Monday, December 22, 2008

Makin A List

Our grocery bill is HUGE and my boys aren't even teenagers yet! I think part of the problem is I don't really have a plan before I shop & I just end up adding things as I go a long. Someone suggested to me that I should start making a list before I go to store and stick to it! My only problem with making a list is that I try to write it all at once & I still forget things that I need. I've been trying out this nifty SmartShopper Grocery List Maker and it has worked great! It's right on my refrigerator & when I run out of something, I just press record, speak into it and it records the items that I need. When I'm ready to attempt the grocery store I just print it off and take it with me. It organizes everything into categories. So trips to the store are much faster & I've been saving money by planning ahead. They only thing I have to be careful of, is my kids adding things we don't need... well and my husband for that matter, I think he's lovin this new gadget more than me:)
Interested in purchasing a SmartShopper? Be sure to use this exclusive promo code: SM22625 until December 31 to receive $5 off your order. Also, all orders placed between now and December 31 will receive free ground shipping .
We have one of these cool SmartShopper's to giveaway! To enter make a comment below & tell us...
#1- What you think about the new SmartShopper.
Although not required, if you can, we'd love for you to blog about this giveaway & make a comment with the link;)

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If you're already a subscriber, be sure to let us know:) Don't forget to leave your email address so we can notify the lucky winner! Winner will be selected at random. Limited to availability. Contest Ends 12/27/08
This contest has ended, congrats Jessica!
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Roxanne said...

I absolutely love it! I forget to write down things sometimes and then will run out of something. This would be so convenient to use!

Roxanne said...

I am also already a subscriber!

pestkaj said...

I think it looks like a fantastic idea!

pestkaj said...

I am a subscriber

Dumaurier said...

I am always forgetting the basics, this would so ome in handy

Twinks said...

Wow fantastic idea. I think I am going to buy 2. Too Bad I can't get them for Christmas. I need a little something for my SIL and my daughter.
This would be a big help to all 3 of us. I am always forgetting something and the next day have to go back and pick it up..hence spend even more money. Thanks so very much for the giveaway.

cdziuba said...

I really think SmartShopper is a wonderful gadget that would cut out extra trips to the grocery store for forgotten items. I also love the Voice Recognition feature.

cdziuba said...

I now subscribe! cdziuba@aol.com

Sandy said...

timesaver and list is there and easy to use- as long as hubs does not add the 100 cravings he has when he is sleepwalking mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandy said...

subscriber mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Jennifer F. said...

Wow, i'd love to have one of these.... instead of using up precious toner in my laser printer I could just print out a nice small list on a small piece of paper! Not just a grocery list either, an errand list as well! Very neat!

commentsweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

Jennifer F. said...

I am also a subscriber!

Reva Skie said...

I would like this for two reasons. the first is that I often can't read my own writing on the list that is stuck on the fridge. The second is that my husband thinks that telling me what we need from the kitchen magically puts the item on the list, like I am some sort of verbal list keeper. He could just push the button and tell us both what he just used up.

fluggy said...

Voice Recognition


:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

Tuesday Girl said...

I think it is a great idea because I am always forgetting to write things down or take the list!

Memmotts said...

Seriously, this thing is amazing. It will totally help me stop buying all the crap I don't need. What a handy gadget.

subscriber

Shelley said...

Oooh, I have been wanting one of these since I first saw it last month. They are pretty awesome and seem like it would make shopping less of a chore.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

I am a subscriber :)

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shannon said...

I think it's a great idea.

Girl-Woman said...

I would love to "gift" this to my ADHD adult daughter. Fabulous idea. Thanks for the opp.

Happy holidays.

Girl-Woman said...

P.S. I just stumbled.

Girl-Woman said...

P.S.S. I'm also a subscriber.

Deci said...

I think this would definitely help me conserve my precious time. Happy Holidays to you, and thank you.

Buddy said...

Dont have a blog but boy could we benefit from like this!

whitney said...

This is the coolest idea! Love it and need it sooo bad! (Don't we all!)
bwrdavis@telus.net

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Stacie said...

This would be great for me because I always get into the grocery store and forget the main thing that I had come into buy! It's happened a few times to me too and its a good drive for me to make to the store so I want to be able to remember what I need to buy.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

whitney said...

