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25 Jan 2021   ·   27
Money Saving Mom

My Not-So-Great Experience With ALDI Instacart Delivery

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As you all know, I love ALDI. If I didn’t have multiple Kroger stores nearby that offered such great markdowns and digital coupon deals, I’d likely be shopping at ALDI every week.

Last week, I took you along on my grocery shopping trip — and so many people said they found it really helpful for me to do so but asked if I could showcase different methods of shopping. So this week, I decided to try a different method: ALDI Instacart Delivery Service.

I challenged myself to see if I could get everything we needed for our menu plan this week and spend less than $70 while using ALDI Instacart Delivery. Well, I definitely learned some lessons in the process…

1) Instacart Charges You More Per Item

I noticed right away that each of the items cost just a little bit more on Instacart than they do by shopping in-store at Aldi. It was just about $0.10-$0.50 per item, but that adds up quickly! I estimate I paid about $4-5 more than I would have spent in-store because of this.

2) Instacart Does Not Offer the Weekly Sale Prices

Also of note: I wasn’t able to get any of the weekly produce specials. Usually, I mostly just buy the produce specials at ALDI. Instead, I went with the more inexpensive regularly priced produce options, but I still would have saved probably $6-7 by purchasing only the sale priced fruits/veggies.

3) The Tip/Service Fee/Delivery Charge Add Up Quickly

Because I don’t have an Instacart membership, I paid $14 for the tip (15%) + service fee + delivery fee. You won’t pay as much each time if you have the membership, but you have to pay the membership fee — which is pretty hefty.

So, all total, I estimate I spent about $25 more by using Instacart than by shopping in-store. And there’s no way we could sustain a $70 weekly grocery budget if we were to exclusively shop ALDI with Instacart delivery.

In fact, the only way I was able to stick with our $70 budget this week was because I relied heavily on what we already had in our pantry and freezer that we have gotten marked down in previous weeks with different sales and coupons.

My ALDI Instacart Shopping Trip

  • Broccoli Crowns — $2.28
  • Tortilla Chips — $0.89
  • 10-lb bag of Potatoes — $4.39
  • 3-lb bag of Onions — $1.35
  • 1 pint blueberries — $2.09
  • 3-lb bag of Gala apples — $3.65
  • 2 cans Refried Beans — $0.89 each
  • Tater Tots — $1.65
  • 2 cans Green Beans — $0.55 each
  • Oats — $2.65
  • Oyster Crackers — $0.89
  • Crispy Oats — $1.25
  • Milk – -$2.59
  • Eggs — $0.95
  • 16-inch Pizza — $5.49
  • Salsa — $1.35
  • 3-lb. bag of Jazz apples — $4.22
  • 3-count Romaine hearts — $3.04
  • Carrots — $1.55
  • Cottage Cheese — $1.87
  • 16-oz Mozzarella Cheese — $3.22
  • 16-oz. Cheddar Cheese — $3.22
  • Powdered Sugar — $1.55
  • Tax: $3.50
  • Delivery charge: $3.99
  • Service fee: $2.60
  • Tip (15%): $7.78
  • Total: $70.12

4) You Might Not Get What You Ordered

While I felt like the price — with the extra fees — were more than I’d want to pay on a weekly basis, the overall experience was pretty easy and I was kind of excited to have the groceries delivered to our door… which felt like this crazy luxury!

The only thing was, when they were delivered, 7 items were completely missing! The shopper had just left everything on our porch and then we got an email that it was delivered. When we went out there, we discovered that probably what amounted to an entire bag of groceries was missing.

I’m guessing that somehow the groceries were delivered to a different house or left in her vehicle. It was probably a fluke thing, but it was definitely a disappointment.

The good news? I contacted Instacart and they quickly contacted me back and processed a refund for what I didn’t get…

I shared about my Instacart shopping trip on Instagram stories and heard from a few hundred of you about your experiences. Here were just a few of the responses:

I heard from so many people that they’ve had a good experience with Instacart Customer Service, so that was encouraging to me!

I thought maybe the person who got my bag of groceries may have needed the groceries or maybe it was a special blessing for them in some way.

This made me laugh! 🙂

I just had to share this one above. I love it so much!

Have you ever tried Instacart? I’d love to hear about your experiences/thoughts about it.

25 Jan 2021   ·   8

Homech Massage Gun only $69.99 shipped (Reg. $118!)

Don’t miss this hot deal on a massage gun!

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Amazon has this Homech Massage Gun for just $69.99 shipped when you clip the $20 e-coupon and use the promo code MKIRITO003 at checkout!

These are SO popular right now, and this one gets amazing reviews!! It has 20 speeds and 6 different massage heads.

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get guaranteed FREE two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!). And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

Valid through January 31st, while supplies last.

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Pringles Chips

Pringles 18-Count Variety Pack for just $5.49 shipped!!

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Whoa! Check out this deal on Pringles right now!

Pringles Chips

Amazon currently has this 18-count variety pack of Pringles Snacks for just $5.49 shipped when you check out through Subscribe & Save. That’s an amazing price!!

Hurry — this won’t last long!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Midwest Money Saving Mommas!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Muk Luks Boots

Muk Luks Fashion Boots for just $16.99 + shipping!

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Don’t miss this deal on Muk Luks Boots!

Muk Luks Boots

RUN over to Zulily to get Muk Luks Fashion Boots for just $16.99! You’ll see them on sale for $19.99, but you’ll get an extra 15% off at checkout when you shop through this link.

