Groceries delivered? Yes, please.
Note: This is not a sponsored post. This is my opinion and I paid for my own groceries.
Here’s the thing. Frank and I both hate the grocery store. There’s nothing about grocery shopping that we like so, we have both been avoiding it like the plague. Which means, the fridge and cabinets are pretty empty and we’ve been eating a lot of crap for a month or few. Then, it hit me, we could have our groceries delivered. After researching with a few people who have used it and checking out their website, we placed our first order. Easy peasy. Place the order, enter coupon code for free delivery, tweak the order a bit before the cutoff, then wait.
The other reason I think this will work for us is this: We both work full time and Frank is still in school. I also volunteer as the PR Chair and am a member of the local AFWA chapter. We’re busy. I hate spending my weekend running around to all the stores, so if we can eliminate one, we could do those other trips during the week and spend more time together doing the fun stuff on the weekend. By the time we meal plan, cut coupons, make a list and go to the store, it becomes a FOUR hour process. With Peapod, we still meal plan, cut coupons, make the list but then just shop online. I think this gives us the opportunity to really make sure we stick to the list which in turn will lead to better budgeting.
We chose their ETA which means they tell us when they will deliver any time between 7am and 1pm. After the order was placed, they told us it would be delivered between 7:50 and 9:50. I set my alarm to wake up at 7:30 so I would be ready and I’m glad I did because Sydney wasn’t even awake yet. They were at my door at 7:40 to deliver. Groceries to my door shortly after my first sip of coffee, before a shower, before breakfast. I could get used to this.
There are a few downfalls. Two of the eggs were broken. Some of the items are more expensive than in store, but if you do this every week, you could really shop the specials and use coupons – which they take with them when they deliver. There is a delivery fee and you should really tip the driver.
For us, I think this will really be worth it. I’ve heard they run specials on delivery fees and by choosing their ETA option you save a few bucks. In the end, I think our sanity will be worth the few extra dollars we spend.