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Groceries Gone Digital

27 Mar

A few weeks ago, I tried the Peapod grocery service by Stop & Shop.  While it went well, it was a challenge to schedule the drop off window for a time I could guarantee to be home.  (Weekends are tough, since they’re “errand” time and I hate to be locked at home waiting for groceries for four hours.)  But I did appreciate the convenience of online lists and ordering.

This week while grocery shopping, I found a flyer in one of my Stop & Shop grocery bags that introduce the free Stop & Shop app for iPhone and Android.  The app allows you to view the S&S circular on your mobile phone, access your account and find the nearest store.  It also offers Peapod as a mobile service – which is what I’d most be interested in.  Might be a good way to place my grocery order while I’m waiting at the pediatrician’s office or running errands.

While I have a Blackberry, I’m considering purchasing an iPhone, and this is one app I’d definitely download.  Busy mommies take note!

To Market, To Market… Or not.

3 Mar

As I’ve previously shared, one of the biggest challenges I face as a new parent is the lack of time in a day.  And with the weekends *finally* getting warmer, the last place I want hang with my munchkin on a Saturday morning is the grocery store.  So, as part of my tech-experiment, one of the digital time savers techno(t)parent is exploring this week is the Peapod online grocery shopping/delivery service from Stop & Shop.   

This local, convenient service allows me to make a digital shopping list (grin), save it, pay for everything online, and then schedule my order for delivery directly to my home later in the week – all for a relatively small fee. 

I’m cautiously optimistic about the service.  My mom (who lives in another state) has used it with success before when caring for an elderly relative, and she’s been prodding me to give it a try.  So, this week, I’ll be throwing my grocery cart (and shopping list) to the wind.  And perhaps the hour or so I save will translate into a walk in the park with the peanut – or dare I selfishly say – a quick mani/pedi next weekend?

Stay tuned for my personal account and review of Peapod.  Wish me luck, and feel free to share any positive or negative experiences you’ve had with any similar services…