Home grocery delivery is actually here, and I couldn't be more excited!
This post is sponsored by Shipt and Meijer. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a busy mom, there isn't much worse than realizing that you don't have what you need to pack a lunch or cook a meal, and you have to make an unscheduled trip to the grocery store. For me, it usually happens on a Sunday. Our family has been busy all weekend, going to sporting events, birthday parties, visiting with family...you know...all the things busy families do. On Sunday evening, it usually hits me...I haven't bought groceries to pack my daughter's lunch for the coming week. It usually happens just as I'm starting to wind down from the weekend, and the last thing I want to do is get in my car and go to the grocery store. About a month ago, I got an email saying that Meijer and Shipt had teamed up and were offering home grocery delivery. I'm not even exaggerating when I say that I danced through my house and had my own little party. A little thing about me...I hate grocery shopping. I love to cook, but going to the grocery store is not on my list of things that I enjoy. It's a huge time suck for me, and I do not care for waiting in lines. Having someone deliver my groceries is the most amazing thing ever! A few times per week, I simply go to my Shipt app and order what I will need for the next few days and have it delivered right before I prepare dinner for the evening. Not only do I always have what I need to cook and pack lunches on hand, but the ingredients are fresh too! I have also found that I waste a lot less food too!
So here is how it works...
Start by going to Shipt.com to see if the service was available in your area. Next, sign up for the Shipt service. There is a $14.95 fee per month to use the service, and that includes free delivery as many times per month as you like as long as your order is $35 or more. You can order from Apple and Android devices as well as straight from the web. There are over 40,000 items that you can choose one including your favorite brands, gluten free items and organic foods as well.
There is a section in the app that shows you what items are on sale, which I love! I sometimes plan our family's menu from the sale page to save money, or go ahead and purchase something I know we will need soon while it is on sale.
You can use the search function to search for the items you would like to purchase. I searched for coffee in the photo above, and it came up with tons of options. You can be more specific and search "Starbucks coffee," and it will bring up all of the coffee available in from that brand. You also have the option of adding a special order if the product you are searching for doesn't show up.
My favorite option on the app is the Buy Again option that pulls up all of the things you have previously purchased so you can easily purchase them again without searching. You can also make different lists that can be accessed and purchased from. The Shipt app seriously makes it so easy to pick what you want.
Once you've selected your groceries, it's time to check out. You simply enter your address and payment information, then choose a delivery time, and check out. You can give specific delivery instructions if you like, and also choose whether you would like to be contacted if an item on your list is out of stock, or you can do what I do and opt for the shopper to use their best judgement. You can also choose to not substitute an item.
The shopper that is shopping for your grocery order will text when they begin to shop for you order, and ask if there are any additional items that you need. Once they have finished shopping, they will text to let you know that they are on the way. When the shopper arrives at your home, you can have them bring your groceries inside or have them leave your groceries outside your door if you prefer. You do have to be at home during the time of delivery. Once they have delivered your groceries, you can open your Shipt app, and there will be an option to tip your shopper and rate them as well.
I've been using Shipt for two months now, and LOVE everything I have purchased....especially the meat and produce! Two weeks ago, I had added two pork butts to my order to smoke for my brother-in-law's birthday. My Shipt shopper texted me asking if I'd like her to get them fresh from the butcher...I would never have thought of that, and let me tell you, that may have been the best pulled pork we've ever had! I just love that she went above and beyond to bring me the best product available!
I cannot tell you how much Shipt has changed my life, and I absolutely mean that. I can get all of my favorite items from Meijer delivered straight to my home. It has taken away the stress of having to fit grocery shopping into our busy life, and has saved quite a few dinners where I didn't have everything I needed as well. One of my favorite things is that my husband and kids have the Shipt app on their phones as well, and they can add items to our grocery list without having to call me. It's super helpful when my daughter wants to have something different in her packed lunches. I can also have groceries delivered to my son who is in college or my Grandmother who is in her 90's.
If you'd like to see if Shipt is available in your area so you can sign up, check out Shipt HERE! I hope you love it as much as I do!