners can just go elsewhere - we won't miss them!

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16 Anonymous November 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

It looks like those who are not in favor of the paid ads were at least polite and did not resort to name-calling. It would be nice if everyone could do that.

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17 Ashley November 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

This is the first sponsored post I have seen since I started coming to this website so I don't think it should be an issue that you do them once-in-a-while.

I am a "hard-core couponer" so I don't think this site is for us, but I came across it the other day for the first time and it would be great for some people! I actually know a girl that has six kids and hates going to the store so I will be passing on this info to her.

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18 Caroline November 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Thanks for the info; I'll have to look into it. I don't mind some sponsored posts as long as they are helpful and honest. I think this is a tremendous blog and use it every week.

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19 Jessica November 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Well, I for one appreciate the integrity of pointing out that it is in fact a sponsored review- I wouldn't be surprised to find other bloggers who get paid for reviews without disclosing that information! Alice.com is a great site with occasional great deals, but I usually will only use it if I find an extra-special sale or for items that I rarely find on sale.
And the other commenter is right, the $5 alice.com gift card on swagbucks is an amazing deal, but it is only for those who haven't opened an account yet. So if you have already signed up for an account, you won't be able to use it. Just a thought :)

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20 Jen January 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

I wanted to say thanks for sharing this site with us. I absolutely love it!!! I check it out several times a week and have placed 3 orders in the last week! It saves a great deal of money and time and if you make a few cents here and there off of our orders, I think its well deserved :-)

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21 Chris February 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I've ordered from Alice.com twice now. The first time was around Black Friday when they had gift cards on sale for 30% off. I purchased two $25 gift cards, and since my before-discount total was $50, I also earned a $10 credit towards my next order. Which means I really got $60 in gift cards/credit for only $35! I'm pretty sure it was this blog that alerted me to the deal, too. (Thanks!)

After receiving my gift cards in the mail, I checked back on the site periodically but was hesitant to buy anything because I felt I could get a better deal in stores using coupons and playing the drugstore game. For a while I was kind of bummed that I had spent $35 on gift cards and thought about giving them away as baby shower or housewarming gifts (they come nicely packaged in individual gift envelopes). Then I discovered that Alice.com sells postage stamps!! Yay! I HATE to make a special trip to the post office and wait in line just for a book of stamps, which I seem to need a lot of lately. Not only can I buy books of stamps on Alice.com and have them delivered right to my door for FREE, I also got a great deal on them by using my discounted gift cards and $10 credit. And since stamps NEVER go on sale, I feel like I really got a deal! I bought two books of stamps and added four inexpensive filler items (packets of Whiskas cat food) to get to my six items needed for free shipping. I think that even if I use Alice.com for nothing besides stamps, it's still a great tool to add to my couponing/bargain shopper arsenal!

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22 Tara Kuczykowski February 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

What a great suggestion, Chris! I'll be sure to mention this next time I post about Alice.com. I agree that we can often get better prices elsewhere, but sometimes the convenience of having it delivered right to your doorstep makes up for the slightly higher prices.

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23 Jessica Rockne February 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Sponsored or not, great information is great information! Had you not posted about this site I would have never known about them. You disclosed that it was a sponsored post and therefor we should expect your true opinion since you are a reliable, trusted site that we turn to for great opinions and values. Because of your information I was able to score a HUGE discount on gift cards on cyber monday (30% off) and now I know I am getting at least 30% off diapers if not more when combined with available coupons. It also helps that I can have other items delivered as needed as the newest addition is not very fond of our car! Thank you and please continue to give us the trusted and reliable information we turn to you for.

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24 Kathy Clark May 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

Thank you for this website and your blogging Tara - There are so many things I wouldn't have known about if I didn't see it here.

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