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Hey there! I’m Laura Johnson and this is the Shortcut Shopper Podcast. I'll share tips, lessons learned, and what I'm buying to help give you the shortcut you need through the noise of your never-ending purchasing decisions. I'm happy you're here!

Hey there! I’m Laura Johnson and this is the Shortcut Shopper Podcast. I'll share tips, lessons learned, and what I'm buying to help give you the shortcut you need through the noise of your never-ending purchasing decisions. I'm happy you're here!

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United States

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Hey there! I’m Laura Johnson and this is the Shortcut Shopper Podcast. I'll share tips, lessons learned, and what I'm buying to help give you the shortcut you need through the noise of your never-ending purchasing decisions. I'm happy you're here!

Language:

English


Episodes

This Pillow MAJORLY Reduced My Pain!

4/25/2022
Episode 54 covers an array of topics ranging from a pillow that has changed my life to talk of facial brushes to woes of summer approaching and kids are out of school soon....oh my! Thank you for visiting and hope you find value in this episode! Make sure to subscribe/follow the podcast, so that new episodes automatically show up in your podcast app. Enjoy! Pondering Purchases Have you seen a Hydrotap faucet by Zip Water……this thing is a faucet that offers filtered boiling, chilled, or...

Duration:00:22:03

Traveling With Kids? You Need Global Entry!

3/30/2022
Episode 53 touches on travel, making money as a side hustle, my very expensive purchase I can't wait to receive, and much more. Today is a normal style episode where I talk through what products/services I'm pondering, trying, loving, and instead of ending the episode with the typical consumer news…..I'm adding a new segment….called Shock and Awe. It's a segment where I'll explore ways you can make money on the side to bring in a little more cushion to your household income. SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:30:44

Save Time With Bundling Amazon Returns

3/10/2022
In Episode 52, you'll learn some tips on handling multiple Amazon returns under one return QR code. By doing this, you'll get in and out of the return store so much faster AND all the people standing in line behind you will appreciate you. :) I also talk about a fun St. Patrick's Day breakfast product, ordering food in the McDonald's app, the first pharmacy in the Metaverse, and more! SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission....

Duration:00:28:42

Walmart+ Don't Dismiss Might Be Right For You!

2/20/2022
Episode 51 is a little different than a normal style episode I typically do. It's a closer look into Walmart Plus. I talk about the benefits, the cost, my personal experiences in the trial period and a recap of my thoughts. If you are a current Walmart shopper, this episode is for you. If you are a "never in my life will I shop at Walmart" type of shopper, guess what, this episode is for you as well. You've got be informed or else, you could be missing out on potential savings of time and...

Duration:00:34:28

Amazon Prime Is Increasing $20

2/11/2022
Episode 50 is here! If you're an Amazon Prime Member, your membership fee is going up! I also talk through my daughter's preference of shoes, some purchases I'm pondering, trying, and loving. And, of course, some consumer news with a little Valentine's twist that is relevant to you....a MOM. If you found any value out of this show, please consider sharing with a friend. They need more light-hearted content in their life!! SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any...

Duration:00:27:08

Target Circle Partner Offers Can Save You Money

1/27/2022
Today’s episode talks about leveraging loyalty program partnerships to save you money. I primarily address that in the Laura Lesson at the start of the show and of course, also talk about my pondering purchases, products I'm trying, loving, and end it with consumer news that is relevant to you, a mom. Make sure to subscribe and pass the episode along to a friend! 🙂 SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call...

Duration:00:30:02

Braless Barista with Ninja Coffee Maker

1/7/2022
Today's episode is all about two fabulous Ninja kitchen appliances, the Ninja Iced & Hot Coffee Maker and the Ninja 5-in-1 indoor grill. Of course, I also give a Laura Lesson and talk about my pondering purchases, items I'm trying and end it with consumer news that is relevant to you, a mom. Make sure to pass the episode along to a friend! :) SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call attention if prices I...

Duration:00:33:22

Major Cash Back AGAIN with Rakuten! Episode 47

12/22/2021
In Episode 47, I highlight a recent cash back shopping experience through Rakuten.....all because of going through one link. See show notes below for more information on Rakuten. I also talk about products I'm pondering, trying, loving, and of course, end with a few consumer news updates that are relevant to you...a mom. For complete show notes: https://www.shortcutshopper.com/47 SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d...

Duration:00:34:09

Get Money Back! Holiday Price Matching

12/15/2021
Episode 46 highlights holiday price matching at Target, Walmart, and Costco. If you're buying some higher ticket items that you suspect might decrease in price, you need to pay attention to today's Laura Lesson to get some money back in your wallet. I also do a mini deep dive into food delivery services, AnyCart and Walmart+. Unfortunately, the girls were affected by Covid the last couple of weeks, so I desperately needed grocery deliveries! As always, I'm glad you are here and know this...

