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Can I Get That Delivered?

Posted: August 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Coffee, Field Trips, FNS Delivers, Food Delivery, Starbucks, Twin Cities | 3 Comments »

I have this problem. I can never remember to buy coffee until I am out of coffee. So I wake up, stumble through my morning and then it hits me. That eye piercing headache that just won’t quit until it gets what it wants. Caffeine. And not just any caffeine. Caffeine from coffee.

Lately when I’ve run into this problem I’ve been piling everyone into the minivan for a Tour of the Lakes and a stop at Starbucks*. I point out the sailboats as we drive by Lake Calhoun and cross my fingers that the line isn’t so long that the boys become irate in the back seat. On our way home we drive around Lake Harriet and I let the boys enjoy The Current, total silence or an impromptu little morning nap (in which case I just keep driving). It is here that I enjoy my coffee.

I don’t know how this is going to play out in the winter though. I can’t really see slogging through the snow to get boys strapped in and then braving the icy streets just for coffee. I highly doubt I’ll get any better at making sure I always have coffee on hand though.

There is a solution: I could have it delivered.

Many weeks ago I had the opportunity to hang out at the headquarters of FNS Delivers, a local company that does just that. They deliver. What do they deliver? Whatever you want them to. Coffee, flowers, diapers, food from your favorite restaurant, they’ll even do your grocery shopping for you. So I guess technically, I have my bases covered with FNS (Food N Stuff). I also use Foodpanda sometimes when I’m feeling lazy and want something quick and delivered to my house. Not an all-the-time-thing, but sometimes it is fun not to have to cook!

I can have them take care of making sure I have my favorite beans on hand to brew up at home or in a pinch I can call them up and ask them swing by with coffee from my favorite spot- no loading up kids for the Drive-Thru required! If it’s a really bad day they’ll even swing by the liquor store and pick up that bottle of wine you would kill for.

FNS is local to the Twin Cities area, so this is a tip for all of my local readers. Every Tuesday FNS has Free Food Tuesday (#freefoodtuesday) where they will deliver some free eats to one lucky winner. Check out their Facebook Page and Twitter for info each Tuesday for a chance to win free food (I think today is Muddy Paws Cheesecake…YUM!

So tell me, are you down with food delivery? Do you source out your grocery shopping like I source out my children’s nail clippings? (Seriously the worst parental job ever.) If you were in dire need of a venti Iced Mocha and your kids were all napping soundly after a night of not sleeping would you call them up and have them bring it over for a small delivery fee?

*Nothing against local coffee shops, I love them dearly. If they all had a drive-thru I would be probably be going there instead.

Disclosure: I attended a blogger event at FNS headquarters where I was served a delicious lunch from some of their favorite local restaurants. I have not been compensated in any other way and I was not required to write this post.

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3 Comments on “Can I Get That Delivered?”

  1. 1 StephanieinSuburbia said at 9:18 pm on August 2nd, 2011:

    I'm SO down with this and I begged them via Twitter to offer this in Chaska.

  2. 2 erinclot said at 12:54 pm on August 3rd, 2011:

    It is TOTALLY worth it if you are in a pinch, and yes, they should expand out a bit đŸ˜‰

  3. 3 Luke said at 9:29 pm on August 3rd, 2011:

    Well buckle up my dear…you will be seeing us berry berry soon!…FNS

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