DAY 2: 4 Tips That Will Simplify Your Life During the Holidays

This is probably the most HELPFUL post of the entire year.

I have 4 tips that will simplify your life during the holidays. Now these are tips that EVERYONE can use. I cannot even describe to you how much more efficient I’ve been as soon as I started implementing these tricks into my life.

+ Honey

STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I found the craziest life hack ever. This site is called Honey and it saves you time AND MONEY. Okay so what you do is download the “Chome Extention” from their site {or whatever web browser you use; Safari, etc.} and it will automatically download onto your web browser.

From then on, EVERY time you shop online and go to check out, Honey will AUTOMATICALLY search the web for every promo code that can be applied to your order and leave you will the lowest price available. 


You are now guaranteed to save as much as you can on all your online holiday shopping… LIFE. SAVER.

+ Superstore Click and Collect

You KNOW I love this. The best part is that you can start a grocery list and keep it going until you’re ready to order. Such a good idea if you’re in charge of Christmas dinner this year. Start it now then you just click purchase, select your pick up time and date and you’re on your way! I love the 2 hour window so I can swing by whenever is most convenient for me and schedule other errands around that. 

Best part is not even leaving the car. The workers load up your trunk for you. So if you’re a mom, the kids can sleep silently in the car while you get all of your groceries! 

If you haven’t used Superstore click and collect yet, sign up and use code: MERRYMONTH for a month of free pick ups :) When it runs out, it’s only $3 or 5$ depending on your time slot… #worthit.

+ Meal Delivery

You’ve probably been following along on social media but I’ve been loving my Chefs Plate + Hello Fresh deliveries. It saves my life. I LOVE cooking, which is why this is the most efficient meal delivery system. They deliver all the groceries you need for each of the recipes you pre selected online right to your door. Then you make each dinner {for 2 or 4 people} whenever you’d like. You can pause or cancel your account at any time so it’s perfect for those of you who work out of town a lot and don’t want to keep groceries around for every other week you’re home. Then you end up eating junk cause you don’t want to grocery shop.

Listen, I get it.

Choose healthier by getting groceries and recipes delivered to you. ESPECIALLY DURING THE CRAZY HOLIDAY SEASON. You’re busy baking or decorating your tree, duh.

This Chefs Plate code gives you 3 FREE PLATES so you can try it out. Or enter the referral hashtag #3platesFromDreaMarie.

 Hello Fresh also gave me a promo for you to save $40 on your first Box with the code: DREA or just click here!


+ Wine Delivery

I found this company on Instagram. The FIRST Canadian wine delivery box. It doesn’t just stop there though. Okay so every month they ship you a selection of wines from Europe, mine this month was Italy. In the box they include tasting cards for each type and a breakdown of the flavours, acidity, etc. THEN you can go online and watch the sommelier videos about each of the wines you received while you sip in the comfort of your home.

Is this not the greatest thing ever?!

ESPECIALLY in the winter!! Wine delivered to you to enjoy on the couch infront of the fireplace and Christmas tree.

They have SIX Christmas gift packages for you to select from right now. If you order within the next 3 days you’ll make their Christmas shipping deadline. The delivery date for their Christmas shipment is Dec 10-15th. If you order the multiple month subscriptions you can have the first shipment sent to you to place under the Christmas tree. Following Christmas, send sip and savor an email and they will adjust the address to the gift recipients for months 2 and beyond. You can also choose to have all  orders sent directly to the gift recipient.

Included is FREE shipping for all major cities and a small rural shipping fee may be applied to rural areas. Currently they are shipping to BC, AB, SK, MB and ON. 

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MY TIPS!!!! Comment below if these actually helped simplify your hectic holiday life… I would LOVE to know!!

xxoo Drea Marie

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