Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vimbly Review - Save Money and Time When Planning Activities

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Vimbly is a New York based company that provides users with a 10 minute (or less) option for finding and booking thousands of activities, classes and date ideas! Vimbly launched a little over a year ago after co-founder Sam Lundin wasted hours trying to find an intro photography class. Since the creation of the website Vimbly has been featured on Fox News, CBS, USA Today, Business Insider and more. Learn more about the Vimbly team members.

A moms review:
Planning fun family activities just got easier with Vimbly. Vimbly is a website that has been making headlines. They are currently helping people save money and time in 4 major cities Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. I am patiently waiting for them to add Atlanta (hint, hint).

So what does Vimbly do? Well they compile activities including tours, shows, dancing, cooking, glassblowing, pizza making, learning to DJ, improv, samurai sword fighting and more in one easy to find place. The website shows open time slots for the activities, classes & date ideas by various businesses on a single page and even lets you book directly! It is the perfect website for indecisive, overwhelmed people like me.

So what does this mean for busy, on the go, homeschoolers? Well it makes finding fun, family friendly activities in these key cities easier. Don't live in one of these areas but are perhaps planning a trip to one? Well then make Vimbly your first stop for your trip activity planning! We all know that homeschool moms deserve a night out every now and then so be sure to swing by Vimbly to plan that a special date night with the hubby or fun moms night out!

Vimbly just launched in Las Vegas so I thought I would check out what Vegas has to offer. I am dreaming of a trip to Las Vegas so I decided to do a little pre-planning for my very distant future trip!

To make searching easy there are numerous categories on the left hand side with options such as excursions, family friendly, outdoor activities, cultural tours, etc. Under each category there are additional sub-categories. For example under Live Entertainment there is comedy, family friendly, theater, shows and musicals and Cirque Du Soleil. I selected family friendly as my category.

 

After you select a category or enter a search criteria you can then narrow down the list of activities
by date, price and time.


Now comes the fun part seeing what fun adventures await. Below is a screen shot of some of the family friendly activities that popped up. There were a total of 10 events for this week that showed in the search. Some other awesome family activities I found were Blue Man Group Show, Desert Safari Hummer Tour, Cirque Du Soleil Shows, Hoover Dam Hummer Tours, Morning Maverick Horseback Ride and way too many more to list. Yup I'm totally am ready to go to Las Vegas now!


The Red Rock Canyon Tour sounded awesome (and totally fits our love for the outdoors) so I clicked on the link to find out more. All of the details you need for the activity are displayed on one easy to read screen. You can find the price, duration, tour times available, map and more details about the activity. If the activity is just what you are looking for you simply hit the green book online button and your done! At the very bottom are more recommended activities. The website works great on mobile devices too!


Okay now here is the really cool part, and what makes Vimbly in my book the best and only way to find and book your activities in these cities...The Vimbly Handshake! What is the Vimbly Handshake? Well it is a guarantee that you will be satisfied with your booking. Vimbly will refund your money if you have a bad experience. Yup you read that right!. If in the unlikely situation you have a bad experience they will make it right by refunding you your money even though the money has already gone to the vendor. Why? Well Vimbly is all about building a community of happy customers and their customers are their #1 priority. As someone who worked 15+ years in the customer service industry I highly commend them for this!


Be sure to also check out the Vimbly blog for more fun activity ideas.

Links to follow:
-Vimbly Website
-Vimbly Facebook page
-Vimbly Twitter page
-Vimbly Google +

Where to buy:
Vimbly is FREE to use! Prices vary on activities.




26 comments:

JadeLouise Designs said...

That is an awesome website! I woudl love to see it expanded and include cities in my area! It would save me a lot of time and money!

Jenny @ MyLittleMe said...

That sounds pretty cool! I bet it will be a while before they serve my small town.

Heather M said...

They need to come to Philly too!

From Tracie said...

I love this so much!! There are probably a lot of great things I could find to do in my area, but everyone mostly talks about theme parks. Theme parks are awesome - but for homeschooling, I love finding experiences that are more ecucational.

Victoria H said...

This sounds awesome. I am going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

Vonnie B. said...

Sounds like a cool site! Our family loves finding new activities to do together.

Jennifer B said...

Thanks for this info! This would be great for my homeschool group!

Amy Desrosiers said...

Next year when we go on vacation I will have to keep this in mind for sure!

Ave T said...

This looks like a really greattool for planning activities! Thanks for a great review!

Shanna said...

That sounds great! We want to go to chicago next year! I'll have to use them.

Alecia @CSNY said...

Sounds like an awesome vacation tool, thanks for sharing!

allyson said...

Wow, this sounds really fun! I can't wait until they open it up to Atlanta! Where abouts the city do you live?

Pam W said...

This looks really neat! I hope they add Atlanta soon, I live close enough to it to make day trips.

allyson said...

Ahh! I am in Alpharetta :-)

Shannah at Just Us Four said...

This looks like a really neat site. Definitely helpful for traveling.

homemakinghacks said...

Oh neato! This sounds really fantastic.. especially for the colder months when we tend to get bored more frequently!

Francine Morrell said...

What a neat site! I will have to check it out over winter break.

Milena Milani Barrett said...

So cool, I'm in NY and can't wait to check this out! Thanks so much!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now that is a helpful resource! To know what's available all in one fell swoop like that is phenomenal.

Wendy Kaufman said...

I never knew until I quit my job just how hard it is to plan family activities. It can take a ton of time and aggravation! This service is now on my "check it out" list.

Laurie Floyd said...

This looks a very helpful service and a must for people with young kids!! Thanks for the heads up!

brett said...

love having access to things in one place like that- makes planning so much simpler

TheNewClassy said...

I love planning things out ahead of time, so this site looks like something I would love to check out before trip planning.

Mommy2Jam said...

Ok this is the personal assistant I am talking about! HA I love this what a great idea.

Merry said...

We love going to the christmas eve candlelight service and then we drive around and look at christmas lights

Janeane Davis said...

Technology makes it easy to do so many things including vacation and fun!

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