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By: Rain City Maids
Apr 07, 2020

Nothing’s scarier than trying to grocery shop with a to-do-list a mile long, kids hanging off of you, while you’re getting ready to host an important business dinner, and don’t feel well - unless you’re also grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak. How do you conquer grocery shopping during the coronavirus? During a pandemic? Our best offense is our defense! We must stay home as much as possible to contain spreading the virus.  

With the influx of work-from-home families to the growth of businesses hiring for delivery positions, the economy is shifting with the virus. It’s adjusting to the ‘new normal.’ Delivery is the ideal answer for those who are under quarantine. The next best choice would be the ‘load-your-car' option. Rain City Maids finds these delivery contenders to be the best on the market!   

Fred Meyer (iOS) (Android

  • Delivery for only $9.95 
  • Offers Pickup or Delivery* 
  • Choose from over 70,000 items* 
  • Credit and debit cards only accepted for delivery orders for the safety of their customers and employees. 
  • Check delivery availability at any time, reserve at checkout. 
  • Delivery availability is based on driver availability, basket size, and delivery location. 

Instacart (iOS) (Android

  • Minimum delivery order $10 
  • The delivery fee depends on the size of the order and the chosen delivery time. 
  • With Instant Cart Express, orders over $35 no delivery fee but could still have a service fee depending on the retailer. 
  • Accepts all major credit cards, store gift cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. 
  • Same-day delivery available 
  • Offers gift cards 
  • Exclusive deals 
  • 1,000’s of products from nearby stores 
  • Group carts 
  • Capable of shipping groceries to friends or family cross country. 
  • Tip: Pre-select replacement options 
  • Tip: Choose “Leave at my door.” Practice safe, social-distancing. 
  • Tip: Remember to say “Thank You” to your delivery person, especially during this hardship, and tip them well. 

Postmates (iOS) (Android

  • On-demand delivery 
  • Delivery Fee: 
  • Partner Merchant: $1.99 - 3.99 
  • All other Merchants: $5.99 - 9.99 
  • Postmates Unlimited 
  • $9.99 per month. 
  • $7.99 per month, equivalent, if paid the full year upfront. 
  • Free delivery over the minimum $15 order. 
  • Postmates accept Apple Pay, most major credit cards, Postmates gift cards, and direct bank withdrawal. 
  • Find promo codes on Postmates social media. 
  • $100 referral bonus 
  • Gift cards 
  • Remember the danger your delivery driver is putting themselves in every day they go to work. Be kind and generous. 

Safeway (iOS) (Android

  • Same-day delivery seven days a week between 8 am and 10 pm. 
  • Minimum order $30 
  • Drive-Up & Go Fee: $3.95 - 4.95, depending on the location 
  • Home Delivery Fee: $9.95 
  • Business Delivery Fee: $3.95 - 4.95, depending on the location 
  • Order tracking 
  • Offers gift cards 
  • Accepts most major credit cards, debit cards, Safeway gift cards, and cash 
  • Drivers and personal shoppers do not accept tips, however, will gladly accept your appreciation, gratitude, and support during these troubling times. 

Walmart (iOS) (Android

  • Free Grocery Pick Up and Delivery between 8 am and 8 pm 
  • $30 minimum order for Grocery Pick Up and Delivery 
  • Grocery Delivery Fee: $7.95 - 9.95 per order 
  • $30 minimum order for Grocery Delivery 
  • *NEW* Delivery Unlimited (not available in all areas yet) 
  • $98/year 
  • $12.95/month 
  • Accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, Walmart gift cards, and EBT only with Grocery Pick Up and Delivery 
  • Grocery order tracking online 
  • Receive text, email alerts 
  • Enjoy designated parking for Grocery Pick Up and Delivery 
  • Must be 18+ to receive a grocery order. 

 Once again, our country (mostly, YOU KNOW who you are) comes together in this time of need and finds a way to help while facing this crisis. Every effort made to help each other is an advancement in the fight against the Battle of COVID-19. Thank you to every service provider, grocery employee, medical staff, transportation provider, delivery driver, local enforcement member, and anyone else who works with the public during this difficult time. 

*Due to the COVID-19 virus, stock may be low and deliveries may be delayed. Have a backup choice ready.

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