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#1 by tasman1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 17:47

Businesses are constantly coming up with more ways to nickel and dime customers, and many items that used to be gratis now come with a fee.

Airline extras
Many services and amenities that used to be free for airline passengers now come a la carte, depending on the airline including checking a bag, carrying on a bag, onboard snacks, beverages, meals, onboard entertainment, seat selection and more. Even if the fees are small, those charges quickly add up.

Water in restaurants.......was free now pay or die , who care

Food delivery,,, was free , not now

free checking accounts .....yep it was free long ago

Directory assistance......yep it was not so long ago ,,,,example,Verizon Wirelesswill charge you $US1.99 for a directory assistance call.


Can tell you more but will not ...... pay me first , nothing is free :twisted:
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#2 by DannyChiarelli » Tue Feb 13, 2018 19:37

I have several FREE checking accounts (minimum balance maintained)

Directory assistance - Um Google, Bing etc...

My local grocery store (Big box) delivers for free.
I do tip and it is on a trial period, so could start a "subscription in the future"

I watch hours of video on YT for free...



I earn money at ClixSense for free ... ... ... Oh wait.
Got me here. It's not free...
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#3 by Nikorj » Wed Feb 14, 2018 02:01

Free stuff in Denmark? uummmm mmmmmm :?: :?: :?: ummmmm mmmmm :?: :?: :?:

Taking a walk, Well it wears down your shoes and requires you to buy new ones after a while.

Dannychiarelli : Watching Youtube and even being online is technically not free, If you don't pay for your connection you can't be on youtube.

Generally the internet is one big marketing-platform where "YOU" are the customer in one way or another, Want free services on the internet :?: , You'll pay upfront with your data.

There are a few public sites in Denmark that are actually free and not intended for marketing (But your internet-connection is still not free).

Only solution i can think of, Is visiting a library with free wi-fi or a coffee shop (But the coffee will cost ya).

Maybe picking some boogers :D , Damn!! no, It will require (At some point) Turning on my vacum-cleaner which requires electricity.
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#4 by Arvind9 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 06:43

Why its free to tryout a survey here on Clixsense,but members crib even over it,many members think trying out a free survey is a waste of time,no wonder free tag is going when people are made to pay for everything they dont think its a waste of time.
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#5 by DannyChiarelli » Wed Feb 14, 2018 07:06

Quote:Dannychiarelli : Watching Youtube and even being online is technically not free, If you don't pay for your connection you can't be on youtube.

I did not say Internet service was free...

However, it still does not fit with @ tasman1's original post...


There was a time you could call an operator and get information and even "patch" you through...
Google, YouTube are self service...


And,
to be really technical,
Directory assistance required a paid connection too...
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#6 by fred891 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 07:46

Hey Danny,which big grocery store delivers for free? That would be a big deal for me. My hip replacement is 22 years old and it seems to be coming apart. Big time pain and trouble walking just around the house. Going to a grocery store is out of the question. I am paying out too much money just to have someone go to the drug store & grocery store + every thing else. I would love to have groceries delivered but I can't find a store to do that except Amazon & Walmart.com & that is only for shelf stable food.
I would love suggestions and names of food stores that deliver refrigerated food. I live in Daytona Beach, Florida and the city is too small for services like Amazon Fresh, Instacart, Uber delivery or any service like that. I hope I am not way off topic, but when I read your post I just had to find out about free food delivery. It's just about survival.
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#7 by DannyChiarelli » Wed Feb 14, 2018 07:58

Florida as well...

Safety Harbor...

Publix powered by Instacart...


Seems my area is subscription only now...

At first, it was like an employee going off shift delivered.
Now it might be more organized...

