Friday, October 16, 2009

Have You Met Alice?

I met Alice on Sunday and then she came over on Wednesday. If you haven't met Alice yet, you are really missing out.

So who is Alice? Well, Alice is not a person but a team. A team of people that are changing the way you shop for everyday items online. Their mission is to make your home run smarter, to give you extra time to spend on the important things in your life, and, of course, to make sure you never run out of toilet paper again. Sounds great, right? But what exactly is Alice?

Alice is a new way of shopping. You buy what you need, at great prices, and with free shipping. Manufacturers sell directly to you, via Alice, providing you with the best prices available. Alice also helps you manage your everyday items. You simply tell Alice what you buy and Alice goes to work - literally. Alice organizes the products, finds coupons and deals, reminds you when you are running low on items, and of course helps you order only what you need. Like their website says, everyone needs an Alice.

Okay, by now you've probably figured out where the name Alice comes from. Yep, she was the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch. There were so many times when Mrs. Brady would say "Oh Alice, I don't know what we would do without you." Alice kept the household running in tip-top shape. She was the big toe. Without her the family would have fallen apart.

But, let me back up a little. I found Alice for Mom because she was looking for new laundry detergent and one of the only places to get the brand she wanted was Alice. After logging on to Alice, Mom found what she was looking for and then looked around to see what else they had. Admittedly, Alice doesn't carry a lot of what we use in our house but I'm sure that will change as Alice grows.

Mom placed her laundry detergent order on Sunday and it arrived on Wednesday. "Ding-dong, Alice here!"

I've never seen Mom get so camera crazy with a delivery box before. I guess Alice will do that to people.

Alice even sent some free samples in this cute little bag. Again, Mom was so excited about the bag. What is the big deal? I won't be surprised if she uses this bag as a gift bag. Please don't be mad if you get this 95% post-consumer fiber, printed with water-based inks, printed in the USA bag. You may even get the samples that came with it.

Mom wonders how Alice chose these samples for her. She's convinced there's some crazy mathematical algorithm behind the sample selection. Right. That would explain why she got laundry detergent and moisturizer. Mom is not familiar with either product, but checked them both out to determine if she would try them.

Mom couldn't find the ingredient list for the laundry detergent on the Dropps website. The website advertises the pacs as having a smaller footprint, no waste, and 6X concentrated. That's all fine and good but there is waste, like in the package the pacs come in. She likes the convenience factor of the pacs, but she will not try them until she finds out what's inside them.

Mom looked up the moisturizer on the Skin Deep website and its score was 5 out of 10, with 10 being the worst. She will not be using this because she is diligently trying to use only products that fall into the 0-2 range. Sorry Derma-e.

How smart is Alice to use EarthAware air pillows instead of packing peanuts? These little pillows are made from recycled plastic and are fully recyclable - #4. They could also be recycled via using them to send a package. Again, don't be surprised if you open a box from Mom and these little pillows tumble out.

But this is the reason Mom likes Alice. She had been reading about Vaska laundry detergent for the past month and when she started running low on her normal brand Ecos, she finally ordered it. Ecos has worked great on our laundry, but Mom likes finding and trying new products. A load of laundry is currently in the washing machine, hopefully getting nice and clean with Vaska. Mom so wants to give it two thumbs up, so keep you paws and fingers crossed.

As for Alice, Mom gives her two thumbs up. Shipping was super fast and did I mention it's always free? Ya gotta love that! Mom's shipment arrived pretty quick because Alice is based in Middleton, WI, which is right outside of Madison in the heart of Badgerland. Check out Alice today and see if she can help you simplify your life. Everyone needs an Alice, right?


Tiffany said...

Hi Stubby!

Be sure to ask your mom how she liked Vaska. We'd love to hear some feedback!

Facebook: VASKA

The Vaska Team

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Stubby
Again- you are right on tune- with important stuff for us all to know
thank you for sharring!

Salinger The Pug said...

Ooohh...we didn't know about Alice! Thanks, Stubby!

As are SUCH a helpful and informative little Pug!


Our word verification is "pugaolla". This sounds like some sort of conveyance for us! HAHAHA!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh this is the coolest thing ever! free shipping for everything? wow!

and the vaska detergent looks cool! we love the bottle. great marketing if nothing else! :)

let us know how your laundry came out!

m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Tiffany! Mom said the Vaska got her clothes squeaky clean. I will have her leave some feedback for you later today.

Thanks for a great product!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! Important stuff is what I'm all about. I love sharing everything I find with all my blogging friends.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Salinger! I'm sure your mom is going to love Alice. Our moms are shopping freaking, aren't they?

Love your word verification. I think I need to do a post on everyone's word verification.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! Alice is so cool! Free shipping can't be beat and great products to boot.

The bottle is cool looking and the detergent smells nice too. The laundry came out nice and clean. Two thumbs up!

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

Hi Stubby,

I think I remember hearing about Alice on the news a while back. From what I recall, it was named after Alice from The Brady Bunch. :)

Paula - PAPugMom said...


Your Mom has that knack for finding neat stuff/places.

Pearl said...

I have heard of Alice before! I am so happy to hear that it gets Stubby's stamp of approval!!

Stubby said...

Hi dw! Alice is named for the housekeeper from the Brady Bunch. It's so clever how people come up with names for companies that we can relate to based on tv characters.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Paula! I am really the brains behind the operations here. Mom likes to take credit for finding all this cool stuff but I am the one doing all the work.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! I'm so glad you've met Alice. Isn't she clever? Even though she's not a pug, I give her two paws up!

Stubby xoxo