Even though Peapod, the online grocery delivery service, has been around for awhile now, I never took advantage of it until a couple of weeks ago. I guess that’s because I actually don’t mind (dare I say, enjoy?) grocery shopping. I like to stroll the aisles and think about meals to make at home. I also like to select my produce and protein (fish/meat/chicken) to make sure I’m getting good quality, and was a little skeptical of a delivery service doing that for me.
However, as my kids get older and their lives get busier (which means mine does, too), I’m always looking for ways to streamline where I can. So, when I was offered the opportunity to try Peapod and host a giveaway for KFDC readers, I figured why not give it a go?
The online order was easy to execute — I just signed up and started filling my shopping cart. I liked how they highlighted Weekly Specials, so I didn’t miss the great deals on berries and several other items. After that, I mainly browsed by “aisle,” and made sure to include plenty of produce and a big piece of salmon, so I could see if what they sent met my standards. At check out, I chose a two-hour delivery window for early the next morning to make sure we’d be home, but time slots throughout the day were available.
The verdict: The service was great! My delivery arrived right in the middle of the time slot, no items were missing, and the fruits, veggies, and fish were all up to par. I’ll definitely be using it again when I’m in a pinch.
Ready to do some online grocery shopping? Go to Peapod.com to get started. And to stay updated and on specials and other news, follow them on Facebook here and on Twitter and Instagram @PeapodDelivers.
Giveaway: Want a chance to win a $100 gift card for Peapod? Simply leave a comment below telling me what kind of service already does or would make your life easier. To be eligible, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (see sign up on left sidebar). All entrants must live in DC or have a DC address they can use for delivery (possibly work or a friend). The giveaway will run through Sunday, August 23, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!