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My Fight With Zulily…


I don’t keep much junk food in my house. There are no chips in my pantry, no cookies in my cupboards, no ice cream in my freezer. It’s not that I don’t like those things, I just can’t say no to them. I’d easily weigh 100 pounds more if I kept those things in my house with any regularity.

It’s the same with my e-mail box. I’ve shared before that I don’t sign up for Groupon type websites because I can’t say no to them either. There is one exception – Zulily.com. A friend, who was pregnant at the same time, told me to try out Zulily for maternity wear. I would check the occasional discount site but it all still seemed overpriced. Most of the time, I’d delete the weekly e-mail before opening it because I stopped caring about how I dressed (I think all prego women get to that point at the end).

Unfortunately, the website also runs deals on kids clothing, accessories, and toys. Once the kidlet was born, these e-mails became less and less resistible. I found myself longing after a Noah’s Ark play set or an adorable rocking horse. I knew I was in trouble when I actually added something to a checkout cart. I didn’t actually buy anything, but I’m sliding down a very slippery slope.

Before things spiral out of control, the kiddo’s room is loaded with cute toys, and my checking account is overdrawn…

I’m cutting myself off. Goodbye Zulily e-mails. Sigh.

Maybe I’ll go buy myself a single serving of Ben and Jerry’s as a consolation prize.


  • Reply Jill |

    You’re better off without — Zulily is so frustrating when you do purchase. It’s seriously a month before anything ships. Your money is gone and you have nothing to show for it for seemingly forever. I unsubscribed because the temptation PLUS the frustration wasn’t worth any savings!

  • Reply lizziem |

    I have resisted the urge to sign up for those too….even when my friend said living social had $20 Whole Foods gift cards for $10! I probably would end up buying more “deals” that I really don’t need. good for you!

  • Reply Carla |

    I’ve unsubbed from a bunch of emails too… “wantitis” can be a very slippery slope!

  • Reply Kathy |

    I initiated 2 orders. When checking tracking, I saw that they were both routed to wrong zip. I emailed Z. They said as credit card processed all was good. Next tracking check, both were delivered to wrong zip. 1 was being redirected to correct zip, 2nd HAD BEEN DELIVERED-not to me! Contacted Z again. They said it was in transit. I sent screenshot of tracking of delivery. They actually told me to contact PO to find it. It was not my problem. With my many emails and tracking screenshots, never once was there an apology or acknowledgment or their responsibility of a Z person inputting the incorrect zip in tracking code. I did eventually get the package. The above poster is absolutely correct in the weeks it takes to receive their products.

So, what do you think ?