Thursday, March 21, 2019

grocery delivery is my new BFF 🛍️

i resisted the grocery pickup bandwagon for as long as i could. i actually enjoy grocery shopping. it's 1-2 hours a week of time that i'm alone yet being super productive, and sometimes finding new treats and fun things in the store while i'm there :) i could probably do our weekly grocery trip at SuperTarget blindfolded and without a list - that's how regular and routine it's become.

so when the grocery pick up service started becoming a thing, i wasn't interested. like, at all. i want to pick out my own avocados, thank you very much.

twice in one week, in two separate conversations, two wise and trustworthy friends each recommended using a grocery delivery service for these very valid reasons: 

// give me more time at home with my family
// take 1 thing off of my weekly to-do list
// break the cycle of going to the store for 1-2 things, just out of habit
// help me meal plan so that our dinners are healthy, homemade, and pre-prepped

yes please!

so, i thought i'd give it a whirl. my husband and i researched all the services available, their prices, what products they offered, and the pros and cons of each. we tried loading our regular groceries on the different services available in our area. THIS was the most time consuming part of the process - but worth it. all things thoughtfully and carefully considered, we decided to shop with Amazon Fresh. 

once a week now for the past two months, my groceries are delivered to my front porch from Amazon Fresh. and i love it! they have just about everything we need, really great prices, and free delivery.

as we need groceries, i add them to my Amazon Fresh online cart. i place the order on Saturday for delivery on Sunday, usually before 7am! cold/frozen items come bagged together in insulated bags with frozen bottles of water. produce is in separate bags. dry goods are bagged together neatly. easy and fun! Once Amazon Fresh gets to know my shopping habits and preferences, they offer recommendations, and keep a list of frequently purchased items which makes it really easy to remember to buy the things that i like to keep in stock.

i keep a separate list of the specialty things we need that Amazon Fresh doesn't carry. i make ONE trip as needed for non-grocery items (like graph paper, socks, etc.) OR i'll add those to my Amazon Prime cart and place an order as needed.

my heart belongs to Target. the RED card, the Cartwheel, the clearance stickers, the $1 Spot, in store Starbucks...oh how i love Target! but i confess, i have a new BFF: Amazon Fresh. grocery delivery definitely helps me live a "making the most of it" kind of life. ♥️

1) listen to your wise friends when they share their life-changing recommendations with you.
2) try grocery delivery!

// i always use on my laptop (set up so a % of my purchases go to Mercy House)
// our go-to weekly dinner menu
// 5 ways i save $ at Target
// menu planning Q&A



this post is 100% my honest opinion and recommendations, and is not sponsored or affiliated with Amazon in any way.