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Delivery is the way To Go!
Taking time away from studying to eat a meal sometimes feels impossible, yet it is totally necessary. When you are in a good study zone, sometimes it can be difficult to get up and cook a whole meal. So many students will then lean on energy drinks and snacks. Eating the right healthy foods will definitely give students more energy to keep studying for an extensive amount of time. Sometimes it pays to turn to delivery services, especially when you consider the value of brain food. HaveUHeard is here to share some of the services we’ve found, what they deliver, and how they work.
They’re knocking at your door:
- Amazon Prime – Seriously, what can’t you get from Amazon? When you sign up for Amazon Prime as a student, the first 6 months are free. There is then a discounted membership fee for the next 4 years until graduation. Prime membership includes free 2-day delivery, among many other perks.
- DoorDash- Delivering from 98 different local restaurants in Bloomington. There are delivery fees.
- Eat Street– Not knowing what you’re in the mood to eat for dinner tonight? Eat Street makes the decision process simple by providing a bunch of healthy food options depending on what you’re craving. From there, they deliver the food right to your door and it’s as simple as that.
- GoPuff– With all daily essentials you can get from the convenient store easily delivered to your door within minutes, GoPuff is a fan favorite. There are thousands of items on the app, you can get anything from dog food to white claws. The delivery fee is only $1.95 and you can even get $10 off your first order with code MADISONB98 at checkout.
- GrubHub– There are often sign-up specials to get both GrubHub emails and money off your first order. Sometimes they even have those linking deals where you get monetary credit for each friend you get to sign up. When it comes time for you to order, just sign in and local restaurant suggestions are right there. Delivery fees are typically around $3.
- Hoosier Food– Delivers all over Bloomington from the best local restaurants. Delivery charges start at $2.99 and differ depending on the restaurant and your delivery location.
- Instacart – For faster shopping and easier checkout, get the app and have groceries, etc. delivered from most of the same places as Shipt, but also includes CVS and Whole Foods.
- Mr. Delivery– Locally owned and operated, Mr.Delivery will deliver you food from your favorite restaurants, alcohol, groceries, laundry, catering, and even gifts.
- Postmates– A large on-demand delivery and pickup platform, Postmates is able to deliver anything from anywhere. Similar to Uber, Postmates couriers receive an order for your food, groceries, or whatever you need, then deliver it to your doorstep. Need another charger? Party supplies? Postmates will get it to you within the hour.
- Kroger– It is basically online shopping, convenient, and easy for those who don’t have the time, energy, or transportation to go traipsing through the grocery store to go grocery shopping. The delivery fee for getting groceries delivered right to your door is $9.95.
- Seamless– Super easy way to order food for delivery or takeout, and you can cash in on their Perks. Their very likable motto: “Whatever you’re in the mood for, wherever you’re in the mood for it, you’ve got it.” Can there be a life app like that?
- Shipt– Another online shopping service for how we live today. You can get deliveries from stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS Pharmacy, Fresh Thyme, Petco, and Target. Their shoppers will do what your student doesn’t have time for. Or, if your student does have some spare time and interest in spare change, they can work for Shipt and get paid to shop for others.
- UberEats– Same concept as Uber, but they deliver food. Via the app, you can track when the restaurant is preparing food, when your driver is picking it up, and when they are en route to you. The fee can sometimes be a little pricier than most delivery places.
Delivery Peace of Mind…and Sweet Tooth
Baked! of Bloomington– This homemade, fresh-baked cookie shop serves up lots of custom cookies including, Sugar, chocolate chip, Chocolate dough with white chocolate chips, and Peanut Butter dough with Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips. Okay, so it’s not really a dinner option, but when midnight hits and your student is still studying, then a sugar high is sometimes the only thing that keeps them going. Even your vegan foodie will find cookie options here. You start off by picking your cookie dough, then the mix-ins for the dough, and lastly the after baked toppings.
It’s good to know that food can be delivered right to your student’s dorm or apartment when they have been studying for hours on end. But when they aren’t feeling well, that ups the ante on getting something healthy and healing to their doorstep.
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