October 19, 2017

Zaycon Fresh Bulk Food Sales :: 22% off Ground Turkey – $1.71/lb (reg. $2.19/lb)

Zaycon Fresh

Our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat is Zaycon Fresh. The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional. For a few days, save 22% off Ground Turkey – $1.71/lb (reg. $2.19/lb) with code TURKEY171 at checkout. Valid through October 24.

What is Zaycon Fresh?  Zaycon Fresh is a a Northwest-based company that that offers premium bulk food products at an incredible priceI did a review on their chicken over five years ago and I LOVED it and so did my readers who also tried it. Zaycon Fresh doesn’t source it’s products to any stores, but rather they sell directly to consumers like you and me, which means they can charge less.

Zaycon Fresh has pick up locations all over the country! I recommend registering with Zaycon Fresh if you haven’t done so yet. It’s FREE to create an account and you can see all the upcoming events and sales. I’ve been a Zaycon customer now for over FIVE years now – and I have always had the best experiences. You can read my original Zaycon review here – the chicken is awesome and they also sell other delicious, quality products such as bacon, sausage, chicken wings, turkey breasts and more – I ordered bacon last time, too, and it did not disappoint!

Zaycon Fresh has some other great items on sale right now as well:

Shop all Zaycon Fresh deals here

September 27, 2016

GoDirect Foods – No chicken, no refunds. Unacceptable, here’s what I recommend.

GoDirect Foods

Last spring we told you all about a new bulk food company called GoDirect Foods. An up and coming company similar to Zaycon Foods (which we love),  we were excited to see some market competition and ultimately great deals on meat! GoDirect Foods was founded by JC Conrad who we worked with through Zaycon (he was part of the founding team) so we were excited to see what he offered through his new company.

As a new company GoDirect Foods did a IndiGoGo campaign offering an amazing deal on chicken for pick-up in January 2016. The way IndiGoGo works – you pay upfront for the product to help businesses get on their feet and in exchange you should get an awesome deal.

Well January 2016 came and went. . . and JC Conrad/GoDirect Foods did not fulfill his end of the deal. Many of you paid for chicken and NEVER received the product. I contacted JC repeatedly asking him what the status of the orders was. He assured me he was working on it but he wasn’t communicating that with YOU.

I told him PLEASE contact the people who purchased from you and give them an update. You at least owe them that. But he didn’t. . .he just didn’t do any communicating for a long time  to the customers who had purchased product – and I believe this is unacceptable.

After lots of pestering, I heard he finally sent this email to his customers in late January 2016. . .

Thank you so much for supporting our IndieGoGo campaign last July. I was hoping to be delivering products to our original 16 cities and honestly even more by this time. Unfortunately, like many businesses, we couldn’t get enough interest to keep them going, and are currently making deliveries only in the Spokane area.

We realize we haven’t hit our goal and cannot keep our original promise to you of making your product available starting this month, January 2016. I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and WE WILL make this right. We’re working very hard to expand once again to those original 16 locations.

At this time we can only do what we can, so we are offering 2 options for you to choose from … the first of which, is to allow us more time to raise the money we need by building the Spokane market, or to raise it through the sale of ownership.

The second option would be for you to request a full refund and we’ll add you to the calendar of refunds. Unfortunately, we can only refund so much each month. Those who have already requested a refund will be the first on the calendar. If for any reason things happen sooner, we will deliver your product or give you a refund sooner. Again, we apologize for this and wish to make it right. PLEASE add your address and phone number if you choose to receive a refund. We’ll email you the date of your scheduled refund within 2 weeks of receiving your address. Also, please let me know if you are able to pick up your product in the Spokane Area.

Thank you very much for your support and patience. Please let me know how you would like to proceed

But I kept hearing from you – that you weren’t getting your refunds or even a response from JC! I also never received compensation that I was owed. Sigh. What a mess.

First. Let me say, I’m sorry. 

