Favorite Stores Tips

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Which are your favorite sites?

NetGrocer.com

Netgrocer.com is a great company to purchase grocery staples from. They have a great brand selection of pantry type foods and drugstore products (no prescriptions). They do not carry perishables such as produce, meat, deli, dairy, or frozen items. They do not offer "house" brands either.

Prices are moderate, however the convenience of not leaving your house to make a shopping trip can far outweigh the difference in price.

Shipping starts at $5.99 and is based upon order price. Shipping is FedEx 2-day service.

Personal experience has seen excellent care in the packaging of items. Customer service has been fast, courteous, and polite. The website is user friendly.

Try to offset slightly higher prices by using promotional coupons found on such sites as Coolsavings, Flamingoworld, and others. See my other links for these net addresses.

   
Where can I find gourmet stores online?

Specialty Foods *Basic Tips*

The Internet has become a fantastic resource for those looking for gourmet or specialty foods and gifts. Instead of coming up with an idea then calling around the country, you can use a search engine to come up with many choices to select from.

Check out my favorite specialty store reviews.

   
Where can I buy fresh produce online?

DelMonte Online

Do you like DelMonte's fruit? Well it is now available online at:

http://www.fruits.com/index.cfm

Currently they offer:
Pineapples
Sweet Onions
Gift Baskets

Shipping is via UPS at posted rates on the DelMonte website.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed or DelMonte will exchange the product for another one of equal value.

   
Which are your favorite sites?

Hickory Farms.com

Looking around for some great food but can't find what you are looking for? Try Hickory Farms. They have been around for over 45 years. They offer a variety of sausages, meats, cheeses, coffees, and desserts. This is a great place to order gifts of food for the holidays or just to treat yourself with gourmet specialties. They offer an unconditional guarantee that if you are dissatisfied they will replace, exchange, refund or issue you a credit. Shipping starts at $4.95 and is priced according to the total cost of the order being placed.

   
What can I expect with an online drugstore?

*Basic Tips*

Online drugstores can be a great convenience to those that are homebound, have busy schedules, or just dislike shopping in general.

Although there are quite a few drugstores online, they are not all the same. Here are some things to keep in mind:

*Not all online stores offer a full selection of prescription items.
*Some of these stores offer a large variety of items (i.e. multiple brands of the same type products), others have limited offerings.
*Some of these stores deliver nationwide, while others have limited local delivery areas.
*Not all insurance plans are accepted.
*Some stores have a full range of vitamins and health/beauty aids as well as pharmaceuticals, while others don't.
*Delivery charges vary widely.
*Look for online coupons for these stores-it will save you some money.

See my list of links below for many of the online drugstores operating today.

   
Which stores do you recommend?

Albertsons.com

Albertsons, a nationwide grocery chain, is now offering online shopping.

Currently this service is offered only offered in Western Washington.

   
Which stores do you recommend?

Drugstore.com

Drugstore.com is a great online source with reasonable prices for all of your health, beauty, pharmacy, household, and vitamin/nutritional needs. They offer many name as well as house brands and also offer products from GNC stores.

   
How do you sort the favorite stores?

*Favorite Stores Help*

I have just created a new category "Favorite Stores" which combines the categories previously listed as:

Online Grocery Stores
Online Drugstores/Pharmacies
Online Gourmet/Specialty Stores

I will give my review of each store under the "tips" section and they will be sorted as follows:

1) Category-Favorite Stores
2) Tips listing- Description then store name (i.e.) Drugstores/Pharmacies - Drugstore.com

For easier access, the hyperlinks to each of the listed favorite stores will be listed alphabetically under the links section.

   
Which are your favorite sites?

FultonStreet.com

FultonStreet.com is a high-end grocery that specializes in seafood, but carries other gourmet type foods. Prices are fairly high, however the quality of the product is excellent. Packaging is done exceptionally well with dry ice and insulated foam coolers.

   
Who sells coffee?

Coffee Wholesale USA

Coffee Wholesale USA is a real gem I came across on the Internet. I'm an avid fan of gourmet and specialty coffee and they offer a fantastic selection of ALL kinds of coffee, national brand, flavored, specialty, etc. all at reasonable prices. (They also have teas and beverage equipment).

So far I've tried the special varieties Celebes and Brazil Bourbon Santos--both are fantastic!! They do not over roast the beans like some companies do. (I tend to prefer a lighter roast). I've ordered the Chocolate flavored and let me tell you it's not just for desserts. I love to use it as my morning coffee too. Please take a look at this great website today.....
http://www.coffeewholesaleusa.com

   
Which stores do you recommend?

Nutripeak.com

http://www.nutripeak.com
Nutripeak has acquired e-Nutrition.com, one of my favorites. They offer a nice selection of vitamins, herbs, sports nutrition, body care, and weight management products all at great prices.

The site is easy to navigate. Customer service is responsive. Orders are shipped within 24 hours of being placed. You can call them at 1-888-292-PEAK for a free catalog.

Currently they offer new customers 10% off with code SH211A. Standard shipping is a flat rate $4.50 under 5 pounds; $5 for over 5 pounds but under 10 pounds. Anything over 11 pounds, International, or Priority Mail is priced based upon weight.

   
Which are your favorite sites?

PeaPod.com

Shop on-line for groceries, any time of the day or night and have them delivered to your home!

Offers fresh produce in addition to grocery staples in limited areas, otherwise staples are offered nationwide.

   
Which stores do you recommend?

OmahaSteaks.com

Omaha Steaks delivers quality gourmet quality meat, Kosher foods, and dessert products. This is the store to shop to find a food gift for the person who has everything.

Shipping is quick and packaged with care. Frozen foods are packed with dry ice and shipped in shrink-wrapped, insulated foam coolers. (Nice to keep afterwards to keep frozen foods cold when grocery shopping).

At OmahaSteaks.com the prices are higher than your local stores, but they offer many specials throughout the year. You can also shop through different rewards programs to get additional benefits when making purchases.

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If unhappy the products will be replaced or you money refunded.

   
Which stores do you recommend?

Grocery - *Basic Tips*

Online grocery stores can be a great convenience to those that are homebound, have busy schedules, or just dislike grocery shopping in general.

Although there are quite a few grocery stores online, they are not all the same. Here are some things to keep in mind:

*Not all online stores offer a full grocery selection of staples, fresh produce, and meat.
*Some of these stores offer a large variety of items, others have limited offerings.
*Some of these stores deliver nationwide, while others have limited local delivery areas.
*Only a few accept manufacturers coupons, most of the others do not.
*Delivery charges vary widely.
*Look for online coupons for these stores-it will save you some money.

See my list of tips for many of the online grocery stores operating today.

   
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