Friday, June 17, 2016

Click and Connect - the Sequel

Despite the fact that my last venture into the murky world of online grocery shopping was a colossal f*ck up of epic proportions, I was not ready to give up.

Take 2 was this week.  You can keep an order ongoing, i.e keep things in your cart without actually submitting the order, which is super handy.  Over the course of the week, I added things to my cart as they came up.  I was running low on dish soap so I added it in etc.  Plus, I was even a little forward thinking and planned out some meals for next week and had the recipe book beside me as I clicked my way to supermarket nirvana.

This particular pick up was a true test because Brad was going to be picking it up on the way home from work.  Evenings are a gong show for us as there is ball hockey and flag football (which sounds wussier than tackle football, but watching the kids run up beside eachother and rip off those flags {as if there were
a part of their opponents body} only to hold them up in the sky for all to see just comes across as pretty darn barbaric, I'd take tackle football all day long.

Anyways as per usual I digress.  We set up a pickup time between 3-5pm with Brad getting there around 3:30pm or so.  I was all prepared to get disgruntled emails if they made him wait for more
than 10 minutes. But miracles of miracles, they appear to have worked out all the kinks!

Brad was in and out in around 20 minutes and was given a listing of the items that were unavailable. Last time there was a fairly large amount of items that were out of stock which was irritating because it meant I had to go back to a different store to pick them up.  This time I used the substitution feature which turned out to be quite handy.  You have two choices when the item you want is out of stock, you can either have it replaced with a similar item in the same brand or a similar item in a different brand.

As an example if I wanted/asked for this particular brand of Pad Thai sauce and they were out, it is unlikely that the same brand would carry a different pad thai sauce so you might end up with a butter chicken sauce by the same brand.  So gettting pad thai sauce from a different brand seems like the better way to go.

But in some cases a different item in the same brand works fine. I had asked for a carton of those yogurts that come in a bundle of 24 smaller containers in Yoplait berry flavors, which they didn't have, so I got a carton of the tropical flavors which was perfectly ok.

To use the service, the order has to be over $30.  We shop every two weeks, so our orders are generally in the $425 range (boys eat A LOT!). Case in point, I bought a 4L of milk and a bag of apples... it lasted 2 days.  Between breakfasts and after school snarfing,  I am lucky we can make a box of cereal last a whole day.

A $425 grocery bill has a lot of items; 93 to be exact.  Major kudos to Click and Connect, they got them all right.  We didn't pay for anything we didn't get and conversely, we didn't get anything we didn't pay for.

Woot!  Hour long grocery shops are a thing of the past!

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