Giveaway: Win a $50 Shopping Credit on Hoseanna!

I’ve blogged about Hoseanna before, but the site (and business) has undergone some major changes since then! To celebrate the new site and categories, Hoseanna is offering a special prize to Corporette readers — a $50 shopping credit on Hoseanna, good for all your ‘Monthly Musts’!

As a quick reminder (I’ll do a full site review next week), this is a cool new site for women that is premised on the idea that, while the shopping/browsing experience is fun, sometimes busy women just want things to be auto-shipped. Accordingly, you can sign up at Hoseanna to have hosiery, feminine products, health & beauty supplies, and even intimate supplies automatically delivered to your door on a regular basis.  The brands are all curated, and the prices are reasonable.

The Rules: Comment on this post (including your email address in the “email address field”), telling us ways you like to automate your life (whether it’s through shopping deliveries, bill payments, or other ways). The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 31.  You must include your email in the email address field so you can be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway.  Your information will be held in confidence by Corporette pursuant to The Corporette Privacy Policy, and you will only be contacted by Kat in the event you win the giveaway.

All right, readers — how do you simplify your life through automation?

Disclosure: Please note that Corporette charges advertisers a fee to promote and administer giveaways.

Comments

  1. I hope I win!

  2. I have automatic monthly payments set up for a couple of charities I support. I think it must help them with their budgeting, it certainly helps my budget to give a little each month instead of dropping jumbo checks at weird intervals, and I don’t forget! Bonus: when you get your tax receipt at the end of the year, it’s a nice “surprise” to see how it all adds up :)

  3. I would love to automate clothes shopping- just give someone my size and the look I’m going for and have someone else fight the mall crowd!

  4. Krista M. :

    I use Door to Door organics to deliver fruits and veggies and often order my groceries online to have them delivered. Also have my public radio contributions on automatic monthly payments.

  5. I automate all of my banking/paycheck stuff. Paycheck goes in automatically and everything else, phone, gym membership, bills, goes out automatically. Makes life run so much smoother!

  6. I used to automate bill payments, but after getting married my husband un-automated them! Now he does them by hand. Ha!

  7. Yay – I love your giveaways! and Hoseanna’s autoshipping sounds like a great idea.

  8. Anonymous :

    I automate my bill payments that are the same each month!!

  9. BeBeLawyer :

    Does US Weekly count?

    Google reminders to pay the bills I can’t automate, everything else (including student loans) automated. Pre-pay the gym for better rate.

  10. Anon in NY :

    Newbie to automated purchases. Made my first automated toothbrush subscription/purchase this weekend. It will be a great reminder for me and my hubby of when it is time to change brushes!

  11. I get cereal and oatmeal automatically delivered to me using Amazon Subscribe & Save. I always have breakfast on hand!

  12. Automated student loan payments (and a monthly calendar reminder just to make sure I don’t forget all about them).

  13. I do all my bill-paying automatically, and I also have my dry cleaning delivered to and picked up from my house (does that count)? Now that I’m pregnant with my first, I am considering signing up for Amazon Mom, which auto-ships your diapers and other baby needs! I would love to try out Hoseanna too!

  14. Automatic payments for almost all bills is a given for most people these days. My automatic bills include cell phone, daycare, netflix, and student loans. Other home-related bills are automatic through my husband’s bank. I also do automatic delivery of diapers, wipes, baby food, toilet paper, and some toiletries through Amazon… this has seriously saved my life as a new mom.

  15. MissJackson :

    I automate everything. Everything. Even bills that vary from month-to-month, I pick an average $ and automate the payment (I go in and edit the payment to the real amount every month — but if for whatever reason I forget to do so, I feel pretty confident that the electric company is not going to cut off my sevice because I’m $20 short so long as the money keep flowing). My savings is automated. My investments are automated. All of my subscriptions are on auto renew (AAA, SiriusXM, auto insurance, etc).

    I’m intrigued by the idea of toothbrush auto delivery that Anon in NY! Now, if someone could just remind me when it’s time to change the sheets. Or somehow force me to make (and keep) timely hair cut appointments? Pretty much everything non-automatic in my life is a tragic mess.

    • I mark on the calendar in my bedroom when I change the sheets, otherwise I can never remember how long they’ve been on!

    • I’m also intrigued by the toothbrush delivery idea. (What service do you use Anon in NY?) As for hair appointments, my solution is booking an entire year’s worth of appointments at once (I don’t change style too much during that year so that I don’t have to change the frequency) and then treating the time as sacred. I will change it if I’m on vacation, but other than that I need a really good reason to do so. The other advantage of this system (at least with my hair dresser) is that it is the only way to get Saturday morning appointments (or, when that doesn’t work, late Friday evening).

      • Anon in NY :

        I used Amazon’s subscribe and save feature for my toothbrushes. They delivered within 2 days of my order!

  16. i love auto bill pay. it’s so handy.

  17. Annabelle :

    I’d love to have groceries auto-delivered but the grocery store we regularly shop at canceled their delivery program a few months ago.

  18. karenpadi :

    What don’t I automate? Everything that can be automated is automated.

    I wish I could automate work-wear basics: black shoes and black/grey pants.

  19. I live by my Outlook calendar. If it weren’t for those 15 min prior meeting reminders, I’d be late to everything.

  20. I automate nearly everything – love the ease and keeps me from accruing finance charges (by making sure everything gets paid on time).

  21. Yay! They ship to Canada for a flat fee! Is it too much to hope they cover duty as well?

    I can’t live without Outlook reminders or the Stickies application on my Mac. I have it set to open automatically when I log in so I cannot avoid my to-do lists.

    But by far the most important automation in my life is the automatic weekly mortgage payment that comes out of my bank account. I love not having to think about it, and I love that making weekly payments reduces my overall payment term. Yay.

  22. I automate all my mortgage, car payment, and college savings and daycare tuition payments for my kids – basically anything that’s the same amount every month.

  23. I am all about anything that would make my poor student life easier. I always seem to find myself looking for hosiery the day before I have a networking event.

  24. I auto-draft utility payments and TV. The new iphone reminders will likely be helpful to remember to do things that occur on a monthly basis too!

  25. I automate in every way possible – bills, everything. I used to have groceries delivered, and will probably do so again once I have the $$.

  26. I automate all bill payments, in part because I might forget, but mostly because I never have stamps or can find a mailbox. So I end up carrying envelopes around for weeks.

  27. Need a screen name :

    I automate payments that are the same every month, savings and investments. I tried Door to Door Organics for vegetable delivery, but couldn’t make it work with someone having to be home during the day to sign for them. Sometimes, when I need the standard and heavier household items, I put in a Peapod order.

  28. I automate my loan and insurance payments – so nice! And I love mint.com for automating my budget – only little things to do.

    Love this giveaway!

  29. First time commenting here. What do you feel about wearing a red dress to work? I have this red dress that I want to wear on weekdays but a bit hesitant that it will look a bit too much (but then again, that is what red dresses are for!).

    It’s more of an orangey-reddish sheath dress, cut 2 inches above the knee. I am 5’4, 105 lbs, quite skinny so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t look va-va-voom with it on.

    I’m wondering what you guys think if you see a co-worker rocking a red dress to work?

    • I would think that she’s awesome. If you are feeling hesitant, I suggest wearing a charcoal, navy or chocolate sweater/cardigan/jacket over the sheath dress to tone down the red (not black, that’ll make the red pop). Also, breaking out with this type of color is easier to do in the summer but I’d still wear something that bright in the fall. Go for it!

    • Do you often wear bright colors to work? If you don’t, it might get noticed more because it is unusual for you, but if you do, go for it! I like Ru’s suggestion of pairing it with charcoal.

    • MissJackson :

      I have a conservative red sheath that I wear to work frequently.

    • I have a red wool sheath dress that I wear to work. Sometimes I put a coordinating, striped button-down blouse underneath.

  30. I automate my laundry – it is picked up once a week and dropped off by a local laundromat. If it weren’t for them, I’d always be running out of clean clothes. (In case you couldn’t tell, I live in NYC so laundry in apartment is a luxury :-)

  31. Bills, banking, mortgage, like others have said above. But also? Nespresso.

    Yum, tasty caffeine!

  32. Now that I’m out of school and having a regular job with regular paychecks, I’m starting to automate most static bills, like cable, phone, and student loans. I’m also automatically transferring money every month from my checking account to my ING savings account. There are so many more things I’d like to automate, like household goods and personal items. I’m starting to use Amazon’s Subscribe and Save on things that I know I buy on a regular basis.

  33. I automate cell phone bills, netflix, cable and savings from one checking account to another. Just signed up for retirement thingamajig, so that’s automatic, too.

    I have to be careful with this automatic stuff…I just opened up a cell phone bill and saw that they’re charging insurance for one phone (that I didn’t sign up for) and that they messed up billing for one month on another account. ARgh.

  34. I auto my charitable donations. I find that when I give $20 a month to each org, I give more throughout the year than if I give one check at the end of the month (less of a shock to my bank account as well).

    I also love remember the milk and the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly reminders that tell me to do things. That’s automated, right? Ie I put in change air filter, change toothbrush, change mascara, give dog medicine, all on the time schedule that is appropriate to the task.

  35. I just moved from Chicago, where I had on automate my grocery shopping through Peapod. I sure do miss them. Time and money saver! They would show up every two weeks on Saturday morning, and I even had a regular shopping list.

  36. Kimberly A. :

    My husband and I now outsource/ automate everything dealing with our home (both of us are lawyers in Atlanta). We have a maid that does everything around the house, a yard company, and a dry cleaners that delivers and picks-up twice a week. I wish Peapod was in the suburbs because that is the only errand I have to run on a regular basis.

  37. I automate all my bill payments. It’s nice to know it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it.

  38. I automate DH’s paychecks as he travels often, usually internationally, for long time periods. Sigh – miss him so – one coming up soon. Our sprinkler system automates most plant care for us (Orchids and Tropicals) and lawn maintenance – except we’re on water rationing now due to a drought – but it’s still automated…no midnight watering by hand for me!

    Other than that, my brain automates alot of tasks…

    Towels washed on Tuesdays, Toilets cleaned on Tuesdays
    Laundry (rest of it) on Saturdays
    Sunday groceries/target after the gym
    Bills pay and filing on Sundays too (we have had credit card hacking recently from the internet so continue our resolve not to pay bills on line) … don’t know, might have come through Amazon … only way we think someone got the cc info AND our mailing address…in process

    Similar slate of office/corporate tasks by day of week or monthly (I run my own Corp, just me).

  39. Sorry if this is TMI – but the only way I can remember to take my BC pill is with daily automatic calendar reminders on my phone. I have been using this system for over 7 years and have only forgetting on days when my phone was dead. I have a word pop up on my screen that only I would recognize it as a pill reminder, just to be sure my nosey coworker doesn’t see “pill” on my phone screen.

  40. I automate savings. Otherwise it’s too easy to spend the money!

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