Duration:00:33:37

Forget Family. Be Thankful For Your Appliances!

11/19/2021
In Episode 45, I'm doing something a little different. Thanksgiving is next week. Of course, I'm thankful for my family. And, of course, they are the most important thing to me. However, let's not dismiss the work horses of our household. Those poor pilgrims didn't have the luxuries we have. :) I'll be taking off Thanksgiving week, but I'll be back. In the meantime, go thank each of your appliances. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! For complete episode notes visit shortcutshopper.com/45 SHOW...

Duration:00:11:30

Important News for Costco Executive Members

11/10/2021
In episode 44, I talk about an important detail Costco Executive Members need to know, what purchases I'm pondering, trying, and loving (WARNING: one is extremely sooo "uncool", but don't care!). I'll also touch on some fun consumer news. Show Notes: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call attention if prices I mentioned in this episode were prices I paid at the current time and may not reflect the prices you would...

Duration:00:29:50

Amazon News You Want To Know

10/22/2021
Today is a normal style episode where I talk about products I'm pondering, trying, loving (special shout out to Jamie Ivey's new kids book "God Made You To Be You"), and of course, consumer news that moms want to hear. However, today is a little different, because the news section is dedicated to Amazon. A lot was mentioned in a past Amazon press release, so I picked out the the relevant tidbits I think you would like to hear. SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay...

Duration:00:32:13

2021 Holiday Toy Recap

10/1/2021
In Episode 42, I am talking about toys, toys, and more toys! Shout out to The Toy Insider for being such a great reference. If you're needing help with gift guides, you need to check them out! In this episode, I break down their Hot 20 Toys of Holiday 2021 ,and I go through their Top 12 under $20 toys. It is NOT too early to be thinking about Christmas! If you find this valuable, please consider sharing with a friend. You know another mom (or two, or three, or four, etc) wants to hear about...

Duration:00:33:56

Don't Be A Holiday Shopping Procrastinator This Year!

9/25/2021
Episode 41 covers my pondering purchases (special shout out to Meg Quinn on her upcoming release of The Cheese Board Deck: 50 cards for Styling Spreads, Savory, and Sweet), products I'm trying, loving, consumer news for moms, AND, of course......a Laura Lesson. Make sure you subscribe or follow the show, because you won't want to miss my episode next week. It'll be all about top toys for the 2021 holiday season. Enjoy! SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any...

Duration:00:17:43

Amazon Beauty Sale is Coming!

9/20/2021
Episode 40 is a "normal type" episode where I talk about what I'm pondering, trying, loving, etc. And, of course, I'll end with some consumer news that I think you'll be interested to know! Thank you for being here with me on my little podcast journey. If you think the episode is of value, please consider sharing with a friend. :) SHOW NOTES: This post contains affiliate links. You don’t pay any extra, and I earn a small commission. I’d also like to call attention if prices I mentioned in...

Duration:00:20:50

Consumer News- Sept 2021

9/10/2021
My news stories have been stacking up. This episode is dedicated to recent consumer news that I think is interesting for YOU to know! I'll be back next week with a "normal style" episode. Thank you for listening! Visit Ep 39 for complete show notes.

Duration:00:12:12

I Got Covid! Products and Services I Used

9/3/2021
Well, I was forced into taking a little break from producing podcast episodes, while my husband and I sifted our way through Covid. This episode is all about the products and services I used during our illness. Our girls were 100% fine through the whole ordeal! I talk about the best broth out there (in my opinion), delivery services, recommendations on what to send your sick friends when they are held up.....and so much more

Duration:00:25:03

Back To School Shopping and We Got A New Dog!

8/5/2021
In Episode 37, I mention a call back to Episode 18, which is all about Rakuten. If you're doing back to school shopping online, definitely check it out! I started using Rakuten in 2017 and so far, my lifetime earnings has been $499! All those cash back purchases add up. I also touch on the fact that we got a new dog! See Full Show Notes Here

Duration:00:17:51

My Monthly Costco Purchases

7/30/2021
In Episode 36, I run through a list of items I consider staple monthly purchases I make at Costco. Of course, there is a Laura Lesson at the beginning. One that keeps putting money back into my pocket for purchases I already made! You will walk away with some Costco learnings and even some new purchasing ideas to add to your Costco cart.

Duration:00:21:41

My TV Melted! How I Got A Free Replacement

7/23/2021
Episode 35 gives YOU insight into how I avoided rushing off to buy another tv right after my tv started slowly melting. Yes, you read that right....my tv started melting. After 4 1/2 years, I guess it decided it didn't want to live in our living room anymore. I touch on Costco's warranty extensions, facts about my purchase, and the exact steps I took to get my tv replaced. I'm hoping this saves you some time and money in the future!

Duration:00:16:11