I remember years ago hearing about grocery delivery services, I thought that was a luxury for the affluent, and I would probably never use it. There has been more services similar popping up in recent years. It’s no longer a luxury, in my opinion, but a necessity in today’s busy world.
Walmart Pick up
I first used the Walmart pick up service. I liked being able to literally just go off of a shopping list without any impulse buying in the store. The bonus with shopping at Walmart is that they carry everything! You can choose anything from batteries to Cheetos! It is really nice to order on the app and pull up to the pick-up area and they load your car.
Then I tried Instacart, which delivers the groceries to your door. Living in Wisconsin you never know what to expect when it comes to weather, so this is a great service to have especially in the harsh winter months. I had the best shopping experience! The lady who did my shopping was extremely helpful. She sent me messages via the Instacart app to make sure substitutions were acceptable and to ask if I wanted 2 cartons of ice cream, since it was buy one get one free, the answer is always yes! She also wrote a card thanking me for my order and put my receipt in it. I appreciated that she not only took the time to write a hand written note, but my receipt was readily available.
Would I use either one of these services again? This is certainly a time saver for me and my family, so most definitely! I am patiently waiting for Instacart to offer shopping at Aldi as one of the stores. The app says it is happening soon and I cannot wait.
Aldi and Trader Joe’s
I live in an area where there aren’t any Trader Joe’s around and Aldi has certainly upped their game in the last couple of years. I read an article (https://www.aldireviewer.com/2017/12/21/aldi-trader-joes-related/ ) a while back which explains the relationship between the two stores. They basically have the same chocolate too, which is so delicious. So far, you realize that I like ice cream and chocolate LOL!
Have you used a grocery pick up or delivery service before? Let us know how your experience was in the comments.