I take my blog (and ultimately your trust) incredibly seriously. I take great care in the products and companies I promote – using the “Grandma test” before I’ll post something. In order for something to pass the Grandma Test and make it on the blog – I would have to feel 100% comfortable recommending it to my Grandma, friends or family. I do this with every deal or offer I post on my website.

I had no reason to believe that GoDirect Foods wouldn’t follow through with their products and promises. I had worked with JC for years promoting Zaycon and I had always been happy with their customer service, products and prices. Zaycon is a wonderful company that takes care of their customers – and I expected the same from GoDirect.

But now the GoDirect website is no longer available, the GoDirect Facebook page can be found here, and ultimately it looks like JC is just hoping you’ll forget you placed your order.

This is unacceptable.

So what are our options? I would recommend emailing JC Conrad at jc@godirectfoods.com and ask for a refund. This is the last email I have available for him. I hope he will respond and issue a refund soon.

If that doesn’t work, here is what I recommend. Please file a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office :: Consumer Protection DivisionLet me tell you a little about this agency. . . I actually worked here for TWO years while going to college – so I know a thing or two about this free, awesome office.

The Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division is an entire team dedicated to making sure consumers in Washington are protected from unfair and deceptive practices in the marketplace. You file a FREE complaint online here and then the office sends a letter to JC Conrad/GoDirect foods and will basically start a resolution process. They notify the business (on your behalf) of the complaint and requesting a response from the business. “The informal complaint resolution process includes notifying businesses of written complaints and facilitating communication between the consumer and the business to assist in resolving the complaint.” (source)

It’s completely FREE. It’s your tax dollars at work to protect you.

This process is NOT guaranteed to result in payment/refund. The staff in the office will do the very best they can to investigate the complaint and facilitate what is owed to you.

But it is something you can do that could make a difference.  I believe that if enough of you file complaints with the Attorney General’s Office than they are fully aware of the fraud and can pursue it further on the behalf of a group of people if they deem it appropriate.

My experience while working in the office was very positive and I saw a LOT of consumers get refunds and/or what was owed to them by a business. No business wants to be contacted by the Attorney General’s office – it’s serious stuff.

So again, I apologize for this fiasco and I am sorry that I ever recommended GoDirect Foods. What a shame.

Please let me know if you get a refund from JC (or if you have?) and if you decide to file a complaint – I’d love to know how it goes. Please keep me updated?

October 29, 2015

GoDirect Foods – Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Pot Roast, Ground Turkey, Ground Beef, Bacon, more

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GoDirect Foods

It’s Thursday which means new prices roll out from GoDirect Foods!  Included is Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts for $1.57/lb and the Fully Cooked and Seasoned Pot Roast for $5.79/lb.  Last summer I reviewed this and a couple other products from GoDirect Foods – it was amazing and it’s now available to order!

GoDirect Foods updates their price list every Thursday.  Deliveries are made weekly to select Northwest locations (exceptions being holiday weeks) and order to delivery date is always 20 days or less.

A few of the other deals available:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.57/lb
  • Organic Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $6.79/lb
  • Premium Shredded Cheese – $2.99/lb
  • 90/10 Ground Turkey – $2.19/lb
  • 80/20 Ground Beef – $2.89/lb
  • Fully Cooked and Seasoned Beef Pot Roast – $5.79/lb
  • 90/10 Ground Beef – $3.69/lb
  • Chicken Drumsticks – $0.79/lb
  • Also deals on chicken fritters, bacon, shrimp, salmon, mahi mahi and more.

Shop GoDirect Foods here

Who is GoDirect Foods?

Offering high-quality meat products, like chicken and beef, for low prices – GoDirect Foods has a similar business model to Zaycon Foods – which many of us have used to save on our meat. BOTH companies deliver bulk meat to a central pick-up station near you at prices drastically less than you’ll find in the grocery store.

Eventually GoDirect wants to expand to other areas of the country. For now they are focusing on quality and low prices in the Northwest. If you don’t see your area listed in the GoDirect delivery locations you can still create a GoDirect account and you’ll be notified when they reach your area (this also tells them where there is interest as they plan expansion efforts!).

If you want to learn more about GoDirect Foods you can read my original post and review here.

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