I was so excited when an ad for Door Dash popped up in my newsfeed. Then I found a promo for $1 deliveries for 30 days. Super exciting, right? Wrong. I decided to place my first order when I was on my own for dinner one night. I started an order from the local Chinese restaurant. What I get there is usually about $14. When I got to the cart, I double-checked the delivery fee and then noticed the total. The deliver fee was in fact $1, but my order total was $23 and change.
While the increased cost was displayed in the food items, the fact of the matter is that having the food delivered was going to cost me an extra $9! For $9 I would get out of my pajamas and drive myself 2 miles up the road.
So does the restaurant charge the service a higher rate than they charge me walking in? Or does the delivery service tack on extra money to cover mistakes in their pricing? Either way, we can't be sure that we aren't being mislead.
I cannot stress enough the importance of being an informed consumer. Check your receipts. Check your cart when you shop online. Then check the order confirmation too. Be cautious and know where your money is going!
I'm Katie and I'm so excited to be bringing Housewives in the City to Gaston County! I'm a resident of Mount Holly. I absolutely love traveling, sports and I'm always up to learning something new. I cannot wait to meet all of you!