Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vacay Foods but as soon as I heard about them, I knew they were what’s been missing from my Emerald Coast of Florida vacations. If you’re one of the many people who enjoy Fort Walton Beach, Destin, the beach communities along 30A and Panama City Beach, do yourself a favor and read on! Be sure to enter the giveaway too!
I love it because the water is beyond gorgeous – I’d put it up against any water anywhere, the sand is white, the seafood is fresh, there’s fishing and boating, everything you could want – and in such a short driving distance for so many of us in the SouthEast US.
There’s everything to love and not much to hate. But there is one thing to really, really hate. If you’re a mom like me, you know how much preparation and packing there is to taking a family vacation to the beach. So much that when you get there, you need a vacation about 20 times more than you did before you started packing. And guess what you get to do before you’ve even had a chance to check out the view from your balcony? Go stand in line at the grocery store. (Oh and it’s probably Saturday, which is check-in day so everybody and their brother is there).
Because, “No honey, I’d rather stand in line.” Said no one. Ever.
So imagine this instead. You arrive at your vacation digs, turn the key in the door and open it up to see your entire week’s worth of groceries waiting for you in the kitchen. Including the wine.
And all you had to do to make this happen was pop over to Vacay Foods (if you’re like me that means at night in your pjs), drop everything you need into your online shopping cart and voila. Done.
It’s not like this is a totally new idea. Some other services will buy your groceries for you, for a price.
What’s awesomely different about Vacay Foods is that they don’t go out to Publix and buy your stuff for you, adding markup and a delivery fee. Vacay Foods buys from wholesalers and distributors just like the grocery store does so their prices are very similar. I’ve done the comparison and their prices are right on par with Publix. And delivery is totally FREE if your order is over $50.00. Let’s be frank. Whose order is gonna be less than $50? Amirite?
But let’s just say you run out of swim diapers and, oh I don’t know, wine (CHECK OUT THAT WINE LIST!) on day 4 of your vacation. Just pop back to their easy-to-navigate website, place your order and you’ll get same-day delivery in less than 2 hours for a delivery fee of just $4.99. Seriously? You’d spend more driving to the liquor store and back.
So let me recap.
Vacay Foods will
*have your groceries waiting for you when you arrive for your vacation
*save you time, effort and headache while not charging anything more than you would’ve paid if you’d done it yourself.
It’s a no-brainer. They are now a permanent part of my Emerald Coast vacation plans. And I bet my Destin and Fort Walton Beach family and friends will soon have a new all-the-time grocery delivery service. Bitches. (not bitter, not bitter at all)
So here’s a deal for them (and you). Use coupon code “Toulouse05” to get 5% off!
And yeah – here’s the part you’ve been waiting for. Enter below for a chance to win a $150 credit from Vacay Foods that never expires! Some lucky beach-lover is gonna get free groceries the next time they’re lucky enough to be on the Emerald Coast. Can it get any better?
Just fill out the rafflecopter form below (with multiple chances to rack up entries) and sit back and wait. (Don’t worry – no one stores your info!) Giveaway open to US residents only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway