What’s the Deal with Shipping for Ice Age Meals?

by Jessica Timmons October 02, 2016

What’s the Deal with Shipping for Ice Age Meals?

Let’s say you’re checking out Ice Age Meals for the first time. Maybe you saw us on "Shark Tank" the other night, or we popped up in your social media. You decide you definitely have to try the butternut squash lasagna and the ribs and you add them to your cart. When you’re ready to check out, you calculate shipping rates to your, let’s say, Iowa address, and boom: $29.99 for shipping on a $21.98 order! What gives?

Shipping perishables – especially frozen ones – isn’t like shipping a pair of shoes. We can't just throw your meals in a box and send them on their merry way. Not only are we packing your Ice Age Meals with serious care so they arrive in perfect condition, we have to factor for things like insulation and refrigerants to keep them icy. We pack all of our meals in a reusable cooler with dry ice, and then we use expedited shipping to get your order from our freezer to you in two days. That automatically bumps up the price of shipping. But here's the good news - when you order 14 meals, your order ships free. Easy, right?

It’s when you’re easing yourself into Ice Age Meals instead of diving in whole hog that the price of shipping gets a little painful. We haven’t ramped up to international service yet, so for now, we have four shipping zones in the USA:

  • If you’re in Zone 1, shipping fewer than 14 meals will cost $19.99.
  • If you’re in Zone 2, shipping fewer than 14 meals will cost $29.99.
  • If you’re in Zone 3, shipping fewer than 14 meals will cost $39.99.
  • If you’re in Zone 4 – that’s Hawaii and Alaska – shipping fewer than 14 meals will cost $79.99. Ouch!

Fourteen meals fit perfectly into our smallest box. It’s in everyone’s best interest - yours, ours, Mother Earth's - to fill boxes completely before shipping them around the country, and that’s the rationale for our 14-meal minimum to earn free shipping.

It makes no sense to spend more on shipping than on the meals themselves. Check out what people are saying about Ice Age Meals, and then take the plunge on a full order. You’ll get a bunch of great meals, and we’ll pay the cost of shipping. That’s a win-win all the way around.

You can find more details about our shipping process and rates under the shipping section in our frequently asked questions. Still have questions? Use the contact form on the lower right of your screen and fire away.

Jessica Timmons
Jessica Timmons