Great Service & Great Food
OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- I recently ordered from Omaha Steaks for the first time. I've sent their products as gifts before, but never ordered for myself. Went online with the special offer and code they had mailed me. Within minutes had the order placed (The American Celebration package), entered the code for my discount ($20 off), and all was good.
Within minutes I received email confirmation of my order, and the next day (Saturday) it had shipped. They sent me an email to let me know the tracking info (sent UPS). In that email was a link that took me directly to the UPS tracking site, with my tracking code already entered. Very nice.
The package arrived exactly when it was supposed to. The entire order was neatly packaged, including the free items (additional food and a six-piece cutlery set). As I unloaded the food into our downstairs freezer, I realized that the box it was shipped in was really just a nice, styrofoam cooler, which I can keep to cool things later! (Nice size for a picnic.) Nothing but some plastic to dispose of.
Included in the package were some catalogs, a recipe book with cooking instructions, and even a little "Conversations Starter" thing. The Convo thing was a bunch of small cards with questions on them, like "Where were you when John Lennon was shot?" You use them when you invite your friends over to eat the food you had just ordered!
Tonight I grilled a some of the Steak Burgers and Gormet Franks (HUGE FRANKS!), and I have to say that they were simply delicious. I followed their cooking guidelines, and they came out perfect. I am looking forward to eating the Filet Mignon and Top Sirloins. The stuffed Sole with Scallops & Crabmeat don't appeal to me or my wife, so someone we know is going to get a nice surprise!
All in all, there is enough food for 15 meals (one meal each for me and my wife). When I factor in the discount and the shipping charges, that's about $4.50 per meal. Considering the quality of the food, that's pretty darn inexpensive. (Of course, we need to add the other food to flesh out the entire meal; this is just for the main course.)
I will definitely order from Omaha Steaks again. Looks like they have breakfast foods as well, so I may start experimenting with a little bit of everything. Not one blip in my entire experience with this company.