I'm a subscriber
bwrdavis@telus.net

13rubberducks said...

It's great!
13rubberducks at gmail.com

malleycc said...

I love that it prints it out in catagories, my usual scribbled list is all over the place and I always miss things and never go back to get them,.

lil.blessing said...

What a great idea

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I think its a great idea, I love that it has voice recognition, anything that keeps my hands free is great!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

gacarol said...

What a great idea! Especially for us 'Seniors'. Putting coupons in order using the categorized printout will be such a time saver! Thanks for giving one away!

M said...

Very cool! I always to the store and buy things I didn't do for. This will help me a great deal.

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Megan said...

I like that it categorizes everything!

megankunzphoto@yahoo.com

sdwaard said...

Although I think it would make shopping easier, I definitely think I'd want to try it out before I spent that much on it. Winning it would be fabulous!

idahomom said...

The older I get the spacier I get. I am always forgetting something from the store.

mom2anutball said...

I think its an awesome idea, it would help me sooo much!

mom2anutball said...

Im a subscriber!

Angie L said...

I need something like this.

Angie L said...

I subscribe

Amber said...

This is a great idea very helpful.

ambeeanderson@hotmail.com

Amber said...

I am a subscriber

ambeeanderson@hotmail.com

Jane said...

Looks like a great idea, especially in a family of guys who like gadgets!

Thanks for a chance to enter!

kal said...

This is cool. I love how it will sort your list by category. Thanks!

leandrew said...

Finally, a giveaway prize I can actually use (and want)! I really need this to help me get more organize with my grocery shopping! Please, include me in your giveaway drawing. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

C. Davis said...

I can name that tune in 3 words: I LOVE IT! This is a great idea for shopping! harleychrys at hotmail dot com

I Do Faces said...

This is awesome!! I make a list for everything!!! I like that you can print this list out, those ones where you just record make you look kinda funny!!
Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

I Do Faces said...

I subscribe!!!
Tasia
idofaces56@aol.com

Sonya said...

I think it would so cool! I like the fact that it prints out your grocery list for you. Thanks for the chance.

Carolanne said...

This is great, as I always forget something at the store...

Sonya said...

I'm a subscriber. Thanks!

lritscher said...

I'd love to win something like this! I work 3 jobs, have two daughters and a husband to feed, so something like this would help *enormously*.

Michw37 said...

It's definitely something I would use

js22 said...

I love the idea of having a device to carry with me to have my shopping list that I can add to at any time!

judybrittle said...

I want one of these soooo bad! I love the idea of being able to print out my list and I don't have to spend any money replacing ink cartridges. Thank you so much for the chance!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Holman House said...

I can't tell you how many times my kids have drawn all over my grocery store list and made it next to impossible to read! This would be fantastic!

Lisa said...

The Smartshopper looks awesome! I love so many of the cool features like the voice recognition, the ability to print you list, and the ability to track errands. This looks like it would be very useful for me and my family. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lisa said...

I subscribe!

Qwill said...

I think that anything that helps me stay organized is awesome.

Kimberly L said...

I really think its a smart device. Technology has come a very long way. This would help me since Im always looking for a pen to write things on my list. Then when I can't find a pen, I 'think' I will remember what I was going to write. And I am always forgetting something.

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

Bloggy Finds said...

I think its the best thing since sliced white bread. My grocery list consists of pieces of paper in my pocket.

jeanilynne[at]gmail[dot]com

Bloggy Finds said...

I have blogged about the giveaway
http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/
jeanilynne[at]gmail[dot]com

Wendy Kenck said...

How cool- I could definately use this!!

briwen96(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bloggy Finds said...

I am subscribed

jeanilynne[at]gmail[dot]com

mverno said...

you can put it on thr refrig

Missesprincess said...

I'm lucky I live close to the grocery store ~ because I make a lot of repeat visits, as I forget something nearly every time. I think this product seems wonderful, would love to give it a try.

1agordon said...

better than the 800 post it notes i had.

Deb K said...

Would save so many time and help me remember all of my list at the store! Thanks for the chance to win!

Debby Lee said...

My husband loves new gadgets & willing does the grocery shopping. Lists don't always get made - this could be the perfect solution.

Pinkadot said...

One of the things I really like about the SmartShopper is that it prints out your list in categories, that would save so much time in the store.

lisagee said...

