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Fresh Direct–actually making this mom’s life easier!

This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to the winner, Eve L.!

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I can’t tell you how often I get pitches from PR people for things they claim will make my life easier. Usually it’s something that would make no discernable difference at all in the level of ease in my life. But when the folks behind Listen To Your Mother asked if I would give away a Fresh Direct gift certificate in conjunction with their show, I said of course! Fresh Direct has been making my life easier since 2003, and I support them wholeheartedly.

My life has been unusually busy lately. I was away for a week, and then I only had two days to catch up on a week’s worth of emails, clean my entire house, work a big fundraiser at the kids’ school, bake a birthday cake, and get ready for Fiona’s birthday party. And of course, having been out of town, we didn’t have the basics when we got home – no milk, eggs, etc. Thank goodness I was able to put in a quick Fresh Direct order for the very next morning, and get not only the groceries we needed, but the bulk of the food and drinks for the party, too. It saved me at least two hours at a time when I didn’t have two hours to spare.

I’m so thrilled that Fresh Direct was a major sponsor of Listen To Your Mother, because I know some of the people involved with the show (which was performed Sunday afternoon) and I know how hard they worked on it. I hope Fresh Direct was able to make their lives a little easier, too.

As a long-time Fresh Direct customer, I can personally attest to the quality of their food. And if something isn’t perfect, their excellent ratings system tells you, so that you can decide whether to buy it or not. Their customer service team is outstanding, taking care of any problems that may arise, usually within hours.

Fresh Direct delivers to NYC, and parts of Westchester, Connecticut, and New Jersey. In summer, they even deliver to The Hamptons. And the very best feature, something I’ve been taking advantage of since they introduced it, is the unlimited delivery pass. I pay one price – $99 – for a year of unlimited delivery. That has saved me between $200 and $300 every year off of their already low delivery charge!

The Giveaway

Whether you’re already a customer, or want to try Fresh Direct out, you could use this great prize: a $50 gift certificate to Fresh Direct! To enter, just tell me what you don’t like about going to the grocery store. For me, it’s definitely having to carry heavy things into the house. No matter how many cases of pop I order, the Fresh Direct delivery guys carry them in to my kitchen with a smile. :-)

So, to enter leave a comment answering the question in the previous paragraph. You must answer the question or your entry will not be valid.

For a second entry, you can tweet about the contest with a link back to this post. The tweet must contain “@SelfishMom” (but should not start with it). Or, you can just copy and paste this:

Want to win a $50 gift certificate to @FreshDirect? Of course you do! @SelfishMom is giving one away:

Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).

That’s two entries per household, please. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and must live in the continental US (Fresh Direct only delivers to certain areas, so please check their site to make sure that you’d be able to use the gift certificate if you won).

This contest will close at noon-ish on Monday, May 14th. The winner will be chosen by See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Trying Fresh Direct for the first time? Use this link and we’ll both get a credit toward free food!

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31 Responses to “Fresh Direct–actually making this mom’s life easier!”

  1. Holly on May 7th, 2012 10:55 am

    I don’t like going to the grocery store because I have better things to do!
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  2. Holly on May 7th, 2012 11:00 am

    Here’s my tweet – I don’t know how to show the link!

    Holly Fink @theculturemom

    Want to win a $50 gift certificate to @FreshDirect? Of course you do! @SelfishMom is giving one away:
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  3. Estelle Sobel Erasmus on May 7th, 2012 11:00 am

    I don’t like going to the grocery store, because I hate breaking up my day.

  4. Kir on May 7th, 2012 11:00 am

    Well I have 4 yr old twins who love coming to the grocery store..and who spend out time there trying to climb out of the cart, pointing at thing I am never going to buy and fighting about who gets to “sign” the signy thing at the checkout…;) a home deliverary would be AWESOME!!!!!!! :)
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  5. Estelle Sobel Erasmus on May 7th, 2012 11:01 am
  6. Deborah on May 7th, 2012 11:02 am

    I don’t like spending any more time in the mini-van than I have to!
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  7. Judy on May 7th, 2012 11:04 am

    I hate rude cashiers at the grocery store

  8. Alexandra on May 7th, 2012 11:12 am

    I absolutely hate having to carry my groceries up into my walk up apartment after having already walked them home 9 blocks. New York grocery shopping is awful!

  9. Una on May 7th, 2012 11:19 am

    My least favorite thing about going to the grocery store is being too short to reach the toilet paper. Asking for help from a surly employee is bad enough, but loudly voicing my preference for Charmin Extra Soft is enough to send me over the edge.