Most of these are regularly $75-$120, and this is an amazing deal on this brand of boots! Hurry — sizes will probably sell out FAST.

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Tide PODS Laundry Detergent

Tide PODS 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent, 81 Count for just $15.99 shipped!

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Don’t miss this great deal on Tids PODS!

Tide PODS Laundry Detergent

Amazon has Tide PODS 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent, 81-Count for just $15.99 shipped when you clip the $3 e-coupon and check out through Subscribe & Save.

This is a really great price for Tide PODS without combining coupons and sales in-store!

Note: Once your order ships, you can go into your Amazon account and cancel your subscription if you don’t want recurring orders.

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0

Vera Bradley Up To 70% Off!!

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Wow! If you love Vera Bradley, don’t miss this sale!

Zulily is currently having a HUGE Vera Bradley Sale, with items up to 70% off their original prices!!

Choose from totes, backpacks, lanyards, wallets and more. Hurry — the best items are already starting to sell out!

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Eddie Bauer Down Jackets

Eddie Bauer Men’s & Women’s Down Jackets for just $39.60 shipped (Reg. $99)!

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This is a GREAT deal on Eddie Bauer Down Jackets!

Eddie Bauer Down Jackets

Get a HOT deal on Eddie Bauer Down Jackets right now:

Men’s or Women’s Cirruslite Down Jackets — $49.50 (Reg. $99)
Use code ADVENTURES at checkout to get 20% off
Shipping is free on orders over $49 before codes
Pay $39.60 shipped!

Choose from several colors!

(Don’t miss this HUGE Outerwear Clearance Sale going on right now, too!)

Thanks, Kosher On A Budget!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0

Women’s Cable-Knit Heart Sweaters for $12.99 + shipping!

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These Heart Sweaters are SO cute!

Women's Heart Sweaters

Zulily has these super cute Women’s Cable-Knit Heart Sweaters for just $12.99 right now! Choose from five colors.

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Colorful Area Rug

Up to 70% off Area Rugs!

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Wow! If you’re looking for a new rug, check out this sale on Zulily!

Colorful Area Rug

Zulily is offering up to 70% off Area Rugs right now! There are SO many sizes and colors to choose from.

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Muk Luks Girls Boots

Muk Luks Girls’ Boots for just $9.99 + shipping (Reg. $48)!

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Wow! These are GREAT prices on Girls’ Muk Luks Boots!

Muk Luks Girls Boots

Zulily has Muk Luks Girls’ Boots on sale for just $9.99 right now! These are regularly priced at $48, and this is a HOT deal on this brand!

(And don’t forget about the big Muk Luks Women’s Fashion Boots Sale going on right now, too!)

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0

*HOT* Canada Weather Gear Women’s Puffers as low as $39.99 (Reg. $200+!)

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Whoa!! Do not miss this hot deal on these Canada Women’s Weather Gear Puffers!

Canada Weather Gear Jacket

Yay! This reader favorite deal is back!

Zulily has these Canada Women’s Weather Gear Puffers for just $49.99 right now! Choose from several styles and colors.

These are regularly up to $230 and this is such a hot deal on this brand.

Shipping starts at $5.99. But if you place one order today, the rest of your orders will ship for FREE through 11:59 p.m. PT tonight!

Psst! Did you see this HUGE outerwear clearance sale going on right now?!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Hunter Boots

Hunter Boots just $69.99 shipped (Reg. $150)!!

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Hurry to get this amazing deal on Hunter Boots!

Hunter Boots

RUN over to Zappos to get these Hunter Boots for just $69.99 shipped right now! Choose from Olive Green or Purple at this LOW price.

These are regularly $150 and this is an amazing price on Hunter brand boots. Right now all sizes are available, but they’ll probably sell out fast!

See other great shoe deals here.

Thanks, Wear It For Less!

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
Women's Birk Sandals

Birkenstock Women’s Yao Birko-Flor Sandals for just $60 shipped (Reg. $110)!

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Grab this great deal on Birkenstock Women’s Sandals!

Women's Birk Sandals

Proozy currently has these Birkenstock Women’s Yao Birko-Flor Sandals for just $60 shipped when you use coupon code MSMYAO at checkout.

These are regularly $110 and this is a GREAT price on Birk Sandals!

Valid through January 30th, while supplies last.

25 Jan 2021   ·   2
Personal Care Brands

Buy Two, Get One Free Brand-Name Personal Care Items on Amazon!

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This is a great sale on personal care items at Amazon right now!

Personal Care Brands

Amazon is running a big Buy Two, Get One Free Sale on personal care items. Choose from a huge selection of brands, including Cerave, Burt’s Bees, St. Ives, Mederma, Aveeno, Hempz, Cetaphil, Eucerin, and so many more! There are over 250 items in this sale.

Just add 3 items to your cart from this page, and the discount will automatically come off at checkout making one of the items free!

Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime to get free two-day shipping (and possibly one-day or same-day shipping!) with no minimum. And don’t forget you can sign up for Swagbucks to earn free gift cards to use on deals on Amazon.

25 Jan 2021   ·   0
No Show Socks

No Show Socks, 10-Pack for just $10.99 shipped!

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These no-show socks are so fun!

No Show Socks

This hugely popular deal is BACK! Hurry!!

Jane has these 10-packs of No Show Socks for just $10.99 shipped right now. Choose from six different styles — all so cute!

These would make fun Valentine’s Day or Easter Basket gifts for kids and teens!

Psst! We love Jane! Looking for other great Jane deals? Check out our custom Jane page for more of our hand-picked favorite deals each day!