Back-to-school is really upon us and with that, it's time for fullfilling school supply lists, looking for school shoes/clothes, and other items that may befuddle or escape us.
NearbyNow.com has a solution: localized shopping guides based on zip code. Looking for a particular brand of shoes or jeans, simply enter a search term and of what you're looking for. Once you've found something you like, you can actually request a stock search (they will email you back with an answer within 10 minutes) and if they have the item in stock, the store can put it on hold for you for up to 24 hours.
What a great way to plan your shopping trips, with or without the kids and allow you to budget your time and money appropriately. Best of all, using NearbyNow is FREE! What a great idea, especially for moms on the run!
Additional note as of 08/11: I received an email almost 10 minutes later as the site promised letting me know they didn't have the exact item and what they did have that was close (Navy vs Red).