SPUD - Sustainable Product, Urban Delivery
Tomorrow I will be receiving my 6th order from Spud.ca! And I have no doubt that I will be just as pleased with this order as I have been with my previous orders. If you don't know what this site is (as I didn't about 2 months ago...), it is an online ordering system for organic produce and other grocery items (some organic, some not). You pick out what you want and they deliver it to your door! How fantastic is that?!
They feature a lot of local farms but also bring in produce from California and Mexico (and other southern suppliers), so it allows you to purchase only local foods or a combination of local and imported. They even show you how many kilometers your food has had to travel! If your grocery order has traveled less than 1250kms, your name is entered into a draw; I have been aiming for that, and have been able to get it less than 1250kms about half the time. However, it is more challenging when you like a variety of produce and can't go without bananas!
Anyway, the reason I found this site was completely by accident! I had been trying to access the online store of another similar company in the Fraser Valley but after a week of trying, the site still said that the online store was closed. Then, while browsing the BC Hydro website (I was entering some online giveaways), I came across a coupon for Spud.ca. I checked out the site and decided that I might as well try it out, since I would save $65 over my first 4 orders anyway! I really didn't know if it was something I would continue ordering after the coupon expired.
But, all the produce I received was such high quality and the convenience of having it all delivered to my door was so worth it that I decided to continue ordering, even at regular price. I will say that as far as organic produce goes, the prices are very reasonable. However, if you compare them to the non-organic, grocery store produce... it's definitely more expensive. But, I've decided that I will spend more money on good quality, healthy food so that I have less to spend on poor quality, packaged, processed food. So I have continued to stay within my grocery budget AND have been eating food that is better for me. For me, that's a win-win. But I understand that it may be difficult for other families to do!
The coupon code below has expired, but you can still get a deal!
If this seems like something you'd be interested in, check out their site! And if you decide you want to give it a try, use the coupon code POWERSMART when you sign up. This will save you a total of $65 on your first 4 orders.
This is how it works: Your order must be at least $40, then you will get a discount of $15 on your first 3 orders, and $20 off your 4th order.
If you do try it out, let me know what you think!
*Coupon is valid until October 31, 2011