FAQs

LOCATION

Where are you located?

Calgary, Alberta – CANADA

SHIPPING/DELIVERY

Where do you ship?

Currently, we ship to customers residing in Canada from coast to coast – you name the province, city, town, or hamlet. See you soon USA!

How long does it take to receive my products once ordered/shipped?

We strive to provide a quick turnaround for you to receive your product once it has been purchased. Typically, shipments will arrive within 1-7 business days from the ordered date. For Ontario and provinces further east it can take up to 10 days. If any shipment takes longer than shared above there is a reason for it and we'll be sure to always communicate transparently as to why. For those residing within Calgary and surrounding areas, typically you’ll receive your product within 2 days and in some cases, on the same day.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping costs are our least favourite costs, but we’re here to minimize this. Typically, shipping costs range from $15-$25 (or much more) depending on your order size due to the weight and dimension of packages, and where you are located. We want to help reduce your shipping cost and that is why we set a $10 flat rate for those residing in Calgary and $15 for many cities/provinces outside of Calgary. For those living in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon and Northwest Territories it is a flat fee of $20. We are continually looking at additional ways to reduce shipping costs, while at the same time getting the product to you even quicker.

Please note:

*Local shipping/delivery costs in Calgary, we charge a $10 delivery fee. We have partnered with a local delivery service company to occasionally fulfill the delivery of your order. Sometimes on select days we will travel to other towns/cities and do deliveries for a nominal fee within Alberta. When delivering locally we use oxo-biodegradable bags which are the latest in enviro-friendly packaging. Oxo-biodegradable bags are made from 100% degradable plastics that will biodegrade over time once discarded (in landfill sites or inadvertently littered in nature). In some cases, depending on the size of the product we may opt to use a shipping box.

 

For my order, do you suggest that I order a minimum amount of items?

We like this question, and we want to be very transparent with you. Shipping is not necessarily inexpensive as alluded to above. For the best bang for your buck, and to maximize your order, we suggest medium to large size orders (for example: two 4 or 6 packs of the same or different brands or our variety/mixed package bundles). We suggest this not just for the product to be around longer for you to enjoy, but also, so you don’t have to keep making individual orders and incurring multiple shipment costs for each order.

For the craft beer cans, if you’re interested in trying various options, use our custom order services and we can bundle several individual products. Alternately, you can view our mixed-themed packages that offer a great bundled rate and allows you to sample various brands.

NOT WASTED & THE NA CULTURE

Why Not Wasted?

Not Wasted is an online retailer and curator of high-quality non-alcoholic beverages including craft beer, spirits and other drinking alternatives, including sodas, ready to drink mocktails and wine – from suppliers worldwide.

Life is to be enjoyed, not wasted. Our tagline speaks for itself. Not Wasted advocates for a balanced lifestyle while optimizing your health and productivity, while enjoying the beverages you like so much without the taste profile being comprised. We continually seek out new partnerships and want to be the first to the market with product that is not readily available.

Several of our benefits include our loyalty rewards program, subscription to receive product continually (on select products), our newsletter communication featuring unique products offered/updates, our educational component and more. 

What is the alcohol content of your drinks?

All our beverages are considered "alcohol free" - anywhere from 0.0% to 0.5%. Fun fact: Did you know ripe bananas can contain up to 0.5% ABV (alcohol by volume)?

What are the benefits of drinking non-alcoholic beverages, such as craft beer?

Well, the best benefit here is simply…no hangovers! There are a multitude of reasons to why this is positive, including better sleep, less stress and anxiety, no headaches, and no lack of energy. Overall, it improves your cardiovascular health and can rehydrate your body. Additionally, in most non-alcoholic drinks the carbohydrates and calories are low. With no high alcohol content this reduces your risk for heart disease, cancer or other health illnesses. Other benefits: more energy, more productivity…where you don’t waste your mornings, days or nights.

Why should I drink non-alcoholic drinks?

Sober curious? Health conscious? Want better sleep? Want to be more productive? You will be surprised with the taste profile advancements and the options available within this beverage category as of late. It is incredible to learn how many people have eliminated or heavily reduced their alcohol consumption based on the great tasting products available on the market today.

Who is "Not Wasted" for and who are non-alcoholic beverages for?

Movers and shakers, entrepreneurs, business owners, career-focused individuals, hikers, campers, walkers, dog walkers, rock climbers, runners, trail runners, kayakers, skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, road cyclists, mountain bikers, snowshoers, boxers, fitness buffs, scuba divers, fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, hockey players, soccer stars, athletes, travellers, carpenters, tradesmen, motorcyclists, boaters, sailors, teachers, photographers, parents, mothers and fathers, doctors, nurses, early-risers and achievers! The list goes on...

Over the last couples years there has been a rise in drinking non-alcoholic beverages for many reasons. A prime focus has been due to people focusing on their health and well-being, along with more companies popping up dedicated to providing non-alcoholic craft beer (as well as non-alcoholic spirits, wines, sodas and more). The best part is that the taste of these drinks are no longer compromised! There are even well recognized, large beer manufacturing companies, now introducing non-alcoholic options due to this trend.

I’m pregnant – can I consume your non-alcoholic drinks?

Great question, and can be a debatable one. Although our non-alcoholic beverages offered are “alcohol free”, there is technically 0.5% ABV (alcohol by volume) in many products we sell, but we do have many products with 0.0% ABV. In any case, we do suggest contacting your doctor for their professional opinion to err on the side of caution, but we do know of many customers who drink these non-alcoholic products confidently. 

THE PRODUCT

How long does the product last?

Depending on the product, the shelf-life can be anywhere from 8 months to 2 years. We suggest carefully looking at the product to confirm when it expires. On some of the cans/bottles it will identify how long the product is good for once it has been opened. But I think we can all agree, once you order and receive your product(s), you'll be enjoying it quickly.

I’m not familiar with non-alcoholic (or no to low) beverages, nor what I might enjoy. What do you suggest I order?

We like this question. All the products we curate are high-quality non-alcoholic beverage options, ranging from craft beer to spirits to wine and sodas. Everyone’s taste palates are different, but we’ve made sure we’ve selected product that can accommodate each customers interests. We suggest carefully reading through the product profile to have a better understanding and also to read the reviews on the products where available. If you’re still lost in terms of making a decision, send us an email and we’d be happy to offer our suggestions based on your preferences! (hello@notwasted.ca)

Some of your products are sold out or coming soon – how can I be notified of these products when in stock?

With some product being popular and some product on it’s way, we will continue to be diligent managing the inventory so it is readily available.

To be notified when inventory is in stock, go to the product of interest and you will see a section that will say “want to be notified once this product is available?” then add in your email address and we’ll send you an email as soon as we have this particular product on the online store. It will be first come first served once we have it in stock. If you want to buy the product in advance, although it is not available, and don’t want to miss out on getting it when it is released, send us an email and we can do a pre-purchase order.

I don't see the beverage/product I want to buy, can you still sell it to me?

We can - depending on the item of course. We do have contacts with various partners that may have access to what you are looking for. We are always thirsty for new vendor partnerships and will continue to grow our portfolio of high-quality products to feature on our site. 

WHOLESALE & PARTNERSHIPS

Do you have wholesale rates for large quantity orders?

Absolutely! Contact us at hello@notwasted.ca

I want to work with you. How can we work together? 

We are always open to forming strategic alliances or ways to further expand Not Wasted’s brand and our product offerings, while making it a mutually beneficial partnership. Contact us, let’s talk!