The Busy Giffs: Instacart

January 22, 2014


It's no secret that I LOVE Peapod delivery service.
Whether I go to the store and pick up my order, or have it delivered to the house, it is a God send some weeks.  I am sure I'll use it even more when baby #2 gets here!

My younger brother is currently at college in Boston and when he complained about having to literally carry his grocery bags 2 miles down the street from the closest grocery store back to his dorm, I wanted to send some Peapod groceries to him! Sadly, Peapod doesn't deliver where he is but Instacart does!

Instacart is an online grocery delivery service and will give you different grocery stores to choose from depending on your location. 
My brother has the option of Shaw's or Whole Foods for his deliveries and I figured since he just went back after the holiday break, he was probably due for a grocery trip!

Instacart is easy to navigate with a bright screen, large pictures, and the divided categories.  I was able to just call up my brother and ask him what types of things he'd like.  In true boy fashion, he asked for steak tips, bacon, Cheez-its, eggs, soda, and bananas.  Hey, whatever makes him happy right?

My brother said he'd be around that evening so I scheduled the delivery for a few hours later.
Only $3.99 for a delivery fee if you want it in as little as two hours! That's amazing!
Instacart uses personal shoppers to pick up and delivery the groceries directly to you and you can keep an eye on your account online and actually see when the order goes from placed, to shopping, to delivering. I loved that when it was done "Shopping" it gave you an estimated time of exactly when the shopper would deliver, rather than just the one hour window.

Delivery was even easier. And EARLY! We had picked an 8-9 pm time frame and he showed up at 7:55! Our shopper even offered to help my brother carry the groceries up the four flights of stairs to get to his dorm room! How sweet! And my favorite part... I could add the tip right to the delivery order so I didn't have to worry about my brother looking silly for not having cash to tip the shopper!

And here's the coolest thing: if you are in one of the delivery areas and  are interested in trying out Instacart, you can click on THIS LINK RIGHT HERE (or use the coupon code MBTS10) and get $10 off your first order!

I love knowing that all I have to do is make sure my brother is going to be in his dorm at a certain time, hop online, order him some groceries and be sure he's eating healthy and nutritious stuff, without worrying about him trying to drag all the bags bag to his dorm room!

Have you tried out Instacart yet? What do you think of it?

Disclaimer: I was offered free delivery and a coupon code in exchange for my review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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