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(Some Guy)   It's cheaper to buy your groceries online, because you do less browsing, spend less money and don't forget as many items. Your dog wants his steak delivered   (themoneypages.com) divider line 18
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2013-11-21 09:00:19 AM  
Except that Safeway doesn't honor much of its paper ads on their website.

Coke is never four 12 packs for $8. It's always $7 a 12 pack.

So you buy Refreshe coal for $3 a 12 pack and mutter under your breath.
 
2013-11-21 09:51:01 AM  
But you can't ring up fruits and vegetables as bananas at $.59 a pound through self-checkout aisles that way though...

/Not that I've ever done that officer, I swear
 
2013-11-21 09:56:43 AM  
It's been a while but we used to use Peapod quite a bit. It was quite awesome not to have to go to the grocery store. And for whatever reason, the vegetables were much better than the ones at the store.
 
2013-11-21 09:59:35 AM  

Creoena: But you can't ring up fruits and vegetables as bananas at $.59 a pound through self-checkout aisles that way though...

/Not that I've ever done that officer, I swear


You could go to Costco and get 3 pounds of bananas for $1.39.
 
2013-11-21 10:02:21 AM  
Sunset Foods has eGrocer which I like much.  It's set up with a drive through where they (are supposed to) load your car and you never have to get out.

It is a minor pain when you can't find your preferred products listed but I'll deal.

I flip out after a while when shopping in person.
 
2013-11-21 10:44:11 AM  

netringer: Sunset Foods has eGrocer which I like much.   It's set up with a drive through where they (are supposed to) load your car and you never have to get out.
It is a minor pain when you can't find your preferred products listed but I'll deal.
I flip out after a while when shopping in person.


You sound "twitchy", and, well, you know ...
 
2013-11-21 10:45:33 AM  
My wife (a stay-at-home mom) takes our kid to the store every day and buys some groceries, plays at the park, gets a coffee and a juice, and comes home. There's a social dynamic to grocery shopping that can't be handled online.

I would like it if we bought all of our...staples and big stuff and canned goods and such online, though, and then she could just get perishables and fresh fruits and vegetables on her store trips. That would probably both save money and make us eat more fruits and veggies.
 
2013-11-21 10:56:43 AM  
Peapod is a godsend.  It's cheaper than any NYC grocery store, I can order bulk staple items and they bring it to my damn door, with a text to let me know exactly when in their delivery window it'll be arriving.
 
2013-11-21 11:01:39 AM  

netringer: Creoena: But you can't ring up fruits and vegetables as bananas at $.59 a pound through self-checkout aisles that way though...

/Not that I've ever done that officer, I swear

You could go to Costco and get 3 pounds of bananas for $1.39.


He means get something more expensive but ring it up as a banana.  I know someone that takes 2 5 hour energy drinks scan one and drops both into the bag since they are under the weight limit of the sensor.   People like to steal I guess.
 
2013-11-21 11:15:13 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Except that Safeway doesn't honor much of its paper ads on their website.

Coke is never four 12 packs for $8. It's always $7 a 12 pack.

So you buy Refreshe coal for $3 a 12 pack and mutter under your breath.


Huh? I shop online at Safeway at least twice a month, and that's most certainly not the case in my experience. As long as you've hooked your club card to your online account, promotion, club card, and BOGO deals are automatically applied to your order. In fact, Safeway provides
an entire "Online Savings" tab, in which promotion code deals, club card specials, and BOGO deals are clearly listed so you can specifically add those products to your shopping cart.
 
2013-11-21 11:47:13 AM  
I did use peapod when I was sick and it was great. But in order not to become a total hermit I will go to the store. I live a few blocks from a Giant and if I dont have a lot to get I will just walk on over for a little exercise.
 
2013-11-21 12:01:41 PM  
When I was recovering from a car accident I used our local market's e-shopping thing. It was always kinda fun seeing what was in the bags they delivered, what I'm sure I ordered and didn't get because it was out of stock or something, and what substitutions they made. It turned grocery shopping into a nearly Christmas present event.
 
