We are now in our second week of school and we are finally settling in to the chaos that is Fall. Lunch making, laundry loads, homework, practices, driving all over town. It is all back. I love this time of year but I can also feel overwhelmed at times. One area that becomes a bit stressful is dinner time. Though I would love to cook dinner at home every night of the week, the reality is, there are just some evenings that I physically can’t based on all the running around that we do. On the flip side, I really do not like fast food (with the exception of In-N-Out of course!) and would prefer take out over a drive thru. Unfortunately, take out involves just one more thing to order and pick up while driving all over town. Not ideal either.
Then I was introduced to DoorDash.
DoorDash is is an on-demand delivery service that brings your food to you without all the chaos of handling it yourself. An app that makes ordering easy and puts our dinner right on my doorstep on my time? It sounded too good to be true. DoorDash asked me to give it a whirl and Monday was “one of those afternoons” where the husband was out of town, we had a number of practices and there was no way that I was going to get dinner on the table with out feeling overwhelmed so I said I would give it a try. Here is how it went…
I went online and registered and then downloaded the app. I was immediately shocked with how many restaurant options there were. I was expecting just the same old local places we always eat at (boring) but was excited that I could order for a number of places not in our immediate area.
Since DoorDash allows you to place your order at any time, I decided it was best to get our order in right after school before the practices began so that I didn’t have to think about it later. Since it was just the kids and myself, I let them pick where we would order from. As much as I tried to get them to pick something new, they insisted on Ruby’s, one of their favorites.
We went through the menu, placed our order, I paid and tipped all within the app and set the delivery time for 6:15pm. This was the only time we had between one practice ending at 6pm and the next one beginning at 6:30pm. Within minutes, the order was placed and we were done!
So how did it work out? Well, first and foremost, I LOVED that they “kept in touch”. I received a text that my driver had arrived at Ruby’s and was waiting for our food. Then I received a text that he had received the food and was on his way. These texts gave me confidence that they were actually going to make it on time. I left the practice knowing the driver would arrive soon and as we were finalizing items for the next practice, the driver pulled up at 6:20pm, just in time for me to leave for the next practice. We dropped off my Oldest and the littles came home with me to immediately eat dinner. No time wasted.
So my thoughts. I LOVED it. Plain and simple. I did not have to think about dinner once after I ordered. That is huge on certain days. I was also amazed that they actually arrived within 5 minutes of my scheduled delivery time. Considering I placed that order at 3:30pm, that is extremely precise. The food was warm (another big deal) and the kids got to eat at one of their favorite places without actually going out to dinner. It alleviated the stress of dinner planning for Monday night and I greatly appreciated that. I will definitely use this service again.
So are you intrigued? Well the good news is that DoorDash is offering $5 off your first order with the code JUGGLINGINHEELS. The delivery fee for new users is only $1 too so it is worth the try! This code expires on October 31st so give it a try in the next two months! You can sign up by clicking here. I promise it will make dinner easier on those nights where our heads are spinning!
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