I recently started grocery shopping online and my goodness do I feel silly for not doing it sooner. I used to think it was such a fancy person thing to do. In fact, the very first time I became familiar with online grocery shopping and grocery delivery services was at my rather wealthy childhood friend’s house. I was visiting her at her New York City penthouse apartment when someone rang the doorbell, her mom answered the door, and in came a man delivering bags of produce. New York is definitely a nice place to get this service since the good grocery store lines here can go on for hours. We’re looking at you Trader Joe’s Union Square. But, it’s helpful wherever you live—big city or quiet suburbia. And, keep in mind that most places offer free delivery so long as you meet a delivery minimum. That minimum is usually what you’d spend anyways at the store—around $50—so it’s no loss. Here is how online grocery shopping will change your life.
Scout for coupons in an instant
You’re already on your computer, so you can use plug-ins like Honey to instantly scour the Internet for coupons for every single item you’re buying. Doing this at the last minute on your smartphone when you’re already at the cash register is a pain in the butt and rarely works out.