I know of a new mom/wife that could really appreciate this little helper.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

This looks awesome! I love that it categorizes your list for you!!

wendy said...

I think it is a great idea! now if they can find a way to integrate it with the individual grocery chains in some way, it will be indespensable!

chromiumman said...

i love that it sorts list into categories

The Molino Family said...

Anything to make my life easier!

The Molino Family said...

I subscribe

barbara529 said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. Hopefully it comes with some kind of gadget that will locate it - I have enough trouble finding my keys :-)

cmgnbox01 said...

I think the new SmartShopper is great. It should help me get organized in the kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway!

cmgnbox01 said...

I blogged: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/simple-finds-smartshopper-giveaway.html

Entry #1

cmgnbox01 said...

I blogged: http://wutgives.blogspot.com/2008/12/simple-finds-smartshopper-giveaway.html

Entry #2

cmgnbox01 said...

I emailed three friends and cc'd you.

cmgnbox01 said...

I subscribed to your email.

Anonymous said...

This seems like a great idea. I hate grocery shopping because it normally takes so long. This would be a great help. I love how you can just print your list off and its organized for you. Ewynerwyner@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would help de-clutter my purse of the endless lists I keep in there. Thanks so much for the useful giveaway!

turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

Minute said...

I think this is great. I love it that it catagorizes things

Annie said...

This is the perfect product for me.....a middle aged woman on many medications that impact my memory big time!

Its a brilliant product!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!


Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I emailed some people and sent you a cc!

Thanks so much!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page and I'm hoping that will count for another entry. If not, please delete!

Thanks

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Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I would love to win this! It looks like a really nice thing to have when making your shopping list. I always forget something even with my list,lol.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Blogged it!
http://mylifesahoot.blogspot.com/2008/12/giveaways-from-around-blogosphere.html

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Blogged it entry 2!
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ppekpb said...

I love that it catagorizes. Also that itprints. Great idea!

sito50 said...

This is a terrific little gadget. I particularly like that it flags coupon items. That's one of my shortcomings. Seems it does just about everything except warm up my car for the trip to the store.

sito50 said...

I am a subscriber.

Cherie J said...

I love that it organizes your list into categories to make it easier to shop. Thanks for the contest!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cherie J said...

I am now a subscriber.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

danosor said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

Stephen said...

This looks like a seriously cool little gadget. Merry xmas. :)

Sarah said...

I love the idea of this, seems like I'm always forgetting something when I go to the store.

Sarah said...

I'm a subscriber.

Sarah said...

Blogged about the giveaway here: http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2008/12/3-days-until-christmas.html

Entry #1

Sarah said...

Blogged about the giveaway here: http://iloveagiveaway.blogspot.com/2008/12/3-days-until-christmas.html

Entry #2

coriwestphal said...

I am a huge bargain shopper and I tend to go to multiple stores to get the best deals. Lists are essential for me to keep on track and not impulse shop. It's the only way I stay on budget. This would be a great tool to organize my bargain shopping.

coriwestphal said...

I'm also a subscriber, thanks!

summerdays said...

I hear with the grocery bill!! Such a awesome idea!!! summrob1@aol.com

summerdays said...

I am a subscriber! summrob1@aol.com

Nadene said...
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Nadene said...

I'm a subscriber

Nadene said...

What a cool idea!

J.F. said...

How incredible... I was just thinking the other day how awesome would a recorder be if it could print off a grocery list and then i found this. WOW! This is a must have. Stick to your list and you'll save so much money. Luv it!!! Thank you for inventing!

lace said...

This might make shopping easier and meal planning a breeze. I love that you don't have to buy ink cartridges to fill it.

It would be wonderful if it would do the shopping for me.

linda a said...

What do I think about the SmartShopper?? I love it, and would love to own one....Organization, thats what makes it so darn appealing. THank you and Happy Holidays...

allain99@gmail.com

Darlene said...

nice

Pamela said...

I love it!!! I could really use this

pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

janetfaye said...

I think this is great and will make shopping easier.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

teddi said...

At first I thought, how hard is it to write things down? Well, I like the organizational aspect of this device. I actually organize my shopping list by store and coupon, so I think this would cut down on time.

Thanks.

tatertot374 said...

