Why We’re So Obsessed!
We must admit, during the height of the pandemic (you do remember that, right?) Instacart really was the unsung hero in our life. We were never leaving our home and, like so many others, we weren’t going to the grocery store. We were skeptical when we first started ordering our groceries from them – but we were quickly impressed with how great, fast, and easy it all was. And more importantly, it was the safest for us. We continue to use them weekly and have no plans of really ever going food shopping again.
If you haven’t tried Instacart before, you really need to check them out now! Their website is hooked up to your local grocery store (and other retailers) so you can choose all the items you want and you’ll know what’s in stock in realtime. What we love the best is that you can pick backup replacements for each item so that when your shopper starts your order if something ends up being out of stock you can either have them choose your specific backup replacement, they can choose the best next replacement, or just get refunded for that item. So easy!
The first time we ordered we had to get used to everything, but once we did it once or twice it really was so easy. In fact, it got easier as time went on because now you can simply add your last order to your new order – so if you typically buy the same things week after week you don’t have to go hunting for them each and every time. They’ll all just appear in your cart and you can remove, add, or change the quantity as you see fit.
We’ve been using them for about 1 year now and we actually only had 1 shopper/delivery person who wasn’t that great. But week after week for about 1 year all of our shoppers have been above average and so nice too. In fact, they even dropped a holiday card in our bag when they delivered our groceries during the Christmas season. So nice!
Retailers and grocery stores will vary based on your location, but some of our faves include:
★ Bed Bath & Beyond
There are dozens to choose from and many places even deliver alcohol right to your door (you have to be home for the delivery and typically show your ID to prove you’re 21+). We’ve all drank endless bottles of wine lately so this one really came in handy!
We can’t say enough good things about our experiences with Instacart. They really are our local heroes and we think you’re going to love them too. We’re obsessed!
What’s Their Promo Code Policy?
After a lot of online research (that actually was kind of fun!) we’ve concluded that Instacart does accept coupons and promo codes overall. And while we don’t have any exclusive offers here, a lot of theirs will actually come from the individual retailers or grocery stores. In our experience, a lot of grocery stores have individual coupons based on the item and many will offer things like free delivery or $10 – $20 off if you subscribe to their emails.
We always recommend to check with them directly to see which offers are still valid, as they’re definitely subject to change at their discretion. A couple we’ve recently seen include:
Shop some of the best Instacart must haves, promo offers, sales, and more in April 2021.