First order is free (over $10)...
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#8 by valerie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25

fred891 wrote: Hey Danny,which big grocery store delivers for free? That would be a big deal for me. My hip replacement is 22 years old and it seems to be coming apart. Big time pain and trouble walking just around the house. Going to a grocery store is out of the question. I am paying out too much money just to have someone go to the drug store & grocery store + every thing else. I would love to have groceries delivered but I can't find a store to do that except Amazon & Walmart.com & that is only for shelf stable food.
I would love suggestions and names of food stores that deliver refrigerated food. I live in Daytona Beach, Florida and the city is too small for services like Amazon Fresh, Instacart, Uber delivery or any service like that. I hope I am not way off topic, but when I read your post I just had to find out about free food delivery. It's just about survival.

Fred, I lived in that area some years back, down at Ormond by the Sea.

Just a suggestion, some of the diners around there might deliver additional foods for you
if you make a habit of ordering from them for delivery. Off season especially.

Walmart has order online and pick up in store. Not sure if they are doing that with all items
such as milk, cold foods.

PeaPod is an online program that delivers food but not sure it does in your area.

It's many years ago back when Meals On Wheels first began and I worked for them. They delivered
one full meal every afternoon for qualified senior citizens. It was good food too.

I know what you mean, however. I order a lot of food items online thru Walmart...........OR did.
Walmart is now charging higher prices on most of their food products for shipment. They're trying
to get people into their store. So they display both prices for a product for ship and for pickup.
I think they would lose money like that.

There's more and more sites popping up that deliver package meals, snacks, etc.

Then there is Amazon that sells grocery items.

Mainly, for your area, all I can think of is Shwans. However you spell it.
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#9 by dutch1898 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:41

My 2 Credit union accounts and my Presidents choice M/C
are all free. Paying off my M/C each month keeps it free
and the C/U accounts are free because I am a Senior.
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#10 by fred891 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 05:49

Thank you so much Danny. I will check out the Publix stores around here.
BTW, right now and for the last 2 days Video Loyalty is screaming. I have averaged about 7 to 8 conversions per hour. That is the best I have ever done. It is the AUTOMOTIVE one that is paying that fast. From my experience, the VL Automotive pays more per hour than the Earn Honey one when working properly. I made well over $1 on it yesterday.
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#11 by fred891 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 06:39

valerie wrote:
fred891 wrote: Hey Danny,which big grocery store delivers for free? That would be a big deal for me. My hip replacement is 22 years old and it seems to be coming apart. Big time pain and trouble walking just around the house. Going to a grocery store is out of the question. I am paying out too much money just to have someone go to the drug store & grocery store + every thing else. I would love to have groceries delivered but I can't find a store to do that except Amazon & Walmart.com & that is only for shelf stable food.
I would love suggestions and names of food stores that deliver refrigerated food. I live in Daytona Beach, Florida and the city is too small for services like Amazon Fresh, Instacart, Uber delivery or any service like that. I hope I am not way off topic, but when I read your post I just had to find out about free food delivery. It's just about survival.

Fred, I lived in that area some years back, down at Ormond by the Sea.

Just a suggestion, some of the diners around there might deliver additional foods for you
if you make a habit of ordering from them for delivery. Off season especially.

Walmart has order online and pick up in store. Not sure if they are doing that with all items
such as milk, cold foods.

PeaPod is an online program that delivers food but not sure it does in your area.

It's many years ago back when Meals On Wheels first began and I worked for them. They delivered
one full meal every afternoon for qualified senior citizens. It was good food too.

I know what you mean, however. I order a lot of food items online thru Walmart...........OR did.
Walmart is now charging higher prices on most of their food products for shipment. They're trying
to get people into their store. So they display both prices for a product for ship and for pickup.
I think they would lose money like that.

There's more and more sites popping up that deliver package meals, snacks, etc.

Then there is Amazon that sells grocery items.

Mainly, for your area, all I can think of is Shwans. However you spell it.



