When you’re a busy mom, hosting a ton of out of town guests, and making sure your own kids don’t go too crazy with excitement – well, let’s just say Thanksgiving can be a total hassle.
After making sure two sets of grandparents know how to get to the table from two different hotels, putting up young Uncle Mark and his new girlfriend in the only guest room, and feeding breakfast to two growing boys, it’s time to start cooking. And then cleaning. And then cooking more sides and desserts. This is the start of a very long day. If the cat doesn’t get any food, that’s her problem.
But by the time 4pm rolls around (yes, we eat obscenely early on this gluttonous holiday, hint hint: it’s so we can eat more later), it’s all worth it. Pies are on the counter, cooling. Turkey is cooked to perfection. Side dishes that I made from scratch are on the table. And everyone is sitting down to a fun evening of inside jokes, delicious food, and togetherness. There’s just about nothing I won’t do to make this happen every year – that’s what a tradition is in our house.
But one thing I won’t do on Thanksgiving is shop. I know the good deals start with the sunset, but I didn’t work this hard making everything perfect so that Uncle Mark can take my kids to Best Buy for insanely premature Christmas shopping. I can do that right from home, thanks.
In fact, I’ve been working on holiday shopping for way longer than I’ve been cooking my turkey. I started weeks ago. Whenever I see something one of my kiddos can use pop up on Facebook, I make a note. And especially if that something is on Dropprice. My best friend, fellow busy mom, and neighbor Marie is constantly posting her Dropprice deals on kids toys – and that’s how I shop. No competition, no waiting in lines, and a trusted source at my (virtual) side.
How Dropprice Works
It’s super easy to join a Dropprice campaign and score great deals on quality kids brands. The merchant designates a certain number of items to go on sale, and the moms take it from there. Simply click “Join” and the price goes down. Convince your other mommy pals to join by posting the deal on your Facebook or twitter, and the price drops even more! More moms = more savings. You can check out at any time – but don’t wait too long or the item might sell out.
I like to think that once the grandparents have shuffled back to the hotel, my sisters have carted their own kids home, and my boys are in bed, that Marie and I might be shopping together on Dropprice, after she’s done all the same things a few houses away. It’s kind of comforting to have a partner in crime – and when you’re on Dropprice, you get plenty of those: fellow moms who love to save money on things our little ones can use.