Grocery shopping is my least favorite errand on a good day. Add in two toddlers? Torturous. How about some cold and snowy weather to boot? No thanks.
And apparently I’m not alone because the grocery delivery game is a fast expanding business. One of the latest entrants into the game (in the Midwest, anyway) is San Francisco-based InstaCart, which offers same-day grocery delivery from local grocery stores in as little as an hour. The service arrived in Chicago in September and recently expanded to the North Shore including Rogers Park, Evanston, Wilmette and Kenilworth in addition to the Chicago city limits.
The stores available vary by location but include Costco, Whole Foods, Mariano’s and Jewel. Delivery charges are $14.99 for a one hour window or $3.99 for a two-hour window. (Seriously, how great does it sound to send in a shopping list, and then two hours later have your groceries? As someone who is always missing at least one ingredient for dinner, this will be a godsend.)
Try the new service and receive $10 off your first purchase with code pinwheel10.