Disclosure: Vacay Foods sponsored this post, but the minute they reached out to us I immediately fell in love with the idea of this business. My absolute favorite vacation destination is Rosemary Beach, along 30A in the panhandle of Florida. While I love spending time there, I do not love having to figure out the logistics of grocery shopping during my vacation. This is where Vacay Foods comes in. Vacay Foods is a grocery delivery service that services the areas from Fort Walton to Panama City Beach and everywhere in between. If you vacation in Florida, read on!
Have you had your groceries delivered on vacation? You should.
Let me guess: you assume that grocery delivery is a luxury, cost prohibitive, a rip off or more work than it’s worth. I want you to hear me out on why that is no longer the case.
I am happy that the school year is almost over and that beach time is getting closer. If you frequent the Destin, Florida, 30A or surrounding Florida beach areas you know what a wonderful
place it is. But after a five hour car ride with the kids do you really want to spend another two hours in the grocery store figuring out what you need? Saturdays in Publix after check in time can be a total nightmare. Everyone is checking in to their rentals … and everyone is also grocery shopping. You’re on vacation in the panhandle of Florida … why not skip that part all together? What if I told you that you could grocery shop for your Florida panhandle beach vacation from the comfort of your pajama pants and couch, wine in hand, after the kids were in bed right here in New Orleans? And that it won’t cost you any more than if you dragged them screaming through the store during the witching hour?
If you have used a similar service before, you need to know that Vacay Foods is different. They do not shop for you at the grocery store; they ARE the grocery store. Think of Vacay Foods, which services the areas between Fort Walton and Panama City Beach and everywhere in between, as a grocery store that delivers. They buy from wholesalers and distributors just like a regular supermarket so their prices are comparable to the ones you see in the local supermarket. They have an easy-to-navigate website that lets you place your order before you even pack up the car! Plus, Vacay Foods offers pre-arrival delivery, meaning your groceries will be there – at the beach in Florida – before you are. All of these delivery services are 100% FREE for orders over $50. You can also use their same day service for delivery in as little as two hours. So let’s say you’re sitting on the white crystal beach that the panhandle of Florida is known for and realize your kids are out of swim diapers. Just pretend you are Kate Middleton, whip out that iPhone, place your order and voila! If you ask me, my time and stress levels are worth the $4.99 delivery fee for the random one-off items we forget. It would probably cost me $3 in gas just to get to the store anyway. I’ll sit on the beach and stare at the Gulf of Mexico with my Corona Light, thank you very much.
Or imagine this: after a long day at the beach you come home. The kids are tired and hungry. Right. Now. So you reach into the freezer and grab the chicken nuggets and frozen peas. You serve them up some dinner and then get them to bed. Now you and your husband have time to cook up a nice ribeye, some asparagus, and drink a glass of Stag’s Leap. All of this is possible without the hassle of going to the grocery store.
Vacay Foods in a nutshell
- You can arrange for same day delivery (2 hours) OR have your groceries ready upon arrival
- Vacay Foods services the Florida panhandle from Fort Walton to Panama City Beach and everywhere in between
- You can complete all ordering online from the comfort of your home
- There is NO delivery fee for orders over $50; a minimal $4.99 delivery fee is charged for orders under $50
- The prices are NOT more expensive than a grocery store; I found them comparable to Whole Foods or the local Publix
- Vacay Foods does NOT go shop at Publix for you; they source their own inventory
- They guarantee freshness and satisfaction; if you’re not happy, they will replace items the same day
Vacay Foods sums it up well with a quote on their website: “No honey I’d rather stand in line.”-said nobody
To learn more about Vacay Foods follow them on Facebook :: Twitter :: Website. If you would like to try the Vacay Foods services now, they are offering a special 5% discount that will be good all summer with the promo code: VACAYNOLAMOM.
And, what’s more, they are giving one of YOU the chance to win free groceries! Enter below for a chance to win a $150 gift certificate to use on Vacay Foods. One lucky family will win $150 worth of groceries (and even wine if the winner so desires) delivered to them on their Florida beach vacation!