Green Polka Dot Box - Discount Online Organic Food/Produce/Etc
Posted in the Organic Food Forum
#1 May 31, 2013
Considering the topic of this forum, I thought I would share this site with everyone. Green Polkadot Box is an online membership club selling organic, non-GMO products - food, cleaning supplies, etc. They aren't perfect, but if they discover that a product they are carrying is not up to standards, they'll get rid of it. Prices are better than you would find for the same brands and items in Whole Foods or most natural stores (even online), and if you find a better price online, they will match it. They offer frozen and refrigerated goods, as well as produce.
I joined when the site started a year and a half ago, and have made several orders - I am always happy with their packing, etc. They are membership based, but I have found it to be worth it for the money you save. If you are interested, check them out:
The link above is a referral link, and I will get some sort of credit for your purchase or sign up, I think. If you aren't comfortable with that, just go to www.greenpolkadotbox.com , and look directly. I don't want you to not go there just because you are afraid I am promoting them just to get referal credits (though I do appreciate the referrals).
Hope you enjoy! Please post your thoughts to follow up on this entry.
#2 Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the recommendation - I just signed up!
#3 Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for the shout-out, Steve! I'm thrilled to hear that you love your membership and orders. Sammi, welcome! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions with your new membership: 877-655-2368.:)
#4 Oct 9, 2013
I thought I would tell you what GPDB did last week. On September 30th the CEO of GPDB, Rod Smith, sent an email to the Founding Trust Membership, stating that the balance of their Reward Points are being converted to the company stocks. Founding Trust Members were those that invested money in GPDB with the agreement that the invested money would be available as Reward Points to use to purchase items at GPDB. Suddenly, overnight, those Reward Points are gone, converted to stock, and are not touchable for a year. As a Founding Trust Member I planned on that initial investment to purchase the health food I wanted for a particular time period. What I was told I could use to buy my food is now not available. I was not asked if I wanted to exchange my points for stock. It was done without my consent.
After expressing my anger to GPDB, their response was:
We understand your disappointment in the changes we are making, but I would like to explain a few things to you. Converting your PolkaDot Points (plus 10%) to shares of stock will enable us to add Living Produce Centers throughout the United States; it will allow us to open up a second distribution center in New York, which will help us get our products to our members faster; we will be able to offer more products at even lower prices. All of these exciting changes are so our members will be able to have organic and non-GMO products that are fresher, delivered faster, and are discounted even further!
I understand their desire to expand, but I am strongly opposed to confiscating the immediate availability of my funds. When signing up for this program, it was mutually agreed how it would function. This is nothing more than the shady business practice called "bait and switch". Lure you in with an appealing offer, and suddenly, over night, change the rules. Very evil, in my opinion.
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