if you've never heard of Peapod (they are NEW to the Philadelphia area) - they are an online grocery shopping and delivery service with a partnership with Giant Food Stores. They were founded in 1989 and have delivered more than 20 million orders!
Let me hit with you some the highlights:
grocery shopping 24/7, including advertised specials - even MOBILE (there's an APP for that!)!
convenient and affordable delivery times.
trained shoppers select your groceries from a temperature controlled WAREHOUSE-not the store.
you can get alerts when your groceries are on their way.
you can request unattended delivery - meaning you don't even have to be HOME!
they take coupons. . .YES coupons - and double up to the regular store amount.
if you don't like something - they return your money!
i have used other local delivery services - with little success or happiness. . .they were just difficult to use, the selection was poor, and the quality of stuff I received wasn't what I would have picked out myself. this looks promising. . .Based on the demonstration we received yesterday (using a LIVE account no less) Peapod seems to have addressed all the weaknesses.
- Go to peapod.com and enter you Giant Bonuscard (if you have one)
- Shop from their various options such as by grocery aisle, shopping list or product search (even by ORGANIC)
- Select a delivery time
- Enter your credit card info and checkout
- Receive delivery in the comfort of your own home (or office!)
AND. . .the BEST part?? I can save you money if you are in the Phase I Service Area (Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern Montgomery Counties). . .just go here and enter the code "blogphl" at checkout and get $20 off your first order AND 60 days of FREE DELIVERY!
I'm planning to give it a try in the next week or so - so stay tuned for a follow-up post on how it went. If you've used it already - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
catch you soon -
note - I received lunch and a gift card to try out the delivery service. As always, the opinions expressed here are my very own.