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  • Post #121 - September 29th, 2020, 10:43 am
    Post #121 - September 29th, 2020, 10:43 am Post #121 - September 29th, 2020, 10:43 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I've placed 16 orders with Imperfect Foods (nee Imperfect Produce) since April and only once in those 16 times has an order arrived without at least one problem.


    Are you sure "Imperfect" doesn't extend to the whole shopping experience? I'd read the fine print just to make sure.

    I actually did lol at that one! :lol:

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  • Post #122 - September 30th, 2020, 8:51 am
    Post #122 - September 30th, 2020, 8:51 am Post #122 - September 30th, 2020, 8:51 am
    On Monday I used the Jewel "Drive and Go" for the first time.

    I have used their delivery a couple of times since the pandemic started. It was fine.

    I used "Drive and Go" this round because the delivery basically requires a day and I wanted some of the items the same day. I ordered late morning and the earliest pick up wasn't until a few hours later, 3 pm was my slot. Still you are supposed to wait for an email saying your food is available and you have until 8 pm to get it. I got the confirmation email to pick up at 2:40 pm. Ironically, the Jewel at the end of my block doesn't offer this service, just delivery. So I had to drive a couple of miles to get it. I pulled into the parking lot and followed the signs. Once in a numbered "Drive and Go" parking space you dial a number on the sign where you are parked and tell them you are ready to pick up and give them your name.

    It was really quite painless. I tipped the young person who loaded the bags into my cargo area, alas they seemed surprised and grateful. I hope it was just the amount that threw them off (it was $5 and there were not many bags nor were they heavy or cumbersome) not the fact that no one is tipping them. The online face is a bit overwhelming for me but other than that I really liked this experience and would use it again. I don't know if they offered this pre-pandemic but I hope they keep it. Super useful for anyone with mobility issues or even parents with young kids.
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