I've mentioned before the site MyGroceryDeals.com. I'm using it more and more and reaping big benefits. Those of you who live in the San Antonio area know this is not a place with much grocery competition...we basically live in an HEB-opoly around here. But there are good deals even in the smaller places or at Wal-mart, or VERY occasionally, Super Target.
Many of us, though, love to shop when we can at Sun Harvest. Their great produce deals, the availability of organic foods, and their charming old-fashioned meat counter and frequent meat sales make it one of my favorites. Sadly, they are so far away that the savings can get eaten up in gas. But if you know what you're going for and especially if you can share deals with someone else, it can be WAY worth it.
So yesterday I wrote to the folks at MyGroceryDeals and asked them to include Sun Harvest on their site. I got such a nice response that I wanted to share it here (and I do so with permission of the writer):
Hi Cathi---thanks for checking in with us. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve asked our operations department to see if they can add your store request to MyGroceryDeals.com. As soon as I hear from them I’ll get back with you.
Cathi, thanks for reaching out to us and hope that MyGroceryDeals.com is helping you save time and money. As you know, we are a free service and we continue to build our business from the grassroots level. Any assistance in spreading the word to your friends and colleagues, if you have a spare moment, is certainly appreciated.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions.
And later, this:
Hi Cathi---thanks for your kind reply. At this time, I can’t really determine a precise time when operations will be able to get Sun Harvest into the fold as there are so many requests we receive from across the country, and naturally it is time and money consuming to handle everything that comes at us. Mind you, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I’m sure our team will do their best to get Sun Harvest up in the near term. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s ready to go.
Cathi, by all means, you can share my letter with your mothers as it is people like you and your community group who help inform other individuals of this service and builds upon the foundation we have created. It also increases feedback, positive and negative, that allows us to make the site more useful for the user… and in the end, that is what is most important…building a site that meets the needs of the individuals using it.
Thanks again for reaching out to us and don’t hesitate to check in with us again when the feeling strikes you!
Warm regards, Ed
Just thought I'd let my readers know about this exchange since so often suggestions to businesses and web sites get ignored or are even rudely responded to. I encourage you to use the site and to let them know how they're doing. And of course, you should check it out no matter where you live!