This is not your typical Figuring Out 40 blog post about midlife. But I’ve reached a point where I have to work smarter not harder. This Sunday, I did my family’s shopping at THREE DIFFERENT STORES.
1. My first stop was to go to Aldi for some produce that was on sale. Almost everything I wanted was out of stock.
2. Then I stopped at CVS for some for toilet tissue and Diet Coke since I had $5 reward bucks coupon.
3. Finally, I ended up at Kroger for the bulk of my family’s groceries. The store was packed. There was no one to bag my groceries besides me and the cashier. I was a bit pissed, even though I’ve been a devoted Kroger shopper since I moved to the south in 2002. I love my Kroger fuel points and even stuck with shopping there when Kroger got rid of double coupons.
I’ve been thinking about a grocery delivery service or other delivery services for awhile. It’s just that I could not justify the price of certain things. I love to save with my coupons, as well as select my own produce. But Sunday, I become officially fed up with scouring for sales, clipping coupons, using mobile coupons, then lugging groceries up a flight of stairs.
If I at least had a grocery delivery service that I could rely on for the bulk of my groceries, I’d get back three to four hours of my life each week. Those are hours I can use to work with more social media management clients and save time because since I wouldn’t be leaving our home as much.
Grocery Delivery Services
I’ve noticed a few of my blogging buddies are using Instacart and you can get a $10 credit by using my affiliate link. The service allows you to shop locally at your favorite stores, like Kroger using the Instacart app and a personal shopper. Try a 30 day free trial, then decide if you’d like to upgrade to the $99 a year fee.
My friend Brittany is a fan of Fresh Harvest, an Atlanta-area company where you get weekly or bi-weekly deliveries of fresh produce in baskets. Prices range from $29 to $73 depending on which fruit or veggie box you’d select.
Household Delivery Service
I’m a huge fan of the Target Red Card with its 5% off savings, as well as being able to use the Target Cartwheel App, plus free shipping for on deliveries. CVS and Walgreens also have online shopping and delivery.
As we consider getting rid of cable to cut our monthly expenses, I’ve also considered upgrading to Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom for $99. The annual fee covers two-day shipping and access to video viewing.
Talk back to me in the comments: Do you buy the bulk of your family’s groceries and household products in-person or online? What’s your favorite grocery delivery service?
Subscribe to my bi-monthly e-newsletter and I’ll update you on any reviews I do on grocery delivery services. I’ll reach out to a few brands this month.
I’ve had it up to HERE with going to the grocery store. I’m not saying I will never do it but it’s those trips are going to become less frequent.
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