When considering this whole batch cooking endeavor, it had more to do with time saving than budgeting. Obviously the process has proven to be very budget friendly as well as efficient. I was on my way home the other day and saw a van for Everything Wine with the words, “We Deliver” What? Wine to my front door? There had to be a catch. There was of course a minimum spend of $200 for free wine delivery, you could order less, there would simply be a delivery charge.
Then I had a thought, could I have my groceries delivered? Was it possible to save more time? If so would it be worth it? This is how I started researching different grocery stores who would deliver to my home. The past few weeks I have been doing a larger grocery shop, which meant more time planning, driving, and shopping. What if I could do everything from the comfort of my own home, saving time and money? This seems too easy, there has to be a catch.
Here were my findings when I looked into grocery stores in my area that deliver. If you are looking in your area I would suggest first checking out your favorite grocery store and if they don’t deliver search other grocery stores in your area, then check their website.
Save On Foods – The site was really easy to navigate, they list all in store items and you can make notes to your personal shopper like, “I want green bananas”. $7.95 Weekly 8am to 6pm, $6.95 Weekly 6pm to 8pm, $4.95 8pm to 10pm. If you place your order prior to 10pm, your groceries will be delivered the next day. Pick up option is always free and can be placed same day. **Note: Save On offers your first delivery free.
Thrifty’s – This site was also easy to navigate and search items online. On the side bar it would show your store, total cost and notes. I searched my postal code and the delivery fee was $3, since this grocery store is in close proximity to us, plus the $4.95 assembly fee. Pick up at the store was an option but there is a $4.95 assembly fee.
Superstore – Although they do not offer delivery, you can place an order for pick up, and the minimum order is $30. A free of charge service that allows you to shop online and simply pick up your items in store. For people looking to add bulk items to their shopping list, I wanted to offer this as an option.
Now although the cost is low, think of the time savings! For me to go to our local grocery store is probably 20 minutes or more driving roundtrip plus an hour at the store shopping. I will now get that hour and half back! What?
I am beyond excited to test out the process and update you as to whether or not this was an easy service to use. From my initial investigation, all sites were easy to manage, I could clearly see the different products, search specific items and now that I have a log in my previous items are saved so it will be simply to add them to the cart.
In terms of budgeting this is going to make the process even easier as I won’t be distracted by sales or clothing or magazines when in the store, I will have my weekly plan ready with a list and will be forced to stick with it!
At this moment the time plus money saving seems like a win win.
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