Has anyone used this grocery service before? I just did it for the first time and I loved it! It was so easy and I didn’t have to go to the store which is always a plus. So I’m not trying to sales pitch anyone but I wish someone would have told me sooner about this.
So let me tell you first that I signed up for instacart a long time ago but never used it. I don’t really know but I didn’t. Here are some things I found out today that made me change my mind about it. I placed my order around 11am at the store I wanted my shopper to shop at and they were suppose to be here with them between 1pm and 2pm. I got a notification to my phone that my shopper was at the store. I could track when he put an item in the cart which is stinkin awesome! He let me know that one item was out of stock and asked if I would like replacement. I declined and he refunded right away. When he left the store, I could track him on GPS so I knew when he would be at my house. When he arrived, he asked if I wanted him to bring the groceries in or just leave them on the steps. I chose to leave them on the steps because I wasn’t 100% comfortable with a stranger in the house. He was super friendly and didn’t forget any of my items. He was spot on with my order which I completely was not expecting. I thought for sure something would be wrong or something would have been forgotten. He also got here at 12:55 so bonus points for being on time and even a little early.
Now for the cons. In the app, I noticed the prices were a bit higher however once he checked out, I could review my receipt and see what I was actually charged which did end up being the correct prices at the store. I think they do this in case something is a higher price once they get there. There is also a delivery fee of $5.99 but I felt it was worth it to not have to go to the store. There is also a “service fee” that instacart charges however after placing my order, I read online that you can waive this if you choose to by tapping the change button and typing in $0. Also, you will need to tip your driver. You can do this in the app or cash when they arrive.
All and all this was a good experience. I enjoyed it and will be using it again in the future. I got to stay home and paint while someone else did my shopping. The extra fees were well worth it IMO. So if you want to try it out, here is my referral link. It says you get $10 off and free delivery of your first order if you use it. I think I get free delivery off my next order. https://inst.cr/t/UFRPRkn97