Hi Lisa - these are shipped shelf-stable / fresh (not refrigerated). We do, however, include some gel packs into the packages going to the regions with high temperatures (i.e. TX, FL, CA, AZ, etc.). These aren't really necessary to keep the product in tact, but given the high temperatures in some of the states, we include gel packs just so the cookies don't melt and potentially get ruined. Please note that the gel packs will most likely melt by the time the package is delivered to you, but that shouldn't in any way compromise the product. Even if the product arrives at the room temperature, it's fine to consume it. As far as the expiration date, this Groupon expires tomorrow (Monday). With this deal you are not buying the voucher that you redeem on our website - you are purchasing the actual product that will ship to you as soon as this promotion is over (i.e. earlier this week).
Oct 14, 2012