I have been using the Target App for years but this past year I\"ve been using their drive up service. Curbside pickup has become the new thing due to the current Pandemic but the stores should have always offered this service. When you have a child that\"s in a car seat or even multiple small children,  it\"s a hassle to get out of the car to grab one or two items. It\"s so convenient when i can just jump in the car and run down the street to pickup my items really quick. No long lines, no contact and no waiting.  

I\"ve purchased a variety of items from Target Drive Up such as furniture (yes, I\"ve purchased a chair, table, lamps and a dresser), clothes, personal hygiene items, snacks, fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. There\"s no minimum purchase required and if the item is no longer in stock when they get your order ready, then you will be refunded for that item. The items are guaranteed to be ready within 2 hours. Its typically ready sooner than that. 

You drive up, park in the designated Drive Up area that is marked with large signs. Then and the app notifies the store that you are outside. You can then select what type of car you are in and what color the car is. They will bring your order to the car and hand it to you, place it in the backseat or in the trunk. Whichever works best for you. It\"s so convenient and I use it at least twice a week. I also tell everyone else about it. They need to offer a referral program like Walmart does. LOL









Target Drive Up Service


I have been using the Target App for years but this past year I\"ve been using their drive up service. Curbside pickup has become the new thing due to the current Pandemic but the stores should have always offered this service. When you have a child that\"s in a car seat or even multiple small children,  it\"s a hassle to get out of the car to grab one or two items. It\"s so convenient when i can just jump in the car and run down the street to pickup my items really quick. No long lines, no contact and no waiting.  

I\"ve purchased a variety of items from Target Drive Up such as furniture (yes, I\"ve purchased a chair, table, lamps and a dresser), clothes, personal hygiene items, snacks, fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. There\"s no minimum purchase required and if the item is no longer in stock when they get your order ready, then you will be refunded for that item. The items are guaranteed to be ready within 2 hours. Its typically ready sooner than that. 

You drive up, park in the designated Drive Up area that is marked with large signs. Then and the app notifies the store that you are outside. You can then select what type of car you are in and what color the car is. They will bring your order to the car and hand it to you, place it in the backseat or in the trunk. Whichever works best for you. It\"s so convenient and I use it at least twice a week. I also tell everyone else about it. They need to offer a referral program like Walmart does. LOL










The Pandemic has had a lot of us stuck in the house. My family enjoys being outdoor while keeping our distance from others. What better place to go than the local Zoo. It's outside and there's a ton of space. Some Zoos allow you to bring your own food and drinks as well. Jacksonville Zoo is one of them. This is a plus because it saves money and it's one less person to interact with.

The Jacksonville zoo has some great exhibits. We are members and we go at least once a month. The membership for a family was $145 plus they gave a military discount a well. I do not recall how much that was. Maybe about $10 off. Due to social distancing, you have to Make a reservation in advance. You can do this online or you can do it when you arrive at the zoo as well. Online would be faster and it would guarantee your admittance to the zoo. If you wait till you get to the zoo, they could be at capacity.

During this visit we decided to purchase the total experience wristband for $8 per person. It includes 4d Theater, unlimited train, unlimited carousel rides and animal feedings. 

Due to staffing, the train ride was departing every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. My son loves the narrated train ride. They left every other row of seats empty and cleaned the rows that were sat in after people exited the train. It takes an extra few minutes but it's worth the wait. They are trying to keep everything sanitized and they did a great job at that.

We decided to only feed one animal and it was the Giraffe. Luckily the zoo was empty and there was literally no line so we were able to enjoy feeding the giraffes while learning about them as well. This was a one of a kind experience. 

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens


The Pandemic has had a lot of us stuck in the house. My family enjoys being outdoor while keeping our distance from others. What better place to go than the local Zoo. It's outside and there's a ton of space. Some Zoos allow you to bring your own food and drinks as well. Jacksonville Zoo is one of them. This is a plus because it saves money and it's one less person to interact with.

The Jacksonville zoo has some great exhibits. We are members and we go at least once a month. The membership for a family was $145 plus they gave a military discount a well. I do not recall how much that was. Maybe about $10 off. Due to social distancing, you have to Make a reservation in advance. You can do this online or you can do it when you arrive at the zoo as well. Online would be faster and it would guarantee your admittance to the zoo. If you wait till you get to the zoo, they could be at capacity.

During this visit we decided to purchase the total experience wristband for $8 per person. It includes 4d Theater, unlimited train, unlimited carousel rides and animal feedings. 

Due to staffing, the train ride was departing every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. My son loves the narrated train ride. They left every other row of seats empty and cleaned the rows that were sat in after people exited the train. It takes an extra few minutes but it's worth the wait. They are trying to keep everything sanitized and they did a great job at that.

We decided to only feed one animal and it was the Giraffe. Luckily the zoo was empty and there was literally no line so we were able to enjoy feeding the giraffes while learning about them as well. This was a one of a kind experience. 

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