When you have time and energy to go shopping, you may have to choose between a big box grocery delivery and a cheaper option: a cheaper alternative that lets you save money.
But there are some important differences between the two.
“You can save money on groceries, but there’s not a lot of flexibility there,” says Karen Boulton, a financial planner with Financial Advisor Advisors.
“It’s the same as when you’re going out for dinner with friends and you want to buy a nice dinner for dinner and you’re on a tight budget, and you can’t really go out to dinner, you can still have a great dinner out and have it delivered.
But the cost of delivery is very high.”
That’s why, if you’re looking for a convenient way to save on grocery delivery, consider a product like Rubbermaid’s Deliveries.
The company offers a variety of packages, including a variety packs that include grocery delivery as an added benefit, along with a one-time cost of $50 that is waived for new customers.
The benefits are all good.
For one, you’re not stuck with a $100 delivery fee to get your groceries to your door.
“The package will be delivered to your front door,” says company spokeswoman Danielle Coughlin.
The packaging and the delivery process are different than most grocery delivery services, so you can choose to buy or use your own cart or use a partner cart.
“If you’re buying your own groceries, the price will be very low,” says Coughlen.
If you’re ordering from a partner, she says the price is much lower, but “we can only deliver the food to your house.
If we’re going to deliver to your place, we’re not going to take your car and leave it in your driveway.”
Boultons also says the delivery is more convenient.
“We’ve got a delivery box in the kitchen where you can go in and pick up the groceries,” she says.
“When you walk in, you have to pick up your groceries, you go into your kitchen and grab the groceries.
Then you go in to the delivery box, and then you pick up that delivery box.”
That is a nice feature for some people, like me, but for others, it may not be a deal breaker.
Boulons points to the company’s low price point and low-cost delivery service, which allows you to pick your delivery and pay for it.
“Our prices are much cheaper than many grocery delivery companies, and that’s because we don’t have any hidden costs like gas, parking, or insurance,” she said.
“They’re not paying us to do a great job of cleaning up our kitchen, and if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be doing a great deal.”
You also don’t need to buy the groceries yourself.
“Once you order your package, you only have to fill out the delivery form and go home,” she explains.
“That’s really important for people who have small or no household budgets because they don’t want to spend money and don’t know where to put their groceries.”
You can get your order delivered to the same place that you buy it, and the shipping is quick, so there’s no waiting time.
“With Rubbermaid, you don’t actually have to buy anything to order the food,” she adds.
“Your groceries will be sent right to your doorstep.”
But what about the delivery time?
The average delivery time for a Rubbermaid product is 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the order.
“Depending on your location, you might not have that time to prep the food or make the meal,” she notes.
“So if you want the best price, you’ll want to plan your meal ahead and get it there before you’re done.”
If you don´t plan ahead, you could be stuck waiting in the delivery area for up to 10 to 15 minutes.
But if you are prepared to wait in line, you should have no problems getting the product.
“People really like it when they can do a quick check on what they need to get,” she added.
If the delivery isn’t as convenient as it looks, you also can still choose to get a product from your favorite grocery store and buy it in person.
“Because it’s so convenient, we can deliver your order to your home or the grocery store,” says Boulones.
“There’s no extra cost.”
There are many options for you to choose from, but if you can find a grocery store that offers delivery, you will be able to save more money.
“Grocery stores are always looking for ways to improve their service, so we’re always looking at ways to increase the efficiency of the delivery system,” says Julie K. Sauer, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Rubbermaid.
“As a service provider, we understand