Looking for ways to get more bang for your buck when it comes to your weekly grocery shopping? We asked the company’s CEO and co-founder, Jason Ackerman and got the skinny on the supermarket’s farm-to-table delivery model. Turns out, the online retailer of fresh foods and groceries orders just enough items so that product comes in and heads right back out, keeping food fresh and customers happy. But what can you do to save extra cash? Here are five dollar-stretching tips:
Get Social. The online grocer is all over social media, mingling with shoppers and sharing cool recipes — and even cooler discounts. If there’s a flash sale and you “like” them on Facebook
Spread the word. Earn $15 off your order each time you refer a friend who places their first order on FreshDirect using a special customized refer-a-friend link. Your friend also saves $25 off on their first order (hint: sometimes it pays to be the office gossip). Log in to your account and read the full details here.
Make It Last. Order cupboard staples that have a longer shelf life, like cereals, pasta, and canned goods but also take advantage of the customizing options available at FreshDirect. For example, order a hanger steak to eat now and a few for later, which you request come vacuum packed. This way you can put the tightly-sealed steaks right into your freezer, no mess, no fuss. Keep a look out for deals too on FreshDirect’s e-newsletters like: What’s Good and President’s Picks and when you see something you like, buy in bulk and save it for later.
Go Green. Did you know being a little green can save you a little green, too? FreshDirect offers green deliveries! Look for the green leaf icon to find time slots where your neighbors are ordering groceries, so that you can piggyback off each others’ orders, help make deliveries more efficient, save the planet, and often save some dough, too because these time slots tend to get discounted.
Delivery Pass. First-timers can take FreshDirect’s Delivery Pass for a test drive for two months for just one penny! After that, if you want to keep getting unlimited deliveries, it’s $59 for a 6-month Delivery Pass. If you’re tired of schlepping in heels and order frequently, it’s a savvy investment for a girl on-the-go.
To learn more about FreshDirect and how it all comes together, check out CEO and Co-Founder Jason Ackerman as he takes us behind-the-scenes at the online grocer for “Bloomberg West.”