Our favourite things – grocery pick up!
When I was a kid, our local grocery store offered a car loading service. You bought your groceries, and drove up to a station in the parking lot, where staff loaded your bags into your trunk. After I became a mother, I completely understood the appeal of this service.
As a mom who juggles kids, transportation to and from school, work, dog walking, and who just enjoys having some down time, I’ve often wondered how to save time in my days. Thanks to Superstore’s Click and Collect program, I have a helping hand!
This program has rolled out in at least 4 provinces in Canada so far, in over 60 stores, and I’ve used it quite a few times. Simply order what you need online, indicate what can or cannot be substituted, and choose your pick up time. You can even bring your own bags to load up your groceries. For a $3 – 5 fee, the staff will shop for your groceries, and deliver them to your vehicle! I’m thrilled to pick my kids up from school, swing by our local Superstore, and load up our minivan with a week’s groceries, adding less than 10 extra minutes to our drive home. Which sure beats trying to grocery shop with hangry preteen and teenaged children. It also cuts back on impulse buys and last minute cart add-ins (because THAT never happens, right?)
Is it perfect? No. I’ve found that the online shopping has become easier the more I do it, but it’s not the same as being there in person. I have also been shorted out an item or two that I was counting on, but didn’t have a good substitute suggested. Oh, but the TIME it saves is priceless.
*This is an independent review, not connected to Real Canadian Superstore at all
Have you ever used an online shopping tool for groceries? Has it worked well for you, and helped you shop for great choices, with less effort? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!