Taking a trip to the local grocery store can often be a chore and a half especially when you work longs hours, have small kids or have problems getting around and about.
Although, there aren’t any local stores that do home deliveries, a lot of the big chains have realized the huge demand and are jumping on the bandwagon; many of them even offering instore low prices and free shipping. Below is a list that I have personally tried and tested and serve the North East Pennsylvania area.
Netgrocer’s operates from a ShopRite in New Jersey, so as well as the popular and more pricier brand names on offer, you have the option of purchasing shoprite branded products. Shipping is a flat rate of $9.99 and everything from bakery and grocery to frozen and household items are on offer. Frozen items have to amount to $35 or upwards. If ordering non frozen and perishable items, shipping is usually quick. Netgrocers have a lot of offers that they run through the year – Its a great idea to check the coupon sites, their facebook page and twitter to see if they are running any specials before embarking on a grocery shop with them. NetGrocer delivers to APO/FPO (military) addresses.
This has to be one of my favorites. They sell a lot of hard to find items and international products. I came to learn about soap.com through its sister store diapers.com (which I’m sure a lot are familiar with). As soon as they introduced groceries, I was immediately sold. They have a free next day delivery option ( $39 minimum to get free shipping). You just need to remember to get your order in before 6pm the day before (Mon-Fri). The only down side is they don’t delivery frozen and perishable goods but apart from that the customer service is great. Always be sure to check out their ecoupons page to see if their are any offers that you can take advantage of.
Kosher.com also ships frozen and perishable items. They require a minimum of $50 on all orders and there is no minimum on frozen or deli products. They have a wonderful bakery section with speciality items like rugalach, challah bread and gift baskets. When they have sold out of an item in your order, they call to offer you alternative products, which gives a nice and personable touch to their customer service. Shipping ranges and depends on the weight of the items in your cart.
I recently walmart when I found that I could earn ebox tops by shopping with them online. Walmart offers free shipping on items $45 and upwards. Not all their product are offered online, but they still have a huge selection to choose from; even their ‘Great Value’ range is available at the click of a button. You can also order and have your graceries delivered to the store for pickup. Alot of their online items are in bulk so you do get good value for money. Non perishable and frozen food is not available online.
Last but not least…the webs favorite retailer. Amazon offer value deals on bulk grocery items. They sell many hard to find items. Shipping is free on items over $25. Non perishable and frozen food is not available online with Amazon Grocery.
There are still items I love to get at my local Aldi, but I do find shopping online cost effective (especially with the bulk buying) and less stressful; no worries about parking, crowded stores and the cost of gas to and fro and I find with Walmart, their online prices match that of the store.