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zulaya
03-21-2002, 10:53 AM
Being a new DVC member, just having bought at BCV (YEAH!!!), I was wondering if there are any opinions on the grocery service at DVC resorts. I was reading they would get your groceries and deliver for $5 delivery fee. Has anyone done this? Are the grocery prices outrageous? Is it a worthwhile convenience? Or should I hit Wal-Mart on our way to check in?

Thanks.

sparkspeak
03-21-2002, 11:31 AM
You can view and print the price list at:
http://dvc.disney.go.com/disneyvacationclub/membersonly/vacationplannerindex?id=DVCVacationPlanner
(You may have to sign in as a DVC member first.)

Macnjac87
03-21-2002, 11:33 AM
Hi-
I have been looking into grocery delivery as well. You can downlaod and print a grocery list from each of the resorts, they will have the things in your unit when you arrive. I think the prices are pretty high, so I decided to buy all the dry goods, etc that we will need and bring them down in the car, and then pickup the perishables at the general store at OKW.
Hope this helps!!

17 days to go!!!

Granny
03-21-2002, 12:40 PM
I know that some people use the internet services to have groceries sent for them. I cannot vouch for any of them, but one I have seen mentioned more than once is www.netgrocer.com.

Just another option to bringing food or shopping in Orlando.

maureenmac
03-21-2002, 02:24 PM
We use Netgrocer each time for all non-perishables and then pick up the cold and frozen food on the way to WDW from the Airport. Never had a problem. Will continue to use them, going again in May.

infobahn
03-23-2002, 11:20 AM
At one point (I believe in RADP) someone mentioned a $30+ fee that DVC charged for package delivery, specifically to discourage Netgrocer types of purchases.

Was I dreaming this?

spiceycat
03-23-2002, 11:49 AM
go to walmart, publix or look at the list - much cheaper

http://wdwig.com/grocery.htm

infobahn
03-23-2002, 11:52 AM
Spiceycat -

How do I get there and back without a car? Will it be cheaper then?

spiceycat
03-23-2002, 11:54 AM
most of the towncar rentals have a grocery stop - just ask when you make the reservations -

infobahn
03-23-2002, 11:56 AM
Okay, back to my question. Is there a package delivery fee?

zulaya
03-23-2002, 12:25 PM
I believe the DVC grocery delivery fee is only $5. Being a newer member, I just don't know if they charge you to have NetGrocer deliver. I know NetGrocer's fee's aren't much higher than $5 for deliveries in Florida.

infobahn
03-23-2002, 01:34 PM
zulaya

The reason I ask is that at one point I heard the fee was $30 to $40.

maureenmac
03-23-2002, 02:20 PM
We have never been charged a fee. Took our last trip in Dec and pkges were held for us at BWV and delivered to the room when we checked in.

Patpat15
03-23-2002, 09:13 PM
Last February we had a major order with Netgrocer, a whole weeks worth of groceries, four or five boxes, delivered to BWV. No charge at all, the front desk people brought it up to our room and refused to take a tip. February 2001. Maybe now they charge but I never heard of that. Maybe you should post a new thread to ask.

Dean
03-23-2002, 09:39 PM
This came up about a year or so ago. Many reported having no fees and I don't recall a single person on this board that said they were charged any fee at all.

KSoda
06-16-2007, 09:11 AM
Being a new DVC member, just having bought at BCV (YEAH!!!), I was wondering if there are any opinions on the grocery service at DVC resorts. I was reading they would get your groceries and deliver for $5 delivery fee. Has anyone done this? Are the grocery prices outrageous? Is it a worthwhile convenience? Or should I hit Wal-Mart on our way to check in?

Thanks.

Although we haven't used the delivery services yet, we're currently checking out the the following services for our upcoming trip to the G. Floridian, each one having great reviews from what we've read so far;

http://jetsetbabies.com/

http://www.wegoshop.com/

http://www.gardengrocer.com/

While it appears that the prices are higher than most supermarkets, and there are service charges added to the orders, it's just a matter of word of mouth, the small differences in fee's and stock availability.

We need to remember, we're on vacation, in a huge vacation destination, and we don't want to be bothered with shopping when we arrive when we can be enjoying ourselves.

Also, the prices aren't that bad, and for the small fee's inccured, to me, it's more than well worth it! Not to mention, you can order right from your own home.

Personally, as a single dad of three young daughters, believe it or not, I love to shop and clip coupons, I just dislike standing in lines, I'd rather be enjoying my vacation.

I've read posts from others that with babies that they'll pack diapers and wipes in their luggage, then when they leave for home, they have so much room for gifts and other things. I great idea on one hand, but it's more to carry. Others use FedX and ship packages to their resort.

Today, I've got to figure out what we'll need when we arrive and pick out which service to use. We'll need to refrigerate many items such as milk, baby foods and drinks, I'm just not sure if the refrigerators at the G. Floridian are the normal small size, and whether it will fit a gallon of milk allong with other stuff. Anyone have feedback on this?