  10. Amy on May 7th, 2012 11:35 am

    After having been spoiled by Fresh Direct since 2003, if it’s not happening in my pajamas and in under 20 minutes, I’m not doing it. Seriously can’t remember the last time I was in a grocery store and for that I have Fresh Direct to thank.
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  11. Eve L. on May 7th, 2012 11:59 am

    I hate going to the grocery because it’s never just one grocery, more like five. I go to one place that has the organic meat i want, another for interesting cheeses and dips, a third that has the best veggies, Trader Joe’s for their cheap nuts and ice cream sandwiches. By the time i’m done, it’s time to start all over again!

  12. Patty Chang Anker on May 7th, 2012 12:02 pm

    When I lift the trunk to my car in my driveway, which sits uphill of 2 major thoroughfares in my village, MY GROCERIES FALL OUT AND ROLL DOWNHILL FOR BLOCKS AND BLOCKS. I am TIRED of CHASING PRODUCE DOWN THE STREET.


  13. Kizz on May 7th, 2012 12:03 pm

    What do I like about going to the grocery store? I hate the slow check out process and the walk home with heavy stuff and I hate putting it all away when I get there. OK, I still have to put it away with FD but I don’t mind as much because the great delivery guys have done the hard part.
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  14. kathykate on May 7th, 2012 1:15 pm

    I hate putting groceries into the cart, take them outta the cart and onto the belt, outta the belt and into the bag; bags into the cart, outta the cart into the car, outta the car into the house. outta the bags into the cabinets. Too much into, onto and outta! Too much I say! Fresh Direct, make it stop!
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  15. Courtney on May 7th, 2012 1:44 pm

    I love the not having to carry it home and the great selection of freshdirect. grocery stores in my neighborhood invariably don’t have what I’m looking for.

  16. Courtney on May 7th, 2012 1:49 pm
  17. alysia on May 7th, 2012 2:48 pm

    I love fresh direct. for me, its just about the lines. Like all A type mommas, I am so not a fan of waiting on line.

  18. Denise Traynor on May 7th, 2012 8:11 pm

    i love grocery shopping but hate lugging the groceries into the house and in winter trying to push the shopping cart through the slush.

  19. Monica on May 7th, 2012 9:38 pm

    I’m originally from CA so you can imagine what I think of the quality of NYC grocery stores (blech). When I order from Fresh Direct, I know that everything I get will be super-fresh. And I love the selection of local NYC products on the Fresh Direct site.

  20. Monica on May 7th, 2012 9:39 pm
  21. Marquina on May 7th, 2012 9:39 pm

    I’m 6.5 months pregnant. After work, I don’t want to go grocery shopping; I want to put my feet up & chill. It would be lovely if someone else could lug groceries up the 4 flights of stairs to our apt.
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  22. Marquina on May 7th, 2012 9:40 pm

    Here’s a link to my tweet!/Marquina


  23. Deirdre on May 8th, 2012 11:10 am

    I love Fresh Direct especially in the summer because if I go to the store with my kids that are off from school I have to listen to them beg for stuff not on my list!!

  24. Deirdre on May 8th, 2012 11:12 am

    here is my tweet


    Want to win a $50 gift certificate to @FreshDirect? Of course you do! @SelfishMom is giving one away:

  25. Deirdre on May 8th, 2012 11:13 am
  26. Hayley on May 8th, 2012 1:06 pm

    I the the grocery store….oh wait, I live in Bklyn and there are no real grocery stores! You have to visit 5 delis to find what you need and rarely can you find everything….and it’s all vegan/organic (expensive) when you do! Fresh Direct saves my money and my time!

  27. Krista on May 11th, 2012 12:31 pm

    There are no decent grocery stores within walking distance of my apartment. So I either have to shop the crappy store or spend extra time and subway fares to get to a better, but distant, store.

  28. Amybeth on May 14th, 2012 10:20 am

    Tweeted: Want to win a $50 gift certificate to @FreshDirect? Of course you do! @SelfishMom is giving one away:

  29. Amybeth on May 14th, 2012 10:25 am

    Amy – I hate navigating through small aisles in most NYC grocery stores and that few of them have everything I want in one place. And I can’t really be trusted in a grocery store. Even with a list, I manage to forget things or buy a bunch of things I am craving due to the manufacturers ability to manipulate me.(Try as I might, I frequently ended up shopping hungry.)

    Also,I don’t eat much meat but when I do, I love that Fresh Direct offers grass fed, organic animal protein. I also love forgetting what I ordered from them and opening “presents” when my boxes are delivered.

    PS I know I tweeted but not sure I let you know the right way. I tweet about once every 6 months!

  30. Amybeth on May 14th, 2012 10:32 am

    I think this is right – so proud of myself. LOL…!/abcarney/status/202040330512629762

  31. Carrie Roth on May 14th, 2012 12:46 pm

    Carrying the groceries into the house.