Grab these bulk buys without spending a second in a big-box store.
There are shoppers who love to wander through the massive aisles of big box stores, marveling at the giant vats of pickles, the endless rows of dog toys, and the heaping towers of toilet paper. Then there are those, like me, who find the entire experience as pleasant as a trip the DMV…in the rain…with a feverish toddler. It can take for-ever to find what you want and get it to your car, and you spend half the time looking for your kids, who disappeared down the toy aisle. Plus, you always wind up toting home something you clearly did not need (I’m looking at you, giant tray of chocolate pastries).
It’s for reluctant shoppers like me, who want the savings of mega-packs of pasta, pretzels, and toilet paper without the headache of actually going to the store, that Boxed arrived on the scene five years ago (the site has been compared to a “Millennial CostCo”). To compete with more well-known brick-and-mortar stores, Boxed continues to add new products from its house brand, Prince & Spring, to its selection of shopping-cart staples from familiar supermarket brands.
So if the thought of piling everyone into the car to navigate that cavernous warehouse is already giving you hives, here are 5 new products you’ll want to check out at Boxed (P.S. there are no annual membership fees, lots of free samples, and shipping is free on your first order and any orders over $49).
Prince & Spring Ultra Paper Towels
This kitchen staple is the site’s single most popular item with families—maybe it’s the clean, fresh packaging or the flexible sheet size, but we’re guessing it’s just because everyone’s kids spill so darn much apple juice.
To buy: 12-count, $16; boxed.com..
Pampers Pure Protection Diapers
Prince & Spring Clover Honey
Barilla Ready Pasta Penne + Elbows
Sure, you can also pick up multi-packs of dry pasta and sauce on Boxed, too, but let’s admit it, there are times when everyone’s so cranky and hungry that even waiting the 10 minutes for the water to boil so you can cook the noodles is pure torture. It won’t be your finest gourmet moment to just zap these premade pasta packs in the microwave, but it may be your smartest.
To buy: 6-pack, $9; boxed.com.
Prince & Spring Fruitmojis Snacks
These are just so darn adorable, you’ll want to rip open a pack for yourself while you’re tossing them in the kids’ lunchboxes. Best thing about these cutie fruity snacks is that they’re free of synthetic colors, artificial flavors, and high fructose corn syrup. That certainly deserves a smile emoji!
To buy: 60-pack, $10; boxed.com.