Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ordering Groceries Online


Okay, call me a geek, but I'm excited about this. Peapod just invited me to a behind-the-scenes tour of their distribution center in my area. Peapod offers online grocery shopping and home delivery in several states

After I said Yes, I checked out their website. Now, I should mention that I've never used online grocery shopping, but I was excited to read that Peapod offers a new feature called NutriFilter. According to their website, this tool helps you make smart food choices quickly and easily by sifting through all products and highlighting the ones that meet your nutritional goals. You can choose a pre-defined filter--such as Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, USDA Low Sodium, or Healthy Ideas--or you can set up your own plan. While I'd still double-check the labels, especially when food allergies are involved, this looks like a terrific way to screen foods.

I started playing with the system and found that it's easy--even fun--to use. I typed a few words into the Express Shop list, and the system offered me choices so I could narrow down exactly what I wanted. One of my items was provolone cheese, and I even had a choice between Regular and Thin Sliced. Yellow bananas and green bananas are listed as separate items, so you can have your preference. I'd always been concerned that online shopping wouldn't allow me to get exactly what I wanted, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

The delivery fees are $6.95 to $9.95, depending on the size of the order. Choosing a less-popular delivery day or time can reduce that cost. In addition, a current promotion (I don't know if it's chain-wide, but it's available here) offers free delivery for 60 days after your first order. Peapod accepts (and doubles) manufacturer coupons, and the ordering system makes it easy to find sale items.

I'll post again after the tour, but if you can't wait to see for yourself, here's a link:


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  2. Ooooh, that sounds exciting! :) I don't think there's ANY store that would deliver way out here in the boonies where we live! LOL! It'd be worth the $6.95 if they did though. :)

  3. This sounds wonderful! I will have to check it out.


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