Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Dreaded "G" Word

.......Come on ladies or maybe a few of the men out there...You know what I am talking about.  Something we all have to do but if you are like me D.R.E.A.D it....GROCERY SHOPPING!

We have to eat so it's not like I can't buy groceries and since I don't live on a farm to raise my own meat, grow my own vegetables, milk my own cows, etc...the only option I have had is to go to the grocery store....And man, there is nothing more than I despise then going to the grocery store.  You see I am not your typical women, quite honestly I don't like shopping for anything....never have and I think it is safe to say, never will.  If I have to go to a mall...well I would rather poke my eyes out with needles.  If I am shopping out of necessity, I want to get in, get out and move on...It's not like I am anti social or anything, I just don't like the crowds, the smells, peoples behaviors (probably including mine) Ok, maybe that does sound a little anti social but really I am just gives me anxiety.  And the only time I have gone shopping when there is very minimal people is either super late at night or early early morning when quite frankly I would rather be sleeping.  I am the type of customer that online shopping is made for and let me tell you, I am taking full advantage of what is now available on the world wide web.

Of late, I have been grocery shopping online and as long as this option continues to be available, you can bet on me, that I will be using it EVERY.WEEK.  After your first order on Fred Meyer Clicklist (or Kroger in some areas) the additional orders are easy.peasy.  Even my first order was pretty easy but it just took at little bit longer to navigate a bit.  Now each time I order it knows what I have ordered in the past so it is readily available on "My Recent Purchases".  It literally takes me max all of 10 minutes to order my groceries and no, I do not order the same things every week although of course I get eggs, bread, milk and such on a weekly basis but all the other stuff changes.  Once ordered you can select same day pick up if available (depends on when you submit your order) or next day.  I typically place my order on Friday and pick up first thing Saturday morning.  If you do next day pick up, you can make changes to your order up until midnight.

When all is said and done, it probably takes me longer to drive to the nearest Fred Meyers than to order and pick up.  Once you go to pick up , you drive up to a little speaker box, select call, it rings to the staff in the pick up area, and they tell you what bay to pull in to.  Once in the pick up bay, they come out, go over your order, advise of any out of stock or substitutions which you can request no substitutes but I have found on the few items that have been substituted, they are a better product but they match the price and then you pay.  You can use paper coupons and rewards coupons that you download.

If you are on the fence about online grocery shopping don't be.  Even the meat and produce that I have selected has been on par.  They have an area where you can put specific notes in , for example, if you want your bananas to be green rather than totally ripe.

I can't say enough positive things about the service.  I have yet to have a bad experience and hope I don't but even if I do, the worse would be what....they left an item off the list?

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

**This is not a paid endorsement, although it should be.  This is based on my own personal experience with this service.

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