Tuesday, May 3, 2016

When Going Into The Store Isn't Fun Anymore

I don't know about your family but ours is constantly on the go. There's school, after school activities, working out, meals to plan, clothes to buy, lessons to attend and supplies to be purchased. I've spent so much time in our family van that it's like a second home.

But as difficult as that is, my wife is at work every day, most days leaving so early I don't even get to kiss her goodbye, working her tail off to provide for our family. When she comes home, her work is not done. She finds time to help out with dinner, help me straighten up the house when I'm falling behind, and still manages to have quality time with the kids before they go to bed. I'm pretty sure she is Wonder Woman.

Honestly, I couldn't do this without her. She keeps us organized, on task and if you've ever been on the receiving end of one her spreadsheets, she knows how to get stuff done efficiently. In fact, she had a spreadsheet for our wedding. Four pages of where people needed to be, at what time, and what was supposed to be happening at that time.

Me, on the other hand, I'm a fly by the seat of your pants type guy. I often don't plan ahead and end up reacting to a situation as it comes. Unfortunately, that can sometimes mean that I'm less than prepared when it comes to shopping for special occasions like Mother's Day. Fortunately for me and guys like me, Sears is the perfect destination for Mother's Day shopping so head to Sears.com/AllForMom and get started finding the perfect gift for the mom in your life.

You see, you can order things from Sears online and choose their pickup at the store option so that you don't even have to set foot in the store, drive and park in their In-Vehicle Pickup area and a Sears associate will bring it out to your car in five minutes or less at no additional charge. It's like a drive through department store!

If you've ever taken your little ones out for long car rides sometimes what happens is that they fall asleep. Ever sit in your car contemplating whether to wake them up and take take them in disorientated and cranky or do you just sit there and wait until they wake up?  What if it's raining or the weather is downright nasty? That's when going into the store isn't fun anymore.

The Sears In-Vehicle Pickup makes it so much easier to get what you need and be on your way. Because if you have ever taken a five year old to a department store they can disappear inside clothes racks, ask you for everything under the sun, and will of course need to use the restroom when it is on the opposite side of the building therefore letting you do your impression of The Flash as you pray they can hold it before you get there. Instead of showing off your speed, let Sears show off theirs. Park in the designated In-Vehicle Pickup area, select Tools and Services and select In-Vehicle Pickup. Once you click your items, a counter will start telling you that your items will be in your car in 5 minutes or less.

Sears had my Mother's Day gifts out to my car and in the backseat at 4:41 but I didn't have to get out to deal with a cranky kid or even take her out of the car seat. What a cool service this is, and imagine the possibilities for people who have trouble walking or are disabled in some way. It's easy shopping for everyone.

As a bonus, shoppers that use Sears In-Vehicle Pickup for their online purchases between Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday, May 7 are automatically entered for a chance to win a $5,000 Sears gift card! Alternatively, you can also click on and enter the Shop Your Way All For Mom Sweepstakes at Sears.com/AllForMom.

Sears is making it easy on you this Mother's Day, and we want to do it #AllForMom. No matter what type of mom you are shopping for, Sears has you covered.

  • The Fashionable Mom: apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and fragrances
  • The Outdoor Mom: patio decor & furniture, lawn & garden equipment, bikes, swimwear, sandals, luggage, digital cameras and camping gear
  • The Fitness-Focused Mom: activewear, fitness equipment, headphones, juicer/small kitchen appliances
  • Master Chef Mom: Kemore appliances, cookware, plateware, cutlery and more
  • The Techie Mom: smart technology, tablets, cameras, TV’s and more. 

Visit Sears on Facebook and share your experiences with In-Vehicle Pickup on their Instagram

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Life of Dad and Sears. I have received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.


  1. Thanks for the great shopping tips Chris. Looks like Sears is the place to shop!

  2. Thanks for the great info Chris! Looks like Sears is the way to go!

  3. Looks like you got some great stuff for your wife.

  4. Your delivery woman looks so happy!

  5. I can't say that I am a fly by the seat of my pants type of guy, but I do like convenience that this offers. I love to purchase things online, but having a Sears near us, this is just as convenient and I can get items even sooner!