This would be fantastic to own. I love how it organizes the list for you into different categories. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Betty N said...

This sounds like a wonderful item to have...the idea of just adding things when I think of them and having it categorize and print them out when I am ready is just the greatest!

four2vero said...
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four2vero said...

The Smart Shopper sounds great and extremely useful. I am always forgetting things at the grocery store. Case in point: just yesterday I forgot the walnuts I need to bake a rum cake for Christmas. Thanks.
four2vero@hotmail.com

four2vero said...

I subscribe via email.
four2vero@hotmail.com

Catherine KingChuparkoff said...

A necessary device for anyone with children as our brain cells do not function to retain a list over 5 items long!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Cybrlee said...

I think this gadget is great for grocery shopping and helping me remember what I actually went to the store for!

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

Sharon Harmon said...

It's about time someone came up with such a great gadget!!! I'm
bananas about this crafty creation
because it categorizes your items
and it also prints your list when
you're ready for it!! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

trishden said...

This looks like a cool device especially for us forgetful people. Just yesterday I was shopping and got out to the car when I realized I forgot puff pastry. I had to go back, this gadget would help me remember these things because sometimes I just don't get around to making a list.

jennem said...

I try to combine coupons with grocery sales, which is confusing. This would help so much!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I really like how it organizes all items and also prints off your list so you don't have to take the gadget with you!

clynsg said...

I already make a list, but family members forget to put items on it, and it is definitely not organized. They might remember if all they had to do was talk into a gadget, and organizing it by store, arrangement, etc. would be great.

clynsg at yahoo.com

mannequin said...

This would be wonderful to keep in my purse. On the rare occasions that I remember a list, I find I've forgotten the things I've thought of since I made the list.
gggrr...
This would be a useful tool to own!

clynsg said...

I am a subscriber.

clynsg at yahoo.com

mannequin said...

I am a subscriber

imabrat{macbrat} email.

Carolyn said...

I love that you just record what you want and then you print it out and take it to the store. What a great idea, IF I can remember to print it. LOL

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Carolyn said...

I am a subscriber.

thanks again

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Margaret said...

Neat grocery helper gadget.

Jessica said...

Wow, I love it. I always make a grocery list and am a coupon fanatic. I love that you record what you need and it prints it out for you.
Thanks for the great contest.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber


luckyme51@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this. I can't seem to remember all the things on my mental list, and I always forget the list I wrote at home.

luckyme51@sbcglobal.net

Deborah said...

I don't have a problem with writing down what I need; where I miss the mark is organizing my list. So every time we go shopping, which except for fill-in items and sales, is once a month, I spend a good half hour per store running back and forth in the store picking up things that I added to the back of the list. The smart shopper would eliminate that! asthenight at gmail dot com

yellowlabs said...

I love it and think it's a great idea! Thanks for the super giveaway!

Amy said...

love it!! I usually make a list right before I got to the store, but I usually always forget to add something to the list. This would be great to add anytime I think of something.
amy_b_hall@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I'm a subscriber.
amy_b_hall@yahoo.com

gloria Walshver said...

I really need something like this it would make life easier.

crashers525 said...

I subscribed

crashers525 said...

Love the Voice Recognition

vmkids said...

I love the idea of keeping track of the different items I always buy

megan said...

would be totally awesome for my disorganized brain!

Aimee said...

I'm a technology nut, so I think this would be FABULOUS to have. I've grown so weary of having 5 different pieces of scratch paper that I jot things down on as my "grocery list". Ridiculous! This would be awesome to have!!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

I'm a subscriber!!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

Canadian Princess said...

That's brillant and much better than my hand scratched list I keep on the fridge.
inthemiddleofthis@gmail.com

Canadian Princess said...

I'm a subscriber.
inthemiddleofthis@gmail.com

Jason said...

It makes me excited to know that I could be that organized going to the store.

jason@allworldautomotive.com

LIDARKSIDE said...

I love how I wouldn't have to write anything down.

Think about it said...

I am the grocery shopper and i always make list. But would love to have this. I might buy one if i dont win one.
enter me please

L321 said...

This looks like a great way to help organize grocery shopping.

Patty said...

All I can say is I WANT IT !! lol

Baba said...

This is the coolest tool ever for moms! Never forget a grocery item again. I love it! I so want to win.

