January 21, 2019
Okay, I promise I will keep this short, but I truly love having my groceries delivered to my door every week. Especially in January. Especially when it’s -6 degrees outside and dropping.
I like how I can order from Aldi from my phone or my computer. I can leave notes to the shopper/driver how green I want my bananas. So far, after probably five or six orders, I haven’t had any problems. Here in Elkhart, Instacart also shops at Kroger, but so far I’ve only used it to shop at Aldi.
When you first sign up, you get a free trial of 14 days. You then can either subscribe to Instacart by the month ($9.99/month) or by the year ($99/year). We did the math, and figured out that delivery costs from $5-$7 if we order once a week. The minimum order is $35, which is not difficult at all.
When I signed up through my neighbor Carmen’s post, I was thinking I would subscribe for a year for $99. Then I discovered that you can subscribe for just one month for $9.99. I thought that would be safer, while we figure out if we will use the service. But so far? The answer is yes.
The actual subscription cost is less than $5 per delivery, but a tip for the driver is added. Some of the shoppers use plastic bags which cost 7 cents each. A service fee is listed, but with the subscription I have not had to pay it.
I think the service may bring down our grocery bill, too, but we don’t have enough data to confirm that yet. And, no, I am not getting paid to write this post. However, if you live in an Instacart location and sign up with my link, we both get $10. Hurray! Remember, you are just signing up for the free trial and if you really hate it you could cancel before the subscription starts. But I don’t think you’ll want to, at least not until January is over!
Here’s the referral code: KLEECDA72B17E
Happy staying in a warm house while your groceries come your way!