home delivery from SAQ
I've been thinking about getting some wine delivered to my door, since it is more efficient than say going through 8 different outlets or the burbs to get the wines I would like to try and usually there is some promotion to offset the delivery charges; however I have a concern: The weather is getting cooler, so this is becoming less of an issue, but do they use temperature controlled vehicles, or do wines sit on a hot truck and almost boil for the whole day before they are delivered? Has anyone have good/bad experience with this service?
As others have said, it is indeed Canada Post. I've done this a few times and never had any trouble, but do follow a couple of rules:
- no orders between May and September
- try to time order to avoid having the parcel spend a weekend in a postal station -- this means not ordering Wednesday/Thursday, maybe Friday morning too.
I'm not sure I was always successful with the second rule, but it worked out fine anyway.
Another thing: if you're planning to spend a fair bit of money, inform yourself about the date of the next promo. Even when the main in-store promo doesn't apply to web orders, there's usually something similar for the website a few days before or after the in-store version.
Apparently there's $10 off every $100 coming up in two weeks (note, does not apply to fractions -- spend $150 and you'll still only get $10 off), so expect the same or similar around that time on the website. (Lately the web versions have been less enticing than in-store, though.)