Costco is the closest thing to magic as it gets. You can literally stock up for the apocalypse at Costco, or you can just move inside a Costco when zombies happen or whatever. On a real note, we love Costco. We love it so much we deal with the mile long lines at the register, we also don’t mind that they try to be all exclusive and get you to sign up for a membership to be allowed to shop there.
The big news
Costco has entered a partnership with Instacart, a same-day grocery delivery service. This means not only do you have to pay $60 membership fee to shop at Costco, you also never have to step foot in there if you don’t want to. You never have to be Eyeballed by the receipt checker at the exit either.
How it works
Head over to Instacart and check to see if they deliver in your area. If they do, that’s like winning the lottery except its not really. It does however feel like you have your own personal assistant going to get your stuff. Buy anything virtually, and they will send someone to buy it all for you.
What is the Cost
TINSTAAFL a.k.a. There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
There is a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases over $35 dollars but that’s a small price to pay to have your own butler. You can also opt out for the Express Membership (14 day free trial right now) which will cost you $149 a year.
Make sure you check the price difference in store to see if the online prices are higher than the in-store prices, because we have seen higher prices in some cases.
The Bottom Line
If you love Costco but dont want the Membership or the hassle of actually shopping in person, Instacart definitely seems like a smart play. I will actually test it out and see for myself if the hype is real.
Let me know if you have used instacart before and what your thoughts are.
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