Hello, and Happy Tuesday to all of my wonderful readers. I took the plunge today. Keep reading to learn more.
You probably are thinking I went sky diving or something, right? Nope. I took the plunge off the deep end of online grocery shopping and pickup plunge.
I have never tried this feature before and I don’t know if I will ever go back to in store grocery shopping. Why?
If you read here often than you know we are trying to follow a strict budget this year, to spend down debt. I was doing good with the budget grocery shopping, but then I got off the rails and have been going over, not by a little, for a while now.
So, reason #1 for doing the online shop and pickup is to stay on budget. I order exactly what I know I will need on the app, hit submit, pick a time to pick it up, show up, park, and they even pack it in the car. It was super easy and super fast. I was not there more than 5 minutes. Grocery shopping, normally, was at least a 2 hour event, from start to finish the old way. It could even be longer with my teen, or hubby with me. I have to say shopping with teens, and our spouses, is definitely not budget friendly. My bill was at least half by doing it on the app, and pickup, then when I shop in the store.
The #2 reason for doing online and pickup shopping is because Covid is running rampant here where I live. 1 in 3 people are likely to have Covid according to the numbers. I am vaccinated, but because I work in health care I am extra careful right now, and with a lot of people choosing not to wear a mask, I have to consider my own safety, and the elderly people I care for. The Delta variant has shown to be able to cause breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, though much less severe than unvaccinated, and it can be spread by the vaccinated at least for Delta.
Some of my favorite stores, like Trader Joe’s does not offer this feature, and that makes me kind of sad. But, I do not get to shop there that often anyways due to distance.
Have you tried online ordering and pickup? Is it something you find useful, or no? Let me know in the comments