FreshDirect Makes Grocery Shopping SO EASY! Win a $100 Gift Card!

Win a $100 gift card to FreshDirect and make your grocery shopping life SO MUCH easier!

Grocery shopping
is one of those things I hate doing, but feel guilty for hating, because I know I should be grateful to be ABLE to go grocery shopping! So many people in the world don’t have the options I have. It’s like, such a whiney, middle class, first world problem to have: Oh poor me I have to go fill a shopping cart with food, choosing from a true cornucopia of options … WAHHHH! And yet … ugh it’s such a time-suck! One of these domestic Sisyphean tasks, right? That’s why I was SO EXCITED when I got a flyer in the mail that FreshDirect expanded to my town in Northern NJ.

Armed with a $50 off coupon and the knowledge that I’d be reimbursed $100 toward my purchases, I opened up the site. I found it totally easy to navigate, especially since there’s a whole “Organic” category, which is my main concern when choosing veggies and dairy. And speaking of fresh veggies, FreshDirect has a great Star Rated Produce system so you can see how they are rating individual in-stock items on any given day. I found that super helpful, because that was my main concern with using a delivery service — not being able to pick things out in person. But since FreshDirect guarantees satisfaction, they have experts who test and grade all of the produce they buy every day. And I can say that I was 100% happy with everything in my order, from the grass-fed ground beef to the asparagus and blackberries.

my-fresh-directVeggies at my doorstep!

I also loved discovering how FreshDirect sources their food, using local farmers and producers whenever possible. I want to be a conscious consumer, but when I’m rushed and tired, it’s not always top of mind. You can check out FreshDirect’s YouTube site to learn more about their really cool food sourcing practices:

The website is really easy to navigate, with convenient sections like “ready to cook, “bakery,” and “buy big” (their bulk section), as well as all food broken into intuitive categories. Choosing the items to put in my cart took a little bit of time, but I had the option of adding each item to a saved shopping list, so I know that next time it’ll be even easier! And the whole thing took about 20 minutes, which is considerably less time than it takes me the old-fashioned way! You can order online from your computer or your smartphone via their mobile site or app, and there are some great features on the website, like “recommended recipes” that relate to the items your browsing through. Plus, awesomely, FreshDirect has no penalties when altering or changing an order before delivery, so if you need to, say, add milk, or delete something because you realized you’re going out to dinner (yay!), you can change your order! Easy peasy!

I know the big question is … BUT ISN’T IT EXPENSIVE??!! Honestly, I got a week’s worth of groceries for less than I usually spend at Whole Foods, $6.99 delivery service included. I think part of the reason is that I didn’t add as many impulse purchases to my cart; I knew what I needed, I found it on the site, and I ordered it.

And it was SO great to have my groceries delivered right to my back door (per my request), just steps away from my fridge! It probably saved me a solid hour, and everything I put away into my fridge and pantry was of the same quality — or better — that I’d select myself. I’ll definitely be using this service again!

Want to try it out? We have one $100 Visa gift card to give away! To enter, in the comments below tell us: What are your grocery shopping tricks and tips to finding the freshest, quality food?

Good luck!

Visit to learn more about their star rated produce and reference their seasonal guide for fruit so that you know what is fresh and in season, the great lengths they go through to source the very best food, and how customizable your order can be from deli slices and dietary needs to how and when you want your delivery!

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49 thoughts on “FreshDirect Makes Grocery Shopping SO EASY! Win a $100 Gift Card!

  1. Karen says:

    I shop local farmers' markets.

  2. newms87 says:

    Purchase frutes and vegetables

  3. kathy pease says:

    I love going to farmers markets it doesnt get much fresher than that :)

  4. Jimmy says:

    Check the produce closely to make sure it fresh.

  5. laura588 says:

    My tip is to do a little research and find if the fruits and vegetables are in season where they are shipped from.

  6. Holly C. says:

    I shop at our farmers market, but get there early before it gets to hot!

  7. K. Cleaver says:

    I shop the farmers market during the summer, and Whole Foods the remainder of the year.

  8. Nancy says:

    I shop at a local roadside market for veggies and fruits

  9. Susan Smith says:

    I purchase from the farmer's market or Whole Foods store for my fresh produce

  10. Kayla says:

    I shop for produce at local farmers markets.

  11. angela cisco says:

    Visiting farmers markets right before closing, a lot of times you can get specials deals on fruits and veggies that the venders do not want to haul home.

  12. kayla says:

    Going to farmers market so we know we're getting the freshest fruits and veggies.

  13. Miranda Ward says:

    I shop foods in Season so that I can get them from local growers

  14. joseph gersch says:

    i shop aat a farmers market

  15. traymona says:

    I shop at the local farmer's market and roadside stands for seasonal fruits and vegetables.

  16. Lyndsey R. says:

    I go to fresh farmers markets out of the city, much cheaper and more fresh!

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  17. jessica schueler says:

    I grab from the back :)

  18. Kathrine Otoole says:

    Grow it at home in your own garden or go to your local farmers market. I love the taste of fresh fruits and veggies!!

  19. Vikki Billings says:

    I like to go to the farmers market because I can be assured to get the freshest veggies and fruits.

  20. Julieh says:

    I shop farmers markets

  21. Melissa says:

    I go shopping early in the morning!

  22. melina r says:

    I buy produce that is in season and try to purchase them at Farmer's markets

  23. Susan Climan says:

    You always have to buy produce according to what's in season.

  24. Lillian says:

    I dig deep, I know they rotate stock, oldest out front do I go for the stuff in the back

  25. heather s says:

    whole foods or the farmers market are the best selection of healthy foods. You can tell when items are fresh by the way they feel

  26. I'm all about buying fruits and veggies at a farmer's market vs an actual grocery store but when I do buy at the store I make sure to buy only organic!

  27. Buddy Garrett says:

    Our local farmer's market has fresher produce than the supermarket. The supermarket doesn't care if their produce is fresh. Only if you are lucky to be in on the rare occasion when they put some new produce out.

  28. Carole Ingram says:

    My tricks are to go early morning, after the kids have gone for school…it seems like the best time of the day where you'd have the large amount of customers :)

  29. Carole Ingram says:

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  30. Kristin says:

    I like to get my produce from a farmer's market, so I can buy fresh, local, and at great prices!

  31. Sand says:

    I like shopping early and on a weekday to ensure I get the best produce.

  32. heather c says:

    I know how hard to press each produce item to test for freshness, and I know how long each lasts, so I don't buy too many all at once.

  33. slehan says:

    I go to the farmer's market in the summer.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  34. Barbara Long says:

    My tip is to buy locally produced foods, especially locally grown fruits, vegetables and bread products whenever possible.

  35. cassandra says:

    I would suggest buying during the season of the vegetable or fruit that you require. Also to visit local farmers market and if you haven't been to one of these before GO! it will change your life.

  36. likwan says:

    I go to farmers' markets.

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  38. click here says:

    try to go to the farmer's market the 1st or 2nd Friday of every month, that's when they freshest fruits and veggies are delivered.

  39. There are some advantages to grocery shopping weekly. When you shop weekly you have a routine of what day you shop and you can make the best use of any weekly sales that are offered at your store. Also many items like milk and fresh vegetables need to be used within about a week.

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