But, for the $12 to $20 delivery fee's, it's more than worth it. They advise to place your orders well enough in advance of arrival. I think however, unless you don't mind ordering several times for several deliveries, thus multiplying the delivery fee's, I'd stick to one or two orders and from one or two delivery services.

cpgecko
06-16-2007, 09:20 AM
When you figure in the cost of Disney food and the price of groceries on site, I found grocery delivery to be a very, very reasonable option for my last several DVC visits. With even more options for delivery coming up it also seems like competition is actually driving prices down.

Perditamarie
06-17-2007, 07:46 PM
We used gardengrocer.com to place an order in August 2006 and were not charged a fee by the resort. We were not in, so our groceries were delivered to Bell Services, who stored them in refrigerated cases and then delivered them to our room. Gardengrocer and Bell Services had the whole thing down pat, so I think they do it a lot. It was a fantastic service by both GG and BCV and very convenient -- I shopped before I even left for vacation and didn't have to worry about it again!

If you are planning on doing this, do so well enough in advance so you can secure an appropriate delivery time for your trip -- I think they only do so many deliveries a day. I will definately use them for our trip in December.

Ralph&Pam
06-18-2007, 11:30 AM
We used gardengrocer.com to place an order in August 2006 and were not charged a fee by the resort. We were not in, so our groceries were delivered to Bell Services, who stored them in refrigerated cases and then delivered them to our room. Gardengrocer and Bell Services had the whole thing down pat, so I think they do it a lot. It was a fantastic service by both GG and BCV and very convenient -- I shopped before I even left for vacation and didn't have to worry about it again!

If you are planning on doing this, do so well enough in advance so you can secure an appropriate delivery time for your trip -- I think they only do so many deliveries a day. I will definately use them for our trip in December.
We used gardengrocer.com in March and have scheduled another delivery for our trip next month. There is a $40 minimum order plus a $12 delivery fee (it was only $10 in March, but came up at $12 when we placed our July order; I can understand an increase, what with the way gas prices have been). Everything was delivered to BWV as scheduled. We were not yet in our room, so Bell Services stored the delivery, refrigerating our "cold" products, and delivered everything to our room promptly once we were in the room.

Ralph

Perditamarie
06-18-2007, 03:04 PM
The only fees are assessed by Gardengrocer --- there is not an additional fee charged by the resort to receive the order. It is customary to tip the Bellman for delivery to the room, though.

KSoda
06-19-2007, 05:23 AM
We placed our order yesterday wit GardenGrocer.com, the website was excellent and very easy to use. I had to ask a question on registering and when I called GardenGrocer, they were very quick in getting to the phone, were polite and answered all my questions.

Our order totaled $258 for two weeks of supplies for 4 people and an infant, tax almost $17, free delivery because the total was over $200, and we tacked on a $20 tip, I don't like to tip prior to services, but concidering we won't see the delivery person, and reading all the good feedback on this company and it's employees, I figured why not. They even sent me a detailed email confirmation listing everything we ordered and the financial transaction.

Although there are links next to each product on their web page which are supposed to describe the products, I would like to see a more detailed description of the manufacturers and products they sell. The info was very brief and many products had little if any descriptions.

But, other than that...

So far, I give two thumbs up to GardenGrocer.com.


Kev

lisareniff
06-19-2007, 07:53 AM
I read though half of this thread before I realized it was started 5 years ago!!! :rolleyes1

I was wondering why Zulaya was a new member!

KSoda
07-17-2007, 04:53 AM
We arrived at the Grand Floridian at noon on 7/27, our Garden Grocer order had already arrived. Or room was late in being prepared for us, but when it was all brought to our room, everything was in order with a copy of our order.

I should point out that we recieved 2 phone calls prior to departing home and 2 more when we arrived at the GF, confirming delivery of our order. The gentleman also asked if there was anything else we needed.

I give ALL thumbs up to GardenGrocer.com, truely well worth it!

rubbergypsy
07-17-2007, 05:30 AM
we returned on july 9 and used gardengrocer, the only problem i had was that we had to wait for them. i had specified 4-6pm delivery but they never showed so i called at 6 and they said they were at saratoga waiting for us to check in? it still took 30 minutes more for them to arrive. i just did not like waiting around for them to come. otherwise it was affordable. next trip i may use the resort as we are only getting a studio and our only needs will really be water and breakfast items.

disney_fan1972
07-19-2007, 10:27 AM
Watch out for the cost of water rubbergypsy, it is around $1/bottle from the DVC resort. I was going to use them for the perishables and heavy items for our trip Aug 7th but when I saw how much the water was I decided to go with GardenGrocer.com. Even with the $12 delivery fee 2 cases of water is much less expensive, plus then I can get milk, juice, etc.

Hopefully
07-19-2007, 01:11 PM
We have used Wegoshop.com 4 times and been very satisfied with their service. Everything we ordered was delivered and their delivery was on time. We were able to schedule delivery and they guarantee a 30 minute window. We are using them again in October at the BWV.