Technology can be a great help in many different areas including helping busy people to save time with domestic chores like shopping. Earlier in the year Walmart and Kroger introduced grocery pickup where you can order online, drive to the store and have your groceries loaded into your car, no need to traipse around the store. That was fantastic. Publix has outdone them with grocery delivery. Here’s the lowdown.
Publix uses a delivery service called Instacart.
When you go to delivery.publix.com enter your zip code to see if Publix delivers in your area. As of writing they deliver to all of Augusta and Aiken.
When I signed in with Facebook I got an offer for free delivery for a year! Nice. In any case your first delivery is free, minimum order of $35.
I can tell you now the system works wonderfully and the best part is that you can get your groceries delivered the same day within a couple of hours up to 10pm 7 days a week! You cannot beat that and it’s a life-saver.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to delivery.publix.com and signup – use this link to get $10 off your first order.
- Search for your items and add to cart
- Click checkout
- Enter your address
- Select your timeslot (including same day delivery)
- Enter your credit card details
- You will get email confirmations as expected.
- You will get a text when your deliverer is picking your items
- You will get a text when your delivery is on it’s way and if you click on the link you can see a pic of the deliverer and exactly when she will arrive (so awesome!)
- Your deliverer is an independent contractor for Instacart (a bit like Uber for groceries). You can tip with cash or online after delivery.
I was not a frequent Publix shopping but they have certainly gained a new customer. The service is pretty much flawless. My groceries came on time with a friendly smile and exactly what I ordered. I had just come home from vacation the night before and woke up to an empty fridge so I was very pleased that my first experience with this service was so smooth and I had more time for unpacking!! Try the service for yourself and get $10 off your first order – here