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Groceries Delivered to my Doorstep

I have a friend who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome who rarely goes to the grocery store anymore. He uses a weekly local grocery delivering service and loves it! He is convinced that the prices pretty much even out, so I thought I’d give it a try. The first step was setting up an account online and seeing which days were available to get delivery to my house.

Then the shopping began! At first it was very frustrating. It took awhile (like, the whole order) to get used to the user interface. I kept ending up searching for noodles in the fruit department and things like that. About half way through my order I realized the shopping process would’ve been much easier using a traditional mouse than my laptop keyboard. The nice thing is, the next time I place an order I can choose items from my recently purchased list. This will makes shopping A LOT easier!

When the food arrived it was left at my doorstep (as it should’ve been). The grocery delivery service says your order will be quietly left, without disturbing you. I’m a light sleeper and was up as soon as the truck parked outside my home though. The food was delivered in thermally lined reusable grocery bags and tubs. The frozen items had little bags of dry ice inside to keep them cool. The coolest part of unpacking the groceries was finding out that I was given a free small, floral bouquet to thank us for our first order!

I ordered all types of items (frozen, pantry, refrigerated) and they all came in good shape. The vegetables and fruits were fresh, everything was kept at good temperatures, the eggs weren’t broken and the cans weren’t dented. The ONLY thing I was slightly unhappy with that the bananas were more bruised than I would buy. My overall experience was positive, especially since I had an offer for 1 month free delivery (there is usually a fee) from our friend who uses the service. By ordering weekly I’d easily spend enough to get free delivery normally anyway. It did take longer than I thought to place my order (probably half as long as actually going to the grocery store), but I’ll see if that shortens as I use it more. Either way, this service would GREATLY help during a flare-up or times where it hurt to bend, push a grocery cart or drive!

The service ended up sounding even better when I added up the costs of the items I ordered online and the cost of the exact same items from a local Kroger family grocery store. Turns out I saved $9.29 ordering online and that doesn’t even take into consideration the promotion code I had for 10% off my online order! Sounds like grocery delivery is the way for me to go! I’ll do another price check later on to make sure it is still a savings.

Have you ever used a grocery delivery service?


A sample of how our order looked


Comment from Susie
Time February 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

What is the name of the service or does each store that delivers use their own people? Which store did you use? Do you know where I might be able to find out which stores do the home delivery?
Thanks SO much for the suggestion! :-)


Comment from Sue
Time February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

What is the name of the site that delivers groceries?


Comment from Lizze
Time February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Wow! It’s cool that everything worked out so well for you. I’m envious of your service; we don’t even have one in my area.


Comment from Steph
Time February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I have the same questions as the ladies above. Just want to know if we have something here local. It would help me out sooo much.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

I just use a local grocery delivery service, but there are many larger places that offer these services –,,,,, Of course, for dry goods, has many options. I’d suggest checking with your local grocery stores to see if they have any programs to aid in the grocery shopping process.

If you find out grocery delivery services I haven’t mentioned, please feel free to add a comment with the store/website name!


Comment from Sheila
Time February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

We have a service like that, only they bring the bags in your home right to the kitchen. It’s call PeaPod. A service of Stop & Shop.


Comment from Chris
Time February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes, I have used a grocery service and on the whole, they are worth every penny. It saved me the steps and it saved me the energy to do something I really needed to do more.


Comment from Alice
Time March 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

I use Safeway in Phoenix, AZ. Wonderful because they bring the order to the kitchen and even put the heavy bottles in my fridge. Love it!


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks for sharing your experience with Safeway delivery, Alice! I didn’t realize that Safeway was one of the ones who would help bring the groceries into the kitchen.


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