I ordered my groceries from Instacart…

And it was amazing.  I hate grocery shopping.  Adamantly.  N doesn’t understand why I dislike actually going into a grocery store, so let me set the scene.

Working mom.  Limited free time that would be better spent stabbing myself in the eye with my family. 3 year old who wants all the things (and a nap, or her 23rd snack of the day). Time is money, honey.

For the past year I’ve been using Smith’s Clicklist. Super lifesaver and easy to just swing by and pick up my groceries after work. However, today B was down with a stomach bug and I had originally planned to grab our Clicklist after preschool pickup… so change of plans. I noticed that the website was now offering a “free first delivery” of groceries and figured, why not? All of my items were pre-carted and ready to go with coupons attached. At 8am I was able to select a delivery time slot of 11am to noon.

Around 9am I started receiving a ton of text messages from Benjamin, my Instacart shopper. He had just arrived at Smith’s at some items were out of stock, so I needed to approve the replacements he had selected. He did a pretty solid job of choosing some alternatives, just like the Clicklist team would’ve done.

He arrived to my house at 11:09am and I was seriously impressed!

There is of course a fee that is normally attached to Instacart, but Clicklist does the same. The only item that should be accounted for is that tips are not included in those fees! You MUST go back and tip your shopper! I mean, think about the shop and drive time they just saved you…

At the end of the day, I would definitely use Instacart again. Maybe not every time since Clicklist pickup will save me a few bucks, but for sure when I’m in the trenches of motherhood or just feeling lazy AF.

I love that we live with technology… how did we survive before being enabled to avoid the stuff we hate to do?!

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