Instacart Is Awesome

I’m having my groceries delivered today from a wonderful service called Instacart. Instacart delivers groceries from Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Costco to San Francisco and nearby areas. I don’t have a car, so this service is perfect to bring in heavy bulk items, especially from Costco.

Prior to using Instacart I felt a little weird about having groceries delivered. A Groupon convinced me to give their service a try in exchange for free groceries. It only took one delivery for me to become a fan and decide to delegate all of my grocery shopping to them. In particular, their shoppers and drivers were outstanding and I was called when items were out of stock to ask for replacements. The groceries I ordered were also delivered promptly.

Probably the best thing about Instacart right now is that it’s free if a certain threshold amount of money is spent on groceries. For Trader Joe’s this amount is around $70 and for Costco it’s $100. For lower amounts, they appear to charge between $3.99 and $13 per delivery.

This ends my Instacart promotional rant. And I’ve decided if they become a fully paid service I will subscribe.