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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:12 PM

 

TEXAS Seniors 60+: HEB phone orders delivery now available

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Get in your food order 9am - 1pm, seven days a week.

You can also place orders on the Favor website, favordelivery.com/senior, or on the Favor app by searching for HEB

Catch: There's a maximum limit of 25 items. There's also a required $10 driver tip. All other delivery and service fees are waived, at least for the first 30 days.

For those who don't want to deal with trying to shop and risk getting sick, this could be an option.

More information here:

https://newsroom.heb.com/h-e-b-launches-community-care-efforts-across-the-state-to-assist-our-most-vulnerable-neighbors/

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Reply TEXAS Seniors 60+: HEB phone orders delivery now available (Original post)
Aquaria Mar 2020 OP
jberryhill Mar 2020 #1
Aquaria Mar 2020 #11
northoftheborder Mar 2020 #2
jberryhill Mar 2020 #3
northoftheborder Mar 2020 #4
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2020 #6
jberryhill Mar 2020 #8
Aquaria Mar 2020 #13
Luz Mar 2020 #14
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2020 #15
jberryhill Mar 2020 #17
dalton99a Mar 2020 #12
CousinIT Mar 2020 #5
ananda Mar 2020 #7
sinkingfeeling Mar 2020 #9
Aquaria Mar 2020 #10
sinkingfeeling Mar 2020 #16
jberryhill Mar 2020 #18

Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:16 PM

1. Spoiler Alert - I think this is a grocery store in Texas

 


I guess "HEB" means something to a population located somewhere.

I get the feeling they are not delivering to the Philadelphia area, or anywhere near the vast majority of persons saying, "WTF is HEB?"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:24 AM

11. I've posted several things about HEB here.

 

But I'll put Texas in the title, to assuage your dashed hopes. How horrible of me to be in a bit of a hurry, but trying to get the word out, too.

Capital offense!

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:18 PM

2. Yes - large grocery chain in Texas!

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:23 PM

3. Dang. I was hoping it was the Haute Ecole de Bruxelles

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 07:25 PM

4. Heh!

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:23 PM

6. Privately owned by the Butt family

They give their employees stock in the company and gave them a $2 an hour raise for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:29 PM

8. Is that Bertha's family

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 03:08 AM

13. Do you have anything positive to say

 

About anyone? Or only bilious sniping?

HEB is a good company. Perfect, no, but a good community partner. They give 5% of their pre-tax profits to charity. They have ongoing book drives to encourage children to read. Whenever there's a disaster, they help raise money for assistance, and round up employees all over the state to help deliver donated goods. They don't force any employee to go. They accept volunteers for those programs, and HEB employees step up.

The Butts are also not horrible people. The company was started by a widow with five children in a podunk town in the Hill Country (Kerrville), all the way back in 1905. Her son Howard E, whom the company is now named after, later took charge and started making it into the thriving chain it is.

The current head of the company, Mrs. Butt's grandson, Charles, started out bagging groceries for the company, like his father before him. Charles is a driving force behind the charitable giving, the book drive, and--oh yeah--making his store a leader in offering healthy products under his store brand. Which are as good or better in most cases than the national brands.

HEB also gives its employees "partner perks," which is a 10% discount on store brand items, including meat--before any sales prices. Also through the perks program, employees get freebie items to try out, because guess what? They're the best advertising he could ask for in convincing customers to try new products. My husband and I routinely get at least $400-500 a year in savings on our food purchases, thanks to the perks program. When the hubby was first with the company, way back when dirt was young, that was the equivalent of an extra week's pay, every single year. Did I mention we also get a 20% discount during Thanksgiving week, and a free turkey every year, too? Well, now you know.

In addition, HEB offers a company-owned clinic for GP care, with very low or even no co-pays (depending on your income) to all of its employees and their families. Through the clinic, I also get free or low co-pay access to a nutritionist to help me control my diet and to a physical therapist if I get injured. The company has an additional managed care program for those with major chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, hypertension or heart disease. This program lets me get my diabetic medications, testing equipment, lancets and even test strips for $0 co-pay, or for a substantial reduction in cost for non-generic medications. All I have to do to get that is to do what I should (and would) anyway: Make the effort to see my doctor on a regular basis and to do my part to get as healthy as I can be by staying on top of my blood sugar. Someone from the CCP gives me a call to check in with how my A1C is doing. If it's below 7, then I only have to check in once a year; otherwise, it's quarterly.

Every year, they give employees discounts on their health insurance if they get a physical every year, and if they quit smoking.

Someone up thread mentioned the stock option program that they have now, and the $2/hour bonus pay during the COVID-19 situation.

Not many companies do all of that for their employees, customers or community. HEB does. Because Charles isn't an idiot about how to create fiercely loyal customers and employees. He is why HEB routinely comes in at or near the top of lists for the best grocery store chain in the country, year after year. He's a good person, for a CEO. Maybe you think it makes you look cute or clever for comparing him or his family to Neanderthals, but, in reality, it only makes you look ignorant. About the Butts, and about Neanderthals.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 05:31 AM

14. Thank you. I've been greatly impressed with HEB. Every

time texas needs help, they show up with supplies.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 06:40 AM

15. Love HEB. Lived in San Antonio for 20 yrs. Son still there.

HEB is an awesome grocery chain.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:46 AM

17. An old music reference is "bilious sniping"?

 

I liked that record.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:27 AM

12. HEB is a great company and good corporate citizen


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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:20 PM

5. I see many groceries doing this for seniors. At least two of my local grocers.

A couple local grocers here have reserved early mornings for senior shoppers only and express pickup on certain days or times for seniors - waving the usual fee for now.

They do delivery too but outsource it to some Uber-style company which is hardly staffed right now so they often cancel deliveries - however they've cut their delivery fees in half for seniors too.

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:28 PM

7. Thank you.

My HEB is just 6 blocks from here.

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Response to Aquaria (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:33 PM

9. Bet they won't deliver to me in NW Arkansas.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 02:23 AM

10. I bet they won't, either

 

But then whatever chain you have locally probably won't deliver to me.

That's why I included the policy page link, for further information. I didn't think I had to spell out every damned detail of it in a post on a political site.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:59 AM

16. I was trying for humor.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:47 AM

18. Someone is a little tightly wrapped

 

Your comment actually kicked the thread for folks who may have missed it, but someone is having a tough time tonight.

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