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Special offer for ChrisMartenson.com readers from The Ready Store

Friday, June 24, 2011, 5:50 PM

The first half of this year has seen a surge in interest among our readers for assistance on personal preparations. Some of it is due to the reminder served by the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And some seems to stem from growing concerns of supply shortages that may erupt due to an economic breakdown (perhaps caused by the developing EU banking crisis) and the increasingly visible impact of Peak Oil.

In response, we've reached out to The Ready Store to obtain an exclusive deal for PeakProsperity.com readers. Many of you may recognize The Ready Store as one of the providers linked to from our site's popular What Should I Do? guide (which we strongly recommend you read before taking advantage of this special offer to ensure you purchase what you need most).

This promotion has now ended. Now through the end of day Tuesday, June 28th, our readers will receive a 5% storewide discount on purchases of $200 or more plus a $20 gift card. This promotion has now ended.

To obtain the discount, enter the following coupon code on checkout: AFCM302411

The Ready Store has a wide selection of food and water storage offerings, first-aid kits (including radiation protection tablets), generators and batteries, cooking and lighting gear, as well as many other quality preparedness products. They're also running several price promotions right now that this exclusive CM.com 5% discount will be added on top of.

We hope this comes as a welcome boon to those looking to add to their current preps and increase their personal resiliency to what the future may hold.

And we plan to obtain more of these type of exclusive special offers for our readers in the future, if they're valued by the community here. Let us know in the Comments section below.

cheers,

Adam

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joesxm2011
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I don't mean to be a trouble

I don't mean to be a trouble maker, but I took a look at this store and their front page add for the pinto bean super saver pail was over $100 while the similar product fom Emergency Essentials was $56.

I did not spend a lot of time checking prices but I suggest you do if you are planning on buying something.

I hope that there other stuff is more in line with other suppliers.

Joe

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Unhappy With Service

I ordered the variety case of Mountain House products. The product was more than adequate. It came promptly. Next I ordered three different cases. One case came in about a month, I was billed for all three cases, the other two cases came much later. They said, that is the way on-line billing is practiced. No it is not. My next order was ten cases of #10 cans, six cans to a case. Yes, I understand there is a shortage problem in the Mountain House line of products. Four months later, after numerous calls and emails, a bright young lady solves the problem. If one item is not available, then the entire order is not shipped. She shipped seven of the cases with the other three to come later. Of course I was billed for the entire order. One case came later. I cancelled the last two and received a refund. During this time they wanted to substitute items that cost less but were of equal quality, go figure. Many of their other items I found a bit pricey. I am finished with The Ready Store.

LG

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pinto beans and feedback

thanks for the feedback from both you guys...

interesting info re the pinto beans...they shouldn't cost that much.  you can just go to your local warehouse grocery store and buy them by the large 50lb bag for much less...and they do last a long long time.  we just finished 300 lbs of beans that we bought 5 years ago (we eat a lot of beans).  we never noticed a difference in quality over the years.  and we used no special storage other than keeping them in our basement which stays pretty cool (in the 60's fahrenheit) nearly all the time.  we just emptied the bags into a 5 gallon bucket as needed.  very simple.  very nutritious.  very inexpensive.

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Great for small purchases / non-staples

We found that after much looking around, the Ready Store was not for us for bulk supplies. If interested in much more affordable prices, check out your local "Provident Living" supplier. The Mormon Church (which I am not affiliated) will sell, at cost, to anyone who is willing to pack/can all thier own goods (they'll show you how). Works great for those on a tight budget. Keep in mind that thier variety is not as vast as Mountain House, Survival Acres or Alpine Aire. You can get the staples for cheap and the nice to haves now at a 5% discount.

On that note, thank you for getting your members a discount! Very cool move guys, we appreciate it.

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I'm close friends with the

I'm close friends with the VP of Honeyville Grains.  If there is a certain bulk product people would like to get I'm happy to see what he would work out for us at the CM Community.  By way of note, most, if not all food storage companies get there foods packaged at Honeyville Grains.

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and for Europe

Hi all,

The Ready Store doesn't sell outside USA.... does someone know something like this  in europe?

I have already tested this http://www.macrolibrarsi.it/_sopravvivenza_tempi_difficili.php?pag=1

and the meals are disgusting...:-(

 

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Look at Costco

I got a year supply of various THRIVE brand freeze dried food for four people.  Price was $3,499 devlivered!!

Tough to beat!!  Go to costco.com

BY

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This may sound crazy but I'm

This may sound crazy but I'm close friends with the President/Owner of Thrive which is Shelf Reliance.  I could approach him as well about a promo for CM community.  I'm sure he'd work a special for us all.  By way of note, all thrive product was originally packaged and private labeled by Honeyville Grains.  They just started to run their own food production.  If this is of interest, post comments!  I will get on it!

