As I’m sure we can all attest, time is precious during the holiday season. I swear, there’s always something going on, from about mid-November until the beginning of January, right? And every year, I always somehow manage to fill up my calendar to the point where I end up wondering…what was I thinking?!
But in the end, I usually don’t regret any of it because of of the time, it’s something awesome. Like throwing a Christmas party with some of your closest pals…
And chowing down on all sorts of good food (because calories don’t count when consumed with friends around the holidays…ahem…).
And the baking? Oh, don’t even get me started. If only there were more hours in the day, I’d have my entire freezer stocked each year with cookies and other homemade goods to give to friends and family.
So like I said, whether it be a party, cooking, planning a gathering, figuring out gifts to buy for that special someone, or of course, shopping for those gifts, we’re busy. There’s no doubt about it.
With this in mind, Sears has recently launched their new service called Reserve It, which is basically the jam for when you need to save some of that precious time of yours.
Here’s how it works (and it’s super simple):
Let’s say you’re doing a little “window shopping” online in between baking a batch of cookies or on your lunch hour at work (we all do it, don’t lie), and you come across a super cute pair of boots. If you’re like me, you might get a little nervous about buying shoes before you try them so you think, hmmm, I think I want to try ‘em first.
- First, make sure you’ve created yourself a Shop Your Way account on Sears.com and you’ve select your local Sears store. Once you’re logged in, the assortment of products will automatically update to include items that are in-stock at that store.
- Click on those hot boots you’re eyeing and select “Reserve In Store.” You’ll receive an email notification when your items are ready to try on and Sears will hold your items for 48 hours.
- When you arrive at the store, head to the Reserve It rack located in the women’s apparel section and try your items on in-store. Then, once you decide that those hot boots are just the thing for you, you’d check out as you normally would.
Reserve It is cool because it combines the physical world of shopping, (i.e., sometimes it’s just nice to be able to touch, feel and try on something) with the digital world of ecommerce that allows you to shop whenever and wherever ya want.
And one of the reasons I love it so much is because I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen something online and thought, hmm okay, I want to go try that on in the store…only to find out it’s not in the store. Talk about a waste of time (and gas!)…
This video Sears put together also helps explain the process a bit more, and it’s kinda catch and cutesy to watch.
I will tell you guys that I have already tried out the Reserve It service once and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to use. However, I can’t go into any more detail than that because I was using it to check out some potential Christmas gifts for a special someone who most likely will read this post at some point.
So what do ya think…is the Reserve It service something you think you’d try out this holiday season in an attempt to save some time?
What are some of your ways to save time during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post as part of my partnership with the Sears Blogger Squad, though all opinions are my own, as always!