2013-11-21 12:37:44 PM  

FormlessOne: TheShavingofOccam123: Except that Safeway doesn't honor much of its paper ads on their website.

Coke is never four 12 packs for $8. It's always $7 a 12 pack.

So you buy Refreshe coal for $3 a 12 pack and mutter under your breath.

Huh? I shop online at Safeway at least twice a month, and that's most certainly not the case in my experience. As long as you've hooked your club card to your online account, promotion, club card, and BOGO deals are automatically applied to your order. In fact, Safeway provides
an entire "Online Savings" tab, in which promotion code deals, club card specials, and BOGO deals are clearly listed so you can specifically add those products to your shopping cart.


I have to stop shopping online while drunk...

Safeway.com shows an online price of $7.19 per 12 pack of Coca Cola in 12 ounce cans.

Safeway's mailer (newspaper ad) shows a special of buy two get two free. While they don't list the price I'm pretty sure any price they would charge in store would work out cheaper than $7.19 a pack.

Online Coke 2 liters are $1.79 Club Price

In the paper ad, Coke 2 liters are 4 for $5, must buy 4.

Interestingly, Refreshe cola is club price $2.25 for both online and paper ad.
 
2013-11-21 01:54:25 PM  
The missed point = this will never become common because of the huge hit to up-sales and impulse buys that chains would have to endure.  Also gas prices for the delivery vehicles since we can't seem to put enough pressure on oil companies to get gas back down below $3.50 ever no matter what oil costs and no matter how low demand sinks.

You might get to keep it in places like Manhattan, where everyone already delivers, but us out here in Sheboygan etc. will have to hoof it down to Safeway and trudge past all 14 aisles of enticing junk to get milk just like we have for the last fifty years so that some gigantic agribusiness holding company can make a few extra shekels.
 
2013-11-21 02:15:35 PM  
My weekly Sunday trip to the grocery is one of my psychic anchors. I know, no matter what, that I'm going to have my hour to walk around, watch people, and generally just decompress. Plus, I get to pickk out my work desk snack for the upcoming week, which is always fun.

One of the best money-savers I've picked up in the past year is a half-size clipboard. I mark off the list as I go, and keep the coupons behind the list. Having a list cuts down on impulse purchases, and there's a little sense of completion when you scratch the last item off.
 
2013-11-21 03:06:03 PM  

abhorrent1: It's been a while but we used to use Peapod quite a bit. It was quite awesome not to have to go to the grocery store. And for whatever reason, the vegetables were much better than the ones at the store.


We used an on-line grocery delivery service about 10 years ago in the Minneapolis suburbs.  The prices weren't that great but the produce was better than the local Cub foods and the convenience was awesome.  You could create a basic "every week" shopping list and save it in your account, start from that every week and just add/subtract a few items and click through to place the order.  Done in 10 minutes. And sometimes you got little blocks of dry ice to play with.
 
2013-11-21 04:37:08 PM  
My area doesn't even have an online grocery store. The best we have is online order/pickup from Sam's Club.

/hell, we don't even have a Costco.
 
2013-11-21 07:16:39 PM  

TheOtherGuy: The missed point = this will never become common because of the huge hit to up-sales and impulse buys that chains would have to endure.  Also gas prices for the delivery vehicles since we can't seem to put enough pressure on oil companies to get gas back down below $3.50 ever no matter what oil costs and no matter how low demand sinks.

You might get to keep it in places like Manhattan, where everyone already delivers, but us out here in Sheboygan etc. will have to hoof it down to Safeway and trudge past all 14 aisles of enticing junk to get milk just like we have for the last fifty years so that some gigantic agribusiness holding company can make a few extra shekels.


Here in the Nanny State we have cut throat competition amongst the top four supermarkets, so much so that the one that doesn't have a delivery service is loosing ground on the other three. All the in store offers are matched online and the cost is between £1 to £6 depending on the hour slot you want. All you have to be is within 15 to 20 miles of a store.
 
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