With the federal and state recommendations for all of us to shelter in place, the only reason why some people leave their home is to go grocery shopping. Not all people, however, can nor want to venture outside and go grocery shopping. So, delivery services such as those offered by WalMart, PeaPod and Instacart are offering at-home food delivery. I decided to try Instacart because it was the ONLY service available of any kind in our area. (click here for Instacart’s website)
Instacart recently announced that due to the high demand for their services, they are hiring over 300,000 more delivery people to service their expanding customer base (click here). Please be advised (or forewarned) that the delivery people are like those hirees of Lyft and Uber. It’s regular people, who take your shopping list, go into the stores you selected (such as CVS, Tops Supermarkets, Publix etc) pick up your items and then delivery it to your door while driving their own cars. To be fair, there are many, many complaints against this company (712 complaints so far filed with the BBB, click here) and after my own experience, you will understand why.
First off, the company ‘fools’ you into joining a ‘free’ delivery service called Express Service at an additional $9.99 a month which is totally un-necessary. The delivery only costs $3.99 to begin with and there is no need to sign up for anything additional. If you do decide to go ahead and use Instacart, they automatically tack on a 2% tip which I totally agree with. You have the choice of increasing the tip to 5% or 10% or 15%. My advice is to tip and to tip HIGH! Your shopper will note that and take on your case.
LOOK AT THOSE FARM FRESH, BROWN EGGS! Yeah, baby. Here are some of the meals we have been cooking thanks to our local grocer. Thank you guys!!!
bratwurst, potatoes & saurkraut
turky chili over rice, topped with cheddar cheese and organic salsa
LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS FARM FRESH BROWN EGGS!!
Mac & Cheese
Home Made pizza with fresh mozarella
WE TAKE THESE VITAMINS EVERY DAY, ESPECIALLY ‘C’
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