Baba said...

I subscribe.

Baba said...

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Baba said...

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Vanessa Sue said...

I so want one of these!! I love how convenient it is, how you never have to deal with running out of ink and how it may actually save me money because I have such a detailed grocery list! Thanks for the chance!

vanessasuethompson@gmail.com

elliebelle said...
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elliebelle said...

I love this... I just told my husband I was going to start to making a weekly list to help us really stay on track this new year. This product looks like ti would be so very helpful!!! I am going to subscribe and leave a post/link on my blog as well!! Thanks for this fun opportunity.

stonewal5@hotmail.com

elliebelle said...

I am now a subscriber... and please excuse my deleted comment... just trying to add my email, not trying to sneak in an extra entry ;)

joannaonthelake said...

The SmartShopper is a busy mother's dream come true! I am the one who needs this SmartShopper! With 3 young children, one being 5 months old, 2 dogs and a husband who counts as 2 people (LOL) I am forever getting to the grocery store or department store and forgetting to get something one of my family members told me to get. I have had to go back to the store on more occasions than I care to think about because I forgot to purchase something crucial that someone absolutely had to have! This would make my life so much easier and my shopping so much for efficient if I had this very nifty gadget! I would also be much more organized in my visits to the grocery store and have some peace of mind! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am a subscriber via email too!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

llinda29 said...

This is a must half. I asked for one for Xmas

Dawn said...

What a great idea. The Smart Shopper would really help me to get better organized.

cristina said...

OMG!I can't believe I didn't knoe they made these. I really coud use this.




cristinacastillo1404@yahoo.com

Sara said...

I would love to have one of these...it would definitely make grocery time easier.

J.F. said...

OmGosh! I've been dreaming of something like this for years! I love the fact you can errands and it puts them at the top. And the magnet to stick to the fridge...I'm always trying to find my lost shopping lists! Thank you!! J.

K Amos said...

I think this would be a real time saver

idahodad7 said...

My wife is always forgetting things and having to make regular trips to the grocery. I think that it is because she wants Starbucks, but maybe this could help her get organized.

silverbele said...

This would make my life easier

jamielz said...

I think this is AWESOME!! I really think that this would save me time.

jamielz@verizon.net

jamielz said...

I subscribed

jamielz@verizon.net

Dallan said...

Looks neat. It should save on paper also

Mama Hill said...

I like that my hubby can program things, too and then I won't have to read his mind to know what he needs from the store!

Fangirl Jen said...

This will provide a central organized way for my husband and I to both keep track of the grocery list.

elangomat said...

I never knew such a thing existed! I could really use this because I have never gotten into the habit of writing down what I need and I can never remember what I need to buy when I am at the store. Right now actually, I have forgotten to buy black garbage bags 3 weeks in a row! Thanks for the giveaway!

zoe hunter said...

Wow, this is so useful, I love it! What a fabulous contest, thanks.

zoe hunter said...

I am a subscriber

Ellen C. said...

This would definitely save me time. I like that it does not need ink cartridges. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

SeahorseLady said...

This is pretty cool. I try and leave myself notes on a scratch pad with items that I need to get but this hasn't worked too well and I end up buying things that shouldn't be on my list. This could help me to be more organized and hopefully, save some money.
Thanks for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a happy subscriber.

joni said...

Great item for the hubby. Now he doesn't have to spell!
dolniaks@connecttime.net

Jenndiggy said...

I think this is really neat. Might keep me from having to make three trips to the store to buy things I need because I don't write down what I have to buy.

heaventrees said...

I think SmartShopper is very innovative and just what I would love to take shopping with me. No more scribbled lists that get lost in 5 minutes.

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I like how this item is portable & is able to remind me what I need at the store. I always forget something when I am there, so this will help me!

Prudence said...

this is so cool

Chelsey said...

What a cool idea! I love the fact that it organizes things into categories! I would love to win one!

chelsey DOT jorgensen AT gmail DOT com

chicohog said...

This would be great! I always get back from the store and discover that I forgot a key ingredient to something I am making.

JenReg said...

I like that you can record items to add to your list...this thing is so cool!

JenReg said...

I've subscribed to your blog via Google Reader!

Tammy said...

I always forhet one thing maybe this will help me remember

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