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Even more choices of THRIVE food
bob y wrote:

I got a year supply of various THRIVE brand freeze dried food for four people.  Price was $3,499 devlivered!!

Tough to beat!!  Go to costco.com

BY

I got an even better deal at www.shelfreliancesanantonio.com You can order exactly what you want or get a package deal. Fast and courteous service.

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The Ready Store will price match

Thanks for the feedback so far. I just spoke with the folks at The Ready Store and have the following to report:

joesxm2011/bob y/Rachel McW: The Ready Store claims stored food pricing is a little tricky, as some competitors attach minimum volume requirements and other constraints to orders, or have quality issues. But that said, they will commit to matching the price of any comparable item its competitors sell on their websites.

Handy Corpse: you may be interested to read my write-up of my recent experience at one of the Provident Living canneries. I agree they're a great source for the staples.

tenbarclay: The Ready Store used to ship to Europe until a few months ago. The European retailing partner they used (whom they liked; the margins just weren't there for them) is a company called iGlobal. I believe iGlobal now works with ShelfReliance to fulfill orders in Europe.

kolcan900: sounds like you're a connected guy! Thanks for the offer.  I'll reach out to you via PM about possibly arranging a CM special offer from your contacts.

All-in-all, it seems there is substantial interest in the community here on receiving special offers when we can line them up with quality preparedness partners. We'll get to work on lining more up. Please let us know of any particular products or merchants you'd like to receive deals on.

cheers,

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Adam, I agree on the tricky

Adam,

I agree on the tricky pricing.  I found what I thought were great prices on #10 cans of dried beans at Internet Grocer but when I called up and got all finished placing my order they surprised me with an $89 UPS shipping charge.  I double checked and UPS really charges that much.

You are right that Emergency Essentials requires 200 pounds when ordering their pails, but they only charge $12 shipping.

If you were to get a discount code from Emergency Essentials that would be nice.

I now think that you are best off packing your own buckets if you have access to the raw food.  I bought some empty buckets, lids, mylar bags and O2 absorbers from EE and some silica gel packets and got some bags of rice and beans.  I found a video on youtube showing how to seal the bags with an aluminum level and an iron.  Things seemed to go well, but I will find out several years from now.

I have not dealt with LDS but that seems a great deal as well.

One thing I learned is that not all buckets and lids match each other.  I got some free buckets from the local restaurant but the EE lids did not fit at all.

Thanks for all of the work you put in on this site.

Joe

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Future reference maybe......
joesxm2011 wrote:

Adam,

I agree on the tricky pricing.  I found what I thought were great prices on #10 cans of dried beans at Internet Grocer but when I called up and got all finished placing my order they surprised me with an $89 UPS shipping charge.  I double checked and UPS really charges that much.

You are right that Emergency Essentials requires 200 pounds when ordering their pails, but they only charge $12 shipping.

If you were to get a discount code from Emergency Essentials that would be nice.

I now think that you are best off packing your own buckets if you have access to the raw food.  I bought some empty buckets, lids, mylar bags and O2 absorbers from EE and some silica gel packets and got some bags of rice and beans.  I found a video on youtube showing how to seal the bags with an aluminum level and an iron.  Things seemed to go well, but I will find out several years from now.

I have not dealt with LDS but that seems a great deal as well.

One thing I learned is that not all buckets and lids match each other.  I got some free buckets from the local restaurant but the EE lids did not fit at all.

Thanks for all of the work you put in on this site.

Joe

Joe -

Not sure if you saw these.  May come in handy if you plan on another long term food storage project.

Food Storage (Execution): http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/successful-food-storage-day-9-familes-4-tons-5-hours-lessons-learned-recommendations/27519

Food Storage (Preparation - lots of great links from many posters in this thread): http://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/emergency-preparation-and-food-storage-info-lowesville-seminar/18845

 

 

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Adam....

Please do check with Kolcan900..... I appreciate the Ready Store opportunity, but I've done a little business with them and found that other suppliers have better deals in a wider variety of supplies.

I don't like trickery. I've learned to make calls and ask lots of questions prior to placing first time orders. After that, I know what to expect.

Rita

 

 

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To Rachel McW
Rachel McW wrote:

I got an even better deal at...

Rachel, in the interest of full disclosure, can you tell us if you are affiliated with the site you are linking to? Thank you.

Poet

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Hi Joe: Thanks for the

Hi Joe:

Thanks for the info.  Not only are the prices better, but I have found the services at the Ready store not to be all that great.

Ernest

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Food Storage Deal

I will approach both Shelf Reliance President and the Vice President of Honeyville grains and see what they will offer us.  I'm sure they would put something together for us all. 

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