Dr. Neighbor has a Woot problem. What I mean is, he’s long been sort of obsessed with the whole Woot-flash-sale thing, and as a result, he ends up ordering oddball things he really didn’t need. On the other hand, he does ALSO end up giving all the kids in our family THE coolest holiday and birthday gifts, because he finds these bizarro bargains via Woot’s one-day-only offerings. The kids looooove getting gifts from Dr. Neighbor.
Now, I finally kind of understand his Woot problem. Because I’ve developed a bit of a Zulily problem myself.
I’ve blogged before about how one of my actual spending weaknesses is cute little girl clothing. I loved dressing J as long as she let me – she had very definite style ideas even as a very little girl. And now I loooove dressing C and G (even though their big sister and Aunt Betsy don’t always approve of my fashion choices for them).
So that’s where Zulily comes in.
It’s a flash sale site, like Woot, with different inventory every day, and most of their stuff is clothing for kids age 6 and under. I don’t always like everything they feature, but pretty often they have a sale running for a designer I really love, and I’ve managed to score some dresses for C and G at up to 80% off what I would have paid (or would NEVER have paid) elsewhere. Plus, they have flat $5.95 shipping, whether you order one item or a bunch of things.
Here are some hints from me for shopping at Zulily. First, check the site early in the day. The good (and cheap) stuff sells out fast, early. Second, if you see something you think you want to buy, go ahead and move it into your shopping basket so it doesn’t sell out before you’re done perusing the rest of the site. Last, be prepared to wait a while for your stuff to arrive; my Zulily orders have taken about two weeks to land on my doorstep, but I don’t mind because the deals are so excellent.
G, wearing a Zulily find
One other neat thing about Zulily is that after you register for the site, they will give you a promo code that you can share with other people, like on Facebook, and each time someone uses your code to place their first order, you will be credited $15 toward your next Zulily order. So, for example, if any of y’all place a first order after clicking on one of my links, I will be credited $15 toward my next order, and you will also then have your own promo code to use to do the same thing. It’s kind of fun, really.
And just to be clear, I don’t have any sort of relationship whatsoever with Zulily or anyone who works there. I’ve never communicated with the company in any way beyond ordering from their site. I wrote this Stuff I Like post because I’m a Zulily fan, pure and simple.
Hope you enjoy, too!