Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I are going on our honeymoon next month. We are renting a luxury cabin for 1 eeek, equipped with hot tub, outdoor fireplace, full kitchen, game room, and mountainside view. We are so excited!
We found out that the cabin rental company offers a service of stocking the refrigerator at a cost of $60. Basically you send them a list of groceries and incidentals that you would like your cabin stocked with and they go shop for it and put it in the cabin for you so it’s there when you arrive. You obviously pay for the groceries too, the $60 is just the fee to shop and stock the items.
This is obviously a huge luxury and not a needed expense in any way, however Darling Husband thinks it may be worth it. He says if we can 100% enjoy our honeymoon without feeling like we have to do a “chore” like grocery shopping then it may be worth it! We had researched a grocery store in the area approximately 20 minutes from the cabin that we had planned on going to once we got there.
Theres a whole bunch of stuff to do at the cabin site, so I’m starting to think that maybe it would be a good idea to have this one thing done for us to give us more time to enjoy ourselves? What do you bees think? Anyone had this service offered to them before? Would you say it’s worth it?
Post # 2
To me it depends on how comfortable you are with driving in the location and the currency. If you’re comfy with both then I’d just save the 60 and go shopping. Maybe buy some nice champagne with the extra 60, or order in one night.
Even though it’s a chore, sometimes it’s still fun to explore a new town.
Post # 3
$60, is a lot of money in my mind, however, if the grocery store is 20 minutes a way, that will be 40 minutes just in driving, plus factoring in the time it takes to grocery shop for a week. Then putting it all away, it might be worth it.
On the other hand, you could take that $60 and put it towards a nice night out on your honeymoon. I guess I’m not much help as I tend to be cheap. Haha
Post # 4
I suggest a compromise! Many grocery stores offer a shop online or curbside pickup for a small fee (much less than $60). That way, you don’t have to waste honeymoon time in a grocery store and all you have to do is put them away when you get there!
Post # 5
fyeahjenna : We actually use this service where we live! Unfortunately it is only a small town next to the mountain cabin site so no services like that are available!
Post # 6
Swebs14 : Haha I see both points! I should have added that the $60 would not cause us to sacrifice anything on our honeymoon, and we have quite a bit saved for exploring the town and going to a few nice restaurants! It’s more the principle of the thing to me I guess! And whether it’s worth it or not.
Post # 7
If I were flying in, I would pay for the service. If I were driving in, I would stop at a grocery store on the way, and pack my cooler with refrigerated items, and pick up plenty of food, beer and wine for the week.
Post # 8
Im super frugal, so there’s no way I’d pay $60 for that even if I had a spare grand to spend on my honeymoon. I acutally dont mind grocery shopping on trips either and always shop based on what I feel like, and like to see if they have anythign different than what I might by at home to try.
Post # 9
Yes, I would pay for it. I hate grocery shopping and the last thing I’d want to do is run errands on my honeymoon.
Post # 10
Maybe I’m in the minority but I love grocery shopping with my husband. We play grab ass in the aisles while brainstorming what’s for dinner. Turns a chore into kind of a date. I’m also not someone who would trust anyone else to pick out my produce.
Post # 11
I’d probably pay it. It’s your honeymoon, relax and enjoy your week.
Post # 12
I just want to say that this sounds so neat! Mind sharing where it is? Have been looking for this kind of romantic getaway for my husband and I! 🙂
Post # 13
Maybe I’m wasteful, but I wouldn’t even think twice about doing this. Possibly because I’m an introvert & really like my down time. Stocked fridge with everything I want for the week… heck yeah!
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
maybeee : My thoughts exactly! My husband and I have fun when we go grocery shopping together and I like picking out my own vegetables and meat, especially if I’m doing the cooking. We are also particular about which brands we buy. In the grand scheme of things, I can’t imagine one shopping trip will take up that much time. Plus if you forget to pack anything, there’s your chance to grab it or anything else that may catch your eye, like a tasty dessert.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t do it, but I also wouldn’t really be cooking on my honeymoon and would probably only be picking up things like yoghurt and fruit anyway so it seems more wasteful.