Grocery shopping has always felt like a battle I couldn’t win. Back home in Philadelphia, I paid sitters a small fortune or spent my nights at the grocery store so that I could shop alone and actually focus and go to several stores to get the best prices. I tagged along with friends to Costco and Sam’s Club to stock up on essentials to avoid frequent bulky shops. During the past 5 months in Europe, I have had to shop almost every day for our family of five into a stroller basket because we have no car, then drag bags and boxes up three and four flights of stairs into our 1 bedroom apartments.
Those days are gone. Supermarkets and grocers in England have a massive grocery delivery business, because more people bike and walk. You order and pay online whenever, from wherever, and the groceries are delivered as early as 7am the next morning. Delivery is often free with promotions, but if not, it’s always worth it to do a lot at once and pay the $5-7 delivery charge. Much better than ruining my day with the kids, paying a sitter, or giving up my evenings with my husband. And if I order from a supermarket with high quality options for produce, meat and dairy but very inexpensive everyday generic options for the things I buy generic, I more than make up the cost of delivery by having the option of budget household items every time I shop.
PRESENTING… GROCERY HOME DELIVERY
Putting them away (a good day job for a Manry)
And now we’re off to the park. Check your favorite supermarket’s website today and see what you’ve been missing.