Thank you Valerie for your ideas. I will do some checking. I did notice the Walmart.com thing. Shipping on food must be more costly than they thought. I did order food from them every few months but I don't like paying for this price increase. It won't work for them if they are trying to get me into their stores. I hated shopping there even when I could
walk normally and I used to work for them. I am an oddball because I am one of the ones who like Walmart. I will check out your suggestion on food pickup there.
The Schwans thing is one of the many that I have checked out & it is so expensive. I also checked out other frozen food delivery sites, but they are too high. I am thinking about checking out some of the weight loss companies that deliver, but I don't think they are any cheaper than when I did a brief scan of them before.
I may look at the Meals On Wheels option in more detail.
I tried Blue Apron for a few weeks & that didn't work because the food prep time was more than I could tolerate. I can't stand up for 30 minutes in a row to cook the food or even 10 minutes. I have to sit in a chair just to shower. The food there is not overly expensive until you compare it with Publix ounce per ounce.
You mentioned something about diners as a possible solution. Did you mean chain diners or locally owned ones? I was not aware of any diners that delivered outside of pizza type places. I had better check out more of them.
As usual Valerie, you have been helpful and I thank you. BTW, right now & for the last 2 days, the Video Loyalty Automotive site has many ads that I have been converting at a rate of 7 to 9 per hour. I have made well over $1 daily there yesterday & will today.
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#12 by DannyChiarelli » Thu Feb 15, 2018 08:43

fred891 wrote: Thank you so much Danny. I will check out the Publix stores around here.
BTW, right now and for the last 2 days Video Loyalty is screaming. I have averaged about 7 to 8 conversions per hour. That is the best I have ever done. It is the AUTOMOTIVE one that is paying that fast. From my experience, the VL Automotive pays more per hour than the Earn Honey one when working properly. I made well over $1 on it yesterday.

I was able to catch some videos yesterday as well.

And had the same results with VL - Automotive. Seemed as if the ads were doubled up... (some every 30sec.)

WebsitesExplorer came back to life for a brief period as well...


Good luck to you...
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#13 by valerie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03

No, I wasn't referring to chain joints. I was referring to individual joints.
Some along A1A and in the Daytona Beach area.

Your best bet probably is to hire a home worker. You know, someone
that will go to the store for you once a week or once every ten days, etc.

I did home health years ago and I recall a job I had thru a major hospital
that would send me various places as needed. Some times it was at the
hospital some times nursing homes sometimes peoples homes. Never a
dull moment. :lol: Anyway, there was a couple that had been in a car
wreck. They would had me a big crock pot some times and I would take
it to a local restaurant that would fill it with food. Some times it was bean
soup, some times barbecue, etc.

You might be surprised some of the places that will deliver enough food
to last you several days and without you needing to cook it. Just reheat.

I am sure there is meals on wheels in your area. You should look into that.
It was always served once a day when I worked there and we would deliver
too. Cost was $0. The meals were large enough to be a full supper. Usually
some kind of meat or fish, two or more vegetables, bread/roll, and drink
such as milk and tea plus cake or fruit.
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#14 by shadecat » Mon Feb 19, 2018 06:11

I remember the first time my Dad has to pay for air for his tires. He could not believe it. That used to be free too.
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#15 by jjohnson777 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 20:03

Some new cars can not fill with air so nice spending couple grand once or twice a year. Think paying for air be way cheaper.
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#16 by tasman1 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 20:13

shadecat wrote: I remember the first time my Dad has to pay for air for his tires. He could not believe it. That used to be free too.



What do You think it will cost Air We Breathe in not so distant future ? Will it start with 1.00 per hour ? [ few years back I did see a movie about that , scary shit ]
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#17 by lotoole » Thu Feb 22, 2018 17:03

Water in restaurants, checking accounts and food delivery remain free in the US but you are expected to tip the delivery person for the food.

Charging for water? Wow, that sounds unreasonable unless it's bottled water.
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#18 by lotoole » Thu Feb 22, 2018 17:07

Fred, Valerie mentioned Shwans. It's spelled Schwann's and they deliver. You can also get on their regular monthly or weekly route. However, they don't provide fresh fruit or vegetables. They do have frozen fruit, vegetables, frozen meals, ice cream, etc. Their prices are fairly high, however.
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