Alfie – My New Shopping Companion!

Alfie interactive shopping
*This post is sponsored by Alfie but all opinions are 100% my own!

back in the day

The art of shopping has drastically evolved since I was little.

If we needed something, whether it was food or clothing, or anything for that matter, we got in the car and drove to the store that offered that particular item.  Very rarely we would order via a catalog – I actually remember us ordering from the Banana Republic catalog BEFORE Banana Republic was a store (what?!?!?!  Yes, I am totally dating myself).

The internet has introduced us to a whole new world when it comes to shopping.  I can’t remember the last time I didn’t think to check Amazon when there was a request for something from my family.

“I need dry erase markers for my math class.”

“My baseball pants don’t fit anymore.”

“Mama needs a new pair of shoes.” (Ahem…I have needs too)

There was a time that I would receive packages (plural) on a daily basis.  Jokes would be made that I kept UPS and FedEx in business; or that we should’ve considered building a receiving dock when we built our home.  BUT did the jokers once consider that, due to the internet, I was diligently comparing pricing and finding the best deal that was going to be delivered to our door?  Bitterness aside…

Enter Alfie – My New Shopping Companion

Recently I was asked to try out Kenmore’s Alfie, a new way to shop.  I received my Alfie in the mail, and quickly set it up on my desk.  I downloaded the app and connected the device to our wifi.  Could this little circular thing help me shop smarter?  I was about to find out.

Alfie interactive shopping companion

My older guy had been asking me for a penny board, a smaller-than-conventional skateboard, to ride to the bus stop every morning.  I didn’t know much about these penny boards but it was perfect timing to test out my little Alfie.

Alfie Kenmore Interactive Shopping Companion

I clicked the “talk” button at the top of the device and said, “I’m looking for a penny board”.  My response was literally:

Happy to help you shop for a penny board skateboard.  To get started, how much are you looking to spend?  Do you have a preference on design?”

I pressed the talk button again and responded with, “$50”.

I then received (very) shortly afterward this message on my phone:

Alfie interactive shopper kenmore

I responded with, “The retro cruiser”.  N requested an orange penny board and this one was perfect!

Alfie asked me (literally) if I wanted to set up the order and was done!

I received a confirmation of my order, along with the directions of “If this works for you, reply with “ALFIE FETCH”.  (How cute and appropo?!)

I seriously can’t wait to try Alfie out for my rigorous holiday shopping!  It was such an easy, and fun, shopping experience.  I received an email confirmation that the penny board should arrive around November 19th, so I’ll keep you posted!  My big guy can’t wait to get his new skateboard!!

Interested in trying out Alfie this holiday season?  To purchase your very own Alfie, visit their website.  Alfie is $29.99 but for a limited time, once you activate it, you will get a $50 back in “Shop Your Way” credits.

Does Alfie sound like it may be your shopping companion for the holidays?

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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39 thoughts on “Alfie – My New Shopping Companion!”

  1. OMG Alfie sounds awesome! My only worry is that my little one would be ordering all sorts of things- he’s currently obsessed with talking to “Giggle” (Google). We may need to try this out.

    1. Awwww, I love that he calls Google “Giggle”!! That is the cutest thing!! What’s good is that you get messages to your Alfie app on your phone asking you to confirm the order.

    1. My pleasure Jacqui! Technology is amazing – I don’t know what we’d do without half of the things that have come into our lives technology-wise!

  2. I do most of my shopping online and Alfie would come in handy, especially during the holiday season. I need to look into inviting Alfie over to my house. It really makes it easy to shop online.

    1. Alfie would be a welcome addition! You should definitely check it out Alli! I am excited to utilize it’s services for this holiday season.

  3. Imaobong

    Wow, this does sound awesome, as I’m huge lover of doing my shopping online rather than going out to the mall
    Definitely keeping this one in mind — thank you!

    1. I’m glad you like Alfie! Check it out – I think it’s going to save us a lot of time with holiday shopping.

  4. Alfie sounds so great! I do almost all of my shopping online. This would be such a huge help. Thanks for the heads up on this.

  5. Alfie sounds like such a useful tool for shopping. During the holidays, I do so much shopping and this could really help make things so much easier.

  6. This sounds like a great tool for shopping!!! I am always shopping online it is so much easier then heading out to the store and dealing with crowds.

    1. LOLOLOL Amanda! It is dangerous, but in a good way – they look for items that fit what you want and that are in your price range, so that’s good!

  7. Wow! This is so interesting. Soon shopping is going to be a sit at the house experience. I like that you can order something that you need quickly and don’t have to do the research for it.

  8. What a fun way to shop! I love that it does all of the looking for you, so all you have to do is make the decision.

  9. What a super great way to go shopping. I love the idea of having a shopping companion like this. I am usually pretty indecisive.

  10. Wow that is way too cool! I had no idea that anything like this existed but I just might have to get myself one.

  11. Wow! This is quite the device! I’ve never heard of anything like it. I do all my clothes shopping online now so this could be really helpful!

  12. I’m not going to lie, I would have a blast with Alfie, but it would totally get me in trouble. I would be ordering up a storm just because I knew Alfie was finding me the best deals. This is perfect for the holidays!

  13. This sounds pretty awesome. I had never heard of Alfie before, but it sounds to me like something worth checking out and using as well! I think it would be fun.

  14. Shatreka | ChicStylez 360

    Being a gadget freak I would love something like this. I have an Amazon echo but it is good that there is something out like it that gives you a picture of what you’re ordering.


  15. I have never heard of Alfie before but I think I need one of my very own!! What a cool device!!

  16. Such the helpful little innovative companion! Love the idea, only worry it would encourage me to shop even more 😀

  17. Bonnie @wemake7

    Alfie sounds really awesome. I have never heard of it until now. I would love to get one.

  18. This is such a cool innovation! I love shopping and would love to get one as my shopping companion

  19. A shopping assistant sounds really amazing as it could be helpful in finding the best products you need under some great deals. I would love to try out this Kenmore Alfie to see how it works out!

  20. Alfie definitely sounds like an awesome shopping buddy taking personal shopper to a whole new level. Very impressive

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