Hillary Chybinski: grocery delivery goes high tech with Peapod. . .

Thursday, October 27, 2011

grocery delivery goes high tech with Peapod. . .

yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger luncheon with Peapod and Giant. (be sure to read to the bottom for a money saving offer!)

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.

here's what you need to do:
  1. Go to peapod.com and enter you Giant Bonuscard (if you have one)
  2. Shop from their various options such as by grocery aisle, shopping list or product search (even by ORGANIC)
  3. Select a delivery time
  4. Enter your credit card info and checkout
  5. 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.

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