If you’ve been in quarantine, you already know about Instacart, a service that allows you to shop groceries online and have them delivered to your doorstep. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage through the United States, Instacart provides a vital service that many Americans can’t do without. You have to pay more than you would at a store because of the convenience, but this service is worth it. Still, there are ways you can save money on groceries on Instacart. Here are our top four.
Utilize the Instacart coupon
When you’re logged into the website or app, go to the savings section and check out the range of coupons available. The grocery coupons change every day. They mimic the style of paper manufacturers’ coupons, so you can shave off more than a few dollars on every purchase.
Use the promo code
When you’re on the Instacart website, select account and add the promo code from the dropdown menu. This allows you to receive a code for a discount or free delivery. Once Instacart applies the promo code to your account, it becomes available on your next order provided your order meets certain eligibility criteria.
Try to avoid Instacart delivery fees
Delivery fees on Instacart can add up but there are a few ways you can get around this. For starters, you can subscribe to Instacart Express for $99 a year. This service allows you free delivery on orders over $35 and waives the Busy Pricing fees levied for deliveries during peak time. There is a free 14-day trial if you are on the fence about subscribing. Another way to shave off delivery costs is using the email offer that waives delivery fees on certain days. Check your email to see if you are eligible to use this email offer. Instacart also offers free delivery on certain items and brands.
Order groceries during off-peak times: This will help you avoid the Busy Pricing fee we already mentioned. Try to order groceries during the middle of the day and in the middle of the week.