One of the best tips I have been able to find is to make use of Garden Grocer while staying at the resorts of Walt Disney World. Thousands of people every day make the resorts of Walt Disney World their home away from home. With Disney's Magical Express whisking you from the airport to the resort, and Disney transportation taking you wherever you'd like to go in the "World", many people find little reason to stray offsite. Many people find that the convenience foods at the resorts are a bit spendy and especially lacking in healthy options, which makes Garden Grocer a wonderful tool to help people get what they need (choose from 4700 products!), without having to rent a car or go offsite. Garden Grocer has tons of items, in the following categories:
Baby Care, Beverages, Breads & Baked Goods, Breakfast Foods, Condiments, Dairy, Deli, Ethnic Foods, Florida Summer, Frozen Foods, GardenGrocer Gourmet, Gift Certificates, Health & Beauty, Healthy Eating, Household Products, Meat & Seafood, Natural and Organic, Oils, Vinegar, Dressings, Park Essentials, Pasta, Grains & Sides, Pet Supplies, Produce, Sauces, Spices & Baking, Snacks, Cookies & Candy, Soups & Canned Goods
One of the most popular items from Garden Grocer is the 24 pack of Dasani 16.9 ounce water bottles for $7.99 - or take 32 for $8.99! Most people don't know this, but you can bring your own water bottles into the parks, and this can save you quite a bit of money - especially if you order enough to qualify for free delivery. Items must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance, and the orders are usually brought to bell services, from what I can tell on various message boards.
While items are priced a bit higher than most of your local grocery stores, the products are safely delivered to your hotel room on Disney property! Here's a price example: an 8 pack of 12 ounce bottles of Diet Coke would run you $3.99 through Garden Grocer. Many of their ice cream blocks run a little over $5 at last check (just make sure you are there when perishables arrive!). Delivery to the resorts of Walt Disney World is FREE for orders of $200 or more, otherwise it will run you $12 - so check with some friends and/or family traveling with you or some new friends, and make sure you make a good list to get you to $200!
Forgot the deodorant or the denture cleaner? No problem! Garden Grocer will fetch it for you! Had too many burgers and fries at the parks, and need some Prilosec? No problem! Again - Garden Grocer will bring it to you. What I like is that I don't have to worry about getting to an offsite store to buy what I need, and it frees me up to spend more time in the parks :)
So, give it a shot - they have a wildly popular base of customers who use them regularly. Check it out at GardenGrocer.com
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