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.
I've had a busy, hectic schedule the last few weeks with professional obligations and parenting responsibilities having me rushing all over the place and I hate to admit it but Mothers Day completely slipped my mind. Suddenly the holiday was a few days away and I didn't have a special something to give to my lovely wife for the occasion. My days have been filled running around taking my children to school, attending business meetings, dealing with unexpected client crises, coaching youth soccer, and handling the myriad of other tasks that your kids and work throw your way leaving me with almost no time to get away for some Mothers Day present shopping. Fortunately, Sears bailed me out when I discovered their in-vehicle pickup service.
Through my Sears' Shop Your Way membership, I was very easily able to find something online from the retailer that my wife has been mentioning for awhile she'd like to get which was in-stock at a local store. Using the Sears app, it's in-vehicle pickup option allowed me to quickly swing by the store and have someone come out to my car as I arrived to load it for me without any sort of shipping charge or service fee. As my daughter would say, it was "easy peasy lemon squeezy" to use the Sears in-vehicle pickup service. Based upon my experience, I will absolutely be using it again.
To take advantage of this convenient service, head to Sears.com and log into the website with a Shop Your Way membership account. When making online purchases utilize the function on the Sears website which allows you to check product availability at local retail locations and select the in-store pickup option for available merchandise. You'll receive an email when your order is ready to be picked up. Print out the email to take with you and head to the store. When you arrive look for the reserved Sears in-vehicle pickup designated parking spot to pull your car up to.
Once you've pulled into the reserved parking spot for the Sears in-vehicle pickup, activate the Sears app that is available for Apple and Android phones. Select the in-vehicle pickup feature. Note you need to have the Sears app connected to a Shop Your Way membership account for this feature to work. The app will then show the product(s) you've purchased that are available to pickup.
Clicking on "continue" will activate a timer. Sears promises that an associate will bring your order out to you within five minutes.
For my experience, it took exactly one minute and sixteen seconds for an associate to arrive at my car window to assist me. The friendly gentleman who brought out my package had me look at it to make sure it was the right item that I had ordered then scanned the bar code on my email to finalize the delivery.
Noting it was a rather large box, the Sears associate offered to load it in my back seat for me. So I was able to accept the delivery and have the item loaded into my vehicle without ever having to leave the drivers seat of my car. Very nice!
Once your email has been scanned the timer on the app will stop and a survey which lets consumers rate their experience pops up. I took a moment to rate my experience and left the Sears parking lot having been there for less than five minutes.
Yes, I'll admit that my selection for a Mothers Day present isn't sexy or glamorous but a high end KitchenAid blender is what my wife's been hinting she'd like to get for awhile now. A happy wife is a happy life so I made sure she's getting something her Master Chef Mom persona will enjoy and make use of for this Mothers Day gift. Sears has lots of incredible gift selections for all the different type of mom personalities out there. Whether it is apparel or footwear for the Fashionable Mom, camping gear or gardening equipment for the Outdoor Mom, digital cameras or luggage for the Traveling Mom, or smart technology for the Techie Mom, Sears has many great items available that can make Mothers Day shopping easy.
IN-VEHICLE PICKUP SWEEPSTAKES
Find a great gift for your wife or mom at Sears.com/AllForMom. As a bonus, shoppers that use Sears In-Vehicle Pickup for their online purchases between Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 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.
Between placing my order online, driving to the local Sears store, and having it delivered to my car it literally took less than 15 minutes for me to get my Mothers Day shopping accomplished and I didn't have to worry about whether something would get shipped to me and arrive on time. Not having to worry about taking the kids along, unpacking them from the car, and drag them through stores with me shopping since I could avoid that using this service was very much appreciated. Being able to pull into a designated parking spot and have a Sears associate deliver to your vehicle your online purchase in five minutes or less at no additional cost is a really great service. Based upon my own personal exceptional experience, Sears in-vehicle pickup service gets A Geek Daddy nod of approval.