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Busy Mom Solution: Forgot to Get a Gift? Fix it in Seconds!

Gift Cards sent digitally

No matter how organized you may be, everyone’s had that “Whoops! I forgot to get my (fill-in-the-blank) a gift!” Whether it’s the holidays, someone’s birthday or a baby shower, no one likes being empty handed and under the gun.

Which is why we suggest–a site that features hundreds of e-gift cards from Amazon to Zappos. Select the card and then Giftzip zips you right to the gift card section of that merchant’s website where you choose the amount and delivery method.

A super helpful app!

And speaking of cards, it doesn’t get easier than the RedStamp app. Free customized e-cards for every occasion that you can send straight from your iPhone, iTouch or iPad via email, text, or even high-quality postcards.

Check out this Twirl to see how quick and easy sending last-minute gifts can be…..

What do you think?

I signed up for this app before I was even done watching the video, lol. Totally amazing, and oh-so-super helpful! There are SO many times that I’ve forgotten a friends birthday until I see it in my Facebook reminders – {oops!!} – But with this totally user-friendly and very fun app, I can “send” them a personalized card instantly, and they’re so cool, no one will ever have to know I forgot. {You won’t tell, right?} And how amazing is the ability to send out a gift card directly to the recipients cell phone? Now that is a great way to surprise the hard-to-impress teens in your life. As busy moms, it can be tough juggling all of the demands of your hectic days – which means birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events can slip your mind. Thank goodness the totally awesome ladies at Digitwirl are here to bring you new tips each week that seriously save the day!

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EvernoteThe Most Popular Busy Mom Solutions!

These are the top 6 Busy Mom Solution posts from the past 6 months. Since many of you are newer fans, and may have missed some, I thought I’d share them again! Best of all, these sites are ALL free!


Evernote is a website, a free app, and an extension that builds functionality into tons of programs you already use. If you can email it, scan it, type it, snap it, record it, or find it on the internet you can keep track of it all with Evernote. Read my post for more details, and to see a video of it in action! Forget About Forgetting Important Information Ever Again!

Save yourself a trip to the store – Buy your home essentials from! Wouldn’t it be nice to pick up stuff like toilet paper, toothpaste, paper towels, and coffee right from your front porch, instead of loading up the kids and fighting the tantrums at the store? You can get it all with free shipping, automatic coupons, and 20% off your first order. Join today!

A free service that helps you manage and organize your life as it happens! AboutOne gets you organized by letting you scan, upload, email, or text everything you need to hang on to- Like photos, children’s artwork and health, education, health, and home records. Kids bring home a new report card? Snap a pic with your smart phone, and email it over to their “education” folder. Easy peasy! Learn more, and watch a video – Busy Mom Solution: Like Having Your Whole Filing Cabinet in Your Pocket!


One of my favorite daily newsletters ever! Delivered to you five days a week, the LearnVest Daily is packed with money-saving tips and financial how-tos to help you live a life that’s frugal, fashionable, and fun! Read one of my favorite recent posts from them here – What’s a Great Buy – and What’s DANGEROUS to Buy – at the Dollar Store.

Savings Star

There’s a great new coupon company called SavingStar that recently launched and makes it really easy to save on groceries. There’s nothing to clip or print since their ecoupons are 100% digital! They work at over 100 chains in 24,000 stores nationwide.

Here’s how it works:

  • Select the eCoupons you like on the website or mobile app, and they are automatically linked to your store card.
  • Use your card when you checkout and the money is added to your SavingStar account. The savings don’t change your bill at the register and the savings are not printed on the receipt. Instead, they get deposited into your account within 7-30 days depending upon where you shop.
  • Once your SavingStar account reaches $5 in savings, you can pick your payout from a bank account deposit, a PayPal account deposit, an Amazon gift card, or a donation to charity. Easy peasy!

There’s over 30 coupons on SavingStar now worth over $50! Click Here.

Other InBox

OIB basically weeds through all your emails and pulls out the automated ones from the ones from real people and then files them in different folders. So, that sale site coupon will come into the OIB Shopping folder, but the credit card statement will go into the OIB Financial folder. Then you can look at what you want, when you want without having to sift through dozens of other emails clogging up your inbox. And best of all, that email list you ended up on, but never signed up for, well that can be moved into the OIB Unsubscribe folder where they’ll do the breaking up for you. See a video and more explanation here – Survey Junkies, Online Shoppers, Bloggers, and other Busy Moms – Let OIB Organize Your Inbox Automatically!

What do you think?

Are you a busy mom? What areas do you struggle with the most? And which one of these busy mom solutions is YOUR favorite? Leave me some comments, and let me know what you think! And if you know another busy mom who would love these helpful sites – feel free to use the social buttons to share this to your own Twitter or Facebook too!