Thursday, May 26, 2016

Best. Idea. Ever.

My friend Heather told me about a new initiative at Superstore whereby you can do all your grocery shopping online all you have to do is drive up and shove it in your car.

Where was this when my kids were little and shopping was the most painful hour ever??

I tried it out this morning and it is the bees knees.  Initially I thought it would be overwhelming trying to find everything I usually buy, but it's pretty well organized.  They have the usual categories obviously, but then you can search for items by brand and whatnot.

As I was setting up my account, it asked for my PC plus card (rewards card).  I punched that in and all of my purchase history came up.

All I had to do was go through that list and hit, "Add to Cart".  I can't even tell you how excited I am about this.  I was able to check my pantry and see if I had things before I ordered them, was able to stay on budget, was able to open recipe books and order all the ingredients to things needed.

They will text you updates to your order, i.e. if something was out of stock etc.  You can also ask that they replace it with a similar item.

This is all that and a bag of chips.  The cost for this?  Ready?  $3.  THREE DOLLARS.

I was planning on going grocery shopping this weekend, but Brad will be gone to the cabin, so I made the pickup date to Monday between 3-5pm.  Brad can swing by on his way home.  All you do is drive up to the pick up area, text them that you are there and helpful grocery elves will bring it out to you.  AND - I was able to pay debit.

With us only rocking one vehicle, this is great because Brad can stop and get groceries in the span of 15 minutes on his way home from work, saving me from having to do it on the weekends when the stores are mental.

Some people may be reluctant to go this route, but it's not really a new concept.  Back in the early 1900's grocers delivered their wares to customers home and there was a real personal element to it as grocers knew what their customers really liked.  That won't be the case here as I'm quite sure I am not going to be on a first name basis with the dude loading my groceries, but you know... same ballpark idea.

So yeah, this is happening. Grocery shopping in the Hargreaves house just got a major overhaul.


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