Quick & Easy Shopping For The Busy Mom

by Lisa Heath
Quick & Easy Shopping For The Busy Mom

This conversation is sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are my own

I’m a busy mom, and I’m sure several of you reading are just like me. You always feel like there isn’t enough time to complete all your projects and you are always falling behind.  Between a full time job, my son’s homework and his extracurricular activities, I’m constantly running around. One of my most dreaded weekly tasks that feels like a time sink is grocery shopping. I have to do it, but I know it’s an hour or more lost in a day. Time we could be doing so many other things!

Luckily, Sam’s Club  knows there can occasionally be moments that make a mom want to pull her hair out. That’s why I’m a member of Sam’s Club, so I can get the stuff I need to be ready for whatever life throws my way.  Sam’s Club has 2 new store features that make shopping an absolute breeze.

Obviously Sam’s Club is the perfect choice to stock up on food (I have an 11 year old boy, we need to keep a hefty supply of food) but it’s also where we stock up on supplies, including our hair care! With the hair collection at Sam’s Club, we can get premium Unilever hair care club-sized packs that will help us achieve any style for any season.


You want to hear about these new store features though right? Okay, let me run you through this. I’ve used both features and you really can’t go wrong with either one (or do both like I have depending on your schedule!)


Earlier this week I was leaving work and sent Nick a text to see if he needed anything before I headed to Sam’s Club on my way home. He said he was good, so I headed over and used the new Scan & Go app. I ran into the store, picked up my Suave Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner (I absolutely LOVE how I get smooth, non frizzy hair with this set!) and Jacob’s Suave Kids Shampoo and Body Wash (my son loves simplicity and smooth hair all in one product), plus a few other snack items. As I picked up items from the shelf, I used the app to scan the bar codes then placed them in my cart.

Easy peasy, right? Well hold on cause it gets better.

Once I was done, I hit “Checkout” on the app – paid for my entire purchase from my phone and I was done! All I had to do was hold my phone out when leaving! The Sam’s Club employee at the door scanned my app bar code and I was off to go about my day. I walked past the lines and was done!

Ready for my next favorite feature? Club Pickup!

Of course, I have another story for this one. Once I got home from my easy shopping trip, I was unloading my goods when Nick spotted my hair care items. He looked at me and said “Oh I’m out of mine too”

You have got to be kidding me.


I wasn’t heading back out that night, so I jumped online to Sam’s Club and added his TRESemmé Repair & Protect shampoo and conditioner. It’s his absolute favorite and it’s formulated with biotin which helps restore the natural beauty of his hair. Plus I decided to add Nexxus Therappe & Humectress to my order, since I enjoy using those for nights out. It’s deeply hydrating and has a silicone free formula.

I selected the option to use Club Pickup for the following day after work.

Fast forward to the next day, and I’m sitting at work when I get an email from Sam’s Club saying my Club Pickup is ready. Once I left work, I swung by Sam’s Club again, went straight to their Club Pickup counter.

An employee there asked for my last name, then handed me my items. I paid online, so that was it. Again – I got in and got out in minutes. If you have a large amount of shopping and use the Club Pickup area, they will also load your car for you. I declined to have them do that since I didn’t have a ton of items and didn’t want to waste their time for things I could easily carry – but the option is there if I need it.

The busy mom in me was so incredibly happy, you have no idea.

I was a solid Sam’s Club member before this, but they just made me 10x more thrilled to be an avid shopper there. I can get all our groceries, plus my family had fabulous hair while I’m at it.

If you want to save time, make sure you download the Sam’s Club Scan & Go App or utilize their Club Pickup for all your shopping needs, including hair care. You will thank me and you will not regret it for a second!


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Jamie September 30, 2017 - 10:45 am

I just joined Sam’s a few weeks ago and was so happy to hear about the scanning deal and the pick up option. Though, for pickup, I’ll have to get it together enough to plan ahead. LOL

Mama Ash September 30, 2017 - 11:12 am

My twins would go nuts over the Suave Frozen theme. We don’t have Sam’s Club in Canada :(

Bill Sweeney September 30, 2017 - 11:15 am

Sam’s Club is our favorite store to shop at. The prices are always great, and it’s a one stop shop for us. That’s key with our busy schedules.

Camille Gabel September 30, 2017 - 11:26 am

Love that Sam’s has these in HUGE bottles so I don’t have to be worrying about keeping up with shampoo! I need to try the Scan & Go App, too! It’s awesome!

Vera Sweeney September 30, 2017 - 11:37 am

Sweet! We shop at Sam’s Club all the time, so this Sam’s Pickup is perfect for me. It’s going to save me so much time!

Sapphire Kharyzma September 30, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Sam’s Club has all the best brands! They sure make shopping easy as everything is available at this retailer!

Lisette September 30, 2017 - 2:12 pm

I forgot how much I love Suave’s avocado line. Thanks for the reminder!

Lani September 30, 2017 - 6:03 pm

I’m all about quick and easy, bonus with the larger size bottles I don’t have to shop as often!

Emily September 30, 2017 - 8:32 pm

I have no idea that Sams Club has this pick up feature! We have been discussing getting a Sams Club membership, and this is something I know my husband and I would love to be able to utilize!

Lizzie Lau October 1, 2017 - 8:56 am

I love it when they find ways to make our lives easier! It’s frustrating to know you need to go to a warehouse for one item because the money saved may not be worth the time spent. These options solve that dilemma!

Terri Beavers October 1, 2017 - 1:34 pm

I see some of my favorite hair care products in your post. I do love easy shopping because I feel like I’m on the go 24/7. That’s probably because I am, lol. I want to take advantage of this helpful opportunity.

Brooke Pakulski October 2, 2017 - 5:40 am

We are always buying in bulk at Sams! It saves me time so I’m not running to the store every week!

ashley October 2, 2017 - 7:56 am

I need to check this out! I hate how much time we spend at Sam’s when we go because we buy SO much. This would save us so much time (and probably money!)

Tim B October 2, 2017 - 8:35 am

There are so many cosmetic lines to choose from! Don’t know how the ladies pick and choose?! Sure suggestions from bloggers like yourself help items like this stand out from the crowd

Jaime Nicole October 2, 2017 - 11:34 am

Sam’s Club is the BEST. I love the pump bottle shampoos because they last forever – even in a house with three girls with long hair!

Jilly Spellman October 2, 2017 - 11:53 am

Sams Club sounds awesome. We don’t have one near us or I would think about signing up. We are in walking distance of a Walmart though.

adriana October 2, 2017 - 9:30 pm

Sams Club is SO awesome! They always have great and simple solutions for buying things easily and stress free. As for the Suave products – they are my favorite too! Love them!

Leigh Anne Borders October 4, 2017 - 3:33 pm

We enjoy shopping at Sam’s. I can always find need items there to pick up for the home and even for myself. And I love the breads that they have in the bakery.

Zwitsal October 5, 2017 - 1:04 pm

I wish I can go there and check it out the best sellers! I just hope we can have something like this store on our area.


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