This post is 100% my opinion, and I’m getting paid absolutely nothing to write it! No benefits, nada. I am just really loving Click List.
A few years ago, when I was pregnant with Dimples, I tried Peapod delivery in Connecticut. I didn’t want to waddle into a grocery store with two kiddos under 3 in tow (while pregnant with Dimples). Plus, it was cold, snowy and just miserable to be outside. So, I tried to order food online and it was pretty much a miserable experience. They would be out of the food I ordered or would forget things or I would end up with a carton of broken eggs. Inevitably, I would end up back at the grocery store picking up a few things that I couldn’t have delivered. And, the delivery had to be about 48 hours out.
Walmart introduced their pick up system and I haven’t tried it. Walmart doesn’t have the organic/natural foods that I like, so I passed (although they do have they veggie chips that I really love). When Fry’s Click list came out, I was very hesitant, until one of my dear homeschool mom friends who has seven kids started RAVING about it. If she loved it, I thought, I probably would too!
And, I have!
Fry’s has over 40,000 items available for pick up. The staff actually picks up the items from the store shelves, not some small factory they have elsewhere with a limited selection like Peapod did. And, if they don’t have the item that is listed they will substitute it for you at no charge. And, if they didn’t know what they should substitute it with, when the bring the items to your car they will offer to go grab you something else that is similar. If I was in the grocery store and couldn’t find the item, I could tell the cashier and maybe they would honor the price or I would have to go to the service desk and ask for a raincheck.
With my kids in tow. Screaming, being miserable and hating life.
So, here’s what I do to also save money and get the items I need. You may think my list is crazy long of things to do before I do Click List, but it will save you money!
- Head over to Fry’s Facebook page to see if they have any exclusive coupons. Most weeks they have a $2 off of 40 or 3 off of $50 that you can load right onto your Fry’s card (must link your Fry’s account to Facebook).
- Get all your digital coupons that you need loaded to your Fry’s Card.
- Check your circular. I like having the one that comes in the mail because it makes it easier for me to check out things (I’m super visual). Make your list
- Check out the Ibotta App to see what items have discounts associated with them.
- Check out Checkout51 and do the same as the Ibotta App
Tips for Clicklist ordering-
- You can place an order for the same day (takes about 5 hours from ordering to pick up time, if they are open). You can pick up until about 9pm at most locations
- When you go to do the pick up, make sure you are at the correct store (hey, it happens!). Follow signs to find click list parking, usually on the side of the building. Pull in and give Fry’s a call . They have their phone number on the sign that should be in front of you. I do try to back into a space if possible
- You CAN use paper coupons. When you call the phone number to let the clerks know you have arrived, they will ask you if you have paper coupons. It may delay your time a few minutes, but it will be taken care of.
- The clerk will bring your groceries to your car and help you load them. Or they can do it all (I always try to help). They only take credit or debit cards and it is all now paid for online (a hold is placed on your card).
- Expect from drive in to pick up your groceries to leaving your spot 10-20 minutes, especially if they have to grab something from the store for you as a substitution. I bring along our ipads and put on a movie in the car or bring the kids tablets for everyone’s sanity. And possibly a snack. But, it is still much easier than dragging everyone through the store!
Click list is AMAZING! The first three times are free, and after that-just a mere 4.95 per order!
Have you used click list or any grocery delivery services? What do you like or dislike?