Now here’s something I can really get behind: a free snack. At the MaxDelivery/Billy’s Bakery social the other night, Max’s Wynne Lo told me about the company’s new Super Max Snack promotion. All you have to do is send a text message to MaxDelivery (which is based on White Street) between noon and 5 or 6 p.m., and they’ll send over a free snack pack filled with something to drink, something healthy—such as a piece of fruit—and something less healthy. “It’s a pick me up,” she said. So last week I texted at 5:03 p.m. (the info on where and what to SMS is here), and I immediately received a “success” message, followed by another message saying my snack would arrive by 5:24 p.m. At 5:16, another message said the delivery time was not estimated to be 5:30, but that may have just been to manage my expectations because my buzzer rang at 5:22. And when MaxDelivery says “free snack,” they mean it: The delivery guy even insisted on no tip. [Update: I’ve since learned that the promotion is available seven days a week, that you can get two per person (one for you and one for a friend), and it’s currently slated to run through the end of the month but may be extended through August. Update #2: Delivery range is anywhere below 34th St. on the west side and 26th St. on the east side.]
So what did I get?