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Which grocery delivery service do you use in Canada?

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Which grocery delivery service do you use in Canada?

Has anyone used any grocery delivery services besides the expensive instacart?

If so, which one and how's their service? reasonable price?
How much are you willing to pay extra for their service?

In GVA or GTA? Anyone tried T&T?
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here are the grocery delivery services i've tried so far... some are extremely location-dependent though..

gocery (https://www.gocery.ca/) - app seems to have a lot of asian supermarkets on offer, charges 5% of your purchase
walmart (https://www.walmart.ca/en) - $10 charge
t&t next day delivery (https://www.tntsupermarket.com/) - not much selection but free if you spend $100 i think? also offers non-perishables delivery almost everywhere in canada via canada post
terra produce (https://terraproduce.ca/) - company delivering fruits/veg and other things in york region, free delivery if spending over $40
charlie's meats (https://www.charliesmeat.com/) - butcher based in some no frills around the GTA, free delivery if spending $75
leavoy rowe (https://leavoyrowe.ca/) - meat distributor based in mississauga, free delivery in the GTA if spending $300

all of the above services i had good experiences with.. deliveries were on time and quality is good.
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Depends ENTIRELY on WHERE in Canada you live

GTA there are lots of options
(Which why I assume you are asking ... you prob live there)

Other major cities InstaCart ... and MAYBE a few others
Bigger the city ... more options (Like GVA - Montreal Etc)

Anywhere else ... InstaCart ... or ... NOTHING

https://www.instacart.ca/grocery-delivery

InstaCart ain’t cheap, but it’s been a lifesaver for many during Covid that otherwise had NO other way to get groceries besides depending on the kindness of family members, or volunteer groups

EDIT / ADD - Fortunately for us we are active “young” seniors ... we just happen to be over 60 ... so were told to be cautious.
So we used Contactless Pick Up (c/o PC+ Loblaws Group ... the ONLY Choice in our area)
We found that a lot of our friends did the same
And many in their 50s & 60s were helping out others in their 70s & 80s
By doing pick ups for them at the same time
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None. Been going to grocery stores with face mask.
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Interesting ...
Coincidence ?

I just logged into MY SOBEY’s account
And discovered that they are introducing a Grocery Delivery Service in the GTA
It’s called ... Voila
https://voila.ca/content/about-us

Brand new ... wasn’t featured on the Sobey’s website last week
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apnayloags wrote: None. Been going to grocery stores with face mask.
Me too. I tried grocery delivery (SPUD) six years ago. Didn't like it. I always buy fresh fruit and vegetables and I don't trust the pickers to give me the good stuff. I want to pick it myself. So if I'm going to the grocery store anyway, I might as well just pick up everything else while I'm there.
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PointsHubby wrote: Interesting ...
Coincidence ?

I just logged into MY SOBEY’s account
And discovered that they are introducing a Grocery Delivery Service in the GTA
It’s called ... Voila
https://voila.ca/content/about-us

Brand new ... wasn’t featured on the Sobey’s website last week
Interesting ... I guess they're not anticipating the curve to go down. Even if it does go down, I've bought a year's membership with Instacart which will come in handy especially during the winter.
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Catnippy wrote: Interesting ... I guess they're not anticipating the curve to go down. Even if it does go down, I've bought a year's membership with Instacart which will come in handy especially during the winter.
Ya Sobeys missed out on a lot of biz by not having a Delivery Service lined up like PC+ Loblaws Group did with InstaCart.

We haven’t been shopping @ Sobeys since early March cuz of that ... no Delivery & no curbside pick up.

Same with Costco. I finally got to a Costco on the weekend after 4 months ... but at least with Costco I was able to buy some non perishables online and get them couriered to my home.

Sobeys has been the big loser. Haven’t spent a dime there in months ... when they often get a good part of my monthly grocery budget.

Maybe they figured that out, offering delivery now in the GTA

If they were smart tho they’d implement on line Click & Collect Shopping too for curbside pick up like their major competitor
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Instacart has been amazing for me. I have a newborn so I try not to step out.

With the express membership of $100, the fee is only a $1 or $2 per order.
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Catnippy wrote: Interesting ... I guess they're not anticipating the curve to go down. Even if it does go down, I've bought a year's membership with Instacart which will come in handy especially during the winter.
instacart has a year memebership? How much is that?

I tried instacart before but their price is at least 25-30% additional and no weekly flyer deals. All just regular price + the extra costs
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Use Cornershop way better than instacart or any other app out there
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PointsHubby - I happened to see a grocery delivery truck from Sobeys called "Voila" the other day and apparently they do service our area. At the moment delivery costs $15.00. I am hesitant due to the dates on the perishables. But all things change and I fully expect a second wave of the virus. Whether it will affect "young" older people like us or not remains to be seen. It could be like the Spanish Flu and hit the younger people. I would prefer that there not be a second wave of course. This is not how we expected to spend our declining years. But one thing is for sure, hindsight is everything - one expert will be right and one will be wrong. But again, hindsight.

I am still hoping for the Grocery Neighbour mobile grocery unit to come to our neighbourhood.
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Aside from Instacart which is our go to, I've also used GOcery (for asian grocery markets) and Zum Zum (they shop at Costco for you).
Not a bad experience with either one. Although Zum Zum removed my area from their delivery zone, so I can't shop there anymore sadly.
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I'm now seeing Walmart specials on Instacart, but none for Superstore. Oh well back to Walmart I go. They also do T&T and M&M in my area and SDM (pity they don't do prescription pickups) and no Metro who doesn't deliver to my area. I do miss the M&M specials especially the wings and soups. It's not too expensive with using Instacart once a month since I bought myself a cheap chest freezer.

*Instacart membership only pays for delivery fee. For each store, there's a service fee and there's still tips for each order. See my post of fee calculations for RCSS in
instacart-question-2371380/

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