I just tested out [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link] for the first time and you guys, I am in LOVE.
[easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link] is a brand new SAME DAY delivery service. That’s right, order whatever you want (ANYTHING on Amazon) by 10 am and you will get your stuff delivered to your doorstep by the afternoon or evening of the SAME DAY. Order after 10 pm and the delivery will come by 6 am the next morning.
It is only available right now to Amazon Prime members in Seattle — and it just rolled out last month in Los Angeles (they will be coming to San Francisco sometime this year).
Amazon Prime members in Seattle and LA can test the service under a free 90-day trial. After the free trial, they will be charged $299 for the next year, and annually after that. This charge actually includes the $79 Amazon Prime membership, too, which offers other member discounts like free two-day shipping and Amazon Prime Instant Video access.
I’ve been a Prime member for years — and I use it all the time. Amazon Prime lets you order almost anything on Amazon and get it within 2 days with no shipping charge. For a shipping fee of only $2.99, you can get almost anything overnight.
Enter [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link] — now we can get almost anything on Amazon the same day. There is no charge other than your yearly $299.
Is Amazon Fresh Worth It?
My answer to this question is a resounding YES.
I thought about it for 5 seconds and realized how valuable this service is. If I send my nanny to the grocery store, it costs anywhere from $15-30 (I pay her $15/hour and it generally takes an hour to two hours to make a grocery store run). Since I’m already paying $79/year for Prime (and it’s worth EVERY penny), I’m only ponying up an additional $220/year for [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link]. That’s a little over $18/month. So it pays for itself.
Even if you only had to make one special run to a store once a month. Say you realize you’re out of garlic one morning and you need it to make dinner. Or you’re out of contact solution. Or cat food or toilet paper.
Or your husband tells you that he’s invited some business colleagues over for dinner tomorrow night and you have NOTHING in the fridge.
Or your child gets invited to a birthday party and you forgot to order a gift.
My mind is reeling with all the possible ways I can use [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link]. Just the peace of mind it offers for busy people like me (and you) makes it worth $18/month.
Amazon Fresh Carries Local and Organic Food
I was thrilled to find Out of the Box Collective on [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link].
They carry Dey Dey’s pastured eggs and meats, and grass-fed hot dogs from Let’s Be Frank, as well as CSA boxes of organic fruits and veggies.
You can even get local traditionally fermented sauerkraut and kimchi.
Amazon Fresh Will Deliver Your Lunch or Dinner
Oh, man, I love Steingarten LA… wild boar, elk and salmon sausages… and now I can order lunch or dinner from them — either ready to eat or ready to cook.
Or how about some wild-caught seafood from Santa Monica Seafood?
Or, hey… I need some cheese for a dinner party… or just for myself (with crackers and wine) — and you mean I don’t have to drive 30 minutes each way in traffic to get imported cheese at my favorite cheese store? The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is on [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link]!
Incredibly convenient, [easyazon-link asin=”B005DTBAU2″ locale=”us”]Amazon Fresh[/easyazon-link] provides fast delivery of high quality food. What’s not to love?
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