- Jun 18, 2019
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Harborside Resort at Atlantis
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Regal Vista at Massanutten
I am diligent about checking dates on cold items. However I don't tend to check other things and get nailed once or twice a year. Most recently it was hotdog buns around the 4th of July. I'd put them in the freezer as soon as I brought them home, then within a week opened the package and found mold which made me look at the date which had a best by within a day or two of when I purchased them. So now I'm looking at dates on cracker and pasta boxes and bread wrappers, but will eventually get lulled back into only checking refrigerated items.But we're all asked to take the one/ones we've handled. Can't get to back of the cooler for that later date without handling several. I am a person who likes to check for dates, move others so I can get to the back, pick up the fruit or vegetable and gently squeeze it. I like to look at the bags of lettuce and get the freshest looking. I look at the back of each box or package of bacon to get an even amount of lean and fat! However, the few times I've been in a grocery during COVID, I don't do that anymore. I'm trying to comply to make it safer for others. I was hoping others are trying to make it safer for me too. Maybe not.
LOL, I was so busy enjoying my Olive Garden meal (complete with an Andes candy) and finishing up the last of a carton of chocolate ice cream last night, that I didn't open my See's bag. Just found two individually wrapped candies that are the covid version of the free samples See's always gives out, and a huge handful of small chocolate hard candies that I've never tried before that are delish!Olive Garden went smoothly. I pulled into a curbside pickup spot at 3:07, called the phone number on the sign, and was on my way at 3:12. See's was disorganized. The instructions when ordering online say pull in, call them that you have arrived, stay in your car until they have put your order on the table out front, don't leave your car until they have retreated back inside and closed the door. Well they don't answer the phone, are allowing people to order in person, and there were a number of socially distanced people milling around outside. I finally had to be a little pushy, and another lady camped on behind me, saying we had pre-placed orders. The slight irritation was that they've been operating this way since the week before Father's Day ( mail order only before that, and closed completely early on in the pandemic), so I expected them to run more smoothly.
I assumed this is the kind of stuff I’d be dealing with as an Instacart customer but I’ve actually been quite pleased. I’m an avid cook and a foodie so that’s saying something.After watching grocery store clerks fulfil online/phone-in orders I will go to the store myself. Just grabbing the first jug out of the cooler, no checking best before dates, and man handling fruit like grapes not looking at their condition or the ripeness of a pineapple. I'll pick out my own produce!
so Walmart now delivers. I guess that's become the new normal.I always have been online for about 80% of my purchases. I would say now I am around 98% (some favorites you just can't get online).
Walmart grocery is my go-to. It started with pick up and when they expanded to delivery about 6 months ago I started with that. Love that I can get "JUST" about everything I need from them delivered to my door without the added cost of normal delivery methods. Twice a week they are here....it isn't just food.....socks, pool chemicals, bird seed, shoelaces, garden gloves, potting soil, makeup are just a few of my no grocery items......
I found this to be true as well. I think it is because there is more planning involved, what do I want to make this week...buy what I don't have an not to much else. Limits the impulse buying.DW has been Amazon prime member for a few years. Prior to Covid, I did 100% of the grocery shopping. Now we pick up our groceries. I am surprised as to the amount of money we are not spending now. Our grocery bill is SIGNIFICANTLY smaller now than in pre Covid.
Not all deliver yet. The store the next town over utilizes doordash for their delivery. I think I paid $90something for a year of delivery, but I do tip the driver.so Walmart now delivers. I guess that's become the new normal.
I still like to look at the produce and meats before buying but everything else --- delivery is good