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Price Chopper Grocery Delivery – Now Through Instacart
Price Chopper and Market 32 have teamed up with Instacart Grocery to offer you a convenient store-to-door delivery service. You can get hand picked groceries delivered from your favorite local stores. Now thousands of quality products are available to you at your fingertips. Before you jump on board, I want to make sure you understand how Instacart works.
Instacart is all about saving you time and money. Now available in over 40,000 stores across 5,500 cities.
What is Instacart & How Does It Work?
Instacart is an on-demand delivery platform that connects deliverers with customers who want groceries delivered to their homes. Instacart delivery was founded in 2012, and is available in most major U.S. cities.
Instacart thrives on grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour! They will connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who pick up and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores. Instacart is not a retailer or a seller of groceries or other merchandise. It is a website that connects the shopper to their favorite local store via web services.
Currently, Price Chopper and Aldi are the only grocery chain that utilizes Instacart. Many stores such as Whole Foods, Costco & Petsmart utilizes these services just not in our area.
Instacart Grocery Delivery Fees for Price Chopper
Delivery is free for your first order.
If you spend $35 in groceries or more pick up is FREE!!!
After that, it starts at $3.99 for same-day delivery and $5.99 for one-hour delivery when you spend $35 or more.
Delivery prices for your individual order are shown at checkout.
There’s also an option to join the Instacart Express membership club, which offers free delivery on 2-hour and scheduled grocery deliveries over $35 for $99/year, after a free 2-week trial.
Tips for your personal shopper are optional but encouraged.
Instacart Does price All Food Listed
When you first looking at prices on the Instacart website, you will notice that the prices are not the same as in-store prices. In fact, Instacart does all the pricing of food listed on their site. Some say are marked up a good 20% from what you’d pay in-store.
The company’s pricing strategy isn’t apparent anywhere on their website’s main page. It’s only when you dig into the FAQ that you get some info on it:
Yes, Instacart prices are our own and vary from the store’s price (except for alcoholic beverages, see below). If you notice an item that you believe is priced incorrectly or unfairly, please feel free to reach out. We reserve the right to cancel items that are priced incorrectly due to error.
Instacart stated on their Twitter page, “sometimes, our prices are lower or higher than the stores’ prices, sometimes they are the same.”
How to save Money Using Instacart
Use digital coupons on Instacart – After logging into your Instacart account, click the savings tab within your dashboard. Here you will find manufacture digital coupons. Instacart updates digital coupons regularly, so you may see new discounts each time you click the “Savings” tab.
Use Instacart promo codes – Periodically Instacart sends its customers promotional offers for shopping. If you received a promo code. Added your discount on desktop at checkout. However, if you’re using the mobile app, tap “Credit and promo codes” and then tap redeem. If you’re shopping on the website, open your Account menu at the top right corner and click “Add promo code.”
Link Ibotta to Instacart and earn cashback – Ibotta is an app for smartphones (Android and iPhone) that contains a good deal of different money-saving offers for popular products.
Choose a Delivery Time During off-Peak Hours – Instacart delivery fees start at $3.99 and vary depending on the delivery time you choose. If you place an order during peak hours, there may be an additional charge. Instacart calls it “busy pricing fee.”
Refer Friends – You can refer five friends to Instacart and earn up to $50. If they sign up through your referral link and make a purchase, Instacart pays you $10 per referral. You can apply this credit to your future grocery orders with Instacart.
Is Ordering from Instacart Grocery Worth It?
As someone who is trying to save BIG money for my family, this feature from Instacart is not a benefit to my family.
In my opinion, just based on the little research I have completed. I feel it is very likely that Instacart will cost me more than if I shopped in-store. This is especially true when you added in coupons in the mix. You see, Instacart does not accept store or manufacturers’ coupons.
However, if I am strapped for time, this little increase is absolutely worth my sanity and yours. Sometimes you just have to weight out the benefits.
What are your thoughts on Price Chopper teaming up with Instacart? Leave us a comment below. We would love to hear your thoughts.
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Poor choice by Price Chopper. I have had several bad experiences with Instacart. Really wish you had kept the grocery pick up option here in Bennington.
Instacart is a rip-off
Peter Salinetti says
Filled out the order plus credit card info and Instacart won’t let us check out? What are we doing wrong?
Jen @ Inspiring Savings says
I don’t work for Price Chopper. But I can say I am pretty sure everyone is having problems. They may be discounting this service soon as the servers have been overload with orders. I have had multi readers tell me that their orders that did go through were canceled. I wish I could be more of a service to you.