Time versus money is one of the great tradeoffs in life. There are lots of things that you can do yourself that take up a lot of time. There are ways to have those things done for you, but those things will cost you money.
Weighing the time cost against the money cost is a frequent struggle for everyone, but perhaps even more so among moms who need to keep their growing children in clothing. Shopping takes time, and costs money.
I’ve discussed ways to save money on children’s clothing, so here’s an article about how to save time. It’s convenient, but that time-saving will, of course, cost you money, so it’s up to you to decide if the tradeoff is worth it.
And what is this time saving shopping tip? It’s the Old Navy Superbox.
What is the Superbox? It’s a subscription product that makes shopping for clothes for your children just a little bit easier, especially if you or your kids can’t find the time to run to the store. The more children you have, the harder that task gets, with everyone having their own schedules, but the Superbox can save a bit of time.
Every three months, Old Navy will send you a Superbox in the mail. In each box you will find a complete “head to toe” outfit, including accessories. That’s it; you open the box, your child puts on the clothes, and you’re done.
It’s all pretty simple, really. You go to their Website, pick a style, a size, and a gender. Clothes are available for children ages 5-12, and the box, which will contain at least 6 items, will be priced at $69.99. Old Navy says that the box you receive will have a value of at least $100.
What if you don’t like what you receive? You have 21 days to return the clothes to the company, and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
As a bonus, if you do not return any items from a given box, you will receive a $10 discount on the price of your next box.
Even better – the price of the Superbox includes free shipping.
While the outfits shipped are supposed to represent a complete outfit, savvy parents will quickly realize that you should be able to mix and match what comes in the box with the clothes your child already owns.
With a bit of imagination, you can turn that single outfit into three or four, effectively stretching the money you spent on the box a bit farther.
While the Superbox isn’t necessarily THE answer to shopping for stressed-out or time-challenged parents, many people will likely find it to be a great time saver.
It’s easy to sign up, you can cancel the subscription whenever you like and if you don’t like what they’re sending, you can send it back.
While it’s not perfect, many parents will find the Old Navy Superbox to represent a worthwhile tradeoff between that time and money problem that we all struggle with every day.