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For Any Night When You Just Don’t Feel Like Cooking: JUST EAT. So Quick. So Easy.

Parents, you know what it’s like, right? You want to have family dinners together and you want to take the kids to their activities, and you want to clean the house and there are still errands to run, shopping to be done, and don’t forget work…

So some nights you just don’t have it in you to cook, or maybe it’s a special occasion, but there has never been an easier way to order food in The Urban Daddy household, than using JUST EAT.  All we have to do is order online and within minutes we can easily navigate through their website for a convenient and easy way to order food.

Take Saturday night, for example.

We visited, entered our postal code, and within seconds were browsing the closest options for dinner.  Choosing Indian Food, we picked 5 things off the menu and sent off the order to be processed and just 30 minutes later, we received the most delicious dinner from our local Indian Food restaurant, Clove the Spice.  The food came piping hot, the containers were packed full, and the food was fantastic.

The delivery experience was great and as an added bonus, we can either choose to tip the driver online when we order, or give cash at the door if we so choose.  The food came, it was handed over and within minutes we were eating.

This time we ordered our food through their new free JUST EAT App.  It is available on iOS and Android devices, and this JUST EAT App really puts local delivery and pickup restaurants in the palm of our hands so we did not have to wait until we were home to order our dinner.

If you are not yet sold on the idea, it really is this easy:

Tap in your postal code and JUST EAT matches it to delivery in your area.  Pick one that looks good.  Buy the most delicious things on the menu.  Place the order securely, pay with card or cash on delivery.

You’re in good hands.JELogo

In addition, when using JUST EAT for online ordering of food, you are eligible for exclusive 20% (or more) discounts on many delivery choices, plus you can check restaurant feedback from other JUST EATers before you order.  That feedback is crucial when trying a place for the first time and it allows the restaurant owners to see where they need to step up their game and make the corrections or risk losing business.

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Help is on the Way…

I mentioned on Twitter (@urbandaddyblog) about the treadmill that we ordered from Sears and that was dropped inside my front door for me to move downstairs.  Well, I cannot lift a 130lb treadmill by myself so I reached out to my buddy Eric of Campus Discs and he helped me get it downstairs in seconds and he even took the heavy end!

So I made him some coffee – Starbucks VIA Columbia – and gave him cookies but I still don’t think that compensates for the shlepping that beast down to the basement with me, so I want to give his business some props.

Eric owns a company called Campus Discs.  If you check out his Facebook page, which I linked to above, you’ll see that Eric, or one of his fine, trusted employees travels the globe (or Southern Ontario) to sell used CD’s, DVD’s, Blue Rays and new vinyl records to students at various establishments of higher (left-leaning) learning.

In case you were wondering what the kids these days are buying, box sets are very popular; The Sopranos, Soap, 2 and a 1/2 men, anything WWE, as are classic movies and a bit of everything on the music side.

I asked Eric if he takes requests on his Facebook page and he said he used to but a lot of people want the most popular stuff and quite frankly everybody and their uncle sells that stuff, so he continues to bring the goods and kids spend all their hard-earned OSAP and meal plan monies on his musical treats.

So if you happen to see this and are at one of these locations, go buy something… Wait… Lots of stuff to compensate Eric for having to shlep my treadmill with me for just cookies. 

I will say that the History of the Intercontinental Championship is an amazing 3 DVD box set that I got for Eric and it’s AWESOME!

You can also follow him on twitter @campusdiscs.

Thanks Eric!  I went for a 30 minute walk tonight!  Couldn’t have done that without you. Oh, and Sears Canada, if I had ordered a fridge, or a bed, would you have left it in the middle of my front hall too?  I get it that the 5pm-9pm delivery timeslot became almost 10pm and the guys were exhausted and one guy holding his shoulder, but they could have hung out for an extra 5-10 minutes while I unpackaged it – helped me get it downstairs and took all the packaging.  So not cool!