Heads up: I wanted to remind you that tomorrow (April 24th) is the LAST CHANCE you have to enter this contest! Read on for the full scoop….
In the past, I’ve shared my love of buying food in bulk. I think it’s a great way for families to save money – especially on items that can be harder to save on, like meat.
Well I’m excited to share about a company that’s going to be launching in June 2015 – it’s called GoDirect Foods! Today I’d like to share a little more how GoDirect Foods will benefit you and my experience sampling some of their offerings. To top off this post, I have one killer giveaway I’ve been on pins and needles to share with you…
So you’re definitely going to want to take a few minutes out and read this post and learn how to enter!
What is GoDirect Foods?
GoDirect Foods has two main goals: 1) to offer you the best quality products and 2) at the lowest possible price. You’ll be able to get these low prices because they will be selling the food directly to you, versus through a store. You drive to the designated pick-up location on the designated date and save a ton of money in the process.
GoDirect Foods will offer a number of products in bulk – such as chicken, ground beef, pork, and fish. As the company grows and expands, expect to find an even larger suite of products. At launch, you will find GoDirect foods at 16 locations in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. (It’s quite possible additional locations will be added).
If this concept sounds familiar to Zaycon Foods, you’re not off your rocker. GoDirect Foods is the unique idea of JC Conrad, who had previously founded Zaycon Foods. JC saw the success Zaycon was able to achieve, but also recognized ways the model could be improved. GoDirect Foods addresses those areas.
Here is what makes GoDirect Foods unique:
- You’ll be able to receive your product within 30 days of ordering it. No need to pay for product you won’t receive for another 3 months.
- You’ll know when future deliveries of your favorite products are coming.
- You’ll be able to pick up all your favorite products on ONE delivery. Chicken, beef, and hot dogs in one pick-up? You got it!
- You’ll be able to earn generous referral credit for friends you talk to about GoDirect Foods.
I am personally very excited about the convenience, quality, and prices that GoDirect Foods will be able to offer my readers!
My Review of GoDirect Foods
I had the opportunity to review two different products that will be offered from GoDirect Foods – lean ground beef and fully-cooked roast beef.
The Ground Beef comes in 5 lb chubs. I was able to sample the leanest variety – 93/7 – which is what I normally buy in the stores. However, GoDirect also plans on offering 85/15, 80/20, and 73/27 in both 5- and 1-lb chubs as well as hamburger patties.
So what did I make with the hamburger?
Well, one of my family’s favorite dinners is sliders. My kids love them because they are smaller in size to eat than a bigger burger. I like them because they are quick and easy to cook up. (I’ve got a super simple recipe for sliders in case you’re wondering more.)
I also used some of the ground beef to whip up a fantastic lasagna! (Don’t worry – the recipe’s coming tomorrow – so stay tuned!). I felt the ground beef was good quality and tasted great.
Warning: the second product I got to sample I’m about to rave about. RAVE! It’s a fully cooked roast beef and weighs about 11-12 lbs. To be honest, at first, I was a little curious – what exactly would I do with a roast this size?
I ended up thawing it just enough to divide it into 4 equal portions. Then I decided to prepare one for our dinner last night.
The beauty of this roast is that it’s fully cooked, people! So it only takes about 30-45 minutes to heat in the oven. No all-day Sunday effort or even remembering to pop it in the slow cooker in the morning. It truly couldn’t have been simpler.
This roast smelled sooo incredible, I just had to try a nibble as soon as it came out of the oven. WOW. Super flavorful and tender. The thing sliced up so easily and I was instantly inspired with a zillion ideas of how one could use it.
I ended up slicing the roast into pieces. Then, I topped it on hoagie rolls, added slices of Provolone cheese, wrapped in foil and popped in the oven for about 5-10 minutes to get the bread all toasty and the cheese all melty. Then, serve with the reserved broth from the roast for dippin’.
Folks, these were simply the best French Dip sandwiches I’ve ever served my family. EVER. My kids, who are both picky, immediately asked me to make it again and my son downed an entire sandwich in minutes! I would not hesitate to recommend this roast and I am excited to know where I can purchase it again.
GoDirect Foods is about to offer one of the most generous giveaways I’ve ever hosted on my blog. EVER! One lucky Coupon Project reader will win a year’s worth of chicken!
The grand prize means you’ll win 4 boxes of 40 lbs of chicken, to be picked up on the following months:
July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 2016 = a total of 160 lbs of chicken!
Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
1) In order to enter the giveaway, you will need to create a new GoDirect Foods account. Limit one account per household, please.
2) Make sure that that the page reads “Angela Russell” as the referrer at the bottom – this will ensure your eligibility for this giveaway!
3) You have until April 24th to enter.
4) You can earn extra entries by referring your friends (see the section below).
Please note that usually I’ve asked you to leave a comment for an giveaway entry like this – but your official entry for this giveaway will be creating your free GoDirect Foods account.
The giveaway period will run from March 24th – April 24th. At that point, the winner will be selected and notified by GoDirect Foods. Important: before entering, please make sure that you will be in a position to pick-up the meat at one of the 16 locations in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.
Earning Extra Entries
But wait! Here’s where it gets better… you can earn an extra entry for every person you refer! Once you’ve created your own GoDirect Foods account, you’ll be issued a referral link (also in your account) that you can share with friends. If you get 10 of your friends to sign up, you’ll earn 10 extra entries to this contest!
And, GoDirect Foods has graciously agreed to give one of the referred reader friends a year’s worth of chicken too! That means there will be not only one, but TWO winners of the 160 lbs of chicken!
I know I had a lot of information in this post, so I’d highly encourage you to head on over to GoDirect Foods now to sign up for your account and check out the products, locations, and learn a bit more about what makes it unique. Please feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments below and I’ll do my utmost to help you understand more of how it will all work!
Disclosure: My referral link has been used in this post. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.